Just wanted to jump in this here locked thread and clarify Stephen’s earlier post. Essentially, the plan has not changed for how we’re treating future GalNet articles, which (as we stated here) will be tied to in-game activity, significant narrative developments, new ships and modules and so forth. It is the ‘off-camera’ narratives, that we have previously published via GalNet, which we currently have no plans to return.
The framework for Community Goals exist and while the regular cadence of Community Goals is not planned to see a return, we will still see some Community Goals in the future.
Apologies for any confusion that was caused!
Introduction to CMDR Bruce (Gambit)We got a ‘Brucie Bonus’ when introduced to New CM Bruce who said about Fleet Carriers that the new systems that came with them would change how they play the game. That’s got people really excited that it will be more than just a mobile space station.
Hoax announcement of Fleet Carriers being delayed until q4 has been debunked by Will on the Forums. Quite a nice mocked up but caused a little salt on the forums.
Frontier is pleased to confirm the signing of another two Frontier Publishing deals, taking the number of signed deals to five for the Company’s third party publishing initiative.Other deals are “in discussion”
In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?
Operation IDA – They have successfully repaired Titan’s Daughter and are now focusing on Exodus Point in the Hyades Sector AB-W b2-2 System.
Anti-Xeno – Again the Eagle eye network is quiet and there have been no sneaky incursions by the Thargoids. Scouts and interceptors continue to plague the Pleiades and the Witch-head Nebula if people want to take.
If anyone can spare some time, Hutton Orbital Truckers are having an Infrastructure failure in Alpha Centauri which disables the Buy area of the Commodities Market and therefore mugs can’t be bought! They urgently need Food and Machinery products delivered to Al-din to try and end this state. Power Generators and Water Purifiers are in demand, and numerous source and return missions are available for various food products. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Development News – what have the devs said this week?
Stephen Benedetti confirms that David has not been taken over by Thagoids or a Rogue AI and is well (on Monday Lunch Stream 2/3/2020). Later on, he further confirmed that David has not been replaced by a Lizard in a Human suit.
Operation IDA – They have returned to the prettiest station in the bubble. Titan’s Daughter in Taygeta is their current target (for the third time).
AXI – Although there are no new incursions or infestations, there are still plenty of thargoids available in the Pleiades and the Witch-Head Nebula. CMDR Avasa Siuu has some excellent AXI Debrief Videos which have shown the Anti – Xeno Initiatives effort is curbing the Alien Menace, so look him up on You Tube.
Development News – what have the devs said this week?
Gameblast 24 hour stream. Elite Content :- SRV Racing, Buckballing, RPG Session (with a level up), Auctioning of various 3D printed Elite Ships £900 for Conda, £1200 for Corvette and £900 for Imp Cutter and Lil Willie (by Cmdt Nocti from the Hutton Truckers)
Message from royalderg on Discord I’m a Commander in the player group Post Disaster Evacuation Service or PDES for short, I’m relatively new to the whole scene but basically the group works with IDA and AXI to “fight” the thargoids however we focus on rescuing refugees from burning stations using the passenger board. I see us as the paramedics as the trifecta of the thargoid war while AXI would be the SWAT team and IDA would be the hospital.
Anyways, the veterans in the group have done this way more then me and unlike AXI (who have a number of incursions to clear and have a clear impact on how the war is fought) or IDA (who have a set amount of commodities to deliver to a station to get it online).
We can all agree the atmosphere of burning stations is very well done the floating debris, the heat issue that most pilots have to worry about, the random explosions that knock you off course occasionally, and the always urgent passengers or flight controller that is begging you to save people if you can and be careful.
Currently we don’t know the impact that saving people from the station has. Below is a forums post made by Phill P. One of the coordinators for the group and a strong veteran in Elite and rescuing passengers.
We are about 300 members strong however we just want to see what our rescues do. I personally find it frustrating to rescue tonight 2,000 people from the station and not being able to see it do anything. As stated in the forums post (which you don’t have to read unless you would like too) We would just like a simple goal to work with for example if we save a million passengers from the station maybe it cuts down on the repair cost therefore helping IDA or something like that.
Why do we do this…..? Why do we put ourselves into this most dangerous of places every day…? We choose to fly off into the deep Dark where the slightest thing can be our end…. again and again…. but why?
As I find myself drifting off into oblivion my thoughts push towards the question of….. Why?
Is it for adventure…. money…. the vistas…. or is it ….. to escape? If so to escape what? Do we choose this for our health? Do we find this hazardous life therapeutic…. do we do this to replace the void of life with the void of space?
What does it give us that an average planetary life does not? Is it our way to cope with our past… our present ….or our unknown future.
Many many Cmdrs make the decision to venture off away from the galaxy’s pockets of life instead of living in relative safety with a planetary job, a family and society but why?
Could it be to escape the scars we have suffered, the experiences that we have endured….. Is it a better life? It seems many of us believe it is.
Many of us use the deep Dark as a way to escape the pain of life, even though it is such a dangerous profession. But why?
Only the individual Cmdr can really answer these questions for themselves. But I have my answer……
Because it’s beautiful…. it’s humbling and awe inspiring. When out in the deep Dark we are free…. Free to do what we want how we want…. We fly free…. we blaze our own trail…. we find freedom and peace from our demons and…. We find friends… (clunk as Repair limpet engages) With them we are stronger and we share our experiences of this vast galaxy. They help us to engage with the great Community of Cmdrs out there, they help us heal, and they help us to feel stronger, together.
This is why…. we can escape the shackles of the humdrum and replace it with friendship, with action and adventure…. Together…
Mentioned on FD’s Monday live stream Basically they say Kai made a good creative letter, well thought out, and constructive criticism etc. FD are passing all the stuff over and are looking to formulate a response
Paige Confirms Cheese Loss Theory – One of the biggest oversights in the commodities market is a lack of cheese or Dairy products in general (Blue Milk at Leesti doesn’t count). Turns out there isn’t a Cow left in the Elite Universe. All Cows, or Coos from my native Dialect, went udderly extinct when world war III happened on Earth. No amount of Cam-moo-flage was able to save them from the moo-copolisys. Last I heard, some were even being accused of cow-ardice during wartime and executed by use of a Defra Bolt Gun. This has left Humanity beefless for more than 1000 years. So we pray for our missing bovine (and tasty) friends :- We will miss you, for heifer and heifer; Amen! When contacted to confirm the above, paige responded with :- Oh god… LET ME BE CLEAR, MY NONSENSE IS NOT OFFICIAL Lore. – Turns out it was a load of Bull…..
Frontier Featured commander with Lave Radio.. What was it.. How did it go. And what was people highlights?
Operation IDA – They have a new repair target this week. Irens Dock in Tamit. However, with the repair of Hooke Gateway, that is the 100th Station that they’re planning an event. Starting on valentines day (Because they Love fixing things) and running the whole weekend, with patches and stickers.
Anti Xeno Initiative – The thargoids have upped their game. There are still three systems which are in Incursion at the moment, which is unusual as they’re normally cleared within two days.
Escape Velocity News – I had a quick chat with Cmdr Thane this week, and he’s confirmed that the Season 4 is still being worked on but there are two issues at the moment, i.e. full time job and the fact the cast have disbursed to the far ends of the country.
Operation IDA’s Target is Electra this week. If you want to keep the bubble safe, we need to keep the pleiades and witch head stations repaired.
The AXI and Factabulos have reported that Taygeta, Evangelis, Lembass and HIP 16813 were all hit this week (Sorry Titan’s Daughter I did try). Stations are on Fire and there were AX Conflict Zones. In addition, the Eagle Eye Network has reported the following systems being infested ;-
EE1 : Sterope II
EE2 : HIP 18502
EE3 : Pleiades Sector MI-S B$-1
EE4 : HIP 17481
EE5 : Witch Head Sector IR-W C1-9
EE6 : Witch Head Sector IR-W C1-8
Regarding Point 2 in development news – Does Mining need it’s own rank? Forum Link
Cmdr Holyland’s family were invited to discuss the positive impact videogames, particularly EliteDangerous, had on his life as part of a documentary called Not a Game by VillaLunera the Trailer is available on Vimeo. Not a Game Documentary – Trailer on Vimeo
With the resumption of Thargoid attacked station Operation IDA has started again in earnest. Their current repair target is Sherril Orbital – in the Haki system (Witchhead nebula).
Factabulous and the AXI have reported 6 systems under the threat of infestation.
EE1 : Lambass
EE2 : HR 1183
EE4 : Pleiades Sector HR-W D!-41 – Refinery.
EE5: Taygeta – Titan’s Daughter is situated in one of the most beautiful locations, ti must be saved (and it’s a refinery).
EE6 : HIP 16813.
Three systems fell to Incursion. They have stations on fire and mega-ships under attack (Always worth a fly round those) but the Xeno Combat zones were all cleared by Saturday night.
Pleiades Sector DL-Y D65
Wellington (Witchhead nebula)
Topic from Mr Teatime on the LR Discord “how would you handle death outside the space ship for space legs?”
Main Discussion 2 ED Re-Write Part 3
Michael Hughes – Facebook – Make it possible to map asteroids so you are not always trying to mine the same ones.
Jacko Wright Proximity voice comes so you could broadcast voice, many commanders have died needlessly because they didn’t answer My call .
ᑕᗰᗪᖇ ᗰᗩᑕᕼ1ᑎE & Ghost Giraffe – Twitter – Firstly I’d get rid of the horrible ‘fade to black’ on the camera when it gets remotely close to anything. Secondly, I’d have the ability to put NPC or SLF pilots on the bridge and in pilots chairs. Thirdly make stations a little more populated
From Thursday 2nd April @ 20:00 GMT/UTC Thursday (Special events to be arranged on certain Saturdays) – immediately after the official Frontier Thursday stream. The Good Senator will take us on a tour of systems, starting with Sol and talk us through the Lore of that System.
Well done to the PS4 players who have confirmed they can now play CQC. Well done Aceiea, Arseia, you know, him…..
A Salute must be made Aurora Australis for taking the Legendary Silver and Gold hutton mug on a resupply mission to Antarctica.
We suspect there may be one more bug fixing patch before fleet carriers at the end of Q2. So bearing in mind they did put in a small change in the last patch (Rebuying your crew), Is there something small you think could add which would make a difference to the game? (Bagseiis on Cut and Pasting the Racetrack from the tutorial).
Factions having trouble with water supplies can now sometimes suffer a Drought, causing an economic downturn. This can be countered by importing water and other emergency supplies.
Infrastructure Failure disrupts a faction’s operations and reduces both security and economic standards. The increased demands on infrastructure elsewhere in the star system may lead to similar failures for other factions. Food and machinery deliveries can speed up repairs.
Terrorism. Terrorists can target prosperous factions, resulting in a significant security and influence cost. This can be countered by legally selling weapons to the authorities and assisting with bounty hunting efforts, or by the faction entering a Lockdown state.
Natural Disasters have a significant economic and security cost for a faction. A natural disaster puts extra strain on the star system’s infrastructure, increasing the chance of drought or infrastructure failure for other factions in that system.
Public Holidays increase a Faction’s influence and standard of living for their duration, however that comes at small economic and security cost.
Thank you for your patience while we investigated some of the issues that have arisen during the January Update. We have determined the cause of the stuttering issue that players have experienced upon exiting hyperjump and we will shortly be releasing a patch to fix this. Please see below for when the fix will be released on your platform:
Witch Head Sector DL-Y d17 [Hanna Enterprise] – Federation [CLEARED]
Witch Head Sector FB-X c1-11 [Karian Vision] – Alliance [CLEARED]
Witch Head Sector HW-W c1-9 [Sherrill Orbital] – Empire [CLEARED]
Gameglass released for Elite Dangerous
“GameGlass allows you to connect your devices to your gaming PC to help control and improve your gaming experience. Intuitive, immersive, well thought out designs make GameGlass feel like a natural extension of your games.”
Grant: Right so truckers are about to launch an event to sell mugs at All markets available in game a mere 57k, really pushing the boat out
Ahoy explorers of Elite. The adventure you’ve been searching for will be leaving from Betelgeuse this Sunday (12th Jan 3306), in the form of the Orion Expedition! All are welcome to join our merry voyage to the heart of the Orion-Perseus arm of the galaxy!
They expect to be out in the black for three months, finishing in April.
Dr.Nagi is organising the next Buckyball Race that starts this Saturday (11th Jan) and runs until the following Sunday (19th Jan). It’s being organised by the Hull Seals and is called “A Halpy Hand”. The race starts at Arfstrom Station in the Oppidavasti system. Racers have to go and buy some fish, drop 1t in the rings of Arjung 4 (as tribute to “Halpy”), then fly through a tunnel of the Blazin’ Dynamo unauthorised installation in Kemurukamar while repairing your own ship (which you will have needed to damage somewhere along the way), then sell your remaining fish at Fisher Enterprise in Maya, before returning to Arfstrom Station. There are bonuses for the degree to which your hull is damaged (reflecting the Green, Amber and Red Hull Seal code states), for having a smashed canopy (Black state), and for flying through waypoints at high speed while your ship is in this condition. Full details can be found in the events section of the forum by searching for “Halpy Hand”.
Cmdr Arithon has done it again with a lovely (and very orange) ship chart
Just a reminder that Loose Screws are having an end of the year Discord party/show. On December 27th at 7:30CST (this is 01:30 on the 28th GMT) They’re doing a live stream and show and inviting all listeners and friends of the show. Feel free to drop in and say howdy to everyone.