There is a vector indicator in that other game, but it really doesn't serve a purpose: it's next to useless when your vector and your orientation are divergent - the circle just kind of hangs around at the edge of the screen doing nothing. I actually prefer the space dust. At least it's honest.
Yes. Yes, you are.Enough fighting for now...
As I'm Elite in trading (and exploring), does this mean I'm now Elite: Dangerous? Arf. Bet that's never been said before
I really enjoy flying the Clipper, but I never seem to have a real use for the ship. It handles really nicely. I had one for a while when I was starting out (one of the times), and used it to do a bunch of A-B trading. It's a nice ship. I keep meaning to get back to mine. I starting building one on my main but it's just sitting there since forever.Time for a new ship for the scavenging role I think, so I'm planning a Clipper.
Welcome back! @@@07I iz back after a 2 month hiatus.
What R I upta?
Well, made it to Deadly yesterday, and at the same time submitted my Elite novel (130kwords) to Frontier's PR dept. Not expecting much but will let you know.
Closing fast on billionaire status again. AX combat zones are proving quite lucrative operating from a flight ops carrier, earning about 10 million every 20 mins rather than 10k per kill in NHSS, but they can get a bit hairy, especially when a pair of Interceptors turn up. Fun times.
oh, Happy New Year all.
A list of suitable names for recycling is here.Well, finished, apart from the armour. Ran out of something or other.
Decided to use a shield, it's made little difference to the speed or heat.
I did find a Scavenger build for a Krait Phantom that I was planning.
But that strangely turned into a fast Plasma beast.
I think the Clipper has the edge for scavenging anyway.
Jump range is OK, plenty internals, plenty fast.
Quite cool running, which I wasn't expecting. Well, it is until you start doing aerobatics when planetside. Then it gets a bit toasty.
Final shakedown and trials tomorrow. Naming ceremony shortly.
That's my only hesitation with my newfound Asp Scout love - I will use that as my light explorer, starting with Sag A I expect, but it will likely prevent me trying the Asp X for ages. Am I imagining it or do their engines sound slightly different from one another? It could be my ears playing tricks, out in the black!I, too, have taken off for a(nother) journey into the black, this time in almost the complete opposite direction of Sag A*. Currently in some Wregoe (or something) dominated area not too far out so I shall see how long this sojourn lasts. Still picking up discovered systems so probably a way to go before I reach "virgin" territory. So many icey/rockey icey bodies in comparison to the higher "graded" stuff.
I've mothballed the Phantom now and gone back to the trusty old AspX I bought a looong time ago. Feels like an old friend has just come back from a long time away.
Don't forget to engineer those FSDs before you ship 'emhead back to civilisation, buy some 5A FSDs and then fly back to Colonia and ship the FSDs up there
Yeah, that and the "large pad only" thing. It's still a cool ship.The only downside I'm seeing (or not seeing ) is the brightness/glare/reflection in the cockpit. Very annoying.