Just bought it, completely lost

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    I just picked this up for XB1 and have no clue what I'm doing. I racked up a bunch of fines the first time I tried to leave the starting station and left it where I was sort of floating around in space.

    Are there any pages or sites that help out newbs? I tried the tutorials but it didn't seem to help much.
     
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    Outfit the sidewinder with 2 extra shield generators this helps alot against attacks until you have enough coin to upgrade, which wont take long.

    There are multiple step delivery(got to a then b then c get paid at d) missions that are easy as and pay big enough to get a new ship quickly. Once you can jump 10+ light years its alot more quicker.

    I reset the game or died five or six time before i settled in to the pilots seat and got the routine down.
     
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    OK thanks for that. I did accept the jobs I was allowed to but I'm not sure how to navigate to get to them.
     
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    Not too sure about the Xbox, but PC theres a link to the galaxy map in the mission desciption, open that up and there will be an icon showing where the job is.
     
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    OK, I'll have to play around with it more. Was occupied with Doom all weekend
     
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    find and watch a starter guide on youtube... ED was prolly the only game in history that ive played that i needed to and found helpful just to get out of the station and back in :p

    As for xbox specific though, cant help, pc only here... i think i have a wii over in the corner..prolly buried under dust :p
     
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    been playing on PC and xbox for awhile mortalis08 is my screen name if you want to hit me up for some help
     
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    There's a lot to take in and learn in Elite Dangerous. This guide How To: Getting Started in Elite Dangerous helped me early on but I have read and watched many more since as I have needed to expand on my current knowledge.

    *EDIT* A few key ones I thought worth mentioning also:
    EDDB is highly recommended for finding your way around the galaxy. It can help locate stations with the ship types/fittings you are after and many other things. Well worth getting used to.

    The sooner you start on engineering the better - makes a huge difference to a ship. Inara has a great rundown on them and the mods they can do (commodity requirements are currently removed). It's also a place you can look into player factions.

    Coriolis is a ship building site. Very good way to test a build will work (eg have enough power to run everything). It has support for recording engineering mod details for modules too which I find essential now. I found out about a utility EDMC that will upload your current ship's details (when logged in at a station) to the builder. Saves a ton of typing - especially with mods.
     
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    I recently bought it, thanks for the links, I'll do some research and see if I can get into it...
     
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    Good luck with it DodgemanX, hope you enjoy the game. I also hooked up with a player faction in game called Radio Sidewinder. The discord has often been a handy source of info and the radio station is pretty cool :) Was getting a bit lonely out in space otherwise... There are a few player wings you can look through in Inara also that might suit you better.
     
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    Had it for awhile, still lost. Fun though! Need to play it more.
     
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    The game has quite a steep learning curve, but is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. I am enjoying working on the BGS side of the game lately - pushing factions around is fun ;)
     
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    Decided that (after months of resistance) that I'd better start doing some engineering. Things were going fine and I'd upgraded weapons and FSDs to 5G when I decided to do something about shields. I thought that I'd unlock Lei Cheung to upgrade shield generators when I discovered that I needed to have traded in 50 markets. A quick look at my stats revealed that I'd only traded in 8 markets since buying ED over 2 years ago - trading is not my thing! Over the last few days I've been randomly jumping around systems selling 1 very cheap commodity at every market in the system before moving on - am now up to 30 markets - only 20 to go!

    Ah well, at least I'm seeing more of the galaxy!
     
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    Nice going - you'll get there. He does some sweet mods to shields and pretty sure he also does the g5 lightweight sensors now too. Engineering is very worthwhile doing :)
     
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    I would like to add you guys in elite dangerous and ps4 if possible
     
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    I'm on PC so don't think we can add x-platform. Discord is probably the best general meeting place now.
     

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