In Odyssey, players will be able to fly down to planets, fly through atmospheres and drive along planet surfaces in their SRVs – all while remaining in VR.
When disembarking your ship or SRV, players will be presented with a projected flat game screen in their VR headset in order to continue on foot. Players will of course be able to remove headsets if they so choose, but this will not be a requirement to continue your adventure.
There will be no requirement to boot between Horizons and Odyssey in order to continue your journey.
While Odyssey will see players explore a wide range of on and off world locations including station interiors,ship interiors will not be included at launch.
Operation IDA is preparing to mobilise in an effort to repair the damaged imperial stations. All Operation IDA commanders should be notified that they are staging preparations at Carson Terminal in Kehperangwe
AXI were all excited when the reports of the first Station explosions came in. However, it was soon realised that it was a terrorist attack using thargoid based weapons, so they disappointedly stood down.
Station Interiors – What do you want to see?
PrimtimeCasual Needs You! – On Saturday 19th, 15:00 UTC on HR 6164 ABC
I will be filming the trailer for Speedbowl IV – New Grounds. For this, I still need PC pilots willing to sacrifice an hour or two, hurl their ships towards a planet, and make it look good! Think you got what it takes? Want your ship to be in the official video for the most anticipated, high-adrenaline event of the year? Secure your spot in Speedbowl history! The fleetcarrier MZH-B3Z Lithobrake is available as a shuttle.
It will be departing 61 Virginis at 14:20 UTC on the day of filming, and then returning there as soon as shooting is over.
How to join: -> Send me a PM and I will get you set up. What you need: -> Any ship. Any paintjob. Any level of skill – no prior Speedbowl experience required! What you get: -> An hour of fun and showing off your ship. Your name in the credits.
What you need to be aware of: -> Please note that you will be flying low and fast in a high-g environment and most probably will need a rebuy or two – on purpose.
The New Crusoe Voice Pack has been made available for those who use voice attack. Voiced by Eylene Pire, an renowned physicist (and photographer) who has worked on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, dark matter research, and particle accelerator technologies at UCLA. She hopes to bring a lot more scientific accurate information than your average Voice Pack AI. Crusoe – Perfomed by Eylene Pirez and http://www.eylenepirez.com/
Fixed an issue when reading inbox messages in Supercruise caused the game to crash
Fixed a bug causing delays and disconnections when entering a location with Fleet Carriers present
Fixed a UI focus issue which allowed players to sell ships in the background while using Carrier Management
Stopped depleted motherlode asteroids from respawning when a player flies a Ship-Launched Fighter beyond its maximum limit
One of the things that we missed for the Discussion last week was that New Commanders will have a choice to start planet side (on foot) or in space. Does this mean if you start on foot, you have to run (or rather walk) missions in order to earn your sidewinder?
As a Side Note:- Dom from the Mission Development team has been on the Forums helping commanders who have been getting stuck with missions. So if you’ve been struggling with Bounty Missions or Unidentified weakage missions, we’ve included the links in the show notes
In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?
Peace in Leesti
TX will respect (i.e. not intentionally work against) the Alliance BGS in Leesti, Diso, Reorte and any system that has been entered first by an active Alliance player minor faction. Special arrangements regarding particular systems may be made between each respective player group.
The Alioth Council and its member groups will respect (i.e. not intentionally work against) the TerraEx BGS in any system that has been entered first by the TerraEx player minor faction.
Both sides will inform their members and supporters about this agreement and ask to cease all hostility with immediate effect.
This will assist in bringing a solution to the work TX and other Alliance factions involved in OWTO are doing.
TX will retreat from Leesti after a successful expansion into Riedquat (or Orerve, in case the BGS mechanics don’t work) where they’re free to take control.
A. TX will stop all BGS in Leesti and allow the Alliance to drop TX to about 10%
B. TX will remain in Leesti until TX has expanded into the chosen and agreed system
C. As soon as TX arrives in that system the Alliance is free to start the process of retreating TX out of Leesti
D. From here TX will take care of the chosen system and the Alliance take care of Leesti with no opposition from either side
E. The Alliance offers to assist in repairing the following TX systems that have suffered during the conflict:
1. Baris – bring TX to control again
2. Agatavun – bring TX to control again
3. Baijio – bring TX to control again.
Turning the Wheel
Gains in LTT 5455 today were significant. There is a strong chance they will trigger a conflict for control of the system with the next tick.
TDW’s expansion from HR 4979 should complete at the tick and the Rabid Hamsters, and Hamster-Lite forum commanders have prepared everything pretty much perfectly. There is little that can go wrong from here.
With what looked like Galnet Logos on the Mugs of two certain community managers, does this hint for the return of Galnet ?
If so, what stories do you think they will cover?
As, they’ve said that the old galnet will only cover items you can get involved with, does this mean the return of community goals?
Or even better interstellar initiatives?
I.e When is the Federal Election due?
Reports on an increase of thargoid activity?
Is this what the ‘B’ team have been up to since the fleet carrier’s have settled down.
Congrats to down earth astronomy getting Married.
Cmdr Exigious has done an incredibly detailed deep dive video into the Graphical settings in Elite Dangerous, showing all the settings and the performance hits they cause. Link
In the last two shows, guys have brought up the hope of high gravity worlds greatly affecting personal movement upto the point of not being able to move at all. The conversations make it seem like realistic gravity is a big deal. As it stands now, pun intended, all gravity does is make thrusters less effective. I’m not sure if gravity effects lateral movement or drive speed at all. If Fdev were to do more realistic gravity, wouldn’t we black out in our ships and SRVs before we had a chance to walk?
Thanks for your time and efforts in the show and thanks for your consideration.
Cmdr Jules Vern who works for the Charity “Everyone Can” is taking part in a 24 hour Charity Stream, Game Together.
Everyone Can believes in a society that encourages every disabled person to realise their potential, so they are able to dictate the course of their own lives and play an active role in society. They believe in a society that includes disabled people and not exclude them.
Game Together will be held from 10am on Saturday 26th September – 10am on Sunday 27th
We will be having a LIVE artemis bridge crew. All the rig we built will be on screen, with smoke machines and lights and are inviting a crew to keep Engineer Moof busy by flying the ship whilst havoc goes on around him on screen.
TLDR People playing Artemis will be doing their best to set fire to Moof remotely 🙂
Then we’re having some of the streamers join in during the day for their own bits. Already Psyche, Mr Benedetti, Kolo, Paige have volunteered to pop in
We will hold the raffle during the afternoon.
We WON’T be fundraising and chugging throughout like a charity stream. No totaliser, no constant message about giving. It’s about community and fun
We will also be inviting people in via Skype/zoom to say hi and take part in shenanigans
Message from the EIC
Hello lovely customers and beautiful members of the EIC community. In light of all that is going on in the world and, in a very small way, to counter the selfishness of some people out there buying all the toilet rolls and leaving some of us to set up a hosepipe in the house.
The EIC Trading Post is pleased to announce Operation: Helping Hand From 00:00 on 21st March 3306 (in about 15 or so hours) and running for at least 4 weeks ALL trades for engineer unlock commodities and rare goods will be ABSOLUTELY FREE to Cmdrs on PC!
Just place your order as normal and you don’t have to pay a single Imperial Slave for your goods.
We’re all in this together Cmdrs. All the best to you and your loved ones at this time and the EIC Trading Post team look forward to helping you unlock some more engineers..but this time for free.
They’d love this to be on consoles too, but they don’t have the logistics in place over there to support it
Message from Spidermind
So you are staying at home?
Why not self-isolate in the city of Saltdad, fighting the tyranny of the Iron King, or on the Independent Asellus Primus System, fighting crime as Police Detectives.
You can now do both, with this little ‘at home’ gift bundle from Spidermind Games.
Follow the links below to download a free pdf sample from The Valley of Bones, Book One in the Legendary Kingdoms Series. This is a choose your own adventure gamebook you play on your own. All you need is a pencil and some d6 dice.
If you are at home with the family then why not take them through the Elite Dangerous Role Playing Game, standalone adventure ‘The Worst Intentions’. With 4 pre-made characters and simple to follow Games Master instructions, this fast paced adventure will have you out amongst the stars in the Elite Dangerous Galaxy.
Stay safe and enjoy a little adventure whilst at home.
Kai from over at Loose Screws has spun off his “Elite Week” Segment from their main podcast into its own unique feed. Elite Week is a segment where they highlight, pretty much all and anything that’s happening in the Expanded Elite Dangerous Galaxy.
Question of the… when we get round to it… If you could write one story for Galnet what would the Headline be? Either reply here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (p.s. deliberately Salty ones will be ignored)
TJ Twitter – NOT MY FAULT!!!!!
Patrik Maass – Twitter – Galnetstrike in it’s third month! Pilots Federation denies progress in labor negotiations
Frank EightSeven – Twitter – Hudson contracts Solarvirus.. Tj held responsible
The Evil Snowball – Twitter – Ancient Earth Snack Recipe Found! Jaffa Cakes Making A Return?
Kevin Hewitt – Facebook – Probably a small report on expansion fights that occur when trying to take over a system. Or a travel guide trying to get people to visit systems that are out of the way
Neil Hatcher – Facebook – Commanders psychological conditions linked to excessive use of FSS.
Ian Norton – Facebook – Oooh I’d write a short series, one tracking a distinctive thargoid ship nick-named “Red Baron”
Stephen Usher – Facebook – Thargoids found to be terrible at fighting wars.
Paul Sweet – Facebook – Pirates are found to be really bad judges of their own abilities, as feared Pirate Lord in his Sidewinder demands all the cargo from a Commander piloting an Anaconda and then is surprised when the Commander destroys their Sidewinder.
Dr Kaii – Twitter – Mysterious 26,000 year old radio wave burst detected from earth by The Event Horizon Science Relay – Scientists baffled
John – Twitter – Raxxla discovered just 10000ls further out from Hutton Orbital
Ben – addendum – Simoof says “no it isn’t I’ve been there”
Badmiker – Twitter – Dredger reappears from 1984. Aged crew say “We promised to return.”
Sentinel Prime – Twitter – Mysterious seemingly uncrewed ships observed scanning and interfering with outposts in Witch head Nebula following Thargoid attacks.
Morgan Persson – Facebook – Thargoids – friend or foe?
Anthony Hunt – Facebook – “Formadine Rift: A real place, or a mis-translation of ‘mind the gap’ from the Guardian language?” This week our panel of linguists and philosophers discuss..
Liam Greene – Facebook – Is your waste purifier giving you THARGOID CANCER?
Cwolfxuk – Twitter – CMDR unites the galaxy’s news outlets and other sources to create a new Galnet, one so involving as contains true stories taken from other CMDRs…
InverseGalaxy83 – Twitter – Antique, yet seemingly intact “Cobra MkII” found just a few ls from Lave Station.
David Gillum – Facebook – Humanity flees as the Thargoids “burn the bubble”
Simon Knowles Winnard – Facebook – Pleasure slaves found in Dongkum sausage factory. Authorities say survivors look drained.
Anthony Hunt – Facebook – It has become apparent that the Thargoid offensive was entirely to get social media coverage and now that Galnet is offline, they’ve quit.
Kai Zen – Email – Unease about the Thargoids current random actions and tension mounting in the population that they think Tharg is amassing forces for a major offensive and demanding that Core Dynamics, Lakon, Gutamaya et al. Get their asses in gear and put into production the prototype Capital Ships they have been working on so that as in the days of old when Galcop called upon private citizens to defend against the alien threat we may be fully equipped to aid in all manor of combat and civil engineering activities as well as being prepared to explore deeper in our need to secure a location of the threat and deal with it.
Followed by a week or 2 of responses from them then some “leaks” of production ramp ups all coordinated to hype the rollout of personal fleet carriers…
You can even do commentary from luminaries… Mahon calling for traders, Halsey calling for exploration to aid her own search for the caretakers of the galaxy, Fed president looking for say combat ships…. maybe some engineers like wierdo mc pervyface ettiene dorne asking for a SAR ship, etc. You could throw in a half dozen updates easily without rocking any Lore Boats or treading on the over arching story lines in any way that do nothing but build hype for a product that Fdev want us to be excited for…
Dan Grubb – Facebook – Troops sent to front line against Thargoid threat complain forming any line in three dimensional space is meaningless.
Cmdr Buur – Twitter – Colossal Thargoid hive ship orbiting Earth. Cradle of humanity “reduced to smouldering ashes”.
Buur adds ‘I’m also quite fond of “Alien Fabergé eggs hatched. “Their babies ate my face” claims faceless Veronica, mum of 3.’
The Lounge Wizard – Twitter – Aisling Duval found to be an automaton & front, real ruler is an 85 year old mechanic from Hartlepool, Earth.
Cmdr Spatula007 – Twitter – There’s a Barnacle in my soup! Testing reveals organic alien contaminants found in fast food franchise – Brabenburger.
Cmdr ToCoSo – Twitter – Huge ships spotted! Not polkadots but gigantic ships seen at spacedocks around the galaxy.
Cmdr TheEnglishGuyAsh – Twitter – The Thargoids have finally made contact, they say their dad can beat up your dad
Ollie Clark – Facebook – Thargoid SWARMS coming to take YOUR jobs and houses!
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!
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