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Offline Det. Bullock

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Do I buy a Type 7 or wait until I finished building my federation rep with some more money and buy a clipper in imperial space?
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Offline Scotty

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The Clipper looks roughly five hundred times better, so that gets my vote.

 

Offline CKid

I find Sothis gets UA bombed too often. Aditi is also another great place for long range trading/smuggling.
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Offline Turambar

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Do I buy a Type 7 or wait until I finished building my federation rep with some more money and buy a clipper in imperial space?

Save up for the clipper, and good clipper parts.

The clipper is one of the most 'worth it' ship upgrades in the game.
10:55:48   TurambarBlade: i've been selecting my generals based on how much i like their hats
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Jumping on the Clipper too. I've gone from Clipper to Federal Assault Ship to FDL, and honestly, I still miss the Clipper the most.

I just bought Horizons and the FDL looking like a modern space shuttle tickles me every time I land on a planet. That jump range is brutal, though. I might just give up and go back to the Clipper. The Engineers are all so far away from each other...

 

Offline deathfun

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Equip Gunship with additional 6A and 5A fuel tank, move anywhere in bubble with ease!
Shoddy jump range? Who cares! Fuel for daaaays

On an unrelated note: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/286967-IMPORTANT-OFFICIAL-SHIP-TRANSFER-POLL

Poll going on as to whether or not to make ship transfers instant or delayed when 2.2 comes out. Cast your votes!
"No"

 

Offline Unknown Target

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Just curious, how does this game compare to Independence War 2?

 

Offline Kszyhu

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Flight model is worse IMO, but not terribly so. Speeds are limited, the maneuverability depends on it and is the greatest at 50% of max throttle. There's something approximating flight assist off setting from I-War, but the flight model stops compensating both linear motion and rotation, so the skill ceiling is higher. Intrasystem fast travel is pretty much LDS (about on the level of LDS grade 1 when it comes to dullness) with no autopilot and few quirks (slowdowns near planets, dropping out at anything but the lowest speed is in inadvisable, but should be tried at least once for the sound effects alone). Missions have no story whatsoever and are quite simple "kill an NPC", "kill X random NPCs from a certain faction", "transport/acquire some cargo" and so on. There are no colliding megafreighters dropping a lot of cargo, though, and that's a damn dealbreaker :( I haven't tried piracy, but I think it's one of the weakest careers available.
Anyway, I find it worse and somewhat duller than I-War 2 (it's an Elite game, after all), but it's still ok.

 

Offline General Battuta

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I cleared 60 million in one run last night, Sothis op

 

Offline deathfun

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I cleared 60 million in one run last night, Sothis op

While not as profitable (but still nets a pretty penny), I prefer stacking Massacre missions for Conflict Zones
Grab a wing, head on off and go nutso! For me anyhow, I'd rather enjoy making money than just making money
Also entirely justifies my dakka build Gunship :P
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Offline The E

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Pretty game is pretty.

Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
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Offline deathfun

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NPC Eagle le derped at a settlement
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Offline Det. Bullock

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I followed a tip off, installed a detailed surface scanner and took the long route exploring and scanning everything.
At the tip off coordinates I've found a downed beacon (with a sentry skimmer fortunately my panicked response when it rose from the beacon was shooting it, got a 20.000 cr scan from the beacon), some remains and finally a wrecked convoy of three or four ships surrounded by sentry skimmers, the largest wreck being either a Python or Anaconda.
I've took everything that wasn't bolted down (including a container of gold that somehow ended up on the python/anaconda wreck and required some creative manouvering to get) and scanned the wreck (more or less 400.000 credits).
I managed to get back (fastest route this time) without being scanned (I stopped to a couple of nav beacons for system data) and with only one failed interdiction attempt, once arrived in LTT 149 I got another 200.000 credits in exploration data and some small change from the stolen stuff.

It was a nice experience, while not as profitable as the last tip off it was far more relaxing and I kept taking screenshots of the wreck, by next month I'll have to buy a bigger hard drive.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Is there a demo of this?
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You can get the combat demo/tutorial through this. (It's not piracy, you're just downloading the game and not using the stuff that requires an account.)

Also n.b. that while very fun it also escalates the difficulty way faster than the actual game will; don't get put off if you can't get through the later missions.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Thank you very much indeed. :yes:

If my alienware laptop can handle it, I'm considering purchase.
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Offline deathfun

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Thank you very much indeed. :yes:

If my alienware laptop can handle it, I'm considering purchase.

The game is actually incredibly well optimized
I'd imagine you could handle it, even with an older rig
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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i7 octacore with 16gb of ram and a geforce  GTX680m ;)
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It ran playably on my dust-choked 630m so you should be OK.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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The downloader was interesting.
It runs perfectly.  I'm a bit sad I can't FSD anywhere buuuuut it is a demo....
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