Para suggested that and I seriously thought about it. I even looked for an earlier save to load and re-do that bit again (as I can do at another sim (Martind will know which one, wink, wink)). But no. I live with my mistakes and cop the punishments. I'll pay the fine as I would in real life. Grizzle about it, as I would in real life, but learn from it. That seems to be one of the attractions here at ED: you are not going to get "spoon fed".After I'd been playing for a week, I had so many fines, that I figured I was completely bankrupt, so I did a clear save and started again.
I'm one of those "preferably non-combat types", so bounty hunting is out for me. I know there will be times I have to defend myself and I will do that vigorously. But ED seems to offer me an alternative: to explore. And that's why I'm here.Personally, I wouldn't recommend looking at the mission board until you've been paying long enough to figure out what they all mean. It's much safer to go bounty hunting and exploring to make your money initially, plus you make a lot more money.
Thanks for that.I made a complete walkthrough series for beginners, that includes many hints and tips that you won't find in the tutorials. If you read the comments, you can see that everyone says that they're very helpful. there are three parts. this is part 1:
Colonia?If you can hop over to Colonia, sure
At the moment my target is to get a better ship. And rightly or wrongly I'm following a beginner's guide to achieve that. And learning so much more as well!Seriously - find someone in your timezone (maybe through the Galactic Academy Discord, link at the top of the page) who is willing to do a wing mission with you, or just wing up. Most wing missions are easy to do (although the cargo missions are tedious) for an experienced solo pilot, and at the end, every CMDR signed up receives the same reward.
Similar for winged CMDRs, although here the share out from trade is IIRC a percentage, for bounties you need to get a shot at the kill IIRC.
"Know nothing about it? But sir, the canisters we found have your ID on them! How do you explain that?". All cargo is marked with your ID, but for stolen cargo the 'abandon' option (by which you give up ownership) is not availabe, only the 'jettison' option.Yes, I did abandon the mission. Thanks. It wouldn't let me "dump" it at the station (the one I bought it from). I launched and dumped it outside the station. Hopefully, it will also disappear from there. Besides its definitely not mine! No nothing about it!
Thank you for that. But I just want to enjoy the challenge, and there's plenty of that. However, it's that challenge that seems to make people here and at ED so enthusiastic. AND ITS CATCHING! Nothing is of so small an importance not to answer! AND POSITIVELY! Even all my stupid questions!I predict great things for you, Wombat1940. You seem like the type of person who will enjoy Elite. It's got a serious learning curve, but that's part of the fun
Ahhh... let me ramble a bit about Galactic geography and history....Colonia?
Oh s**t that is funny!"Know nothing about it? But sir, the canisters we found have your ID on them! How do you explain that?".
All cargo is marked with your ID, but for stolen cargo the 'abandon' option (by which you give up ownership) is not availabe, only the 'jettison' option.
Oh!!!! I love that! Here in Kuta, Bali, my home for 6 months a year, what else are you supposed to do with it? And that includes the locals AND the authorities!If you dump cargo in sight of the authorities (~8km) you get fined for littering.
Very interesting ........ seriously!So, as a new player, you started off in the newbie zone. Never been there myself, but from what I heard, it's a handful of systems with maybe a dozen stations that are unaccessible to experienced pilots. Once you leave there, you are prohibited from going back.
Might avoid that ....... Combat is not for me .......Next, there's the Bubble. The main aggregation of human inhabited systems in the Galaxy. A roughly spherical cluster of systems, a few hundred ly in diameter, roughly centered around old Sol, with several thousand inhabited system and thenthousands of stations.
That sounds more for me. Ideally, I'd like to be unarmed, but that's not reality: I'll defend myself, mark my words.A couple of thousand (IIRC) ly south is the Pleiades cluster. Also a few human inhabited systems, mainly research stations, roughly centered around Maia.
Some distance off the route to the Pleiades and rather recent is a new group of inhabited sytems around the Witchhead nebula (never was there after they set up the bases myself).
There are also a few single research stations loosely scattered around that general area.
Fascinating! ...... really!Now, several years ago, there was a cyborg barkeeper (and it isn't quite clear how far the integration between this barkeeper and his bar, which actually is a full fledged Orbis starport, goes) who got fed up. With his customers, his surroundings - everything. He decided to mount a bunch of giant engines on his station, asked the pilots federation for support in fuelling him up and then attempted to jump to the other side of the Galaxy. He didn't make it. He came to a stop roughly halfway, about 10,000 ly east of the galactic center. By the time he finished his repairs, other people had drifted to the neighbourhood and called it Colonia. So far, he hasn't bothered with refuelling again and enjoys a brisk trade (on Saturdays, it can be hard to get assigned a docking bay) in EDs frontier town. Colonia now has several inhabited systems, all Engineering services (although not all of them quite up to the standard of what you can get in the bubble) and a limited supply of high end ships and modules.
If you look at the video, it's not exactly combat. You just pull your trigger to claim some money to get you started. Nobody will shoot you if you follow the advice in the vid. You'll get shot at a lot more if you do missions. In fact I can't think of any missions, apart from donation ones, that don't involve the risk of being shot at.I'm one of those "preferably non-combat types", so bounty hunting is out for me. I know there will be times I have to defend myself and I will do that vigorously. But ED seems to offer me an alternative: to explore. And that's why I'm here.
Thanks for that.
I think you will find that @Wombat1940 started the game some time ago (pre-noob zone) and gave up so he is / was still in LHS 3447 - I can confirm that clear-save restarts though will be in the noob-zone, I tested this (twice)............
So, as a new player, you started off in the newbie zone. Never been there myself, but from what I heard, it's a handful of systems with maybe a dozen stations that are unaccessible to experienced pilots. Once you leave there, you are prohibited from going back.
Nice one. Thanks.If you look at the video, it's not exactly combat. You just pull your trigger to claim some money to get you started. Nobody will shoot you if you follow the advice in the vid. You'll get shot at a lot more if you do missions. In fact I can't think of any missions, apart from donation ones, that don't involve the risk of being shot at.
People try the combat tutorials and think that they suck when it comes to killing NPCs, but those tutorials aren't at all representative of what happens in the game. As you can see in the video, I got about 1,200,00 cr in bounties, and nobody shot at me at all.
Like with nearly everything in the game, it's not skill you need, it's knowledge. You get knowledge from the forums and Youtube vids. Alternatively, you can learn by your mistakes. My Headmaster from school said to me, " There are three types of people: Clever people learn from other people's mistakes; normal people learn from their own mistakes; thick people never learn. Let's hope you're in the second category because clearly you're not in the first, otherwise you wouldn't be in here".
Probably the one in post #4:Sorry, but where is the video .......
Sorry Para, still don't see it (video directive) ......Probably the one in post #4:
You can pay it off when you can afford it - do it at a Interstellar Factor - fines don't turn into bounties any more so you are OK.
You could always just "clear save" and start again (fines etc are wiped) over in the noob-zone where the first / welcome mission will give you 10,000 Cr pin money.