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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Elite

Posted January 03, 2013, 21:25:39 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Re: Elite


That would be interesting to see. Amazing how much money a game needs - I wonder how much the original Elite cost to make.

Posted January 03, 2013, 21:41:43 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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I remember being really crap at Elite  Grin

Posted January 03, 2013, 21:44:46 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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I was quite good at it.  We used to play it in the college computer room virtually every day.  Grin

Posted January 03, 2013, 21:54:45 PM Logged

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LOL now show your age Freddy, what computer were you using?

Posted January 03, 2013, 22:00:51 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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The original Elite on an Amiga was good. At least I think that one was the original.

It had various names when it crossed onto PC. I always found the later versions to be a bit too realistic on the fighting with lasers etc, and less enjoyable on that front. Frontier being the sequel.

A lot of games have used trading within them. I feel the game has to evolve on many fronts, not just graphical. X1, X2 and X3 have taken that genre of game quite a way forward. There are other space trading/building games as well, like Eve.

One to keep an eye on though.

Posted January 03, 2013, 22:54:17 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Elite pre-dates the Amiga (which is what I played it on), it was a BBC game  Shocked

Posted January 03, 2013, 23:04:44 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Yes Elite first appeared on the BBC machines.  We were mostly playing on BBC 'B' computers.  Shocked

Posted January 04, 2013, 13:41:52 PM Logged

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My dad used to bring BBC's home occasionally from the college computing department, along with commodore PETs and early 1980's Sharp computers LOL

Posted January 04, 2013, 21:15:52 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Does anyone know if there is a nice space/trading game like EVE but without subscription ?  So I pay once and play forever...

Posted January 14, 2013, 20:47:30 PM Logged

Offline Data
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Freddy do you mean virtual or multiplayer?

Posted January 14, 2013, 21:10:44 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Has to be multi player. MMO..

Posted January 14, 2013, 21:27:55 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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The only game I can think of is X3 but that is a single player game.

Posted January 14, 2013, 23:08:10 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Though a bit of looking around, I did find this...

http://www.mmobomb.com/review/black-prophecy

Posted January 14, 2013, 23:20:10 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Yeah I read above you mentioned X3, but single player games are a bit of a yawn for me these days.  That Black Prophecy one I had already found but they shut it down a while back due to financial problems.

Oh well, I will play the 14 day free trial of Eve and see if I can rearrange some money if I like it.

Thanks anyway Smiley

Posted January 15, 2013, 11:51:36 AM Logged
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