Wow, lots of unhappy people!
I feel the urge to stick my hand up & say how great I think ED4 is.
I 'get' all the comments, but I've found it all utterly immersive, and great fun, despite getting seriously splatted last night, with hundreds of tonnes of high value cargo, and some very VIP passengers on board
It was always said how difficult it was to create a game with newt-onion physics, but to me it seems like Frontier have done a great job on the balance of 'reality' vs gameplay.
Graphics - A*
planetary landings - A*
Minor factions & background sim - A*
Multi-ships & equipment / weight / space balance - A*
Wings (flying with your mates) would be good, if I had any mates
Powerplay & major powers - hmm, not so interesting, although I'm enjoying being anti-power. Any attempts to expand anywhere near 'my' systems get vigorously sabotaged, which is getting very difficult right now, what with the new player superpower landing right next to 'my' bit!
Ship names? really? it doesn't take much imagination to give your ship a name!
Game extras - all completely cosmetic & have no real in-game effect, so why not get a few squids off those who can afford it?
Oolite is still the best Elite 1, a different game, and a unique opportunity for people to design their own universes, AND (very important) a great way to start learning programming, imo.
I love them both.
despite ED4 killing my computers graphics card - TWICE