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    41 here, wife and small child in tow and I still...

    41 here, wife and small child in tow and I still game. A lot. In the end, it's down to what you do to relax personally. It helps that's she pretty tolerant of my gaming habits, but if my Missus wants...
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    You can research Sentient AI and, I think, have...

    You can research Sentient AI and, I think, have one of them control your ship(s) However it runs the risk of having it go full Skynet on you, or really annoying one of the fallen empires, which isn't...
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    The cores feel horribly random but then that's...

    The cores feel horribly random but then that's probably just the background code for how often they crop up. My last commander campaign I went several weeks in game with no cores at all (just after...
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    I had a very odd situation last night on a...

    I had a very odd situation last night on a 'rescue the VIP' mission (actually one of my soldiers who got left behind on a previous mission. The map started in a massive firefight because 3 pods of...
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    Well 25 hours of play in and I love it. The timer...

    Well 25 hours of play in and I love it. The timer on missions completely changes the dynamic of the tactical combat (although missions with no timer do quickly revert back to XCOM:EU's "creep forward...
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    I was really hoping that Firaxis / 2K were going...

    I was really hoping that Firaxis / 2K were going to release the soldier customisation module prior to the game's release so I don't have to spend the first hour (or two) just making people to die...
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    I haven't got much to add to this thread that...

    I haven't got much to add to this thread that hasn't already been mentioned - XCOM, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin all being excellent recent TBS games.

    However if you want to go...
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    It's already been pulled. Shame.

    It's already been pulled. Shame.
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    Anyone done the Jenny 'O the Woods contract? I'm...

    Anyone done the Jenny 'O the Woods contract? I'm at the recommended level, been following the Bestiary recommendations and she's generally janking my guts out about 5 seconds into the "fight"...... I...
  10. This thread:...

    This thread: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Dragon-Age-Inquisition/PC-Ongoing-investigation-poor-performance-crashes-resource/td-p/4126271

    Has been on going for some time via the EA "Answers" forums....
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    I'm about 60 hours in on D:OS so planning to get...

    I'm about 60 hours in on D:OS so planning to get that finished off before embarking on PoE. I can only assume I'm not that far from the end now. I've been moderately thorough about quest completiom...
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    Outside of the "Core" Systems (Earth, Lave,...

    Outside of the "Core" Systems (Earth, Lave, Achenar) there are no rares to trade. I've spent my time in Elite sort of skirting those systems and in over 150 systems I've not come across a single rare...
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    I went from cannons back to multi-cannons....

    I went from cannons back to multi-cannons. Cannons are fairly slow firing so unless you are regularly taking on ships bigger than Cobras, I dont see much advantage. Mainly because anything smaller is...
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    you need to find a relatively out of the way...

    you need to find a relatively out of the way system with extensive Resource Extraction Sites (usually Jovian planets with extensive ring systems)

    Check them all out and sooner or later you'll be...
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    being pirated is one thing. It's happened to me...

    being pirated is one thing. It's happened to me twice, the first time against a guy who knew what he was doing and, although I got away the first time had me bang to rights the second he interdicted...
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    I have no idea. Next time I might try. It cost me...

    I have no idea. Next time I might try. It cost me nearly 150k in bounties..................
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    That happened to me last night. I made it to the...

    That happened to me last night. I made it to the nearest outpost with about 3 minutes to spare. Then I had to wait to dock and blew up just coming into the landing pad. Can't say I was too happy...
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    considering it was 40% off in the Steam holiday...

    considering it was 40% off in the Steam holiday sale and this free weekend you can only assume that the sales are far short of what 2k / Firaxis were expecting. Civ V (and Brave New World) didn't get...
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    They seem to have an effective range of about...

    They seem to have an effective range of about 20m. They really didn't help :-/
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    Yes sorry what I meant is that Elite compares to...

    Yes sorry what I meant is that Elite compares to Mount & Blade when it was first released. I bought into M&B back when it was first 'released' But haven't played warband or fire and steel (or...
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    I was in a ring system on the dark side of a gas...

    I was in a ring system on the dark side of a gas giant last night. I couldn't see a damn thing when flying towards the planet and plowed straight in to more than 1 asteroid / ice chunk. Thankfully...
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    At the Moment things like that aren't in the...

    At the Moment things like that aren't in the game. However stuff like that I would love to see and if I travelled the frontier forum for suggestions then I'd find more than one thread requesting it!...
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    As had been said before, Elite is a game at the...

    As had been said before, Elite is a game at the moment that you can take as much or as little as you like from. On the surface it is very basic - you fly between systems and either trade stuff, fight...
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    One of my cats jumped on my keyboard last night....

    One of my cats jumped on my keyboard last night. It was the reason why the scythe I was flying flew into a mountainside.


    At least that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it :)
  25. Thanks for the welcome :) I wasn't really trying...

    Thanks for the welcome :) I wasn't really trying to create a nostalgia trip for all of you, and in case my gaming life really started in the 1980s incessantly playing a mixture of Elite and Chuckie...
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