Video: Ralfi’s Alley – My thoughts on Elite: Dangerous, by ralfidude.
For those who don’t already know, ralfidude, or Ralfi, is a serious flight-simmer. And I don’t mean just bimbling about from one runway to the next, flicking autopit on whenever possible. I mean playing DCS-A-10C, for example, and playing it well.
This video was planned as a review of Premium Beta 1.0, which it does very fairly and clearly. What it really does, however, is show just what a great pilot can do in an Elite: Dangerous ship, with only a few hours in the pilot’s chair.
For this reason, I have linked this in the ‘advanced’ section of the Guides and Tutorials index. He doesn’t explain much of what he’s doing, and says he still needs to work some stuff out, but it certainly gives some clear ideas on the advanced moves and level of control an advanced pilot should be aiming for. The flying really starts a couple of minutes in, but I’ve not linked to any particular point in the video, since it is also a good review when watched in full.
It’s definitely encouraged me to get out there and shadow some NPC’s to practice my formation flying moves. This is a great way to improve control, and build muscle memory. Thanks for the motivation, and the example, ralfi!