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Offline BirdofPrey

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Well ****.  I hate NPCs so much.  I just got done doing a mission to hunt down some pirate NPCs and was victorious against a couple cobra pilots.  Land in another USS to see another pirate to deal with and the police ram my ship, blowing me up.
All that money and 2 hours work GONE.
The Great War ended 30 years ago.
Our elders tell stories of a glorious civilization; of people with myths of humanity everlasting, who hurled themselves into the void of space with no fear.

In testing: Radar Icons

 
*gameplay video*

Man, I wish FSO could have shield effects like that ...

 

Offline TwentyPercentCooler

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Just bought this last night and have been fiddling with it. Gotta say I'm pretty impressed so far. Just like I could see from the videos, the soundscape and overall immersion factor is just excellent. Attention to detail sells me, because it's rarer than it should be. The game seems pretty nicely optimized, too. My PC is getting a bit long in the tooth and still runs it quite smoothly. Controls are fairly easy to get a handle on. If the biggest problem is lack of content...well, it's a fairly impressive foundation to build the content on.

  

Offline procdrone

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Well, the game IS impressive, epic in its scale, but well, for now... I'm unable to afford it :/ like 49,99€ its too much for current budged.

Well, I hope you guys are having fun with it at least!
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Offline TwentyPercentCooler

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Well, the game IS impressive, epic in its scale, but well, for now... I'm unable to afford it :/ like 49,99€ its too much for current budged.

Well, I hope you guys are having fun with it at least!

Think of it this way: by the time you get it, it will have had time to mature a little bit. You might even get a sale.  :D

 
Well, the game IS impressive, epic in its scale, but well, for now... I'm unable to afford it :/ like 49,99€ its too much for current budged.

Well, I hope you guys are having fun with it at least!

Think of it this way: by the time you get it, it will have had time to mature a little bit. You might even get a sale.  :D

Yes they're supposed to be adding features like visiting planets and so forth, or leaving your ship and walking around in future so should be better.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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I am EvilBagel and I am poor.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Offline TwentyPercentCooler

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They sure don't start you with much.

Christ, as much as EVE is known for being unfriendly, its new player experience is still Barbie Horse Adventure compared to E:D. Doesn't personally bother me, because bounty hunting is decent money and dogfighting should be pretty familiar to everyone here, but I'm not convinced it's going to win over people new to space sims. The only nice thing I can say is that at least the Sidewinder (your starting ship and the one that's always free if you get blown up) isn't a bad ship at all.

I am glad to see the keyboard + mouse controls are quite serviceable, though. In fact, just like in FSO, I prefer them (a joystick doesn't really have enough axes to really get a handle on flight in 6 DOF), IMO). Turning off flight assist and going full-Newtonian is a fun experience, too.

 

Offline Kopachris

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Really?  I thought it was pretty easy to get going.  Made my first profit trading in the first fifteen minutes I played, and I'm sitting at 150,000 credits with an Adder with upgraded weapons and cargo capacity after about 12 hours of play that included a lot of just ****ing around.  Cargo contracts (in the Bulletins menu in space stations) are a really easy way for new players to make some decent money, and then bounties pay pretty well once you've gotten the hang of combat.  Picking up cargo that's just floating around is pretty easy money, too (look for Unidentified Signal Sources while in supercruise mode).  Just go into your Modules and disable pretty much everything except thrusters and power transfer when you're about to enter a space station that has a black market you can sell at so that if the station scans you, they won't be able to detect much.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Yeah I just suck at computer so I did some grain trading at LHS 3447 for a time before I realized how good the bulletin board deals are.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Is it hard by normal elite standards or just "elite standard"?
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Haven't played previous Elite games, but I'd guess it's standard. The game doesn't hold your hand, comfort you when you're down or give cookies every time you accomplish something. It's more of a "Here's a basic ship and some pocket money. Now get out there and make a living or die in a fire" type mentality.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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That's elite yep.
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Offline Kopachris

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Here's a basic ship and some pocket money. Now get out there and make a living or die in a fire.

This is probably the most accurate, succinct way of describing it. And I actually really like it that way because so far I'm doing fairly well. Lost my ship a couple times, had to get a small loan to get it back once, but paid it back in an hour by collecting bounties at a resource extraction site in a planet's rings (these are very good places to find pirates, as it turns out).

All that might change once there are more players than NPCs, though. NPCs are generally terrible at combat.
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Here's a basic ship and some pocket money. Now get out there and make a living or die in a fire.

This is probably the most accurate, succinct way of describing it. And I actually really like it that way because so far I'm doing fairly well. Lost my ship a couple times, had to get a small loan to get it back once, but paid it back in an hour by collecting bounties at a resource extraction site in a planet's rings (these are very good places to find pirates, as it turns out).

All that might change once there are more players than NPCs, though. NPCs are generally terrible at combat.

I posted that this morning, and this evening I accidentally crashed into the wall of a space station, losing my ship and 185000 credits worth of cargo. Took out a loan to get a new ship, and made pretty much **** on my first bounty run. I don't think I'll even have enough to repair my ship.  :banghead:
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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You got elited.
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so i've been doing some deep space exploration in elite lately. I have an Asp Explorer that has been upgraded to have a 30 ly jump range and a 6d fuel scoop (502 units/sec max). I'm really impressed by the astronomy side of things, if any of you are into astronomy, you will like exploration in this game. theres nothing more satisfying than being able to visit places that I've looked at through telescopes while growing up.

so in 2 days, 8 hours total, I traveled the following route:
1. (human space) -> Betelgeuse. holy crap this star is ridiculously huge. Betelgeuse is a red hypergiant star, one of the largest known stars in the galaxy. in game, it is just as impressive. I melted 15% of my hull in attempt to scan it, my ship remained damaged throughout the rest of the journey.
2. -> Rigel -> Witchhead Nebula -> Orion Nebula/Barnards loop. the nebulae in this game are amazing in that they are modeled in 3d, their appearance changes as your position changes. it was really rewarding to fly into them and be surrounded by beautiful scenery. the Orion nebula contained a super dense star cluster, I went to town on those systems looking for valuable planets. some of the systems there were inaccessible, perhaps they plan on adding an alien race there to those systems. this area was amazing, probably the highest concentration of nebulae in the galaxy.
3. -> T Tauri -> Pleiades cluster/nebula. T Tauri is a star enrircled by a small nebula, it was the most beautiful place of the whole journey, comparable to the vishnan space from BP1.  The pleiades nebula has a very high concentration of blue, type B stars, which are rare everywhere else in the universe. these blue stars are blanketed in a nebula. totally awesome. I probably found the most valuable planets in this area.  this was the last stop in my journey before heading home.

along the way I scanned ~200-300 star systems and found in total:
ONE earth-like planet (breathable atmosphere)                  ~60k credits
ONE ammonia world with ammonia-carbon based life         ~20k credits
three black holes, all in one system                                    ~120k credits for the whole system
~5 planets with liquid water                                               ~40k credits each
~20 terraformable planets                                                 ~20k credits per planet
lots of systems with useless planets                                 ~1-7k per system
lots of lonely stars                                                             ~200 per star
in total, I earned 1.5 million credits once I cashed in my data. I used the detailed surface scanner, and the advanced discovery scanner. I only used the surface scanner on objects I thought would be valuable, and probably missed like 100 planets with terraforming potential. so I guess the best way to earn credits exploring is to look for planets with terraforming potential, rock/metal planets and moons withing the green zone. (0.5-3 AU on a yellow star)

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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The Explorer path is something I hadn't thought of. I don't remember having that option as I went full military for the empire in frontier.

The way you described it really grabs me and reminds me of that monologue someone done referring to the universe simulator a while back.

I'd pimp the crap out of an imperial courier........
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Exploration is definitely something I've been planning on doing after I have enough money to get the kit for it (damn those scanners are expensive). Glad to hear it seems like it's worth it, not for the payout, but for the experience and the views.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Doing it in a python or imperial trader chock full of fuel would be class
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