This Game is Boring Without Player to Player interaction

Pretty much 100% of my in-game conversations are with people who have blown me up in the past and then foolishly accepted a friend request thinking I was interested in improving my PvP. They probably don't want a teenager angsting to them, but they damn well get it.
They're all really nice though. Love you all <3
 
Joining a group definitely is an answer (worked for me!), but I don't think it's the answer.

Problem is, that a lot of gamers play casual - and I don't mean dumbed down mobile games, but an attitude. You're tired after a day of work and tending to the kids, you grab a beer and sit down to unwind with some gaming. You haven't got the time, energy or will to commit to a group. You just want to play, and possibly have a few random encounters and interactions with your fellow gamers. Preferably not being seal clubbed.

Now some seem to think that this kind of gamer is undeserving and should be ganked into oblivion, never to be seen again, but I think this is just stupid elitism and not healthy for the game community or the game's long term survival.
 
Joining a group definitely is an answer (worked for me!), but I don't think it's the answer.

Problem is, that a lot of gamers play casual - and I don't mean dumbed down mobile games, but an attitude. You're tired after a day of work and tending to the kids, you grab a beer and sit down to unwind with some gaming. You haven't got the time, energy or will to commit to a group. You just want to play, and possibly have a few random encounters and interactions with your fellow gamers. Preferably not being seal clubbed.

Now some seem to think that this kind of gamer is undeserving and should be ganked into oblivion, never to be seen again, but I think this is just stupid elitism and not healthy for the game community or the game's long term survival.
Having fun is verboten. You will git gud, or you will die.
 
Is this innuendo for something?
ugh No, why/how should it (?)

I've spent considerable time wirh various Groups and it's been a good experience.
Hence IMHO the best way to enrich Gameplay. I'd reckon I'm not alone with that and there's a huge amount of Groups out there to check out.
 
Okay, I think what most are overlooking is the instancing aspect. Me, I'm from Australia and play in open ALL the time, but playing from Australia is like being in a Private Group. Therefore, I need to have friends from other countries on-line - from INARA etc... then I can at least see others from the northern hemisphere!
 

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Formerly 'Koszmar Szczura'
I take it you don't play this game (or any other, for that matter) at all, then, as playing games is pointless? Makes me wonder why you even came to the forums...
I've got 1873 hours in this game playing alone, even when I was in player group. There is no GAMEPLAY reason made by devs in this game to play with others like in other online games. Now you understand or not? I don't play games to chat and making friends, I play games for gameplay. If there is no gameplay reason to drive around empty planet I don't do that. I don't play since a year like I was playing before, because there is no more content for me besides 98% empty systems where there is nothing to do and Frontier is making tutorials for new players now... It's funny because there are not many new players, but old players are leaving.
I'm on the forums when I'm in work for laughing from comments like yours, because there I can't play...
 
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I've got 1873 hours in this game playing alone, even when I was in player group. There is no GAMEPLAY reason made by devs in this game to play with others like in other online games. Now you understand or not? I don't play games to chat and making friends, I play games for gameplay. If there is no gameplay reason to drive around empty planet I don't do that. I don't play since a year like I was playing before, because there is no more content for me besides 98% empty systems where there is nothing to do and Frontier is making tutorials for new players now... It's funny because there are not many new players, but old players are leaving.
I'm on the forums when I'm in work for laughing from comments like yours, because there I can't play...
very epic and badass loner wolf moment
 
I've got 1873 hours in this game playing alone, even when I was in player group. There is no GAMEPLAY reason made by devs in this game to play with others like in other online games. Now you understand or not? I don't play games to chat and making friends, I play games for gameplay. If there is no gameplay reason to drive around empty planet I don't do that. I don't play since a year like I was playing before, because there is no more content for me besides 98% empty systems where there is nothing to do and Frontier is making tutorials for new players now... It's funny because there are not many new players, but old players are leaving.
I'm on the forums when I'm in work for laughing from comments like yours, because there I can't play...
Are you really trying to flex your 1800 hours of solo play? 😂🤦‍♂️
 
Pretty much 100% of my in-game conversations are with people who have blown me up in the past and then foolishly accepted a friend request thinking I was interested in improving my PvP. They probably don't want a teenager angsting to them, but they damn well get it.
They're all really nice though. Love you all <3
I've got 1873 hours in this game playing alone, even when I was in player group. There is no GAMEPLAY reason made by devs in this game to play with others like in other online games. Now you understand or not? I don't play games to chat and making friends, I play games for gameplay.
I'm with Koszmar - I never really understood the amount of "chatting" that goes on in a flying a spaceship game. It's mighty hard for me to type and fly my ship at the same time, especially if those "chatters" are attacking me. I'm not against communication, however, and I have looked at ways to program predefined messages so I can just tap a button to say "07 CMDR", etc. In games like Overwatch, where comms are scripted voice lines like "Greetings" and "I'm the quick, you're the dead", I'm very communicative. ED needs something like this.

If there is no gameplay reason to drive around empty planet I don't do that. I don't play since a year like I was playing before, because there is no more content for me besides 98% empty systems where there is nothing to do and Frontier is making tutorials for new players now... It's funny because there are not many new players, but old players are leaving.
Problem is, that a lot of gamers play casual - and I don't mean dumbed down mobile games, but an attitude. You're tired after a day of work and tending to the kids, you grab a beer and sit down to unwind with some gaming. You haven't got the time, energy or will to commit to a group. You just want to play, and possibly have a few random encounters and interactions with your fellow gamers. Preferably not being seal clubbed.
With summer coming, I'm finding myself with way less time for both the duration and frequency of my gaming sessions. This means I can't commit to things in ED that require constant attention like BGS. Heck, running ONE mission might be my entire gaming session for a few days. With this in mind, I'm not sure how much I'll be playing ED in the coming months. It'll be interesting to see what these new community goals are like, what kind of time commitment they will require, and if they will offer any meaningful PvP or group PvE.
 
I'm with Koszmar - I never really understood the amount of "chatting" that goes on in a flying a spaceship game. It's mighty hard for me to type and fly my ship at the same time, especially if those "chatters" are attacking me. I'm not against communication, however, and I have looked at ways to program predefined messages so I can just tap a button to say "07 CMDR", etc. In games like Overwatch, where comms are scripted voice lines like "Greetings" and "I'm the quick, you're the dead", I'm very communicative. ED needs something like this.



With summer coming, I'm finding myself with way less time for both the duration and frequency of my gaming sessions. This means I can't commit to things in ED that require constant attention like BGS. Heck, running ONE mission might be my entire gaming session for a few days. With this in mind, I'm not sure how much I'll be playing ED in the coming months. It'll be interesting to see what these new community goals are like, what kind of time commitment they will require, and if they will offer any meaningful PvP or group PvE.
The trick is to git gud at typing and also don't engage in conversation until you're already dead
 
Try X4. Its cheaper.
That is a pointless remark.
I am not interested in x4.

I enjoy Elite Dangerous, and have been a fan of Elite for decades, but I think ED would have been a much better game if the devs could have forgotten about all the nonsense that is necessary for multiplayer. That is not true the other way around. If this was an Open only game the ED galaxy would have still needed all the mechanics and stuff that is needed to create the ED universe and to keep it going. Multiplayer holds Elite back in a very one sided manner.

But... I understand that many people want multiplayer and I have to accept that.
It just is my bad luck that that stuff influences my solo experience in a negative way too. Just imagine all the time and money invested in developing multiplayer mechanics that could have been used otherwise.
It is what it is. I hope to live long enough to see this game evolve further, because it will be the only spacesim of this kind for the foreseeable future.
 
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