X4: Foundations - Trailer 2018 & Release Date November 30th

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  1. TheBigBad

    TheBigBad World of Warcraft Officer

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    Looking forward to this one, bugs and all. I'm hoping it goes back to the gameplay the series had before Rebirth though.
     
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    yeah, I loved the ones before rebirth. Will be following this for sure. Thanks for heads up!
     
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    Already pre ordered
     
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    Tulgar Battlefield Leader Staff Member Moderator

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    x3 would be up there as one of my favourite games of all time. I have tried to get into again some years down the track but man, that learning curve is nuts! Its both exciting and terrifying to me that another one is coming! :p
     
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    Tulgar Battlefield Leader Staff Member Moderator

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    Monde, I think we may be the only x series fans here. Everyone else is philistines.
     
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    Oh no you don't.... 6.7 thousand hours of Albion Prelude says otherwise!

    I'm hoping and praying, I did not like Rebirth at all, 1-ship just flat-out killed it for me. Been playing Avorion of late and wishing it was just a little more 'X'
    fwiw, its not bad. PO-station mechanics are a direct nod to, if simplified version of, X3s complexes.
     
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    Tulgar Battlefield Leader Staff Member Moderator

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    haha! 6.7 hours is beyond epic. I get it though!! That universe was great and appeared to be dynamic. Sounds like we need a Discord based support group once the next one is out. We either commiserate over a bad game and what could have been, or commiserate the loss of our families to gaming!
     
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    My X addiction was so bad back in the day that I knew all the keyboard commands and knew what the menus would be before they even csme up :(. Super excited for X4
     
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    Tulgar Battlefield Leader Staff Member Moderator

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    Have you guys ordered collectors version or standard?
     
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    Lol good question. Will have to look. I just saw X4 and paid :p
     
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    I am going with the collectors edition I think. 2 DLC included. I don't really care for a paint mod.
     
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    Collectors Edition
     
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    what do you think so far? I will be buying in next week or so I hope.
     
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    I bought the standard edition as I've never played an X game before and I want to be sure I enjoy it before I spend too much!

    I am a huge Elite Dangerous fan so it will be hard to avoid comparisons - I hope X4 gives me some more gameplay depth. So far, all I've done is map my HOTAS controls so that I can now actually fly a spaceship without smashing it wildly into other ships, space stations, landing pads, etc! Setting up controls is not intuitive and the tutorials are next to useless, so I'm finding out stuff by trial and error. In saying that, the game looks great and, once I figure stuff out, I'm sure it will be fun! It's a bit disappointing that X4 doesn't support VR - it would look gorgeous in VR!

    I'll try looking for gameplay tips on YouTube before I completely stuff up!
     
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    I am fairly happy with it so far, and expect to lose a lot of hours to this game. I didn't play Rebirth much but from what I can see there are a few elements they took from that, but for the most part it feels more like the X3 game.

    So far I've only encountered 1 bug and no crashes, that bug was fixed in the first patch already (warping around on the map). The biggest draw back for me is the interface and figuring out how to get things to work.

    If you've played X before you will probably get the hang of things quickly, if you're new it would be worth reading up on some tips, here's a nice thread in Reddit worth reading over all the comments, (minor spoilers)

    https://bit.ly/2ATu2y7 (Some tips for those starting out • r/X4Foundations)
     
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    I am still struggling through the Tutorials and they can be quite challenging. Love the graphics and the game so far. I am scared that I will disappear into my pc for weeks with this game.

    Like the others it is going to take time to get the menus and controls down as there is so much you can do but you need to know about it and the menus look like excel on Steriods at times. I just want to go home and play.......finish work, 1 hour spin class and back to the Tutorials and setting up my HOTAS. Unless someone has an easy X55 setup ;). Took awhile to get my ship to recognise the firing commands. But just setup itin the menu, No joy, reload and restart and it worked fine. The one bug that is irritating is the ships randomly starts rolling from time to time.
     
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    I had this on my steam wishlist.

    Im keen, but i already have so many unplayed games, ill wait until i see more feedback from everyone once you have had a chance to settle in and really try it out.

    So please post here if your thoughts on the game change
     
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    that's awesome! :) I am going to do the same.
     
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    Last night I played through a fair few of the Tutorials and they are a lot easier before drinking wine, I can promise you that.

    I absolutely loved the game. Had a few wtf moments and then realised it was me and not the game. Learnt a few things like how to get back into your ship after space walking...tutorial doesnt tell you. I had one death by Mining ship coming through the station wall as I was landing and while it never hurt the station it turned me into space debris. However it was a night well spent.
     

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