Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

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Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

Postby jms2 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:14 pm

It seems logical that it would, but I just wondered whether anyone knew for sure.

I've started playing it from scratch with my son (on the Tube version, naturally 8) ) and we've just got upgraded to "mostly harmless". At this point I've noticed that we are getting shot to pieces pretty much constantly.

Need to buy beam lasers, but I just need to make it into Isinor to flog a load of computers. I don't remember it being this hard! Maybe the Tube version has more pirates in it..? Actually when I played it originally it was on an Electron, which would have struggled to plot very many other ships so perhaps it really was easier?

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Re: Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

Postby sydney » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:21 am

I don't recall it getting any harder but I've not really played it since the early 90's. I also played the electron version back then and seem to remember a lot of flickering and slowdown when the screen was busy which probably made things a bit easier. I had a quick go on the tube version using retroclinics master at Blackpool earlier this year and it is much smoother than the elk version (obviously).
I would recommend sticking to safe systems until you can afford a beam laser as taking on two or more opponents with a pulse laser is going to be hard. I'm pretty sure I found a safe trading route between two planets and saved up for a cargo bay expansion first then a beam laser.

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Re: Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

Postby thecellartroll » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:27 am

If I remember correctly, and its entirely possible that I don't, an upgrade on your ranking makes your ship more attractive for enemy ships to shoot at.

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Re: Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

Postby aerworuld » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:56 pm

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Shoot the squirrel instead lol

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Re: Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:03 pm

Oh my! Squirrels in space :roll: :lol:

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Re: Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:07 pm

Now space has gone nuts :!: :lol:

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Re: Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

Postby MartinB » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:10 pm

Ok Stuart, we need to find you a package with colour since you've become the forum Banksy.... =D> :wink:

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Re: Does Elite get harder as your ranking improves?

Postby aerworuld » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:52 am

@Mark, squirrels are resourceful little critters. .. trouble is no one is ever sure if it is by accident or design ;-)

@Martin, colour art definitely gets a yes please thumbs up from me!! [-o<


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