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  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 8:00 AM · 177 replies and 10270 views.
    So, as reported by others, it's not as good as it was in 2.2 but it's a LOT better then 2.3. The fade from pepperoni slice to a star is pretty quick and pretty smooth now. If this is how it has to be then I can live with it. Is there any chance we could get a statement from FD on why this change was made tho? I assume some sort of trade off is going on here but personally I can't see what it is. The initial star texture has undeniably been downgraded from 2.2 so what are we getting in exchange? Is it the faster hyperspace transition? (can't say I would have noticed any difference without a stopwatch but I've seen others saying it's faster).
  • Erimus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 PM · 7371 replies and 620301 views.
    We suspect Drew pulls the strings on both sides ;) There are some major PvP oriented groups opposing Salome and her fellow fugitives (CODE just being one we heard rumors of taking an interest). These groups don't need any advice on how to go about their business from a bunch of explorers and roleplayers! I think the opposition will be formidable, both in numbers and organization. As for public discord servers, thats one thing we were hoping would have been set up from the players who dislike Salome and seem to be prevalent on this thread. There's still time for freelance opposition to organize something, like the allied collation did.
  • Erimus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM · 7371 replies and 620301 views.
    +1 All fair points, and noted :) I've collected quite a bit of info together and put together a thread in the community events forum (will add more info when I get chance to). Premonition End Game Event That thread would also be a good place for participants to post their event day experiences on, in the aftermath, good or bad.
  • Erimus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    The Premonition End Game Event - 29th April 3303. "To all Elite Dangerous CMDRs. I am nearing the end of putting together the next official Elite Dangerous novel, Premonition. My original book, Reclamation, was written long before the game was available, and the story was set by the limits of my own imagination. This time it’s different. This book isn’t aiming just to be a compelling story, nor is it just a chronicle of what happened after events in-game. It has been and is still being written ‘live’ as the story develops and continues to be steered by player actions. Many of you will have been present in notable events, influencing them one way or another, sometimes drastically, sometimes subtly. Whilst the story of Elite Dangerous itself will continue, a book must have a beginning and an end. That end is approaching and it’s only fitting that the finalé is determined by the players themselves.
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  • Erimus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:13 PM · 7371 replies and 620301 views.
    On point 1, I agree. It could be over pretty quickly, but Drew wants a specific system to begin at, so that's what we go with (we'll all blame him if becomes a shooting-fish-in-a-barrel event) :D On point 2, they've been awfully quite. Its disconcerting. I know they're plotting, and watching somewhere from the shadows! Haha, yeah Alessia assassinating Salome? - what a twist that would be!
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    Yesterday, 8:56 PM · 7371 replies and 620301 views.
    I'll try and answer some of your questions about what the event is about. I assume you're talking about the actual specifics, and not the background of the protagonists, Salome and Raan Corsen, and why they're being hunted? As that information has been documented on Galnet and forum threads for the past few months. Tsu Singh is a new character to everyone, one that we'll probably have to read about in the book as we know little about her, and Yuri has been added as to give the XBoX platform a chance to take part. The original event that Drew wanted was a chase from A to B, across the frontier worlds and into the bubble. I was one of the organizers asked to see if this was feasible and interesting enough given the game limitations and instancing mechanics. Imho it wasn't, at least not in such a simplistic manner. One of three things would occur with that scenario, 1.. all the protagonist would die in the first 5 minutes - not much of event there then, or 2.. all of the protagonists would leave...
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:38 PM · 1856 replies and 145598 views.
    I agree ... or maybe one of the other two. Definitely best trilogy ever (sorry Mr Lucas).
  • Raiko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:06 PM · 1856 replies and 145598 views.
    Perhaps the first post could be modified (sorry Drakhyr) to include a "History of the A* Challenge, in the same way that Erimus' mapping thread includes a history of exploration. Then the great runs of the past can be enshrined forever, without limiting future runners. For what it's worth I wish that the game had always had neutron boosts and properly aligned next stars. Us old timers will always remember Alot's sub 8 hour Conda run and Rusti's sub 9 hour Asp run for the great achievements that they are, and Allitnil's ground breaking neutron run. But as with a real life sport, times change - the four minute mile?
  • superflyguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 7:55 PM · 45 replies and 1764 views.
    it's easy and relaxing, fine, if that's your thing. just not very fast! watch the video posted by furrycat & AkenB and try the method i posted. with a little practice you'll be cutting your Supercruise approach time in half!
  • superflyguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 7:28 PM · 1727 replies and 102035 views.
    superflyguy replied to a thread [EVENT] Buckyball Racing Club in Dangerous Groups
    @Bruski bring your T9!
  • Raiko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 7:21 PM · 1727 replies and 102035 views.
    Raiko replied to a thread [EVENT] Buckyball Racing Club in Dangerous Groups
    It doesn't need an event slot, but the Black Riband Rebootlegged is almost ready to launch. The Nomad currently has the required rares in the hold while I check out the chosen black markets to make sure all the commodities are illegal in at least one of them. And I need a new banner. :) I'll ensure that it doesn't directly clash with a calendar event when it relaunches.
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:34 PM · 1856 replies and 145598 views.
    Is this still up to date and useful? https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/308674-Neutron-Highway-long-range-route-planner If not I may need to update my "Best of forum" thread.
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    Yesterday, 6:26 PM · 820 replies and 68679 views.
    Alec Turner replied to a thread Update 2.3.01 in Patch Notes
    Ongoing bug report over here is possibly as good a place as any. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/342097-Star-textures-takes-longer-to-load-on-jumping-to-system
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    Yesterday, 6:21 PM · 4209 replies and 346808 views.
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Elite: Dangerous commander! I've attempted to gather some of the best the forum has to offer over here ... https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/321074-Alec-s-best-of-the-forum-(and-elsewhere)-thread
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    Yesterday, 5:30 PM · 177 replies and 10270 views.
    Haven't seen it yet but I agree - if we really can't get back to the instantly beautiful stars that used to greet us on exit from hyperspace in 2.2 then could we get some sort of heat shimmer effect (the same one used for things like engine flame heat) to obscure the initial low-res view?
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    Yesterday, 4:44 PM · 346 replies and 15584 views.
    Well this is good news ...
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    Yesterday, 4:43 PM · 197 replies and 14505 views.
    Well this is good news ...
  • superflyguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:41 PM · 269 replies and 7192 views.
    First up thanks to EZ for a great race and a few credits to boot! Pity i didn't get chance to try in anything other than T9. Congrats to everyone for having a whole truck load of fun, loved the videos and the post race analysis. I've had the same lingering thought for a while now, but have never had the 'right' engineered modules. Maybe now is the time. The pad alloaction chart is pinned up next to my monitor. :)
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:39 PM · 6294 replies and 530753 views.
    I was there this morning ... it's incredibly atmospheric in VR, especially the voice logs.
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    Yesterday, 4:20 PM · 177 replies and 10270 views.
    Seconded.
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    Yesterday, 4:20 PM · 1727 replies and 102035 views.
    Alec Turner replied to a thread [EVENT] Buckyball Racing Club in Dangerous Groups
    Incorporate the camera suite! Racers have to fly to the end of a doom hammer and get a photograph that has the ship in the foreground, then the end of the doom hammer, then the rest of the station. Only the end of the doom hammer should be in focus for the screenshot to qualify! :p
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:12 PM · 269 replies and 7192 views.
    I have it printed out, laminated and safely stored away on the shelf above my computer - where it does me no good whatsoever. One of the other problems I have is finding the number of the pad I've been given on the diagram in time to make a decision, cancel, re-apply and re-check without flying straight past (or into) the station. I had hoped that over time I would develop an innate sense of where all the pads were. Thus far this hasn't happened. :( I've also been meaning to try out EDDI. I believe that it's possible to get it configured so that when you get assigned your pad number it will then say the pad's position out loud (i.e. "landing pad 38 is on the right, at the back of the station"). I have to say that would be absolutely awesome.
  • superflyguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:32 PM · 45 replies and 1764 views.
    I'm pretty sure the fastest way to approach a station is: full throttle until 5 seconds 0 throttle @ 5 seconds pass close to planetary body, using it's gravitational pull as a brake perform 'loop of shame' realign with station drop out a more detailed variation, and other tips on how to fly fast, courtesy of CMDR cookiehole can be found here
  • CommanderRyder's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:01 PM · 820 replies and 68679 views.
    CommanderRyder replied to a thread Update 2.3.01 in Patch Notes
    Thats nice Brett. But did you vote for me? :) And thank you for all the hard work mate, its FANTASTIC!
  • drkaii's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:55 PM · 596 replies and 64262 views.
    Last time I had an antivirus installed was about 4 years ago. Windows Defender is good enough - never had a virus
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Fuel Rat: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/150703-Out-of-Fuel-Explorer-Rescue-Service-The-Fuel-Rats
Buckyballer: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/193467-Buckyball-Racing-Club
General forum busy body: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/321074-Alec-s-best-of-the-forum-(and-elsewhere)-thread
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