Author Topic: Elite: Dangerous  (Read 58138 times)

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Offline CKid

Getting pretty excited for the 26th. For the last few days, I've been grinding missions for credits. Never know how many rebuys you'll need after the invasion.
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Offline Mpez

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I wonder what they aim for with this release in a mechanical sense, which aspect of the game will be improved. I personally hope for a long mission chain, sort of mini campaign which has actual story and pacing (e.g. NOT massacre 99 thargoids in Maia system). I also want npcs that you could fly with during these missions, but that probably won't happen (why can't I hire an npc vulture that will fly with me and do pve? I can already have a small fighter fly with me so that shouldn't be super hard to implement).

What I fear is that the pacing will be terrible and you'll need to spend too much time doing meaningless crap just to get a cool moment or two (I guess I just described the game). I fear I'll spend more time reading about the expansion on reddit or looking stuff up on YT rather than actually experiencing it ingame. I really don't want to go through a detailed spreadsheet again to find out where the cool stuff is happening and what is the optimal way to do it so I don't get that bored in the process.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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I already feel like i have to do meaningless crap to get to the cool stuff (engineer my hold to get UA in order to get hyperdicted etc etc)

I wonder how the console players are coping with it assuming they dont have optional keyboards?

 

Offline Mpez

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Right. It's a shame, really. There are things that make this great amazing and there really are no other games like this. But the MMO progression is killing me.

 

Offline General Battuta

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This game is a space job simulator, shamelessly exploit EDDB and the community for ways to get rich quick. "Fun" is reserved for combat CGs and chilling with friends in a hazres.

 

Offline Mpez

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Right. The problem is that it's designed for single player yet doesn't provide any meaningful npc interaction, probably assuming that you will actually want to play with players.

I've got enough cash to fly an A-rated non-engineered FDL, own all of the low tier ships (it's still fun to fly the eagle and hauler) + enough cash to buy a tradeaconda so I can get some decent cash when Quince gets shut down. I'm at the point when I know I don't want to waste time grinding for the big 3 ships and it seems that I really need to find artificial goals to keep playing. It seems that I hit the point where I know most of the mechanics and game loops and there is not a tonne to do now, besides maybe doing more exploring and checking out mining.

Granted, I'm 150h in and that's more than I've spent on any other game in the last 7-8 years probably, so it makes sense that the game is getting stale and I had my share of fun, but it's just so frustrating to know that this game has still so much potential which will probably never get realised.

Now to think of it, I guess I expected this game to be more of an RPG and/or to have at least a simple storyline which you could do like in Freelancer, X3 or Darkstar One even. Maybe I need to find a role playing group ingame
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Offline General Battuta

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Engineering is sooort of fun in a masochistic way (barring the materials which are very difficult to farm, I'm looking at you Marco)

 

Offline Mpez

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Well, you can play with that, but it's not like it will give you a new asset to play with, just a small boost in module performance.

I guess it's difficult to change things radically now to reduce the grind, but I hope Frontier won't make the game even more grindy with new updates (they did mention reworking some of the mechanics in the later updates).

On a completely different note, I just recently discovered and fell in love with this video:

EDIT: corrected typos
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 01:25:52 am by Mpez »

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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I wanted a Mk4 as well :C

 

Offline General Battuta

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Well, you can play with that, but it's not like it will give you a new asset to play with, just a small boost in module performance.

If by 'small' we mean 'ludicrous', yeah. Engineered kit is super OP

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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As proven by my bud Archon Fury in his "Sidey vs the galaxy" series.  :pimp: :yes:

 

Offline Mpez

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Well, you can play with that, but it's not like it will give you a new asset to play with, just a small boost in module performance.
If by 'small' we mean 'ludicrous', yeah. Engineered kit is super OP

Well ok, if this system works for others then I'll stop being bitter about it. With all of that whining I almost forgot to do some housekeeping before 2.4 hits:


 

Offline Mpez

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Hhh...HAI


 

Offline Turambar

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Maybe I should go park my expensive cutter somewhere safe and fly around in something where I can afford to die a lot...
10:55:48   TurambarBlade: i've been selecting my generals based on how much i like their hats
10:55:55   HerraTohtori: me too!
10:56:01   HerraTohtori: :D

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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I'll be electing to use either my eagle or impeagle

 

Offline Lorric

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A group of players destroy a Thargoid near a megaship and a planet.


 

Offline Mpez

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So... did you dive in into the new content? I did check out the 'pacifist' side of things, exploring the damaged big ship, crash site and did some non-hostile encounters with the Thargoids. Pretty fun stuff. I also like that the Thargoids are basically a cool demanding boss fight right now. Not hoping for more mechanics for more pacifistic players, but getting a few more cool places to explore is fine, I guess.

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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Due to limited time and the impending arrival of my own universe changing antagonist unborn Son,  any time I spend on ED has to maximise output, so I'm rinsing the Rhea > LG Hydrae passenger runs.  Also get your free sunglasses on the frontier store while they last!

 

Offline CKid

A patch came out just today that nerfed Rhea into the ground. Also the AX missiles are no longer effective against the Thargoids.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Also get your free sunglasses on the frontier store while they last!
Oo, nice. Thanks for the heads-up!
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