Any space sim fans?

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I played Eve for a while but haven't subscribed for years, last week I got back into Elite Dangerous. Mostly transporting tourists around and or trading rare goods. VR is available and I am contemplating shelling out for it, I just worry it will end up making me sick :eek:
I keep an eye on Star citizen in the hope that it gets released....
 
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I backed Star Citizen right at the beginning and still occasionally have a go at the Alphas they put out, going to be a year or two before it gets to beta at this rate. I've not had a go at Elite Dangerous yet.
 
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I backed Star Citizen right at the beginning and still occasionally have a go at the Alphas they put out, going to be a year or two before it gets to beta at this rate. I've not had a go at Elite Dangerous yet.
I hope it gets released, latest teaser trailers look amazing but it's taking a very long time.
Elite is very good, much better with the horizons add on. I find it very relaxing going on long exploration runs or just trading rare goods for credits. Being set in the milky way it is vast as you would expect, with a fuel scoop fitted to a ship you can refuel from certain stars meaning travel to pretty much anywhere in the galaxy is possible... if you have the time and the inclination. Apparently less than 0.1% has been discovered.
 
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It sounds really tempting, whats the piloting learning curve like? The SC one is pretty steep, though it'll change again when 3.0 shows up I bet.
Pretty straightforward, the tutorials are very good and if you have the right ship you can multi crew (one on guns, one on helm etc) it's a little grindy at the beginning of course but it doesn't take long to start earning and upgrading.
 
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Base game is £20 plus £20 if you want horizons add on which will let you land on planets. I think it may have been on steam sale recently. I don't recall seeing it on sale at steam so I prefer to buy direct from the devs. Saves Valve nicking all the profits. There is plenty to do in the base game, in fact I only just bought horizons. Freelancer was a great game , loved it. This is a whole new level of open universe though. You can pretty much do anything you want.
 
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I thought this guy's reaction was quite funny when he realises the scope of the map.:D
 
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