Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

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Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby mhildebrand » Mon May 08, 2017 10:14 pm

After plotting a route, I see solid lines for each jump, than toward the end of the route, I see dashed lines connecting the final jumps in my route. What do the dashed lines mean?

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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby JohnLuke » Mon May 08, 2017 10:16 pm

The dashed lines mean that you don't have enough fuel to reach your destination. You'll need to either stop along the way at a station to fill up, or (preferred) add a fuel scoop to your ship so that you are never (well.... barring non-scoopable stars and bad timing) stranded or concerned about running out of fuel ever again.
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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby mhildebrand » Mon May 08, 2017 10:34 pm

JohnLuke wrote:The dashed lines mean that you don't have enough fuel to reach your destination. You'll need to either stop along the way at a station to fill up, or (preferred) add a fuel scoop to your ship so that you are never (well.... barring non-scoopable stars and bad timing) stranded or concerned about running out of fuel ever again.

Ah great thanks. I bought a 2A fuel scoop after last night's incident. :) Thanks for the explanation...

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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby Lanceor » Tue May 09, 2017 12:33 am

mhildebrand, you remind me of myself when I first got the game years ago - wide eyed, discovering all the fascinating things that this galaxy has to offer, making newbie mistakes and laughing about it afterwards... I think you'll be playing Elite Dangerous for years to come! :D
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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby mhildebrand » Tue May 09, 2017 12:52 am

Lanceor wrote:mhildebrand, you remind me of myself when I first got the game years ago - wide eyed, discovering all the fascinating things that this galaxy has to offer, making newbie mistakes and laughing about it afterwards... I think you'll be playing Elite Dangerous for years to come! :D

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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby TorTorden » Tue May 09, 2017 5:43 pm

I remember self destructing at least 4-5 viper Mk3 while mapping what stars where scoopable and not in my early days of playing. (I refused to google it)
I had just started using a kW scanner and was ending up with bounties in both empire and alliance space so had to make a round to collect on occasion.

Crossing the bubble in mk3 viper and 1e scoop...

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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Tue May 09, 2017 9:21 pm

Nothing wrong with a 1E scoop.....

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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby Lanceor » Tue May 09, 2017 11:32 pm

Ah yes, the good old 1E scoop where you'd have to dive into the star's corona until the ship began overheating. You'd have to come back out to cool down before going back in three or four times to refuel the ship!

Even funnier were my early rare goods runs. I did it in my free Eagle (as it held more cargo than the free Sidewinder). I didn't have a fuel scoop so I had to plot an economic route and stop for refuelling several times along the way. It was in Open as well, and I never got interdicted by other commanders.

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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby thebs » Wed May 10, 2017 2:05 am

You should join us on the D-List. No Efficiency? No Heat Sink? No problem!

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Re: Nav'ing with the Galaxy Map

Postby Cometborne » Wed May 10, 2017 9:37 am

Two scoops? I'd rather have three, just in case I run into another one of these:

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