Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots

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Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« on: July 28, 2017, 04:06:18 PM »
With 4 of us now with the game, I thought I'd start a separate thread for any interesting stories, tales of adventure, and/or screenshots. At the very least, it will save you guys from having to scroll through my rambling long posts and excessive screenshots in the main thread ;)

So, I'll kick off with a few posts...

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 04:11:25 PM »
I mentioned in the previous thread that there was a capital ship guarding the barnacle I went to harvest from. What i didn't mention was...he was drunk at the time.

In spoiler tags in case you dont want to see them until you find them in game

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A couple other capital ships i've bumped into.

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 04:14:08 PM »
Maia, probably my favorite system so far and i havent spent nearly enough time in it.
White star, blue nebula. There is even a black hole in the system, 300k Ls away though. I havent gone there yet




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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 04:23:42 PM »
Sun rise coming over the bounty battlefield from the last community event. I was just finishing up....after spending the whole time hunting in a dark asteroid field. There were many close calls, and a number of not so close...



After finishing there, i went to the closest planet that had minerals i was after for my first real planetary prospecting experience



What blows me away with this game....that blue planet in the pic? Yep, same planet as the previous screenshot where i was bounty hunting. And from the surface...



My ship coming in to land when i was finished a couple hours later. The blue planet was no where to be seen :(







I forget how big the ships are sometimes.



Back to home base. The blue planet is poking out from just behind the white one.
And yes, there was a point to all this....back to what blows me away about this game: you see the 3 or 4 bright stars at the very top/middle? That is home base where i am actually flying to

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 04:29:58 PM »
I pimped my rides a bit the other day (read: spent actual money on micro transactions - something i dont normally do)



I wont go through all the modules and stuff, but with some recent engineering it is jumping around 35LY with my 'heavy' configuration (full weapons, military grade hull, 6C Bi weave shield, etc)



Engineering solved my power issues with this one. I now have more power then needed, so i've gone back to a 3G Beam Laser and am about to engineer a 3G Multicannon for it. I had to get a 4A FSD after all, since it couldnt make the trip to one of the engineers lol. It is now engineered to half the charge up time and is always powered on - should let me escape easily when i bite off more then i can chew

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 04:38:18 PM »
hmm. some of those shots are darker then i hoped. oh well. I'm done for now :)

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 04:54:03 PM »
I opened a couple directly from imgur and they look much better full size. 
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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2017, 07:30:03 PM »
I'm using a different method to get screenshots off PS4. Let me know if the quality is any different to previous ones posted.



This thing was so big, I am completely zoomed out and as far from my ship as I can be (3km) and it still didn't fit in the frame. If you look hard enough, the speck in the bottom centre is my ship



Prospecting on a new planet, in a crater. Slightly different to the ice planets I've been on recently. Quite beautiful



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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 07:50:55 PM »
Didn't know this game had planet exploration, might have to check it out one day.

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 08:24:00 AM »
Didn't know this game had planet exploration, might have to check it out one day.

At the moment you can only land on icy / rocky planets with no atmosphere, they do vary in gravity which can make landing amusing sometimes, FDev say that eventually we will be able to land on atmospheric planets but the community is skeptical about that.

I don't have many pretty screen shots, but I'll repost the one I took of my first planetary landing:



And here's my 'pirate AspX' I built to run the illegal booze in the last CG:



And my current pride of the fleet, the Imperial Clipper "Mara Sov"

When she was shiny and new in dock:


Basking in sunlight:
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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 11:31:49 PM »
New ship





Yeh this is going to be an ongoing struggle



My fighter!



Nice view from nice bridge



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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2017, 09:30:15 AM »
Hmmm says images are not available
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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2017, 09:34:58 AM »
Hmmm says images are not available

Yep same, but I did see the images when I looked last night so somethings gone wrong since then

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2017, 10:15:54 AM »
Odd. No idea what's changed since yesterday Fixed. They completely disappeared from Imgur for some reason. Had to reupload
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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2017, 07:21:12 PM »
Equipped a heatsink in the Beluga because I read it runs a bit hot, and what the hell, it has a thousand utility slots that I didn't know what to do with anyway.
On the way to my first engineer I got dumped between these two. Heatsink saved a 10mil rebuy without a doubt



Did a bit of planet side prospecting once I got to the engie. Similar to my post about my AspX, I forget the sheer scale these ships have



Farther and son? Looking for a fight



And my dream comes true. Beluga shooting something down while I skim around in a fighter. Fucking sweet




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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 08:31:10 AM »
Nice screenshots! The twin star on is pretty epic, I've come into some systems with multiple stars close, but never quite that close.

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2017, 11:37:08 AM »
Nice screenshots! The twin star on is pretty epic, I've come into some systems with multiple stars close, but never quite that close.

Cheers. Looking at the last screenshot, the Beluga literally looks like a whale lol

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 12:14:05 PM »
At that profile it sure does.  So does the AI fly your beluga while you are out playing in your fighter?
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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 01:11:25 PM »
Ya. I've got a shitty 'harmless' crew member, so it was a bit scary leaving a 10mil rebuy ship in his hands. But, i was only at a nav becon, you can see the health and shields on your HUD (right hand side circle above your ships Holo display) , and you can fairly quickly switch between ships (piloting the fighter is done via 'remote control' )

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Re: Elite:Dangerous - stories, adventures & screenshots
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2017, 07:12:48 PM »
So I originally thought my Beluga would be a secondary ship to my AspX (similar to my Vulture) but i took it for a trip today and it was awesome! It does have heat issues, but i can get about 35ly in my 'exploration' fitout, and having a fighter onboard to scout around a planet surface was more then cool fun.

Some pics of my Thargoid adventure. It happened to be on the dark side when i got there unfortunately, so these pics might be a bit shit

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