BASICS: The Loop Of Shame - #00036

When travelling between planets - in SuperCruise - you will sooner or later approach a destination, be it a station, an outpost, a planet(ary settlement) or a point of interest.

For fastest travel, you will select 'full throttle' and you will try to avoid masses which slow you down.

At a certain point, you will have to decelerate, though - in order to not overshoot on your target which would result in a loop of shame.

There is a simple, but wonderful rule to avoid this: the 8 second rule

(Also known as 7 second rule and 6 second rule. Originally it was 8 seconds, then someone decided it - mostly - works with 7 seconds, too. Right then someone decided he's a real pro and 7 seconds is for weaklings. So he made up the 6 seconds rule. You get the point.)

When approaching your destination while going full throttle, keep looking at your ETA (estimated time of arrival) on your HUD. The moment it switches to 00:08 (8 seconds), immediately and without hesitation, press 'X' or whatever key you assigned for putting your throttle to 0% thrust.

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