Development News – what have the devs said this week?
Patch 3 Known Issues – Patch 3 was released. It has led to a huge amount of salt on both reddit and the forums. LTD values have been severely affected (apparently intended) but so has Tritium (apparently unintended).
Turning the Wheel – The Dark Wheel. managed at the last instant to save their expansion effort and arrive at the intended system HR 4979. They have also got our conflict for control in Anyanwu (this is pending at time of recording) The Dark Wheel’s influence levels have stabilised in LFT 926 and Shinrarta saw a small increase in influence.
Kai Zen would like to point out, that despite Cmdr Wotherspoon’s allegations, Elite Week is NOT using The Dark Wheel to take over Lave or Alpha Centauri
Should VR players have to pay for a VR upgrade to Odyssey?
With the amount of Salt regarding the LTD fix, do you think the community can take the changes which would be required to ‘Fix’ the economy?
Congrats to the Bur Pit for reaching 10,000 Subs on youtube.
Congratulation to Obsidian Ant for reaching 200,000 Subs on YouTube
If anyone wants to visit the Gnosis as it does it’s Autotour; Cmdr Darvin is offering a shuttle service on his fleet carrier. For details go to here on Inara.
Buckyballer Rejoice! The “Keys to the Carrier Race” is on at the moment and runs till the 26th of July. There is a new race planned in November. Speedball 4 is in the planning stage and the usual Ne’er-Do-Well Cmdr Alex Turner and PrimetimeCasual will supply the details closer to the time. However, we would recommend starting to strip down your ships and work out your racing builds now because these guys are fast.
Anti-Xeno Initiative – The Anti-Xeno Initiative has announced its intention to provide its flagship fleet carrier – The Astras, with an experimental paint designed to hide it from the Thargoids. The carrier is to be a spearhead for anti-xeno operations and will act as a safe haven for pilots to restock and repair. The AXI Science Division issued the following statement:
“It was recently discovered that a sufficiently thick coating of Thargoid blood, combined with a mixture of various Thargoid materials, can provide effective camouflage for capital-class structures. Our experts believe that a combination of factors can cause the bio-mechanical systems of Thargoid ships to mistake a human-made vessel for one their own, and ignore it. We intend to test this using our flagship. If our hypothesis is true it will have a secure platform for offensive operations in hostile space. Unfortunately, our existing supplies of Thargoid Hearts and Meta-Alloys are tied up in other projects, so we do not have enough to effectively cover the entire vessel. We are also out of some other commodities that would allow us to further experiment with the formula.”
Cannon are running an open competition to create a video based on or around the Gnosis. The topic is completely up to you. It could be a documentary of the megaship’s history, It could be a completely fictional drama, a megastructures style documentary of all the technical features. How about a mockumentary or a music video? Perhaps you could do a better job of creating a commercial advertising the tour guide than we did?. You decide.
Closes 3rd of September 3306
Winner announced 10th September 3306
Prize: The winning filmmaker will receive one of the fabulous water flasks shown in the picture. You will also be able nominate up to two other people for a flask so you can reward any commanders who assisted you with the video.
Development News – what have the devs said this week?
Patch 2 came in – Solved a few problems, caused a few more;-
Changes to the store icon on the Station Menu Screen (less obtrusive and immersion breaking).
Fixed the clipper ship kit issues and lots of other soft locks.
Fixed a lot of Scarlet Kriat, Magenta Krait, Yellow Adder and Black Adder Errors.
Softlock Error on the Mission Board (Workaround issued)
Setting Module Power Priority (This appears to have gotten worse).
Voices from the Void Stream – Paige takes us through the process of how these scripts are created, inserted into the game and then performed (with a nice bit of improve at the end).
Possible Interstellar Initiative – Fresh Food has disappeared from the Agricultural Markets around the old worlds (Unknown if it’s affecting all Agricultural worlds). Reidquat prices for the new fertiliser is skyrocketing (Soylent Green anyone)? What’s caused the Harvest failure? Is it;-
some kind of virus that the cmdrs unknowingly have transferred between worlds?
A thargoid attack after we starved them out in the Witch Head’s Nebula?
Some kind of Coordinated attack – For more information on how this could be done See Allen Stroud’s most excellent Lave Revolution Book and Audio Book, just one click away on AMAZON.
Frontier Tweeted Happy Monday, Commanders! We’re currently hard at work on Patch 03 for the September Update, which we expect to release for all platforms towards the end of this week! Check back later this week for the Patch Notes, confirmed date and estimated downtime.
Update with regards to the petition mentioned on last weeks show from Ryan_m17 from SDC has contacted us (Ben) and has given us assurances that no personal data has been shared with the petition organisers.
East India Company are proud to present Elite Aid. This is to be a 24 hour long event starting at 23:00 UTC on 10/18/2019. During the event we will host a continuous live stream staffed by members from a variety of gaming groups. All proceeds will be donated to support the ongoing efforts in the Queensland bushfire emergencies.
The Rural Fire Service (RFS) is the volunteer arm of the QFES operating in rural, semi-rural and urban fringe areas where there is no urban fire service coverage. The RFS consists of approximately 35,000 volunteers from approximately 1,500 rural fire brigades across the state.
In Related news: Cmdr Gosht who’s been on the show and is a core member of HIVE lost his house, his dog, Titus, and just about everything in an unexpected (but unrelated to the bushfires), house fire.
To help give him a slight smile, the Anti Xeno community will be meeting up at SYNUEFE KU-F B44-4 to collect some Ancient keys from the Guardian Beacon on Friday the 11th, at 21:00 UTC. An Hour later the fleet will head toward HIP 14909 Planet 2 A and use the Ancient Keys to spell out a message for Cmdr Gosht
Frontier are about to start a new series of “Full Throttle” livestreams dedicated to RACING!
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