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Thread: Colorful planets shown from Part 2 of the Beyond Livestream

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    Colorful planets shown from Part 2 of the Beyond Livestream

    Frontier spent three minutes talking about the new planet surfaces in tonight's livestream, so there wasn't much about them. They didn't even go down to a surface at all, only views from space. In case anyone is interested though here are pics of the five planets shown in those three minutes. For anything more we'll have to wait until explorers start exploring the beta next Thursday:










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    Bye bye Beige Plague. You won't be missed.

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    Thanks for screenshoting these, was about to do this myself.

    I do think it's a shame that Ed elected to showcase the combat abilities of the Chieftan in favour of landing it on a gorgeous looking planet. They still seem to think that the primary focus should be pew pew rather than exploration. Probably never going to get them out of this mindset now. Oh well ... the new planets looks AWESOME tho!

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    You forgot to add this, I like it because it reminds me of our Moon!


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    Originally Posted by Speccy View Post (Source)
    Bye bye Beige Plague. You won't be missed.
    Its not that bad actually..

    At DECE, i have found a lots of planets which are far from beige. They have nice turquoise canyons, red canyons, green craters, etc.
    But yes, most of them are a bit dull looking..

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    Originally Posted by Mengy View Post (Source)
    Frontier spent three minutes talking about the new planet surfaces in tonight's livestream, so there wasn't much about them. They didn't even go down to a surface at all, only views from space. In case anyone is interested though here are pics of the five planets shown in those three minutes. For anything more we'll have to wait until explorers start exploring the beta next Thursday:

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...63/unknown.png

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...69/unknown.png

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...26/unknown.png

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...30/unknown.png

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...58/unknown.png
    Thanks for grabbing those images and getting this thread up Mengy, I was waiting for it to appear

    Yes, FDev still don't seem to be prioritising exploration, but the new planetary changes DO look very good, especially considering they are (hopefully) just a first pass. Still, I won't let that get me down because I'm too excited for this update to drop and it seems to be the best one since ... 2.0?

    Originally Posted by optimal_909 View Post (Source)
    You forgot to add this, I like it because it reminds me of our Moon!

    https://i.imgur.com/u1moZ57.jpg
    Yes! My first thought when I saw it as well. I wonder when they intend to make our moon landable, could it be in the Q4 update or still a while away?

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    Thank you for sharing these they are nice ! I can't wait to go out there and visit the new look of the planets...

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    I'm bummed that they didn't go to the surface. It makes me wonder if maybe the effect of the update is much less pronounced up close.

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    Originally Posted by Toumal View Post (Source)
    I'm bummed that they didn't go to the surface. It makes me wonder if maybe the effect of the update is much less pronounced up close.
    Hopefully not. Looks like we may get to see before the Beta starts, though

    Originally Posted by Edward Lewis View Post (Source)
    We hear ya. We’ll squeeze in a planetary landing on Tuesday

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    From the official recap:
    "We have overhauled the surface material system for the rocky, high metal content and metal rich planets. We have pushed the system to get a lot more out of it, but this is just the first step towards further major planetary system improvements. The contrast and variation across and between bodies is much improved.

    We also hope that these planetary visual improvements (with more surface level improvements coming later in the year) will also bring a new vibrancy to the Elite Dangerous galaxy, encouraging wanderlust explorers to discover far systems and planets.

    The colouration of the surfaces now more clearly telegraphs the chemical makeup and volcanic activity of the worlds. In addition, binary rocky/metallic planets more accurately simulate having similar colourations from shared formation materials where appropriate.

    We have a range of colourations for:

    Rocky High Metal Metal Rich
    No Volcanism No Volcanism No Volcanism
    Low Volcanism Low Volcanism Low Volcanism
    Mid to High Volcanism Mid to High Volcanism Mid to High Volcanism

    "

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    Nice. Maybe they can reduce the amount of those pesky little rocks. Would make planetary exploration far more enjoyable without sacrificing realism! Or hopefully cluster them together with more open space in between...

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    Very nice. I like this.

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    Originally Posted by Toumal View Post (Source)
    I'm bummed that they didn't go to the surface. It makes me wonder if maybe the effect of the update is much less pronounced up close.
    Iím sure itís less pronounced up close but itís still going to look fantastic. There is going to be so much more visual variety on the surfaces due to the color combinations. The vistas at the color transitions particularly should be breath taking.

    Next Thursday canít come soon enough, Iíve been waiting over half a year to see these new planets up close. I really wish Frontier would consider the explorers more often when they present things like this though. Itís not so much the content itself as weíll be able to do it ourselves in the beta next week, itís more the cold shoulder treatment that we so often get that bothers me.

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    I'm probably gonna actually scan and observe all those pesky moons now!

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