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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Due to low risk and high reward, many players opt for mining as their main source of income. Borann is a system preferred by many players for mining thanks to the high rate of finding valuable minerals such as void opals and low temperature diamonds in that system.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: Attacking a Fuel Rat on duty is a pretty quick way to earn the ire of anyone who finds out you did it.

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** This trope may be back in effect again with ''No Man's Sky,'' given its far improved reputation after years of updates.


* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Participating in rescue operations is partly difficult because of the fact that [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou everything inside is]] [[StuffBlowingUp exploding]] and that your ship will constantly overheat, but also difficult in the fact that it's hard seeing the inside of a space station ''completely ravaged'' by the Thargoids. Keep in mind that before this, watching someone attack a station was a source of [[BlackComedy black comedy]], as defenses would completely obliterate ''even an Anaconda in seconds''. [[CerebusSyndrome Now, the sanctity of the station is gone completely, instead transforming into a literal hellscape.]] If Galnet is to be believed, [[OhCrap it's only getting worse from here.]]]]
** [[spoiler:What turned it around into awesome territory however, were the players. As the stations normally lack any form of Traffic Control, several players took it upon themselves to act as a controller to ensure prompt and easy docking and departure for the rescue ships. These players did so, not to get paid or recognized, but because it was needed. That's not to forget the countless player ships that patrolled the space with Anti-Thargoid weapons ready to repel another attack, and those looking to stop [[RootingForTheEmpire pro-Thargoid players]] from attacking the rescue vessels. It may just be a computer game, but this shows just what humanity is capable of.]]

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Participating Participating in rescue operations is partly difficult because of the fact that [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou everything inside is]] [[StuffBlowingUp exploding]] and that your ship will constantly overheat, but also difficult in the fact that it's hard seeing the inside of a space station ''completely ravaged'' by the Thargoids. Keep in mind that before this, watching someone attack a station was a source of [[BlackComedy black comedy]], as defenses would completely obliterate ''even an Anaconda in seconds''. [[CerebusSyndrome Now, the sanctity of the station is gone completely, instead transforming into a literal hellscape.]] If Galnet is to be believed, [[OhCrap it's only getting worse from here.]]]]
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** [[spoiler:What What turned it around into awesome territory however, were the players. As the stations normally lack any form of Traffic Control, several players took it upon themselves to act as a controller to ensure prompt and easy docking and departure for the rescue ships. These players did so, not to get paid or recognized, but because it was needed. That's not to forget the countless player ships that patrolled the space with Anti-Thargoid weapons ready to repel another attack, and those looking to stop [[RootingForTheEmpire pro-Thargoid players]] from attacking the rescue vessels. It may just be a computer game, but this shows just what humanity is capable of.]]


* InternetBackdraft:
** Fans were '''not''' happy when Frontier Developments pulled the game's offline singleplayer mode and made it online-only. There are still a few that are upset over that.
** The announcement of the first ExpansionPack caused a massive one courtesy of its outrageous pricing model at a whopping sixty dollars; good for people who don't own Elite (as the expansion pack includes the base game), but horrible for anyone who already owns the game, as that only grants them $15 off and an in-game ship for their "loyalty".
** The Alien Ruins questline from Ram Tah fell victim to this. It followed on from the well recieved Thargoids encounter, but it quickly became clear the quest was bugged, with the oblesks you need to scan not always lighting up in either solo or open. Furthermore it was shown that more ruins needed discovery to complete the quest, and no one had any clue where they were, leading to widespread complaints. Frontier tried an AuthorsSavingThrow and did a Community Goal to locate the ruins and revealed a list of systems. Unfortunately the next set of ruins located were [[CutandPasteEnvironments an exact copy of the first ruins]], down to the data entires, which only served to anger people further. Fortunately a third set of ruins was discovered the next day and were a different layout, finally allowing people to continue the quest. Frontier's limited commuication didn't help either.
** Lots of people were pissed after the Salome Event of 2017, due to a combination of instancing issues, the leadership of the "defend Salome" side saying that anyone caught with weapons who wasn't approved to carry weapons by them would be shot down quickly and mercilessly, and the fact that someone who was signed up as a defender, but everyone knew was a troll who would likely shoot her down, did just that. There were also a number of conspiracy theories that said the event was pre-scripted by Drew Wagar, who was doing the event as a publicity stunt for his new Elite book, that merely added to tensions over what happened.

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** This was addressed in the April, 2019 update for the gaming with the introduction of the Supercruise Assist module and the addition of at least 1 Size 1 compartment for all ships. Now players can install this module and it will regulate speed on approach to a target (and addressing another ScrappyMechanic, autostop your ship when dropping from Hyperspace). You still need to navigate around hazards however, as its not an autopilot.


* FriendlyFandoms: With ''VideoGame/StarCitizen''. There ''was'' also one with ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'', with David Braben and ''Star Citizen'''s creator, Chris Roberts, encouraged this initial attitude with Sean Murray's basing ''No Man's Sky'' on ''Elite'' helped in that alley; however, given that game's [[HypeBacklash infamous reputation at launch...]]

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* FriendlyFandoms: With ''VideoGame/StarCitizen''. There ''was'' also one with ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'', with David Braben and ''Star Citizen'''s creator, Chris Roberts, encouraged this initial attitude with Sean Murray's basing ''No Man's Sky'' on ''Elite'' helped in that alley; however, given that game's [[HypeBacklash infamous reputation at launch...]]

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** [[spoiler:What turned it around into awesome territory however, were the players. As the stations normally lack any form of Traffic Control, several players took it upon themselves to act as a controller to ensure prompt and easy docking and departure for the rescue ships. These players did so, not to get paid or recognized, but because it was needed. That's not to forget the countless player ships that patrolled the space with Anti-Thargoid weapons ready to repel another attack, and those looking to stop [[RootingForTheEmpire pro-Thargoid players]] from attacking the rescue vessels. It may just be a computer game, but this shows just what humanity is capable of.]]

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* GuideDangIt: The learning curve of this game is rather...cliff-like, with the in-game tutorial not being very helpful beyond telling you what you can do in the game.

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Participating in rescue operations is partly difficult because of the fact that [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou everything inside is]] [[StuffBlowingUp exploding]] and that your ship will constantly overheat, but also difficult in the fact that it's hard seeing the inside of a space station ''completely ravaged'' by the Thargoids. Keep in mind that before this, watching someone attack a station was a source of [[BlackComedy black comedy]], as defenses would completely obliterate ''even an Anaconda in seconds''. [[CerebusSyndrome Now, the sanctity of the station is gone completely, instead transforming into a literal hellscape.]] If Galnet is to be believed, [[OhCrap it's only getting worse from here.]]]]

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** While veteran players have found a way to make the arrival timer work for them as a way to check their rate of deceleration on final approach,[[note]]most recommending to reduce throttle until it gets down to the 6-8 second range.[[/note]] the window to do so is still narrow enough that getting distracted for a few seconds at the wrong time can still lead to overshooting.

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** Lots of people were pissed after the Salome Event of 2017, due to a combination of instancing issues, the leadership of the "defend Salome" side saying that anyone caught with weapons who wasn't approved to carry weapons by them would be shot down quickly and mercilessly, and the fact that someone who was signed up as a defender, but everyone knew was a troll who would likely shoot her down, did just that. There were also a number of conspiracy theories that said the event was pre-scripted by Drew Wagar, who was doing the event as a publicity stunt for his new Elite book, that merely added to tensions over what happened.


* HellIsThatNoise:
** The creepy noises the Unknown Artefact makes. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKT6CVKclZg An example.]]
** Get hit in the canopy while your shields are down and you will start to hear some ominous cracking sounds. The sparking and popping of your ship's consoles when your hull takes a lot of damage is rather alarming as well.


** The Alien Ruins questline from Ram Tah fell victim to this. Following on from the well recieved Thargoids encounter. It quickly became clear the quest was bugged, with the oblesk's you need to scan not lighting up in either solo or open. Furthermore was shown that more ruins needed discovery to complete the quest, and no one had any clue where they were, leading to widespread complaints. Frontier tried an AuthorsSavingThrow and did a Community Goal to locate the ruins and revealed a list of systems. Unfortunately the next set of ruins located were [[CutandPasteEnvironments an exact copy of the first ruins]], down to the data entires, which only served to anger people further. Fortunately a third set of ruins was discovered the next day and were a different layout, finally allowing people to continue the quest. Frontier's limited commuication didn't help either.

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** The Alien Ruins questline from Ram Tah fell victim to this. Following It followed on from the well recieved Thargoids encounter. It encounter, but it quickly became clear the quest was bugged, with the oblesk's oblesks you need to scan not always lighting up in either solo or open. Furthermore it was shown that more ruins needed discovery to complete the quest, and no one had any clue where they were, leading to widespread complaints. Frontier tried an AuthorsSavingThrow and did a Community Goal to locate the ruins and revealed a list of systems. Unfortunately the next set of ruins located were [[CutandPasteEnvironments an exact copy of the first ruins]], down to the data entires, which only served to anger people further. Fortunately a third set of ruins was discovered the next day and were a different layout, finally allowing people to continue the quest. Frontier's limited commuication didn't help either.



* TheScrappy: The Cobra MkIV - the reward for players who preordered Horizons; is highly unpopular amongst the community, reasons ranging from it being a slower, more cumbersome evolution of the beloved MkIII, to only getting an additional small hardpoint for it's price. In addition the price puts it in the same bracket as the Diamondbacks and the Type-6 Transporter, which perform better anyway.

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* TheScrappy: The Cobra MkIV Mk IV - the reward for players who preordered Horizons; is highly unpopular amongst the community, reasons ranging from it being a slower, more cumbersome evolution of the beloved MkIII, classic Cobra Mk III, to only getting an additional small hardpoint for it's price. In addition the price puts it in the same bracket as the Diamondbacks Diamondback ships and the Type-6 Transporter, which perform better anyway.


** The Alien Ruins questline from Ram Tah fell victim to this. Following on from the well recieved Thargoids encounter. It quickly became clear the quest was bugged, with the oblesk's you need to scan not lighting up in either solo or open. Furthermore was shown that more ruins needed discovery to complete the quest, and no one had any clue where they were, leading to widespread complaints. Frontier tried an AuthorsSavingThrow and did a Community Goal to locate the ruins and revealed a list of systems. Unfortunately the next set of ruins located were [[Cut-and-PasteEnvironments an exact copy of the first ruins]], down to the data entires, which only served to anger people further. Fortunately a third set of ruins was discovered the next day and were a different layout, finally allowing people to continue the quest. Frontier's limited commuication didn't help either.

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** The Alien Ruins questline from Ram Tah fell victim to this. Following on from the well recieved Thargoids encounter. It quickly became clear the quest was bugged, with the oblesk's you need to scan not lighting up in either solo or open. Furthermore was shown that more ruins needed discovery to complete the quest, and no one had any clue where they were, leading to widespread complaints. Frontier tried an AuthorsSavingThrow and did a Community Goal to locate the ruins and revealed a list of systems. Unfortunately the next set of ruins located were [[Cut-and-PasteEnvironments [[CutandPasteEnvironments an exact copy of the first ruins]], down to the data entires, which only served to anger people further. Fortunately a third set of ruins was discovered the next day and were a different layout, finally allowing people to continue the quest. Frontier's limited commuication didn't help either.

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