Elite: Dangerous

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  1. Unfrozen

    Unfrozen Well-Known Member

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    TL;DR: I'm super excited to play Elite Dangerous or other PC games with other Touch Arcade users. Does anyone want to join me on the dark side?

    I have been anxiously watching the development of this, expecting it to not live up to the hype. But all the reviews of fans of space sims and many gamers in general are raving about how well executed it is.

    I've also been following and waiting for Drifter to finish development (I have the Beta on Mac) and play games like Galaxy on Fire 2(still one of my favourite iOS games ever) and Star Nomad (surprisingly great) to fill the void. But I want something meatier, with more immersive galaxy. Frankly I am not big on MMOs/persistent multiplayer worlds unless they have a lot of satisfying meta game to them. But this seems to check that box too.

    So I spent a large chunk of my holiday bonus so to speak on a gaming rig. iOS gaming still offers some amazing experiences but I'm taking the plunge back into PC gaming.

    This is a great gamer community, with 'real gamers' despite the negative connotation that mobile gamers are branded with. Are there any Touch Arcade users interested in playing together on Elite Dangerous or adding each other on Steam?
     
  2. Mene

    Mene <b>ACCOUNT CLOSED</b>: <em>Officially</em> Quit iO

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    I've been playing this since mid April.

    Yes, I'm one of those people who paid £200 for Alpha access, I've waited several decades for this so I figured it was worth it, at the time I really couldn't afford it so I even had to sell my mobile phone to raise the money.

    It's now out and although it's bare-bones right now, it's going to be truly amazing when the Thargoids arrive and later on when we get planetary landings!

    Tbh for the price it is now, you can't lose. I'd highly recommend you have a flightstick or Hotas to play it with. I use a Saitec X-52 and cannot recommend it enough! The game really comes alive with it and it feels amazing.

    As for the game itself, well like I said, I've been playing since April and even now it's the only PC game I'm playing. That alone should hint at how much fun I'm having. ;)

    You need patience though, it doesn't hold your hand or spoon feed you content like most games these days. I love it for that! 400 billion solar systems to explore and I can do my own thing.

    Btw it's not available on Steam and Frontier have said they have no plans for that to happen.
     
  3. Deewin

    Deewin Well-Known Member

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    The game looks interesting, but I'm not willing to pay full price for something that I'm hearing that's potentially good and will be even better with more added content in updates. I'd rather have something that feels like a full experience now to the price because a lot of games that make these promises never deliver.
     
  4. Mene

    Mene <b>ACCOUNT CLOSED</b>: <em>Officially</em> Quit iO

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    As it stands right now you can EASILY put several hundred hours into it. Like I said, I've been playing since April and I'm still playing it. If that's not worth the small purchase price I don't know what is. ;)
     
  5. Teknikal

    Teknikal Well-Known Member

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    I should really pick this up myself I've been playing X3 Terran conflict/Albion Prelude recently and while the learning curve is quite daunting once you start trading effectively and getting the better ships it's very enjoyable even more so when you start amassing fleets and stations.

    I also used to be a huge fan of the Freelancer game as well and played it online constantly so I know I'd probably love this one.
     
  6. Unfrozen

    Unfrozen Well-Known Member

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    So my gaming rig is built now, I went with your advice and dual boot for Windows and got a HOTAS. I've loved space sim games since I was a kid and the reboot of Elite in such a massive way was too much to hold back from.

    Thanks for the advice and weighing in. See you ingame.
     
  7. Deewin

    Deewin Well-Known Member

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    You can easily put several hundred hours into monster hunter games and that doesn't mean I personally find them fun. There isn't any real way for me to try the game and based on many reviews many of them say that it feels unfinished and can potentially be great with future updates. I have no interest in buying potentially great games anymore for 60 bucks and if the game does add a ton more content in a year or so I'd probably consider this.
     

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