Elite Dangerous Catch-All

On a similar note:

Expansion efforts for Veloxi's Vixens have been fruitful over last couple of months. We are now present in 8 systems (still only have three stations though).
Of particular interest is Nyaminawe, because the controlling faction is SSL Interstellar PLC, another player faction. They look to be quite large, and quite Hungarian. The system also has a couple of Industrial Installations floating around.

So good, Ghost Giraffe is excellent.

They're changing up community goals:

First look at the April Update too

Skip to around 20 minutes in to avoid the intro and a reprise of the previous video.

Final departure, lifting off from waypoint 11, beginning the journey across the Abyss to Beagle Point, 65000 light years from Earth, one of the remotest points in the Milky Way.

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And one of those images where everything just aligned so perfectly, you know you will get accused of photoshopping it...

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ShynDarkly wrote:

And one of those images where everything just aligned so perfectly, you know you will get accused of photoshopping it...

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Pu the needle on the record!

Grains of salt required.

I've probably asked this before, but the beginners area has me interested in actually starting this time.

How do I join Veloxi's game (and by extension, sign on with the Vixens, even as a wannabe ?)

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Welcome to Beagle Point. No ticker tape parade, no finishing line rope to push through, just the stillness that comes with being on the edge of the void; and above, a small orbiting memorial to the beloved family pet that gives this place its name.

Had a few folks here to welcome me, which was nice.

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It's good to be back!

davet010 wrote:

I've probably asked this before, but the beginners area has me interested in actually starting this time.

How do I join Veloxi's game (and by extension, sign on with the Vixens, even as a wannabe ?)

"Veloxi" is just a private group you can join, it's not necessary to play, but if you want, let me know if you join and I'll approve it (sadly only I can approve applications). What you want to join is the squadron, the Wildcards. The vixens is a background simulation thing that one can't actually join.

If you're using Voice Attack, you can now add Michael Dorn to your crew.

I've tried VA in the past, and didn't really like using it. Maybe that's because I tend to play games after the rest of the family goes to bed, and don't want to be talking at my computer.

VA always seems really cool in these HCS videos, though.

VA and HCS are a great way to deal with space madness as an explorer. Think I've picked up 6 or so of the packs over the years. The update mechanism is a little brutal, as you have to nuke and reinstall them each time, but installation has come on leaps and bounds over the years, they now for example autodetect keybinds which can help to start things off.

The one thing you absolutely have to do before trying to do anything with VA or HCS though, train Windows with your voice - helps a ton with recognition if you run through the Windows voice setup a few times.

Made it to Beagle Point..

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What's left of my paint job...

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I had taken a break from Elite since early March, but this weekend I decided to do a little exploring. I flew my Krait II back to Shinrarta and jumped back into my beloved Asp Explorer and headed out into the black.

To add a little structure, I signed up with Canonn and did a couple of simple missions for them, like doing a full FSS for a system or getting a picture of a known Thargoid site.

I didn't actually go inside the site, since I wasn't actually equipped to do that.

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Some great shots Hr, for any players who've not visited the thargoid sites, they're well worth it and not far out of the bubble in the grand scheme of things. Couple are often shrouded in vapor which just adds to the atmosphere.

Update: Around Orcus, the Veloxi Vixens player faction now are present in 9 systems.
Orcus
Asvinici
Mbere
Bhodha
HIP 105606
HIP 107936
Nyaminawe
LTT 8657
With that many systems there's always at least one conflict state going on involving the Vixens, whether it's elections or war or civil war, etc. I do enjoy reading up on how the background simulation works, I don't know why.
We almost got booted out of a couple of those systems (retreat state) over the last couple of weeks, but if you do enough of the "Influence+++++" missions it seems to turn the tide.
Orcus is currently in Pirate Attack state which I hadn't heard of until now but maybe those of you who enjoy trading Opals would like it).

There's 65 thousand light years to Sol, we've got a full tank of fuel, a half pack of onionhead, it's dark, and we're wearing tinted visors. Frameshift Drive Charging...

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Thanks for the update Lorenzo. Background sim was maybe my favorite thing to read about and try to influence in game. I do miss it sometimes, having a real effect on systems and stations. So fun

tanstaafl wrote:

There's 65 thousand light years to Sol, we've got a full tank of fuel, a half pack of onionhead, it's dark, and we're wearing tinted visors. Frameshift Drive Charging...

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I saw you posted that on Reddit, too. Now I've LOLd twice (especially because I heard it in my head in Elwood's voice both times).

Yeah, that resonated more with reddit than I expected for what really isn't *that* great of a screenshot. I was just trying to come up with something more creative than "Leaving Beagle Point for Home" and that popped into my head.

I'm not proud; I'll take the karma...