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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:03 am 
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I decided to get back into Elite Dangerous in November and bought myself a HOTAS joystick (the Thrustmaster HOTAS-X, which is about $70-80) and boy did that make a huge difference. I played the game when it came out at the end of 2014 and rapidly got frustrated with it but they've improved it so much since then and added so much stuff that it's almost a whole new game. I've been playing pretty much nonstop since then mostly doing missions to rack up money and then going off on big exploring trips to check out nearby (within a couple of thousand lightyears) nebulae and other points of interest.

Really I just like taking photos in it :). And I hit on the idea of making panoramic photos too, assuming the distortions around the edges of the view don't mess things up too much.

So I've ended up with shots like this (an M V star seen from the surface of one of its planets, with its B V companion star in the background):

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or this (a huge carbon star, seen from the ring system of its second planet):
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So yeah. I'm having fun in it again - there's a whole galaxy to explore, and recently aliens have started to show up which may or may not be hostile...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:05 am 
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I just got back from a big expedition to the nebula/star-forming nursery NGC 7822, you can see the screencaps from there at:

https://plus.google.com/106986580150244 ... A6KLZ8s3x5

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Did they fix the interface? I recall this game being horribly cumbersome with non-intuitive controls and too much starship micro-management. Much more than in older Elite games (I love FFE ala Elite 3).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:53 am 
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Depends what exactly you think was cumbersome about it. I got a Thrustmaster HOTAS-X joystick which made things vastly more manageable and fun than using keyboard/mouse alone, so that might help?

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Is the game worth the 400 NIS ($100 US) this joystick will cost me in Israel?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:48 pm 
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Golan2072 wrote:
Is the game worth the 400 NIS ($100 US) this joystick will cost me in Israel?


That's up to you. You can always watch some of the youtube videos about various aspects of the game and see what you think (assuming you haven't actually played it already). I've got over 250 hours out of it so I think it is, and I think it's much better than it was to start with. But then I also play in Solo and not in Open Play with others, which is a very different experience.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:03 pm 
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So I place this joystick in my to-buy list :-)

Will probably ask this as a birthday gift from Mrs. Stellagama... :-)

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I have to add this one to the collection here, it's too good not to show off :)

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