Elite Dangerous

Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Musashi1596 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:54 pm

I can't help but feel that the player ranks are in the wrong order. Either that, or the game should be called Elite Deadly.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby dazzafett » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:26 am

They should have just called it Elite IV although Elite Dangerous perhaps has more appeal to those that never played the original games.

I can't wait to see what happens when the Thargoids make a full return.


Also I remember posting a thread on hear awhile ago (see link below) about hoping Elite would make it the consoles. Can't believe that was way back in June 2009 tho!


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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Lieutenant Fatman » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:26 pm

Yowsers, 8 years! Better late than never, I'm so glad they made it happen. I'm trying to decide what ship to get next, so many choices.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby dazzafett » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:02 am

I traded my Viper in for a Vulture today and also reached the Expert Rank.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Lieutenant Fatman » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:29 pm

Excellent, nice work! Would be interested to see some videos of how you get on with the Vulture in combat. I've decided I'm going to work toward getting a Federal Assault Ship as my combat ship. Need to get nice and cozy with the Federation first of course. Will start once the current community goals finish.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby dazzafett » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:44 pm

You know i spent so long away from the PS4 I completely forgot that you can easily video game play these days.

I will deffo have to remember to save some dog fighting clips in the Vulture as I work my way up the ranks and hoard some cash for my next ship.
I am also thinking to join one of the power plays this week with the guy that gives a 20% bonus to every bounty.
Have to be careful tho as my rebut insurance on the Vulture is over a million CRs at the mo and that will go up when I install the military Bulk Heads tonight.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Lieutenant Fatman » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:36 am

I just joined a power myself, figured I might as well join up with the federation while I'm working towards unlocking the federation assault ship. Not sure how power play works yet though, seems a bit complicated. I see each faction has some benefits, but it comes with extra risks if playing in open play as players of different factions get bonus points for destroying you.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby dazzafett » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:55 pm

I joined Zachary Hudson as I have been mainly bounty hunting in his area so don't have to move away and his Rank 2 gives a 20% bonus on all bounties.

My Basic understanding of Power play is that you need to Put in a hell of a lot of grinding work every week to reach and stay at Rank 5 where the big money bonuses are but Rank 2 is easy and some like the 20% bounty bonus, discounts or rep buffs are worth doing as it's little effort to stay Rank 2.
Rank 3 offers a unique item like a weapon or shield etc but they just have an odd bonus and are actually less powerful than a lot of other things you can just buy.

It will most likely be a pain in Open Play but in Private and Solo you will most likely just get a few extra interdictions.

My plan with the Vulture which now is fully loaded with a Military Grade Hull leaving me with just a couple of mil of credits is to now spam the bounty hunting to earn myself about 100mil to buy and fully
kit out a Python and Store the Vulture for later as I want to try and Engineer it.
By that time I will most likely be at the Dangerous or Deadly Rank at which point I will then use the Python to start doing long range missions and Trading to Rank up my Trade and Explorer ranks.

Not sure what Ship I will go to after the Python but will most likely try out an Asp Explorer to head to Sagittarius A at some point plus also will want to Rank up in the Federation along the way too.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Lieutenant Fatman » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:01 pm

Sagittarius A will be a long journey!
I've started ranking up with the Federation today, it's quite a grind. Looks like unlocking the FAS will be tougher than I thought.

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Think I might go for the dropship instead. Unlocks at an earlier rank and looks like fun. Will hopefully have it for the next community goals.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby dazzafett » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:47 pm

Yes it will, I plan to do all the other stuff first to have a selection of upgraded ships then Start to think about going on a long voyage of the Galaxy. I have a Brother and a mate who have just picked up the game and who's time is very limited so they will only likely stay around the Bubble for shits n giggles so I don't want to disappear for weeks on end and not be able to hook up with them.
Tho if it gets to the point where I can't resist any longer then I will probably start a second Commander just for the purpose of hooking up with them.

BTW tonight is the last chance to earn enough merit points in weeks Power Play to go up a Rank as the reset is always on a Thursday.
I earned my 100 merit points last night so am now ready for Rank 2 which will give me the Bounty
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