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    [Livestreams] Questions and Answers Thread

    Hello, everyone!

    It sometimes happens that during a livestream, our hosts aren't able to get to every question asked. As such, this thread will be updated after each Thursday's livestream, aiming to retroactively answer as many questions as we can!

    Livestreams and Links
    07/09/2017 - PS4 CQC Livestream with Ed Lewis and Lloyd Morgan-Moore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEBEaD4Jm9M
    14/09/2017 - Thargoid Lore Run and 2.4 Release Date Livestream. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKOvDNhY40I
    21/09/2017 - Let's Play Community Goals with Lead Designer Steve Kirby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR-YStEK444
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    QUESTIONS FROM 07/09/2017 - PS4 CQC Livestream with Ed Lewis and Lloyd Morgan-Moore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEBEaD4Jm9M

    1. Lloyd says he talks to a lot of people in the company and uses spreadsheets. Can he provide some more insight into what producing in the Games Industry is about?

    Production deal with lots of different things on a day to day basis so it’s difficult to really sum up what the role involves. My average day can include (but is not limited to) planning future releases, catching up with members of the team and/or leads to see what state certain features or fixes are in, reviewing and assigning out bugs, ensuring departments have the right resources available to them, liaising with QA, completing the console build submission process, maintaining my areas of bug and task databases and often producing documents to cover any areas above that need to be recorded! There are many more things besides these though, and there’s always something new coming up that needs to be dealt with.

    2. Are there any further PS4 specific tweaks coming for Elite Dangerous?

    We are always working on making the game experience as good as possible for the players and the PS4 is certainly included in this. There will be small tweaks here and there with each new update. In 2.4 we’ve given you a bit more freedom with how you use head-look with the motion sensor, for example.

    3. How does the patching process on PS4 compare to PC?

    I don’t have much experience with patching on PC, sadly, so it’s difficult for me to compare the two.

    4. Do the performance improvements seen in the PC 2.4 beta apply to consoles? Faster galaxy map for example.

    We generally try and keep things like performance improvements the same across all platforms however with the differences in tech and network conditions it’s not always possible to guarantee this.

    5. Is there any chance of us getting PSVR?

    We have nothing to announce at this point.

    6. Will the “Founder or Elite” missions ever get added back into the game?

    Nothing to talk about on this right now.

    7. Are the devs looking into the Playstation Camera for Eye Tracking at all?

    PlayStation Camera eye tracking is not currently planned however it is something that I’m aware of and I know there are some requests for this feature.

    8. Which cupboard is Michael Brookes locked in?

    We still haven’t been able to find him… he seems happy though.
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    QUESTIONS FROM 21/09/2017 - Let's Play Community Goals with Lead Designer Steve Kirby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR-YStEK444

    Questions about Steve

    1. Steve, a question on being a Lead Designer. What do you design, the story, the environment?

    Hello, all! I'm the Lead Designer of content and scenarios. This means that I help plan out and create all the scenarios in the game, alongside other members of the team. Essentially, I help make the story work in the game! Things like Thargoid Structures, Megaships, Installations, if you can interact with it I've worked with it.

    2. What do you do as a Lead Designer on a typical day at FDEV?

    It really depends on the day. It could be looking at and developing new content, reviewing and balancing already implemented content, implementing new content. Really anything!

    3. What are you enjoying developing the most as part of 2.4 currently or for after 2.4?

    New scenarios for people to discover amidst some stuff that's being announced at FX for after 2.4... No spoilers!

    4. Where did you get your Cat shirt?

    Qwertee! It also glows in the dark.

    5. What's your
    favourite ship in Elite Dangerous?

    My favourite ship at the minute is the Asp Explorer, mine's called the "Wendy Two". Though, the Python is also great fun to fly.

    6. What's your
    favourite sounding ship(s) in Elite Dangerous?

    The Viper MK IV engine boost is wonderful, sounds just like a roaring lion!

    7. What CG will you be taking part in this week?

    Personally, I'll be taking part in the CG for Liz Ryder, but I highly recommend everyone work hard to complete both!

    8. What would you have named Ed’s new ship?

    Hmmm, either... Ed's Biscuit Barrel or the Obvious Target.

    Questions about Elite Dangerous

    1. Will there be a chance at peaceful Thargoid contact?

    All interactions between Thargoids and Humanity have the potential to be peaceful. What you do when faced with a Thargoid may very well determine its outcome, though of course, we can't know exactly what an alien will do.

    2. Will we be getting
    coloured HUDS for Consoles?

    At this point in time we have nothing to announce regarding HUD customisation and we do not expect this to be available in the foreseeable future. The HUD colour is tied into many other visual aspects of the game making it difficult to amend without issue.

    3. Are we going to get a new official full timeline for Elite Dangerous universe?

    It's something we're looking into! In terms of the future of the game, there'll be more information available at Frontier Expo next month.

    4. What future proofing do the PS4 save files have when Sony discontinues the PS4?

    We've heard nothing about the PS4 being discontinued any time soon, however we would happily look into options should this come to pass.

    5. What happens if CG fails?


    Currently this CG cannot fail as it has reached Tier One. Theoretically, if no-one were to contribute to the CG then the new tech would still be developed, however, it would only be available at specific Engineer bases and in small quantities. As higher tiers are reached, you can expect to find the new tech available in a growing number of locations in larger quantities!
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    No idea why this thread is so quiet but just wanted to say thanks for posting these answers! I know the community often leap in and create these threads themselves but it's brilliant to see an offiicial one and I really hope this trend continues in the future. I missed both the livestreams so a quick catch-up like this is really helpful.

    P.S. were these images taken from the Steve Kirby livestream (or are they player generated)? (I found them mentioned tangentially in another thread)







    If they were from the livestream, could you maybe summarise what was said about them?

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    Awesome, Paige, thanks!
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    Dang, no answer on how Thargoid weaponry effect other commanders! Seems they would be devastating to our conventional ships.
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    Originally Posted by Blight Born View Post (Source)
    Dang, no answer on how Thargoid weaponry effect other commanders! Seems they would be devastating to our conventional ships.
    Well if you try it, let us know! I guess they're experimental, so maybe we just don't know!
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    Originally Posted by Paige Harvey View Post (Source)
    Well if you try it, let us know! I guess they're experimental, so maybe we just don't know!
    I will make a guess that they will require incredible amounts of power, will disable your shields and won't work well on human ship hulls and shields.
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    Thank you for the summary
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    Originally Posted by Paige Harvey View Post (Source)
    Well if you try it, let us know! I guess they're experimental, so maybe we just don't know!
    My guess is that the effect will be a bit like what happened in District 9 when the black goo got sprayed into Van De Merwe's face. How cool would it be if you looked down at your avatar after being attacked with these weapons to see a big "prawn" claw where your arm used to be?






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    Did I miss the announcement for last night stream or was there just not one?
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    Originally Posted by StevieG View Post (Source)
    Did I miss the announcement for last night stream or was there just not one?


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    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    Thats a youtube link which I'm currently watching. Where is a the link to the forum thread announcing last nights stream?
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    Originally Posted by StevieG View Post (Source)
    Thats a youtube link which I'm currently watching. Where is a the link to the forum thread announcing last nights stream?
    Oh I see, sorry (I thought you meant "was there no livestream"). I actually missed it too but for future reference this thread is worth subscribing to ...

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...of-livestreams

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    I think this thread would better serve its purpose if it were locked such that only FDev employees could post to it.
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