I love this game. I been off and on since release and really got back into it around Nov because of Odyssey. I’m mainly been doing combat, mining, and everything engineering makes me do. Engineering has forced me to do some activities I would have never tried, like mining. I’ve got most of the engi’s I need unlocked (few left) for my PVE combat Chieftain. Turned my clipper into a more everything ship
This weekend I bought a Diamondback Explore and jumped to a Guardian site and tonight I’ll do the Guardian puzzle and unlock blue prints for the Guardian Frame Shift boost. Scanned and explored along the way, found a really cool iced ringed planet. Then I’ll head back to the bubble for more NPC pirate combat. Once I’m done with engineering I’m thinking about getting into Power Play, Thargoid hunting, or the story arc / events that I keep seeing on reddit. The mysterious communication from this past week, etc.
Elite, isn’t a game and it is a game. There is nothing to do in the game and there is everything to do in the game. It is more of a galaxy simulation. What you do at end game you do the 1st minute you start playing elite and that’s why I’m a big fan.
Thargoids might be attacking a system, refugees need saving, and you may never know because there are billions of stars and unless you are out doing some heavy system scans looking for something unusual, or following the in game news, or just reading reddit, you’ll just miss it.
I’m exited about the new DLC. Looks great and after a few vids breaking down what has been shown I was back in.
I’m not a big fan of VR as the headset bugs me a bit, but I’ll use it at times and ED looks great in VR. I used it last night for my jump from the bubble to the Guardian ruins / site. 16 jumps in the Diamond Back with a Jump range of 54Ly. The cockpit of the Diamonback is great in Vr. A big glass bubble.
Oh, I was saved by the Fuel Rats a week ago. I was heading back from Dav’s Hope and I didn’t have my galaxy map filtered to only fuel scoop stars and got myself in trouble. I went cheap on life support, never winged before, friend request, never set a wing beacon. Had to be walked through how to do these items and was saved with under two minutes life support. It was one of the coolest social activities I’ve seen in an on-line game.