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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Appreciate the promotion ;)

We should have a weekly event, a group has res bounty hunt etc.
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Dammit, you all are making me want to buy this game, even though i have an enormous backlog of unplayed games and even FSO mods!
Maybe someday God will give you a little pink toaster of your own.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Check out the Chapter 4 video below...........I'm not on commission but it's a bajillion times nicer than that other game.

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Offline Det. Bullock

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In the last few weeks I started a mapping tour of the Earth-likes I discovered during my journeys, I really, really like the new system for exploration.
"I pity the poor shades confined to the euclidean prison that is sanity." - Grant Morrison
"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Me too.   Having (much like I imagine you have) spent hours flying between planets to scan them, this new system is brilliant!
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I really need to try this game again. I just couldn't get past the learning curve and how boring it seems to be. But with Star Citizen (more Squadron 42 for my interest years away) maybe time to re-look into again.  Also X4 looks impressive but I suspect the learning curve to be even higher for it.

 

Offline Scotty

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The learning curve is steep, but beyond some difficulty with making sure keybinds are up to date and learning the processes for higher level gameplay (i.e. 'how to dock at a space station', 'how to accept and complete missions') it's not inherently more or less difficult based on your progression.

 

Offline Scotty

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Rebought my old Cobra Mk III, going bounty hunting for ****s and grins.  I forgot how much fun the combat in E:D could be.

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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I finally got to the farthest I ever arrived from the Bubble, that is Rings Galore in the WEPAI QU-G C-26-1890 system, and since it is just 32 Jumps to Sagittarius A I decided to visit it before setting course to Ghandarvi for the return trip.
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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You could hang about and head back with distant worlds 2?
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Offline Det. Bullock

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You could hang about and head back with distant worlds 2?
I prefer not to be tied up in those things, the MMO part of Elite has never been my favourite and I prefer to play in a way that allows me not to log in when I don't feel like it.
"I pity the poor shades confined to the euclidean prison that is sanity." - Grant Morrison
"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Solo it is O7
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Offline Sushi

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Currently enjoying a long SRV trek in the First Great Planetary Expedition (aka "Distant Wheels"): https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/the-first-great-planetary-expedition.479505/

3d map: http://buckyballracing.org.uk/kumay.html


 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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I'm jealous I can't commit to any of these nice big events.

Look forward to cashing that exploration data in. 
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I noticed that at some point (or maybe it's always been there?) a playlist feature was added to the right-hand side cockpit console, so you can listen to the audio descriptions in the codex (the potted histories etc. of the different powers and so on). This got me wondering if you could add your own tracks to it but it seems that's not an option.

Whilst searching for an answer on this I discovered a couple of fan-made unofficial radio stations. They broadcast mostly music but also some in-game info, hints and tips too.
Radio Skvortsov - Covers a range of genres from the 60's to now, mostly in English but with the occasional foreign tune included. It even includes some tracks that I wasn't expecting to hear (Yes' Homeworld (The Ladder) to name one, and some random user-made tracks that can be found on YouTube).

Radio Sidewinder - Generally a range of electronic, ambient, new age and techno-type stuff. Mostly instrumental.

Just something different to listen to when you're long hauling or whatever.

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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I usually just run a podcast or some music in the background (and I thank Ash vs The Evil Dead for making me aware of Space Truckin' by Deep Purple) using Media Player Classic, I don't trust my wi-fi to actually be able to support an on-line game while streaming a radio.
"I pity the poor shades confined to the euclidean prison that is sanity." - Grant Morrison
"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 
Managed to get some Spacing time after a long absence and sent in a request to join the squad.  Appreciate an acceptance from whoever has the POWER.  Yaknow, if you want.  :)

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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I finally got back to the bubble, boy the new signal scanner messed with my OCD in the last ten or so jumps, I think I burned through two podquisition podcasts just by stopping and collecting all the stuff it detected.
And now thanks to all the collected data I'm officially a billionaire.
I did switch to the Python and did some module optimizing due to the fact that I didn't use it since before they integrated the old Detailed Surface Scanner into the discovery scanner, I'm undecided between keeping the 6a shields or lowering to a 5a or smaller for extra cargo space for trading missions. Unfortunately Minerva seems to be in a civil war or some other sort of turmoil so there weren't many cargo missions available and I'm not in the mood for combat missions (besides, I want to keep my rank low to avoid getting jumped by high level pirate NPCs) so I logged off for now and I think I'll let it rest for a bit.
"I pity the poor shades confined to the euclidean prison that is sanity." - Grant Morrison
"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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You're a billionaire now, why not build one of each type ;)

I'd be using a T9 for serious cargo runs with fighter escorts.
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