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Offline rance

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So, I can see some of you have been playing Elite: Dangerous and saw this video using a THRUSTMASTER HOTAS WARTHOG.

My first question is, if your gonna play this game, would you suggest this controller?

Second, is there a better controller in your opinion?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK1qYNEZMCo



I assume you own a flightstick but encase you don't, the game is totally playable with keyboard and mouse or xbox controller as well. Just encase that was keeping you from buying it.

 

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Well, there are other things I'm still trying to get.

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Need I say more?

So I'm trying to upgrade, one piece at a time.

 

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After the rather long server outage yesterday, FDev is offering 20% bonuses to mission rewards, bounties, and combat bonds for 48 hours. Let's get to it friends.
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<Axem> jad2.23 will just be cat videos

<DahBlount> So
<DahBlount> JAD2.2 is like that
<Axem> maybe
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<DahBlount> A Chocolate Sundae?
<Axem> sure

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IronBeer is using the Black Friday skin on his FAS, if you look very closely with the image scaled up, you can see him to the right of the Corvette (Hades).
<Axem> yet still more insightful than #hard-light

<Axem> jad2.23 will just be cat videos

<DahBlount> So
<DahBlount> JAD2.2 is like that
<Axem> maybe
<Axem> it can be whatever you like!
<DahBlount> A Chocolate Sundae?
<Axem> sure

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Offline rance

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IronBeer is using the Black Friday skin on his FAS, if you look very closely with the image scaled up, you can see him to the right of the Corvette (Hades).

Holy crap that's good camo. I have the black friday skin on my FDL but I still stick out like a sore thumb.

 

Offline Kszyhu

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The combination of black and silver some ships get with this paintjob (FDLs, Diamondbacks) looks great, though.

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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So, I can see some of you have been playing Elite: Dangerous and saw this video using a THRUSTMASTER HOTAS WARTHOG.

My first question is, if your gonna play this game, would you suggest this controller?

Second, is there a better controller in your opinion?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK1qYNEZMCo

From what I understand the Warthog is more something for real life fighter jet simulators and as such requires more strength than usual and many say that's not very good for space stuff.
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When landing on planets, watch out for skimmers:


 

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If you own Horizons, Frontier just gave you a free gold paint job for the ASP Explorer.
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Offline rance

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Also frontier have announced the next few updates. 2.1- to 2.3 and have reorganized the way season expansions are sold. They are now classified as DLC on steam as opposed to a separate game and the price and has been adjusted accordingly. IMO it's unfortunate this caused the game to lose a lot of its ratings on steam but I think it'll be able to recover now.

 

Offline Kszyhu

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I'm afraid the "60$ DLC" misconception will be almost impossible to kill, and the chance for the retraction of unfavourable reviews based on this is minimal.

 

Offline Unknown Target

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I might actually get this;

https://www.elitedangerous.com/en/arena/

$7 arena only module.

 

Offline Sushi

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I've been playing CQC (aka Arena) pretty extensively since it came to the game, love it. Best 6DOF multiplayer fighting I've had since Descent.

Really excited to see the increased player population.

 

Offline Scotty

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That would be pretty nice.  I tried getting into Arena and the matchmaker timed out for every two minutes for a solid half hour because literally no one was playing at entry level.

 

Offline Hades

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I might actually get this;

https://www.elitedangerous.com/en/arena/

$7 arena only module.
From what I've heard, buying the Arena module also lowers the price of the base game by 7 dollars so if you've got any interest in the main game but want a decent idea of how movement and combat feel then it's probably a good way to find out. I could be wrong about this though.
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Offline Sushi

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From what I've heard, buying the Arena module also lowers the price of the base game by 7 dollars so if you've got any interest in the main game but want a decent idea of how movement and combat feel then it's probably a good way to find out. I could be wrong about this though.

You got it right. The only caveat is that combat in the regular game is much slower paced than it is in Arena. It's similar, but not the same.

 

Offline Unknown Target

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I might actually get this;

https://www.elitedangerous.com/en/arena/

$7 arena only module.
From what I've heard, buying the Arena module also lowers the price of the base game by 7 dollars so if you've got any interest in the main game but want a decent idea of how movement and combat feel then it's probably a good way to find out. I could be wrong about this though.

Bought it.

This game ****ing rocks.

Why is the max yaw rate so low compared with roll? Any way to change this? H does not seem to cycle targets well.

Wish I had more time to play it right now.

 

Offline Sushi

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Bought it.

This game ****ing rocks.

Why is the max yaw rate so low compared with roll? Any way to change this? H does not seem to cycle targets well.

Wish I had more time to play it right now.

You mean compared to pitch? Basically to make dogfighting more interesting. Although different ships have different yaw / pitch ratios, some even very close to 1:1.

If you're trying to cycle targets in Arena, it doesn't work. The only targeting keybind that works in Arena is "target forward." The rest only work in the regular game. (Do they still show up in options if you only have Arena? I can see that getting confusing).