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    Its been pretty good playing tonight. No issues getting on or playing. Only down side is that its put me and the missus 100+ jumps apart on the random start places. Going to take a while before we see each other if at all!!

    I have to say tho been playing around with voice commands for this using VoiceAttack and ASTRA and my god does it take this game to another level!!! I really recommend you give it a try. If anyone wants to try the trial version of VoiceAttack I can send them a basic profile I set up for ED so you can give it a go.
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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Looks like a wipe for release is more than likely. People have found an exploit and generated 50 mill credits in less than a day. I'm not going to play any more until release now.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowe View Post
    People have found an exploit and generated 50 mill credits in less than a day.
    Really?
    What was that? ...out of pure curiosity, of course!

    I had a weird bug where my credits vanished on-screen, but were still counted in the Finance stats. A quick relog out to main menu and back cleared it, so probably just a server hiccup on my crappy internet, but had me worried for a sec - I'd just breached six figures.

    Getting a lot of interdictions, although it only happens when I'm carrying expensive cargo so I'm guessing NPCs are at least scanning me beforehand. I don't get to see anyone SCing up behind me beforehand or anthing, though, which is a tad annoying.

    Nice that I first started in a brand new, farway system that I'd not even heard of before. I've been making an absolute mint from scanning all the Unknowns along the way, often bringing in more cash than both trades and missions combined!

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I've been making an absolute mint from scanning all the Unknowns along the way,
    I've gotta ask, i havn't a clue what your talking about. Your 'scanning' unknowns?? That doesn't sound like a way to make money, so i can only assume there's something i'm missing here...
    Give us a clue

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy3536 View Post
    I've gotta ask, i havn't a clue what your talking about. Your 'scanning' unknowns?? That doesn't sound like a way to make money, so i can only assume there's something i'm missing here...
    Give us a clue
    Sure...

    When you emerge into a system, especially one you've personally not visited before, activate your scanner. I have mine on a separate module circuit (configurable in the Right UI) to my weapons and triggered off Joy2. That way I can be scanning without having guns showing to anyone who might mis-interpret it!

    So... Deploy your scanner and charge it up (hold the button down).

    It used to go 'blingggggg' when it had fully charged, but now it goes "BRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH", like a foghorn off the Titanic!!
    That insane noise is a scan pulse being sent out, whereupon you wll get a blue text message, top right of screen, that tells you if there are any unknown/unexplored celestial bodies nearby. Not sure if it scans the whole system or what, as it seems to only pick up some others when you're fairly nearby.

    Anyways - Go to your Nav screen (left UI) and you will now see a bunch of things marked as unknown or something. Highlight one and cruise toward it, as normal. Once you get within a few Mm of the target, your scanner will automatically start scanning and the left-side info panel (next to the target hologram) will show the scan in progress. Once it's done, you will see the name of the planet/station/asteroid belt/whatever and you can move on to the next one.
    Remember that you have to have the thing targeted in order for the scan to take effect.

    I don't know how long the scanner stays 'charged', or if activating something else changes the state, but it's worth keeping it charged whenever you can if you want to make some cash doing this.

    Anyways, next time you dock visit the Stellar Cartgography section that almost every station seems to have. Scroll to the bottom of the list and you'll see that you can sell them your scan data. A few scans taking maybe 10 minutes earned me several thousand Cr each time!

    Note also that this is only a basic top-level scan you're doing, using the free scanner that ships come equipped with. You can buy 2nd and 3rd level scanners that do far more in-depth stuff and will earn you a lot more money for the yield, especially if you're the first player to actually scan a system.
    Subsequent scans yield less and less money, but there's still money to be made. This is more the sort of thing you'll be heavily into if you go down the Explorer route.


    Hope that helps some.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Sure...

    When you emerge into a system, especially one you've personally not visited before, activate your scanner. I have mine on a separate module circuit (configurable in the Right UI) to my weapons and triggered off Joy2. That way I can be scanning without having guns showing to anyone who might mis-interpret it!

    So... Deploy your scanner and charge it up (hold the button down).

    It used to go 'blingggggg' when it had fully charged, but now it goes "BRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH", like a foghorn off the Titanic!!
    That insane noise is a scan pulse being sent out, whereupon you wll get a blue text message, top right of screen, that tells you if there are any unknown/unexplored celestial bodies nearby. Not sure if it scans the whole system or what, as it seems to only pick up some others when you're fairly nearby.

    Anyways - Go to your Nav screen (left UI) and you will now see a bunch of things marked as unknown or something. Highlight one and cruise toward it, as normal. Once you get within a few Mm of the target, your scanner will automatically start scanning and the left-side info panel (next to the target hologram) will show the scan in progress. Once it's done, you will see the name of the planet/station/asteroid belt/whatever and you can move on to the next one.
    Remember that you have to have the thing targeted in order for the scan to take effect.

    I don't know how long the scanner stays 'charged', or if activating something else changes the state, but it's worth keeping it charged whenever you can if you want to make some cash doing this.

    Anyways, next time you dock visit the Stellar Cartgography section that almost every station seems to have. Scroll to the bottom of the list and you'll see that you can sell them your scan data. A few scans taking maybe 10 minutes earned me several thousand Cr each time!

    Note also that this is only a basic top-level scan you're doing, using the free scanner that ships come equipped with. You can buy 2nd and 3rd level scanners that do far more in-depth stuff and will earn you a lot more money for the yield, especially if you're the first player to actually scan a system.
    Subsequent scans yield less and less money, but there's still money to be made. This is more the sort of thing you'll be heavily into if you go down the Explorer route.


    Hope that helps some.
    Ahh, never realised you could make money that way.
    I've sold my scanner and used the space for cargo...

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    One thing to remember. The BRAAAAAAAAAAAAMP noise is an active pulse. By firing that off you're screaming out to all and sundry, 'I'm over here!'

    Not good or remotely sensible if you're carrying cargo

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Very disappointed with Gamma 1.01 Patch last night. Turned the game into garbage. Server drops all over the place. Empty bulletin boards. No commodities showing and this was after the 30 attempts it took to actually get it to connect to the server to pull off my Commander data.

    If only this game had an offline mode..........

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    If only this game had an offline mode..........
    I was fishing around earlier and discovered the Elite: The New Kind (a recoding of the original BBC Elite for PC) has been restored and is available again, at www.new-kind.com, for anyone wanting an off-line Elite experience without the hassle of emulation....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Very disappointed with Gamma 1.01 Patch last night. Turned the game into garbage. Server drops all over the place. Empty bulletin boards. No commodities showing and this was after the 30 attempts it took to actually get it to connect to the server to pull off my Commander data.

    If only this game had an offline mode..........
    From what I understand this has been resolved now.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowe View Post
    Not good or remotely sensible if you're carrying cargo
    Depends on your mindset and your ship setup.
    Right now, I'll happily submit to an interdiction.... BANGBANGBANGBANGBANG and I'm suddenly a few thousand Cr richer. Weapons away, charge the drive and continue on my way!!

    Maybe I've just been lucky, but the most I've been interdicted by so far is an overeager Eagle. Half these idiots don't seem to remember how to switch their shields on, too, so it's merely a distracting but profitable pitstop for Sidewinder Shipping Services Ltd!!
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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    Game on people - FDev have just confirmed there will NOT be a wipe for full release. Any money/progress you make right now you'll keep!

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    hearing at least 1 big backer has made a formal complaint to kickstarter that this is not the product as advertised and wants kickstarter to close the funding!
    a lot of people cancelling pre orders btw on the grounds of it not being a level playing field on launch - a real `pay to play` now.

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    Re: Elite : Dangerous

    I'm an Elite Dangerous backer, and the latest No Wipe on the 16th is the final nail for me. There have been far too many Hacks for credits since gamma started not to wipe the game at gamma end..
    I also feel FD have lost the way, and changed promised much that in truth I don't think they will ever deliver, as for the game being multiplayer, its not even close.

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