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  1. Depends on what you want to know about it, tbh. 

    Basically the fundamental technology (blockchain) behind it all allows these coins to act as highly decentralized digital ledgers, among other things. That's just the simple version, as a bit more goes behind the scenes (the coins need to be "mined" by solving algorithms, and etc.) Very applicable to the real world and digital processes. It's highly probable that fiats will be replaced by some forms of cryptocurrency in the future.  Right now we're in the development phase of the blockchain space- you can think of it as the internet of the early days. 

    The markets are a different story. They are all online, open 24/7, and provide much higher volatility than traditional markets such as stocks. You trade at your peril. If you can do basic technical analysis, don't panic trade, and keep up with the news then it's not hard to make some profit. It's something you have to put a bit of your time into, especially when starting out. 

    Simple explanation of bitcoin: https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-explained-five-year-old/

    How to get into it (you may have to scroll down a bit - heavy reading involved): https://medium.com/@kaleazy/10-step-guide-for-day-trading-bitcoin-ethereum-and-litecoin-79123673957c

    Basically open up an account on coinbase, buy bitcoin/litecoin/ethereum there, and then make an account on an exchange such as binance or bittrex, and withdraw your bitcoin from coinbase to an exchange. Once there, you can start trading between a variety of different cryptocurrencies. 



    Shingen, if you have a discord, a buddy and I opened up a trading chat. We basically share charts and provide forecasts when we have the time. Feel free to hop in; https://discord.gg/5QsR4XG


  2. Send a ticket to http://www.3000ad.com/support/ . You are probably better off directly asking Derek about it though, tbh. Might want to ask Sho about the best way to contact him, as It might be quicker than waiting for him to come to the forums to respond to you. Just keep in mind there's no longer 'official' support for regular UC, so there's no guarantee you will get a satisfactory answer.

  3. On 4/13/2017 at 2:14 PM, Supreme Cmdr said:

    What didn't you like about it? The trading and travel grind?

    Well for starters I felt there was a sore lack of actual multiplayer. The trading grind was expected, nothing particularly nasty about it imo. It just seemed like the end-game was more shallow than the NPC interaction. Faction system looked like filler content so I didn't really fiddle around with it too much. The exploration system was a double edged sword, and maybe one of the few worthy things of actually doing. However, just getting to be able to explore undiscovered systems is a huge grind in itself. You're basically grinding just to literally spend hours of your time traveling. lol. And then yeah, traveling was a PITA all the way from entering supercruise to slowing down to a nav point

    I guess one of the bigger issues for me was the rate of progression given time played. Travel alone just kills so much of your time. I work and go to university. Maybe I have 3 hours to throw at gaming one night. If I choose ED i will likely spend 1,5/2 of those hours staring at my screen in supercruise, because if I don't look out for interdiction attempts from NPCs (or the occasional player if you're in a hot tiny patch of space) I might get killed. Like what the fuck dude. It gets old. It also makes death (which is inevitable unless you're meticulous about everything) so much worse because you'll have to spend more time traveling to re-grind. 

    A game is supposed to be a game. After a while ED feels like monotonous work for no wages. 

  4. What do you want, a youtube playlist you can shuffle around or edit, or something compiled into a fixed album? 

    Assuming Derek doesn't have any issues with me uploading some of his game's music to youtube, I can do something like that over the weekend.

  5. Many people start with some of the older games. Freelancer, Freespace 2, Starshatter: The Gathering Storm, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, Privateer, Some of the newer games I would recommend are Starpoint Gemini 2, Rebel Galaxy, Reassembly, and X3: Terran Conflict. I would also recommend to avoid games that are in early access on steam if you ever decide to go browsing. Some of those are dead projects, while others are not even finished such as Into The Stars. Same goes with completed titles as well. Read the reviews before you buy.

    But it really depends on what you want. There are fighter sims, starship sims, ones that are inbetween the two, etc. Personally, I like flying capital ships in a sandbox environment because fighter sims have been done to death.

    If you have questions about certain things in the 3000AD games, I would recommend to browse the forums. Especially if you get into the Universal Combat or Battlecruiser series, there's some good reading in a lot of the old threads. 

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