Guide to making credits (I) – 25 January 2017

Making a lot of money (credits) fast and safe is one of any commander’s priority in Elite: Dangerous. Unfortunately, it’s not always so easy… This is a new series of guide posts where I’ll talk about how I currently make money in Elite. The date is also in the title for obvious reasons. Ok, let’s get on with it…

  • Get a long range ship (ASP Explorer, Diamondback Explorer, etc) and fit it with an Advanced Discovery Scanner, a Planetary Vehicle Hangar and a SRV. Then head to Fehu. It’s roughly 400 LY away from Sol. Once there, dock at Frigschneck’s Resort;
Fehu
Fehu

 

  • Here, accept all “Civil War Surface Installation Scan Missions“. Bounce around Open, Solo and Private until you fill your mission list;
  • Undock, leave the station and use your ADS to scan the System. All your missions will be updated;
  • You need to land on the planet where your objective is located… which is almost always Fehu 6 B. Approach the planet until your navigation panel looks like this:
Navigation Panel
Navigation Panel

 

  • Head to the Search zone and land within 300 meters. Then, deploy your SRV, approach the base and scan the large structure to complete all of your missions instantly. No fighting required. Be careful though, you will probably become wanted so you need to go back to your ship fast and take off.
Outpost
Outpost

 

  • Jump to the nearest system and wait a few minutes to clear your wanted status (or suicide into the planet if you’re into that kind of thing) then head back to Frigschneck’s Resort and claim your mission rewards.
Mission Rewards
Mission Rewards

 

Congratulations! You just made easy money (credits)! Rinse and repeat! Hope this helps.

Fly dangerous, CMDRs!

Horizons Highlights and the Gold ASP Paint Job

So, apparently, Frontier have just released a newsletter with a lot of cool info on the future of Horizons. According to this update, there will be 4 “expansions” coming in the Horizons season:

  • 2.1 – The Engineers (spring 2016) – more loot, “expanded mission system” (let’s just hope they also fix them and make them worth our time), exotic weapons (uhm…) and modules;
  • 2.2 – Guardians (summer 2016) – ship-launched Fighters. Awesome;
  • 2.3 – The Commanders (fall 2016) – finally, the long awaited Commander Creator and Multi-Crew ships;
  • 2.4 – “A secret to be revealed in Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ final expansion!” – I’m thinking maybe aliens? Thargoids or something? I sure hope so…

ED-Logo

I don’t know about you, but I’m quite excited. I can’t wait for the missions revamp, multi-crew ships, the Commander Creator and all the other stuff that’s coming. Elite: Dangerous is getting better and better. I just wish they’d take their time to fix some of the stuff that’s already in the game.

Oh, they’ve also changed things on the Frontier Store. They made it more intuitive. Also, Horizons is now 20% off so if you haven’t bought it yet, get it now.

Gold ASP Explorer

If you already own Horizons, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful Gold Paintjob for the ASP Explorer. A lot of good stuff today from Frontier, I’m happy with my shiny ASP and I can’t wait for the new content to come.

Fly dangerous, CMDRs! See you in space 😉

So you want to try Exploration…

You want to try exploration, but can’t afford an ASP Explorer? Or maybe you can afford it, but you don’t know if exploration is for you? Well, there is one thing you can do (without having to go thousands of light years). There is one particular region of space close to the “player bubble” that is getting a lot of attention. I am talking about the Pleiades Nebula. Roughly 400 LYs away, this is where you’ll find a Black Hole (probably the closest one to the bubble), some awesome landing spots (great for taking those perfect screenshots), the famous Merope system and the Unknown Artefacts.

Merope   Landing

Now, if you’re low on credits, you may want to try one of the most underrated ships in this game: the Hauler. This is a great ship for trying out exploration as a newbie. It’s very cheap, and with this fit: Exploration Hauler you can get an excellent 30+ LY jump range. You can also fit a Planetary Vehicle Hangar if you want to have some fun. This will get you to Maia in less than 30 minutes.

Hauler   Maia

Once there, go visit the Black Hole. It’s a small one, but still a Black Hole. Then head to Merope, the “target” of all the Unknown Artefacts situated around that system at about ~140 LY and pointing towards it. Land on some planets / moons, go through some canyons, take some screenshots.

Finally, if you want to see one of the Unknown Artefacts, the easiest way to find one is to go to Aries Dark Region GW-W D1-52 System, fly away from the single star and wait for a Strong Signal Source to appear. That’s where you’ll find it.

Hope this was useful for you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me anything. I’ll be happy to help you in any way I can. Fly dangerously, CMDR!

7 months later…

I’m back!

Had to take this looong break from Elite, but I’m back and this game is even more awesome than before. First thing on my to-do list is to check out CQC, sounds like fun. Then, probably should see how money-making has changed. Bounty hunting, trading, mining (heard it’s a thing now), smuggling, etc…

ASP Explorer

Actually right now I’m using my ASP Explorer to get some credits, then I’ll probably fit an Anaconda for trading… I’ll keep updating this log as often as possible.

Ghost Raven, signing off!