After a long absence, just in time for Lavecon 2017, Dataslate, the podcast on books and writing, returns!
Book news from Allen Stroud with special guest, Elite gamer and Science Fiction writer, Kevin Elliott, who discusses his experience of the convention circuit in 2017 and the writing process of his new novel, which you can find out more about on his blog, Where’s My Flipping Tea?.
Kevin will be reading from his book at Lavecon 2017.
Crew Members 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodwood : Cmdr Eid LeWeiss Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Store relationship values on mission avatars so they don’t change into their cool pirate jackets anymore
Players can now spend favours (reputation levels) to control experimental effects on blueprints
When determining the rank of NPC ships for interdiction, use the player’s combat rank, rather than their highest PF rank, although add 1 rank if their trade or exploration rank is higher than their combat rank
alter the changes in allowed interdiction ranks based on security, so that the biggest rank disparities are reserved for very low security and anarchy systems
Reduced the percentage interdiction chance of power play ships by 10%, and altered the ship type chances and combat ranks to be more mid range, dropping a lot of the top range down
Adjust tracking rates for turreted weapons. Large+ are unchanged, medium are slightly faster, small are a lot faster
Improvements to turret tracking: When evaluating confusion the turret will now take into account the apparently linear acceleration of the target actually caused by angular acceleration of the firing vehicle. Overall this should make turrets confused less of the time, and emphasises the skill element a bit more – the better you match your target’s acceleration to keep them stationary in view, the better your turrets will track
All shields now regenerate at double rate when in supercruise
First UA found planetside…
Not actually the 1st found, but still… “This crash site was found as a result of a mission tip-off. According to a Cannon source, this is the first reported UA sighting planet-side. The mission’s goal was to scan the wreckage, and when scanned, a data packet with what looks like a log entry was uncovered. The contents spoke of the survivors of the crash dying slowly, while one crew member “didn’t have to watch” it. I assume this means a crew member died during the incident. A POI nearby had 12 escape pods, organized into six groups of two, with each group’s pods stacked perfectly on top of each other. May be a bug, took screenshots for tin-foil.”
“EDTracker is proud to be sponsoring Lavecon this year; Lavecon and the Elite Dangerous community have been a pivotal part in EDTracker’s success so it seems all the more fitting that we can put something back in for the people who’ve helped get the project off the ground. Toggle that headlook and fly dangerous, commanders!” – http://edtracker.org.uk/