How to Get Started In Elite: Dangerous

I spend lots of time playing Elite.  I’ve been playing since release and I’m still learning stuff about it.  Which is great, as there’s always something new to discover.

But if you’re new to the game, it can seem a bit intimidating.  I remember being overwhelmed when I first started playing with some disastrous results

So if you’re starting from fresh, what’s a good start? Continue reading “How to Get Started In Elite: Dangerous”

Elite Dangerous Photos

highresscreenshot_2017-01-19_18-21-52Still playing a lot of Elite Dangerous, though I’ve improved a bit as a pilot since my initial forays….

It’s an amazing game to just fly around in.  The flight model is top-notch and the galaxy is realistically modelled.  The next best thing to being there (minus the asphyxiation and explosive decompression too!).  I finally took a trip to the alien ruins that have been discovered and exploring them using the Vive was stunning; a very cool, creepy atmosphere that the pics don’t do justice to.  Worth a trip!

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Journey to the Centre of the Galaxy : Elite Dangerous

Elite:Dangerous is a great game.  It’s pretty much “Here’s the entire galaxy.  Here’s a spaceship.  Off you go!” so you can do whatever you want.

I’d given bounty-hunting, trading and mining a go so I was keen to try exploration.  And what better place to go than the super-massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*?  Widescreen pics below!

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Dumb Ways to Die : Elite Dangerous Edition

Elite-Dangerous-LogoI’m really enjoying Elite Dangerous, but sometimes I think I’ve got a mild case of Stockholm Syndrome.  Maybe playing the game is best described as being in a relationship.

With a sociopath.

One of the best/worst things about the game is that failure has consequences.  If you lose your ship, you lose it and everything in it.  There’s no reload or roll-back.  If you’re careful you always have enough money to cover an insurance claim which allows you to rebuy your ship and equipment at a fraction of the cost but you’ll still lose anything you’re carrying or have accumulated as data since leaving port.

This has led some teeth-grindingly frustrating failures on my part.

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