Author Topic: Dragoon's in Spaaaaaace.................  (Read 1377 times)

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on: July 26, 2019, 06:34:42 AM
After a gap of almost a year, I've gone back to playing Elite Dangerous, and recently picked up the 'Horizons' expansion in a recent sale for £4.99.

There have been some significant, and beneficial, updates to the game since I last played, plus I now have planetary landings and a ground vehicle to master.

I've sort of settled on the Python as being a decent all rounder of a ship, especially after beefing it up a bit. I would have to admit to being the games most inept combat pilot, so all my money has been made doing transport & courier missions, with a little bit of exploration added in. So far, I have managed to avoid all interception attempts, albeit since I only play in PvE mode, these are interceptions made by NPC pilots anyway!

Try as I may, the skills required to actually shoot down another ship escape me. I think its not so much a lack of spatial awareness that's the problem, but more the fact that I just cannot grasp the knack of mastering the management of different weapons and ship systems. One day, though.............................

So, is anyone else here still playing Elite?

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Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 08:59:11 AM
I've always admired it from afar, but I have not taken the plunge to playing

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Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 09:15:40 AM
I'm putting in a new video card today in my desktop. I may have to test it with this game.

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Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 09:39:25 AM
I'm putting in a new video card today in my desktop. I may have to test it with this game.

Which card?

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Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 09:51:44 AM
Note that its possible to form a group and create a private PvE area, thus allowing players to play cooperatively. be interesting to form an AD squadron :-)

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Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 10:00:13 AM
Note that its possible to form a group and create a private PvE area, thus allowing players to play cooperatively. be interesting to form an AD squadron :-)

Did not know that.... will have to look into this game....

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Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 11:07:58 AM

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Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 11:19:40 AM
I'm putting in a new video card today in my desktop. I may have to test it with this game.

Which card?

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super. I had an MSI GTX 1070 which was way more than I needed but it started glitching last week. I thought it was the HDMI port because it was loose and a couple of pins were bent. I tried the DisplayPort output but it didn't fix anything. I even pulled out the card and did a clean install of the drivers to no avail. The good news is that the new card is smaller and seems to require less power. It also has a USB-C port if I ever want to spend more money for VR.

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Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 11:54:04 AM
I'm putting in a new video card today in my desktop. I may have to test it with this game.

Which card?

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super. I had an MSI GTX 1070 which was way more than I needed but it started glitching last week. I thought it was the HDMI port because it was loose and a couple of pins were bent. I tried the DisplayPort output but it didn't fix anything. I even pulled out the card and did a clean install of the drivers to no avail. The good news is that the new card is smaller and seems to require less power. It also has a USB-C port if I ever want to spend more money for VR.

Nice!  :bigthumb:

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