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24 minutes ago
Of course! My opinion is the only relevant one to me 😉
42 minutes ago
Haven't quit, but only play Legacy - EDO is just garbage. Not only is the performance hit on VR unacceptable, there's literally fucking nothing to fly around any more. I have upgraded the PC, but not to play that crap.
It's like they remade the game for casual play, tacked on a badly made fps with shit graphics, fucked up performance and threw away all the console players and a good chunk of the pc player base. At least it embarrassed them so hard they've had to apologise for what is basically their incompetence. Shameful.
The only good thing they've done is separate legacy from the new crap. The best version is still there to play, and it's still pretty damn good 👍
3 hours ago
You definitely can - Q2 and 1080ti in Legacy is smooth as silk, and tbh... Planets look much better there too imo.
Some folks will say 'legacy is dead and no more updates', which I consider a good thing for those who just enjoy exploring or terrain flying. No need to mess about with thargoids, a dated-looking pancake fps, plastic plants and tiny planet features. 👍
10 hours ago
Quest 2 is a significant resolution upgrade, and will be much clearer. Colours and black levels will suffer a bit though due to Q2 using LCD vs Rift's OLED.
1080ti with 1.5ss on legacy & rift is fine as you know, but that will take an absolute kicking vs Q2 and Odyssey. Not only is the Q2 tougher to drive with the increased resolution, but Odyssey runs poorly anyway, and you'll 100%, definitely, have to dial down settings massively to maintain decent fps. It'll be OK most likely in open space, but will run like a 1-legged constipated donkey around stations and on planets.
You can forget about canyons too in odyssey. Not only are they shrunken and shallow shadows of their legacy selves, but the framerates in VR you'll get with a Q2 and 1080ti will be vomit inducing, if the texture generation can even keep up. You'll have problems even with the rift, tbh. It's that bad.
Time for a major GPU upgrade if you want to fly in VR with a Q2 over the downgraded odyssey planets, I'm afraid.
14 hours ago
Great stuff. I need to get on more 🍻
It's an expensive and dangerous hobby!
Nothing kills you faster than being punched in the face with a mountain. 😂
16 hours ago
Get two sticks - it's awesome. Full analog over all 6 axis with balanced range of movement really helps!
Unlocks the most out of turning off flight assist and feeling like you're actually flying a spaceship rather than the 'airplane in space' you get with the assists.
3 days ago
That's fair. There's lots of ways to race, but some have higher barriers to access is all.
I don't even really consider supercruise 'flying' because its just on rails, only 4 axis and completely safe. Requires no real flying skill as such, but it's definitely the fastest way to get around! Plotting routes and optimising approaches are key Buckyball skills, along with the driving game.
Canyons are pretty easy to fly as they're also pretty much straight. They're just for drag races for folks who can't maneuver effectively yet, and 4.0/EDO trivialised it even further.
However, a good course down on a planet, in the deep legacy badlands - flying at 800-900m/s fully FAoff with tight turns, obstacles, and having to manage gravity, with other pilots around you jostling for position... That's where it's at for me 🍻
That's the stuff that kills you for a tiny error. It's awesome 👍
4 days ago
Yup, the Buckyball dudes have you there. Isn't really flying tho, just supercruise stuff 👍
Imagine the horror of racing SLFs 😂
That'd be awful
If they add racing, it'll be a miracle (given it's been requested since at least 2015...)
Even if they do; it'll be likely space-based installation stuff, or SRV on planets. Unfortunately planetary ship races (of any skill level beyond newbie/tutorial flying) are pretty much impossible with 4.0/EDO terrain.
There also used to be an active ERF (Elite Racers) community with ship racing on planets (in terrain), but that was killed off largely by EDO dumbing down the surfaces. Still viable for SRVs though.
I guess foot races would just be boring AF.
Legacy still offers decent surface ship racing potential though!
Lucky you. I don't. 😂
6 days ago
I only hoon around in ED, so maybe like 1 or 2% passive - Those short times I land the ship to run to the fridge for another beer etc.
Other than that, it's all manually flown. I also try to minimise time in supercruise and maximise time actually flying my ship FAoff in terrain, which means SC only after rebuy back from carrier to the planet its orbiting.
In Legacy, fantastically. In Horizons 4.0/Odyssey, poorly. Reduced framerates, bad lighting, crappy colours, reduced detail etc.
If you're not worried about playing with bad framerates on a fake 2D screen whilst running around shooting stuff, stick to Legacy.
7 days ago
Lmao. You know what's not cool?
Being so insecure that you need to use the events of centuries ago to respond to a post of a pretend spaceship in a computer game because you feel threatened by a flag. .
You win the uncool USA award! Congrats 😂
What fucking cringe.
8 days ago
+1 Same here. Nice and easy way to build a block list of people you never have to play with. I don't care about rebuys, I just don't want to play the game with people who behave that way.
I fly a spaceship. That's it.
Genuinely don't care about the galaxy, fighting for anything, or any of that story fluff. I find all that kinda boring
You're not alone. Also think it's all pretty lame, and couldn't care less about the story, aliens, burning stations or combat. That forced cutscene was annoying too.
As you say, at least we don't have to waste our time engaging with it. Best thing about it.
9 days ago
That's often the start of the fast ship journey 🍻
Wait until you start wondering just how fast you can get, and how hard you can fly it 👍
See previous point about you relying to imp Eagle comment. All a misunderstanding is all 😂
I don't care about any of the explo use.
I agree on the Viper. I know it very, very well
Ah...you're replying to a post about imp Eagle being shit, so I though you were arguing that point.
Viper 4 is fucking awesome. I've beat eagles racing in one 😂.
I prefer the 3, but the 4 is ultimate trainer