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Thread: Multicrew without telepresence - Sign the Petition!

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    Multicrew without telepresence - Sign the Petition!

    I was asked by a fellow redditor to create a petition, so I did.

    Make your voice heard!

    https://www.change.org/p/frontier-de...t-telepresence

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    We understand that the idea behind the current mechanic is to make Multicrew convenient and we understand the merits of that.

    But what it does is destroy the idea of the player being a person in the game world, of actually BEING there when the mechanics and lore tell us that we are merely remote controlling someone's turrets.
    On the balance, I have a hard time seeing this as other than a very pragmatic tradeoff. The "merits" you mention aren't at all minor!

    Personally I would have preferred if the explanation for being able to multicrew with anyone anywhere was left vague / unexplained rather than thinly papered over, so it was easier to pretend you were actually there if you wanted. But I wouldn't want to sacrifice the ability to instantly get in (and out) of multicrew.
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    The in-game explanation for this is "telepresence".
    We feel like this is a cop-out, ruins immersion and creates problems with existing mechanics that are similar and yet, for good reason, location dependent (Wings, SRV travel). Those lose their ingame plausability if Multicrew stays the way it is now.


    No. its not a damm cop-out. Its lore.

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    Originally Posted by CookieJarviz View Post (Source)
    The in-game explanation for this is "telepresence".
    We feel like this is a cop-out, ruins immersion and creates problems with existing mechanics that are similar and yet, for good reason, location dependent (Wings, SRV travel). Those lose their ingame plausability if Multicrew stays the way it is now.


    No. its not a damm cop-out. Its lore.
    Then why can't we remote control SRVs or our other ships? The lore explanation for that is "because that'd be a bit rubbish"...

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    So we are back to the ship shipping argument...
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    LoL

    Sure you will never get my vote ^^

    Good luck with your petition

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    Yes, we are, and all I want is the same vote we had back then.

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    Originally Posted by vulkman View Post (Source)
    Yes, we are, and all I want is the same vote we had back then.
    Nice. I wanted faster ship shipping back then...so my vote won't change on this either....anything to get together with my friends without stupid wait times that keep me from playing.
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    Yeah, sure.

    Let's make a barely playable and almost useless feature even more unplayable and useless.
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    Originally Posted by sedilbur View Post (Source)
    LoL

    Sure you will never get my vote ^^

    Good luck with your petition
    Fair enough, as long as everyone gets a vote!

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    Originally Posted by Roybe View Post (Source)
    Nice. I wanted faster ship shipping back then...so my vote won't change on this either....anything to get together with my friends without stupid wait times that keep me from playing.
    This. And down with the lore-folks who cant accept FD creates the lore,, not them.

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    Originally Posted by sleutelbos View Post (Source)
    This. And down with the lore-folks who cant accept FD creates the lore,, not them.
    This is clearly a case of lore being created to justify an immersion breaking mechanic, not lore being created to flesh out the game world. If we get rid of the immersion breaking mechanic there is no need for the contrived lore.

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    If you don't want to use this feature then just don't.

    Multicrew could be fun feature, and telepresence is convenient.
    I don't want to make long preparations to be able to fly for a while with a friend.

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    Using change.org for Elite polls is a bit like pan handling in front of a homeless shelter to get money for a VR headset.

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    Originally Posted by Ziljan View Post (Source)
    Using change.org for Elite polls is a bit like pan handling in front of a homeless shelter to get money for a VR headset.
    I get that and I was looking for any mission statement on change.org but didn't find one. What I did find was three other ED related petitions, so I thought "homeless shelter it is then".

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