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Elite Dangerous - Yay or Nay?

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

  1. Mortmal Arcane

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    I think i got everything needed for the FSD booster too now, using a guide, the sites they use are a lot easir to manage and navigate on. I suppose i should get some of the weapons too , although i never seen any thargoids around. The good thing with alien invasion is they are discreet , do not disrupt any trade routes nor any part of the economy. Most sociable invaders ever. That in frontier game...
     
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  2. Fishy Learned

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    It's not just aliens, it's a pretty universal thing tbh. Haven't you noticed those convenient "Combat zone" PoI? How civilised of factions to meet and fight at some irrelevant coordinates rather than saturate stations security.
     
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  3. Mortmal Arcane

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    I know , everything to not disturb the grand balance of the universe and absolutely avoid any emerging gameplay.
     
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  4. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    do you really play it not the way it's meant to be played?
     
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  5. Retardo Literate

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    I do play it the way it was meant to played: I've burned out, uninstalled the game and just read the news on occasion.
     
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  6. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    Well you know what? The way I played ED was more like it was a sports game. I recorded my earnings per flight and wanted to break the record by as much as I could, so it went from measly beginnings with an Adder to over 1 million with contract orders for some nonsense (Osmium etc) to 10 million per mining trip, then 20 million per flight, 30 and so on with better equipment and planning and eventually 100 million in the grand finale with the passenger expoits that took several hours at full time compression.

    At that point I had lost the last bit of respect for the game and David Braben, and did what everyone eventually does: uninstall this annoyingly retarded piece of shit.

    Elite Dangerous is perhaps the dumbest game design in history, the exact opposite of the 8-bit Elite.
     
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  7. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    there's no time compression. why do you lie?
     
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  8. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    Ok.

    But you can travel at 2000 times light speed which is essentially the same as 2000x time compression.
     
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  9. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    why do you keep lying? dude, seriously, stop doing this, stop posting altogether.
     
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  10. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    No

    You can't go faster than the speed of light, unless you have a time machine.
     
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  11. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    Since I know by now that MadMaxHellfire is a retard on a mission to have an argument with me.

    Here is a video showing how you travel through entire solar systems with 2000c, in few minutes

     
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  12. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    i wish my ignore list was as long as my dick. thanks for helping.
     
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  13. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    What do you want to show here exactly? That you can go into empty space with 2000c speed? Well great, although there is no reason to do that since there is nothing in the outher reaches of a solar system. The area where you can find plantes and missions is easily reachable with much slower speed. Also there are some convenient cuts in the video, to skip the waiting time. Because it takes quite a lot of time to accelerate to 2000c. And finally, this is still not time compression.
     
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  14. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    Ask the bald guy why he is making such a fuzz, not me.

    I only said that you can travel half a light year within a few hours that's all and it's the same as using time machines.

    There isn't anything going on outside your ship anyways, enemies wait at the conflict zones wether I use time compression or not. You seem to be under illusions that there's more going on this game than there actually is, and the bald retard is having a hissy fit.

    nobody cares
     
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  15. Stokowski Arcane

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    This feels like hair-splitting.
    You could have sub-light-speed travel with time compression (Frontier: Elite 2, etc.), or
    you could have faster than light travel that acts as de facto time compression (at least from the player's perspective, if not the universe's internal clock, which is busted anyway, because you're going faster than light ...)
    See what I mean?
     
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  16. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    So, what,you want it to take a few days to fly from one planet to the other? Or you want to have to use jumps for everything?

    And you could achieve 2000x effective light speed while standing still with Alcubierre drive (aka Roddenberry warp drive).

    It is splitting hairs, yeah. You could larp that it's taking a few days or a month and let it go.

    btw, i don't play this because it's boring, but it cost me about $12, so I don't care.
     
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  17. Stokowski Arcane

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    No. Why are you imagining anyone is asking this?

    Why are you assuming "want"?

    Mmmkay.

    No kidding.

    Bit of a challenge to larp that in a setting with a single global server tick, really.

    Quality contribution as always Lambchop. Congratulations on being the poster child for lowest common denominators everywhere.
     
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  18. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    It's not time compression, it's Alqumbiers-drive
     
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  19. .Pixote. Learned

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    I might as well show the beautiful piece of junk that I enjoy flying around...this is purely an explorer ship, it couldn't fight it's way out of a wet paper bag. I prefer the aesthetic of a beat up ship, I wish the game allowed players to buy second hand rust buckets, the colour schemes on offer with Frontier are pretty much crap, I go for a basic colour then allow time to burn off the paint.

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  20. Voids Educated

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    Sharp! What's your exploration meta? I always feel like I'm not quite efficient enough. Do you take the time to scan each individual body or just the system?
     
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  21. .Pixote. Learned

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    I'm at 'elite' for exploration, but I wouldn't recommending flying around blindly to find decent scannable planets to increase your rankings, it's better to use the road to riches method. This game has a problem with balance, the arseholes who designed are obviously hardcore sadists...the grind can be fucking horrible, but break it down, don't do any one thing too long. Engineering is critical, you have no choice but to go and collect materials (mind numbing shit). I'm getting close to visiting Colonia through the neutron superhighway, but like everything in Elite you have to grind money and materials to upgrade the best ship with the longest jump range...

    Neutron Superhighway


    Material Collecting


    https://www.alpha-orbital.com/pathfinder

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  22. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    I would say Nay.
     
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  23. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    I've gotten to Elite in Exploration by just randomly exploring my way towards Sag A. With the new payouts it has become rather easy. Used a kitted out Conda but really should've done it with a Krait MKII since it's the overall more convenient ship for exploration. Got quite a few Neutron Stars and Earthlikes with my name on too.
     
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