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  1. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?

    Probably was a server glitch. The game has a number of them here and there unfortunately, mainly instancing issues but I think i've seen what happened to you once before. Corvette generally doesn't need flight assist off for most targets (and I was drunk so i wasn't exactly on my A game lol) but here and there i'd be using toggling it. The Vette is amazingly maneuverable for being one of the big 3, the Conda comes close but the Vette is in a league of its own.
  2. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?

    I ran a combat Cutter up until i got the rank for the Vette. 4 medium turrets, although it is maneuverable enough to get away with fixed if you are willing to put in the effort. Holy crap does it drift though, even with G5 dirties. I gotta say, the Krait really surprised me. easily one of my favorite ships in the game, it's just so versatile and fun to fly.
  3. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?

    Glad i helped you along! Sorry that you died the first time, i'm still not sure what killed you though. No one was hostile nearby and nothing was shooting at you. And as much as I wish that I could pretend I was good enough to use fixed on the Corvette, I don't It's definitely a fun over optimal build, but it's so engineered and such overkill that it doesn't make too much of a difference. It's rocking two huge efficient beams and 5 overcharged multicannons, all gimballed because i'm lazy. Up against a decent PVP built ship it'd get walked all over. The Vette can definitely use fixed weapons but again - I'm lazy (and semi incompetent, but mostly lazy :D). Bounty hunting is great fun and solid credits until you start wanting more expensive ships. Once you get a Vulture, and can start taking a few hits before your shields pop, it's so much fun. Engineering them adds a whole new level as well, though it isn't without its pitfalls. Edit: Here's my Corvette build:
  4. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there? Click on get help and it walks you through what to do. Cobra is a straight up improvement over the Sidewinder. It'll be a lot better in combat because it has 2 medium and 2 small hardpoints, while the sidewinder has just the latter. Cobra is also really good at mining. If you want to go exploring get a Diamondback or an Asp Explorer. Asp is what i prefer but the Diamondback is cheaper and just as viable.
  5. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?

    Don't accept a mission to Hutton Orbital unless you have some time to spare. I don't remember how far it is but it is about an hour and twenty minutes or so in supercruise. Should you ever run out of fuel look up the Fuel Rats BTW. It's a player group who specialize in rescuing commander's who ran out of fuel. Sidewinder is passable as a first ship. Nothing fancy of course, but it's capable of most anything you want it to do. It won't do it exceedingly well, but good enough for you to see if you wanna go in that direction or not.
  6. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?

    They will yell at you if you fly to close to a docking pad as you're leaving as well. I'm not sure how loitering ended up being a crime punishable by death, but that's Frontier. What have you been doing gameplay wise? Running missions, bounty hunting, trading, etc.
  7. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?

    Probably too close to another landing pad, they're very particular like that. Barebones Cobra setup, cause the game doesn't explain shit by way of which modules to use. If you wanted to wing up sometime i'd be happy to go bounty hunting or even drop you some cargo to sell. Same name as on here if you wanna add me.
  8. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?

    Shit, for free is an amazing deal Those are all common beginners mistakes, once you get the hang of things you'll be good to go. Docking control yells at you no matter what you do TBH. I wish theyd get extra mad at you if yo boost out at 500+ in an Imperial Cutter though. This site is really good for figuring out costs and planning ship builds: Woe is spot on with his Cobra recommendation. I have most of the ships in the game, still use the Cobra here and there though. Generally use 0y Corvette or Anaconda for combat but if i'm just messing about farming missions for materials the Cobra is perfect.
  9. skyf24

    Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?

    Ehhh. Wait for it to go on sale. It's a great game (I have over 900 hours in it), but a lot of it is the same repetitve tasks with very few ways do anything other than take HQ screenshots of your ship in front of things. That said, on sale it is an absolute steal along with the Horizons expansion pack. Getting good at the PVE combat is an amazing thrill that IMO was well worth the price alone. I wouldn't buy it at full price though, or if you do at least wait for the expansion pack to go on sale cause it adds a lot as well. TL;DR: Wait for a sale on at least one part of it. Base game has plenty to entertain you but the whole thing isn't worth 60$ IMO.
  10. You guys think it'd be possible to still grind enough xp for Missouri? Would have to convert a lot, but because a friend invited me back I got 80k free xp xp for playing a tier 6. Sitting on about 90k right now, would have to convert it but i don't mind TBH.
  11. Researched: IS-7 researched. Undistributed experience spent: 189200. Free Experience spent: 0.

    And i'm ready for the update. Pass on the TD's, fuck that line and i'm tired of speed grinding.

  12. Hmm, possible to get the Missouri before it goes away by converting xp? expensive yes, but I don't really mind. Keep in mind i'm a total noob and would likely grind it using Giulio Cesare and possibly Tirpitz.

  13. What's a decent/easy WoWs prem? Looking for something american or German preferably thats pretty easy to play as i am nub. Friend invited me back so once i get to tier 6 I get a free Texas but wondering if there's any other decent options.

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    2. TouchFluffyTail


      Of what seems to currently be available for purchase in game to me; Mutsu, Molotov, Warspite, De Grasse, and Giulio Cesare would be my first recommendations on things to look at for a mid tier premium.

    3. skyf24


      Awesome, thanks. Probably going to avoid destroyers as I just seem to die quickly in them in the lower tier ones.

    4. BiggieD61


      Giulio Cesare is very fun to play, damn near idiot proof, but obviously it's in the Italian line that is just creeping forward in the future.  The beauty of the tier 5 GC is that it is capable enough to survive in a tier 7 match - the 4 tier 6's listed by TFT are all good at tier 6/7, but suffer when in tier 8 MM.

  14. Fuck arty. One of the first top tier games i've had all night while grinding credits. T26E5 on Failinovka, north spawn 3/5/7. I get up to the hill, get penned by fucking everything and get artied to shit the whole time. BALANCE DA

  15. Hmm, may be better than i expected. Trying to deal with super heavies with gold pen just looks like a pain though. I just thought the 705s looked cool and kinda different, although I haven't even bought the IS to start putting xp on it for the update. Finished my 430 grind last night, can't wait for the 430u. I still have an IS-2 Berlin crew that hasn't been used at all, probably going to either throw them in the IS with this weekends discount or start running them through my prems. I'm a bit burnt out on rear turrets having just done A-44 to 430 in a week and finishing up the VK B to be able to get the Pz 7 on discount.
  16. May i ask why? I didn't look too closely at them all but it looked like one of the weakest to me.
  17. Tier 8 looks like it'll be the free xp sink of the line unless it gets changed. 212 base pen and 240 on APCR, ew. And of course the gun isnt used on anything else. The 9 & 10 appear to be the usual RUSHA balancing.
  18. Buy the 4503 on sale or get the Lowe back through support? Suppose i could always do both.

    1. DirtyACE7


      Get the Lowe back and fuck the 4503. It's just average trash.

    2. mostlyhybrid


      it's also hideously overpriced for a meh T7 premium

    3. skyf24


      Works for me.

  19. Why are the 416 and 430 II guns so derpy? The 416 felt like it missed easy shots and same thing on the 430 II. 

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    2. Deus__Ex__Machina


      better accuracy and RoF vs higher AP pen? on a tank that spams HEAT anyway......


    3. Hellsfog


      I was recently having a conversation about which gun to use on the 430v2. The stock gun is better if you are spamming heat, which I hate doing because of cost. On the other hand does +19mm pen on the base round justify the slightly worse reload and gun handling? I'm on the fence. 

    4. skyf24


      stock gun. will +18 pen make a difference? maybe on the occasional -25% rng roll, otherwise nah. It's just so incredibly infuriating to have such poor base pen, meh alpha, and then such an expensive AP round. FFS my revalorise has 1 less pen and 70 more damage for half the price.


  20. Sold: 'Object 416' successfully sold. Received credits:  1,344,740. Spent gold:  20. 


    Good riddance.

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    2. DirtyACE7


      Yeah I kind of hated that tank too. Had some good games but too many very average because it was so awkward to play.

    3. skyf24


      Also, this was my best game in it.

      Edited cause it had the previous post as well.

    4. ikitai


      I kept mine when I got the Obj 430 II. Really like the invisible pancake.

  21. skyf24

    The Object 416: SerB's Gift To Mankind?

    Gonna be honest, i'm really not feeling this tank. Way too niche IMO. Gun performs like a potato, and while the heat rounds are great, they have to actually hit. I'd much rather play almost any other tier 8, barring the 65t and TVP.
  22. So i'm a shmuck and got it. I love lend lease stuff and like Shermans, so why not. Um. It's pretty bad. th elack of mobility is really noticeable, and i forgot how much i fucking hated the 76mm M1 series of weapons. Might make for an easy 3 mark if nothing else...
  23. Plus side: I got a T26E5 from the NY boxes. Downside: Tier 8 MM still fucking blows.

  24. Operation: Grind like mad for the Obj 430 before the patch is a go. Once I get past the A-44 it should be pretty easy... I hope.

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    2. NightmareMk9


      Ok i see it now.  Thanks.

    3. hiipanda


      You might get a double refund on the su-122-54 if you have the su-122-54 and 263 in your garage.

    4. Darvek


      Ok, I'd like to thank the folks who recommended the 416/430 II. The 416 was meh for me. I don't think I'm playing it quite right, but I had some good game. First game in the 430 II though got a triple double: 2k damage, 2k spotted, 2k blocked. It has armor! I'm so happy.

  25. jesus fucking christ, arty is just as bad as it always has been. the aim times shouldve been left the same, fucking bullshit

    1. waga100


      moving is basically irrelevant now at least you don't get 1 shot i guess