2.3 The Commanders Beta Livestreams

Ed Lewis and Eddie Symons show us some in-game footage from 2.3 The Commanders.
https://www.youtube.com/user/FrontierDevelopments/live

 

 

Stream Notes 16th February – Multicrew

  • Are we looking forward for Multicrew yet?
  • Stream is live..
  • Sandro Sammarco, Ed, Sr Designer Barry Clark and Adam Woods
  • 8400 ppl!
  • Old School Beta – FD are asking us to really get stuck in and give the tires a kick etc
  • Multicrew
    • There is a ship name – “Rancorous Bison”
    • Want to make it accessable for ppl to play together
    • Want it to be fun
      • Drop in, drop out
      • Let’s have a mess around in a ship
      • Extended a lot of ‘periphery’ features too
        • Comms Panel – has faces and colours. looks like a text. Also looks like some audio (speculation!)
          • DM Yello, Wing Blue, White?
        • Friends list has changes
          • Icons
          • Multicrew panel, roles, benefits
        • Find a crew
          • Bounty Hunting
          • Piracy
          • Mentoring a Player
          • Can be easily updated by FD
          • There are rules associated with the roles… i.e. if you choose BH and commit a crime and you will get a warning
        • Join another ship
          • Same ideas as above also display availability I.E. 10 ppm are looking for BH
        • Can directly invite friends
        • History tab (only avail from in cockpit), shows what you did and with who, can block and make friends from here too.
    • Show off more of the camera with Sandy’s Cmdr
    • Landing page
      • Shows you your activity, law, ship name, ship type and want roles your doing
    • Your Holo-Me gets ‘assembled’ into the chair
      • You see a streamlined hud
      • Extra pip. Can NOT go over the max of 4 pips
      • Can tab to get the scanner
    • The Captain is the master of the ship,
      • power distro
      • fixed and gimbleed weapons
      • modules
      • synthasis
      • travel, hyperspace, etc
      • Control over NPC pilot
      • all star port services
      • Some restrictions too, i.e. can’t sell a turret that someone is in!
    • Fighter
      • Can deploy a fighter as in 2.2
      • Same as fighters
      • Helm can also launch his fighter so 2 fighters or Gunner can also go in a fighter instead
        • Can the helm go in a fighter and the crew man fly your main ship???
    • Gunner
      • Roles / Gunner
      • Control over turrets, launchers, defensive modules from the fire groups (does not affect helms)
      • Essentially two other fire buttons, blue and orange Q
      • Dynamic camera that shows you all around
      • Your camera is locked to the world and NOT the ship
      • Target Markers in the hud
      • Instant Scanning of targets! Shared with helm and fighter
      • Can lock someone
      • Missiles can fire behind you
      • Same for KWS and Cargo Scanner
      • Turretted Mining lasers
      • Zoom
      • Colors on ship to indicate what guns can see what,
    • Multicrew session report in the transactions tab
    • Dolphin is getting some ‘abilities’ tweaks
    • Corvette ship kit spotted!
    • Data link.. .we didn’t see that guvner! Says Sandy
    • No splitting of bounties and kills. This will be carried across to wings too
    • You can’t have multi crews and wings
    • More changes to SCBs need testing on this too

Stream Notes 14th February – Holo-Me, Camera Suite, The Dolphin and Fisher’s Rest

  • Stream starts in two minutes… The hype train is growing
  • > 7100 ppl watching!
  • Ed is asking us to “CALM the hype :D”
  • They’re in an FDL cockpit
  • Talking about creating your commander “Holo-Me
    • Can’t access it in Fighters or SRV. Can in FSD
    • Status Panel – Holo-Me
    • Can change whenever you want!
    • Your Holo-Me is in your current ship’s cockpit
    • Everything we see is based off the same base head
    • Age, Ethnicity, Gender, Hair, Beards, Scars
    • Looks like we can have a bunch of blemishes
    • Asymmetry, makes things more ‘believable’ not “too” beautiful
    • Lots of hair styles, but no hair is “too long” since we’re all pilots in zero g!
      • A wide, but not infinite selection of hair colours
    • Eddie gave her a scar over her eye… we can change individual eyes!
      • Including CYBORG EYES
    • Body, Complexion, Hair, Face, Head, Cosmetics are the tabs
      • SOOOO much choice – we could spend hours doing this!
      • Looks like we can do more than say Fallout or Skyrim!
      • Random buttons for sections too if we want!
    • Make up and Tattoos
    • We can undo changes
    • We have the “Ed Lewis” Preset!!!!
      • Ed is way excited πŸ˜€
    • Helmets, Always on, Opaque and Transparent
    • Patches, Left and Right Shoulders, Different (custom) colour flight suits
      • Ranks and colours
    • We can buy custom suits patterns from the FD store ‘later’
    • All this is in 2.3 beta
  • Camera Suite
    • Ctrl Alt Space takes to Camera Suit
    • We can move a loooooong way from the ship
    • Much smoother than debug cam!
    • Can show / hide hud
    • You can lock to your ship and then ship control!
    • Zoom, Change Focal Distance, Blur effects
    • Change the camera speed
    • Defaults
      • Ship Back
      • Ship Low
      • Cockpit Front
      • Cockpit Back
      • Cmdr
      • Co-Pilot
    • Eddie is flying and shooting his guns whilst in camera! Looks like it is FULL game control!
  • The Dolphin comes!
    • Placeholder Ship name?!
  • MOAR – Notes from Mike Brookes

    Fisher’s Rest

    • A “Mega Ship” – Not flyable but we can interact with them
    • Docking
    • Emergency Projects
    • Can be used as a carrier
    • Fisher’s Rest
  • Multi crew will be demoed on Thursday
  • Thanks for reading!

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