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Old 11th Jun 2018, 06:57 AM   #301
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Gratz m8, well done. I was the 10th person to visit Sag A*

Onward to Beagle Point ! - I was 64th there
I'm thinking about setting a course for Beagle Point, but not sure my Asp has a high enough jump range. It's just below 40LY... Do you think I can make it?
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I'm thinking about setting a course for Beagle Point, but not sure my Asp has a high enough jump range. It's just below 40LY... Do you think I can make it?
Should be fine, though don't go direct, what I mean is go slightly right of centre when travelling to the outer arm. If you try and go to the left the stars there are spread a little thinner and you may end up back tracking a lot.

Mind you the plotter is waaay better than when I made the journey (only plotted 1k). When I went to Sag A* the first time I had to plot every jump manually near the centre

You should be able to plot from the inner to outer arm way in advance. Just do it

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Should be fine, though don't go direct, what I mean is go slightly right of centre when travelling to the outer arm. If you try and go to the left the stars there are spread a little thinner and you may end up back tracking a lot.

Mind you the plotter is waaay better than when I made the journey (only plotted 1k). When I went to Sag A* the first time I had to plot every jump manually near the centre

You should be able to plot from the inner to outer arm way in advance. Just do it

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I'll give it a go, but probably won't jump back into the cockpit until at least Friday evening.

Yeah, the ability to plot a 20,000 LY route is a vast improvement!
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I am waiting for the Distant Worlds 2 expedition. I won't go out there again before the last exploration updated for the game.

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...Sign-Up-Thread

Spending all the time till then to max out the jumprange of my explorer cutter. I am at 40ly now and think thats the best i can get. At least without the Guardian FSD booster.
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I am waiting for the Distant Worlds 2 expedition. I won't go out there again before the last exploration updated for the game.

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...Sign-Up-Thread

Spending all the time till then to max out the jumprange of my explorer cutter. I am at 40ly now and think thats the best i can get. At least without the Guardian FSD booster.
I don't have a high enough Imperial rank (Baron) to get a cutter, and I'm only a Lieutenant in the Federal Navy, so it'll be a while before I can get a Corvette. Still, the combination of Asp Explorer and Anaconda is good enough for me at the moment.
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I seem to have a bit of a problem... I'm now just under 20,000 LY from Beagle Point, but after attempting to plot a direct route it fails at around 70% of the calculation. I'm a bit weary about trying to get a few thousand LY closer only to be forced to make a sizeable diversion, or worse still be in a position where I may be forced to reverse course back to the bubble. To get back to Sagittarius A* will require over 500 jumps...
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Like I said, don't go direct, err to the right of the centre vertical of the map and you'll be fine, if you try to go straight there as the crow flys from Sag A* you'll run into trouble....that final gap to the outer arm needs a ship of 40+ to get across. My Conda had 41 when I did it and I had to backtrack once or twice, albeit only a few hundred light years. I could only plot 1K LY, do the same. Stay close to 0 on the map's vertical axis (largest star density).Go forward in small chunks of a few K LY's.

You can do it, but you'll have to go up and then left along the outer arm. Capiche?
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Like I said, don't go direct, err to the right of the centre vertical of the map and you'll be fine, if you try to go straight there as the crow flys from Sag A* you'll run into trouble....that final gap to the outer arm needs a ship of 40+ to get across. My Conda had 41 when I did it and I had to backtrack once or twice, albeit only a few hundred light years. I could only plot 1K LY, do the same. Stay close to 0 on the map's vertical axis (largest star density).Go forward in small chunks of a few K LY's.

You can do it, but you'll have to go up and then left along the outer arm. Capiche?
I'll have a look at plotting along the outer arm as you suggest. Will have to leave the resumption of the voyage until the weekend, but will devote at least a week to the endeavour after I get back from Norway next month.
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I will be in a few hours. I joined the Gnosis Security Squadron, we'll be looking to help protect explorers.

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I'm waiting to see what they've got for exploration improvements.


Most of their updates in the last couple of years have been heavily centered around combat, and that's something I just don't put a lot of time into. So I'm not playing near as much these days as I have in the past.
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I'm waiting to see what they've got for exploration improvements.


Most of their updates in the last couple of years have been heavily centered around combat, and that's something I just don't put a lot of time into. So I'm not playing near as much these days as I have in the past.
I'm still a few hundred jumps from Sagittarius A*, so will be ages before I get home. Only went online to download the latest update last night, but might try and get back into the game this weekend. Because I spend close to nine hours in front of a PC at work, I'm not generally in a good mood to do the same at home...
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A question for all you space pilots out there: once you buy Elite Dangerous, is there a monthly fee to play?
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Excellent. I finally got a new PC which runs games very nicely, so I am tempted to buy this game.
Welcome to the 21st century

New update coming end of month for ED, looks like they're adding extra grind to exploring but hey ho they're the game devs so they know best

To be fair a few nice addtions to the UI, addition of codex, new lighting engine and at long frakking last an orrery view for the system charts. Probably keep me logged on for a few hours before going back to Darks Souls 3
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Extra grind? I think the new mechanics look great and like a lot of fun. And you still get the same amount of money for just the "honk". But now you can scan the planets without flying to every single one of them. Just by sitting at the star. That does save a huge amount of time. You can however make extra money by getting to a planet and launch probes to scan the surface. But even that looks like a fun little mini game. And at the end of it you have all interesting locations on that planet. So you don't have to fly over the surfaces for hours to find new volcanic vents and stuff. It does make exploration way more interesting and faster!
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Extra grind? I think the new mechanics look great and like a lot of fun. And you still get the same amount of money for just the "honk". But now you can scan the planets without flying to every single one of them. Just by sitting at the star. That does save a huge amount of time. You can however make extra money by getting to a planet and launch probes to scan the surface. But even that looks like a fun little mini game. And at the end of it you have all interesting locations on that planet. So you don't have to fly over the surfaces for hours to find new volcanic vents and stuff. It does make exploration way more interesting and faster!
For me, that's a big plus. Have been out in deep space for the better part of a year, and only arrived in Colonia last week to sell my navigation data. I'm eager to make it back to Jameson Memorial and get back into the Anaconda, but I'm 22,000LY and around 550 jumps away, so the last leg of the journey is likely to take quite some time!
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Extra grind? I think the new mechanics look great and like a lot of fun. And you still get the same amount of money for just the "honk". But now you can scan the planets without flying to every single one of them. Just by sitting at the star. That does save a huge amount of time. You can however make extra money by getting to a planet and launch probes to scan the surface. But even that looks like a fun little mini game. And at the end of it you have all interesting locations on that planet. So you don't have to fly over the surfaces for hours to find new volcanic vents and stuff. It does make exploration way more interesting and faster!
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You MUST get horizons (If that's still a thing. It's the expansion that allows landing on planets) and you must be prepared for the depth of it. If you get into it, there's a lot to do
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My god he lives !

I am more alive than the servers of this forum. :P
No seriously, I can't comment or upload stuff here half of the time because I loose connection...

To get back to Elite.
I haven't played for two months because I just didn't know what to do any more. I have two Cutters, seen everything, done everything and enough money too. So this new update will finally get me back in the explorer seat. Just a shame that they left the ice planets out...
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I've never mined. I might when we can blow stuff up. I think I'm lucky that I don't have time to play. I'm a billionaire, but I've never seen a black hole, never seen an asteroid base, never seen a thargoid or engineered anything, nor winged up or made a power play pledge, or ranked up at all. I've got it all to come, with a game that's getting better. I guess I'll get pulled in as the game hits a sweet spot of completion.
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