(Mod Edit: a list of people playing who have shared their commander names is located further into the thread here
So, space people, Elite: Dangerous just hit Beta 1 (1.02 to be precise). I have been playing since Premium Beta and though the world felt a little flat (not much to do, not dimensionally) it captured that spark of 'amazing' that colours my view of Frontier Elite and First Encounters to this day. Returning to the present, Beta 1(.02) blows me away. More ships, more systems (55 instead of
, improved mapping tools and more vibrant economy and diversity of stations. When I go to a system I don't feel like I am entering instanced clone system 1 of 100, but a unique system with celestial arrangements that look and feel 'realistic' (in so far as my astrophysics deprived mind can conceive).
I will post a few screens (shamelessly taken from this thread as they have some talent flying and taking snaps https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=28345
) and would love to know if any of you are playing or plan to play this game. (Right click show image in new tab for less annoying format, or educate a poor forum poster in your arts of preview images [I am lazy])
If anyone wants to add me I am Sakhr Amir, Merchant and purveyor of high velocity gold deliveries. The Lakon 6 is my baby atm, but moving on and up to the Anaconda eventually. Feel free to barrage any questions, I'd prefer to answer your queries than wax lyrical (which would go on p much forever).
Please keep discussion relevant to Elite Dangerous: It isn't EVE, it isn't SC, both of those games are fine (I am sure), and Braben (head of Frontier Dev) backed SC so he clearly has faith there is room in the market for both.
And finally... DO SHE GOT A BOOTIS?