How I’ve Been Playing – Part 1- Making Money at the Outset

How I’ve Been Playing will be an infrequent look at the logistics and admin of what I’ve been doing in game. Mostly step-by-steps through the processes and tools I’ve used to make my profits and achieve my in game goals.

When you start Elite it can be quite daunting. The weekly Q&A thread on Reddit often has a few questions like “OK, I’ve bought the game and done some of the training ‘tutorials’, now what?”. The first thing you’re going to have to do is make some money, with money you can buy a better/bigger ship and make more money. Here’s how I did it during my first few weeks of play: Continue reading How I’ve Been Playing – Part 1- Making Money at the Outset

Ahm Goan Tae Pick a Fight.

I thought I might try my hand at some combat this weekend. Running trade missions is all well and good but it can get quite monotonous. So, in the immortal words of Mel Gibson as he massacred Scottish history; “Ahm goan tae pick a fight.” Continue reading Ahm Goan Tae Pick a Fight.

Additions to the Wishlist II – Loadouts and Nav Logs

I’ve got my Cobra now, and am looking to diversify my activities. There is a barrier to this however, and it’s removal is the main subject of this week’s addition to the Wishlist. Continue reading Additions to the Wishlist II – Loadouts and Nav Logs

Captain’s Log 15-01-3301 Ghimr Santos Prospect

I had another trade route planned out again for tonight. I suppose I should talk about the tool I use to do this a little. You can find the link over on the left there. Continue reading Captain’s Log 15-01-3301 Ghimr Santos Prospect

Captain’s Log 13-01-3301 Dalia MacKellar Horizons

The bottom dropped out of the slave runs I was plying last night. I wonder if that was from someone cashing in while I was at work and flooding the market? Did they read last night’s entry? Is that paranoia?

Possibly. Space is lonely sometimes and does weird things to your head.

So A quick four jump hop back to Federation space hauling some Auto-Fabricators and I’m done for the night.

Hah! Night? it’s always night in space.

Don’t worry, I’ll find something more interesting to do soon ;)

Cmdr Mandrill

Additions to the Wishlist

As I fly around the Milky Way, trading slaves (don’t judge me, it’s where the money is), things occur to me and I note them down. The full Wishlist is available here. Continue reading Additions to the Wishlist

Captain’s Log 12-01-3301 Afli Thomas Ring

Just a quick log tonight, I’m knackered. I’m going to settle in Afli for a bit until the market for slaves dries up. At over 10k a run it’s not to be sneezed at. Continue reading Captain’s Log 12-01-3301 Afli Thomas Ring

Captain’s Log 10-01-3301 Sol Tour

So I ended up in Sol earlier today. Thought I’d better take the tour :D Continue reading Captain’s Log 10-01-3301 Sol Tour

Captain’s Log 10-01-3301 Abraham Lincoln Sol

Well I made it home finally. Still looking for a trade sweet spot that I can milk for a while.  A quick hop over from Chowie to Eta Serpentis for a lucrative run on Superconductors and I did my usual trade hopping. Continue reading Captain’s Log 10-01-3301 Abraham Lincoln Sol