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    • #4424
      Avataraurelius
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      Triarii
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      elite is quite nice .. because after playing weeks, i still find new things.

      for most of those stuff, i was able to find infos … but for some not. perhaps someone of you can help me out.

      (1) i have problems connecting to other players. it worked one time to get a voice connection … but never since … if i try to connect to voice, wing or textchat, the computer says it cant get a connection to the player … tried it multiple times with multiple online gamers.

      (2) i hold the rank of master (and i am allied to the empire in each and every sector i can see), but there is no mission to go further on. i reed that it may take some time … but just to be sure … this missions can pop up in every imp. station, isnt it? or do i have to do more for reputation?

      (3) the permission for home sector … thats the same thing like (2) isnt it? at some point it just pops up and i can do a mission for that?

      (4) teamspeak … how do you use it? i see sometimes players online (~17-19:00 central euro time), but there was never somewho in teamspeak.

      (5) what about the bounty mechanics, if you “work together” with NPCs? sometimes i just fly by, fire a bit on a ship that is ripped appart by police and i get a loot of money for that … in other cases i made the run and a NPC made the kill in the meantime … and i got nothing. sometimes i see the pirat blow up, but i didnt had the last beam on it … but still got the money. i dont see how that works.

       

      thanks in advance 😉


      :: Si vis pacem, para bellum ::

    • #4425
      AvatarBaron von Schnellenstein
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      Rank: Centurion

      (1) i have problems connecting to other players. it worked one time to get a voice connection … but never since … if i try to connect to voice, wing or textchat, the computer says it cant get a connection to the player … tried it multiple times with multiple online gamers.

      • It _could_ be the quality of your internet connection if you are using ADSL and/or wireless router. However, since you are in central Europe, as opposed to Australia, your connection is probably excellent. WiFi could be an issue if you are in apartments
      • More likely it may be your firewall and/or router configuration. @Hazara, @NZSimian and @Sketchy might be able to give you some settings to try
      • Be aware that many players have the in-game setting to “Accept incoming voice requests” switched OFF, because they use TeamSpeak or similar – that’s another reason, if all else is OK that you can’t establish voice comms

      (2) i hold the rank of master (and i am allied to the empire in each and every sector i can see), but there is no mission to go further on. i reed that it may take some time … but just to be sure … this missions can pop up in every imp. station, isnt it? or do i have to do more for reputation?

      1. Your ‘local’ reputation with a ‘local’ minor faction is separate to your overall reputation with that minor faction’s ‘parent’ major faction when it comes to missions in station
        • Overall, you might be Allied to Imperial
        • In an Imperial system you’ve never been to before, an Imperial station will be coloured green in your scanner, but to the local Imperial minor factions you may be only classed as ‘Friendly’ at best as you have _no_ history with them currently.  {EDIT} In this situation, on your right panel, you will show as allied to the local Imperial faction(s) based on overall Imperial reputation, but you’re actually ‘neutral’ or only ‘friendly’ with them.{/EDIT}  Do a few missions for them and your ranking locally with that faction will increase and they’ll offer you better missions as time goes on.
        • Note: doing missions for local minor factions, as you probably know, generally increases your reputation with the major faction the local is aligned with
      2. Additionally, the level of mission offered by a minor faction is now also governed by your Elite Federation ranking in either Combat, Trade or Exploration. The mission type will determine which of the Elite rankings apply and what level is required. The mission will generally tell you what type of Elite rank and what level is required. Successfully completing the mission will give a small positive increase to the related Elite rank
        • A combat or assassination mission will be based on your Elite Combat rank
        • A goods ‘fetch and carry’, goods smuggling (where supplied by station) or mining mission will depend on your Elite Trade rank
        • A salvage mission (go to system X and find n cannisters of Y) is dependent on your Elite Exploration rank

      (3) the permission for home sector … thats the same thing like (2) isnt it? at some point it just pops up and i can do a mission for that?

      {EDIT} I misread the question. Damorgs answers it below:

      3. Yep, I think you need Baron for Achenar.

      {/EDIT}

      (4) teamspeak … how do you use it? i see sometimes players online (~17-19:00 central euro time), but there was never somewho in teamspeak.

      • Whilst the general ‘standing order’ within Angeli Imperial is: “If you’re in-game, log into TS”, many of us have small children and/or our partner is a shift worker and it is not a good idea for us to be on TS. This will explain what you see.
      • For the record, I was on late AEST last night, so “Guilty as charged, your Honour!”
      • Note: I am one of these with a small child, which is why I am rarely on TS

      (5) what about the bounty mechanics, if you “work together” with NPCs? sometimes i just fly by, fire a bit on a ship that is ripped appart by police and i get a loot of money for that … in other cases i made the run and a NPC made the kill in the meantime … and i got nothing. sometimes i see the pirat blow up, but i didnt had the last beam on it … but still got the money. i dont see how that works.

      • The bounty mechanics can be inconsistent in general
      • The bounty mechanics can be inconsistent, particularly if your internet/game connection is unstable
      • The bounty mechanics get quite messed up in a Combat Zone or Resource Extraction Site when: (a) There is a Wing of RL players AND (b) there are other individual players, AND/OR (c) There is another Wing of RL players in the site

      Hope this helps!


      Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
    • #4426
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      OK, I’ll try and answer these:

      1.  Voice comms is rubbish.. Text chat also causes issues, I know some guys have a problem you may need to do ‘Port Forwarding”  I believe @hazara can help you with this

      2.  The higher you go the longer it takes to progress.  Stick at it, the rank up missions will come eventually.

      3.  Yep, I think you need Baron for Achenar.  Maybe somebody can confirm this for me?

      4.  There’s normally people online, it’s just a matter of timing.  A lot of us are shift workers, keep trying you will get us eventually.  Just log on, stay logged on and somebody will see you eventually. 🙂

      5.  The game mechanic is ‘faulty’, sometimes it doesn’t work, that’s normal 🙂

      • #4428
        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

        3. Yep, I think you need Baron for Achenar. Maybe somebody can confirm this for me?

        Oops, I misread the OP’s question 3.

        I’m pretty sure it’s Baron. Most of us, upon ‘qualification’ to purchase an Imperial Clipper (reaching Baron), immediately headed off to Achenar to pay visit to the Royal court.

        PS: @DaMorgs – We obviously replied at about same time. I’m glad we pretty much gave the same answers, albeit, yours are concise!!


        Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
    • #4430
      Avataraurelius
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      Triarii
      Rank: Triarii

      thanks for the fast response 😉

      [1]regarding connection, jep: i am on glasfibre … so … connection issues are not my most frequent problems 😉   the thing i dont get is that it worked once … if my router would make troubles with forwarding UPnP, i would have to have the problem ever. strange thing. but i guess i check my router again 😉

      [2/3]hm. the thing with reputation .. i stopped more or less to do missions since i am allied to the empire .. perhaps i should go to other systems and do some … hm.

      [4]no problem .. i also tend to be listener on teamspeak … i see the point.

      [5] okidoki … so … just kick butt till they explode to get the money. hopefully.

       

      how may angels are there active in the moment?


      :: Si vis pacem, para bellum ::

      • #4431
        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

        [1] The in-game connection issues are to do with Frontier’s code, not your equipment! So, @Hazara’s port forwarding settings will probably help you

        [2] You can stay in same systems and build ‘local’ reputation. You usually get the best paying mission just as you reach max reputation with a ‘local’ faction, but Frontier have made changes to mission system in last major update, so the appearance of good payouts is more frequent now

        [3] Obviously you have to do Imperial Naval missions to go up in Imperial rank

        [5] 🙂


        Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
    • #4432
      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 gained archenar access some long time ago – definitely not at baron rank (not actually there yet…).

      Confusingly, there’s a master elite federation rank, and a master Empire rank.

      There are guides I’ve grabbed from elsewhere and linked here about rank grinding – and if I wasn’t on a cell with no battery (and no charger), I’d drop them in 🙂

      Port forwarding is painful in elite; it works, but my experience has shown some relatedness with hardware. For example, I’ve gone from a mikrotik 951 router on a 100/50 fibre connection (port forwards and/or upnp as tests and tonnes of connection issues), to a draytek dv130 on vdsl, with upnp enabled. It’s a lot better for me now days.

      YMMV

      I’ll be back online Friday am (NZ time), so may see you then!

       

       

    • #4433
      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

      Imperial Permits

      Achenar at Squire
      Summerland at Lord
      Facece at Count

    • #4434
      AvatarSketchy
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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: Centurion

      Hey there, welcome to the AI. Check this out, should help a lot with seeing other players: http://portforward.com/help/elite-dangerous/

    • #4453
      Avataraurelius
      Participant
      Triarii
      Rank: Triarii

      thanks .. i played around with my router (forwardet port 5100 for whatsoever) and i guess it had some effekt … guess i have to try it out … but to do so, i would have to see other players in the first place 😀


      :: Si vis pacem, para bellum ::

    • #4458
      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

      Good luck!

      remember to alter the appconfig.xml file in your game directory, to make elite listen on that port as well.

      and (at least so far), you’ll need to edit that file every time a new patch comes down.

      Have a look at a discussion we had here;

      http://angeliimperial.com/forums/topic/instancingwing-errors/

       

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