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#4504524 - 01/22/20 01:21 AM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo banghead 65,285 oh my God the patience of this man! :dizzy :duh :exitstageleft
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#4504590 - 01/22/20 02:41 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Good luck out in the black.


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#4504591 - 01/22/20 02:43 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Thanks guys! I'll be stopping first in Colonia to visit some engineers and to take a break from all the FSD jumping before I continue on to Beagle Point.

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#4504714 - 01/23/20 10:24 AM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I should dust off my Asp Explorer which sits in the hangar since last early autumn. I'm just shying away from learning the new scanner....


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#4504727 - 01/23/20 01:10 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: kilosierra]  
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Originally Posted by kilosierra
I should dust off my Asp Explorer which sits in the hangar since last early autumn. I'm just shying away from learning the new scanner....

KS,
The FSS and DSS are quite simple and easy to use. Makes explo more immersive, imho.

#4504741 - 01/23/20 04:42 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I put all of the FSS and DSS commands on the X Box controller and I must say it works splendidly for me.

Like Bo says, there isn't much to it and you ought to give it a go and see how you get on. After an hour of mapping and some trial and error you'll be all set. Exploration pays way more now and the new mechanics are an improvement in my view.


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#4504832 - 01/24/20 11:05 AM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
I put all of the FSS and DSS commands on the X Box controller and I must say it works splendidly for me..


Hm,

this sounds quite interesting, I`ve bought a Bluetooth XBox controller a few weeks ago (I tried the Steamlink App on my Samsung Smart TV, works, but my WLAN is too slow, need to get the TV into the LAN, I think), must buy a BT adapter for the PC.

Does ED support multiple controllers, I already have throttle and stick from my HOTAS?

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#4504850 - 01/24/20 12:30 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yes it does. The controller just lays on my desk until I need to use the suites and I pick it up, scan away, then set it back down and return to the Cougar for normal flight operations. The mini-sticks are perfect for panning the camera and the triggers work well for zooming in and out.


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#4504862 - 01/24/20 02:01 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I avoided the FSS and DSS for a long time. It doesn't take long to be proficient with them... as long as you are ok with the mind numbing repetition smile

If you can Engineer the DSS it makes the Surface Scans so much quicker. Again, I avoided this for a long time but shouldn't have...

Exploration brings in a lot of credits... see note above on mind numbing repetition.


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#4504934 - 01/25/20 01:47 AM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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The thing that I'd suggest for you trip to BP is an alt account. On my trip back from BP, I stopped for a while and started playing my alt account in the bubble to break up the monotony. I think they're still on sale now too, so if you don't have one...

How long are you anticipating the trip out and back to take? I'm asking because we have fleet carriers coming up...


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#4505135 - 01/27/20 01:18 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: K6_Scorpion]  
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Originally Posted by K6_Scorpion


How long are you anticipating the trip out and back to take? I'm asking because we have fleet carriers coming up...



I spent a couple of days in the Colonia region to meet up with some of the engineers and I'll be leaving for BP today when I get home from work! I can usually do pretty long sessions so I should be in BP by the end of this week. I plotted the course already and it's about 46,000 LY from Colonia to BP.


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#4506891 - 02/10/20 11:42 AM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Finally arrived in Beagle Point on Saturday. I'm just over 65,000 LY away from the SOL system right now.


Now the fun of heading back home......


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#4507253 - 02/13/20 03:56 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Congrats, that's an accomplishment.

Enjoy the flight home.


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#4507254 - 02/13/20 04:02 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Congrats, that's an accomplishment.

Enjoy the flight home.



Thanks! I can't wait to see how much money I'll make from selling all of my cartographic data! biggrin


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#4507256 - 02/13/20 04:14 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Nice work Panzer!


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#4507336 - 02/14/20 09:04 AM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Congrats, that's an accomplishment.

Enjoy the flight home.



Thanks! I can't wait to see how much money I'll make from selling all of my cartographic data! biggrin

Maybe as a ballpark number, with my scenic trip to Colonia via the Formidine Rift 5th April- 30th May last year, I travelled >114kly and visited >2500 systems mostly fully FSS scanned (>32k scanned), plenty valuable planets also by DSS (>1900 mapped) - the data collected earned me >3 billion. But I am not sure whether they somewhat adjusted the exploration income; I heard they did something to mining, but exploration, idk...

#4507934 - Yesterday at 11:37 PM Re: Finally exploring a lot [Re: WhoCares]  
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Grats PM! Don’t know how you xplo guys do it. I hate to think of a trip that long. I’ve been doing the Wingy Loop Method (tm) the last month or so in order to get my rank up. Hit Elite in xplo last week which was a huge surprise since I mistakenly thought I still had another whole rank to go after I finished the one I was grinding. A nice pleasant surprise, indeed! Now I just have to grind they the last %42 in combat to be triple E.

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