Trying to get to Wangal

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    • #4690
      AvatarMarcus
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      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      I’m new and sort of a new recruit and I’m trying to get to base. But it’s to far. Really could use some help.

    • #4691
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Hi Marcus,

      Welcome, ordinarily in these cases I’d come and get you and escort you down, however, I won’t be on today so I can’t.  The best advice I can give you is do a few local missions in the Sidewinder,

      • get enough credits to get a frameshift drive that will give you a jump range of at least 10LY, and a fuel scoop.
      • Sell your weapons to reduce weight.
      • Fly down scooping fuel at every star you can,
      • You may encounter a few you can’t scoop so you’ll need to be as close to full as possible at all times.
      • Make sure you scan every system on the way down, then sell the data when you arrve in Wangal, you should make a few thousand credits doing that.

      When you’re on, add a few guys as friends and try and ‘wing’ with them, that way if you get low on fuel, one of them can come and refuel you.  Initial players to add are:

      Sketchy
      NZSimian
      Hazara
      Blain Crighton
      DaMorgs
      Ping
      Baron von Schnellenstein

      At any given time at least one of those should be online.  I’d also suggest, initially at least, fly down in the private group or solo to reduce the risk.

      Welcome and good luck, you’ve joined at a very exciting time for us. 🙂

       

    • #4692
      AvatarMarcus
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      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      Thanks. Once I figure out what I’m doing I’ll do that…

    • #4693
      AvatarDAMORGS
      Moderator
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Your best bet is transport missions (take this here).  That way you’re not flying around looking for cargo, fly towards Wangal at about 20 – 30 LY at a time, dock somewhere, do some missions, upgrade your ship and repeat 🙂

      When you come to getting a better ship remember to sell all your modules first, you’ll get 100% of the money back from them.

    • #4694
      AvatarMarcus
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      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      The problem is I can’t get any missions from the bulletin board. There is always something highlighted in read saying I can’t do it.

    • #4695
      AvatarDAMORGS
      Moderator
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      What’s your maximum cargo hold?  Upgrade that so you can carry more cargo, that will unlock more missions for you.

    • #4696
      AvatarMarcus
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      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      Okay. But it there are other things. Like “Min. Required Trade Rank”, relationships required, combat rank and etc. There is always something highlighted in red.

    • #4697
      AvatarMarcus
      Participant
      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      Like my trade rank. A lot of them say “mostly penniless” and it’s still red. And how am I supposed to get the cargo?

    • #4698
      AvatarMarcus
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      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      Wait.  I think I’m figuring it out. Sorry.

    • #4699
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      LOL, all good, with trade missions the most likely reason at the start is you just don’t have the cargo capacity.  You’re learning very early on that getting started is hard, your main goal is get out of that Sidewinder!  😛

    • #4700
      AvatarMarcus
      Participant
      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      How to I get a better frameshift  drive? It will make me but the one I have not sell it or buy a new one.

    • #4701
      AvatarMarcus
      Participant
      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      It only let’s me buy and equip. Do I need to go to a better space port? If so where? I’m currently at Trevithick Dock.

    • #4702
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      CenturionAngel of StrategyAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      Are you on the Team Speak server?

    • #4703
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Buy and equip replaces the one you already have.  It trades it in.

    • #4704
      AvatarMarcus
      Participant
      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      Whelp. I have no idea anymore. I went to the Oleskiw Stain and I can’t buy ship parts here. Need to find a good space port. I’ll have to try tomorrow.

    • #4705
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Next time you’re on, jump on teamspeak it’ll be easier.  You’ve probably managed to pick the only day in the last two weeks that I couldn’t get on 🙂

    • #4706
      AvatarMarcus
      Participant
      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      When you say team speak. You mean go on open play right?

      P.S. The time is broken. It say 1pm when it’s 10pm.

      • #4707
        AvatarNZSimian
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        CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
        Rank: Senator

        Welcome aboard

         

        We’ve got a Team Speak server, which allows for better voice comms than provided ingame.  It’s a secure comms platform, but you should have access to the password (under AI Tools in the heading).

        Pick up the client from here: Team Speak

        When on next, hit any of us up. We’ll help you get to where you need.

        I haven’t been up to the starter systems for some time, so wouldn’t mind the trip.

        As you’ve found, not all star ports sell equipment – some of the smaller outposts don’t even have commodity markets (including the one that I started from, LOL).

        EDIT: Trevick dock? That’s LHS 3447, right?  My old sidewinder’s still up there.  I think I might have started at that dock, too.

         

        And I think the time of your post is relative to Mr Ping – he lives in one of these upside-down countries that have different time zones to everyone else in the world 🙂

    • #4708
      AvatarMarcus
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      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      I’ll say this right now. I’m a fool. Thanks for the help, but I was under the impression this faction was on the Xbox One. Sorry for wasting your time.

    • #4710
      AvatarNZSimian
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      All good matey it’s not wasted time to help out.

      I believe (could be mistaken) that even if we don’t currently see each other ingame, we effect the same universe.. your work on the Xbox can assist us.

      And I think that in due time, we’re going to have direct cross-platform interaction:

      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=158359

      http://news.xbox.com/2015/01/xbox-one-phil-spencer-unveils-new-experiences-for-xbox-one-and-windows-10-gamers

       

      Keep in touch – we may be seeing more players on the Xbox, and will need the Angeli there too!

       

    • #4711
      AvatarMarcus
      Participant
      Foederati
      Rank: Foederati

      Thanks. I just need to get a better frameshift drive is all. Then I’ll be set. That much I know.

    • #4718
      AvatarDAMORGS
      Moderator
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      As Simian said, feel free to stick around, you can be our contact for the XBox CMDRS, just because we don’t see each other doesn’t mean we can’t work towards the same goals.  In fact, if you do wish to stick with us anyway, we can work out a sig, perhaps in a different colour schem that shows who are PC and XBox players.

    • #4719
      AvatarBaron von Schnellenstein
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      CenturionAngel of TradeAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Centurion

      Whelp. I have no idea anymore. I went to the Oleskiw Stain and I can’t buy ship parts here. Need to find a good space port. I’ll have to try tomorrow.

      Hi Mate, welcome to the group,

      When I started out in Elite: Dangerous, I too was put in LHS 3447.

      There won’t be a lot of missions there intially that you can do, but:

      1. There should be one or two you can do
      2. Doing ‘regular’ trade between stations will increase your standing with the station’s controlling faction, which, will:
        • increase your trade rank, opening up more trade missions generally
        • open up more missions from that faction
      3. I had a little trade triangle between Eravate, LHS 3447 and another system (which I’ve forgotten, but it was ‘up’ from LHS 3447 and toward the galactic rim)
      4. I also ended up basing in Potriti as it was giving me good missions
      5. For equipment, try one of the bigger stations closest to LHS 3447’s sun. Else try surrounding systems. You’ll have better luck at Industrial or High Tech stations. Systems with >100K population tend to carry more/better equipment

      Keep plugging away, Elite tends towards ‘old school’ gaming, meaning, there’s a relatively steep learning curve, as DaMorgs alluded to. But keep plugging away, its worth the effort!


      Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
    • #4720
      AvatarNZSimian
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      I had a little trade triangle between Eravate, LHS 3447 and another system (which I’ve forgotten, but it was ‘up’ from LHS 3447 and toward the galactic rim)

       

      That reminds me of the little trade run I used to do up that way.  Required minimal capital to start… no real issues – except docking in Potriti could take ages when in open play.

      Eravate – basic medicines (or food) > Potriti (often sell on the bulletin board)

      Potriti – berrilium (or another metal..?) > Erevate

      rinse & repeat

      That simple run put me off trading for AGES (still have nightmares of flying that adder!), but it got me into my trade Cobra pretty quickly (which I then sold for a viper and went MENTAL in RES’s).

       

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