Operation IDA’s Target is Electra this week. If you want to keep the bubble safe, we need to keep the pleiades and witch head stations repaired.
The AXI and Factabulos have reported that Taygeta, Evangelis, Lembass and HIP 16813 were all hit this week (Sorry Titan’s Daughter I did try). Stations are on Fire and there were AX Conflict Zones. In addition, the Eagle Eye Network has reported the following systems being infested ;-
EE1 : Sterope II
EE2 : HIP 18502
EE3 : Pleiades Sector MI-S B$-1
EE4 : HIP 17481
EE5 : Witch Head Sector IR-W C1-9
EE6 : Witch Head Sector IR-W C1-8
Regarding Point 2 in development news – Does Mining need it’s own rank? Forum Link
Cmdr Holyland’s family were invited to discuss the positive impact videogames, particularly EliteDangerous, had on his life as part of a documentary called Not a Game by VillaLunera the Trailer is available on Vimeo. Not a Game Documentary – Trailer on Vimeo
If you were to Re-write Elite, what would you change? Part 2
Michael Hughes – Facebook – Would have kept on top of and taken advantage of the early bugs that allowed people to rank up quickly.
Matt ‘wally’ Walford – Facebook – Do away with engineers, game killer for me as I don’t have the time to grind the upgrades as my work schedule doesn’t allow much game time. its become a game now where despite reaching elite ranking in combat, my ships near useless. – Game is far to unbalanced for casual players
Nopil3os – Twitter – direct economy like in X-BtF and its successors.
Karl – Twitter – I would not rely on the huge amount of 2D interfaces that removes you from first-person view. Since they’re more easy to create, their numbers only grow with each update. Elite is getting very point-and-click heavy.
CMDR Tictak – Twitter – Reduce the repetition and add content instead
Stephen Usher – Facebook – As I talked about during the early Alpha, making the scanner properly linear. Even in the current “linear” mode it’s still actually logarithmic scaling.
This makes true spacial awareness using the scanner impossible and I only use it as a direction finder, unlike in the previous games.
Drew Wagar – Facebook – I would not have allowed the entire galaxy to have been visited, rather I’d have required players to unlock it bit by bit by working out navigable hyperspace routes to new star systems via some kind of gameplay. Biggest mistake they made IMHO.
Swidhelm – Twitter – The ability to set way points on planets, and hud elements for optimal approach and landing. Kind of like the Nostromo landing scene in alien.
EvilSnowball82 – Twitter – Give the DBX a class 5 slot for a fuel scoop. I love my DBX.
David Gillum – Facebook – I would have made the Thargoids more active than passive. As it stands you can choose if you want to encounter a Thargoid, even in infested systems
Michael Hughes – Facebook – Make it possible to map asteroids so you are not always trying to mine the same ones.
Liam Greene – Facebook – The core gameplay “loop”
Make Crime and Punishment much more harsh.
Notoriety is only gained by Killing other players.
High Security Systems should be safe, any player with Notoriety should be harassed by npcs as soon as they enter the system.
Any Player in a civilised system with Notoriety should be visible on the Galaxy Map.
More NPC pirate interdictions in Low Security / Populated Anarchy systems
Loose Screws :- , I wanted to invite you and anyone else over at Lave Radio to the Loose Screws end of the year Discord party/show. On December 27th at 730CST we are doing a live stream and show. I’m inviting all of the listeners and friends of my show. Feel free to drop in and say howdy to everyone. I know it will be late in the UK. Thanks for supporting us and getting us started. We will keep moving the Biowaste for you guys. 😀
HCS Voice packs just teased a Babylon 5 picture for future voice packs. No Boom today, Boom tomorrow!
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Tech Monkey: Cmdr Venture Ex Minor : Polish Dan Miner : WillTRiker Bowler : Primetime Casual
Escape Velocity News :- Commander Thane has update for the remaster for series 1 of escape velocity, The first series has been sent out to patron backers on the special USB credit cards and are still available if you join the patreon.
An update on WP8.. some players have expressed concern that if they don’t make the jump to Goliath’s Rest, they will not be able to have their WP8 visit recognized on EDSM. Please note that visiting Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 (the alternative stopover point that lies 300 LYs below Goliath’s Rest), will qualify as you visiting WP8 on EDSM.
For the half dozen or so CMDRs who have already reached Goliath’s Rest and are logging your progress on EDSM, please make sure you visit Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 at some point before leaving for WP9 next weekend .
Lavecon 2019 is 4th – 7th July at the Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, and is sponsored by Spidermind Games!
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester – Cmdr Fozz (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Distant Worlds : Cmdr AllCrowsAreBlack Distant Worlds : Jon Burnage
To take part all you need to do tell us your fondest memory about Frontier games, events or moments on any one of the below social media posts – or here on the forums. So, whether that’s a memory of docking for the first time in the very original Elite, releasing your first raptor in Jurassic World Evolution, or hearing Peter Sallis reprising his role in Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo.
Frontier expects to report revenue of approximately £64 million for the period compared to £19 million recorded in the interim results last year.
Based on trading performance in the first six months of the financial year, combined with sales over the Christmas holiday period, the Board remain comfortable with the analyst revenue projections of £75 million to £88 million for FY19 (the year ending 31 May 2019) and anticipate that revenue should exceed the mid-point of this range.
Elite Dangerous has exceeded 3 million base game units. Previously the Company has reported “franchise units” for Elite Dangerous whereby the Elite Dangerous: Horizons expansion, sold at the same price as the base game, was also counted as one unit. The Company has now simplified unit reporting to state gross unit sales of the base game only. For comparative purposes cumulative franchise units for Elite Dangerous are now over 4.3 million.
The development of Frontier’s fourth game franchise is on track, with release targeted for FY20 (between 1 June 2019 and 31 May 2020).
Crew Members Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Galnet: Aisling Duval announces marriage to Federal Ambassador, Thargoids repelled from core, League of reparation agents apprehended, Starports recover from Thargoid strikes, Investor funds Colonia shipyards, Refugee initiative complete.
Crew Members Station Commander : Allen Stroud Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol Chief of Space Crayons : CMDR Malibu
AXL (Anti Xeno League) has managed to defend the systems against thargoid attack for the fourth week running. This week’s targets, according to the Eagle Eye system are, Kambila and Assinda. It appears that the Thargoid have now discovered all the INRA bases that we know of and the AEGIS Megaships appear to be missing (as of Friday Morning!).
Battlecards Update – Spidermind games are launching the ED:Battlecards Via a Kickstarter campaign. All pre-orders will be refunded and they ask instead of pre-ordering, put a bid into the Kickstarter or not.