Fresh out of flight school, McCarter looks to find his place as a merchant in the Elite Dangerous world.

  1. CMDR McCarter, Reporting for Duty
  2. Commander McCarter’s Bucket List
  3. First Steps
  4. The Grey Panther
  5. Lone Rock: Base of Operations

Commander McCarter’s Bucket List

Commander Chas McCater’s bucket list of things to do, learn and accomplish in Elite Dangerous.

These lists are likely to be amended and added to as things progress and adapt. To be completed in no particular order.

Early Game / Short Term

  1. Read the knowledge base codex to learn more about superpowers, races etc
  2. Use the discovery scanner to scan uncharted star systems and sell the information to Universal Cartographics
  3. Complete a detailed surface scan of a planet (Hakkaia A 2)
  4. Purchase and modify a better ship for cargo/exploration (Viper MkIV)
  5. Achieve a friendly rep with a base/faction

Combat

  1. Destroy a pirate ship and collect the bounty
  2. Purchase a missile rack and destroy enemies with seeker missiles
  3. Engage ships in a conflict zone or resource extraction site

Ships

  1. Own more than one ship
  2. Purchase a large cargo vessel for high capacity runs
  3. Purchase a high end multipurpose ship e.g. a Python or Krait MkII
  4. Customise 3 or more ships for specific purposes e.g. mining, transport, combat

Community / Reshape the Galaxy

  1. Take part in a community goal
  2. Receive an invite from an engineer (Horizons)
  3. Join a faction

Merchant

  1. Complete a series of cargo runs
  2. Complete a smuggling mission / learn how to avoid detection
  3. Source and sell mining resources
  4. Make credits selling rare goods
  5. Become an Elite Merchant

Exploration

  1. Identify and visit places of interest and photograph them with the cameras
    • Visit the Hyadum system, which has a gas giant less than 10LS from its star, which makes for some stunning views
    • Locate and visit Jaques Station in the Colonia system
    • Obtain a permit from the Federation and visit Earth/Mars (Sol System)
    • Visit Barnards Loop – an impressive cluster of nebulae
  2. Locate and establish a primary base of operations in a system rich with possibilities: close to asteroid fields, extraction sites, combat zones, unique planets/stations etc
  3. Master the analysis mode
  4. Visit an asteroid field
  5. Locate an asteroid base (Lone Rock)
  6. Land on a planet and explore it (Horizons)
  7. Investigate Guardians / Thargoids / alien ruins
  8. Become an Elite Explorer
 

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