So I’ve dived back into E:D and wondered if anyone else still played it at all?
I’m still charmed by the style and detail of the ships and stations, though the planets are nowhere near as sophisticated as Battlescape’s. Sure, there’s a lot of variety, but they don’t look as pretty and detail is kind of fuzzy on orbital approach.
The other thing that Battlescape has nailed, compared to E:D, is Warp/Supercruise. Our warp is immensely superior despite being in early development. Supercruise feels like it cheats, especially when stations are just glowing dots, then you drop out and they magically appear in front of you!
Here endeth the comparison.
Nevertheless, I have enjoyed my return to the game. The depth of simulation is daunting but I’m definitely in the mood for a slower, more methodical gameplay. I read that passengers are now quite lucrative in the early game and found one muppet willing to pay 340,000cr for 4 quick system jumps! Easy money early on and got me an Adder.
Unfortunately I’m now struggling to find a passenger cabin, as I didn’t transfer it from the starter ship! (If anyone has tips, it would be much appreciated). Being an interstellar taxi is amusing me more than trading, and I dislike the combat unless I heavily outgun them I’m sure I will post more thoughts soon!