Yeah the only thing you couldn't do was to own stations or anything like that. 
But its safe to say that elite and its sequals are the foundation set but a lot 
of gamers will say that there still isn't much that came close to it. 

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On 21 Nov 2011, at 01:23, Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Chris,
> 
> Well, there were actually several different versions of Elite, but all
> have the same basic story or goals so I'll give you a generic
> description of the game.
> 
> As I recall basically you are something of a priviteer picking up
> contracts as you go, and get rewarded for carrying out certain
> missions.
> 
> In one mission you might dock at a space station, and you are warned
> that the sun is about to go nova. You can dump your cargo, and try to
> rescue as many people from the station as possible. If you do you get
> bonus credits you can put towards ship upgrades or buying another ship
> altogether.
> 
> In another mission the galactic military is being attacked by a
> stealth ship, a cloaked enemy ship, and the galactic military will
> higher you to hunt down and destroy the cloaked ship.
> 
> In another mission the Thargoids--the main bad guys in the game--swarm
> and takeover a space station. If you attack and destroy the station
> you will be given a reward for stopping the Thargoids invasion.
> 
> There are various missions like that in the game. Some are rescue
> missions like the first one i described and others are strictly
> military in nature like the second and third examples I gave here. Not
> only that but you can mine moons, asteroids, and planets for minerals
> like silver, gold, and platnum you can sell for ship upgrades or a
> bigger and better ship. So its got a mining and trading feel to it as
> well.
> 
> Which brings me to one of the best features which is the game has
> several classes of ships you can buy and use to carry out missions. If
> you didn't have the credits for a newer and better ship you could
> perform minor upgrades like swap out that wimpy pulse laser for an ion
> cannon, buy more powerful shields, and a docking computer to automate
> docking with other ships and stations.Basically, think priviteer in
> space and you'll get the jist.
> 
> Cheers!
> 
> 
> On 11/20/11, Christopher Bartlett <themusicalbre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've never played Elite, could you give me a description of the goals, scope
>> and type of play it had?  I get that it has jillions of worlds, which is
>> very cool, but I want to know some specifics of the objectives and play of
>> the game, if it's a popular model, to see if it fits what I want to make.
>> 
>>    Chris Bartlett
>> 
>> 
>> 
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