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Is Elite:Dangerous a hard game to jump into as a new player? The game has always intrigued me but have never had a chance to try it. I played EVE Online many years ago and loved it but if I went back and tried to play now it would be really hard.

There is a steep learning curve, but once you can actually fly and land etc, it will suck up a lot of your time.
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So not bringing this up to start an arguement but is No Mans Sky and Elite the same kind of game? I really liked the in depth customization that EVE had.
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I've been playing since alpha, and I still have no real idea what I'm doing. I'd imagine I must have close to (or more than) 100 hours invested. I can fly, make some money, and have fun, so I consider that good enough. As mentioned, the learning curve is indeed pretty steep, but once you have the basics down, the rest can either be ignored or learned via tools outside of the game.

IMO, No Mans Sky and this are pretty different. From what I've read/seen, NMS is not a sim really. E:D on the other hand is a full-on sim. They both seem to have similar things to do in space (visit planets, trade, fight), just a different way of doing them. I'd say the big differences that come to me quickly are that NMS doesn't really seem to have any transitions between space and planets (E:D does for instances to/from supercruise and down to planets), E:D only has no-atmosphere planet landing (for now), NMS allows you to get out of the ship and shoot stuff (again, not yet in E:D), and NMS doesn't have "multiplayer" like E:D does.
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Interesting.... now I need to figure what ill be playing on.... Xbox one or my PC lol.
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Interesting.... now I need to figure what ill be playing on.... Xbox one or my PC lol.

PC generally gets new releases / updates faster.

Also if you are ever thinking of getting into VR, E:D is an amazing game.
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Quick question.... are you always in the cockpit as far as view or is it changable.
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Quick question.... are you always in the cockpit as far as view or is it changable.

So far you can only control the ship from cockpit view. There is an external camera for screenshots / movie making, but you can't control the ship whilst using the external view.

There are plans for being able to walk around the ships / stations in the future, but we won't be seeing that this year.
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So far you can only control the ship from cockpit view. There is an external camera for screenshots / movie making, but you can't control the ship whilst using the external view.

There are plans for being able to walk around the ships / stations in the future, but we won't be seeing that this year.


Wow so seems like this game has a lot of support.
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Wow so seems like this game has a lot of support.

Essentially they want a full space sim - walking around, flying, driving, stealing ships, multi-crew, and so on. They are releasing it in sections as it is made, at the moment we are up to season 2 (2.2).

Both E:D and Star Citizen are kind of aiming for the same thing, but Star Citizen is trying to make the whole game before releasing it.

https://www.elitedangerous.com/en/seasons/
http://elite-dangerous.wikia.com/wiki/Features_in_the_expansions
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Wow so seems like this game has a lot of support.

It's in constant development with DLC released throughout each season. (a year)

I would expect at least 2 more seasons after this one given the user base.
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