Off out on the DW2 expedition today. Just need to get some supplies.
Yup. Turns out that's only the start of the fuckups.they want you to massacre their own ships ?
err, to be honest I've mainly gone back to basics 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?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?
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.err, to be honest I've mainly gone back to basics 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?
Cool. If I come bounding in in my Krait Phantom with no hardpoints and crap shields, am I gonna get my pants pulled down
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. If I come bounding in in my Krait Phantom with no hardpoints and crap shields, am I gonna get my pants pulled down
I am saving up for improvements. I just found a nice little route which is netting me 800k credits per journey for some polymers
Aaaaaaand........ they've nerfed it!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.
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.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