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Isca Nov 28, 2013 @ 11:23am
Which should I play first?
Hi all

Just bought the superbox, mainly for the x3 games, which a friend told me were worth getting. I'm a complete Newb to the series, and am a bit lost before I even get going...

The big question is, which game do I start with? Are they all unique games in their own right, or should I plan on doing Reunion->Terran Conflict->Albion Prelude in the long term?

Cheers
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Isca Nov 28, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
Cool thanks. Is it a developing story, or just improved incarnations of the same thing each time?
Isca Nov 29, 2013 @ 10:46am 
Thanks again for the info - I'll perhaps start with X and see how I get on.
ChronoX Dec 2, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
From what I heard on Egosoft forums, X3TC and X3AP are better finished games. X3TC has more plot missions to go through and it's the way to go if you want to build your own empire without too much disruption from faction wars unlike X3AP. X3AP has a big faction war going on as far as I heard, so you'll probably often see full scale battles happening in sectors which my potentially affect your economy if you invest much into factories and didn't install proper defense for them. X3AP has few new features like stock markest and other stuff and in terms of a finished product it's supposed to be a bit superior to X3TC (less bugs, slightly better menus).

I personally have been playing X3TC and I really enjoy it so far. I've done 80+ hours until now. I got like 109 ships, finished the Terran campaign, built about 9 factories and I think I still haven't scratched the surface!

Note: You're gonna need to be patient with this game as it has a fairly steep learning curve. To save you lots of frustration I highly recommend going through this tutorial playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p73C60btBi8&list=PL2BC4835802365FF1
Isca Dec 2, 2013 @ 4:30pm 
Great stuff - thanks, ChronoX
steeve Dec 4, 2013 @ 8:27am 
I just got X3:Reunion and it looks fab in space. Ive no clue as yet as to how to do anything but i'll work on it.. Manual is em.very complex to say the least. Like you im a newbie to the X series but graphically x3:r looks wonderful.
I cant comment on which to play 1st though :) good luck with choice though :)
Last edited by steeve; Dec 4, 2013 @ 8:29am
Arauka Dec 25, 2013 @ 12:58am 
X: Beyond the Frontier, X2: The Threat, X3: Reunion -> Terran Conflict -> Albion Prelude.

There is a story going all the way back from Albion Prelude to X: Beyond the Frontier.

In Micro-management difficulty I'd start with X2 and then move on to X3: Reunion.

It's a single player game, be patient, take your time and use the massive community for assistance. It's well worth it.

*Continues patrolling his conquered Xenon sectors at 40 meters per second*
Isca Dec 25, 2013 @ 10:09am 
Thanks, Arauaka. I still haven't started yet, so I'll take your advice.

Happy Christmas ;)
Arauka Dec 28, 2013 @ 1:22am 
Right back at you and a happy new year. :D
Last edited by Arauka; Dec 28, 2013 @ 1:25am
kmiller1610 May 9 @ 6:56am 
I have spent most of my time in X3: Reunion and have played multiple characters with and without the plot. A lot of "what to do" depends on your personality. You can switch from one emphasisi to another: space combat, going for captures, empire building, trade, even taking over entire Xenon sectors. Some pople love climbing the lader of promotions. Others want to keep it simple and just wander, looking for adventures. It is a great Sandbox game.
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