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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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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2017 at 5:21am
Snaike... have you tried Elite Dangerous as single player ?   Is there enough content other than flying from system to system to keep interst in single and/ or multi player ?

I haven't played a good space game in years and was wondering if this is a good jump in point.

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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2017 at 9:56am
Oh my.. this could be very longwinded... I'm going to make a concerted effort to keep it brief.

First and foremost, E:D is not a "game" in the traditional sense. There is no ending. The only end-game is what you have decided it to be. Highest rated Trader? Miner? Bounty Hunter? Combat Pilot? Racer? Explorer? Bus Driver/Cruise Director? All of them? Any combination thereof? There are no goals other than, again, what you design for yourself.

You get get involved with the known universe's most powerful political players and play power politics or you can outfit an Asp Explorer for long range exploration and disappear into the unknown and not see another human or settlement for thousands up thousands of light-years.

The last figure I saw said that the KNOWN UNIVERSE in E:D has only .01% of the 400 BILLION star systems explored. Most of the inhabitants live in and around the "Bubble"...everything else is wide open.


E:D is a single player game, if you want it to be. There are three modes of playing: Open, Private group, or Solo. Each universe is exactly the same.

Open: You and everyone else. Keeping in mind that anyone can blow up anyone else for whatever reason, where ever, when ever they want.

Private: You and a friend, or you and 32000 friends, it's your group.

Solo: Just you and the npcs.

The game is the same throughout. In Open, there are players who like to roleplay "Pirates", those who live and love PvP, and those sociopaths who just love screwing up other people's games because they can. That's fine, that's their game and they can play it the way they want. Space is big enough that you could go weeks without seeing anyone like this, and then one day you get robbed, or "griefed"/"ganked" three times in a row and get really irritated. Open is exactly what would think, Open. THere are penalties for acting in that way but there are those who gladly accept them.

There are some very large Private Group. The one I play in is "Mobius PVE". Everyone is welcome and the private group only has one rule: "Don't ruin anyone else's game". NPCs can still try to pirate you, but PC won't. I've found some of the most helpful people in Mobius and it's a really great place to hang out.

Solo is.... Solo. You and the universe. Sometimes you want to be alone.   

I feel I have to mention that the game has created quite the unity among players who have banded together for certain causes... There are the "Fuel Rats" who will gather together to save anyone who runs out of fuel anywhere in the universe... there is the 2 or 3 groups that will escort explorers back into the bubble so they can sell their discoveries. Keeping pirates and whatnot from blowing them up, etc.

These are just a few of the player groups that have sprung up around the game.

There are, at last count, 18+ subreddits devoted to E:D...and that doesn't include the main r/ED etc.

Starting the game there is a steep learning curve. But once you're in it, there are basically no boundaries. Be what you want.

Told you it was longwinded. This is about 25% of what I wanted to write about.

Watch some YouTubers... ObsidianAnt is a well known player, if you can get past his accent. The game is from the UK and so is he.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2017 at 10:17am
Dang, that's quite a write up and Thanks for the time and energy.  

So, its not a Wing Commander and not a 4X type like Master of Orion is what I'm getting.  Sounds like an alternate life.  Big%20Smile

I might give it a go in the near future.  
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Mar 2017 at 12:08pm
Originally posted by bprat22

So, its not a Wing Commander and not a 4X type like Master of Orion is what I'm getting.  Sounds like an alternate life.


That is a very accurate assessment. It's a game you can absorb yourself in for weeks or months at a time, drop out to do something else, and then come right back and start right back up again.

I've dropped out this time for another run through of Shadow of Mordor... but E:D is still top of my playlist and has been for quite some time.

Glad I could help.
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