Newcomer / Intro What are you up to?

A man walks into a bar...

... and tries to figure out where the speakers for the music are. Is it this circular thing in the ceiling?

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It’s either a speaker or a Roomba that’s gotten a bit lost? ;)
 
I just took a wee walk around a concourse for the first time. I'll have to test again at another station, because the performance was markedly better than running the game natively, which doesn't seem right. It might just have been the station I'm in.
I've tested this fairly extensively now and can report that the performance in basically any station is not just better, but significantly better - up to ~30% better in some situations.

My graphics settings are exactly the same I use in my Windows install (which I have only logged into for a meeting as Teams in the browser doesn't support blurring or custom backgrounds and I hadn't made my bed, which, unfortunately, is right behind my desk). I don't know where the extra frames are coming from, but I shan't complain.

I have yet to do a GCZ. I suspect this will bring me back to earth, so to speak.
 
It's true :D

I was a newcomer when I started it though (ish) - I hope it still counts :D
Every now and then, a newcomer stumbles into this realm and stays.

And if you take the time and read through all these pages, you find a wealth of knowledge. Some of it might only be of historical value by now, some of hysterical value, but there still is a lot of recent knowledge to be found in here.
 
Every now and then, a newcomer stumbles into this realm and stays.

And if you take the time and read through all these pages, you find a wealth of knowledge. Some of it might only be of historical value by now, some of hysterical value, but there still is a lot of recent knowledge to be found in here.
I like this.

It's a brilliantly useful set of examples of the things you can do in the game.
 
It occurred to me, that, rather ironically, none of us are newcomers in this thread. I've been playing since Christmas 2014!
I own Elite Dangerous since Kickstarter, (i even played the original Elite back in the day) but didn't have much time to get through the learning curve.
Only since the last 1,5 years i have some more time, and really started to enjoy the game.
This forum has been very helpful but i still call myself a somewhat experienced beginner.
 
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