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  • I've just set off on a near 80k light year round trip from Explorer's Anchorage to Beagle Point and let's say, I may be some time.   I'm a bit of a wuss, as I normally restrict my route to KGBFOAM systems, but that doesn't appear to work for this j…
  • Have you tried the FD forum again recently, as they do appear to be back up and running and do look pretty good? there is a message for people who are experiencing problems in accessing the forum and going through that process would certainly provi…
  • I agree and once I get to the unexplored areas, which is easier with the long jump range, I can always either reduce the range, by disabling the FSD booster and/or synthesising limpets to add weight, or more likely just jump around using the navigat…
  • ...or CV2 maybe??  😏
  • (Quote) 
the 2-year warranty that Europeans enjoy appears to be as a result of EU law, so quite what happens to the UK after the April 12th BREXIT, or whenever it will be, will be interesting to see.
  • Well, I've just set off on my second trip in the direction of Sagitarius A* and will hopefully get the chance to dock up in the new "Explorers Anchorage" station. I've finally got my fully engineered Exploration Krait Phantom completed, a…
  • That's possibly true if your current Rift is out of warranty, but if you still have a live warranty and your headset packs up, then i'm fairly sure that the onus would be on the supplier to provide a replacement, an equivalent or, perhaps less likel…
  • i've only unlocked the frame shift drive booster, although i think that was probably more by luck than judgement, and i am currently thinking about unlocking the shield reinforcement package, to add to my FDL.
  • I think i'll stick with the Rift until they bring out a version that warrants the name upgrade and if that doesn't happen in the next year or so, then i'm sure that there will be some viable alternatives by then. I might be tempted by the Quest how…
  • I've only had a couple of disconnects, over the past month or so, but it can be annoying. I've just finished unlocking the important engineers and I am currently fitting out a PVE FDL so that I can get some of the necessary materials from Combat Z…
  • I've just got 7T of the 500T Armour and Hull Engineer target to go and so far have added around 300m from the sale of the mined minerals.  Once I have the 10T of Painite, I'll be one step closer to my fully fitted Exploration Krait Phantom. Just a…
  • ....and remember, never return to a lit firework.  With Seismic charges, it's best to back off a fair distance, to avoid unnecessary damage to your ship, when detonating..
  • Well, the mining suddenly got more productive.  Blowing asteroids up, with just enough nukes, certainly yields a major amount of high value minerals and is helping me get quickly towards that 500T mined and refined target. I just look at the streng…
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From your name, I'm guessing that I'm in the same TZ as you, ie GMT (I'm old, what can I say.) I'm from the north of England, where london's proposed HS2 commuter line might or might not reach.  ;)
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For thrust up and down, as well as left and right, there are some control settings that only apply to when you have the landing gear down, so maybe set those to the hat on top of the joystick.  Instead of using a modifier, I've been…
  • i've just spent a half hour or so learning how to mine and at the speed i'm going, towards that 500T target, i'll probably be 5 years older and an expert by the time i get there.  It looks like i'm only going to be pulling around 50T/Hour, so it pro…
  • i'll check that out thanks @RattyUK.   As for life and responsibilities, i've just retired and it's great.  However, life does tend to fill in the gaps, so i am starting to see what people mean when they say that they can't imagine how they previ…
  • After about an hour of driving around on the Laksak planet where the engineer lives, looking for and finding enough Nobium for my shield generator update, I think I've found just about the only app that gives me VR stomach.  That planet really does …
  • I sometimes have the ED window losing focus, usually when coming out of FSD and heading straight for a star.  It's a bit of a panic getting the headset off, alt tabbing or clicking on the ED window, getting the HMD back on and trying to avoid the st…
  • Thanks for that.  I got to be an excellent miner over about 13 years in Eve Online, but have never really got round to it in ED, so that advice is well appreciated. 
  • Oh, btw, i had a go at some seismic charge mining and you are right, the explosions are spectacular.  I need to find a safer place to do it though, as i kept getting jumped by the local pirates and only avoided another spectacular explosion by a g…
  • Do you do detailed scans of every un-mapped body, just the earth-like/water/ammonia planets or do you not bother with mapping? If there is a station out there now, which i must have just missed, i might be tempted to take another long trip, but in …
  • I've been unlocking all of the engineers, so that I can finish off a Krait Phantom Exploration build and that means doing some mining.   Even though a smaller ship would probably have done the trick for a small amount of mining, I've gone for a Pyt…
  • If you have plenty of room and no expensive chandeliers, I'd definitely give Beat Saber a go.   Maybe check out out the countless videos on YT to get an idea of what it's all about as for the clarity of the image, the position of the headset on yo…
  • +1 I also have a TM Warthog, but still prefer my HOTAS X.  I can put it in my lap and the twist grip is really useful, especially when avoiding being interdicted.  I know that I could use my rudder pedals, like I do in DCS, but this has always seeme…
  • What sort of hotas/joystick do you use? Landings are way easier if you have your controls set up properly.  When the landing gear is down,  I use the hat on my tflight hotas X to thrust up and down and left and right.
  • as a noob explorer. i just stick to the KGB FOAM star systems, so that running out of fuel and crashing into stars is less likely.  ;)
  • i've just got back from a first return trip from Sol to Sagitarius A*, in a sub 25m AspX exploration fit and managed to get over 220m for the exploration data.  Although that's probably not as much as i might have got, i have only just returned to…
  • I have a similar issue that appears to be being caused by a false positive on McAfee antivirus.  At least i hope it is a false positive, but either way, i don't see why i should have to disable my antivirus, just to get this working.  
  • i had a replacement Rift sent out to me, by Oculus, a few months ago and IIRC it only took a couple of days, so your new one shouldn't be too much longer. 
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