Mission Log 50

Oh man, Commanders. We’re at our 50th mission log! And Chapter 1 of the Beyond update came out yesterday! WHAT A GREAT WEEK FOR ELITE!

Not only is this a milestone for the blog but it’s a milestone in game, for me, too. I’ll be damned if I didn’t plan it this way…cause I swear I didn’t.

This happened on 2/22:

I played maybe 3 hours (basically just spending money for ranks) between then and  yesterday:

Which means this happened 10 minutes later:

We did it, fam! We finally got a Corvette. And I am broke as fuck. It’s worth it though.

In the last mission log I mentioned I was out hemorrhaging money lobbying for reputation to increase my rank. In hindsight, I wish I had waited for the Beyond update. Because I’m pretty confident that the changes made got me from 20% Post Captain to Rear Admin in less than 2 hours of play.

The new mission rewards system allows you to select your reward for a bunch of missions. You can select to get max credits, max rep or influence, or materials. With that as part of the update, along with the sudden appearance of Courier and Strategic Date Transfer missions, I was able to knock out the last rank super fast without having to spend a dime. Which is good cause after buying the Corvette I have less that 130 million in the bank.

Also in the Beyond update, planets are gorgeous.

I didn’t think to take any shots close to the surface because I was hyper focused on getting that reputation!

Other than seeing the planets and taking advantage of the new reward system, I haven’t delved too much into the Beyond update. I do plan on getting a Chieftain but that might be a ways off considering money.

My short term goals at this point are to farm money to A rate the Corvette, which I’ve named Progenitor. I’m not 100% sold on the name. I like it…but I feel like it may end up changing once I get a feel for the ship. About all I’ve done is arm it. As you can see below:

Those guns gon hurt someone. So she’s got some teeth but she can’t do much else but fight with a 6 light year jump range…

So over the weekend and days ahead I’ll be making an untold fortune flying Untold Fortune. I’m hoping delivery missions will start to pop back in the 4-5 million payout range. Otherwise I might have to take some whiny passengers on some sight seeing tours.

At the moment I don’t have a long term goal…I don’t really know what to do with myself….Empire ranks to get a Cutter? I just don’t know.

Here are the rest of the Corvette pics.


Have you gotten into any of the Beyond Chapter 1 content yet? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Mission Log 49

Heyo there, commanders.

It’s been a bit of a break from Elite, huh? The grind is real friends. Sometimes you need to step away.

We’re still working toward the Corvette and I’m going to kick it into high gear. Money be damned, I’m going to start lobbying ranks with donation missions. At the current place I’m in, I feel like the money grind is a lot easier than ranks. So I’ve found a place that regularly has donation missions and I’m just going to stack the mess out of them. There are also a lot of planetary scan job missions there so I’ll switch it up a little once I get one my extra hangers delivered out there. Splitting between lobbying and the scan missions may bring it closer to breaking even. We’ll see.

Other than that, there’s not much else to report. Hammer Wing has moved back into its usual slumber. It’ll probably kick back up when Beyond releases, we’ll see.

Big changes at home, though! New dining room table that we don’t have room for (since we don’t have a dining room) now houses my battle station. It’s a lot bigger and I don’t have to cramp everything on top of one another to fly. It’s pretty classy looking too.


You can’t see it, but behind me and a little to the left is my 3D printer station. That’s a new hobby that I love that’s taken a lot of my gaming time. When I finally get to printing Elite ships…which is only inevitable…I’ll be sure to post them here.

Fly Safe, CMDRs.

Playlist 02/20/2018

Here’s what I played last week!

  • Elite Dangerous (PC)
  • Fortnite: Battle Royal (PC)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PC)

Look at that! I got back into Elite a little!

Friday night I downloaded Fortnite wanting to give the 1 vs 100, battle royal genre a try. The next morning I had a steam notification that my wife got me PUBG! SO NOW I HAVE BOTH!

I’m really digging both. They’re the same but not…It’s hard to explain.

So let’s get some battle royals going on!

Other than that, what are you playing?!

Playlist 2/5/2018 and mini update

Totally spaced on getting the playlist up yesterday!

The last week has been pretty light since I’ve gotten the printer up and running. Most of all my free time has been learning everything I can about 3D printing. But I did manage to squeeze in a little gaming. Here’s what I played:

  • Elite Dangerous (PC)
  • Overwatch (PC)
  • Golf Clash (iOS)
  • Star Trek Adventures (Table Top RPG)

I’m not sure what the rest of the week looks like for me yet. I’ve been looking at learning Blender and started poking around in there last night. The past weekend we moved a bunch of furniture around and I redid my battle station. It’s alot bigger.


That basically a dining room table that we now have that can’t fit anywhere in the house. When we eventually move and get a bigger place that can house a table (which will be amazing for running D&D on) I’ll need to figure something else out. But until then, I’ll be gaming with some class.

The printer table is directly behind me. So it’s easy to just spin and roll when I need to mess with it.

I’ve finally emailed Twitch to ask to be removed from the affiliate program. I’m looking forward to streaming again. Maybe even streaming some printing in creative. My thing is, I want to be affiliated. I like that badge, I like having an emote…if there was a way to turn off monetization, it’d be awesome.

What are you guys playing? Also, tell me about your hobbies!