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While I agree with the $100 being excessive for either product, the ONLY thing the Hotas X has over the 1600M is the throttle.
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Hotas X is actually an inferior stick, it is just a better hotas, mainly because it is a hotas while the T16000M is not.

Good to know.
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Gotta make that money! About 150 million more on this anaconda, and my "combat trader" loadout will be finished. Then time to grind up 300 million for a trade Cutter (then more grinding to make the Anaconda combat worthy). I want Elite Trader so badly I can taste it. biggrin.gif

Also, is ranking bugged? By trading, I've raised my status with all factions within my route to "allied", but I don't see any rank up missions at all. Do I need to start doing regular missions? I made it to Baron in a weekend so long ago, and I basically just raised my ranking to "allied" and the rank missions came on their own.

EDIT: It would be nice if the Panther was out before I finished my Anaconda. I'm really looking forward to that ship. thumb.gif
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A few CMDRs going about barnacle hunting in the most ridiculously risky way possible: http://cdn.overclock.net/d/df/df603400_EliteDangerous642016-01-2406-21-49-929.png

Landing right next to the barnacle? Check.

Never dismissed their ships? Check.

SRV headlights on (you can see these from 15km away)? Check.

No one they could possibly trust flying CAP? Check.

If I was hostile and there were five similar ships there, I could have destroyed them all before anyone was able to dismiss or get back in their vessel. I seemed friendly, and in fact was, but I easily could have been a threat.

Not a fan of indiscriminate 'griefers', but there comes a point when one is just asking to be a victim; harvesting high-demand, limited supply, resources in unregulated space, without anything resembling reasonable precautions, definitely qualifies.
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Gotta make that money! About 150 million more on this anaconda, and my "combat trader" loadout will be finished. Then time to grind up 300 million for a trade Cutter (then more grinding to make the Anaconda combat worthy). I want Elite Trader so badly I can taste it. biggrin.gif

Don't burn yourself out on grind. Plenty of things to do rather than collect credits and count promotions.
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Also, is ranking bugged? By trading, I've raised my status with all factions within my route to "allied", but I don't see any rank up missions at all. Do I need to start doing regular missions? I made it to Baron in a weekend so long ago, and I basically just raised my ranking to "allied" and the rank missions came on their own.

The faction reputation needed for Naval ranks is a very different scale from the standard good/ill will rating and it takes a huge number of missions to achieve the highest ranks.

It's not bugged, at least not globally, but that rank progression meter will progress quite slowly unless you do large volumes of high reputation gain missions.

What's your reputation tab look like?
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A few CMDRs going about barnacle hunting in the most ridiculously risky way possible: http://cdn.overclock.net/d/df/df603400_EliteDangerous642016-01-2406-21-49-929.png

Landing right next to the barnacle? Check.

Never dismissed their ships? Check.

SRV headlights on (you can see these from 15km away)? Check.

No one they could possibly trust flying CAP? Check.

If I was hostile and there were five similar ships there, I could have destroyed them all before anyone was able to dismiss or get back in their vessel. I seemed friendly, and in fact was, but I easily could have been a threat.

Not a fan of indiscriminate 'griefers', but there comes a point when one is just asking to be a victim; harvesting high-demand, limited supply, resources in unregulated space, without anything resembling reasonable precautions, definitely qualifies.
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Gotta make that money! About 150 million more on this anaconda, and my "combat trader" loadout will be finished. Then time to grind up 300 million for a trade Cutter (then more grinding to make the Anaconda combat worthy). I want Elite Trader so badly I can taste it. biggrin.gif

Don't burn yourself out on grind. Plenty of things to do rather than collect credits and count promotions.
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Also, is ranking bugged? By trading, I've raised my status with all factions within my route to "allied", but I don't see any rank up missions at all. Do I need to start doing regular missions? I made it to Baron in a weekend so long ago, and I basically just raised my ranking to "allied" and the rank missions came on their own.

The faction reputation needed for Naval ranks is a very different scale from the standard good/ill will rating and it takes a huge number of missions to achieve the highest ranks.

It's not bugged, at least not globally, but that rank progression meter will progress quite slowly unless you do large volumes of high reputation gain missions.

What's your reputation tab look like?


You should of lit them up a few times and then announce on Coms that there a bunch of idiots. Would of sent a very simple and effective message lol
 
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On one hand I want the cutter and I'm not that far away from being able to afford it.

On the other hand the rank grind would take months.
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I am currently grinding my rank in the Empire. I desperately want a clipper.

It is slow going.

Not sure if I am doing anything wrong, but I am managing 5-10%of my current rank per day. I have a long way to go.
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I am currently grinding my rank in the Empire. I desperately want a clipper.

It is slow going.

Not sure if I am doing anything wrong, but I am managing 5-10%of my current rank per day. I have a long way to go.

Clipper isn't that high rank (Baron), you should be going faster than this.

Donation, charity, assassination, and smuggling missions are all good rank gainers, as are places where you can stack surface missions involving the same objective (this last one requires horizons).
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Clipper isn't that high rank (Baron), you should be going faster than this.

Donation, charity, assassination, and smuggling missions are all good rank gainers, as are places where you can stack surface missions involving the same objective (this last one requires horizons).

I don't seem to be able to find a decent empire controlled station.

Where is a good place to work from?
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Don't burn yourself out on grind. Plenty of things to do rather than collect credits and count promotions.
The faction reputation needed for Naval ranks is a very different scale from the standard good/ill will rating and it takes a huge number of missions to achieve the highest ranks.

It's not bugged, at least not globally, but that rank progression meter will progress quite slowly unless you do large volumes of high reputation gain missions.

What's your reputation tab look like?

I was looking at the wrong bars. My "rep" with all the local factions is Allied, my rep with the empire globally is 99% allied, but my "baron" bar is at 2%. I'm starting to grab Charity missions when I see them, so hopefully I can get that bar moving.

No chance of burnout for me, I'm actually really enjoying trading. Made 60 million this past weekend, didn't even notice it really. Bought some ED audio books recently, so I've been listening to those.

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On one hand I want the cutter and I'm not that far away from being able to afford it.

On the other hand the rank grind would take months.

That's kinda where I am, too. Hopefully we can snag the Panther Clipper for all our mass trading needs. I dream of buying literally all the food in a station and then selling it back to them at a profit. Won't happen, but I can dream, lol
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I don't seem to be able to find a decent empire controlled station.

Where is a good place to work from?

Cubeo has the most advantageous surface missions ( it's rather isolated and has one surface base, so all surface mission taken in the system are to that one base) as well as a great deal of donation missions.

Any Imperial system surrounded by other factions will tend to have tons of assassination missions. Downside is that the targets will often be clean in the system they are in. I had a mid six figure global bounty for a while because I was wanted in every system within a jump of Laedin(sp?).

Charity missions are most common in poorer systems, or in systems experiencing negative economic states.
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I was looking at the wrong bars. My "rep" with all the local factions is Allied, my rep with the empire globally is 99% allied, but my "baron" bar is at 2%. I'm starting to grab Charity missions when I see them, so hopefully I can get that bar moving.

I'm a Duke now and each charity or assassination mission is worth about a percent.

Edit: Correction, it takes 2-5 of these per percent at my rank.
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No chance of burnout for me, I'm actually really enjoying trading. Made 60 million this past weekend, didn't even notice it really. Bought some ED audio books recently, so I've been listening to those.

As long as it's something you actually enjoy it's not really a grind.
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