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Old 15 October 2019, 13:43   #61
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Only time I played in open is when I mistakenly clicked to log in on open.

With sporadic times to play, I could never plan on anything online, and only thing I was able to complete is expedition that allows you to play when you have time...
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Old 16 October 2019, 14:17   #62
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It's alright I find making money quickly quite boring.
Yeah, it's very different now to how it was back in the day. At launch, it was a similar setup to Frontier, where trade trips made you a bit of a profit but you had to take things like fuel costs into account. It took me a few weeks to get from my Sidewinder to an Adder, and then a couple of months of trading, smuggling and bounty hunting in my Adder to scrape enough together to get myself a Cobra. The massive inflation of profits and payouts over the years mean that you can now get into a Cobra after an hour or two, and for me that's taken a massive chunk of the game away.
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Old 13 November 2019, 10:01   #63
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Well, that snuck up on me, I'm now 120 hours into the game.

Decided against a cutter as all the parts for it cost too much, so got an anaconda instead. Will probably get a cutter when I have a couple of billion in the bank. I'm a rank and a half away from King with the empire. Thanks to Ngalini and the close by system which I forget the name of, couple of runs with maxed out courier jobs really helps ranking up.
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Old 13 November 2019, 13:31   #64
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Only issue I had with Anaconda is handling - it is not the most agile ship, not even close.

Only good purpose I found for one was exploration - that ship with little of engineering can make big jumps with 2 repair modules and 2 srvs. (for long trips you better be prepared )

BTW, that is Ngalinn-Mainani route. It helps if you log off, log back on after a run, to get more courier jobs.
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Old 13 November 2019, 13:41   #65
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I've never really had too, one way of the trip always have plenty of jobs to fill the missions spaces, only 5 or 6 the other way though, but that's not too bad.

Cutter is way worse than the Anaconda it's like taking corners on a brick.

Any good trade routes you want to share?
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Old 13 November 2019, 15:59   #66
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I did very little to no trading, just enough to unlock engineers.

Mining counted toward trading elite status, and getting over 1 bil gives you trade elite status and access to founders world.

One thing that I did with lots of success - pirating. Pirating in agricultural systems, finding ships with mining equipment guaranties you they carry low temperature diamonds. One of later updates made this bit harder, but still very easy to do with well equip ship. You have to sell all pirated items on black market, and getting there without being scanned is essential. If scan is detected, just activate weapons and it will break scan. (not sure if they changed this in later upgrades, used to work well)
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I like how when you play this game you start to speak a new language.
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Old 13 November 2019, 18:02   #68
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Isn't that the case with any MMO??

One thing that annoys me is signature for most of posts - o7

Forgot to mention, when I was unlocking engineers, I used this site to find what to carry and where...

https://www.spansh.co.uk/trade

I did also 2 Road 2 Riches tours, available as drop down fromt hat site, but second time after getting far from bubble, I started visiting all systems without any order. I used ED StarMap and EDDiscovery to find what is worth scanning, and hunted only systems that nobody else visited, as that gives you extra bonus.

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Old 17 November 2019, 10:13   #69
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So why does the launcher show ONLY Play Demo ?

Hmm, looks like I need to create an account, so have fun peeps, I think it's time to free up some disk space now.

And I kicked Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous Arena to the freaking curb......

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Old 17 November 2019, 17:42   #70
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You still have empty slot in HD enclosure...
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Old 17 November 2019, 20:07   #71
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You still have empty slot in HD enclosure...
Indeed I do, but I've not had to purchase any more HDD space as I'm not longer obsessed with installing every Steam game I own on my computer
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