Elite: Dangerous

Discussion in 'RPG, Simulation, Strategy and Others' started by KosPilot, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Sysmon

    Sysmon World of Warcraft Captain -= SILVER Patreon =-

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    Sounds like a blast! I look forward to see something implemented to the comms that will allow us to interact with the friend list while playing in the Open group (as I've always done).

    Myself, I've been running round the place mapping as many of the 55 available star systems as I can, trading in the process. Have lost a few cobras but finally moved on to a Lakon T6. Man, that thing has jump range! The Galaxy Map looks like the workings of a spider on crack now.

    My last outfit was a cobra with class 4 pulse lasers x2 and 2 c2 multicannons on secondary. The lasers ripped most shields to bits and the MCs took care of hull after that. I got a bit tired of getting rammed though, so moved back to trading for a bit.

    The market is fun at the moment, with that whole "federal scandal" going on. I rarely visit the core systems, so it was a bit of a surprise to see the markets so flatlining...

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  2. JJ

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    CMDR Seaton (extra points if you get the sci-fi book reference) :)

    I should get a chance to send requests tonight.
     
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    Signed on with them today.
     
  5. DangerMouse

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    Have we got a TOG fleet going yet?! If not - WHY NOT :D
     
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    Do not think there is one yet but i would be keen.

    I do not have BETA access but have pre-ordered the game and expansion pass so will be there with bells on.

    Just trying to sort out what flight stick to get.
     
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    got my X55 HOTAS this morning...waiting on the DK2 in Oct and I'm set

    CMDR SJ777:)
     
  8. Purg

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    Patch 1.04 just released.

    Geez, SJ. I just gave away my X55. If I knew.. :(
     
  9. KosPilot

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    +1 :)
     
  10. Cavalier

    Cavalier Getting Started

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    CMDR Han Solo. (with the fullstop) checking in.

    Running a Anaconda at present :)
     
  11. KosPilot

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    Where did you get the Anaconda?!
    I only have millions to spend...
     
  12. Cavalier

    Cavalier Getting Started

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    Use this tool Slopey's ED Best Profit Calculator .

    I ran a trading run between i Bootis and Aulin then when I got a bigger ship I ran a very profitable run between LHS 3262 and LHS 417 (Buy Consumer TEch from LHS 3262 sell at 417 the by Silver from 417 and sell at 3262) still the best run I found. Ran the Lakon 9 til I had a sizable wallet then switched to the Anaconda so I can both battle and trade comfortably.
     
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  13. KosPilot

    KosPilot Well-Known Member

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    Nice find! Thanks for sharing.
    -Landed in Asellus Primus with my Lakon 6 and ran out of options for goods to trade, so I figured I'd take my chances and bring some Personal Weapons to sell at the Black market in I Bootis.
    After some nerving moments I made it past the scans, landed and contacted the Black Market. When making the sell there is a message saying Transaction Failed! NOOOOO!!! -Try again!! -Same thing, but now I see that I am actually receiving credits for the sale but the merchandise is not removed from my storage?!
    Soon I had enough $$$ for a Lakon 9...

    Seems it got fixed with the latest patch, go figure... :D
     
  14. Cavalier

    Cavalier Getting Started

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    A couple of us are running a TS Elite Channel in the TOG TS server is you want to swing by with any questions.
     
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    I've made it a permanent channel at the bottom of the mmo channels :)
     
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    Finally got me a Viper! Loving the 500m/s boost speed!
     
  17. Xcile

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    Just started playing this one myself while awaiting star citizen.

    Only just plodding around looking for gold pods at the moment but thank you for the profit calculator I might check it out and see if there is a better way to make money.


    See you i the stars. I am Rumbottle btw
     
  18. Purg

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    To me, looking for gold around Freeport is probably the best way to get a quick leg up early on. I went Sidewinder to Hauler so I could scoop more gold.

    From what I hear, gold is now guarded a lot more by pirates that'll jump in on you as you're scooping. One trick I used is to boost, turn off flight assist then go dark. You'll maintain max speed and pirates will have a harder time finding you (though you will lose your shields so don't go dark if they've already got a bead on you and are firing..) until you can jump out.

    I also use boost and turn off flight assist approaching a station. Much faster.
     
  19. Xcile

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    Pretty much what I have done so far. I randomly went there by accident and then started making money. Got my minivan, I mean my hauler (man that thing looks like old minivans, it must be the vents). Lost a few of those but even then was making money when I found some big gold fields.

    Game looks like fun, what do you guys recommend for dog fighting? Or space battles etc?
     
  20. KosPilot

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    Is there any laser in particular that is more suited for mining?

    I like the Cobra for doing mercenary stuff 'tho it's a bit on the heavy side.
     

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