Now Elite Dangerous is properly in Beta I’ve started playing it as a game rather than just dipping in and out to check out the new features. Up until now I’ve been purely trading, with the aim of getting myself a Cobra. The thinking here is that the Cobra is a solid, all round ship which means I can mess about with combat some more while still being able to turn a profit hauling if I need to – for instance, to make sure I have the insurance money to get my Cobra back if I prang it.
Over the next couple of days I’ll be using it purely for trading, just to get my bank balance looking healthier and to allow me to arm the ship. It will be interesting to see how it handles fully armed and stuffed with cargo.