Elite: Dangerous is advertised as a MMO space sandbox with a persistent universe. This is great for the story. It is great for the game universe. It allows us to interact with other players. What could possibly go wrong?
Continue reading Elite: Dangerous 03: Adventures Of A Space Trucker →
very picture-heavy post with too many words in it I will give a basic overview of the UI, the things you can do and my first failing.
Continue reading Elite: Dangerous 02: The UI →
This is a mess and it continues to get uglier. My current #1-wish is double-binding functions to two keys.
Then there are tutorials. I’ll be brief.
Also: technical details, aka game settings.
Continue reading Elite: Dangerous 01: The Keyboard-Layout →
It’s December 16th. Launchday. But where is my game?
This question was finally answered by a look at Elite’s facebook page, opened half past noon. “In an hour”, 30 minutes ago. 1300 CET. I somehow missed this information in the last newsletter before launch as well as on the web page.
At 1300 I launched the launcher and was presented with the option to install the game or to start the combat simulator. Naturally, I went for the installer. Like everyone else at this time.
Download speed was around 1.8MB/s with pikes into two-digit-numbers, at least while it wasn’t zero. I’ve had this phenomena of no-download-at-all during the download of the combat simulator. Maybe this is a technical issue, maybe it’s intentional (download a batch, integrity check, installation-stuff, download next), I don’t know.
Continue reading Elite: Dangerous 00: Launchday →
Elite: Dangerous launches tomorrow. So I thought “let’s download the launcher, maybe I can preload the game”. I was wrong.
But everyone who had preordered the game at any point has already access to a single player combat training, so I’ll just talk about that. It’s 30-minutes-in and should be interpreted accordingly.
Related: I still have to figure out how to get usable screenshots out of this, so no pictures today.
Continue reading A first look at Elite: Dangerous – the Combat Simulator →