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    Frontier Xtra - Question of the Month - March

    Hello Commanders,


    As this month's Frontier Xtra livestream draws closer, we're looking for our Question of the Month!


    What do you want to know about the games industry, Frontier itself, or the Community Managers/Developers? This is your chance to get some insight into the games industry as a whole, and learn all about what it's like, how to get into it or anything else you may be wondering. We dedicate this section of the stream to answering one of your questions, so providing it's relevant to the games industry, please put your questions in this thread and we'll pick this month's favourite to discuss.


    If you're struggling for ideas on what to ask, previous questions have asked for information on different ways to get into the industry, what kind of preparation goes into a livestream, and what's a day in the life of a Community Manager at Frontier.


    The next Frontier Xtra is 22 March at 15:00 UTC, we can't wait to see you there!

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    A day in the life of DB?

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    While I second the "A day in David Braben's life as Frontier's CEO", I'm also wondering about : "A day for the kitchen staff helping Frontier teams to be well fed".

    Cause we saw a lot of cakes, but where are the vegetables ?

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    With hindsight, is there now anything that Frontier now think they would have done differently?

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    Whatever happened to Sandro?

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    Not including any ships you started with (such as the Sidewinder), what was the first vessel you bought in Elite: Dangerous?

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    Originally Posted by Rob At Work View Post (Source)
    Whatever happened to Sandro?
    Ah this I can answer : he had the opportunity to switch to one of the upcoming game projects Frontier is doing. And he did. He's ok and still working at Frontier.

    Now the good question would be "Does Sandro work on the game Frontier will announce this year... or the next one ?"

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    Originally Posted by alan View Post (Source)
    With hindsight, is there now anything that Frontier now think they would have done differently?
    Probably many things. Always is in development. Hindsight is brilliant but ultimately useless.

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    Dangerous Global Moderator Cmdr Delmonte's Avatar
    Mysterious and problems to solve, have been a bit thin lately, any chance new ones are on the way or have Fdev moved away from the format of adding
    in-game puzzles?

    o7

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    How many undiscovered Mystery Things(TM) are left in Elite? Either by approximate number or percentage of the total mystery objects?

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    David Braben stated at Lavecon 2015 a clear 10 year Elite Dangerous development plan.
    Is this still the plan? What will Elite Dangerous look like in 2025?

    A couple areas Space Legs?, Atmospheres Landing, planets with life maybe some Jurassic World 4 leg life

    Elite Dangerous gamer for 4 years still an awesome game, congrats great work.

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    I see unpleasant questions are not welcome and silently removed. Well played.

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    How about that great mystery:

    "Why did the 'Living Manual' die on release 2.4 of the game?"


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    Does Frontier's QA team do most of their testing by playing the game or are automated tools used?

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    If some reclusive multi-billionaire died and bequeathed all their wealth to Frontier developments (perhaps because playing one of your games had seen them through difficult times) and you never had to worry about making money ever again ... which, if any, of your games would you continue to work on (you know, for fun ... you still have to occupy your life with something engaging after all) and which personal "pet" features would you choose to develop in those games?

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