Position Crew Member CMDR Name Staff Liaison Officer Clare Good Psykit Chief Archivist Colin Ford Phoenix_Dfire Guests Squee’r in Cheef Kerrash Kerrash Ground Pounder Paul Barratt Jthar Birrelle Guest Trucker Dave Pearson Vingtetun Tech Tech Monkey Norman MacArthur Ventura_ Download the episode directly from here. Development News – what have…
7th June 3307 – According to the AXI, ss of this time all system which were under thargoid attack have been pacified. Congratulations to all bug smashing commanders who have saved humanity once again (as opposed to AEGIS).
Winning response ⚡CMDR GreyAreaUK⚡ 💙 on Twitter “The first thing I’ll be doing is spending a couple of frustrating hours setting up keybindings for the new bits – as I’m using a mix of input devices (HOTAS, iPad, Xbox360 controller) they won’t be auto-populated.”
Notable mentions (as picked by Ben):
Krisztian Balogh – Facebook Set up my keybindings. Theeen look for the xenobunny 👽🐇
Mark Jones – Twitter I’m parked next to a burning station. Fire I’m going to disembark and look inside the burning evacuation area as it asks you to do when rescuing people
Thadius Voke – Twitter Tough one but I think I shall be visiting Cmdr Jameson crash site, pay the respects before I set off.
Some Feedback on Odyssey from Community Member Temeleen
For me the topography in odyssey is overall better compared to horizons – if we disregard the obvious bugs in some of the planet generation tech like those LODs I mentioned. I think most of the issues I see in the videos and posts around talking about new tech being pure downgrade revolve around those LODs. As for the topo – we might not see so many extremes like 10km+ deep canyons or 15km tall mountains anymore, but I’d say that was a bit out of proportion in horizon since there wasn’t nearly enough level of detail as we have in odyssey so we don’t really need those extreme less plausible formations (all this if we consider ultra for capture setting being the “golden” standard in odyssey).
In odyssey some of the mountains in those screenshots are some 7km tall still so I don’t think everything is just flat as some streamers mention plus there’s whole another level of detail when it comes to terrains themselves and their surface materials, lots of variable formations due to height maps blending… the hills/mountain and canyons can get far more complex than they used to be with planets looking quite unique given the circumstances.
So yeah for me overall great improvement potentially If fdev figures out the bugs in the generation so ppl using regular ultra or lower settings wont see those ugly leopard patches or disappearing hills when they approach the surface. The new tech actually made me go out and explo for the view, something I never had as a main reason before.
Lavecon Covid Update: We are currently assuming the event will go ahead and planning for that.
However that relies on the covid restrictions being lifted in line with the government timeline.
If the government announces that will not be the case and the proposed date is after the event, then the event will not go ahead. We don’t think it is practical for the event to take place with the current social distancing requirements in place.
If this is the case we will offer full refunds or the option to roll your tickets over to next year. We would also put in place a virtual event similar to last years
If the event is able to go ahead and has no mandatory covid requirements in place, we will be asking for attendees to voluntarily take sensible precautions. This includes taking the free lateral flow covid test before attending, wearing a face covering, hand washing and, where possible, giving each other space. We will update you as soon as we have a definite way forward. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Erimus Kamzel: “The game has lost its soul. Not only have they monumentally botched a two-year in-development release, they also seem to have severed ties with their own lore and history. Check out Drew Wagar’s post in the Odyssey discussion forum, he nailed it.
Turning the Wheel is likely to be the last of the great community initiatives. Ones like Distant Worlds 3 are highly unlikely to occur now too, we’ve postponed it indefinitely.
There really needs to be a big change in the way Frontier treats its players. At this moment in time they don’t deserve this fantastic creative community, and if they don’t reembrace it or stop disrespecting it, they’ll lose it for good.”
Email from Cmdr Valaryc (val-uh-rick) : “Toward the end of Episode 342, you guys mentioned the percentages of players that had unlocked certain chieves on the Xbox side of things. Please know that I’ve not seen a single thing that verifies these percentages are correct, and as an Xbox player since the inception of Xbox, it doesn’t surprise me in the least that they’d be very inaccurate. So questioning the accuracy of said percentages of “people who’ve completed” ‘such-and-such’ in any game is a very reasonable and rightful thing to do. Do not take those numbers as absolute, or as any sort of measurable metric of any sort. I can all but guarantee they’re wrong. Take care all. -CMDR Valaryc (val-uh-rick) Q7”
13-May-3307 – Nova Imperium repulses the Federal Backed Attack.
13-May-3307 – Major Thargoid attack in the California, Coalsack and Pleiades. Ten systems under attack with Thargoid combat zones, bases on fire and rescue ships responding with anti Thargoid missions!
14-May-3307 – Federal Citizens Approve Government Scrutiny
17-May-3307 – Alliance Unrest as Mahon and Kaine Clash
What ways do you see Odyssey changing the activities that various user groups do?
Massive shout out and Congratulations to the guys behind “Operation Warbucks” who raised an astonishing £5706.85 This means that we will see @(SPVFA/SagEye) CmdrOrangePheonix in Odyssey sharing more of his amazing work in a whole new setting! Even more importantly, this also means they will be donating around £4000 to Health and Mind in Scotland. This is FAR BEYOND the organising teams wildest exceptions, and once again proves how awesome the Elite Dangerous Community is
The Flight Assist team are launching a week long charity event for Clic Sargent who assist Young people (and their families) with a special stream on Saturday 22nd over at https://twitch.tv/flightassist, and finishing in a 12 hour stream on Friday the 28th over at http://twitch.tv/psykit. There will be limited edition merch available for the event. Head to http://flightassistpodcast.com for more details.
Is actually Head of Online Services – which is cross game – but ED is his “home game”
Explain what the Server team does…
We should never notice they’re there
Try very hard not fail – Try very hard for it not to matter when it does fail
Server team has:
Bake out – OMG just watch the stream
Basically the team get a list of places to visit (via proc gen?) – then they beg borrow or steal PC power and physically visit the game (using their tools) and then manually place instances in appropriate places.
The Dark Wheel is ready to expand out from 9 PUPPIS, they want to get to >75% system influence and see what this next part of the LFT 509 testing yields!!
Cmdrs Orange Phoenix, Exorcist and Admiral Flaps have created the “Pilots Lounge” which is a Community Hub for want of a better term with the ethos that all Cmdrs are welcome and the hope to inspire community spirt, conversation and collaboration. You can visit it by going to https://discord.io/Pilots_Lounge
Also related to Orange Phoenix:
Cmdr Beetlejude and a bunch of streamers, including
Learned that Orange Pheonix, who has helped the community so much with his work in SPVFA and Sagittarius Eye, only has access to a 2nd hand ‘Gaming Laptop’ with a GTX 660 in it. Due to his real life situation he’s not in a position to replace it so that he can run Odyssey and, against his initial protests, have created Operation Warbucks to help him get a PC so that he can join us all in Odyssey. They feel that a man of his artistic talents would be sorely missed in Odyssey so we want to help him join us there. Our target is £1600 If we achieve this target – anything above will be donated to Health in Mind Scotland.
The stream will begin on Saturday 15th May @ 17:00 UTC and run for 24 hours with each streamer doing a 3-4 hour show. There will be giveaways and fun events on each stream so anyone can get involved!!
He is celebrating the release of Elite Dangerous Odyssey with a big Elite Dangerous Quiz – featuring guests Ascorbius, EidLeWeise, Wotherspoon, and Greytest. Covering everything from history, content, player-driven events, to ludicrous records.
Lavecon Tickets – 3rd and 4th of July. “The first batch of Gold/Platinum tickets have sold out. There is likely to be a second batch of Gold/Platinum as well as Gold camping coming once I have sorted all the volunteer places. There is a waiting list for these also. The Bronze/Silver tickets won’t sell out, so don’t panic buy these if you want a different ticket. Do get in contact via email with any questions or to go on the waiting list for Gold/Platinum.”
Star Citizen 3.13 PTU has finally dropped bringing in their version of Ship Launched Fighters, Ship to Station Docking for very large ships, an improved Reputation System, improved shields (including fixing the holes in some shields!) and new Planetary Tech, including Cave based Bounty Hunting… Oh and Trolleys…