Author: allmatty

Mission Log 5

I spent some money. I upgraded a couple of internal components like Sensors and Shields. I also got rid of the cargo bay and put in a fuel scoop. The Eagle, or at least my Eagle, is pretty much just a straight up fighter. I won’t be making any money off cargo any time soon. And since my mid-range target is a pretty pricey freighter, it makes sense to upgrade most of my core systems. I should probably drop the cargo scoop too…No point in having it if there’s no where for cargo to go…  I didn’t spend a ton of money. In most cases, I only improved a component by a class or two. And it was a good night at the Nav Beacon! Even with the upgrades, I still netted over 93K in profit, putting me at 759K totals funds.

The Fuel Scoop I added because I nearly ran out of fuel once in the starting Sidewinder. Like…fumes. I don’t want to run into that again. ALSO…a buddy of mine just got the game and I’m planning ahead in case I need to make a long trip to meet up.

I’m also kind of thinking it’s time for a change of scenery. So even if I don’t set out on my journey to find my friend, I think it’s time to check out a new system 10-20 light years away. Freng has been good to me…but so far only the Nav Beacon is paying out any. The resource extraction points are pretty dull.

I did check out a low intensity conflict zone last night…and promptly turned right around.

No screenshot from last night. I’m just worthless, I know.

Mission Log 4

So I did play a little last night but I didn’t have time to post a full on mission log and track what the progress was. Tonight though….oh man….tonight….

First bounty, right out of the gate, was over 100K

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If you happen to be watching the stream when that popped up you saw my jaw drop some. That’s by far the biggest I’ve scored in one kill. All told, today put me plus 184K towards my goal!

I had a moment of fright when, on my way back to Bear City, I was interdicted by an Asp. I was lucky enough to get a Commander that was ranked pretty low and drove him off. It would have really….REALLY sucked to  have lost all that money.


Gratuitous shot of my ship:


Mission Log 3

Well this mission log makes up for the last one in SPADES!!

For starters, I streamed the session. Don’t really think anyone was watching…but I streamed it none the less! When I do it again, watch my twitter for the announcement. Or, you can find and follow me on

Bounties was the name of the game tonight and while there were some lulls in the fights, I managed to make off with over 232K in profit! AND NO DEATHS!!! I played it smarter. No big ships (unless other NPCs were fighting it too) and no wanted ships with 2 other wing mates.

If I can stick to those rules, I might just make it in this topsy turvy universe.

Snapped this waiting for more contacts to show up at the Nav Buoy.

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And check out what showed up!!! It’s not a great pic…but every time I got close to it, I was afraid of running into it.


That’s a Fer-de-Lance! That’s the the fundraising goal at the bottom of the site is for. 481,401 credits down…many, many millions yet to go.

Mission Log 2

Whole lot of failure tonight and a net loss….

Went out to the Nav Buoy to collect some bounties only to find some slim pickins. i managed to nab one that wasn’t worth a lot and he dropped some cargo. So i tried out the cargo scoop for the first time and headed to an Anarchy station to sell it on the black market. Didn’t get a lot for it. A couple of thousand. When I was heading back I notice a resource extraction site and decided to head there instead. These are generally located in the rocky fields of ringed planets. Like what I’m speeding toward in this pic:

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I got in there and checked it out. It’s pretty.

2015-10-08_000032015-10-08_00002The problem was it wasn’t very well populated. I finally managed to find someone that was wanted and ended up not getting out of the way in time while we were fighting. Their ship was a lot bigger….kaboom.

Came back and decided to try a High Intensity Resource Extraction site…found and Anaconda that was wanted…that didn’t end well….

So net loss for the day…

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So I wasn’t able to play any last night because I went to see Of Monsters and Men play at the Ryman. It was a great show! Hoping to get online tonight and collect some bounties. For now, here’s a shot of what’s been my base of operations, Bear City:

Bear City!

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After Tuesday’s fiasco, I’m considering leaving the Freng system…but I’m not sure where I’d go…. suggestions?

I’m also considering streaming this weekend….

Mission Log 1

Barely any progress made tonight…I ended up with a gain but it was under 20k. Two mistakes I made…not paying attention to how many other bounties were in the wing of the guy I was trying to take down…and being too cocky with a bigger ship.

Luckily the my buy back costs aren’t crazy high right now… Hopefully I get better at surviving before it becomes a thing.

But hey…here are some more pics of my ship!



Greetings, Starfighter!

Welcome to this little corner of the web. Here I’ll chronicle my journey through Elite: Dangerous, a gorgeous space simulator, that let’s you pilot an awesome range of ships with varying abilities and options. On the site’s main page, You’ll see a thermometer. That’s how close I am to being able to afford the purchase and insurance of a Fer-de-Lance, a pretty cool looking ship! I got a ways to go! I’ve only just started and my target amount is over 54 million bucks.

I’m currently in an Eagle MK II which is just a step above the starting Sidewinder. You can see a pic of my Eagle in the header image of the site! Whenever I make a change to the ship I’m currently flying, I’ll be sure to update that.

Now that I’m in an Eagle, I’ve started doing proper bounty hunting. I cleared a little over 100K last night. On of the steps to my end goal is to get myself out of a fighter and into a decent freighter to do some rare item trading. The reason is two fold. I’m hoping I’ll be able to extend some of the trade routes to also increase my Explorer rank while I’m making good money.  I’ll be in the Eagle for a long while as a good freighter will set me back anywhere from 1-17 million. I have to decide between a Type-6 or a Type-7. There are pros and cons to both…but I have a while before I have to figure that out.

I’ll try my best to post a recap of what happens after every time I play. For a while, though, they’re probably going to be pretty boring. :p

I’ll also be sure to update my funds to goal thermometer. I got around 100k in there now but my goal is so high you can barely tell…