Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire VR Expert and all round ‘nice guy’ : Cmdr Snuffler
Wants to introduce effects to degrade Collusion Piracy (current options)
Creating a voting system to allow Commanders, by the act of majority will, to withdraw from poor control systems, ensuring mechanisms are in place to prevent profitable systems from being voted out.
Utilising an UP / DOWN vote feature, which would exist primarily to be a channel of communication within the game for pledged Commanders) to also provide veto functionality at the preparation stage, allowing, by the act of majority will, poor control system candidates from being purchased as expansion targets.
Introducing a combo mechanism for fortification allotments, limiting the purchase of rushed allotments based on successful deliveries – the more you deliver the more you can pay to rush – whilst adding temporary fortification disbarring for losing fortification commodities.
Sandro – “And since I’m in the mood for pulling hand grenades , here’s another thing to chew on: I’m currently rather taken by the concept of a success multiplier for Commanders in Open Play. this modifier would not improve personal gains from power play activities, but it would magnify the effectiveness of a power’s actions (expand, oppose, fortify, undermine). And the effect would probably be significant.
Power Play by design encourages player interaction and FD want to encourage that. “Powerplay will always be at its best when opposing Commanders interact directly”
consumers will be able to test out the HTC Vive within the next week at Currys PC World flagship stores in Leeds, Tottenham Court Road, and Reading.
Ian Honcharenko — “Question for the team: With the rise in popularity of 24hr charity streams and the advertising in the newsletter last week of a race requiring approximately 38 hours commuted flight time in a 2 day period, I put the question to you should frontier be promoting such events despite the inherent health risks and chance of negative press (such as the numerous game addiction articles in both professional medical journals and less professional tabloid newspapers).I’d just add that last year’s Voyager winner did it in 40 hours with a 2 hr nap.”
From the newsletter— Probably one of the craziest endurance challenges in the galaxy, the 2nd Annual Voyager Challenge kicks off on March 24, 2016. Head over to the original forum post to find out how you can get involved. Can you make 60,000 light years in under 40 hours? According to event organisers, last year’s record was an incredible 38 hours, 44 minutes! It’ll take some doing, but we know that there must be some Commanders out there with the tenacity to get this done! Remember, fly safe Commanders! Make sure you take regular breaks, look after yourselves and be sensible with any long play sessions.
Also worth working in the Hutton Orbital Gimp run with the race to Sag A
Also arguably FD’s original race to Elite and what the guy to get the Triple did to win that
First, in addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well. This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks. Of course, it’s up to game developers to support this feature, and Xbox Live players will always have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players.
You can also join us on INARA The Council of Trid signed the following declaration: http://imgur.com/jRzAKVr That’s right, we use old timey paper.
Join us and be a part of real change in our systems! The Tridicate Collective is a group of factions, CMDRS, and more people just like you! Striving for a higher order in the galaxy. To achieve prosperity we must have order. Order will set us free in the chaos of the black.
The Tridicate Collective shall be henceforth dedicated to the goal of establishing a coalition with the intent of bringing peace, prosperity, and order to the Milky Way.
Dave Hughes and the Elite: Encounters has confirmed that the RPG release is scheduled for July (Just in time for Lavecon!)
AMA with Allen Stroud this Friday on eliteOne and Elite Dangerous this Friday.
On the X-Box One :- The Tridicate Collective is now at war with the Church of the Space Cat. It’s time we rid these systems of this felinemenace which chooses to terrorize us.To those who wish to join the fight, please sign up at elite.tridicate.com
MonkeyBones asks – Which is a more valuable asset, an A5+ fuel scoop or a REALLY BIG GAS TANK? (For the record, after a year or so with a RBGT I have finally switched to a B6 Fuel Scoop. It is SO fast, but it still makes me nervous that I will get stuck out of fuel in a brown dwarf desert.) Shameless Plug for the REALLY BIG GAS TANK Methinks
CMDR Smugallo – Id love to hear the cast each try an impression of someone not a discussion i know hahaj.
The Blood is in the air tonight as we play host to both the Mobius Group and The Smiling Dog Crew. We try to get the facts about the recent storm in a teacup between the two groups and hear about if you’re going to be the bad guy, then BE the bad guy.
Remove the rank requirement, Rank now implies the difficulty of the mission
State of the minor faction
Type(s) of market for that port
Better feedback for what that mission will do to the BGS
Galactic Academy “It’s a frontier thing, but not possible without the incredible community. We have a group of mentors that have signed up (volunteers) and they are on Teamspeak and Discord and we will be emailing all our players with low play time and then all new players every week with details about the academy. It’s a landing page with user guides, videos and most importantly ways to connect straight up with our volunteer mentors. They consist of ambassadors, mods, group representatives and other specialists. It’s about teaching players and hand holding them where needs into basic things like the galaxy map, making a credit or two, etc”
Reduce the barrier for entry for ‘alternative mission flows’ I.E. you won’t have to drop out of supercruise to get an alternative.
USS for missions will generally be at a specific body in a system rather than random
Nav Beacons can be scanned to give system information!
Systems will now have traffic lanes and hubs and these affect the creation of USS. Also USS are created spatially not temporally, so you can’t just sit there and wait for them,
USS can be scanned to reveal information about them.
“This week’s dev update is the penultimate update “ Hmmm so 25/2 for last 2.1 update. Can we speculate Alpha early March?
New Sets of Anaconda skins. The empire people are very happy with the white one. 😉
Announcement via Zac:
“It’s a frontier thing, but not possible without the incredible community. We have a group of mentors that have signed up (volunteers) and they are on Teamspeak and Discord and we will be emailing all our players with low play time and then all new players every week with details about the academy. It’s a landing page with user guides, videos and most importantly ways to connect straight up with our volunteer mentors. They consist of ambassadors, mods, group representatives and other specialists. It’s about teaching players and hand holding them where needs into basic things like the galaxy map, making a credit or two, etc”
We are a small player faction, known as NULL, here to help others with donations for lost ships due to lack of insurance as well as new players getting their footing, and an escort service for traders and returning explorers. And we are now under threat of being steam rollered by Winters PP faction. We need help, as our currently limited resources are running low. Any Alliance commanders listening in please ship prep agreements to DR Crucis. Any NON-Winters aligned players, please undermine them to assist us staying independent, and here to help others. NULL needs your help, to ensure our BANK deposits here for others remains available and open for business. Thank you CMDR NULL
Massive thank you to those people that have already sent us message of congratulations to play out on next week’s 100th episode. If you would like to send us a message to play out on the show please record a short mp3 and send it to email@example.com with the subject 100th.
Everybody that does gets a little thank you in the post from the crew.Hi guys, any chance of a shoutout on tomorrow nights show for the Wasat Cup, a
50km, point-to-point SRV race from Elwood Camp to Ferguson Prospect on Wasat A2
E organised by the Buckyball Racing Club. You can run it any time you like (and
as many times as you like) from 23rd-25th February using screenshots to capture
your start and end times.Takes around 30mins … if you’re fast. Well? Are you fast?? Come along and
prove it then!
The general response to Horizons has been mixed at best with a lot of negative press and reviews. What needs to done to change this perception?
“In summary; Horizons adds no meaningful content to the game, built on the dubious and hollow promise that it’ll be worth the $60 by December 2016. Frontier is financially incentivized not to deliver, and cannot be held accountable until the next paid expansion cycle, when the game will definitely perish forever. Christ, I hope I’m wrong. I so, so want to be wrong.It breaks my heart, but you should pass on this. Instead, consider purchasing the base game for the world’s best deep-space exploration simulator experience, priced at a very reasonable $30.” http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197979999790/recommended/419270/)
Distant Worlds Expedition – http://tinyurl.com/eddwe Starts on the 14th Jan
Over 600 pilots from across colonized space are joining together in this monumental effort to cross the galaxy as one. To travel out to the furthest depths and catalog data on points of interest that travelers for years to come will talk about and visit. As well as many of the most prominent and dedicated pioneers, explorers and adventures, the fleet will also consist of faction members representing;
Horizons Trailer Competition
To celebrate our Star Wars: The Force Awakens cinema trailer we’re inviting you to create your own trailer or advert for Elite Dangerous: Horizons. If you’d like to enter the competition all you need to do is create your own trailer or advert about Elite Dangerous: Horizons and email a link to your publically uploaded video to firstname.lastname@example.org. All the details are on this thread.
The competition will be running until the end of January so you have plenty of time to submit your entries for the competition. Good luck!
Horizons beta is launched so we drive like mad things around Diso, Crash a plenty (both client crashes and car / ship crashes).
Allen and Mindwipe also cover the recent Uncle Art Session recording at Abbey Road!
We discuss the new ships on offer in Elite: Dangerous 1.5.
After the reveal by Frontier, we discuss the news ships on offer and try to work out the way they’ll fit into the galaxy of Elite: Dangerous. Plus:
The final day at EGX 2015! Today I was lucky enough to interview one of the Elite Dangerous Streamers and Dastardly pirate HyperDruid, I was also able to interview Barry from Special Effect who are a fabulous charity that help disabled people play video games again and were the charity…