So, I earned about 20,000 credits in oooh, quite a few hours of simply trading from one station to another. Got the hang of docking and hyperdrive/supercruise pretty quickly thanks to the hours of Alpha videos I have watched prior to the Premium Beta. Bought some new lasers with my profits, and then immediately lost my ship to the first pirate I tried to kill… no biggie, just a 2,500 credit hit to replace the ship. Mostly a bug free few hours, with just some problems coming out of supercruise, and only needed to kill the game through the task manager twice.
No real changes from Alpha 4 that I could see, so I won’t be rushing to make a video just yet.
Overall, it was a smooth and slick experience, and the graphics are much more impressive in game than after YouTube has compressed them. Frame rate in and around the station is low, but this is a know issue and is caused by Frontier not optimizing the graphics for the space-stations yet.
It’s great to finally have access to the wonderful world of Elite: Dangerous!
Here’s Newsletter #25, heralding the beginning of Premium Beta.