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Mission log 9

Took a break from my Space Engineers debacle to get some flight time in Elite last night. The first hour was pretty low key. I flew my Type-6 around some star systems earning 10-20k for delivering some stuff. The biggest payoff of the night was 120k for smuggling some illegal stuff to a station. I learned in that hour that my income isn’t near what it should be for the amount of cargo I can haul in that ship.

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Mission Log 8

What a day yesterday was! Granted, it could have been more. I was lazy and got stuck watching a movie. No one was forcing me…and it was a movie I’d already seen before….It’s just one of those things where you’re like, “I have to finish this even though I don’t want to.” I’m not even going to tell you what the movie was…cause it’s not that great of a movie…

ANYWAYS….

I got a new ship! I ended up getting the Type-6 like I mentioned in Mission Log 7. Even updated the blog header to show it! I’ll try to keep whatever I’m flying up there for quick reference. Here it is in flight:

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Mission Log 7

I have altered the deal…

First, here’s what’s up. I was able to do some bounty hunting over the last week. Not a ton, but enough to get me up over 2 mil. I forgot to get the exact dollar amount so I haven’t updated the thermometer yet. But being where I am now, I think it’s time for a change that’ll help raise it a bit quicker.

Found this little gem on the Elite community page and I’m more than kind of leaning toward following it.

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So I’ve plotted a course to a system that the internet tells me sells an Asp. Problem is I can’t afford an asp…So I have a choice to make. That’s a long distance so I can probably bounty hunt a long the way. But I kind of don’t think it’ll happen. The other option is to do this same deal in a Type-6. But I’m not sure…cause that ship’s just not sexy. A Type-6 would burn half of what I’ve earned so far…but if I could get into that rhythm in trading….That’s a lot of money, real quick.

I’ll probably get a good bit of time in the cockpit today. While I’m traveling to this new place, I’ll make the call.

Preamble

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…