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I'm new around here



Posted 2 weeks ago.
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RexRaglan



Hi peoples!
I finally got ED two weeks ago in a steam sale for a tenner including horizons.
Been gradually (and at 53 years old, slowly) learning the gameplay.
I've discovered I like mining, so I've set up my Cobra as a mining/light combat ship so I can get the odd bounty while in the RES.
It's certainly a lot different to what I played on my BBC back in 84!

Posted 1 week ago.
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mrcasual



Hi! I bought ED in July 2019. Played it for maybe an hour and gave up. Gave it another go last month and have been getting into it since.
I was introduced to Elite Frontier on the Amiga. Figured out how to mod it a bit with a hex editor. Also you could pause the game and still control the turrets if equipped. Pause, target enemy, fire and then unpause! Unfortunately the version I had they fixed the wormhole bug exploit!

Posted 1 week ago.
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Bazr



Hi guys,

RR... if you like mining then I would suggest working toward a Python eventually.

Also with the mining you would have probably realized that the pirates go away if you wait for a bit before starting, obviously if you want to scrap with them fine!

With the age thing. say hello to a 78 year old lol

Posted 1 week ago.
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Roguey



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Please insert pizza!
hi there, and welcome; @RexRaglan @mrcasual @Bazr Wave

Its great to see some more people on the forum, and mix of ages. It sounds like all of you had some experience of the older Elite?

Posted 1 week ago.
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Bazr



Hi Boss,
I will continue to support this forum whilst I am still able lol.

I date back to the time when the OS for the computer was loaded via tape recorder...so us old guys have seen quite a change from the old text adventures.

Forums such as yours are a great resource for gamers to get together and swap notes.

Posted 1 week ago.
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JayVee



Hi and welcome RexRaglan and mrcasual if you need any help just ask.

Posted 1 week ago.
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RexRaglan



Thanks for the welcomes guys.
Things move on apace in this game and I've now bought a Keelback as my main mining ship, not least of all because it's easier to make money with 64t than with 16.
Just about 24 hours later and it's already paid for itself with a few sessions of tritium mining with the new mining lasers.
I was thinking about setting up a private group for those of us of more "advancing" years who may prefer a more sedate way of playing without the loneliness of Solo play.
Please let me know if you'd be up for that and I'll get it going.
I'm aware of Mobius (and I've even joined that group) but it has so many members it loses the personal touch.

Roguey:
Thank you so much for this site, it's my first port of call for information now.
Yes, myself and my friends played the original to death when we were in our teens and single.

Bazr:
They say age is just a number Commander, and whatever keeps you feeling young, you keep doing it! o7



Posted 1 week ago.
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JayVee



Hi RexRaglan, I have a private group only 2 of us you would be welcome to join, U.K based Cmdr Jake Valent

Posted 1 week ago.
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RexRaglan



@JayVee Many thanks, sent you friend & join requests.
Look forward to flying with you.

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