Not judgeing, just curious; don't you enjoy the flight model, or find any satisfaction in adept flying, or improving your technique (e.g. FA-off toggling for maneuvers FA-on cannot pull off)?...and have been using it in all of my ships since. It's a major convinience for a myriad of reasons all of them raised here at the forum. I was one who also wanted to see an un-docking computer element added.
For me, docking and undocking the ship isn't where the 'game play' is.
Not judgeing, just curious; don't you enjoy the flight model, or find any satisfaction in adept flying, or improving your technique (e.g. FA-off toggling for maneuvers FA-on cannot pull off)?
Again, I'm not saying you need to feel the same way at all, I'm just curious why these elements aren't gameplay to you.
From what the patch notes suggests and what I'm seeing in the game you are still going to manually land in this case.Does the new ADC land on planets (not at a space port) or is that still manual?
Erm... doesn't landing and taking off require maneuvering the ship and a modicum of skill and experience? Be it flipping FA-off and boosting from an outpost, or coming in faster and smoother than the DC can manage (especially with a large ship), removing taking off and landing by definition removes what many newcomers perceive as a challenging act of flying the ship.Respectfully, I didn't mention any of the things you have in my post. I specifically only referenced the DC module. As I see it and in my opinion, the DC is not directly related to any of the points you referenced.
I don't see any "controversy" here, and barring the occasional elitist in YT comment sections or trolling people on the forum, I don't think I've ever see any. No one could reasonably object to the DC's inclusion, and, like I said, I argued last year for the DC also enabling take-off's as well (it never made any sense as a one-way system).What piques my own curiosity is why this inspires so much controversy since no one is compelled to use it?
I just did it since I was so new to PC.On PC the noob area is something I’m going to try!!!
Is that the official name of the system?
The simple fact is. It still wont prepare you for the 'real world'
The bigest clue that new cmdr have bought credits or have other grind for them is that if you have an Anaconda within a short period but don't know what to do with it. That and don't get the reference about Hutton Orbital. There should be certain markers that need to be met to ensure. Cmdrs who genuinely have walked the walked also developed certain traits that sets them apart from those who have taken short cuts.
And we do have Flight-assist and yet many players get to a point when they want to try FA-Off and get good at it. The DC will be the same way. Some people will always use them, but probably many will learn how to fly without them.I'm all for them. A couple of my RL mates gave up on Elite due to the initial difficulty. Alongside the new training options maybe I can get them to have another go.
I know people are worried that new players have no reason to stop using the computer aids, but the docking computer has existed since day dot and very few of us admit to using that
Especially on my sluggish exploraconda. Every time I come back from a long journey I'm rusty to fit the anaconda through the slot. I usually get it, but one time I did get stuck for a bit. Really nerve wrecking. Having the lazy way out on it would be great.I will happily use it on my Anaconda
Well there are triple Elite s around who didn't have any special system.I just did it since I was so new to PC.
I'm loving it...honestly its a whole different experience in a good way.
Whats even better...I just saw a mission for 250k to leave the noob area so it's a great experience for new players.
I'm going to play until it kicks me out or until I see something really worth chasing!
I'm 100% using the new modules on a hauler already...which took me a few hours the first time but only 30 mins this time
Someone has already had this happen. I imagine there will be quite a lot of refund claims going into FD unless this is sorted.I think the advanced docking computer has the potential of getting you blown up by the station.
I used it once yesterday and didn’t get out of the station until 2:30 on the countdown...
Time will surely tell...
Just wait till you use it and a planet/star moves into flight path on longer trips and you slowly cook your ship after you are ejected from super cruse...After trying out the new modules, I've found the advanced docking computer is nice to have. Means a faster turn-around as you can mess about plotting routes, etc, while the DC is taking you out instead of pre-launch.
Found the Supercruise Assist to be a bit naff. Sure it controls your speed, but it makes no effort to orientate you to the station slot. My usual tactic when carrying naughty stuff is to align with the slot in SC, drop out, full throttle through the slot, cut engines and let the DC land.
In the old times the docking computer was 10,000 credits. As the only source of income in 3284 was trade it was a very large wedge of Gold Pressed Latinum to get it. When I saw the price in Elite Dangerous was 4,500 I bought three. You young uns don't know you are born. A simple data mission can buy you ten DCsI always thought the DC should be standard option on a ship and not require a ship slot. If its part of the ship you can either opt to use or not...
personally i can dock on my own but i love that it gives me a chance to get up use bathroom, get a drink from fridge, check on kids, etc etc.
i have to see what this new ADC is all about.. i do enjoy flying out of dock manually.