Support for Official Giant Bomb Private Group?

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#1 Edited by embryo69 (76 posts) -

EDIT: sign up to join the Giant Bomb unOFFICIAL Classic Wing:

http://inara.cz/wing/1738

Inara Wing Discord

Once we have some members we can organise time-zone dependent meet-ups.

Hi guys,

With Drew's recent activity in Elite: Dangerous, I am gauging whether there would be support to start an official Giant Bomb private group.

I am willing to purchase a new copy of the game to open an Official GB group, but only wish to do so if there is worthwhile support (not financial) in making the group work.

I have a disgustingly long time in the game and enjoy helping new players into the game, which as we know is very obtuse for the uninitiated.

It would be great for us to meet up with Drew in the possible future play dates as he learns the game.

Let me know if this is something that interests you.

Here's a poll Yes/No http://www.strawpoll.me/12152815

Cheers,

Cmdr Embryo

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#2 Edited by Vonner (11 posts) -

A lightly populated private group isn't great for random encounters (is essentially same as Solo) and I would not normally access one without a particular reason. I think you should probably save your money and either use an existing PvE group. or just create one with your name if you want to do something in particular (such as a GB ED meet-up!).

CMDR Vonner

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#3 Edited by Triumvir (615 posts) -

I'd have to agree with @vonner. There can only be a few hundred duders who play Elite, right? Even assuming that they are all on simultaneously, that's not many ships puttering around the galaxy to meet up with, except maybe at community goals and the like.

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#4 Posted by embryo69 (76 posts) -

Great points. I guess all I want is a GB meet up.

We could meet in Open or Private group, add my group if you want, search "Embryo".

If @drewbert and @rorie see this we could schedule the meet at a particular place and time to suit the stream.

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#5 Posted by theimmortalbum (578 posts) -

Yeah, there's no reason we couldn't just create a Wing on inara.cz and just organize that way? I personally enjoy the chaos that is Open (in fact, I've taken a few months off E:D and am about to start back up). The only times I go solo or private are if I'm doing a bounty hunting CG and just don't want to deal with the mass of people competing for limited spawns.

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#6 Posted by embryo69 (76 posts) -

Awesome idea. I totally forgot about inara.cz

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#7 Edited by Mister_V (2305 posts) -

Inara sounds like a plan.

CMDR Misterv

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#8 Posted by madman356647 (763 posts) -

I'd be interested. Been thinking of firing back up ED and need people to run with/yak at.

If wanted, we can voice chat on discord or something.

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#9 Posted by OldeBlueEyes (14 posts) -

I would definitely mention this on the discord. I would be up for a meet up or something along the lines of that.

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#10 Posted by Mister_V (2305 posts) -

I'd be interested. Been thinking of firing back up ED and need people to run with/yak at.

If wanted, we can voice chat on discord or something.

There is quite a few of us playing ED on the Giant Bomb unofficial discord.

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#11 Edited by Maximus_Dipplomacy (60 posts) -

I'm well versed with ED and would actually enjoy something like this. I'm still just taking missions hauling stuff around to make more money for a fighter but would like a good reason to interact with other players for once besides just getting fried after exiting a FSD jump.

If you wanna reach me in ED: CMDR Myxomatosis485

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#12 Posted by theimmortalbum (578 posts) -

Ah yes, I can be found in game as

Raskolnikov Fyeteri

I plan on busting back out the HOTAS and TrackIR this evening. I need to finally mod out my Anaconda..

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#13 Edited by drewby132 (1 posts) -

Was a Wing in inara.cz ever created for the GB community? I just picked the game up and would love to join a Giant Bomb Elite Dangerous group.

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#14 Posted by embryo69 (76 posts) -

Looks like we are getting a fair bit of interest.

I shall create an inara.cz wing later today. I shall update the thread accordingly.

Cmdr Embryo

o7

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#15 Posted by embryo69 (76 posts) -
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#16 Posted by monsieurDAn (5 posts) -

where's them discords at?

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#17 Posted by embryo69 (76 posts) -
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#18 Posted by JDP83 (257 posts) -

CMDR JDP83 / JDPoZ reporting in. o7.

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#19 Posted by gnu2000 (85 posts) -

Cmdr Xed reporting in!

I also had a quick go at a logo:

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#20 Edited by embryo69 (76 posts) -

@gnu2000: that looks pretty cool, nice work. (Added as Wing Logo, A 500x150 png with name might be cool ;D)

Cheers for joining the inara wing. Once a few more cmdrs join we can organise something in game.

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#21 Edited by brandondryrock (861 posts) -

This is something I'm interested in. I started playing Elite: Dangerous again for the first time in a year or so, and I never really made it that far in the game. Just did some basic missions. It would be nice to get with a crew and have some guidance.

Cmdr bmdubya

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#22 Posted by embryo69 (76 posts) -

@brandondryrock: welcome to the wing cmdr. Get connected on the discord channel too.

The more people we have the easier it will be to find players while you are playing. We need a larger mass to make this a viable idea, matching time zones and play times.

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#23 Posted by tyn0mite (137 posts) -

I started up Elite Dangerous for pretty much the first time as well. Is anyone else playing on Xbox One??

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#24 Edited by embryo69 (76 posts) -

@tyn0mite: you will find more PC players. However, over on the inara wing you can select your platform eg. PC/xBox and soon PS4.. So hopefully we can build up steam here and populate the wing with players of both platforms and still have GB meets/events.

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#25 Posted by Vonner (11 posts) -

I've joined, but as I'm near Colonia (heading slowly for core), it may be a while till I'm back in the bubble!

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#26 Posted by embryo69 (76 posts) -

@vonner: lol, i confirmed your inara request, good luck on the journey. We shall be here on your return, we could give you an escort.

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#27 Posted by sammo21 (5294 posts) -

This is why I wish they would allow for the creation of guilds or corporations into E:D (and I am sure they are going to do it at some point). I would agree the private group thing is probably not the best way to go.

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#28 Edited by Bane (707 posts) -

I'm not familiar with Wings on INARA. How are they better than an in-game private group? Private groups work out quite nicely in my experience.

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#29 Edited by embryo69 (76 posts) -

@bane: The inara wing, along with the discord channel is a great way to post group messages to facilitate meet-ups and common events. The in game messaging is very poor at being able to schedule things. (added to the wing btw, welcome Duder o7)

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#30 Posted by TheSpookiest (23 posts) -

I've been meaning to get back into this since the ~sightings~, updating now. I don't have Horizon, though--other than surface missions, what exactly am I missing out on?

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#31 Posted by Noku (26 posts) -

Been wanting to get back into ED. I'm down!

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#32 Posted by Dray2k (352 posts) -

Oh that seems like fun, I'm exploring now and only playing every once and a while. I may join up when I'm return to the bubble (or I blow up when I'm 99% done exploring).

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#33 Posted by Roboteconomist (10 posts) -

I'm in.

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#34 Posted by ClintDriftwood (36 posts) -

Hell yeah I'm in.

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#35 Posted by Thevamp25 (282 posts) -

im in

CMDR thevamp25

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#36 Posted by TheRiversCuomo (13 posts) -

Join Request from Josh Cant PIay incoming!

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#37 Edited by Freedom4556 (266 posts) -

I don't play a ton anymore, but I suppose I'm down to meet up and pester Drew. CMDR freedom4556 request incoming.

Hopefully this gets him out of Open.

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#38 Edited by Paplikaplik (1 posts) -

Im in. Name is same as here

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#39 Posted by gnu2000 (85 posts) -

We sat and chilled at the Lave Radio this evening while their podcast went out. I buzzed around in an FDL and Embryo brought a couple of Cobras (the police seemed determined to extract him from them it seems)

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#40 Posted by StickyNate (1 posts) -

I'm already in a wing, but I'm down to meet up in space or whatever. I can help shoot other ships, or offer up a spot in one of my fighters when multicrew drops.

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#41 Posted by halleckg65 (10 posts) -

Sounds like fun. Just got Horizons, but still pretty new to the whole ED world. I spend most of my time bounty hunting NPCs. I'd love to team up once in a while with fellow duders, learn a few new tricks, and have fun. CMDR HalleckG65.

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#42 Edited by Virtualpolecat (77 posts) -

I just started playing, and this game is bonkers.

CMDR Charliezard

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