Palins research centre has been attacked by Thargoids

Im just imagining a shattered bubble with 80% of the systems under thargoid control where hyperdiction and death (if you're not prepared) is guaranteed if you go there. The galactic economy has tanked and the only industry is geared round survival and fighting back against the Thargoids. Perhaps the only concentrated group of humans could be megaships skirting around the bubble.

My fingers are crossed that's what was meant by a new era.

As for now, just need to get the ax weapons back on and it's off to Maia.
 
Im just imagining a shattered bubble with 80% of the systems under thargoid control where hyperdiction and death (if you're not prepared) is guaranteed if you go there. The galactic economy has tanked and the only industry is geared round survival and fighting back against the Thargoids. Perhaps the only concentrated group of humans could be megaships skirting around the bubble.
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BTW, if this thing will be in game when I will return from holliday, I have one question.
For fighting Thargoids, those AX weapons and stuff can be freely bought or it is necessary to do another long and dull opening something, collecting something different etc. ?
I know that there is a long minigame with Guardian stuff, but the AX stuff is available normally. Am I right ?
 
BTW, if this thing will be in game when I will return from holliday, I have one question.
For fighting Thargoids, those AX weapons and stuff can be freely bought or it is necessary to do another long and dull opening something, collecting something different etc. ?
I know that there is a long minigame with Guardian stuff, but the AX stuff is available normally. Am I right ?
Yeah you can just buy them.

You can only fit a certain number of them, because... well... dunno. 🤷‍♀️

You can only fit a certain number of them.
 
That thing will gonna get you killed horribly.
Don't bother without full g5 engineering and get rid of all multipurpose stuff.
Out of curiosity to see what a new player would need before being able to solo a cyclops. For me the answer was a Krait II using only engineering available from Felicity, 65m plus rebuys. HP wise was very similar to Pavel's setup :)
although tbf I have fought the goids a fair bit

OK, something like this ?

Just to check you need planetary landings for AX weapons.

I'll echo Bigmaec's advice about taking off the multipurpose stuff, heavy duty the hull reinforcements, swap 32 cargo for 5d hull, swap ADC for 1d module reinforcement, swap point defence for another HD SB, swap AX missile for flak, use decontamination limpets instead of repair (with cargo and limpets obvs).

Can you use fixed weapons? AX turrets are an option if not although they change the build.

I'd highly recommend watching AXI tutorial vids on how fight goids or joining their group if you'd like wingmates.

Edit:
Something more like this:

If you need to travel in the Krait swap in a fuel scoop and transfer the removed module when you get there.
 
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Well, after seeing some of AXI vids, I think that this whole Thargoid stuff is not for me. All those videos are from Open, with a lot of CMDRs etc.
I am Solo player, so it would be dumb to try solo some Thargoid. Better to stay at Colonia...
 
I've calmed down.

Don't get me wrong though. I still think FD is stupid for locking people out of G5 engines like this, and I will give harsh criticism here, as frankly it's the only correct response. It's easy for all you regulars here because you already have your ships done and the blueprint pinned.

But that option has been very unfairly ripped away from the guy who purchased the game a couple of days ago.

See the problem here?
 
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I've calmed down.

Don't get me wrong though. I still think FD is stupid for locking people out of G5 engines like this, and I will give harsh criticism here, as frankly it's the only correct response. It's easy for all you regulars here because you already have your ships done and the blueprint pined.

But that option has been very unfairly ripped away from the guy who purchased the game a couple of days ago.

See the problem here?
You must know by now FD don't care about balance; grandfathered mods, extra pip for ALT cmdr multibox. They don't give 2 hoots.
 
You must know by now FD don't care about balance; grandfathered mods, extra pip for ALT cmdr multibox. They don't give 2 hoots.
You're right. They really don't.

I think it's time to once again evaluate my involvement with ED.

Because they have the worst GM in the current market. That is not good for an MMO.
 
I've calmed down.

Don't get me wrong though. I still think FD is stupid for locking people out of G5 engines like this, and I will give harsh criticism here, as frankly it's the only correct response. It's easy for all you regulars here because you already have your ships done and the blueprint pined.

But that option has been very unfairly ripped away from the guy who purchased the game a couple of days ago.

See the problem here?
Well, seriously. FD will not lock new players from Engineering. Maybe there will be a one or two weeks pause in availability, but after that, the services will be restored one way or another.. FD is a normal gaming company, not some bunch of crazy lunatics and they want/need to do a normal bussiness in gaming industry. So, there will not be wipe, no destruction of stations with ships of players who did not logged into game for month or year etc.
 
Well, seriously. FD will not lock new players from Engineering. Maybe there will be a one or two weeks pause in availability, but after that, the services will be restored one way or another.. FD is a normal gaming company, not some bunch of crazy lunatics and they want/need to do a normal bussiness in gaming industry. So, there will not be wipe, no destruction of stations with ships of players who did not logged into game for month or year etc.
Bloody better not.

I'd like to play the game with the same opportunities as everyone else.

That's not entitlement, that's paying for a service without tiered customers.
 
Well, after seeing some of AXI vids, I think that this whole Thargoid stuff is not for me. All those videos are from Open, with a lot of CMDRs etc.
I am Solo player, so it would be dumb to try solo some Thargoid. Better to stay at Colonia...
Please don't worry, I still regularly hunt Thargoids solo. You can start with Scouts (in nearly any ship, AX Multis help) and work yourself up to a Cyclops (Krait MKII or Anaconda). Now, going beyond a Cyclops solo is possible, but very challenging.

For having a lot more fun, joining the AXI frail is the way to move forward. They do offer hunting in PG as well.
 
So I have to do work that others didn't?

No mate, that's not how gear progression works. I'd rather just not play, which I won't for a while now TBH.

Games need to have equal chances for all, otherwise it's just bad design.
Arguably deleting your save and then complaining that things are different when you have to re-unlock things is the worst implementation of game PLAY that I have seen.

But to answer your question: yes it appears so.
 
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