Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Elite: Dangerous

Discussion in 'Space, Sims & City Builders' started by Raapys, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Fedora Master Educated

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    Let no man say I didn't try to like the game. :salute:
     
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  2. Make America Great Again Perkel Arcane

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    can you hire npc wingmen ?
    what about trading ? Are there any cap ships i can hire to trade stuff like in X games ?
     
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  3. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    So, from what I gather, ED's main advantage is that it's purdy.
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  4. Stokowski Arcane

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    It sounds even better than it looks.

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  5. Fedora Master Educated

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    >Automation
    >In ED

    That's just preposterous.
     
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  6. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Elite was never like X.
     
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  7. Suchy Arcane

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    1 - Sort of. You can hire an NPC to man a launchable fighter, if your ship is big enough. Not sure if this is Horizons-only feature.
    2 - Nope.

    Horizons is a pay2win DLC.
    Engineer bases are located on planets, and engineering ships make them way way better in everything. For example my fully combat equipped Python can still jump over 22 ly, or you can make a lightweight Anaconda with ~57 ly range. You stand no chance in a PVP combat against an enineered ship, which will outmaneuver, outrun and outgun you in seconds. Getting a fully upgraded ship is a long grind though, I'm still not done with my Python.
    However, apart from Engineers and planetary outposts, there's quite a bit of Horizons-only content. I'm thinking about the whole alien related story, with ancient ruins or Thargoid bases which you can explore/activate in an SRV. You can't participate in, nor discover any of it without Horizons, you're just stuck with GalNet news feed about these findings. In the end i'm not regretting buying it.
    As far as I know, the whole holo-me stuff was a first step to so called space-legs, where you're supposed to be able to walk around your ship and stations. Later in the futurue - atmospheric landings. Anyway I suppose these will be separate DLCs again.

    Oh yes, it does look amazing in VR.
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