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I always think the newbie ships go by too fast; they're very fun to fly and they often have better sound and modelling work than the big workhorses.
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.

 

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Apparently Overwatch characters are making an appearance...

"I JUST KILLED TORR-BYORN!"
Space Dust: "IT'S TERR-BYERN!"
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To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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As I told The_E in ED...

Yo dawg, I heard you like Cobras, so we put a Cobra in your Cobra while you do stuff while you do stuff.

Pretty fortunate that ending up in a station to sell illicit cargo led me to finding out that a Cobra MkIII was for sale there. In the span of two days I've had three ships. Pretty nice turnover.
It's funny, until I read this I hadn't really realised that Elite Dangerous has a ton of ships named after snakes.

 

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All of the ones made by Delacy, it seems.
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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Falcon delacy.

Falcon delicacy.

Bird of preys food.

Big birds eat snakes.



that's how I read it in Frontier Elite 2.




I miss the lifter :(

  

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Apparently Overwatch characters are making an appearance...

"I JUST KILLED TORR-BYORN!"
Space Dust: "IT'S TERR-BYERN!"

There are a lot of easter eggs in the names or random NPCs and stations.

"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

 
All of the ones made by Delacy, it seems.

It's all the ones that were in the original Elite, plus a few new ones that kept the theme. Zorgon Peterson and Lakon have snakeships as well.
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Is this a new one from the latest update or am I just in denial that there's YET another one of us

http://inara.cz/galaxy-engineer/14

 

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I was wondering when you'd notice that. Though "Colonel" is spelled differently. :D
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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They've spelt it correctly (same as most) I choose my way as I am generally an arsehole most of the time :nod:

 

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"Warning: capital-class signature detected."
*space-time rips apart, foghorns sound*
*LATIN CHANTING INTENSIFIES*





CAPITAL SHIPS ARE AMAZING.
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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The Leviathan. o7 good hunting imperial scum.

 

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Shameless bumping herein.

So 2.3 is ready to drop in the next few days, and we get avatars here to tie in with the release of the commander creator ;)

Anyone else quite looking forward to it?  Bwcause i want to take advantage of the new DBX slot, I need to jump back to the bubble from a third of the way to colonia, I can't even use suicidewinder lest my engineered systems go to waste. 

 

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Took a break a while back. Got burned out collecting rare commodities for engineers so they would make nice things for me. Now sounds like a good time to hop back in.
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You take all your nice engineered things and you get them together.  All the things, together....

Get them together.

;)


Now is a good time, I just wish I could preload the update.

 

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So, I've jumped back in to try the holo-me.
It has really good cutomization options, not quite Saints Row level but damn close, I was able to whip a fairly good likeness without much effort though I sincerely wonder why I had to bind the "hold to rotate" mouse button manually.
I also did a short trip to the new CG location sicne I was only four jumps away and got to 25% with what i had lying around in my hold.

EDIT

Also: finally you can see the orientation of whatever space station you are pointing at in supercruise, that was nice.
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"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

 

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I myself was largely underwhelmed by this update. Before I was looking forward to it, multicrew sounded great, changes to shield stuff would net more interesting loadouts, being able to customize my look is always fun...
...but multicrew was lackluster (rank determines payout? I can't mix and match multicrew and non-multicrewed ships in a wing despite having the wing space for it?), holo-me was amusing and the most interesting bit, but the levels of customization aren't up to the same levels present in other games AND THE ****ING SUIT OPTIONS ARE BOLLOCKS. At least, AT LEAST they provided us with six free choices, but the $ amount they're looking for is ridiculous, for what is otherwise pretty lackluster options. Not even paying for different types of suits, just colours. Suppose that is in line with ship skins, which have countless options for certain ships but others have... one or none at all.

Naming ships is nice, general fluff but still nice.

I am looking forward to seeing those megaships they mentioned, but I'd honestly prefer that these new assets actually got used in some sort of mission format (if I am wrong about this do let me know, I haven't seen anything like that yet). Adding cool stuff is great, but seeing them utilized as more than just new places to dock would be nice. They're ships afterall. Could totally have missions pertaining to their destruction and piracy

The running joke for myself at any rate, is that I still can't buy a Farragut. God I want one of those.

I don't know at any rate. First impressions on the biggest aspects of this update have just left me feeling disappointed. However, the rejiggering of exploration scanning is something I very much welcome and am now more looking forward to that 5k LY trip I've been postponing for half a year (I'm immensely lazy)

Oh, one last thing
Not being able to access ship outfitting while multicrew is engaged?
BOLLOCKS
"No"

 

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Multicrew definitely has some weird limitations applied.

That said, flying fighters off someone else's fighter is roaring good fun.

 

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Did anyone else get involved in the Salome event on the 29th? What did you think?

My thoughts, briefly:

* It was fun.
* It was really chaotic at just about every level.
* I participated essentially as a spectator, which is about all I expected to manage. Not ideal but hard to see how it could have been any different.
* The outcome was appropriately dramatic.
* It's as close to EvE-style intrigue and mass organization as I ever want to come.

 

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I hear there was never any actual "influence" as it was mostly staged.
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta