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Elite: Dangerous is an MMO space adventure. Pilot your own ship and trade, blast, explore, sneak, buy, barter, mission, co-op play, solo play your way to the top accolade in the galaxy: Elite! This is the latest installment of the seminal open-world, go-anywhere, do anything space game which, since its launch in 1984 has spawned and inspired a long tradition of open world and space games.

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How can I easily find parts?

I've found a useful online tool that helps to conceptually build & spec your starship. Now I'm left with the problem of actually finding the ships & parts I need, after I've decided on a build....
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Why is docking permission denied?

I have noticed that under certain conditions a station will deny my docking request. What are the various conditions that can cause a station to deny a commander's docking request?
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Where can I find class 3 gimballed multi-cannon?

I've been to lots of high tech, high population systems looking for 3 gimballed multi-cannon. Where can I find them in Empire space (without a permit, as my Empire ascension is bugged at the moment)? ...
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Where can I find class 3 gimballed beam lasers?

I've been to lots of high tech, high population systems looking for 3 gimballed beam lasers. Where can I find them in Empire space (without a permit, as my Empire ascension is bugged at the moment)?
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What is the purpose of players attempting to change a faction's influence?

There are many guides that show how you can get factions to grow and take over stations and systems. The various things you do for them will increase their influence, and can result in a civil war ...
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How to deliver corruption reports?

I understand that you need to take corruption reports to an preparation system of your power. However, I have done so, yet no base is giving me the opportunity to hand them in. Have I missed something?...
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Why would I go to a checkpoint?

In systems with lockdown or war, you get "checkpoints" near some planets and stations. They show up on the navigation panel. I've tried stopping at a couple, and some ships from one local faction scan ...
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How can I find the NPCs I need to eliminate in Elite: Dangerous?

There are a lot of missions in the Bulletin Board which require you to eliminate someone. I did not manage to find a single one of them and I always ended up failing the mission even after an hour ...
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Elite: Dangerous weird supercruise speed limits

I've noticed something that seems like an arbitrary limit on supercruise speeds. Sometimes when I close on a spaceport my ship slows down involuntarily and I can't speed it up. It is extremely ...
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Improving powerplay standing without trading [duplicate]

Are there any powers in Elite:Dangerous that you can work for and increase your standing through bounty-hunting or combat missions rather than delivering endless piles of contracts?
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Getting basic Elite Dangerous Galnet News for application [closed]

I might have to ask this question on stack overflow... but since I am not really asking for code, and I am just asking for a good source of basic Galnet News from the game Elite Dangerous, I figured I'...
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Refinery glitch: causes and workarounds

As a miner in Elite: Dangerous, I'm becoming very discouraged with my chosen profession for one simple reason: The Refinery module glitches out randomly, showing "Refinery server connection ...
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What are the dark zones in Elite: Dangerous?

In some parts of Elite Dangerous space you can see distant black smudges between you and the bright galactic disk. If you find them on the galactic map they are described as Dark Zones, but the ...
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Best way to locate a friend in Elite: Dangerous (console)

I recently got the full game of ED on Xbox One and can't figure out how to meet up with a friend. We have both tried travelling to the same station, star, and general space coordinates, and we can't ...
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Where do I buy power specific outfit?

I pledged to Felicia Winters Power and currently I got rank 4. It should give me access to Pulse Disruptor but I checked a few controlled systems and couldn't find it on sale. Where do I need to look ...
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How long do conflict zones/civil wars last?

In Elite: Dangerous you sometimes find systems that are in a state of civil war. There are multiple conflict zones across the system that are tremendous fun, always on dogfights. However this seems ...
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In which Li Yong-Rui systems does the 15% outfitting price reduction apply?

The Power Play stats screen for Li Yong-Rui lists the 15% outfitting price reduction under the heading "Control systems", so naturally I would assume that only control systems have this bonus. On the ...
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Is it possible to refill my reservoir manually?

I've been exploring and using my trusty fuel scoop to fill up my main tank. However it's annoying when my reservoir is low that this isn't filled. Is there a way to trigger a refill or the reservoir (...
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In Xbox One Elite:Dangerous can you fire chaff outside a fire group

I realise that in the PC version this is probably a simple key binding; this question is specific to the Xbox one version of Elite: Dangerous, only. I recently added a chaff launcher to my ship. I ...
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What are the benefits of local faction rep in Elite?

I've done a couple of missions in a system and now I'm ranked as 'Friendly' with one of the local factions. When I dock at their stations they show as green on the HUD. What are the benefits of this ...
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What does the LY number shown in the Power overview mean?

The overview screen of a Power has tabs for preparation, expansion and control. Each of these tabs has a list of systems that are currently being prepared, expanded to and fortified. Next to each ...
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What's the difference between Solo and Multiplayer in Elite?

What's the difference between Solo and Online Multiplayer in Elite: Dangerous? If I have a Captain in Solo, will they continue if I play in Multiplayer, or will I start over? What are the major ...
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Are agreements between different powers binding?

Currently, the Alliance and the Sirius Corporation are under an Inter-faction Mutual Benefit Agreement. The agreement states that members of both powers will support each other where mutual profit is ...
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Is it possible to increase the amount of Powerplay Contracts you can recieve in Elite: dangerous?

Like the title says, I would like to know if it is possible to increase the amount of powerplay contracts you can receive in one go, because a mere 10 contracts seems like a small amount! Thanks, CMDR ...
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Power Play: Does undermining force me to lose reputation with factions?

The in-game text that tells me how to undermine an opposing Power reads like this: "Undermine Senator Lavigny-Duval's hold by stealing Lavigny Garrison Supplies from Imperial Supply vessels [...]" ...
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Power Play: Do I have to collect my weekly bonus every week?

As soon as I have a rating with one of the Powers in Elite Dangerous, I get a weekly credit bonus. What happens if I don't collect that bonus within the week (e.g. when I am on vacation or something)? ...
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Power Play: Are the rating bonuses cumulative?

As asked in the title: Are Power Play rating bonuses cumulative? For instance, rating 1 gives a weekly bonus of 1000 credits, rating 2 gives a weekly bonus of 50000 credits, so do I get 51000 credits ...
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Where do you find higher rated weapons?

All the outfitted parts in Elite: Dangerous have a level and a class, broadly describing their performance. So you have size 1 (small), 2 (medium) and so on for size ratings and A, B, C etc for class ...
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What's the combat bounty for destroying the weapons of a capital ship?

I read somewhere that you can destroy the weapons of a capital ship. What is the bounty for that? http://elite-dangerous.wikia.com/wiki/Majestic_Class_Interdictor
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Stations with orbit making move too fast

I have to land on HARTSFIELD PLANT from POTRITI for my 1st mission but the plant is moving really fast due to potriti's orbit, and i do not have any gravity and i can not use my landing pad. Do you ...
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Is there any way to improve the gross CC/cycle gained from exploited systems?

Right now, Arissa Lavigny Duval isn't doing so hot. We may have overextended a little bit, discovering that CC overheads don't increase on a linear scale. My theory is, that the best way to contribute ...
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How do you beat the Incursion training missions in Elite: Dangerous?

In the Elite: Dangerous there are two "Incursion" training missions that pitch you against tougher opponents in waves. The last wave is an Anaconda with lots of turrets that just shred my shields. ...
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In Elite: Dangerous on Xbox One (not PC) how do you move up and down in the galactic map

This is specific to the Xbox One controls for Elite: Dangerous You can move around the galactic map with the sticks, but there doesn't appear to be a way to move up or down (I've been selecting ...
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How do you smuggle goods in Elite: Dangerous

If I take goods into a station illegally I tend to get scanned and either shot down or fined more than the good are worth. How do you practically and reliably smuggle goods into a station? I've seen ...
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Any way to rebind the left menu button in Elite: Dangerous on the Xbox One?

On the default and classic control schemes on the Xbox One port of Elite: Dangerous the left hand menu (back button) is bound to the OS friends snap-in. This is useless most of the time, as friends ...
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How do you view the exterior of your ship in the Xbox One (not PC) version of Elite Dangerous?

I've seen lots of videos and screenshots from the PC version where the player has a freelook external view of their ship. This is not the constrained view you get during outfitting. They can move the ...
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How do you use a docking computer on the Xbox One (not PC) version of Elite Dangerous?

On the Xbox One version of Elite Dangerous how do you activate a docking computer? After playing the training missions and trading for a few hours I've been manually docking every time - I didn't ...
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How do you use Frame Shift Drive to travel to the destination on Xbox One?

This is specific to the preview version of Elite: Dangerous on Xbox One - on PC this appears to be J, but obviously that doesn't apply to the Xbox controller. In one of the training missions you ...
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What do I do with preparation nominations?

At the start of every new Powerplay cycle, I am given a handful of preparation nominations to use. What are these for? What should I be nominating?
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What powerplay activity is immediately profitable?

Most of the activities in Powerplay yield power points but don't generate a significant amount of money (sometimes 1,000 Cr per PP). How can I earn at least 100,000 Cr while still helping my faction?
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What are Crime Sweeps?

I saw a destination in my HUD called "Crime Sweep", I didn't stop there to check what was going on, what can it be? Is it like a combat zone?
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Does Elite Dangerous properly simulate space?

I never played Elite Dangerous, I'm very tempted to set it up, but I find space simulators that make spaceships behave like they are in atmosphere really annoying. I watched a few videos but I couldn'...
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Elite dangerous powerplay universe, are there single player universes?

Do all the players share the same universe or can I have my own universe? Can I make a particular faction win without having to fight all the other players?
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Is there any way to help a Power do tasks that isn't your power?

Basically, I see a lot of allied power being undermined or unable to expand, and would like to help out in some way. Is there anyway a member of a different power can actually help out their allied ...
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How do faction bounties work?

Now that bounties are system-wide rather than global, what happens if you get scanned by Imperial police while having a Federal bounties (from attacking ships in Federation space and etc.) or vice-...
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How can I get merit points?

I want to advance in the ranks of Senator Lavigny-Duval. How can I get merit points? I know I can participate in expansion goals, but is there a better way than that?
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Can I shoot down lawless ships?

In Elite: Dangerous 1.3, two new ship statuses were added in addition to "clean" and "wanted": "enemy" and "lawless". Obviously one has a green light to shoot down enemy ships, but what about lawless ...
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Are powerplay points shared with wingmates?

For the expansion goals for Senator Laingvy-Duval, you have to destroy corrupt law enforcers. Each ship is worth one point. Normally, when bounty hunting in a wing, the bounty is split up among ships ...
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How do I undermine powers?

I want to work on claiming a system for my own power that is already owned by a different power. How do I remove that power? Specifically I am aligned with Arissa and want to take a system from Torval....
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How does powerplay affect the major factions?

How do the major factions (federation, empire, alliance) expand? If a given power (one of the eight "senators" etc) conquers a rival system does it count for their faction? Do combat zones outside the ...