Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Jez » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:54 pm

Haven't got the video to hand but the new features for chapter 3 of beyond look great. Massive overhaul of exploration and mining along with a fuckton of quality of life stuff. Going to jump back in for release in a few weeks.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Rusty » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 am

Got my HOTAS all prepped. I'll have a quick look see when they throw it out there.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Snowy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:56 pm

Probably way beyond what I will ever experience, but looks pretty nice!
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Jez » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:39 pm

Exploration is pretty easy Asp Explorer, explorer kit, an SRV for surface stuff if you like. Couldn't be easier.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Rusty » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:59 am

Fuel scoop, engineered jump drives to jump further, if going long, long distances repair bot thingys and of course an advanced system scanner.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Snowy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:59 am

Yeah but once you set E:D up to run on VR, I can't quite work out how to get it back onto the monitor alone. And SRVs plus VR = projectile vomiting from motion sickness!

You get none in space, but try it planetside and boak :-&
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Jez » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:28 am

Ah I see. Might be worth a post on the game forum. If you frame it here for clarity I'll ask it for you if you don't want the bother of account setup etc
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Rusty » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:32 pm

Should be as easy as running it from steam (if it's linked) and selecting non VR version (it comes up with 2 options)

If you're not linked from steam and you use the frontier launcher...no idea. I'd have to google it.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Alan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:42 am

So does anyone have insight into how one would make early game money in this now? Is it still a bit tedious? I was thinking about getting it on PS4 for lazy easy couch zone out but I dont relish the early game......
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Jez » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:33 am

It's pathetically easy to get into a decent ship early on mate. Do missions, kill stuff in the local system asteroid rings and claim bounties for them. You could try trading but you won't make much in a small ship. Later on though trading is where you'll make most money if you have the stomach for that boredom.

I wouldn't write off the early game stuff it's the part that I enjoyed the best for different reasons as to why I enjoy the later game.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Snowy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:43 am

I did a long session last night with a mate who was just starting out (6 hours solid on the Rift - mama did my noodle hurt by the end). He had an Eagle and a few thousand in the bank when we started, and when we finished he was in a well appointed Cobra Mk3 with about 4 million in reserve.

Great fun night, even if it came with a little discomfort :D
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Jez » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:34 pm

Have you tried the new stuff mate that's currently in beta?
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Snowy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:25 pm

No mate currently happy tooling around working RES sites and collecting bounties. Every now and then I go exploring in my Asp for a change. That kinda does me at the moment.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous [PC, PS4, XBone]

Post by Jez » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:46 am

The new exploration mechanics are great and quite a departure from what was before.
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