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  • _Flin_'s Avatar
    09/08/2018, 2:06 PM · 323 replies and 10699 views.
    For half a year now, leading BGS player groups* have brainstormed, discussed, disputed and agreed on a way to have the BGS players voice be added to the development process. This document has already been made available to Frontier Development. This is a joint effort and where we disagreed we have made it clear to state both sides of the view. I will quote the executive summary and have a link ready to the full document at the bottom. Things we want to see in ED : Pledging to factions Colonization Diplomacy system for squadrons
  • dc83's Avatar
    07/08/2018, 4:09 AM · 286 replies and 10884 views.
    Ok, folks, confession time: I found the problem. (sigh) I use a Thrustmaster T16000M. The fingerstick on the throttle had a click... and I had no clue it did. Score for not reading the manual. That click is treated as a middle-mouse-button click, thus putting me into headlook... and when I was interdicted I was tense, and squeezed the darn thing harder than I usually do. Click. Suddenly my lateral thruster controls were working my headlook, and I looked where I was trying to dodge. So, you were all right. There was something I didn't know about my HOTAS, and it bit me in the backside. But not as hard as my own hubris, when I opened this thread. I'll leave this here for half an hour or so so that you can all give me an appropriately hard time. I might even read some of it. Then I'll ask the mods to close it down. Have fun.
  • m0rl0ck's Avatar
    07/08/2018, 11:34 PM · 257 replies and 5321 views.
    Cant face the god damned engineers stupidity all over again, screw it. Time to take a, hopefully long, break. If x4 isnt out in a few months i may be back, but right now doing tax returns on an abacus sounds like more fun than ED. I just cant believe FD had such a great game and then all over it with the god damned engineers.
  • shustas's Avatar
    11/08/2018, 10:51 PM · 207 replies and 6374 views.
    Jesus, I login, get my anaconda size 4 prismatics reinforced hi cap shields, route to robigo, see 14 loading screens, arrive, setup for pass missions, because thats the only thing pays good... out of breath... not that I need credits but whatever and... I log off. I go play DE free game, spend about 10£ play for the rest of the day. Because that game is fun. Thanks for reading. I just cant bring myself to do... this game. Thanks. Bye
  • Metal Angel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:04 AM · 187 replies and 3742 views.
    I got interdicted today on Xbox in Sol by an Elite CMDR. This was my first experience getting interdicted by a real human and I kind of panicked a little. He probably wasnít even a griefer, after all, I am pledged to AD and Iím in Sol. I didnít catch what he was in as I was too busy panicking, but by the blip movements on my radar it seemed like it was probably fast. What I did notice right away is that he had target lock breaker, which meant my turrets were not going to work at all. I had recently downgraded my Anacondaís defenses for more cargo space as I am grinding ranks for a Corvette, so I wasnít even that well fitted for PVE, much less PVP. On top of target lock breaker, something was causing my thrusters to malfunction. Not sure which special effect this is, but my shields were still up so it was working through my shields. He wasnít taking my shields down fast, but with malfunctioning thrusters and no target lock against a faster ship, I could quickly see that I was a rock, and he was paper. It...
  • amadeus1171's Avatar
    10/08/2018, 2:22 AM · 167 replies and 2819 views.
    It's not the sand. The sand is just the building blocks. It's the toys, and friends to play with. Frontier built the building blocks but forgot the toys. Sure, you can argue that they did add some toys. But a broken shovel and a leaking bucket is no fun in a sandbox. Especially the friends you're supposed to play with kick sand in your face, destroy your creations (whatever you can create with a broken shovel and a leaking bucket), then finally kick you out of the sandbox to take it for their own. So, what do you think? Did Frontier forget the toys?
  • Gabbatek's Avatar
    10/08/2018, 9:16 AM · 151 replies and 3567 views.
    Welcome one and all, today we join together for our mutual hate of this tedious and life wasting grind. Tell us your harrowing tales of how much of your precious life you wasted flying around looking for that mysterious high grade only to be spammed with degraded and distress signals. I wonder who thought up the idea 'hey let's make it so the player flies around deep space for hours it will be amazing'
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    09/08/2018, 10:12 PM · 135 replies and 3643 views.
    OK folks, I'm waiting for the overnight sleeper train to Edinburgh, I'm insanely drunk, I'm bored, I've played for over 3yrs and there's nothing I don't know about Elite Damgerous (apart from the stuff I don't know abkut Elote Dangeeous) ... ask me utterly anything you fancy and I will answer in the next hour
  • Lightspeed's Avatar
    07/08/2018, 2:34 PM · 118 replies and 3229 views.
    Whatever may have happened to the Commander with a Headlock Hack, I don't know, but this opens up a whole load of opportunities for Engineers to introduce improved game play with Experimental Effects: Head Lock Weapon - locks the opponent's cockpit view into a head-down submissive mode when the weapons are fired. We can think of others : Expletive Emissions Cannon - fire this at your opponent and any joystick movement automatically issues expletives over the comms link. Commodities Cannon - causes your opponent to receive dramatically reduced prices for commodities at the next base.
  • Noctover's Avatar
    10/08/2018, 1:14 AM · 108 replies and 2505 views.
    What the actual.... Literally just come back from a 6 month break in the game and i've spent the best part of 3 hours trying to figure out what Frontier were smoking when they created THIS C&P system clear my bounty. So, i did a mission, a perfectly legal "our equipment is damage please scan this post on a lifeless rock in the middle of nowhere quest". Lets gloss over the fact i received a bounty for doing a job for someone in the first place. I got a bounty for doing the scan, figured id clear it but hey, no large landing pads in the system so went back to hand the mission in, figured id do it later like usual, BOY WAS I WRONG! So at this point; i have a bounty, which is apparently attached to my ship not me, i cannot land in the system because well, no large pads, and every system with an IF i have been too has; you guessed it! NO LARGE PADS!
  • Kietrax's Avatar
    09/08/2018, 12:28 AM · 91 replies and 4311 views.
    Summary System: Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 Station: Donar's Oak (Ocellus Starport, large pads available, 1,257 Ls from main star, 357.20 Ly from Sol) Objective: Deliver Occupied Escape Pods and Damaged Escape Pods Time limit: 16th August 3304 @ 15:00 UTC Description After sustained Thargoid attacks on civilian targets in the Pleiades Nebula, system authorities have launched a rescue operation to locate and recover survivors.
  • Johnny Cyclops's Avatar
    11/08/2018, 7:21 AM · 86 replies and 3195 views.
    I was just interdicted by another CMDR, first time in a long time, and effectively 'inst-deathed' and I simply don't know how or why. I was in a Python, the other CMDR in an Alliance Chieftain. I did what I usually do (mostly with NPCs) and surrendered to the interdiction, figuring I'd boost-boost-boost-high-wake. First I try to boost and get a message like "Engines capped at reduced thrust". That's weird. How, inside of two seconds of interdiction are my engines damaged? I've got fast cool down on the FSD, so as soon as it's available I turn it on for SC (as I have no other system locked), and the FSD is 2/3rds through charging and I get an "FSD offline" meesage. Total time now around eight-nine seconds. Ok, now I think I have to fight, so open hardpoints and start to come around, and get a "weapons malfunction" - not just one, but all five - beam lasers and multi-cannon.
  • rootsrat's Avatar
    08/08/2018, 12:16 PM · 84 replies and 1547 views.
    When it comes to Engineers, I think that FDEV missed the mark with the actual implementation vs lore. They missed the mark quite a bit in fact. Engineers were supposed to be these "mysterious strangers" living on their own in hidden bases, where only few have access to and they were supposed to exchange their services for "favours". The way it's implemented is... well, everybody knows where they are and all you need to do to get their attention is to bring them bazzilion tonnes of Kamitra Cigars or some other stuff like that. There is nothing "mysterious" about them, there are no "favours" to do (apart from a one-off initial request) and they are not particularly "hidden" from the public, not to mention the fact that some time ago they officially joined the galaxy-wide "discount" initiative... Now - let's talk about "personal narrative". FDEV called that the gathering of materials for gadgets from Tech Brokers. The only "personal" part here is that the player can choose which gadget they want to...
  • anumist's Avatar
    09/08/2018, 10:02 PM · 67 replies and 2217 views.
    for those who know, mister braben used to make progress diaries of elite dangerous in videos where he talked about the game in progress... i kinda miss those, that would be cool if sir braben could do progress videos again, where he would talk of future of ED , what to come , what to expect, etc what do you think ?
  • M00ka's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:37 AM · 89 replies and 1409 views.
    Space Legs, ah the two dreaded words of the forum. Well we haven't had a good SL post for a few days so I decided to 'guess' what I think FD will eventually delivery, at least in the first iteration. So here goes :D Your ship: Finally, all those complaining of deep vein thrombosis can finally stand and even do a highland jig around their cockpit. Not that there will be a lot to do, but I am sure the forums will be full of wonderful selfies of Commanders standing next to everything. Apart from that, I would expect a Commander's room, with a bed, toilet/shower (hey got to be realistic here). Additionally I would like to see a display cabinet (more on that later), and a wardrobe with your uniforms for Federation and Empire showing your rank. But that is about it for furniture. Next you would see the exit door, this would have to be a standard double door airlock to make sense. About the only other thing I might see is a hatch to enter the SRV bay, naturally can only be operated if you have one...
  • Steve O B Have's Avatar
    09/08/2018, 5:45 AM · 72 replies and 1815 views.
    For me personally I've drifted away from ED and there's really one core reason for that. A sense of ownership. The whole idea of a inch deep, a million miles wide has been espoused for years, really ever since ED was released. Frankly it didn't bother me, I was getting the game I always wanted. More, I got a massive amount more than what I wanted. I was after FE2 but pretty. Man did Frontier deliver... OVER deliver. It's stunning visually and aurally. It has a whole raft of things that I never expected and from the original scope of my imagination they blew that out of the water. Unfortunately when you over deliver you start to feed the imagination and lets be honest, at the age of 40 I'm no longer that teenager playing on my old 386 doing the same milk run repeatedly and engaging in protracted jousting sessions all whilst listening to whichever CD happened to be in the stereo at the time (usually something like Leftfield or Soundgarden or something inbetween). I don't have that innate ability to fill...
  • zeke312's Avatar
    07/08/2018, 6:30 PM · 61 replies and 1776 views.
    So I know what Sandro said, but this weekend was really weird. I signed up to a anti-thargoid group's discord, received my marching orders to defend CW Ursae Majoris, committed and headed over there on Thursday evening. I expected many commanders, interaction, impromptu wings...etc. What I got was crickets. I spent all weekend there killing bugs and saw a grand total of 10 commanders... most of which would not even return an o7. I see folks sometimes outside Jameson, or at CG's... but thats about it. When I asked about it in this groups discord the response was that everyone was in solo. Nice MMO. I guess I thought there would be a least some co op play to be had, but everyone seems to be hiding. I left and headed back to Merope to hunt bugs, to bad really.
  • CMDR Kyle Donovan's Avatar
    09/08/2018, 7:23 AM · 62 replies and 1936 views.
    Three major points: 1: Risk vs Reward. Example: Cargo missions pay significantly higher. "Hey, want to make 8 million credits? Haul 120 tons of platinum 14 light years and 1500 light seconds. Oh, you have a wing? How about thirty million credits for this 'mining' mission where you can just buy in bulk." "Want to make 2 million credits? Go kill this pirate. He might send buddies after you. Oh, you have a wing? It used to be three and a half mil but you won't mind. Go kill three, four, or five engineered ships." How is it that the more risky venture pays so much less? 2: Why did Darnielle's Progress get nerfed? I've heard tell that it was because FDev thought it was too easy for big groups to fix bombed stations. Well... it's still just as easy to get UAs, and small groups just get to take it up the thermal exhaust port. Stopping UA bombers is like trying to catch soup with a pitchfork. So the obvious solution was ... take away the tools to fix the damage you can't stop in the first...
  • Aaron T's Avatar
    07/08/2018, 3:31 AM · 63 replies and 2011 views.
    Since my Avatar prefers to sit in his ship here he is in the Cutter. How do you insert an image? I try but nothing happens. Thank you.
  • Phisto Sobanii's Avatar
    11/08/2018, 4:59 PM · 86 replies and 1144 views.
    Since that infamous attack on Mobius and my own experience since joining Loren's Legion I've been thinking a lot about competition in Elite and how it relates to the Modes. Of course, I'm known now as an 'Opener' and have attempted to promote playing in that mode as much as possible. Probably said some things I wouldn't now, but hey, that's the price of evolving your position ain't it? So here's the thing. The game is what the game is. It's Frontier's baby and they're gonna do what they see fit. We can say what we like of course and things will go from there. I get that. All good. When it comes to me as a player though I just can't get all that worked up about what Mode people choose to play in. You do you, pick what's appropriate to the experience you want, and have some fun. That said. Do I think Open provides the superior Elite experience and the chance to tell stories you just can't in Solo and Private Group? Yes.
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