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  1. I played quite a bit of Elite late last year - so my information could be a little out of date. But... if you want to start raking in some big cash, check out the weekly "Community Goals". Land at any station and you should be able to read up on what the current week's goals are. A common one is to deliver as many units of a given commodity to a specific station. So search online for a nearby station that stocks that commodity and start ferrying it back and forth. Now, you'll be competing against ships with hundreds of tonnes of cargo capacity, so there's no chance of you achieving the top ranks of the contributors. But even the lowest tier can give rewards in the millions of credits. Another type of goal has you on even footing with everyone else in the game, though. An "exploration" goal simply had people jumping into as many systems as possible, "honking" (doing a long range scan) and then jumping to the next. Explorers complained that the goals didn't reward actually scanning planets, so it's possible they could have changed now. But, if not, equip a system wide scanner and a fuel scoop and start jumping and honking. (You need to scan different systems, so you cant just jump back and forth between two). Getting in the top tiers can easily reward you 10-20m credits. And you're on an even footing with players flying 200m credit ships.
  2. I read his initial comment as being if you want to remain 100% completely, absolutely spoiler free, then best not to watch it. So like even if you don't want to know that Finn recovers ok from his coma or see the Porgs or stuff like that. He wasn't saying there was major spoilers there that people might wish to avoid. That said... I haven't watched it yet and I'm not sure I will.
  3. Actually... I think she says it precisely after hearing the distinctive Joi "ring-tone". (The same one that earlier prompted Luv to say to K "ahhh... I see you're a customer of ours, as well".)
  4. I agree completely. And even more telling, to me, was the line of advertising blurb that floated next to the 50 ft Joi. It was something along the lines of "I'll always tell you exactly what you want to hear". So, when she's telling K she wants to be downloaded into the remote projector thing so she can go with him and when she rushes to him and says "I love you" just before the projector is smashed, are those real thoughts and feelings that show she's grown beyond her original programming, or is her program simply making her say "exactly what he wishes to hear". I'm not sure if the movie intends us to form the conclusion that she has always simply been acting according to her programming. But it at least makes us question whether or not that's the case. And when she acts "jealously" towards the prostitute replicant the morning after... is she? Or is she merely being "perfunctory". I'd need to see it again to see if there's more nuance there that I'm forgetting. But her coldness the morning after could simply be that her prostitute has served her purpose and is no longer required, so she is summarily dismissed. I'm not sure if there's any actual jealousy there.
  5. I've seen speculation which, if true, would be considered a very major spoiler...
  6. Hot Pie and... pies.
  7. That's a hard one, Liff. I think you need to be straight with her - otherwise, yeah you are (unintentionally) leading her on a bit. She probably has no idea where she stands with you right now. I think you need to tell her "hey... I really think you're great and really like being your friend. But I think I owe it to you to let you know that I'm just not looking for a relationship right now because... XYZ. Not to mention the fact that we're work colleagues." She may take it ok and be fine with just being friends/friendly. Or she may get annoyed/upset/embarrassed. But I think it would be worse for her in the long run to just be kept in the dark as to where she stands with you. So maybe there's no really good outcome here - just the least worst one.
  8. I'm thinking this will likely be the answer. And it might explain why she is called "Michael" - the Vulcans that raised her gave her what they knew to be a human name, without realising it's a boys names. (Perhaps Vulcans don't have any concept of gender specific names?)
  9. Wait... what? What sort of person would advocate a version of Aztec Challenge without the music? I suddenly don't believe your brother is quite so smart after all. I think you need to have serious words with him.
  10. Going solely of my recollection from 25 years ago... wasn't the big reveal of "Who killed Laura Palmer" some time before the end of season 2? Say half way to 3/4 of the way through the season? I'd have thought anyone watching it now may wish to watch that episode too (unfortunately, I have no idea which actual episode it is). And the question is somewhat pertinent to me as well. My wife had never seen the show originally, so I started doing a rewatch with her a month or so ago, in preparation for the new show. We got through the fist season and her interest predictably waned early in the second. We're sort of planning to try and pick it up again and plough through the rest of season two, though, But I'm no sure how successful we'll be. (Hearing such positive comments here re the new continuation is giving us extra motivation to do so). Okay... my google-fu tells me that the killer is revealed in episode of season 2. So people might be well served to watch at least that episode, or to watch all the season 2 episodes up to that point (and maybe one or two after to see the immediate aftermath). Then maybe they can skip ahead to the final episode. Edit: Oops... scratch that. Reading more, apparently the killer is "revealed" in episode and "umasked" in episode
  11. To be fair, the show states the exact opposite. He says that her reaction made him take a good hard look at himself and he didn't like what he saw. He wasn't just changing because it made her unhappy. Now whether you believe that was his real motivation or not is a whole different question. (Personally, I accept it on face value as the truth - as it aligns with what we've seen of his personality throughout the entire show. But I certainly acknowledge that I could be wrong there.)
  12. I was basically in agreement with you, red. But I had to reevaluate a little in the fight scene towards the end of the season where a different person was taking action every half second or so. When bingeing, the episodes tend to run together and I was struggling to recall who was even the one actually physically present for the fight - but I think it might have been Wolfgang when facing off against the other cluster. He, Sun and Will were all present in the fight from moment to moment. I see that as being very different from a guest sensate being in total control, while the host sits back and observes. If each member of the group was in complete control for the fraction of time they were shown, it would be impossible to co-ordinate their actions effectively. So, in this case at least, it had me wondering if Wolfgang was the one doing all the actual fighting while drawing on the knowledge and abilities of Sun and Will. Or possibly, it could be viewed as more of a shared consciousness type of thing, where the Wolfie-Will-Sun triumvirate was in joint control at all times and different parts were surfacing from instant to instant.Regardless, I think it goes beyond Wolfgang being just a spectator for those fractions of seconds.
  13. And her martial arts teacher. (I was almost going to say "sensei", before realising that wouldn't be the correct term, as it's a Japanese one. Or does she actually refer to him as such? Perhaps Korean martial arts schools have adopted the term - just as Western ones do)
  14. Well, I'm 95 hours in and I'm around half way through the year (mid September). But I don't know if the game will last for the full year or if there might be a time jump at some stage.