Station Commander : Allen Stroud : Cmdr Heldaban Kel Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss
On June 3, Elite Dangerous: Horizons comes to Xbox One featuring both Planetary Landings and The Engineers at launch.
£19.99 ($29.99, €24.99, 1,489 RUB) for the expansion
We’re very pleased to announce that we’re planning to release The Engineers 2.1 update on Thursday May 26th for all those who own the Elite Dangerous: Horizons expansion pass on PC.
With the launch of The Engineers on Tuesday, we wanted to celebrate with a launch livestream. We’ll be inviting a number of Elite Dangerous developers to come and chat on the stream during the expected server down time on the day. Join us from 1PM BST on May 26 on our official YouTube channel.
Get specific mods by ‘Calling in Favours’ with Engineers – Quote from Sandy
For the clarity!
When you call in a favour – YOU GUARANTEE THE EXPERIMENTAL EFFECT YOU WANT *and* YOU GUARANTEE THAT THIS EFFECT IS GENERATED FOR THE UPGRADE . Nothing in this procedure is random .
This is regardless of what the crafting process initially resulted in.
For example, if you did not get an experimental effect – calling in a favour gives you the one you want.
On the other hand, if you generated an experimental effect that you did not want – calling in a favour gives you the one you want.
Also, this option is available AFTER you have generated an upgrade, so you can decide whether you want to call in a favour after you have seen what the primary and side effect results were.”
Rise To Power: Dangerous Games, WILDCARD CORRECTION
Basically EG pilots aren’t through to the final. The top 5 from the votes will have a mini CG tournament and the winner will go through to the final.
For piracy flag targets, if the target is not a mission target, check if it has a leader and whether that leader is a mission target
Add a faction government test so the pesky democracies don’t make my greedy corporation shout “For Democracy!”
Fix the method that determines whether we can see planetary missions
Added popup explaining where pinned recipes can be found
Recipes should now be referred to as blueprints
Stop hitmen being sent after the player for no reason
Rebalance the tutorials to be reasonable with the new AI
Adjusted the shield-down flee behaviour to be less frustrating
Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
– Fixed issues with recalled ships boosting when trying to land
Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
– Feedback tweaks to torpedos:
– Torpedos now have a 2.5 second arming time rather than their previous 0.5 second. When hitting a target before arming they will deal no damage and self destruct in a small puff
– Torpedos now inherit the speed of their launching ship for the first few seconds of flight, before dropping to a 250m/s cruising speed. These two changes give them an effective minimum range of about 700m+ depending on ship speeds, and also means that you won’t be running into the back of your own torpedos!
Halve firing heat from missiles
Could this mean stealth missile boats?
– Added ship voice notification when a mission specific USS has spawned
“From the desk of lead designer Sandro Sammarco”: is very interesting
Rise To Power: Dangerous Games, WILDCARD vote is over
URGENT CORRECTION TO SHOW (from the desk of Zac Antonaci)
EG pilots aren’t straight through to the final. The top 5 from the votes will have a mini CG tournament and the winner of that will go through to the final.
For the past week player factions have been campaigning for your votes in the first stage of the Dangerous Games to decide which five groups will battle it out in a mini-series of CGs in their bid to become an official Power in the game.
The results have been counted and checked and they are as follows:
– EG Pilots – 25.5
– Wolves of Jonai – 15.5%
– Adle’s Armada Coalition – 15.3%
– Black Birds Squadron – 10.7%
– United German Commanders Coalition – 9%
– The Imperial Inquisition – 8.5%
– Achenar Immortals Coalition – 7.3%
– Planet Express – 3.6%
– Black Omega – 2.3%
– Pileus Libertas – 1.6%
– Battle Vortex – 0.7%
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for voting, and all of the groups for their amazing effort! We will have more news on the next phase of the games shortly where the qualified groups will be looking for your help to complete the Community Goals and help their campaign.
Station Commander : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire Chief Barsteward: Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Elite Dangerous: Horizons for Xbox One will launch in quarter two of 2016, featuring both 2.0: Planetary Landings and the forthcoming 2.1: The Engineers expansions.
Descriptions of Engineers
Where to find Engineers
Engineers each have their own surface bases. These are quite different from surface starports. Many began as secret bases, embedded deep in the rock, but as their bases grew they became bigger and bolder, in some cases smelting their own ore – something very hard to hide from space!
How to ‘use’ an engineer
Make them like you.
The ore the like you the more stuff they offer to make. (Called Blueprints)
Get the Reagents
Make it – Actual attributes are random within a range.
Accept or Reject it and try again (assuming you have the resources)
As well as crafting upgrades, some have their own stock of specialist equipment, such as Professor Palin and his recent development of the corrosion resistant cargo racks that can safely carry the elusive alien artefact
More Engineer Mods
Modulating Burst Fire System designed to defeat shielding. A small amount of thermal damage is able to bleed through shields and attack the target’s hull directly.
Modified Warheads capable of enveloping a target with energetic particles. Successful strikes to shield or hull dramatically increase the target vessels signature. Example Video
2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr Eid LeWeise Head of operations Lave Station: John Stabler : Cmd Glyndwrr Chief Barsteward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow Station Guest: Zac Antonaci
I am delighted to announce The Engineers (Elite Dangerous 2.1) will be available to players with beta access in the week ending 8th May.”
“I fully intend to continue researching the Unknown Artefacts and meta-alloys, albeit in a more inconspicuous fashion, at my personal research centre on Maia A 3 a. Those who wish to visit me there are very welcome to do so. There is nothing I enjoy more than spending time with those who share my interests!”
The top five factions based on a mix of factors such as their expansion and influence will be competing against each other for the incredible honour of becoming the first ever player-created power in game! We’ve taken the top five player factions as they currently stand and these groups have already qualified for the event.
The five factions who have qualified for this event are as follows (In no perticular order)
Border Coalition [BC] (qualified faction – Dukes of Mikunn)
Social Eleu Progressive Party [SEPP]
Interstellar Communist Union [ICU]
Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corp [AEDC]
GalCop (qualified faction – Diamond Frogs)
Also included a Wildcard entry – People’s Choice
this faction will have earned their place in The Dangerous Games through their ability to rally Commanders to their cause.
Wildcard games to take place before the main Dangerous Games
There will be a CG for each competing group and their task is to ensure that the CG is completed or at a high tier than their competitors. Groups will be ranked each week and given points based on where they were placed for each CG. At the end of the four weeks one group will emerge victorious.
Everyone can get involved by either supporting or competing against any individual group or CG they wish. This means that every faction should be looking to gain support and favour with other Elite Dangerous Commanders and forge alliances to support their Rise to Power.
The Rise to Power four-week-long event is due to start on the 30th June 2016
Surface Racing overlay with checkpoints and navigation
Peter Wotherspoon asks I’d be interested to hear whether Sarah Jane Avory’s tweets about unleashing upgraded minions mean we’re going to need to treat solid squares on the radar with a bit more respect.
@LaveRadio My advice: if you see an Elite AI… I’d run… and run fast…
@SarahJaneAvory @ericlundgren5 @LaveRadio The new combat AI is better at everything… at the high ranks. Low ranks are much easier.
On the Horizon – Countdown to The Engineers Beta Livestream: Part 1
2 Team Name: Redliners Player Group: Elite: Racers (ERF) Team member 1: [CMDR Deftin] Team member 2: [CMDR BlackMaze] Team member 3: [CMDR FierceFalcon] Team member 4: [CMDR Terrorsidic] Team member 5: [CMDR AlexRusich] Team member 6: [CMDR Rafi Long]
3 Team Name: Cross Court Team member 1: Arsen Cross Team member 2: Jay See
4 Team name: The Buckyball Racing Club Team member 1: Alec Turner Team member 2: Seneh Team member 3: Kliggish Team member 4: Ozric Team member 5: Furrycat
Station Commander (Presenter): Allen Stroud : Cmdr Helaban Kel Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire Chief Barsteward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Planet Coaster Alpha launches today – Released today
Advertise Lave Radio special stream for PC? – Alt Lave New Ad Hoc Show from the crew of the Orange Sidewinder that will focus on Movies, Video Games, Tv Shows, and Fiction. Indeed anything really that members of the crew feel is worthy of discussion outside the ED Universe. The first of these shows will focus around Planet Coast from Frontier Developments.
Community Goals will be available on the galaxy map.
Tracks on planets – Are they limited to your client, instance or are they permanent (probably not). How long until someone does a big tyre track penis and shares it on facebook? Grant Woolcott I am looking at you after last night!!!
Where Ed and Michael Brookes took people through how to do exploring, the necessary and helpful equipment required with hints and tips on how to explore showing there is more to exploring than HSJ (Honk, Scoop and Jump).
This thursdays’ stream is all about trading tips.
In game news
Poor Ishmael Palin (the prominent Barnicle expert) so far has been attacked by pirates, kidnapped and finally rescued. However his bad luck has continued as he’s now contracted the Cerberus Plague. You’d think someone has it in for him, he’s having so much bad luck. 😉
The campaign from the Canonn Interstellar Research Group to establish a new research outpost in the Col 285 Sector IX-T d3-43 system has been successful. A new outpost will be constructed ‘soon’ which will help with more research into the UA.
A rogue Farragut Battle Cruiser somewhere? There were reports last week of a Federal Battle Cruiser with Pirate markings in the LHS 3447.
Speaking of Farragut Battle Cruisers, the construction of the Latest Cruiser in the Beti Hydri system has the Empire worried. If more cruisers are constructed, sources close to Admiral Denton Patreus say that the empire might have to respond in kind.
In response to the New Battle Cruiser and rhetoric coming from the Empire; the Alliance has held a diplomatic summit at the Alliance Capital looking at possible responses.
Main Discussion – DDF Lazerus
Default In-game choices to be made by the DDF
“It’s been a long time, but we are finally able to move towards some of the things we discussed during the Kickstarter with respect to the DDF and the ability of members to decide together on significant actions within the game. There are some big events coming to the game later this year (in relation to an alien species – trying to minimise spoilers here!), and members will decide where these events first take place, and how the process moves on down the line. This will be by voting on the DDF forum with a choice of possible locations. As the events unfold, there will be further such choices going forwards.”
Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire VR Expert and all round ‘nice guy’ : Cmdr Snuffler
Wants to introduce effects to degrade Collusion Piracy (current options)
Creating a voting system to allow Commanders, by the act of majority will, to withdraw from poor control systems, ensuring mechanisms are in place to prevent profitable systems from being voted out.
Utilising an UP / DOWN vote feature, which would exist primarily to be a channel of communication within the game for pledged Commanders) to also provide veto functionality at the preparation stage, allowing, by the act of majority will, poor control system candidates from being purchased as expansion targets.
Introducing a combo mechanism for fortification allotments, limiting the purchase of rushed allotments based on successful deliveries – the more you deliver the more you can pay to rush – whilst adding temporary fortification disbarring for losing fortification commodities.
Sandro – “And since I’m in the mood for pulling hand grenades , here’s another thing to chew on: I’m currently rather taken by the concept of a success multiplier for Commanders in Open Play. this modifier would not improve personal gains from power play activities, but it would magnify the effectiveness of a power’s actions (expand, oppose, fortify, undermine). And the effect would probably be significant.
Power Play by design encourages player interaction and FD want to encourage that. “Powerplay will always be at its best when opposing Commanders interact directly”
consumers will be able to test out the HTC Vive within the next week at Currys PC World flagship stores in Leeds, Tottenham Court Road, and Reading.
Ian Honcharenko — “Question for the team: With the rise in popularity of 24hr charity streams and the advertising in the newsletter last week of a race requiring approximately 38 hours commuted flight time in a 2 day period, I put the question to you should frontier be promoting such events despite the inherent health risks and chance of negative press (such as the numerous game addiction articles in both professional medical journals and less professional tabloid newspapers).I’d just add that last year’s Voyager winner did it in 40 hours with a 2 hr nap.”
From the newsletter— Probably one of the craziest endurance challenges in the galaxy, the 2nd Annual Voyager Challenge kicks off on March 24, 2016. Head over to the original forum post to find out how you can get involved. Can you make 60,000 light years in under 40 hours? According to event organisers, last year’s record was an incredible 38 hours, 44 minutes! It’ll take some doing, but we know that there must be some Commanders out there with the tenacity to get this done! Remember, fly safe Commanders! Make sure you take regular breaks, look after yourselves and be sensible with any long play sessions.
Also worth working in the Hutton Orbital Gimp run with the race to Sag A
Also arguably FD’s original race to Elite and what the guy to get the Triple did to win that
First, in addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well. This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks. Of course, it’s up to game developers to support this feature, and Xbox Live players will always have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players.
You can also join us on INARA The Council of Trid signed the following declaration: http://imgur.com/jRzAKVr That’s right, we use old timey paper.
Join us and be a part of real change in our systems! The Tridicate Collective is a group of factions, CMDRS, and more people just like you! Striving for a higher order in the galaxy. To achieve prosperity we must have order. Order will set us free in the chaos of the black.
The Tridicate Collective shall be henceforth dedicated to the goal of establishing a coalition with the intent of bringing peace, prosperity, and order to the Milky Way.
Dave Hughes and the Elite: Encounters has confirmed that the RPG release is scheduled for July (Just in time for Lavecon!)
AMA with Allen Stroud this Friday on eliteOne and Elite Dangerous this Friday.
On the X-Box One :- The Tridicate Collective is now at war with the Church of the Space Cat. It’s time we rid these systems of this felinemenace which chooses to terrorize us.To those who wish to join the fight, please sign up at elite.tridicate.com
MonkeyBones asks – Which is a more valuable asset, an A5+ fuel scoop or a REALLY BIG GAS TANK? (For the record, after a year or so with a RBGT I have finally switched to a B6 Fuel Scoop. It is SO fast, but it still makes me nervous that I will get stuck out of fuel in a brown dwarf desert.) Shameless Plug for the REALLY BIG GAS TANK Methinks
CMDR Smugallo – Id love to hear the cast each try an impression of someone not a discussion i know hahaj.
Join us on an amazing celebration of 100 episodes of the Lave Radio podcast, tonight we are going to recall our favourite moments from the last 3 years, take a look at all the things that have happened and also recall some of the features that have yet to make it to the game. Then we turn our gaze forward to bring you the very best in speculation on what the future holds.
It’s a bumper episode so make sure you have your kettle handy, or that you have indeed been to the loo before hand.
Host & 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza Station Commander : Allen Stroud : Cmdr Heldaban Kel Head of Security: Lisa Trott : Cmdr Voo Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire Chief Bar steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow Head of operations Lave Station: John Stabler : Cmd Glyndwrr) Head of Station Security : Lisa Voo : Cmdr Voo
Announce Minor Faction, big thank you to Frontier
Lave Radio Network is now an in game faction in the Lave System
Each crew member’s stand out moment from the history of Lave Radio
First David Braben Interview segment (15 mins)
Discussion 1 – The Present Horizons so far and current community Buzz
Current state of ED/LR.
CG (starts Thursday!)
Favourite stuff to do in-game
Play Runes of Anarchy in the LAN competition
All attendees get a link to John’s latest game to play. Help stress test it over the weekend.
Second David Braben Interview segment (18 mins)
Discussion 2 –The Past Kickstarter, Alpha, Beta, Launch Party, Season 1
What did ED get right, straight off the bat?
What is still a Work in progress?
Ideas we had that didn’t work for us?
Favourite memories from LaveCon?
Past of ED/LR? Some nostalgia and looking back
Play Runes of Anarchy in the LAN competition at Lavecon 2016
Final David Braben Interview segment (10 mins)
Discussion 3 – The Future – Wild Speculation and wrap up
The future of ED/Lave Radio/Lavecon?
The Real Orange Sidewinder! – An in game asset that spams local chat with quotes from the podcast.
Major shoutouts for those who have helped us:
Thank all those that took the time to record and send in a message
Thank everybody that has supported the show from behind the scenes Karen for all the extra work she does with Lavecon but also all our better halfs, Hannah, Suzi , Mel, Amy, Claire and Alison and James !
CQC Mayhem will run for four weeks, beginning on Tuesday February 16 and ending on Tuesday March 15 . Take part in intense PVP action in custom-built arenas set within the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Equip a unique loadout on your craft and earn XP to unlock new weapons, modules and abilities. Simply select Start and then CQC from the main menu in Elite Dangerous or Elite Dangerous: Horizons to get started.
Fly agile fighters and go head-to-head against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in PVP dogfights – easy to pick up controls reward your skills with more to master for the ultimate combat edge. Choose your ship, customise your loadout and prepare for instant Arena-based action to earn the right to be called Elite.
Please note: All customers who buy Elite Dangerous: Arena from the Frontier Store will receive a discount equal to their original purchase price, when upgrading to either Elite Dangerous or the Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition.
David Braben talks to PC Gamer about Elite : Arena
5 Levels of rep with minor faction Hated, Disliked, Neutral, Liked, Allied with a new one being added between Neutral and Liked
Rewarded with in game rewards but also within the narrative, Maybe your contact saying well done your rep has increased with us.
Mission givers change as you progress up or down the ranks.
Mission givers express what affects the success or failure of that mission has on their minor faction.
Last week I mentioned that we had some more huge weapons coming, but without providing any details, so we have huge beam and pulse laser and multi-cannons being added. There will also be a new large multi-cannon.
Topic of the week – Wild Speculation – What is 2.4 Update ?
Jason Carthes (facebook) this is what 2.4 gonna be about (walking fpv) but just in our ships as a teaser for the new season 3.0. My guess
OOgie Boogie PvP League Advert – In Episode 98 Folder
Emperors Disgrace? Chased out of home system, challenged with 1 month to regain control.
“SAY IT AINT SO! Was reading an article that really disturbed me. http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/g…After-All.html We’ll be collecting rocks on planets etc to be able to upgrade your ship“These won’t be vertical upgrades – you won’t get better lasers, for instance – but rather cosmetic upgrades, like different colors for your lasers. Can I get mine in plaid?”
You have to be joking. So we are going to continue with the trend of “lack of substance” and “all flash no meat”??? So crafting won’t allow us to increase damage on our weapons? It won’t allow us to boost our shields? Add different effects to our missiles?I thought they finally “got it” and were going to start putting effort back into substance and the core mechanics of the game? More cosmetics?Please tell me this guy is not fully informed..”
“Just to let you folk know: Loot and crafting is not cosmetic – modules will obtain real benefits (and potentially drawbacks).”
2.0 – Planetary Landings
A whole new angle on the galaxy. Journey from the stars to the surfaces of strange worlds, and hit the ground running in the new Scarab Surface Recon Vehicle.2.1 – The Engineers
Coming Spring 2016
Everything changes. Introducing an expanded mission system and game-changing loot. Craft exotic weapons and modules for your spacecraft and build a ship unlike any other.2.2 – Guardians
Coming Summer 2016
Take what comes and strike back with double. Bring a second ship to every combat encounter with Ship-Launched Fighters and defend your passengers against the deadliest threats in the galaxy.2.3 – The Commanders
Coming Fall 2016
Team up and stand together. Forge your own identity with the new Commander Creator, then share your bridge with Multi-Crew and fly with friends.
2.4 – ????
A secret revealed in Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ final expansion.
Federal President Zachary Hudson has announced his intention to resume the search for Starship One, which disappeared en route to the Azaleach system in May 3301. A previous investigation into the ship’s disappearance was conducted, but the fate of the vessel and her crew, which included then-president Jasmina Halsey, could not be conclusively determined. The president made the following statement during a fundraising event held by Sirius Corp:“Like many others, I was heartened by the Sirius Corporation’s success, and I found myself thinking that if the remains of a ship lost fifty years ago could be found, surely a ship lost less than a year ago could also be recovered. I am therefore offering generous reimbursements to pilots who deliver wreckage components to the Federal research outpost at Leoniceno Orbital in the Azaleach system. Once we have gathered enough material, we will analyse the debris to determine if any of it is from Starship One.”But it appears President Hudson is not the only person eager to find the ship. In a strange turn of events, an organisation by the name of Daurtu Jet Comms PLC has also announced its intention to search for the missing presidential vessel. Virtually nothing is known about the organisation, but the fact that it is offering even larger rewards than the Federation may convince pilots to lend the company their support.
Lavecon – Hotel sold out. Any ideas on what we can expect this year?
Allen to come in for this bit around 21:45 — Ben
Pixels Bandits, XBox One Player group
Jon here from PBSF. We’re a well sized Xbox One group (~180 members currently) playing Elite, as well as other games,and have our own minor faction etc. in game.