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Elite Dangerous - Odyssey paid update due early 2021


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10 hours ago, jonamok said:

Guess I’ll be buying this again. :lol:

 

I'm considering it again on the Xbox. My existing PS4 save has a load of time sunk into it (but I don't have PS+ now) and I never got onto any of the Thargoid stuff as I'd stepped away prior to it launching. Figured a new game wouldn't actually be that far back in the grand scheme of things.

 

Anyone see any news about this hopping over the generation line on console? Series X version with migrated saves would definitely tempt me to start up again.

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56 minutes ago, FiveFootNinja said:

Anyone see any news about this hopping over the generation line on console? Series X version with migrated saves would definitely tempt me to start up again.

 

Nothing talked about beyond what I posted.  I'd be very surprised if saves didn't carry forward though.

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As if by magic... Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition for £11.99 in the Xbox digital sale (and just at the point that I have £10 Xbox credit awaiting some use).

 

Think it may be time to double dip on both console platforms :) 

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What do you mean by “last minute”? Being able to land and dock ships was the first thing they confirmed when they announced fleet carriers last year.

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Ah, you mean their dumb business model where every system on the Carrier runs on cash and if you don’t keep putting credits in the meter it stops working altogether.

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  • 5 weeks later...

PC players.  What control scheme do you use?

I've played this on xbox one for a while and finally got it on PC.   Tried mouse and keyboard and....well....controlling with a mouse just feels insane.  Just me needing to get used it?

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you really want a HOTAS. Max immersion! Well, along with VR anyway. The Thrustmaster T-flight was the reasonably cheap option last I saw, otherwise there's a X-52 for more fancy, and it goes up from there.

 

Or an xbox pad.

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HOTAS is ideal but if you don't have room an Xbox pad is far better than fiddling with a mouse.

 

I'll echo what others have said about the T-Flight. Cost-effective and brilliant. Handy having a mouse or pad to hand though for navigating the map, as I never really enjoyed using a flight stick for that.

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I bought a T-Flight for this game - when I actually had the time for it - and Tie Fighter. Works well and isn’t expensive compared to some of the other hotas sticks. It’s reasonably compact as it can join into one piece or split apart into separate stick and throttle boxes.

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I find the default "Control pad with yaw" preset is nearly perfect. I bind "Flight Miscellaneous > Toggle Frame Shift Drift" to the left stick click, and with that I'm good for most stuff.

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The T-Flight is amazing. I actually upgraded to an X-55 Rhino in a fit of insanity, but it was total overkill and actually felt worse to use by my tastes.

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I did a t16000 for a while but then ended up back with a joypad.  Never went full hotas though, so was using the keyboard for throttle. That probably robbed using the big stick of some of its effect.

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If anyone is playing, on any system, the RLL Mukhang Symposium has just wrested control of Mukhang in an election. Which is nice. The symposium also has control of Basuseku, Ngethra and Julastii. They are at war in Pinngul (trying to get a foothold) and there are elections in Hemait and HIP 10754.

They are also attempting to expand from Julastii.

 

https://eddb.io/faction/75165

 

From a two bit little faction in one station they've grown quite considerably.

 

If you do want to help then you need to make sure missions (including passenger missions) you do are for the Symposium only, sell things only to Symposium owned stations and fight only for them in any war zone.

 

What all this expansion does mean is that there are plenty of missions to do for the Symposium these days, whereas when we first started this faction there was much less possible. I've been switching between fighting in the warzone to taking passengers on tourist trips (and selling exploration data), to collecting goods and fighting pirates. You could even go do some mining, so long as you sell your goods to a Symposium owned station, preferably one with an election it expansion happening.

 

:)

 

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Exploration is more cost effective, you get much more money than you used to. Up to 3m for an earth like mapping even if you're not the first to map it. Plus millions for water worlds and terraformable metal worlds. 

 

Mining has more to it now, there are quite a good variety of missions to choose from and engineering had been made easier with the ability to trade them at specialised stations and do the engineering itself away from the engineer's home.

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 Returning to this after a couple of years - removed the dust covers off my trusty Python - still got 134m credits in the bank.

 

Seems I took my furlough in the Basuseku systems so I'm in the heart of the RLL Mukhang Symposium territory so gonna start picking up some missions for them again.

 

...and yeah - I need to remember how to dock again too. :lol:

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