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Post Date: 2017-01-08

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    Posted: 08 Jan 2017 at 7:50am
Quite a day when even Forbes is discussing the game you're playing. As some of you know, Elite:Dangerous pushed out a DLC in October called "Horizons" that let the players land on planets and explore. This started rough, but has generally been regarded as a fine addition to the E:D universe.

Since its release, there have always been rumors of aliens while we explore the galaxy and beyond, both in the universe and here in what's called "real life". Well, January 5th, without any fanfare or notice or blatant "Cash grab" DLCs, Frontier (Developers) quietly released the Thargoids. Commanders are RUNNING back into the game to see the new content and the new race.

Elite: Dangerous has been described as what No Man's Sky should have been, and what Star Citizen could be if it was out.

If you like space games, take a look.
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  Quote francisbaud Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jan 2017 at 2:50pm
Originally posted by Snaike

If you like space games, take a look.
I'm taking a look anyway! This game has passed under my radar for a while, I'm not a big fan of sci-game although I'm checking from time to time what's happening with Dual Universe, Star Citizen, Repopulation, etc. It's cool to see that some developers remain low-key and refrain from building too much hype on every little things released. Thanks for the link, that's an interesting topic.
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I love how massive the galaxy you play in is. I am currently playing this on Xbox right now but being the space sim fan that I am I've got about $500+ invested in the Star Citizen universe and will probably buy more ships when they release to get that lifetime insurance.

As for Elite Dangerous, it's fun and like I said so massive. I'm doing a community event right now where I have to jump 13 systems to pick up an element and 13 back to drop it off and that's nothing in this game. I was on their forums not long ago and there's a guy who has a anaconda ship whose using it solely to explore the furthest reaches of the galaxy, well over 1000's of light years at this time. Incredible.

For me the negatives are a lack of immersion. It's fun to fly into spaceports and what not but there's nobody walking around. I can't get out of my ship and go talk to people, players or NPC's. The universe doesn't feel alive yet, and it just barely feels inhabited. I know there are updates in the future planned to combat this but flying my cobra around with little to no interaction from other players, feels like dead space.

I believe Star Citizen when released will be an incredible experience in a living, breathing universe right at release. Elite is great but still needs some major updates to get me more immersed.

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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Mar 2017 at 3:28am
Even with all the exploration done in the last 2 years, the Elite Universe has had .001578% mapped.

Yea, it's that big.

Beta 2.3 is out now, and it includes new features such as Multi-crew, etc, so they are making the moves toward a more interactive experience.

It's going to take a lot for Star Citizen to pull me away. One reason is the whole "early release" bits and pieces, dribs and drabs. Games like this have disappointed me bitterly in the past (I'm looking at you, RUST!) so I tend to stay away, even after the product has gone live.
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  Quote Darksyde Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 2:33am
Originally posted by Snaike

Even with all the exploration done in the last 2 years, the Elite Universe has had .001578% mapped.

Yea, it's that big.

Beta 2.3 is out now, and it includes new features such as Multi-crew, etc, so they are making the moves toward a more interactive experience.

It's going to take a lot for Star Citizen to pull me away. One reason is the whole "early release" bits and pieces, dribs and drabs. Games like this have disappointed me bitterly in the past (I'm looking at you, RUST!) so I tend to stay away, even after the product has gone live.


Understandable. Star Citizen is going to offer quite a few different experiences despite just flying around space and performing various jobs. It will have the arena for PVP dog fighting and will also have the FPS side of things with some other things coming in time supposedly.I think when it's released it will seem like a more living and immersive world. That being said I'm a fan of both and love anything space sim.
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