Station Commander : Allen Stroud : Cmdr Heldaban Kel Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss
On June 3, Elite Dangerous: Horizons comes to Xbox One featuring both Planetary Landings and The Engineers at launch.
£19.99 ($29.99, €24.99, 1,489 RUB) for the expansion
We’re very pleased to announce that we’re planning to release The Engineers 2.1 update on Thursday May 26th for all those who own the Elite Dangerous: Horizons expansion pass on PC.
With the launch of The Engineers on Tuesday, we wanted to celebrate with a launch livestream. We’ll be inviting a number of Elite Dangerous developers to come and chat on the stream during the expected server down time on the day. Join us from 1PM BST on May 26 on our official YouTube channel.
Get specific mods by ‘Calling in Favours’ with Engineers – Quote from Sandy
For the clarity!
When you call in a favour – YOU GUARANTEE THE EXPERIMENTAL EFFECT YOU WANT *and* YOU GUARANTEE THAT THIS EFFECT IS GENERATED FOR THE UPGRADE . Nothing in this procedure is random .
This is regardless of what the crafting process initially resulted in.
For example, if you did not get an experimental effect – calling in a favour gives you the one you want.
On the other hand, if you generated an experimental effect that you did not want – calling in a favour gives you the one you want.
Also, this option is available AFTER you have generated an upgrade, so you can decide whether you want to call in a favour after you have seen what the primary and side effect results were.”
Rise To Power: Dangerous Games, WILDCARD CORRECTION
Basically EG pilots aren’t through to the final. The top 5 from the votes will have a mini CG tournament and the winner will go through to the final.
For piracy flag targets, if the target is not a mission target, check if it has a leader and whether that leader is a mission target
Add a faction government test so the pesky democracies don’t make my greedy corporation shout “For Democracy!”
Fix the method that determines whether we can see planetary missions
Added popup explaining where pinned recipes can be found
Recipes should now be referred to as blueprints
Stop hitmen being sent after the player for no reason
Rebalance the tutorials to be reasonable with the new AI
Adjusted the shield-down flee behaviour to be less frustrating
Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
– Fixed issues with recalled ships boosting when trying to land
Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
– Feedback tweaks to torpedos:
– Torpedos now have a 2.5 second arming time rather than their previous 0.5 second. When hitting a target before arming they will deal no damage and self destruct in a small puff
– Torpedos now inherit the speed of their launching ship for the first few seconds of flight, before dropping to a 250m/s cruising speed. These two changes give them an effective minimum range of about 700m+ depending on ship speeds, and also means that you won’t be running into the back of your own torpedos!
Halve firing heat from missiles
Could this mean stealth missile boats?
– Added ship voice notification when a mission specific USS has spawned
“From the desk of lead designer Sandro Sammarco”: is very interesting
Rise To Power: Dangerous Games, WILDCARD vote is over
URGENT CORRECTION TO SHOW (from the desk of Zac Antonaci)
EG pilots aren’t straight through to the final. The top 5 from the votes will have a mini CG tournament and the winner of that will go through to the final.
For the past week player factions have been campaigning for your votes in the first stage of the Dangerous Games to decide which five groups will battle it out in a mini-series of CGs in their bid to become an official Power in the game.
The results have been counted and checked and they are as follows:
– EG Pilots – 25.5
– Wolves of Jonai – 15.5%
– Adle’s Armada Coalition – 15.3%
– Black Birds Squadron – 10.7%
– United German Commanders Coalition – 9%
– The Imperial Inquisition – 8.5%
– Achenar Immortals Coalition – 7.3%
– Planet Express – 3.6%
– Black Omega – 2.3%
– Pileus Libertas – 1.6%
– Battle Vortex – 0.7%
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for voting, and all of the groups for their amazing effort! We will have more news on the next phase of the games shortly where the qualified groups will be looking for your help to complete the Community Goals and help their campaign.
Overhaul Feedback Cascade: Now rather than breaking the shields, will inhibit the shield cell to only heal 10% of what it otherwise would do, and will deal direct damage to the shield cell bank equal to half the weapon damage
Hyperspace is now much bigger to accommodate large ships —- WTF?!
What about moving to an already owned ship in the shipyard?
Need to look for this….
Makes scooping the stuff that drops ‘interesting’ since of course it’s falling to the ground!
New features in 2.1
Is loot the ‘materials’ that drop when you kill someone?
Data Materials and ‘Physical’ Materials
New Mission Board
“If there are no missions, give text which tells players what other things they could do to help”
New Outfitting Screen
Stuff to do in Ice Rings
Various Resource Zones
Updates to the Galaxy Map
(Known?) Engineer bases
Huge Beam Laser
Huge Pulse Laser
Huge Multi Cannon
Large Mult Cannon
New art for our guns
So far Elite ships seem to want to run away when their shields go down, then come back in when they are back up. — Ben
Lots of complaints on the Forums that the AI has become too hard. I got a shock when my A rated FDL got owned by a Expert Python. Going to make the grind getting to Combat Elite a lot more difficult because only pilots above your rank and one below count towards your Pilot rating. – C.
Can now get skins from the store
“NPC encounters can occur near planet surfaces”
“Shipping lanes are created between the primary star, stations, and planets with settlements.”
Can scan nav beacons now – (Already done this – Very useful – C)
“Allow cargo to be transferred to a newly bought ship, if it has adequate cargo space”
What is “Fix Goliath crime component crash”?
“Change the default number of items per page in Exploration selling from 20 to 50 following from server-side optimisations that make this plausible”
“Added suspension travel prediction to SRV physics” — No idea what this means but it sounds awesome!
Needed because lots of experimental effects that do crazy stuff… FD just can’t test EVERY combination. Need us to game the system and try to break things 🙂
How Does this benefit exploration
Better armor, hull so less damage etc
Can we see the Stats of a crafted upgrade
It’s in the list
Should Pirates be so interested in Limpets
Pin > 1 recipe / engineer
Not for now
Reputer (spelling!) Laser (Heat through shields laser)
It should be working now!
Seem some ships going to 8000% heat which is a ‘bit op’ 🙂 Adding in Diminishing Returns from heat by multiple weapons but they don’t want to instantly boil you up if you avoid heat / use heat syncs etc.
AI Running away
Been fixed but not in yet
Why no enhanced thrusters in space
Engineers for Horizons only – 😛
Sorting? Better sorting and filtering in the future…
Are all mods 1-5
Not ALL modules have ALL grades
Will be added to
Get off the fence and make a decision to buy or not buy!
In general higher ranks better modules
What works to improve your rep with engineers?
FD are looking into it, maybe using combat / bounty vouchers etc….
What does major fac rep have?
It acts as a modifier to all associated factions
Why no class 4 lasers
Coming ‘soon’ – hopefully!!!
Can we get large / huge missile racks?
Not at the moment – FD don’t want to give missiles LOADS more ammo
Please test missiles
Point Defence vs ECM
Point defence is where they want it
ECM needs work but they’re working on it no eta etc…
Will we give cannons a look?
YES Cannons will be getting a buff
Increased damage at distance
Increase ‘hardness’ i.e better vs large ships
Increase penetration – i.e. more dps to modules
More info on planet scans and stuff
Really cool ideas will be revisited later but Sandy can’t say 🙂
Why does the System map take so long to open?
Because it’s having to work out all the stars and planets
It’s a bug bear of Sandy’s too
Increase the speeds of mission boards? (I.E. pre load when you land)
Sandy will try to find out
Please give Single Skin for all types rather than multiple skins / ship
Not Sandy’s remit but valid question
Bookmarks infinite plotting bug
Sandy isn’t sure but will look into
Why can we enter any hanger in our SRV and then teleport to OUR hanger?
Because finding the right hanger is hard and NOT fun.
Sandy is a cat person 🙂
Will materials be added to commodity markets?
You can also get them from missions
Why is it called Recipes?
They will be renamed with something more appropriate!
Has the heat gen from firing weapons made it into CQC too?
Yes – but FD are watching it
Less Heat Sync makes it harder to use SCBs
Yes that’s deliberate
There is some method as to where you can find materials.
FD will add the ability to ‘interrogate’ materials to HELP find out where you can find them.
FD will ‘munge’ some of the lower resources to there’s not so many of them makes lower recipes easier
Not at the moment
NPCs using SRVs
Big work but not at the moment
Hope ppl think it’s better
Lower should be about same as b4
Higher should be harder
Should stop running away so much
FD are adding alternative behaviour to make it more fun
Drop out distance is based on how far from a grav well you are
Can we get smart collector limpets to discard some stuff
NO but it’s a good idea
Engineers further out
More syntheses recipes
Yes – chaff, heat sync etc
Collapse Mechanic in PP?
Sandy doesn’t know but it’s being looked at.
Engineer Qualifications are retroactive so we’ll have a bunch to look at when 2.1 hits. But rem some engineers invite you to others.
Station Commander : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire Chief Barsteward: Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Elite Dangerous: Horizons for Xbox One will launch in quarter two of 2016, featuring both 2.0: Planetary Landings and the forthcoming 2.1: The Engineers expansions.
Descriptions of Engineers
Where to find Engineers
Engineers each have their own surface bases. These are quite different from surface starports. Many began as secret bases, embedded deep in the rock, but as their bases grew they became bigger and bolder, in some cases smelting their own ore – something very hard to hide from space!
How to ‘use’ an engineer
Make them like you.
The ore the like you the more stuff they offer to make. (Called Blueprints)
Get the Reagents
Make it – Actual attributes are random within a range.
Accept or Reject it and try again (assuming you have the resources)
As well as crafting upgrades, some have their own stock of specialist equipment, such as Professor Palin and his recent development of the corrosion resistant cargo racks that can safely carry the elusive alien artefact
More Engineer Mods
Modulating Burst Fire System designed to defeat shielding. A small amount of thermal damage is able to bleed through shields and attack the target’s hull directly.
Modified Warheads capable of enveloping a target with energetic particles. Successful strikes to shield or hull dramatically increase the target vessels signature. Example Video