Elite Dangerous

Slippery Jim

Striker
New update 3.3.03 is available.

Bet it won't fix any of the bugs I reported.

See if the more eagle-eyed can spot the slight error in this one:

 

Slippery Jim

Striker
they want you to massacre their own ships ?
Yup. Turns out that's only the start of the fuckups.

Our squadron was convinced we were being undermined by another player faction. It almost came to war. Then we realised that Inf across the entire Bubble was going haywire. Turns out that in the latest upgrade FDev had fucked everything up so each time you thought you were doing something positive you were actually hurting your faction.

Wanksplats! :evil:
 

Dinsdale

Winger
I've had very little time to play recently because of work but I've put a few hours in this weekend.

How are you finding the 'improvements' to scanning, mining and squadrons?
err, to be honest I've mainly gone back to basics :oops::lol: I even managed to stack my ship doing a planetary landing ffs. Costly mistake, 1.7m worth of costly mistake. I actually don't know about the squadrons. Whats that about?
 

Slippery Jim

Striker
err, to be honest I've mainly gone back to basics :oops::lol: I even managed to stack my ship doing a planetary landing ffs. Costly mistake, 1.7m worth of costly mistake. I actually don't know about the squadrons. Whats that about?
For a mere 10M credits you can form your own in-game Minor Playing Faction and create a squadron which people can join up to.

Pop into one of our controlled systems and say hello sometime.

INARA - Elite:Dangerous companion
 

Dinsdale

Winger
For a mere 10M credits you can form your own in-game Minor Playing Faction and create a squadron which people can join up to.

Pop into one of our controlled systems and say hello sometime.

INARA - Elite:Dangerous companion
Cool. If I come bounding in in my Krait Phantom with no hardpoints and crap shields, am I gonna get my pants pulled down :lol:

I am saving up for improvements. I just found a nice little route which is netting me 800k credits per journey for some polymers
 
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Slippery Jim

Striker
Cool. If I come bounding in in my Krait Phantom with no hardpoints and crap shields, am I gonna get my pants pulled down :lol:

I am saving up for improvements. I just found a nice little route which is netting me 800k credits per journey for some polymers
You'll be safe. We don't encourage violence even though we're an anarchist outfit. We grew out of the Secret Billionaires group. We don't even get out of bed for 800k. :cool:
 

Slippery Jim

Striker
This is for @Giddup Sausage!

How to succeed in piracy:

Location: any agricultural anarchy system in boom.
Cargo target: Low Temperature Diamonds (no manifest scanner or wake scanner required)

Equip your Ship with good shields, a Frameshift Interdictor a hatch breaker limpet controller and as many collector limpet controllers that you can fit, and at least 128T cargo bay. Fill your cargo hold 70% full with limpets.
Best systems to pirate in are Anarchy Agriculture systems in Boom state.

Enter system, stay in supercruise.
Be on the lookout for T-6, T-7, T-9, Keelback, Asp, Diamondbacks, Pythons or Kraits (I've found all these ships carrying Low Temperature Diamonds.) Scan them in super-cruise and look at their equipment (sub-targets), if you see a mining laser they have Low Temp Diamonds! If after you've given it a couple minutes and you're not seeing any targets meeting the criteria, just slow and drop out of supercruise and retry. If they also have Point Defence then don't bother as they will shoot any limpet you launch.

Once you find a Target interdict them and IMMEDIATELY fire on the prey once, to get them to turn aggro. Otherwise they will hyper-jump on you regardless of mass or FSD cool down.

Don't bother trying to take out power plant to shut the ship down, even if you manage they're a bitch to try to stop dead.

Important, put full pips to shields and throttle to 0 speed. Do not move, your victim will also stop about 1km away from you and will just fire on you, then fire your hatch breaker limpet, hatch break and collect with limpets, while shield tanking.
Once the hatch breaker limpet attaches, fire off as many collector limpets as you can, they will go fetch the dropped cargo, when the hatch breaker limpet falls away fire another one. keep doing this until no cargo is left or your cargo hold is full of diamonds.

I run quite a few collectors as I hate seeing my precious diamonds die in the middle of space while waiting to be collected. Use A rated hatch breakers as the minimum cargo released is higher. I use B rated collectors because the max distance is better. Its important that you stay still during the entire theft, A: to keep your victim in once place and B: because your limpets are retards and will explode with your precious cargo if you are moving too fast.

Once you have run out of limpets and collected all the diamonds, sell your loot to a black market in an Anarchy system, you will get 70000 - 117750 per ton of diamonds so 128T of cargo can net you 9M to 15M credits , I can easily find 128T of diamonds in about 30 minutes that's approx 20M /hour.

By no means a gold rush, but one of the most fun ways to earn semi decent credits.
Aaaaaaand........ they've nerfed it! :evil:

Now you can cruise around for an hour and maybe find one ship carrying LTDs.

And when you interdict it it now runs away at full throttle. Even shooting at it just causes it to get about 5km away before it turns around and starts a straffing run. Repeat and repeat.

Best I've managed so far is 10t of LTD. Its just not worth it anymore.

Bastards! :evil:

Elite Dangerous' next update out this month, focussed on easing in new players • Eurogamer.net

April update bringing more auto pilot options. May be tempted to jump back into my corvette and take her for a spin
Auto Launch: wait for ages for all the ships in the station to clear whilst your ship bobs up and down and side to side. Then when it does start to move out it clips the station and you get a fine.

Auto Supercruise: Target a ground station and it helpfully drops you out of Supercruise and puts you into orbit around the planet...... then fights you all the way down as it just orbits with no sense of direction to the settlement. The moment you put the throttle back into the blue it tries to take control.

Its all shit!
 
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