According to the news from Jan the 13th. They’re planning a ‘Phased’ release, so we won’t be getting the whole of Odyssey in one go. It will probably like the original Alpha, with them unlocking section by section.
Q: Can you talk about the different suits in Odyssey? – Yes, as you see in the video, players can take up different roles depending on the suit they use. The tactical suit for example, can carry two different weapons, which is unique to that suit, so you need to consider the best suit for the mission you’re about to engage in.
Q: There are different types of weapons in Odyssey, could you tell us why a player might use them? – Way back when we started prototyping combat, it became quite clear to us early on that the ship combat has some really interesting concepts behind it, so we basically stole them! The premise is that kinetic weapons are good against armour, lasers are good against shields, and plasma re decent against both but not quite as good as the other two. When it comes to choosing a loadout, you’ll want to choose your weapons to be the most efficient, so you may want lasers to take out shields and kinetic to finish them off. If you’re working as a team, you can specialise, one player can be ant-shield, and another can finish them off via kinetic.
Q: For the getaway, we landed to the side of the settlement for a quick escape, there’s been a small change in this, hasn’t there? – Yes, you can now automatically land on planet surfaces. It’s hard to encapsulate all the changes in a few minutes of video. When players get hold of the alpha, that’s when they’ll really understand what we’ve done.
Q: Can you talk about suit management? – There are different things that can pull on the suits’ power. There’s the life support machine, things like the shield (which is power hungry when turned on), and some of the tools can use your suit power. Survival actually starts to become something you need to become considerate of in certain situations. If you’re at a settlement, there are areas where you can recharge your suit, but if you’re out exploring, there’s certainly a risk factor involved. Environmental factors can also have an effect on how hard your suit has to work to keep you alive. If you’re in really extreme temperatures, you’ll be taking physical damage. You can disembark somewhere on the planet with safe temperatures, but you can quite quickly end up somewhere where the temperature is much hotter, and end up in danger.
Vingetun from Hutton Orbital provided us with an excellent update on the ongoing voyages of the MPV Everest, the ‘best’ part is that the ship’s log now officially contains “We have fuel, you don’t. Any questions?”
The Fleet Carrier, Khonsu XLF-5XY is now stationed in Varati ready for its departure to the 1st waypoint of the “Comfy Canonn Cruise” on the 14th of March at 15:00 UTC. For more information please visit http://bit.ly/ed3c on the Elite Dangerous Forums
We’d like to revisit our approach to player memorials in-game.
In the past, we’ve accepted requests to add locations or change location names to give players a place to remember and celebrate their loved ones. Unfortunately, this gesture could not be scaled to meet the large number of requests we received as time went on.
We’re now ready with a solution that offers an equal and respectful way to honour all Commanders’ requests to memorialise friends and family that have passed. Our plan is to create memorial beacons in the following systems, each of which will feature an epitaph and a list of names:
The names will be updated periodically every few months at all locations. This will allow any visitor to see the full list at any beacon at any given time. The locations are expected to be added by the end of this month.
Position Crew Member CMDR Name Head of Health and Safety Ben Moss-Woodward Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist Colin Ford Phoenix_Dfire (in)Human Resources Director Shan Shan Deputy Trade Attaché Souv Souvarine Tech Monkey Norman MacArthur Ventura_ Guests Mack Winston [EIC] Download the episode directly from here. Development News – what have the…
Reward: The module is a fully engineered lightweight and high capacity Class 2 Seeker Missile Rack with thermal cascade. It was offered in October 3306 to pilots who helped defend the Eurybia system from Imperial forces.
The reward for this week’s goal works differently to how you may expect. Rather than unlocking the item in outfitting, you directly purchase the module with the resources. You can get two by obtaining double the resources.
We’ve seen some confusion in regards to the resources needed for the module. You use the resources listed (Proto radiolic alloy, conductive ceramics, hybrid capacitors, phosphorus and osmium) for the purchase rather than the mined materials (bromellite, lithium hydroxide, and samarium). Apologies for any confusion caused.
Cmdr IvIePhisto (Pronounced Mephisto) is arranging a Fleet Carrier Assisted version of the Cannon Challenge:
Come along on the Comfy Canonn Cruise, following in CMDR Marxanthius steps on the Canonn Challenge to visit every life form and notable stellar phenomena discovered by Canonn Research. To participate, hop on board the fleet carrier Khonsu XLF-5XY in Varati until 15:00 UTC on March the 14th. The journey is planned to take 4 to 5 months for the 448 thousand lightyears journey through 1006 systems. For more info see @5xyXlf on Twitter or contact via email at XLF-5XY@gmx.info.
We want to send some massive love to Baz Floyd from Special Effect, who had a stroke late last year. Sadly despite being in isolation he also somehow caught covid. We’re glad to say that even though he’s still in hospital and he still has a long road ahead of him, he is on the mend, he’s already beaten the COVID and he’s regaining faculties. Further we’d also like to send our love to his partner Ali Hilborne.
Paige’s “Through Our Eyes” stream which had loads of ‘marginalised’ streamers. From people in the LGBTQIA+ Community, to people with Mental and Physical Health Issues, to BIPOC streamers. Some of their stories were heartbreaking, some were inspirational. There was so much love in the stream it was great. On of the people I found most interesting was a streamer with Dissociation with Parts who’s called “Hobohaus” – HoboHaus – Twitch It was so interesting watching watching and listening to them talking about their system and how they’re learning to live with themselves. If you want to watch it the VODs are on Arthremis’ YouTube
Development News – what have the devs said this week?
New players thanks to the Free Epic Store giveaway. The breakdown is 2.5 Million PC users and 1.5 Console players and 8 Million Free Downloads from the Epic Store. Total number of players 12 Million?!??
Stephen and Bruce did the CG no real news that I noticed, although the wednesday AMA appears to be cancelled and they’re choosing questions from the community and answering them on a friday afternoon (See Below).
They did say that the Narrative (CG and Galnet) is going to proceed at the same pace.
No CG on Thursday but something ‘Lore Related’ to find… Arf says he’s planning on making us work for it
In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?
AXI Now marks the time in which the Eye of the Odyssey begins. This is your chance to earn yourself a copy of the Deluxe Edition of Elite Dangerous Odyssey (Steam) for winning 1st place and a standard copy (Steam) to 2nd.
This event wouldn’t be possible without CMDR IM2D of NEWP (New Pilots Initiative) and the outstanding staff members over at NEWP which came to us asking if we could do a cooperative event.
The time trial challenge is this;-
1) Start on the Stellaris Invicta [NEWP] in Musca Dark Region JX-T C3-13
2) Go to a Threat 5 and collect a Cyclops Tissue Sample.
3) Collect the same Cyclops heart.
4) Pick up a single Meta-Alloy from a Barnacle Site/Forest or surface site.
5) Finish at the Eclipse [AXI] in Musca Dark Region GW-W D1-143
Operation IDA – is still repairing stations in the witch head nebula. They’ve only got Sherrill Orbital in Haki to go.