Last week saw the PC release of Odyssey, the latest major expansion in the Elite Dangerous franchise. Although players suffered server connectivity issues in the first few days, we understand that many of those problems have now been resolved. Despite the challenges, player numbers have been relatively strong – at record levels for Elite Dangerous, as would be expected. Whilst additional concerns around game optimisation may take longer to fix, Frontier are working hard on resolving these through regular updates to ensure that players’ experience improves. We have no doubt that Elite will remain a successful multi-year franchise going forwards, as the company maintains its launch and nurture approach to creating long-lasting games. We keep our forecasts and Target Price unchanged.
Psykit and the Flight Assist Podcast team are raising money for CLIC Sargent on behalf of community member ColicoJac, who is sadly unable to at this time. Please consider donating what you can to help. Cancer is shocking, overwhelming, isolating… and completely unfair. Especially when you’re young. It takes over your life. Treatment is gruelling and your ambitions and dreams – education, relationships, career, travel – suddenly seem very far away.
We get that. That’s why CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly to stop cancer destroying young lives.
13-May-3307 – Nova Imperium repulses the Federal Backed Attack.
13-May-3307 – Major Thargoid attack in the California, Coalsack and Pleiades. Ten systems under attack with Thargoid combat zones, bases on fire and rescue ships responding with anti Thargoid missions!
14-May-3307 – Federal Citizens Approve Government Scrutiny
17-May-3307 – Alliance Unrest as Mahon and Kaine Clash
What ways do you see Odyssey changing the activities that various user groups do?
Massive shout out and Congratulations to the guys behind “Operation Warbucks” who raised an astonishing £5706.85 This means that we will see @(SPVFA/SagEye) CmdrOrangePheonix in Odyssey sharing more of his amazing work in a whole new setting! Even more importantly, this also means they will be donating around £4000 to Health and Mind in Scotland. This is FAR BEYOND the organising teams wildest exceptions, and once again proves how awesome the Elite Dangerous Community is
The Flight Assist team are launching a week long charity event for Clic Sargent who assist Young people (and their families) with a special stream on Saturday 22nd over at https://twitch.tv/flightassist, and finishing in a 12 hour stream on Friday the 28th over at http://twitch.tv/psykit. There will be limited edition merch available for the event. Head to http://flightassistpodcast.com for more details.
Is actually Head of Online Services – which is cross game – but ED is his “home game”
Explain what the Server team does…
We should never notice they’re there
Try very hard not fail – Try very hard for it not to matter when it does fail
Server team has:
Bake out – OMG just watch the stream
Basically the team get a list of places to visit (via proc gen?) – then they beg borrow or steal PC power and physically visit the game (using their tools) and then manually place instances in appropriate places.
The Dark Wheel is ready to expand out from 9 PUPPIS, they want to get to >75% system influence and see what this next part of the LFT 509 testing yields!!
Cmdrs Orange Phoenix, Exorcist and Admiral Flaps have created the “Pilots Lounge” which is a Community Hub for want of a better term with the ethos that all Cmdrs are welcome and the hope to inspire community spirt, conversation and collaboration. You can visit it by going to https://discord.io/Pilots_Lounge
Also related to Orange Phoenix:
Cmdr Beetlejude and a bunch of streamers, including
Learned that Orange Pheonix, who has helped the community so much with his work in SPVFA and Sagittarius Eye, only has access to a 2nd hand ‘Gaming Laptop’ with a GTX 660 in it. Due to his real life situation he’s not in a position to replace it so that he can run Odyssey and, against his initial protests, have created Operation Warbucks to help him get a PC so that he can join us all in Odyssey. They feel that a man of his artistic talents would be sorely missed in Odyssey so we want to help him join us there. Our target is £1600 If we achieve this target – anything above will be donated to Health in Mind Scotland.
The stream will begin on Saturday 15th May @ 17:00 UTC and run for 24 hours with each streamer doing a 3-4 hour show. There will be giveaways and fun events on each stream so anyone can get involved!!
He is celebrating the release of Elite Dangerous Odyssey with a big Elite Dangerous Quiz – featuring guests Ascorbius, EidLeWeise, Wotherspoon, and Greytest. Covering everything from history, content, player-driven events, to ludicrous records.