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Elite: Dangerous

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by steveobhave, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Symon

    Symon Castigat ridendo mores

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    Thanks, will check it out.

    I lashed out with the Thrustmaster HOTAS warthog as I've gone through 3 cheapo joysticks with varying degrees of success. Quite liking the throttle but I might end up replacing some of the toggles to pushbuttons or momentary action switches.
     
  2. damo13579

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    finally got myself to Colonia. had been hanging around the bubble waiting to see how odyssey went.
    Got a few first discoveries, including 2 Earth Like worlds.
    should earn enough on the return trip to get my explorer rank up to elite. debating whether I head to Sagitarius A* or save that for another time.
     
  3. Sphinx

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    The late great Leonard Nimoy (;)) talks about the Elite Dangerous Journey..

     
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  4. damo13579

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    this should make a few things easier.

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  5. Sphinx

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    Appreciating the new planetary tech...

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  6. damo13579

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    Latest update looks solid, keen to give it a crack once I get my gpu back from RMA.
     
  7. modernshoggoth

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    My GOD Imperial ships are just pure sex. I really need to bring out my engineered-for-racing Imp Eagle more.
     
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  8. Sphinx

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    Some more shots from Update 6, click to zoom..

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  9. metalrain

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    How many of you playing this with VR? How is the experience?
     
  10. Sphinx

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    Yes, still one of the best space cockpit VR experiences around since 2014. Recommend a Joystick/HOTAS setup for full immersion.
    But the new on-foot gameplay in the latest 2021 Odyssey DLC is not VR compatible, yet.
     
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  11. modernshoggoth

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    3500hrs in game total, 700hrs in VR. There is nothing quite like being able to track your target by keeping eyes-on, looking straight up while you're operating your joystick/throttle. Elite is STILL the best pew-pew space dogfighter game after 7 years... Star Citizen is good but isn't really comparable, for a host of reasons. And, not gonna lie, spending time in the galaxy map while stoned is... transcendental.

    Not having on-foot VR compatibility in the new DLC was kick in the fucking teeth though.
     
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  12. metalrain

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    Damn, I've had this game for a long time but never really got into it. I've been looking at excuses to get into VR and this might be it.
     
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  13. Dilligaf666

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    You have to try it
    You will be ecstatic that you did
    dont worry about the odyssey on foot stuff though - just fly in space - have a look at deep core mining - or dog fights in resource zones amongst the asteroids - or if on planets - the SRV
    Do the neutron superhighway and freak-out a little with white dwarfs as well
    A HOTAs set up does help - ED is is my favourite VR experience
     
  14. Pinkeh

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    I'm thinking of taking one of my cutters to colonia. Maybe hitch a ride on a carrier back. :D
     
  15. Sphinx

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    Where is your own Fleet Carrier money bags? :lol:

    Carrier max jump range of 500LY every 15 minutes, would take about 45 jumps / 15 hours from Sol to Colonia and use ~5-6K T of trit fuel depending on how much stuff your bringing along with you.
    https://www.spansh.co.uk/fleet-carrier/
     
  16. damo13579

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    Carrier is handy when you’re helping someone new, jump them across the bubble much quicker than they’ll manage on their own.
     
  17. Symon

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    Will do the final 100 or so jumps to Colonia tonight then on to Sagitarius A* then back to the bubble - only just hit Ranger rank so not sure if that loop will be enough for Elite. Might have to do a trip out on the other side of the galaxy.
     
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    Update 9 coming Thursday next week for Elite Dangerous: Horizons & Odyssey

    - New graphics engine/lighting upgrades.
    - New combat focused multi-crew SRV, The Scorpion.
    - New Multi-limpet controller ship module, for many limpet roles in one module.
    - New faction mission Hubs / NPCs at settlements based on the BGS.

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    Other new content announced coming soon:
    - Megaship and Carrier FPS interiors.
    - More mission expansion types, including "settlement defence".
    - New CQC FPS PVP arenas.
     
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    Can't wait, and the multi-limpet controller is a great idea. Was annoying having to install multiple limpet controllers for different roles
     
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