I didn’t have a lot of time today due to “real” work but I did have a chance to re-visit one of my highlights from last year the National Film and Television School Game Development Students.
Firstly I spoke to Rose and Dr Timothy Kalifmann who are producing a game called MISFOLDED which is a delightful and dark story of Alzheimers.
Secondly I spoke to OIC (Obviously Inappropriate Content) The Game.
MISFOLDED had some really touching moments in it and beautiful graphics I don’t want to say too much less I spoil it. The game-play is a fairly straight forward, and a little slow with the game waiting for you to maybe take in the scene fully before moving on. However the story and the emotions it makes you feel definitely makes it worth your time.
OIC is a very unique game as well as a bit of a satirical political statement on Censorship in a less liberal society. The idea of the game is that you’re a game tester and have to spot potential inappropriate content as directed by your company’s management as well as “the supreme leader”. The actual game-play is divided in to 2 halves. The 1st part where you’re playing a fairly compelling if basic side scroll-er whilst looking for and taking screenshots of issues. The second part is unique as far as I am aware in that you’re at your desktop logging the bugs whilst getting instant messages or emails from people as well as news from your government’s political office.
Crew Members Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Crew Members Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Want to win a Hyper X headset and mouse mat, as well as some in-game goodies? Take a screenshot of your ship at one of the new Engineer bases and email it to us at email@example.com with the subject line ‘Contest: Engineers in Colonia’, to be entered in to the prize draw.
Competition starts 29th August and ends 28th September at 4PM BST
Crew Members Head of Archives : Colin Ford – Cmdr Phoenix_Dfire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol (in)Human Resources Director : Cmdr Shan Station Commander : Allen Stroud
IDA – Karmov Survey was completely repaired last week. Bao Landing Is the current target for repairs.
Anti-Xeno-League – the Eagle Eye network, which has been taken offline by Thargoid Sensor bombing of Dante Enterprise. Means that we theoretically don’t know where the Thargoid attacks will come next. But Canonn has become VERY good a t guessing 🙂 rumors that new group may be implicated. – Both target systems from week 23 – Magec and HIP 30045 were successfully defended, both having the Thargoid threat repelled. The residents of both systems can breath more easily today thanks to all who assisted in these efforts.All six Eagle Eyes this week are OFFLINE – transmissions are just “system error system error system error system error.”The Aegis megaships Vanguard and Acropolois remain in Nu-1 Columbae and Magec.Thanks to the hard-working Lab 69 XIA analysts who have toured systems with Ammonia Worlds or Ammonia Gas Giants scouring for non-human signal sources, we have identified the targets as Pemepatung and LP 102-320.Coincidentally, that bumbling oaf Aden Tanner was quoted in a Galnet transmission stating that Dantec Enterprise was unable to transmit to Eagle Eye due to Thargoid Sensor interference. Really sounds like those guys could do with a few pointers from our scientists on how to handle these things safely.However, their call for meta-alloys is likely to be met by all who – like us – are concerned at possible Thargoid developments over coming weeks. Like it or not, we need Aegis support for this intelligence.–Captain Rebuy–
Crew Members Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic Head of Archives : Colin Ford – Cmdr Phoenix_Dfire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
PAX West Community Event –We’re headed to PAX West in Seattle and we want to meet up with you to chat, enjoy free food, drinks and even more fun! We can’t wait to see you there! If you;-
Are available on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 8PM -12AM PDT;
And can make it to our venue at Melrose Market Studios in Seattle…
We’d love to invite you to our Frontier Community Meet! Spaces are limited so it will be first come first served!
Player Numbers – Brett C made an interesting point over the constant use of Steam Stats :-
It feels as if people are using Steam stats as the be-all-end-all argument that “Elite Dangerous is [dieing|dead|abandoned|on the death bed]”.
Unfortunately for those folks that are attempting to use Steam’s player count as ammo for the above… Steam stats only paint a very small picture of our actual player counts[b][c].
Elite Dangerous was not originally released on and locked to the Steam platform in 2014. It was made with our own client patcher, our own accounts system, our own developed systems. Completely split away from Steam. We do not force people to launch the game through Steam. At last check, players can download Elite Dangerous from Steam, and not have the Steam client running at all while playing Elite.
PS4 Issue – Reports of slow downs in the loading screens on the PS4. IF you have this issue Frontier recommends to do a PS4 reset ;-
Turn off the PS4 using the Turn off option not Rest mode. (r/http://manuals.playstation.net/document/gb/ps4/basic/power.html)
Disconnect the power cord from the machine.
Wait for 30 seconds and then plug everything back in and turn the power back on.
I hope this helps but if you continue to face issues, open a support ticket and we can investigate your connection to see if that may be facing issues.
Anti Xeno Initiative – Dhanhopi was attacked this week, Bok was saved. New Targets confirmed as CW Ursae Majoris and Kamadhenu, both have NHSS and wrecked Megaships (useful for interceptors). There are interceptor-grade NHSS in CW Ursae Majoris, only scouts in Kamadhenu. Aegis ships are in both systems – be aware that if the target locations for Thargoid Massacre missions are in other systems they will not count to save the systems.
IDA – So, the summer is finally taking its toll. Having rushed Artemis in record time, Kamov Survey in HIP 17892 has been slower to repair. But, slowly and steady the stations is being brough back online. Now, if you’re in the area (or want to visit beautiful Pleiades), please pop by Kamov Survey with a load or two. Some amazing commanders.
Crew Members Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Anti Xeno Initiative – We failed completely last week. Both systems are burning. Anti Xeno Command asks all commanders to redouble their efforts, Ignore the Missions from the AEGIS Megaships and just hit the scouts in the systems of Dhanhopi – Plucker Enterprise (199 ls) and Bok – Landsteiner Orbital (931 ls).
If Dhanhopi falls, could Alioth be next? It’s only 28Ly away…
IDA – (Thanks to Factabulous for these) Summary: Artemis Lodge – completed, Operation IDA has moved, as the figures show, to Kamov. Cavalieri and Eyharts seem also to have reasonable support, with small contributions elsewhere. Parise (in Tembala) has turned up in the figures this week, expect more as the Thargoids continue their success in recent weeks.
PvP Fight Night on the Thursday the 2nd of August.
Where: HR 1183 / Arc’s Faith in OPEN PLAYWhen: August 2nd 7:00 PST
Cobra Mk. III and Mk. IV
Viper Mk. III and Mk. IV
Outfitting: Can be done anywhere!
Engineering: Is not a requirement but a HEAVY recommendation, especially hull from Selene Jean
Guardian Weapons: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Buy location: Anywhere!
If you would like, you can sit far off to the side in ship with a fighter bay and be a resupply ship.
You should also prepare to be harassed by xeno sympathizers. They have already heard about this event and they are probably rallying the troops as we speak.
We may need ships in super cruise to watch out for those nasty Xeno allies and deal with them quickly and kindly. The day will also most likely be a mentoring day for our new commanders.
EDDI is a Windows desktop program that can run either standalone or as a VoiceAttack plug-in. Actions like jumping to a new system, buying and selling commodities, entering a signal source, scanning a celestial object, and many more will trigger voice responses. EDDI uses the journal log and the Frontier companion API to obtain information and track your actions.When used as a VoiceAttack plug-in, the events that EDDI recognizes can be used to generate VA commands. For example, you can have VA automatically stow your landing gear when you undock.
3.0.1 adds a much improved cargo monitor, localization support, and many fixes and improvements.
Crew Members Station Commander : Allen Stroud Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Anti Xeno Initiative – Unfortunately HIP 44811 (Metcalf Station) was attacked as predicted possibly due to the fact it is a system with little to no traffic. However, the new Thargoid scouts are making defending these systems more of a challenge. We have again 2 targets this week of Thargoid interest. Di Juan system (Preuss Terminal) and RMK 6 system (Zudov Hub). The AGEIS Mega Ships are in Jiman and Oscabi this week
IDA – Artemis Lodge – is very close to completion. However, the thargoids are now getting at least 1 station per week now, so the number of damaged stations has increased to 20.
Crew Members Station Commander : Allen Stroud Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Special Guests Allied Imperial Coalition : The Asleep Bear Alliance Office of Statistics : Tom D Flat Galaxy Society : I am Nick Man Orrere Freedom Coalition : Auxiliary Lave Radio Network : Whoeva
Fixed a softlock that could occur when dropping in to a Military USS
Fixed missing Search and Rescue contact text
Additional minor optimisations and fixes
In Game Events
The IDA are targeting the Artemis Lodge in Celaeno for repair. Anyone willing to help is welcome. So far this player group has made major contributions to fix 6 of the Damaged Stations in the Pleiades.
However, the IDA and AGEIS didn’t have a good week, the Tembala system was attacked. This is in part due to the new classes of vessels we have been encountering. Eagle Eye reports that HIP 44811 & Wolf 636 have been targeted by the Thargoids. HIP 44811 has low organic traffic so it could possibly do with more support. The Aegis Megaships (Vanguard and Acropolis) are located in HIP 44811 at 50,730ls from starfall and Wolf 636 (which is only 97ly from Sol) at 857ls from starfall respectively.
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol Hello It’s : Kolo
IDA Update – Titan’s Daughter in Taygeta was completed Friday, impressive as it started out with some of the largest requirements of any starport – big props to Operation IDA. They’re now working on Artemis Lodge, as can be seen from the weekly figures. The ETAs should now be more accurate as the 3.1 changes have rolled through. (Thanks to Cmdr Factabulous)