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Elite Dangerous - PS4 Launch June 27th.

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Dano, May 16, 2017.

  1. Plainsong

    Soldato

    Joined: May 5, 2008

    Posts: 6,716

    Location: Chester

    I never got the hang of it and eventually gave up lol
     
  2. iamthenugget

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 10, 2015

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    Location: airdrie, scotland

    how is the game??? im unsure about it esp with a couple of comments in here about it being quite shallow
     
  3. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 24, 2004

    Posts: 16,438

    Location: Telford

    Nothing like the trailers thats for sure... lol. All I have done in about 5 hours is fly to and from very similar looking space stations selling random stuff. It's about as exciting as traveling through space would be I imagine.
     
  4. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 24, 2004

    Posts: 16,438

    Location: Telford

    I have just about sussed it out now. Although tbh I'm getting a bit bored of it now there is not a lot to do other than sell stuff to try and make money. I imagine it takes a lot of grinding to get anywhere and tbh I'm not sure I want to put that many hours into it. I will play it every now and again and see how it goes slowly...
     
  5. Dano

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 19, 2006

    Posts: 9,210

    Location: UK

    You've fallen into the trap of waiting to be told what to do, it's a common issue with Elite due to it's open nature and lack of anything other than very basic direction, if you want to do something else get out there and do it, there is nothing stopping you from going bounty hunting, exploring, mining or whatever right now other than probably needing some information on how to go about them, running delivery missions is dull as :)
     
  6. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 24, 2004

    Posts: 16,438

    Location: Telford

    Yeah I know I just want to work everything out so I can do my own thing. I'm finding it all a bit hard to work out. Bring back the days when games came with a nice big manual.... lol
     
  7. Dano

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  8. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

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    Ok cool I shall take a look. Thanks I have the day tomorrow so I'm going to have a good play around and hopefully work it out a bit more.
     
  9. m_cozzy

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

    Posts: 694

    Location: Havant

    Hmm it was great in 1984 on the bbc with disk drives. It was ok 10 years back (oolite) on a pc for a bit of a diversion. Im not sure about this though. I would like to love it, but no demo puts me off I'm afraid.
     
  10. bloodline76

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 7, 2004

    Posts: 9,343

    It's a difficult start, just getting the ship to fly to locations is pretty hard lol.

    My 7 year old is having a little more joy. I told him I worked out how to scan things and identify enemies.

    He replied I've been mining in the planetary rings...

    Maybe doing this as a group might be more fun.
     
  11. ak22

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    Last edited: Jul 2, 2017
  12. Chatty72

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 21, 2012

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    Location: Cumbria

    Help please I keep getting a connecting to transaction server error then kicked back to menu screen in all play modes.
     
  13. bloodline76

    Sgarrista

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    Never seen that.
     
  14. bloodline76

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 7, 2004

    Posts: 9,343

    Anyway of speeding up the travelling time? I seem to spend most of my time watching a timer tick down slowly... then I slow down... then I have to wait again...then I speed up and shoot past target...
     
  15. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 4, 2003

    Posts: 11,634

    Location: Chatteris

    The game, for me, opens once I had the docking computer safely installed :)
    It just saves time and frustration.
    Building up some cash and eventually found a station with both Cobra III & Docking Computers in stock - so made the upgrade.
    Also upgraded some of the internals, better drive and I'm now jumping to around 15ly which makes running missions a lot easier. Slowly building up rank.
    Yet to engage in any combat yet - I was jumped by something and lasted seconds and I've twice escaped when something tried to drop me out of supercruise/warp
    However now I've got the Cobra III it is time to run some assassinations.
     
  16. Dano

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    7 Seconds on the timer as a minimum to not overshoot, stay as far away from mass as possible as it'll slow you down so if you need to get to a station that is on the opposite side of a planet to you stay well away and go past then come back in, otherwise the mass of the planet will slow you down and make it take considerably longer.
     
  17. bloodline76

    Sgarrista

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    Thanks did not know that but makes sense.
     
  18. Chatty72

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 21, 2012

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    Location: Cumbria

    Getting sick of my connection problems especially in solo mode. On a plus the devs are aware of the problem and are looking into it.
     
  19. bloodline76

    Sgarrista

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    Seems strange not seen any issues myself.

    I picked up some nice easy missions with some good rewards. 100k a piece for some cloth delivery and liquor.
     
  20. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 25,856

    Location: Westchestershire

    What's the story with other players? Is it always online and you can be destroyed by someone else playing and lose your ship, cargo, etc? I don't fancy that much.