Frontier: First Encounters - Tips and Cheats
Take advantage of bugs in the game.
Tired of those long jorneys between your hyperspace exit point and the space station?
Leave the auto-pilot in control until it starts to decelerate, then go to 'engines off'
mode (You can continue to accelerate yourself if you like, but it will cost you fuel).
Wait until you are less than 1AU from your target and then start up the auto pilot again
(TAB key once), and your ship will be pulled to a halt right outside the station.
You have probably noticed that when you fire a missile at an enemy he will try to run
away and often make it. Try this instead: pause the game, target the ship(s) you want
and fire missiles. Then hit maximum time acceleration and the missiles will
automatically hit (if your target didn't have ECM). This also works on bombing
missions and when firing at a satellite.
Scatter pirate swarms
Sometimes when you wake up from stardreamer sleep you can be surrounded by numerous
pirates attacking you at once. Hit max time acceleration (Shift+F5) and you will
only have to face 1-2 at a time.
Turrets outside of time
If you have beam lasers fitted in your turrets you can pause the game (ESC key once)
and target your laser on a ship. You will see a bluish cloud when you hit a
distant target. Then just keep firing, un-pause the game (Shift+F1) and your enemy
will be hit. The same procedure can be repeated until the other ship is destroyed.
Some good advice and tips.
How to become ELITE
Most people "finish" the game on Competent or Dangerous, not many have what it
takes to become one of the few selected, the Elite. Here are some of my tips,
but know that it is going to require hard work and dedication.
- Only trade in anarchic and unstable systems, that way you will make money while honing your fighting skills.
Attack space stations and bases and then blow up every police viper in sight.
Staying low helps as the police has trouble hitting you then. This is probably
the best way of boosting your combat rating.
- Do bombing and recon missions for the military. You will have tons of enemies to fight. This is also good for your career.
Here below you can see a table with the ranks and the amount of required kills.
Note: The manual is wrong, it doesn't matter what type of ship you destroy, a lowly
Eagle will give you as many points as the massive Panther.
A future Elite pilot is going to need the best in equipment. Check out my equipments page
and the shipyard for reviews and tips.
more tips coming with next update.....