Here's a challenge. Find someone inside frontier, familiar with the fss, that goes home and plays elite in anticipation of using the fss to go exploring or find signal sources. Get them to come on stream, and use it over an extended period, sharing insights about what they're enjoying about the experience, and critically what they're thinking thoughout its use. Ever since its launch, i can't do it, and i've tried seriously... i'm very fond of elite, and all i've ever wanted to do was make it work.
I just watched Paiges live stream, and for the first time in history saw someone at frontier use the fss is a non dismissive way. How she used it was closer to how i try to use it, as when trying the way Will demonstrates I almost quit the game. But im genuinely lost on how that experience can be used enjoyably for longer exploration trips.
Just in case, avoiding another type of gameplay does not count as enjoyment to me. That's fools gold there.
Please help, and thankyou. A demonstration of 2-3 systems in sequence is all i need help with.
I open the FSS and look at the signitures first (I think these should appear in analysis mode after a honk). I see if there is potential of something interesting in a system.
I concentrate on gas giants as these are the places where strange orbits are located. After that, I check binarys for close binaries. Its not the basic using that makes it fun, its the anticipation, its the information you can get, its whether you will get to find a planetary anomolie, finding bizarre orbit lines of the planets, finding things for myself. That is what makes it fun for me.
Also the break of the monotamy of jump, scoop, honk is good too.
The mechanic on it's own is bland, like nearly every other mechanic in every game ever made. What makes it insteresting is what you can discover from the mechanic and what it shows you. That makes it fun for me. Obviously that is impossiible to show on a video screen.
I think what most people do that don't like it, is smash through it as quickly as possible to get to the system map. Unforuntatly for them, they miss out on a lot as they are not actually looking at the results of what they have found until afterward.
There loss and choice at the end of the day.
I enjoy using the FSS. Others will enjoy it for completely different reasons to me. Others will have completely different styles to me. I have found a way to enjoy it. I hope you do to.