Both really, but lately it's been almost all with friends. Elite in my opinion is a better game when played socially, but it's fine on it's own too.
Elite is a deeper universe than most games, so I don't mind having to use extra tools to navigate it. I use EDDI, discord, and keep Inara up on my phone/tablet. In the technological age of ED, it makes sense to have the... Omninet at ones fingertips. Actually adds to the immersion for me.Exactly. I don't want to mess with outside communication programs. In other MMOs I met players and made friends through in game communication channels. Despite the addition of squadrons, E: D seems designed to keep us isolated. I've gotten to know some players through an Elite Facebook group but that hasn't carried over into the game. The one thing I truly miss from my wasted years of playing Eve Online is the multitude of in game communication channels.
Curious, limited amount of time, or unusual time of day that you play? If the latter, you could find a squadron that is based in a different time zone so they are on at the same time.I'm usually alone, but not by choice. Lol
My game time limits the amount of players I'm online with, so I rarely see anyone.
Which is a shame because I love co-op more than anything.
Sure that is not in reverse orderlone wolf because:
1) trying to influence bgs is faster done alone
2) wing missions are broken
3) powerplay is broken
4) multicrew is broken
5) I am broken