Made It To Sagittarius A!

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Made It To Sagittarius A!

Postby BigVern » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:51 pm

As per the title, made it to the Galactic Core which for the benefit of those who don't play the game, is a long way from civilisation and consists of a rather large Black Hole!

Of course getting there is only half the story, you need to come back which using normal travel works out at in excess of 700 jumps back to Sol or about 25000 light years.

Stuff that! Now using the neutron star system which is a bit more perilous but reduces travel to a more manageable 200 jumps although not necessarily 3.5 times faster as it takes longer to set up the jump and you need to break periodically to get fuel from a main sequence star.
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Re: Made It To Sagittarius A!

Postby VictoryWorks » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:27 pm

Sounds interesting and well done.
I got Elite D a long time ago but I've barely played it (27 hours) and not at all since June 2015! I mooched about a bit and then couldn't really see what I was meant to be doing.
I think I should give it a go again as I've had a HOTAS for a long time and now have an Oculus Rift, and in VR it's meant to be very good. I'm just not sure what to do in such an infinite playing area! Any advice Vern?
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Re: Made It To Sagittarius A!

Postby Nobkins » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:15 pm

Nice one Vern. I work for the group Iridium Wing in game. Our specialism is escorting explorers safely back into the bubble or colonia. Let us know if you are interested in a professional safe return to sell your data.
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Re: Made It To Sagittarius A!

Postby BigVern » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:14 am

Nobkins wrote:Nice one Vern. I work for the group Iridium Wing in game. Our specialism is escorting explorers safely back into the bubble or colonia. Let us know if you are interested in a professional safe return to sell your data.


I'm still playing strictly in Solo but thanks for the offer Jim.

Unfortunately my ship took a bit of a hit at one of the neutron jumps last night, cockpit and hull still intact but the DSS scanner is gone. Now contingency planning to get back to the nearest inhabited system as without the DSS I can't readily find landable planets to find raw materials for the repair unit. And some on the Frontier forum say exploration is for wimps!

VictoryWorks wrote:I'm just not sure what to do in such an infinite playing area!


Exploration is definitely worth it though there is a bit of a funding wall to kit out a decent ship. You also really need the Horizons add-on so you can land on planets and get access to Engineers, essentially a modding sub-routine to boost your ship. The biggest issue ATM is that FDev seem to continuously "nerf" the various money making paths in the game. Apparently V3.0 has replaced many of the solo play BBS missions with those that really require playing as part of a wing in Open/MMO. Not affecting me at present as I've got to drag my crippled Asp Explorer 8000 LY back to the nearest outpost before worrying about that side of it!
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Re: Made It To Sagittarius A!

Postby VictoryWorks » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:36 am

Ok thanks, I wont bother installing it again then. I don't play well with others - or rather having played Eve for a short time, I don't appreciate some mindless ***** wasting hours of my time by killing me for no reason - so I only play solo. So if it's no longer viable in single player then there's no point.
No worries, I have a big backlog of sale purchased and unplayed Steam games to work through :lol:
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Re: Made It To Sagittarius A!

Postby AndiS » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:26 pm

This thread should be moved to the members only area. ;)
If the petitioning forces find out that you actually spend time with other games, they will cry out "how many more steamers could we have if he would not spend time with ...".
But then again, you only mentioned your backlog of unplayed games. So you may actually spend your time creating steamers. Well done then. :lol:
(Don't mention your believed entitlement to spare time, that is a thing of the past, we all must be optimised and utilised more than ever, customers demand that.) :roll:
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