A question: Are you a lone flyer or do you move with friends?

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But I would ask of you, CMDRs, are you, like me, a person who prefers to control his own destiny, or would you seek out allies and forge an empire?
I'm a member of the 'lonely explorers friendship club' so have a few names on my friends list. You never know I might run into one of them someday.

Empire builder .. nah not really. I'd need a really good reason.
 
I mostly fly alone, even when I fly in Open mode.
I find myself flying in Open mode in my home systems, and logging into Solo or Moebius when I know I am going to visit systems frequented by many players.

This will sadly stay so unless we get a consented PVP system.
I would love to interact more with other players, but when I am doing my solo thing, I hate being interrupted/ganked by f.. ...I'm going to stop here; you get my drift.
 
I've been doing a lot of soul-searching in ED lately, as to what kind of pilot I am.

For the longest time I thought I would be a social CMDR. You might think that would be the case with the amount I've posted in this community.

But no. I just can't play this delightful game unless I'm on my own. It's reached a peak. I deleted my entire friends list just now in the game, and as such, nobody can see where I am unless they share an instance with me.

And I'm much happier for it.

I've even gone so far as to clear all my wing/MC related bindings: I've never used them, and at this point it's clear I never will.

But I would ask of you, CMDRs, are you, like me, a person who prefers to control his own destiny, or would you seek out allies and forge an empire?
Lone flier. In life and in games.
Can't do the social dance very well. It drains my energy.
It makes me feel very uncomfortable at best, and it sickens me at worst.

But I would ask of you, CMDRs, are you, like me, a person who prefers to control his own destiny, or would you seek out allies and forge an empire?
I am the emperor of one.

There is a scifi story by Jack Vance in which he describes an alien race that can't stand other beings of its own race. Every member of that race lives on its own planet, surrounded only by intelligent robot servants.

I would sell my soul to be in such a position.
 
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Lone Ranger here, basically real life means when I play I can be instantly required for some other task in the house, so the only way to play is solo.
 
I fly with our group, absolutely best part of the game for me. We have a great group of pilots and I certainly enjoy flying with them more than flying alone.
 
I've been doing a lot of soul-searching in ED lately, as to what kind of pilot I am.

For the longest time I thought I would be a social CMDR. You might think that would be the case with the amount I've posted in this community.

But no. I just can't play this delightful game unless I'm on my own. It's reached a peak. I deleted my entire friends list just now in the game, and as such, nobody can see where I am unless they share an instance with me.

And I'm much happier for it.

I've even gone so far as to clear all my wing/MC related bindings: I've never used them, and at this point it's clear I never will.

But I would ask of you, CMDRs, are you, like me, a person who prefers to control his own destiny, or would you seek out allies and forge an empire?
I just want to be left alone.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvHqUnRzh0s
 
Too many external factors to enable socialising - work, dog, wife, kids etc. And the PS4 is plugged into the main lounge TV.
My time playing ED is limited and all over the place so I couldn't commit to scheduled meets or joint expeditions.
Real world socialising takes priority, so I only play ED in solo.
 
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There is a scifi story by Jack Vance in which he describes an alien race that can't stand other beings of its own race. Every member of that race lives on its own planet, surrounded only by intelligent robot servants.

I would sell my soul to be in such a position.
My last cat was a creature of that sort. He was absolutely hostile against any of his own family members, when he decided to subjugate me and my family. Fortunately he passed away some while ago... what a (sweet) despot. Don't get me wrong, I do love cats but only if they allow me the same freedom they require from me. Then we have a deal. :D
 
Definitely lone wolf..... at one time have over 100 friends but most of them would never talk or engage with me so I dumped them. Never been happier.
Also joined another group but then found out that I had to "immerse" myself into their game play and subject myself to someone else's actions or demands. Now, I grew up as an Alaskan.... independent, free and totally in control of my situations while in towns or in the woods. That is what I love about this game... I can say "HI" and acknowledge other commanders but they have no say other than to reply back.
 

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Interesting thread. I didn't expect so many solo/lone wolf responses, but I guess I should have, it's a game about going far, far off the beaten path, after all.

I guess that's what drew me to ED also; I wish I could go somewhere far, far from society but that's harder to do than you would think.

Funny how one's perspective changes. I used to be a very sociable, outgoing teenager, but a decade of life, work, betrayal, and expectation has made me realize that humanity is the crappiest species on this planet. Aside from the dung beetle.
 
Mostly alone in Open, but over the last day or so I’ve been winging up with the wife in Mobius to take on Pirate Activity Threat 7s. Much fun.
There’s currently a couple in Wyrd if anyone’s interested.
 
This thread makes me sad 😩
I know some might not want to but I wish all of you could experience the game the way I have.
I have lots of friends in this game that I do everything with and it's mostly because of them that I keep coming back to the game.

I hope you all eventually find your own group of miscreants like I have, if that's what you're after.
 
I play mostly alone, some interactions with my friends list (which is less than 5) occasionally, but mostly alone.
No problem, I'm sociable enough and enjoy those 'join-ups' as the fun they are, but as primarily playing as a tourist there are few contacts way out in the black.
I found it good fun doing the Explorer's Anchorage CG as, even though I was still playing alone - despite being in Mobias - there was almost continual system chat keeping me amused.
 
I socialize within my squadron on Inara and Discord, but ingame I'm lonewolfing most of the time. Exceptions only occur if an ad hoc wing forms that has the same goal at the same time.
 
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