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Which game is objectively better?

Elite: Dangerous
Star Citizen?

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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #380 on: April 02, 2015, 09:38:14 PM »
Why is maneuverability even a thing in space?

Why wouldn't it be?

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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #381 on: April 02, 2015, 10:43:14 PM »
Why is maneuverability even a thing in space?

It is a rating based on how powerful the ship's thrusters are compared to its mass. More maneuverability means you can orbit your opponent at a faster rate, and if you can orbit them faster than they can turn to follow you, you win. Assuming, of course, you're fighting against the computer or someone dumb enough to sit there while you fly circles around them.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #382 on: April 15, 2015, 02:35:37 PM »
Why is maneuverability even a thing in space?

Because it's a game and not some hardcore astronaut simulator.

Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #383 on: April 16, 2015, 01:36:02 AM »
Why is maneuverability even a thing in space?

Because it's a game and not some hardcore astronaut simulator.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #384 on: April 16, 2015, 01:38:02 AM »

Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #385 on: April 16, 2015, 01:39:06 AM »
John Madden!

Vindictus can't into links.

I'm posting from my phone so I blame android.

Fixed. I put 2 links in one.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #386 on: February 10, 2017, 07:22:36 AM »
Have you gotten to Sag A* yet?

Yes, I arrived five days ago. Here's the exploration data:

{ "timestamp":"2017-02-06T05:21:12Z", "event":"Scan", "BodyName":"Sagittarius A*", "DistanceFromArrivalLS":0.000000, "StarType":"SupermassiveBlackHole", "StellarMass":516608.000000, "Radius":10813403136.000000, "AbsoluteMagnitude":20.000000, "Age_MY":486, "SurfaceTemperature":0.000000, "SemiMajorAxis":521224192.000000, "Eccentricity":0.881000, "OrbitalInclination":-5.192616, "Periapsis":352.536316, "OrbitalPeriod":57710156.000000, "RotationPeriod":301.967163 }
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #387 on: February 10, 2017, 07:31:02 PM »
Many consider these extraneous classes an important part of a well-rounded classical education.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #388 on: February 15, 2017, 07:20:57 PM »
Yeah, I'm not sure. Maybe my ship's sensors can't detect heat to that degree.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #389 on: February 16, 2017, 03:49:06 AM »
How can you even get temperature data from a black hole?

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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #390 on: February 16, 2017, 04:22:22 AM »
How can you even get temperature data from a black hole?

Hawking radiation.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #391 on: February 21, 2017, 07:00:24 AM »
How can you even get temperature data from a black hole?

Apparently I cannot
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #392 on: February 21, 2017, 07:01:03 AM »
Maybe my ship was accidentally calculating how many black holes there are in Star Citizen LOL
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #393 on: February 21, 2017, 02:13:57 PM »
Maybe my ship was accidentally calculating how many black holes there are in Star Citizen LOL

Star Citizen has an enormous black hole, though. It's called their bank account.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #394 on: February 11, 2018, 11:23:34 PM »
>2018
>still playing Elite: Dangerous

2018 is upon us, and along with it comes a new season of updates for Elite, titled "Beyond". This season will consist of two major updates: one this quarter (open beta has concluded, live release is expected within a few weeks), and another in Q4. There will be two smaller updates in Q2 and Q3, which will add more missions, ships, and general QoL improvements. You can read a more detailed roadmap here, but I'll offer a quick rundown of the major updates.

Q1 Update
  • Improved planetary textures
  • New ship: The Chieftain
  • Overhauled trading tools
  • Overhauled engineering system to reduce RNG and tedium
  • Overhauled crime and punishment system
  • Challenging wing missions that can be properly shared with other players
  • The ability to pirate megaships
  • Little weenie aliens for new players to fight (and probably other alien stuff)
  • A whole slew of other little changes and additions, ship buffs, new ship voices, Galnet Audio, and so on.

Q4 Update (this is the big one)
  • Complete re-work of exploration tools and mechanics
  • New celestial phenomena to find whilst using those tools and mechanics
  • Complete re-work of mining mechanics
  • "The Codex", a sort of in-game lore repository as well as a personal log of discoveries
  • New in-game player groups called "squadrons", these will fill the role of traditional MMO guilds, and will be able to purchase mobile fleet carriers
  • Further improvements to planetary surface generation, overhauled "scatter-rock" system and better fog and vapor effects (this is their concept goal)
  • A new and improved lighting model

Overall, pretty good stuff. All free, too. I played the open beta for the upcoming Q1 update, and it's great. Trading no longer requires the use of third party tools to be effective, and the new planetary textures are wonderful. A lot of these are core improvements that the playerbase have been requesting for a long time, having become tired of Frontier simply bolting on new headline features to an incomplete base game. Essentially, Frontier want to make sure they have a very solid foundation of core gameplay mechanics before moving on to the next paid release, which I am 90% sure will be atmospheric landings and will either arrive at the end of 2018 or sometime in 2019.

Oh, also, Thargoids are currently burning a path of destruction straight toward Earth.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #395 on: February 13, 2018, 11:59:13 AM »
This sounds like a pretty fun game. Might hold me over until 2023 or some shit when Scam Shitizen comes out. Also, what the hell is a Thargoid?
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #396 on: February 17, 2018, 10:01:39 PM »
Thargoids are spooky aliens which have been messing with humanity since 1984. This is one of their ships:

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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #397 on: February 17, 2018, 10:27:07 PM »
Thargoids are space flowers which have been messing with humanity since 1984.

Fixed.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #398 on: February 17, 2018, 10:40:26 PM »
1984 you say? The same year the Macintosh went onto the market! Those spooky aliens are really did start messing with us.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous
« Reply #399 on: February 19, 2018, 07:09:48 AM »
are really did
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