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    Content Recap - Beyond Chapter One Livestream (23.01.2018) - Part 3 Recap

    Hi commanders,

    If you missed tonight's content reveal livestream or just wanted a recap of all the content discussed, read the notes below from Sandro Sammarco, Lead Designer, and Steve Kirby, Principal Designer:

    Please note this is part three of three livestreams, for more details click here.

    If you missed part one, check it out here.
    If you missed part two, check it out here.


    Engineering Improvements

    Engineering is gaining a significant update in Beyond Chapter One, focused on a single principle: the process should always result in a sense of progressive improvement.

    In this updated system, you progress a module’s capabilities through a series of modification grades, with every upgrade you craft working towards an improvement. Any penalties are static and visible upfront.

    Experimental effects are no longer randomly applied but can be purchased by spending materials, putting the choice fully in your hands.

    Together with remote engineering from any Starport that has outfitting, a new material trader contact, (100) per-material storage facilities and additional target information for materials, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your favourite ship!


    Materials Trader

    Added a new contact called a Materials Trader to give players the ability to hand in materials in exchange for others at set exchange rates based on grade and material type.

    This will allow players to trade for rarer items or items obtained by gameplay they do not want to take part in (E.G. killing trade ships) as well as converting stockpiles of unwanted materials to ones that the player needs.

    This is not intended to replace material gathering completely, but be a useful tool to help shorten the gameplay loops around gathering materials, making engineering and unlocking items at the tech broker more accessible.

    • Allow players to trader one material of another in a single trade.
    • Only one trade at a time can be completed.
    • Material traders operate on a true barter system. There are no credits involved.
    • Traders are split into types – Raw, Manufactured and Encoded.
    • Each trader type only trades in their type of materials and can be found in different economy types. Locations material traders can be found are:
    - Raw Materials Trader - Found at extraction and refinery economies, only trades in raw material found on planet surfaces and planetary rings.
    - Manufactured Materials Trader - Found at industrial economies, only trades in manufactured materials.
    - Encoded Materials Trader - Found at High Tech and Military economies, only trades in encoded materials.
    - Systems also need to be mid to high security systems and have populations between 1,000,000 and 22,000,000.
    • Materials Trades will not show up in lawless and anarchy systems.
    • Materials Traders will not show up at stations that are currently controlled by a criminal faction.
    • Materials Traders will be unavailable when a station is damaged, under repair or put on lockdown.
    • Horizons is required to use Material traders.
    • Material traders can be found using the new By Service map view configuration option. This has a 40ly range and only shows traders that you have discovered.
    • Material traders will also be shown on the system map in the station services list.
    • Material traders will appear in the Human Bubble, Colonia and Pleiades regions at economies types listed above.


    Galnet Audio

    At the simple click of a button, you’ll now be able to listen to GalNet audio whilst flying your ship.

    All you have to do is select the play button at the bottom of the right-hand system panel in your cockpit to play through the headline news stories.
    If you’re looking for a specific story, or you want to curate your own playlist of handpicked news, you can do so by opening up GalNet news from the same panel and select the stories individually.

    GalNet news will fade in and out depending on the situation, and stop altogether in some key situations. In some cases, such as counting down to hyperspace jumps, the news will pause and then resume once the countdown is complete. The story, or playlist, will continue from where you left off.


    COVAS Customisation

    Changing your COVAS (Cockpit Voice Assistant) is a new addition to Elite Dangerous and the first of these will be Victor, ready at the launch of Chapter One of Beyond. Commanders will be able to change their COVAS at the Starport Services livery customisation section.

    It'll be possible to also change the COVAS for your SRV too, you'll need to head over to the SRV customisation bay to change your preference.

    And... if you miss Verity, you'll be able to change the COVAS back.

    Frontier is working in partnership with HCS to bring you new COVAS packs in the future. These voices are intended to bring a new flavour to commanders out in the black, however, it's important to note at the current time we do not intend to introduce celebrity voice packs.

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    Thanks to everyone for their questions during the stream, we'll try to respond to them very soon!

  3. #3
    Thanks for the landing!

  4. #4
    Hello,When GalNet Audio in Spanish?Regards

  5. #5
    I had a question on the stream, will there be a way to tell if your current G5 modules will be best left as is or moved to the new system easily or at a glance?

    The changes all look great, loving Galnet audio. Looks like the Material trader UI needs some work though. Keep up the good work.

  6. #6
    Excellent stream.

    Is the Galnet Audio available in all language (we saw english, german and russian). Spanich, french, italian too?

  7. #7
    Hello
    Q1: i have Shield generator with 2 secondary effect : optimall mass (+10.2%) and shield strenght(+8.2%) + broken regen rate (+10.5%)
    Its possible to make same with new engineers and what happening with my shield if i will "Grandfathering" it?
    Here is pic of shield:



    Q2: Shield generator and shield boosters stacking , any changes?
    Q3: experemental effect depends on grade level?

    Thanks for answers..

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    Originally Posted by Will Flanagan View Post (Source)

    Materials Trader

    Added a new contact called a Materials Trader to give players the ability to hand in materials in exchange for others at set exchange rates based on grade and material type.

    This will allow players to trade for rarer items or items obtained by gameplay they do not want to take part in (E.G. killing trade ships) as well as converting stockpiles of unwanted materials to ones that the player needs.

    This is not intended to replace material gathering completely, but be a useful tool to help shorten the gameplay loops around gathering materials, making engineering and unlocking items at the tech broker more accessible.

    • Allow players to trader one material of another in a single trade.
    • Only one trade at a time can be completed.
    • Material traders operate on a true barter system. There are no credits involved.
    • Traders are split into types Raw, Manufactured and Encoded.
    • Each trader type only trades in their type of materials and can be found in different economy types. Locations material traders can be found are:

    - Raw Materials Trader - Found at extraction and refinery economies, only trades in raw material found on planet surfaces and planetary rings.
    - Manufactured Materials Trader - Found at industrial economies, only trades in manufactured materials.
    - Encoded Materials Trader - Found at High Tech and Military economies, only trades in encoded materials.
    - Systems also need to be mid to high security systems and have populations between 1,000,000 and 22,000,000.

    • Materials Trades will not show up in lawless and anarchy systems.
    • Materials Traders will not show up at stations that are currently controlled by a criminal faction.
    • Materials Traders will be unavailable when a station is damaged, under repair or put on lockdown.
    • Horizons is required to use Material traders.
    • Material traders can be found using the new By Service map view configuration option. This has a 40ly range and only shows traders that you have discovered.
    • Material traders will also be shown on the system map in the station services list.
    • Material traders will appear in the Human Bubble, Colonia and Pleiades regions at economies types listed above.



    Thanks FD. I've been lobbying for this (or something entirely similar) for more than a year. Great addition to the trading mechanic(s).

    Certainly seems to me like FD listen based on that evidence...

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    Originally Posted by Will Flanagan View Post (Source)
    • Each trader type only trades in their type of materials and can be found in different economy types. Locations material traders can be found are:

    - Raw Materials Trader - Found at extraction and refinery economies, only trades in raw material found on planet surfaces and planetary rings.
    - Manufactured Materials Trader - Found at industrial economies, only trades in manufactured materials.
    - Encoded Materials Trader - Found at High Tech and Military economies, only trades in encoded materials.
    - Systems also need to be mid to high security systems and have populations between 1,000,000 and 22,000,000.
    22 million? Why only that, and not higher?

    Cause if I am reading this right, my PMF would have all 3 next to each other if it was a bit higher than 22.2 million...

  10. #10
    Originally Posted by Will Flanagan View Post (Source)
    Hi commanders,

    If you missed tonight's content reveal livestream or just wanted a recap of all the content discussed, read the notes below from Sandro Sammarco, Lead Designer, and Steve Kirby, Principal Designer:

    Please note this is part three of three livestreams, for more details click here.

    If you missed part one, check it out here.
    If you missed part two, check it out here.


    Engineering Improvements

    Engineering is gaining a significant update in Beyond Chapter One, focused on a single principle: the process should always result in a sense of progressive improvement.

    In this updated system, you progress a module’s capabilities through a series of modification grades, with every upgrade you craft working towards an improvement. Any penalties are static and visible upfront.

    Experimental effects are no longer randomly applied but can be purchased by spending materials, putting the choice fully in your hands.

    Together with remote engineering from any Starport that has outfitting, a new material trader contact, (100) per-material storage facilities and additional target information for materials, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your favourite ship!


    Materials Trader

    Added a new contact called a Materials Trader to give players the ability to hand in materials in exchange for others at set exchange rates based on grade and material type.

    This will allow players to trade for rarer items or items obtained by gameplay they do not want to take part in (E.G. killing trade ships) as well as converting stockpiles of unwanted materials to ones that the player needs.

    This is not intended to replace material gathering completely, but be a useful tool to help shorten the gameplay loops around gathering materials, making engineering and unlocking items at the tech broker more accessible.

    • Allow players to trader one material of another in a single trade.
    • Only one trade at a time can be completed.
    • Material traders operate on a true barter system. There are no credits involved.
    • Traders are split into types – Raw, Manufactured and Encoded.
    • Each trader type only trades in their type of materials and can be found in different economy types. Locations material traders can be found are:

    - Raw Materials Trader - Found at extraction and refinery economies, only trades in raw material found on planet surfaces and planetary rings.
    - Manufactured Materials Trader - Found at industrial economies, only trades in manufactured materials.
    - Encoded Materials Trader - Found at High Tech and Military economies, only trades in encoded materials.
    - Systems also need to be mid to high security systems and have populations between 1,000,000 and 22,000,000.

    • Materials Trades will not show up in lawless and anarchy systems.
    • Materials Traders will not show up at stations that are currently controlled by a criminal faction.
    • Materials Traders will be unavailable when a station is damaged, under repair or put on lockdown.
    • Horizons is required to use Material traders.
    • Material traders can be found using the new By Service map view configuration option. This has a 40ly range and only shows traders that you have discovered.
    • Material traders will also be shown on the system map in the station services list.
    • Material traders will appear in the Human Bubble, Colonia and Pleiades regions at economies types listed above.


    Galnet Audio

    At the simple click of a button, you’ll now be able to listen to GalNet audio whilst flying your ship.

    All you have to do is select the play button at the bottom of the right-hand system panel in your cockpit to play through the headline news stories.
    If you’re looking for a specific story, or you want to curate your own playlist of handpicked news, you can do so by opening up GalNet news from the same panel and select the stories individually.

    GalNet news will fade in and out depending on the situation, and stop altogether in some key situations. In some cases, such as counting down to hyperspace jumps, the news will pause and then resume once the countdown is complete. The story, or playlist, will continue from where you left off.


    COVAS Customisation

    Changing your COVAS is a new addition to Elite Dangerous and the first of these will be Victor, ready at the launch of Chapter One of Beyond. Commanders will be able to change their COVAS at the Starport Services livery customisation section.

    It'll be possible to also change the COVAS for your SRV too, you'll need to head over to the SRV customisation bay to change your preference.

    And... if you miss Verity, you'll be able to change the COVAS back.

    Frontier is working in partnership with HCS to bring you new COVAS packs in the future. These voices are intended to bring a new flavour to commanders out in the black, however, it's important to note at the current time we do not intend to introduce celebrity voice packs.

    I will lose my secondary effects??????????????????

  11. #11
    I'm impressed. The de-beigification of planets is excellent. I am also warming to the idea of engineers and I like the materials broker. As for everything else (except multicrew), I'm looking forward to testing this beta.

  12. #12
    Heya,

    I really liked the addition of the material filter for collector limpets.
    Now the pirate in me wonders if you are able to filter out specific commodities as well?

    Also, aren't you afraid allowing the player to pick and choose via those filters could remove some of the decision making that goes into deciding to fire your collector limpets in targetted or area of effect mode?

  13. #13
    Great stream, thanks for the recap x

  14. #14
    Great stream! Love these new features soo far and can't wait to see what else you guys are working on under the hood.

    Another thing missed on this list is Keelback Multicrew, don't think I didn't notice

  15. #15
    I have a question (I live Down Under, so can never be there live!)

    Is there chance that "Calling in Favours" could be retained, & repurposed to allow Commanders to buy Experimental & Secondary effects they lack the materials for? Also perhaps to give Commanders the ability to "tweak" the positive and negative stats of an upgrade or secondary effect?

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