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Elite Dangerous - Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'Space Games' started by Jools, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's not. Text (orange, on the right) indicates present control mode and view. Icons indicate next control mode, view or whatever (what will happen if clicked).
    I would post screenies but TinyPic happens to be shutting down and I CBA to find alternative hassle free image hosting service, so just imagine I just did.

    Please, be considerate and don't waste my time by being wrong.
     
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  2. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Frontier financial report:
    https://otp.tools.investis.com/clie...regulatory-story.aspx?cid=1725&newsid=1326478

    - Elite sold 3 million units so far (not counting the Horizon expansion)
    - Company revenue in 2019: 89.7 million pounds, up from 34.2 million in 2018
    The company is skyrocketing. Job well done. :salute:
     
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  3. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Star Citizen is still the better "Don't do fucking anything and still rake in $$$" scam.
     
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  4. what am i doing Learned

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    Latest update broke the game again, apparently. Also now has cash shop stuff in the ingame UI, Frontier's stepping their game up.
     
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  5. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    They already had a cash shop, just not ingame, but on their own site. This just brought it ingame. Also, just for paintjobs, so meh, who cares. It is actually an improvement, because now you will be able to collect special money during the game, which you can spend on paintjobs. Before you could only buy paintjobs with real money on their website.
     
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  6. what am i doing Learned

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    Yeah, that's the problem, before it was a bad decision but now it's a bad decision that intrudes into the ingame UI. Muh immersion and all that.

    This seemed cool to me until I found out the rate at which you acquire Arx, the weekly cap on it, and the actual costs of skins and stuff.
     
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  7. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Did you expect to buy shit without first grinding 200 hours?
     
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  8. what am i doing Learned

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    I had a brief flicker of hope.
     
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  9. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    I don't get why anyone plays it anyway. Everyone says it is "wide as an ocean, deep as a puddle". If the average gamer thinks it is shallow then it must be ridiculous.
     
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  10. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Boomers.
     
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  11. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Gosh, why are they playing it....why? Wait, let me figure it out:
    [​IMG]

    I got it!!!!!

    It's FUN!
     
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  12. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    Fun with no depth and 200 hours of grind? :decline:
     
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  13. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    You like it? I could put up with mediocre combat and with grind, but only if it lead to an end game with a big pay off. Like being able to fly a big capitol ship or something and start my own corporation and get rich and then do something epic with the money. But it seems like if you want to do that you have to play the X series, Eve online, or little 2d indie games.
     
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  14. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    J_C isn't wrong, the game can be fun for quite some time while you're trying out the various means of making money but unless you are a Boomer-tier gamer who only plays for a few hours each weekend and is content with space trucking, the game quickly loses its excitement. Everything turns into a goddamn chore and nothing you do really matters. I went to Sag A, which was a goddamn chore, made a ton of money from exploration, bought an Anaconda, engineered it a bit (which was a goddamn chore) and now that's basically it. I've won the game. Normally that would be fine but ED doesn't evolve, it doesn't improve or change so there's 0 reason to come back.

    e:
    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threa...-buy-arx-repost-from-r-elitedangerous.522302/

    :lol:
     
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    I would argue that the game does not evolve, but overall you are right. The game can become a chore after a time. But until then you will have a fun time. And for me, putting the game down after a 100 hours is good investment. I don't play it as an MMO, playing it on an on and on for thousands of hours. And since it has no subscription, I can come back to it from time to time for a little fun. Then if I get bored, I put it down again. I don't see why should a game provide endless entertainment.
     
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    I stopped playing shortly after the Horizons update. Anything new? What changed since then?
     
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    Is it worth it though? I mean "Everything turns into a goddamn chore and nothing matters, made a ton of money from exploration, bought anaconda, engineered it and now I've won the game" doesn't sound good. How many hours was that fun part, and how many hours was the boring part and then discovering you are done with the game?
     
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    It was worth it in the sense that I paid roughly 30 bux and got rougly 200 hours worth of game out of it, even though in hindsight 150 of those were probably spent on hitting J to jump to another system.
     
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    What else should people play? the whole space genre has been hijacked by morons with Frontier at least being from the previous generation. If it was millenials Elite would run in 3rd person and have anime characters.
     
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  20. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    You could play non-space games. I think Eve and the X series are better if you want the depth of things to do.
     
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  21. Fluent Arcane Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    I like playing ED in VR with a joystick. It's very immersive and interesting that way. That said, I haven't played it a ton yet as I am waiting until I'm in the mood to record video episodes of the game again. But the little I've played has been a lot of fun. It controls very well with a good joystick (only cost $250) and the VR headset (HTC Vive Pro).
     
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  22. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Or you could play CoaDE if you want to look down upon unwashed plebs.
    :obviously:
     
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  23. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    What is that? Nm googleed it.
     
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    Went back at the weekend to grab the 1 Arx thingie. Looking at prices for other stuff made me lol. It's cool for the people who spend their days in the game I guess, they'll get a shitty paint job every 6 months they would have had to pay for pre-change. More casual players will be able to pick up a cheap decal here and there.

    It's still a shitty mmo that makes you pay for bog standard customisation options as opposed to the magnificent moddable single player sandbox it should have been (as unanimously established by a survey of 1, this one being me).
     
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