I don't know about you, but I need a bit of a distraction from this monstrosity of heat in the UK right now, so let's talk some Elite!
What are your plans in-game for the week? What are you enjoying at the moment? What's not so great?
Got any feedback or suggestions for me? Any FA-OFF advice? Stream ideas?
I'm particularly interested in knowing the ship you recommend learning FA-OFF in, something cheap please!
I'm all ears for the next couple of hours!
Hey Zac, have you / the people at frontier seen the feedback discussed in these threads? What is your personal opinion on this?
For example, I can't apply a Maverick skin on a Dominator build. This could be done before the patch AND it would seem from the Steam forums some users have this issue while others don't. Has this been reported anywhere? Anyone else having this issue?forums.frontier.co.ukPreviously (that is, before Update 4) we were able to use a base suit skin for a suit that it wasn't necessarily intended for. Basically, I have a Maverick Mechanic Orange base suit skin on all my suits (including Dominator and Artemis ones). However, with update 4, you cannot do that anymore -...forums.frontier.co.uk
Nice! Are you typically an explorer and translated into bacteria hunting in Odyssey, or is this somewhat new to you?
These are two very opposite ends of the scale
I'm approaching Statue of Liberty nebula with my Fleet Carrier, where it will serve as a temporary base, while I explore the nearby stars with my good old Asp Explorer
Then it's off towards the centre, and then Beagle Point!
I found a gas giant with 2 inner rings, then 2 moons, then a MASSIVE ring which was 5.40 Ls wide (that is 1.6 million km!!!), but the wide ring was invisible in game
Unfortunately my plans for Elite are to not play it at all, like any other PC game, as my room is hot enough without dumping a hundred or two watts of computer heat into it. I would take a cold shower but... the water supply's out as well :|
But I did just get my copy of Skyward Sword HD so I'll probably be playing that on my Switch while drowning in my own sweat
This is actually along the lines of what I would say: While cheap also means small and manoeuvrable, heavier ships should generally be considered easier for learning FA Off. Like pretty much anyone learning to fly without assist, you will "do" way too much at first and the more manoeuvrable a ship is, the more wildly it will react. Anyway, if you're at the very beginning with this, I wouldn't start docking right away and recommend a nice bright asteroid belt to raise the (inevitable) frustration threshold a bit for the beginning.
Good luck! I just hope you have more talent than me and don't need 3 months until you manage something that looks halfway like a controlled landing. I almost got tendinitis back then... but it's all worth it!