Alec's best of the forum (and elsewhere) [v2]


(banner image courtesy of Qohen Leth)

So quite often I find myself wanting to recommend a bunch of forum threads to other players and rather than having to dig around each time I thought I'd start a thread that attempts to pull all the good (IMHO) stuff together in one place. I'm going to try and keep on top of this and include a "Trending" section as well which showcases some current stuff that I think is noteworthy.

Oh, and I make no apologies for the fact that some of the recommended threads are my own!

To keep informed about updates and new additions to this thread use the subscribe link (under "Thread Tools" at the top).

Since I aim to point new players at this thread from time to time (and if that's you right now - welcome!) I wanted to add that you should feel free to post questions in here about using the forum or about any of the content featured herein.

P.S. Some of you may have noticed that my thread has now been updated to [v2]. Unfortunately the first thread outgrew the storage capacity of its original home (my oh my how this little undertaking has grown since its inception almost exactly 1 year ago) but hopefully the space I've now reserved here will allow this to continue long into the future.

o7 commanders!





(trending)

Stuff that's currently catching my eye (last updated 13/09/2019)

The new player experience and ARX
content-reveal-livestream-september-update-recap
arx-and-frontier-points-conversion
arx-and-frontier-points-conversion (further update on ARX incl. rough ideas of what things will cost)

Greatest "heist" in the history of Elite or EULA breaking rule infringement? Elite takes a step into the world of Eve Online courtesy of the Code.
breaking-news-largest-heist-in-galactic-history-takes-place-eic-robbed-by-the-code

Perpetual Elephant Butt Leather PS4 whinger "Old Duck" gets a taste of what it's like in the PC master race ... and likes it! :)
this-game-is-freaking-amazing

Frontier's record year and Elite breaks 3 million sales.
frontiers-annual-results-have-been-published-june-2018-to-may-2019-showing-a-record-year-and-elite-passing-3-million-basegame-sales

Celebration of early astronomy expedition, departing January 3306
celebration-of-early-astronomy-expedition

Farewell Brett C!
departing-frontier-station-for-deep-space-commanders

The record for the fastest time from Sol to Sagittarius A* has been broken by Cmdr Up2d4t3 who completed the journey in just 1h 52m 10s!
buckyball-racing-club-presents-the-a-challenge-v2-0

Dav Stott answers a few follow-up questions to his BGS "Discovery Scanner" - he's not at liberty to speak about th BGS hamster tho!
discovery-scanner-6-reshaping-the-simulation

The Buckyball Racing Club launch a new venture in Colonia!
the-buckyball-racing-club-presents-the-colonia-trophy-dash

With fleet carrier threads now breeding uncontrollably the best thread about them is this meta thread about fleet carrier threads.
new-fleet-carriers-threads-thread

Cmdr Numerlor wins Buckyball Racing Club's "Hot Off The Press" by dying after boosting through a Buckyball holo-ad - what a way to go!
the-buckyball-racing-club-presents-hot-off-the-press-17th-to-25th-august-3305

Thargoid's develop new racing ship, but too late to take part! :D
new-thargoid-variant

Cmdr turkwinif offers up to THREE BILLION CREDITS to anyone who can beat his Pomeche Ridge Challenge SRV race times!
the-pomeche-ridge-challenge-a-standing-srv-time-trial-in-association-with-the-buckyball-racing-club

Fleet carrier news!
gamescom-reveals-fleet-carrier-details
Also worth a watch:
Obsidian Ant's take on all this
The Buur Pit's take on all this

Let's hear a big ARF ARF ARF for the hull seals!
featured-commanders-the-hull-seals

Dav Stott explains how the Background Simulation managed factions.
discovery-scanner-6-reshaping-the-simulation

Fleet carrier preview incoming? (or is it just @PrimetimeCasual's new megaship speedbowling event?)
massive-frameshift-surge-detected-20-00-utc

More clarification on the Galnet news - yup, imho it's bad (but other opinions are available)
galnet-changes (update)

Latest Buckyball Race is Hot Off The Press!
the-buckyball-racing-club-presents-hot-off-the-press-17th-to-25th-august-3305

Featured commander Malic_VR ..
featured-commanders-malic_vr
.. does several orbits of a planet in his SRV and then slingshots it off on a multi-day journey over an asteroid field and across to a neighbouring planet!
the-planetary-circumnavigation-club

Galnet to "concentrate on in-game activity" - seems good, but reading between the lines, sounds bad!
galnet-changes

Interesting update from Will re: the outcomes of the Enclave Interstellar Initiative (incl. Thargoid bobblehead).
the-enclave-overview-of-phases

Excellent "featured commanders" interview re: ToCoSo.
featured-commanders-cmdr-tocoso

Rootsrat's excellent list of player suggestions for Fleet Carriers
fleet-carriers-community-wishlist

The Enclave Interstellar Initiative, a change in Thargoid tactics and Palin's retreat from Maia + apparently some commanders are annoyed at being mildly inconvenienced by the ongoing inter-species war that's raging in and around the bubble!
the-enclave-overview-of-phases
palins-research-centre-has-been-attacked-by-thargoids
only-you-fdev-only-you

The Buckyball Racing Club's "Seven Sisters Speedway" event is now over! Who won? Arguably the Thargoids!
Roll up, roll up, roll up - the Buckyball Racing Club are back in town!
buckyball-racing-club-presents-seven-sisters-speedway-12-jul-3305-to-20-jul-3305

The long standing Buckyball A* challenge is now under new management courtesy of Cmdr Raiko
buckyball-racing-club-presents-the-a-challenge-v2-0

Yours truly attempts to dispel some myths about Stellar Forge.
myth-busting-on-stellar-forge-and-the-generation-of-everything-from-stars-to-rocks

Frontier reveal new content coming in September
lavecon-2019-content-reveal
Additional FAQ on ARX (new store currency)
arx-faq

"Into the Black" (book one of "Salome's Legacy") - a really excellent new fan written novel
fan-written-novel-announcement-and-release

What will Frontier show us at Lavecon and will it be a Yay, a Meh or a Boo?
lavecon-2019-speculations

The Apollo 11 expedition heads off in just 3 days time!
apollo-11-50th-anniversary-expedition

Not been there? Not done that?
what-havent-you-done-in-elite-lately

What's the average orbital speed of an unladen Scarab SRV?
srv-orbital-mechanics

Big fan of the Burr Pit so it's great to see this.
featured-commanders-the-buur-pit

Interstellar Initiative 02 - The Enclave!
the-enclave-overview-of-phases

New "Discovery Scanner" livestream on crafting the Krait MkII
discovery-scanner-5-crafting-the-krait-mkii-with-jordan-clarry-and-pawel-ptaszynski

Interesting suggestion on NPC crew
npc-crew-visible-and-working-in-our-ship-proposal

Commanders who aren't bored with Elite attempt to explain why.
i-still-play-every-day-players-help-me-understand-you

Planetary terrain generation - too extreme, too samey or just about right?
pls-loosen-the-screws-on-the-planet-generator

NPC SRVs anyone?
npc-srv-coming-with-4-0

Commander protests ED cheats by wedging an infinite shield Beluga in the Jameson Memorial mailslot.
so-theres-currently-a-cmdr-stuck-in-the-slot-station-defences-having-no-affect-assumed-hes-proving-a-point-about-cheats
An interview with the commander

Fantastic fan-made video showing what it might be like to climb into a Sidewinder from the ground and walk around inside it.
look-at-this
video-paseo-por-el-interior-de-una-sidewinder (the original Spanish thread)

Cmdr DasExorcist discovers an "astonishing assortment of mountain ranges averaging 25-30km in height"
a-guide-to-good-base-jumping-locations

Zende Partners FTW! (kinda)
bridging-the-gap-conclusion

How fast can you rank up from nothing to Elite? An official Frontier sponsored competition with prizes!
First Official Elite Rank Speed Run Competition! (Exigious video)

Brave commander's journey comes to a sad end.
michaels-journey-through-the-stars

Primetimecasual and co. circumnavigate the outermost moon of Semotus Beacon
the-planetary-circumnavigation-club

After 56 days (and 7,300km) on Kumay yours truly finally completes The First Great Planetary Expedition
the-first-great-planetary-expedition

Planetary explorer proves that "base building" (of a sort) is already possible in Elite: Dangerous
humor-the-first-ever-player-built-huge-planetary-settlement-in-ed-universe

Brave young Cmdr Michael recieves astonishing support from both Frontier and the wider ED community.
michaels-journey-through-the-stars

"Cheats never prosper" ... or do they?
cheating-in-elite-dangerous

Older stuff
The first Interstelllar Initiative moves into "phase 3"
bridging-the-gap-phase-three

More details about the "Bridging the Gap" interstellar initiative (there's even a decal!)
bridging-the-gap-overview-of-phases

Attention race fans - although the Buckyball Racing Club slumbers on (for now), The Okinura Sprint is once again open for business!
elite-racers-present-the-okinura-station-sprint-challenge

And the winner is ... Synuefe EN-H d11-96
bridging-the-gap-phase-one-results

Absent faces on the forum remembered ...
absent-friends-a-place-to-remember-forum-contribtors-you-liked-who-have-seemingly-stepped-back

As one great expedition comes to a close ..
distant-worlds-2-epilogue-final-thoughts-acknowledgements-and-a-guide-for-those-homeward-bound

.. another rolls on
the-first-great-planetary-expedition

Pilots Federation rescue commander stranded on the edge of the galaxy
stranded-at-the-edge-of-the-galaxy

Patch for the April update reverts controversial Drag munition change, allegedly fixes SRV damage multiplier for multiplayer instances and more besides.
april-update-patch-1

Attacking fellow commanders in the Pilots Federation District is stricly forbidden!
interesting-discovery-about-the-starter-district-pvp-screenshots

Cast your vote for one of five pseudo-random sequences of letters and numbers - woo hoo! /s
bridging-the-gap-phase-one-commencement

Isinona (the godfather of Elite: Dangerous story telling) is back making a brand new series of his superb "Flight Assist Off" videos. He'll be making two 25+ minute long adventures every month and you can now sponsor him on Patreon.
Isinona is creating Videos

"known issues" with April update and some bugs currently under investigation
april-update-known-issues-24-04-2019

Discussion on the change to the "drag munitions" engineering special effect which is causing a bit of a stir in the PvP community.
space-force-presents-operation-drag-queen

April update patch notes and discussion
april-update-patch-notes

Detailed list of content covered in FD's April Update livestream.
april-update-content-reveal-livestream-recap

Details of the first Interstellar Initiative - called "Bridging The Gap"
interstellar-initiatives-bridging-the-gap-preview

April update (including advanced docking computer, supercruise assist, nav panel changes, in-game pilots handbook, interstellar initiatives and more!)
april-update-coming-23-april-2019

The First Great Planetary Expedition is well underway now and the 50+ commanders involved have been posting some fantastic images and videos of their adventures as they drive around Kumay in the Chi Herculis system
the-first-great-planetary-expedition

Frontier posts about new bug "issue" tracking system.
frontier-issues-tracker
And the bug "issue" tracker is now live!
issue-tracker-now-live

Raxxla Found, Anaconda "Sold Out", Panther Clipper Too Big
obsidianant-3305-elite-dangerous-raxxla-found-anaconda-sold-out-panther-clipper-too-big.

"We'll see you on the other side" (fingers crossed)
New-Forums-Release-Date-and-Downtime

Featured lunatics commanders - the First Great Planetary Expedition.
Featured-Event-The-First-Great-Planetary-Expedition

Community goals are dead, long live community goals
Community-Goals-over-the-following-weeks-(13-03)

Dying can be a funny old business ...
Tell-us-your-favorite-personal-I-blowed-up-story

Interesting bar graph of paint pack/ship kit availability per ship type
Paint-Packs-and-Ship-Kits-How-loved-are-your-ships

It's that time of year when we play "guess the new IP" again
FDev-licences-new-IP-for-2021-game-starts-dev-later-in-2019

The First Great Planetary Expedition now has a logo, a route and a start date
The-First-Great-Planetary-Expedition

Details on the forethcoming BGS update
Background-Simulation-Update-(01-03)

Discussion on the community update from Obsidian Ant and DJ Truthsayer (DJ joins about halfway through)
OA-and-Dj-truthsayer-discuss-update-news

That announcement from Will on the looooooooong term future of Elite: Dangerous (and muchos subsequent reaction)
Important-Community-Update-(01-03)

New alien life discovered!
Alien-archaeology-and-other-mysteries-Breaking-News-Theories-and-Tinfoil-Hattery

Planning of the first great planetary expedition moves into phase 2!
The-first-great-planetary-expedition-Chi-Herculis-Kumay-(route-planning-phase)

A brand new forum cometh!
Forum-revamp-coming-soon!

After being stranded without fuel since November 3304 Cmdr Deluvian's long wait is nearly over - the Fuel Rats have arrived at his location and the rescue is scheduled for Saturday night.
Expedition-VI-The-Longest-Journey
Cmdr Highwaywarrior's twitch stream
Simultaneous cast of all 3 rescue streams

There is now a station near Sagittarius A*
Station-near-Sag-A*-is-here

Ed Lewis lands job as European Community Lead at Bethesda
Edward Lewis on Twitter

Releases 3.3.04 and 3.3.05 (neither of which I'd describe as especially exciting)
Update-3-3-04
Update-3-3-05

Frontier announce new monthly livestream series "in which your Community Managers will take you through the latest news for our Frontier games and communities."
New-stream-series-Frontier-Xtra

Squadron leaderboard graph porn
Season-1-Squadron-results-graphs-and-analysis

Some nice new ideas on planetary landing gameplay
Atmospheric-Planet-Thread-week-7-how-it-may-affect-everyone-s-gameplay

Frontier make some new ED "wallpaper" images available
Elite-Dangerous-(New)-Wallpapers

Obsidian Ant and co speculate over the implications of the phrase "big refresh" in a new Frontier financial report (yup, it's another slow news week!)
Video-ObsidianAnt-Frontier-s-Financial-Position-and-the-Future-of-Elite-Dangerous

Obsidian Ant video re-ignites cool discussion on the idea of a dark Pilots Federation for those that play on the opposite side of the law
Obsidian-Ant-on-Pilots-Federation-idea

Season one winners of the Squadron leaderboards have been announced.
Squadron-Leaderboards-Season-One-Results

Featured commanders livestream II - a recap of what the community has been up to in the last 6 months
Featuring-Commanders-II-with-Paige-Harvey

Interesting Polygon article on gameplay duality within DW2 and the wider ED gaming experience
Article-"Elite's-Distant-Worlds-2-expedition-proves-the-game-is-wildly-unbalanced-and-that's-OK"

Commanders successfully fly 250 million light years and earn a unique Cobra MkIII paintjob
Frontier-25-Community-Activities-Complete!

Planning a planetary expedition
A-group-planetary-circumnavigation-expedition-(scouting-phase)

Fuel Rats rescue update: Cmdr Deluvian has now been stranded for 58 days but the rescue team are closing in!
Expedition-VI-The-Longest-Journey

Stories of disaster from DW2
How-did-you-die-Tell-your-story

DW2 is hosting a planetary circumnavigation event starting today
DW2-Basecamp-Events

Commander hits triple Elite after spending only 10 credits on Fuel
Triple-Elite-Only-10cr-Spent-on-Fuel

Patch notes! (and a fix for the masslock bug among other things)
Update-3-3-03

Known issues with the BGS ("Isn't it easier to write a list of things that do work?")
Known-Issues-with-the-3-3-02-BGS-(orig-AEDC-Discord)

Out now! Issue #17 of Sagittarius Eye - the best damn Elite Dangerous magazine in the entire galaxy!
OUT-NOW-Sagittarius-Eye-Issue-17-(Get-your-copy-today!)

Let's get Ed Lewis immortalised in-game as well as in our hearts!
Request-for-an-Edward-Lewis-station-and-Bobble-Ed

Speaking of which - Ed's last ever livestream is tonight!
Distant-Worlds-2-Let-s-Play-and-My-Last-Livestream

The Fuel Rats are currently engaged in their longest ever mission - a rescue which could take over a month to complete!
Expedition-VI-The-Longest-Journey (a glimmer of hope)

Ed Lewis is leaving Frontier!
Leaving-Frontier-A-New-Adventure-and-the-Best-Community-Ever

Distant Worlds 2, despite being awesome, is off to a shaky start
Servers-offline-after-the-first-jump-of-Distant-Worlds-2-Come-on-Frontier! (on server issues as thousands of DW2 commanders bring FD's servers to their knees)
I-hope-DW2-gets-ganked-all-the-way-to-Beagle-Point (salty title for a thread discussing early flurry of DW2 ganks and whether FD should be restoring commanders ships)

For those staying in the bubble - the Buckyball Racing Club are back with their first race of 3305
The-Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-Wiccan-Ware-Race-12-22-January-3305

Share your fondest memory of Frontier games to be in with a chance of winning a prize!
Competition-Your-Fondest-Frontier-Memory!

This month Frontier celebrate 25 years of Frontier developments with a months worth of livestreams, giveaways, CGs, etc
Frontier-Developments-Celebrating-25-Years!

"Leaked" images of Thargoid insectoid models confirmed as #fakenews
Video-Leaked-Thargoid-models (FD comment)
Video-Frontier-response-&-NEW-Thargoid-"Leaked"-3D-models (Yamiks response)

Ability to use mutliple Abrasion Blasters to knock multiple lumps of same surface deposit confirmed as bug
FDEV-Please-Comment-exploit-or-feature-Multiple-fragments-using-Multiple-abrasion-blasters




Even older stuff
Trending pre 3305
Trending pre 3304




(distant worlds 2)

Figured I should just include a permanent entry here for Distant Worlds 2 since it's such a massive thing for the coming year. Click the logo below to go to the official web page where you'll find links to all the information about the expedition including the forum threads, fleet roster, signups, community goals, press coverage and much more besides.




Newsletters:

  • Newsletter #0 ("As I type this, there are nearly 11,000 of us.")
  • Newsletter #1 ("Hello humans! Off to a good start!")
  • Newsletter #2 ("Goodness! Where to begin! Can everyone please stop being so awesome, we are setting the bar way too high.")
  • Newsletter #3 ("This weeks newsletter is going to be a shorter one, and this will happen for up to half of the newsletters.")
  • Newsletter #4 ("Business as usual. We are deep in the galaxy now.")
  • Newsletter #5 ("We are at the end of the largest leg of the expedition so far.")
  • Newsletter #6 ("Well hello there. Didnt see you come in. Can I just say, you are looking fine tonight.")
  • Newsletter #7 ("This week, we have an initiative to finish what we started build a station in the core of the galaxy.")
  • Newsletter #8 ("It is time to say some goodbyes, and I am never good at that.")
Note also that Distant Worlds 2 has its own entire sub-forum: Distant-Worlds-II

Epilogue - Acknowledgements, the Voyager Trail Route, and DW3 Speculation





(forum tips and tricks)

Seeing as this is a guide to what's good on the forum here I thought it might be worth posting a bunch of tips and tricks I've picked up re: the actual use of the forum itself. Apologies if some of these are bloomin' obvious, it's often hard to tell.

NOTE: since we've now moved to new forum software it's quite likely that 99% of the following information is now incorrect and/or redundant. I dare say in time I'll come up with fresh tips for the new forum!
Subscriptions

You can subscribe to individual threads via the "Thread tools" drop-down at the top (and by default will automatiicaly subscribe to any thread you create or submit a post to). Under the "Quick links" drop-down at the top you can then pick "Subscribed threads" to see a summary of all the threads you've subscribed to. Threads which have new posts (since you last looked at that thread) will be highlighted in bold. There's also an option, when you subscribe to a thread, to add that subscription to a different "folder" other than the default "Subscriptions" (via the "Folder" drop-down). This allows you to manage your subscriptions under different categories (for example I also have a "VR" folder and a "Reference" folder). When you use the "Quick links/Subscribed threads" link there's a "My subscriptions" section in the panel on the left where you can pick different folders to look at.

Posting images

There are some screenshot links further down this page (including a nice guide by Qohen Leth on how to take good ones) but the main thing to note is that it's no longer possible to upload images directly to this forum, despite what the UI might suggest. Instead what you have to do is upload your images to an image sharing website (most people use http://imgur.com/ which is free) and then post the image into the forum using the "From URL" option on the "Insert Image" button. In fact, you can bypass use of that button completely by copying what's known as the "bbcode" from imgur and pasting that directly into your post (the bbcode is just the image url enclosed inside [img]...[/img] tags).

Linking to another post

You can of course just use the "Reply With Quote" link when you want to respond to someone else's post within the same thread but sometimes you want to include a link to another post (perhaps from a different thread) within your own post. I see a lot of people including page URLs (i.e. the URL that's typically in your browser's address bar when you're reading the forum) which ends with "/pageN". Unfortunately these are unreliable since many people view the threads in reverse order (e.g. most recent post first) and/or may have altered the number of posts to display per page. A much better technique is to use the URL of the specific post. You can get at this by clicking the "#" number that's shown in the top-right hand corner of each post.

Replies to your posts

Currently there's no support in the forum for being notified when someone replies to one of your posts. However there is a trick to search a thread for replies to your posts. Basically go to the thread in question, click the "Search thread" link at the top right, pick "Advanced search" and then, in the "Keyword(s)" box type in your forum user name (in double quotes if it contains multiple words like mine does) and click "Search now". This will bring back a list of all the posts mentioning your user name. Unfortunately, if your forum user name is something like "immershun" or "git gud" then this might not work quite so well for you!

Switch editor to source mode

When you're editing a forum post there's a really handy little button in the top left of the edit window labelled A/A. With this unchecked you're in WYSIWYG mode which can be useful for seeing what your post is actually going to look like but is problematic for editing since it can be difficult to place the text cursor outside of things like emphasised or hypertext linked blocks. By clicking this button you switch into source mode where you can clearly see where these blocks begin and end and place the cursor accordingly. It also shows images as tagged links rather than as the actual images which can make editing text on mobile a lot easier.

Preferences

As the name suggests these are a matter of personal preference but a couple that I would personally recommend are:

Official Frontier Theme - use the drop-down on the left at the very bottom of the page to pick the "Official Frontier Theme" which I personally think is a lot easier to read than, say, the "Official Elite Theme". One word of warning tho' - since different themes use different background colours be wary of using colour in your forum posts since some people can end up seeing things like white text on a white background.

Display newest post first - click "Settings" at the top and then "General settings" from the panel on the left. Scroll down to where it says "Thread display mode" and pick "Linear - newest first". If you use the forum a lot, and especially if you use "Subscriptions" a lot, then I find it far more useful to land on pages that show the most recent posts rather than always having to manually select the last page.

Following Frontier developer posts

When someone from Frontier posts in the forum you'll see the folowing icon in the top-right corner of their post.



You can click on this to step through each subsequent Frontier post within the same forum thread.

Oh, and if you want to see all recent posts by the Frontier dev's (and other key figures) then you can use the following link.
https://elitedevtracker.com/



 
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(manuals, guides and other stuff for new players)

What is Elite: Dangerous? (cmdr shadragon's excellent writeup for the PS4 community)
What-You-Need-To-Know-About-Elite-Dangerous-Before-You-Buy-It-On-PS4

Polygon.com's "beginner's guide to the biggest MMO around" (another nice intro' to Elite: Dangerous)
Getting started in Elite: Dangerous

The official Elite Dangerous manual
Elite Dangerous Players Guide (latest)

Official Frontier training videos
Pilot Training Tutorials
Horizons Training Guides

The Guides and Tutorials section of the forum where many of the guides highlighted below can be found
Guides-And-Tutorials

Cmdr Exigeous' fantastic (and extensive) series of tutorial videos.
Elite Dangerous Tutorials

MAD-7's Danger Zone Discord - an exstensive Elite: Dangerous reference library
Danger Zone Discord Invite

Player written ED Manuals and guides.
--- General ---
Zombieapocalypse's truly awesome "Elite: Dangerous - a comprehensive beginner's guide" (now updated for Beyond 3.3)
Superb-new-Pilots-Manual-from-the-Exodus-Coalition
Cmdr David Winter's truly brilliant "Guide for Almost Everything"
The GuideScroll collection of Elite Dangerous Articles (an extensive collection of guides on almost every aspect of Elite Dangerous)
Elite-Dangerous-Pilot-s-Guide-Manual-Tutorial-Help (note: this is REALLY old but has some great technical backstory and early concepts for the game)
--- Mining ---
The-popular-guide-to-mining (updated for 3.3)
Beginners guide to mining (Sagittarius Eye magazine - issue #18)
How-to-find-asteroids-for-deep-core-blasting
Ast' Cracks: A visual guide for deep core mining
Cmdr Grimworth's Deep core mining guide
--- Planetary Landing ---
The-popular-guide-to-planetary-landings (updated for 3.3)
Master your SRV (Sagittarius Eye magazine - issue #17)
--- PowerPlay ---
A-Lazy-Commander-s-Guide-to-Powerplay
--- Exploration ---
Setup-and-Use-of-the-Exploration-Tools-With-Demonstration-Videos
Exploration for beginners (by Orvidius) (including some excellent advice on ship builds)
Nutter's-explorers-guide-to-the-Galaxy
The-Popular-Guide-to-Exploration (updated for 3.3)
Travelling-to-Sagittarius-A*-for-New-CMDR's
Travelling-to-the-Pleiades
Obsidian Ant's "How to explore" video guide
--- Ships and Outfitting ---
Beginners-Guide-to-Ship-building-and-Outfitting
--- Bounty Hunting ---
BEGINNERS-GUIDE-TO-BOUNTY-HUNTING
--- BGS (Background Simulation) ---
Don't Panic: BGS guides and help
--- Trading ---
The-Git-Gud-Guide-to-Trading-in-Open-(or-just-surviving-in-general)

Jon Potts' collected series of infographics including many of the things featured elsewhere in this thread but all gathered together in a single IMGUR album (an incredibly rich source of information)
New Cmdrs Welcome Pack

Qohen Leth's Foundation (an absolutely epic exploration resource covering Astronomy, Planetography, Cartography & Navigation, Outfitting, Expeditions, Community, Quality of Life, Media and various other Comprehensive Guides)
Foundation-The-Exploration-Portal

Drew Wagar's Lore Primer (aimed at bringing PS4 players up to speed but a good read whatever platform you happen to be on)
https://canonn.science/lore/drewwagar-primer/

Handy tips and tricks (n.b. some of these are pretty old now but still contain great info - I've ordered them with the newest first).
tips-for-new-cmdr-what-do-you-wish-you-had-known
ok-so-i-wanna-get-good-so-i-can-take-part-in-new-things-as-they-come-out
50 Facts About Elite: Dangerous You Don't Know (Probably)
FAQ-Questions-I-ve-asked-and-had-answered
Top-5-tips-for-a-new-player
ED-TIPS-and-TRICKS-FOR-NEW-PLAYERS
Helping-a-friend-get-started-tips
Your-Best-Elite-Dangerous-Tips-Wanted-Welcome-the-PS4-Players
Useful-tips-for-new-players
New-player-here-any-advice-tips-would-be-welcome
The-"Small-Questions-that-don-t-Deserve-their-own-Thread"-Thread
Tips-for-a-new-player
New-Player-Tips-from-an-Old-Pro
Little-helpful-facts-Did-you-know-that
Day-0-A-guide-for-brand-new-commanders
Words-of-Wisdom-(1-per-account)
The-1001newbie-tips-thread

First impressions of ED (what others players like yourself think of the game).
Usually a very nice read and worth turning to when you're tired of hearing people slagging off the game ... usually!
Welcome-to-the-Frontier-Forums-Pop-in-and-introduce-yourself

Lieutenant Dan's adventures in Elite Dangerous - a lovely thread full of encouraging tales of one commanders (surprisingly rapid) progression through the game.
Hello-all-new-old-(51)-guy-here-)

And another new commanders refreshingly written tales of his first steps into the Elite: Dangerous galaxy
A-Slow-Dance-in-Known-Space

Despite the title this thread has some good advice if you're finding it difficult to get started in the game (somewhat old now)
Soooo-frustrated!

Andysonofbob's brilliant "Eliminate the Grind" series - guides for grind-averse gameplay made very much in the style of Isinona's legendary videos (see below)
GUIDE-"Eliminate-the-Grind"-small-ship-career-path-mini-series

Codgers Elite Adventure (a Youtube series in which an old player starts afresh and takes you along for the ride. Each video is about an hour long and introduces new concepts at a nice leisurely pace. Also features a snoring pug called Charles who makes the whole experience very relaxing.)
New-Video-Series-Starting-from-Scratch

Alas Cmdr Codger now feels that so much has changed in the game since these videos were made that they're no longer relevant and has consequently taken them down.

A fairly active thread (when it gets a kick) with constant reminders of the wide variety of goals (in and occasionally out of game) that ED players are setting (and achieving) on a daily basis.
What-have-you-achieved-in-the-last-24-hours

Commanders personal challenges (another thread potentially full of inspiration for things to try and do)
What-Challenge-Have-You-Set-Yourself

And another nice positive thread (rather old now but still worth turning to when the general mood on the forum is getting you down).
A-Positive-Thread-WHAT-DO-YOU-LOVE-ABOUT-ELITE-DANGEROUS

Looking for a group to join?
I-m-looking-for-a-group!

Looking for Wings, Trades, RPG and Bounties with other players? Then this could be the site for you.
EDWTRB

How to deal with "griefers" should you happen to be bothered by them.
Lead-Designers-advice-on-dealing-with-griefing-(part-2)

Out of fuel? Don't despair. Call the Fuel Rats (a player run group who will come and rescue you, anywhere in the galaxy).
http:www.fuelrats.com





(regular newsletters, magazines, blogs, etc)

"Sagittarius Eye" - an incredibly high quality monthly Elite: Dangerous magazine featuring fantastic community written articles and some truly stunning artwork
Sagittarius Eye (main website which also includes Breaking News and Video bulletins)
Sagittarius-Eye (forum thread)

"The Outpost" - excellent fan produced weekly newsletter by "Remlok Industries" (available in both French and English) - over 100 issues and counting
http://remlok-industries.fr/category/the-outpost-en/?lang=en

The EXO wing's "Weekly Dive" newsletter (last issue was Feb 3304 - possibly now defunct?)
The Weekly Dive

The Fuel Scoop - another nicely presented and well written ED news blog
The Fuel Scoop

MadRaptor's "Galactic Geologist"
Galactic-Geologist-A-Magazine-for-and-by-Geyser-Fumarole-and-Organic-enthusiasts!

The GameOn Elite Dangerous community magazine (still only one issue of this - I suspect it's a one-off).
https://gameonmag.com/portfolio/elite-dangerous-magazine-issue-1/

Cmdr Arithon's excellent (and sadly overlooked) Elite Dangerous blog (one of the longest running Elite Dangerous fan sites out there and well worth a look).
http://www.elite-dangerous-blog.co.uk/

The Mossfoot Muckabouts - "a series of fanfic novels set in the Elite universe both past and present" (they're excellent and they're free)
http://www.noahchinnbooks.com/articles/fan-fiction-fun/

FANGS (a fantastic "noir-inspired" comic book series by Lee Hutchinson)
FANGS





(screenshots and videos and songs)

The following screenshot threads should probably all be merged into a single thread but currently there are four really good ones that are all worth subscribing to.

Screenie(s) (now full)
Screenie(s)-v2
The-Official-Explorers-Photography-Thread
Gratuitous-Selfie-Thread
Planet-showcase-post-your-most-beautiful-shots-that-you-are-really-proud-of

There's also a new thread dedicated to PS4 screenshots (and some helpful advice on how to take and share them - see post #79)
The-Playstation-4-Screenshots-thread

And another thread for Xbox screenshots.
The-Xbox-One-Screenshots-Thread

And finally(?) there's a new sticky thread devoted to Distant Worlds 2 photography
Let-s-see-your-DW2-photography!

I've also done a couple of compilation videos featuring some of my favourite images taken from these threads. I'll just include links to these rather than embed the videos because I've found that embedding lots of videos within a single post can cause it to load really slowly.

Elite: Glorious
Elite: Beautiful

And one more (original screenshot selection by Cmdr Cocalarix)
Elite: Magnificent

And here's a thread for sharing gameplay videos.

Gameplay-Videos-Share-your-Adventure

Cmdr Divergents truly stunning images of the galaxy
On Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/CmdrDivergents/
On Twitter
https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Divergents

MadRaptor's wonderful collection of panoramic 360° ED screenshots
Panoramics & 360's

Qohen Leth's excellent guide to taking great screenshots
Screenshots-101

Rardain's handy guide to using the new camera suite controls
The-Commanders-Camera-Suite-controls

Here's a selection of my favourite videos.

Isinona (for me and many others this guy's videos are what got us into Elite in the first place, a constant source of inspiration).
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjgBlzLxsgbVuHfZPe0AeIg

Erimus: Distant Worlds (first video series from one of THE great ED explorers and, like Isinona, something that got a lot of us into the game in the first place).
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlxQlUpqv8OAF64b8n7rQk9XI0Rar1R0U

A new discovery for me, Tikas and some awesome video editing skills.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZxt9LP7bkw4B1pN_Q-i3_R15Z6-QlCR-

Cmdr Alot's Buckyball Sagittarius A* films (four films charting Cmdr Alot's record breaking attempts at the Sagittarius A* run - cool, funny and genuinely thrilling - basically works of insane genius)
Buckyball Run A* Journeys (Do Not Deviate, From B to A, A Job Well-Done & The Fateful Eight)

Mat Recardo's absolutely fantastic videos showing off the relative sizes of all the different ships (and Space Loaches, and bananas)
Source: https://youtu.be/hkjWl4nkzCE
(2019 version)
Source: https://youtu.be/-nDYYYqrhp4
(3.0 version) [forum thread link]
Source: https://youtu.be/1iS9ouBxuRU
(newer colour version of "banana" video including three Thargoid vessels!)
Source: https://youtu.be/t2uaRHFmBT4
(Ship Scale "banana" video including Orbis station)
Source: https://youtu.be/LRYWlezRLE4
(ships leaving a station)
Source: https://youtu.be/AYOOXueUv5c
(SRV POV)

Nebohtes' wonderful series of "Modularity E:D" videos showing how the interiors of our ships might be layed out
Source: https://youtu.be/qTWCtbuPB60
(Modularity E:D Part 01)
Source: https://youtu.be/bjApqmIALd8
(Modularity E:D Sidewinder Edition)
Source: https://youtu.be/Fyh7LETQ4w4
(Modularity E:D Cobra Mk III Edition)

Cmdr Mach1ne's wonderful fanfic introduction to the start of a new commanders life in Elite: Dangerous
ever-wondered-how-you-found-yourself-sitting-in-the-sidewinder-when-you-first-launched-the-game

Nice timelapse using EDSM data to show our slow but inexorable exploration progress throughout the galaxy.
Source: https://youtu.be/TBD7txMVbxs

Flight Assist Off (still probably my all time favourite ED video)
Source: https://youtu.be/Djy83O0nfds

Official Frontier Ctrl+Alt+Space film competitions
2015 shortlist (eventual winner was "Rangers of Florin")
CTRL-ALT-SPACE-2017-Film-Competition-the-winners

"Strange Worlds" - a superb new fortnightly exploration video series from Cmdr Skoomer
Elite-Strange-Worlds-A-documented-journey-across-our-galaxy-A-fan-made-Elite-series-WIP (Skoomer)

"Laser Cops" - Ghost Giraffe's '80s themed Elite Dangerous cop show
1980-s-Themed-Cop-Show-set-in-Elite-Dangerous

"DarkenSpace" - terrific, episodic, story driven video series from Cmdr Draven Darken (n.b. I only picked up on this from episode 7)
DarkenSpace-video-series

"Grim Reaper" - a truly stunning animated short film by Gaia Rai
Elite-Dangerous-GR-animated-short-kind-of

Just gonna sneak this lot in here too. :cool:
Alec's-Buckyball-discography

Also, a special mention for Cmdr Hugh Mann's epic collection of ED parody songs
(Thanks to Iron Anode for pointing out this horrific omission from my list).
Elite: Dangerous Parodies

And lastly, a work of pure genius from Hutton Truckers Dave "Vingtetun" Pearson and Grant "Psykokow" Woolcott
Reviewing the Simulation (mp3)





(youtube channels, podcasts, etc)

Obsidian Ant (one of the most popular ED Youtubers out there)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtiq6FTXiFKQm-wqMuRijgA

Cmdr Exigious (an extremely prolific ED streamer and video maker featuring a vast array of really excellent short tutorial videos)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Rwxz4318EEQGHz_z58nVA

The Buur Pit - Witchspace News (a new ED Youtube news channel by Cmdr Buur with excellent regular news features, etc)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWdOXab4Vup48wvCFG-ElNQ

Vindicator Jones (another long running and excellent ED Youtube channel)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QlW7L8XZcVBmRvpScs8kA

Josh Hawkins (and another)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgvdc3xfNbMbO2BGiD4QeEw

Kornelius Briedis (back after a lengthy absence with lots of new videos)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_8QbBLzUa9ceFNvEAuO7iw

Helloitskolo (a fresh face on the ED scene with her wonderfully refreshing and hugely popular ED twitchstream)
Source: https://www.twitch.tv/helloitskolo
(no spoiler in chat please - she wants to learn the hard way!)

Bognogus (moustachioed, sartorially elegant, chilled ED gaming from across the pond)
Source: https://www.twitch.tv/bognogus

MalicVR (part-time helicopter pilot and consummate ED VR pilot)
Source: https://www.twitch.tv/malic_vr

Alternatively, if you prefer your twitch streams gnarly, opinionated and LOUD then I strongly recommend tuning in to hear R4, a legend from the early days of ED livestreaming, who's back for more damn glory, engineering the son of sidewinder Sneaky Pete ("we're gonna be engineering the 'F' out of this spaceship")
Source: https://www.twitch.tv/TheR4experience
(not safe for work or snowflakes!)

Lave Radio (excellent weekly Elite Dangerous podcast, basically THE Elite Dangerous podcast)
http://laveradio.com/

Hutton Orbital Radio (official radio/podcast of the Hutton Truckers and essential listening for that loooong haul out to Hutton Orbital - a station which does NOT sell cheap Anacondas no matter what some people might tell you)
http://huttonorbital.com/radio.aspx

The Guard Frequency ("The best damn space sim' podcast ever" - primarily covers Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous news plus other general space sim' chat and an EDRPG section)
http://guardfrequency.com/

The Pixel Bandits' Podcast (general gaming podcast which often features a section specifically focused on the latest news and developments in Elite: Dangerous)
Soundcloud
iTunes

Escape Velocity (terrific audio drama set in the ED universe, produced by Lave Radio's Chris Jarvis, now into its 3rd series)
http://laveradio.com/EscapeVelocity/

Lave Revolution (a full-cast audio drama based on Allen Stroud's excellent Elite Dangerous novel of the same name)
Elite-Lave-Revolution

Radio Sidewinder (essential listening for that long exploration trip)
https://www.radiosidewinder.com/listen-now/

Galnet radio (playing music for explorers since 3302)
http://galnet.playtheradio.com/

Sagittarius Eye Bulletins (breaking galactic news from the producers of Sagittarius Eye magazine)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ1bCaFmoacEDCmw3JS1zTQ

Pete "we read the news so you don't have to" Wotherspoon's absolutely brilliant Galnet News Digest broadcasts (which are otherwise featured twice weekly on Lave Radio and Hutton Orbital Radio)
http://feeds.feedburner.com/galnetnews
iTunes podcast link
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/galnet-news-digest/id1206342194
Plus his fantastic roundups of 3302 ..
Galnet-News-review-of-the-year-3302
.. and 3303 ..
Galnet-News-review-of-the-year-3303
.. and now 3304!
Galnet-News-review-of-the-year-3304





(useful reference lists)

Notable phenomena - while the Codex only shows the first discovery of each, Qohen Leth's list aims to catalogue them all
Notable-Phenomena-Repository-Please-add-yours!

Marx's excellent catalogue of galactic nebulae including generated nebulae, generated planetary nebulae and manually added real nebulae.
catalogue-of-galactic-nebulae-submit-your-planetary-nebulae

A list of new (as of release 2.2) in-game structures (ships docks, CQC installations, etc)
Ship-docks-CQC-structures-and-other-new-in-game-assets

A list of stations under repair (following Thargoid attack) with quantities required and percentage complete for each one.
Station-Repair-Totals

Updated reports From Eagle Eye on which systems are being targeted next by the Thargoids.
Thargoid Attacks: Where, When and What you can do about it

Sapyx's detailed guide to the generation ships (what they are, where they are and what became of them)
Generation-Ships-All-you-need-to-know

Truesilver's list of crashed Anaconda sites (handy places to find raw engineering mat's)
The-Other-Crashed-Anacondas

Geysers, Fumaroles and Organics - oh my!
Geyser-and-Fumarole-Location-Catalog-and-Data-Collection
The Beyond update brings with it a fresh new website to continue MadRaptor's catalogue of geological wonders.
M.W.S.O.G (The Milky Way Society of Organics and Geology)

Dziondziak's list of exactly what geological features have been found for each system map description and on what types of planet
Geological-Codex-Key

Tourist Beacons
Requesting-Tourist-Beacon-Data!-Need-Your-Help-Commanders!

SRV base jumping locations
A-guide-to-good-base-jumping-locations

Earth-like worlds
List-of-Earth-like-worlds-v2

List of "strange and wonderous" planets and planetary surface features (somewhat out of date now)
LIST-HORIZONS-WONDERS

Glowing Green Giants (Cmdr Sapyx's "definitive" list of luminous green gas giants)
Glowing-Green-Giants-The-Definitive-List

Map of "local" nebula (really nice graphic map of noteable nebula within a 6kly radius of Sol)
Local-Nebula-Map-for-Explorers

Permits list
Updated-Permit-List

Discounts on ships & outfitting
Active-Discounts-thread

Galenrog's comprehensive list of engineering materials and where to find them.
Elite-Dangerous-"Scavenger"-A-new-DataBase-of-materials-for-engineers

And an older list of rare materials which is still good for things like Arsenic (see post #4 for a similar list for Colonia).
Best-star-system-for-finding-rare-materials

Materials and data storage (what to keep and what to ditch) (probably wrong post 3.0)
guide_how_to_optimize_your_materialsdata_capacity
"Grey items" - useless materials and data that you don't need to hang on to
(probably wrong post 3.0)
So-you-ve-run-out-of-inventory-space

Complete list of all the Elite Dangerous controls (up to date as of beta 2.3)
(thread now defunct)
Keybinds-in-full-as-of-Beta-2-3

JetsonRING's complete list of all the Elite Dangerous controls (originally created for the Q4 beta)
Got-bored-created-an-Elite-Dangerous-Controls-template-worksheet

Rare commodities
CMDR Zoy's Rare Goods Emporium
Rare-Commodities-List!
Rares-Trading-Metro-Map

DaftMav's excellent list of interesting surface waypoints (including crashed ships, INRA bases, exploration camps and much more)
Surface Waypoints (Google Doc)

USS types (no longer supported)
Unidentified-Signal-Sources-(USS)-A-Complete-Guide

Different types of signal source and what you can find in them
Signal-Sources

Alternative HUD colours
NO2O!-The-Definitive-List-of-1-7-2-2-Compatible-HUD-Colour-Color-Configs-(please-add-yours!)

Things to try in-game
How-many-of-these-have-you-tried
How-many-of-these-have-you-tried-Part-2

Barking Mad's list of what's coming in the future ..
The Future? "Its on the list."
.. and also a complete list of ED updates (with patch notes and feature lists) - basically this whole website is all kinds of awesome!
Elite: Dangerous - Patch Notes
Cmdr Cocalarix's Elite: Dangerous "2.4 and Beyond" 2018 roadmap
Elite-Dangerous-2018-Roadmap-Regularly-Updated





(ships, weapon stat's, combat tips, etc)

Ships of Elite at a glance (the defining characteristics for every type of ship)
The-Elite-Ship-One-Glance-Reference

Complete stat's on ship speeds (including boost, pitch, roll and yaw performance) [pre 3.0]
Max-Speed-Boost-Pitch-Roll-amp-Yaw-for-Every-Ship-in-Game-Official-FDev-Stats

And another table of pitch/roll/acceleration statistics.
Pitch-Roll-and-Acceleration-for-(nearly)-Everyship

Supercruise turning rates for each of the different ships
Supercruise-handling-of-ships

Some truly mindblowing maths on the science of optimal supercruise flight courtesy of Heisenberg6626
Article-Optimal-Supercruise-Flight-Paths

Cmdr furrycat's guide to engineering a Viper Mk III to go 932m/s!
Fastest-ship-in-the-galaxy

Cmdr furrycat's guide to the science of the Guardian FSD Booster
The-science-of-the-Guardian-FSD-booster-2-0

Weapon damage stat's
Official-FDev-Damage-Stats-for-Every-Weapon

Table of all special effects for weapon engineering and their associated side effects
Side-effects-of-weapon-special-effects-complete-table

Roguey's ship builds (example ship builds for different roles rated by the community)
https://roguey.co.uk/elite-dangerous/ship-builds/

Some nice tips on combat including flight techniques (circle-strafing, etc)
Circle-Strafing-Truesilver-s-Top-Tips-Beginner-s-Guide-VR-PvP-Vid
Using-Fixed-Weapons-Truesilvers-Top-Tips,-No.2-[Beginners-Guide,-Courier-v-FdL-PvP-vid]
Truesilver-s-Top-Tips-No-3-Gimballed-Duelling
L'Intouchable's Elite: Dangerous Combat Guide (video series)
Tips-for-Combat

A guide to git gud at PvE combat by ryan_m17 and the Galactic Academy team
How to build a PvE Combat Ship

A guide to put you on the path of gitting gud in PvP by ryan_m17 and the Galactic Academy team
How to build a PvP-Capable Ship

Ziljan's excellent guide to gank evasion
Ziljan-s-Guide-to-Evading-Gankers-in-Open-(or-nefarious-alts-in-PG)

An older (Sep 2017) collection of useful PVP guides (some already included here)
PvPedia-All-You-need-to-get-started-or-improve-your-skills-in-the-battle-to-become-the-next-champion

Thargoid combat tips
How-to-Solo-a-Thargoid-Interceptor-Video

Gluttony Fang's guide to outfitting your ship for Thargoid combat
Anti-Xeno-Combat-Initiative-and-Ship-Outfit-Suggestions-for-All

Cmdr Hobs truly brilliant "Flight Assist Off Training" videos - if you've ever been tempted to learn to fly like Isinona, look no further!
Guides-I-Finished-my-Flight-Assist-Off-Beginner-Series!

Think you're ready to try out your skills in a bout of consensual PVP? Then why not come along to Fighter Club!
Fighter-Club-the-fighting-club-for-every-skill-level





("mysterious things" and lore)

Stuff to do with aliens, barnacles, ancient ruins & Raxxla plus general Elite background lore.

The new primary root of all discussion concerning Alien archaeology and other mysteries
Alien-archaeology-and-other-mysteries-Breaking-News-Theories-and-Tinfoil-Hattery
The last big Canonn threadnought (Canonn science is the player group that researches all things mysterious and alien).
n.b. posts #1-5 attempt to summarise everything that is known so far.
Alien-archeology-and-other-mysteries-Thread-10-The-Canonn

Canonn Codex (the official Canonn resource for all things Xeno and beyond)
https://canonn.science/codex/
Canonn News (and the latest science and mystery news)
https://canonn.science/news/

The Factabulous Thargoid FAQ
2-4-Thargoid-FAQ

Vall's wonderful interactive 3D map of all the new Thargoid "base" locations
http://designingreen.net/ulmap/

Thatchino's excellent summation of the Thargoid story so far (up to 19th July 3304)
Unknown-signal-Spectrograph-solved (inside SPOILER tags)

Yours truly explains how to see what happens when you put a Guardian item into the Thargoid machine
Guide-to-seeing-the-Thargoid-Machine-go-"medieval"-on-Guardian-tech

Jmanis' well documented list of Thargoid reactions to various cargo types
Thargoid-Cargo-Reactions-Revisited

OakPanda's research on Thargoid interactions with limpets
Limpets-Vs-Thargoids-Results-SCIENCE!

The Guardian Research Division (Cmdr Dreamstate's epic new collection of Guardian information plus associated theories)
The-Guardian-Research-Division

Cmdr masCh KisieL's fantastic interactive list of ancient "Guardian" ruin sites ...
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/300054-Alien-archeology-and-other-mysteries-Thread-9-The-Canonn?p=5031858&viewfull=1#post5031858

Guardian Obelisk pictograms decoded by Indigowyrd et al. (with pretty blue pictures)
Guardian-Obelisk-Pictograms-Confirmed

"Decrypting the Guardian logs" - a complete list of all 28 logs from the 2nd Ram Tah Guardian mission (with audio)
https://canonn.science/codex/guardians-codex/

Dizzy B High's excellent guide to getting all the stuff you need in order to unlock the Guardian Tech
Simple-Guide-for-Unlocking-all-of-the-Guardian-Tech

Cmdr Baton's excellent guide to the "Brain Trees"
Brain-trees-How-To-Guide

Formidine Rift, Hawking's Gap and The Conflux (in-game places of mystery and intrigue taken from writer Drew Wagar's "Elite: Reclamation" book featuring the enigmatic Salome character and a group called the Children of Raxxla)
n.b. posts #1-5 attempt to summarise everything that is known so far.
THE-FORMIDINE-RIFT-MYSTERY-(Part-4) (discussion now closed)
See also: Project Dynasty

Although the mystery of the Formidine Rift has now been solved the enigmatic Raxxla remains elusive
The-Quest-To-Find-Raxxla

"The Holdstock report" A detailed history of the galaxy from the Children of Raxxla.
the-elite-dangerous-storyline

Obsidian Ant's video recap of the alien story so far ..
Obsidian Ant's epic history of the Guardians
Obsidian Ant's excellent "Future of Elite - a historical timeline"

Canonn Radio's excellent new video series "The Thargoid Question" which details the timeline of events surrounding the discovery of the Thargoid bases.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP26MSlf_N9dwi0ssOfan4UI7AhD_ASS4

Drew Wagar's background lore documents (now hosted by Canonn)
https://canonn.science/game-lore/

Elite lore from Remlok Industries (available in both French and English)
http://remlok-industries.fr/2833/the-elite-lore/?lang=en

Official Frontier Thargoid lore recap from pre-2.4 livestream
Livestreams-Pre-2-4-Lore-Stream-Summary





(misc' other useful and/or interesting links)

The galactic mapping project (everything an explorer could possibly want to know about the Elite Dangerous galaxy is contained in the first 7 posts)
Information-The-Galactic-Mapping-Project-amp-Expedition-Hub

Nice visual guide to the exploration value of all the different astronomical bodies you can scan
2-3-exploration-payouts-visual-guide

"Planet identification guide" and "Dashboard hologram reference" - handy images showing what the different planet types look like on the HUD (courtesy of Cmdr ColdGlider on reddit and also Cmdr Jantah here on the forum - latter also available in Russian)


Fantastic visualisations of our exploration of the galaxy using data gathered from EDSM and elsewhere
Maps-and-visualizations

Pulse Wave scanner images illustrating what "motherlode" asteroids look like
PWS-Scanner-Does-it-really-work (Mark Zima)
PWS-Scanner-Does-it-really-work (ExoForce)

Efficient planetary mapping - Cmdr Angr's visual guide to efficient probe launch patterns for various body sizes
Colonia connection route map (handy planetary base waypoints on the way from Sol to Colonia)
The-Colonia-Connection-Route-Map

Hozbase "Elite Dangerous Utilities" site's list of interesting star systems within 4000ly of Sol
Sol - nearest interesting star systems

An excellent guide to understanding the sounds made by different planet types in the system map (see also "Planet Explorer" in the "Other 3rd party sites and tools" section below - n.b. "Planet identification guide" and "Dashboard hologram reference" above may be an easier way to spot things like potential earthlikes)
Planet-sounds-and-how-to-know-everything-from-System-Map

Cmdr Baton's handy guide on how to locate planet surface POI's for geysers, fumaroles, pumpkins, brain trees, etc
How-to-look-for-geysers-beginners-guide

Minor faction news and the BGS (Background Simulation)
A-Guide-to-Minor-Factions-and-the-Background-Sim

And another brilliant guide to the BGS explaining factions, states and how to influence them
background-simulator-tldr

The player faction wiki.
Oh-my-god-I-ve-created-an-Elite-Dangerous-Wiki-(for-player-faction)
http://elite-factions.wikia.com/wiki/Elite_Factions_Wiki

HazardousMatt's definitive guide to engineering your ship for exploration
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/340621-Engineering-Guide-to-Exploration

Cmdr Roraima's Easy Material Collection Guide (a Hutton Trucker's excellent guide on how and where to collect all your essential engineering mat's)
Direct link to Roraima's PDF document

Major Klutz's excellent guide to landing safely on high gravity worlds (follow link in his post to get to the guide itself)
Landing-on-HD-148937-3

The Lords of Elite present a new video series on better ways to farm engineering materials
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjymgxyhPkBUOJKiW_l7B5g?view_as=subscriber

Handy flowchart(s) explaining the whys and wherefores of bounties, fines, dormant bounties & legacy fines (no longer valid post 3.0)




Jack Shaftoe's awesome new C&P flowcharts for 3.0
Uncle-Jack-Shaftoe-s-Guide-to-Crime-amp-Punishment-(updated-for-3-0)
(light version)



(dark version)

Cool maps of the different planetary city and base layouts
Mapping-the-planetary-cities-and-outposts-SRV-races-tool

Cmdr Arithon's beautiful blueprints for all of the Elite Dangerous ships (and more)
Elite-Dangerous-Ship-&-Vehicle-Blueprints-"3305-Edition"
http://www.elite-dangerous-blog.co.uk/post/Elite-Dangerous-Ship-Blueprints-23-Update

Cmdr Arithon's vector graphics for all of the ED ships
http://www.elite-dangerous-blog.co.uk/post/Roger-Reddit-Whats-Your-Vector-Victor

Cmdr Arithon's beautiful vector graphic icons for all of the ED vehicles
Vehicle-icons

Anthony Hunt's superb Elite: Dangerous vehicle codex (gorgeous site including statistics and blueprints for all ED vehicles and more besides)
Elite: Dangerous Blog | Vehicle Codex

Qohen Leth's version of the Eve Career graph for Elite: Dangerous
Comprehensive-Elite-Dangerous-Career-Chart

Mossfoot's "Pilot Ejection Table" - a more nuanced alternative to playing out-and-out "Iron Man" mode
Pilot-Ejection-Table-For-those-who-want-some-risk-in-their-game!

Fabulous collection of Elite: Dangerous themed wallpapers for desktop and mobile devices
Elite Dangerous Wallpapers

Fantastic collection of FD licenced Elite Dangerous Windows and Mac desktop icons
ED-Ships-and-Logos-icon-sets

Vast collection of Elite Dangerous assets including logos, colours, decals, fonts, icons and much much more
Elite Dangerous Assets

Qohen Leth's wonderful collection of ED "cartoon style" ship vector graphics plus "colouring book"
Elite-Cartoon-Ship-Vectors-Pack-Edit-Use-Share-BONUS-Elite-Ships-Colouring-Book

Elite retro gaming
The-Oolite-Thread
Alite-Like-Elite-But-On-Android
The-FFED3DAJ-Thread
The-Pioneer-Thread

Site dedicated to Elite, Frontier and astronomy, full of archived material from all the old games plus much more - take a trip down memory lane!
FrontierAstro

Brilliant (if technical) thread by Jackie Silver and Esvandiary describing how galactic co-ordinates relate to individual systems and can even be translated into the system name (and vice versa)
RV-Sonnenkreis-Decoding-Universal-Cartographics

Old but incredibly detailed and beautifully illustrated thread describing the science of Elite Dangerous
DCello-s-Science-Guide-to-the-Galaxy

Really nice thread discussing the many subtle details that have been built into this amazing game.
Details-in-Elite-Dangerous

NeilF's livestream announcment thread
Livestream-announcement-thread-Subscribe-to-be-notified-of-livestreams

Fuel Rats official thread (for tales of rescue and derring-do + general Fuel Rat banter)
Out-of-Fuel-Explorer-Rescue-Service-The-Fuel-Rats

Buckyball Racing Club official thread (general race club banter - subscribe to hear about upcoming race news)
Buckyball-Racing-Club

Buckyball Flight Academy (misc' racing tips and tricks)
The-Buckyball-Fllight-Academy

Cmdr furrycat's definitive guide to engineering your ship for racing
The-Buckyballer-s-guide-to-Engineering

The Likedeeler Dangerous guide to the galaxy - Want to learn about Kumbardin soap-carving or the two-for-one liver transplant deals in Raijuhan Yi? Need to know how to feed the seahorses of Bipek and why not to give cigarettes to the Saagerlaken on HIP 277? Then this is the guide for you.
Warning: the marzipan potatoes of HIP 117883 may contain traces of almond ... and Titanium!
The-Dangerous-Guide-to-the-Galaxy

The livestreams Q&A thread (the 2nd post contains links to each of the Q&A livestreams along with a detailed list of additional answers to questions raised during each stream)
Livestreams-Questions-and-Answers-Thread

---- stuff applicable from Horizons chapter 4 onwards ----

Qohen Leth's visual guide to the various signal positions along the new FSS frequency spectrum
Frequency-Array-Diagram

Darkfyre99's interesting "pictoral" insights into using the new FSS
Why-I-like-the-FSS-A-pictoral-guide





(other 3rd party sites and tools)

EDDB (brilliant website database for looking up all sort of stuff about systems, commodities, etc)
https://eddb.io/

ED Shipyard & Coriolis (brilliant websites for experimenting with ship builds and outfitting while out of game)
http://www.edshipyard.com/
https://coriolis.edcd.io/

Inara (terrific website containing all sorts of information, particularly useful for info to do with engineers)
http://inara.cz/galaxy-engineers
Note: Inara's engineer info is pretty out of date at the time of writing so you might find this more accurate
http://en.ed-board.net/?m=engineer.modification

ED Tools - Miner (handy site for finding out where to sell those Void Opals for maximum profit)
http://edtools.ddns.net/miner

Eduardo (a nice, simple to use, crafting assistant website with information on components, engineers and blueprints)
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/271006-Eduardo-your-craft-assistant-tool

Component Calculator for Blueprints (spreadhseet based tool for calculating the requirements for a given 3.0 engineering upgrade)
Tool-Component-Calculator-for-Blueprints

Elite Dangerous Utilities (find pristine rings, rare commodities, special & interesting star systems, bounty hunting systems and more that are near to you)
http://elitedangerous.hozbase.co.uk/

Wavescanner (a nice little website that interactively illustrates the different SRV wavescanner patterns)
Tool-SRV-Wave-Scanner-Object-Identifier
http://www.wavescanner.net/

Planet Explorer (a nice little website that interactively illustrates the sounds made by the different planet types in the system map)
http://www.objectscanner.net/

EDbearing (handy tool for calculating a planetary bearing based on your current co-ordinates and those of where you want to get to)
Planetary-Navigation-Bearing-Calculator
http://hotdoy.ca/ed/bearing/

E.D.I.S.O.N. (utility that reads co-ordinates and altitude from the player journal in order to calculate heading and angle of descent required to land at a specific surface co-ordinate, which it then relays to you via text to speach and/or a HUD overlay, effectively guiding you in to your landing spot).
E-D-I-S-O-N-Orbital-and-surface-navigation-Waypoints

EDRouteManager (cool AutoHotKey utility for multi-stage route plotting)
Automatic-route-plotting-EDRouteManager

Elite Dangerous Neutron Router (Spansh's excellent tool for plotting routes utilising neutron star FSD boosts where possible)
Neutron-Highway-long-range-route-planner

ED Pathfinder (cool little utility for locating data points and other materials at planetary settlements - includes detailed maps of each base)
EDPathFinder-planetary-base-data-point-scanning-helper-tool

EDEngineer (very cool utility which provides an in-game overlay to keep track of your engineering requirements)
EDEngineer-an-overlay-to-track-your-blueprint-progress-in-realtime

Pristine Metalics Distance Calculator (find high yield mining resources near you)
http://edtools.ddns.net

Exploration Payout Calculator
http://www.rzxarchive.co.uk/edcalcs.html

Cmdr Orvidius' superb utility for turning the travel journal log files which ED stores on your PC into a timelapse video of your travels around the galaxy.
Maps-and-visualizations (original travel video thread post)
Elite: Dangerous Astrometrics (direct link to website)

An external list of 3rd party tools
http://edcodex.info/





(epic tales of derring-do)

Over the years there have been a few really standout tales of epic adventure and/or foolhardy misadventure which I think are worth preserving in one place so that future generations might learn from them and marvel at those who are either unafraid to push the boundaries of galactic endeavour or too damn stubborn to know when to quit. Herein lie their epic tales.

Cmdr Bomba Luigi gets stranded in his SRV on planet "Wilson" after his ship blows up and he subsequently falls into a very deep dark hole. Numerous commanders spring into action and what ensues over the coming days is still one of THE great Elite Dangerous adventure stories.
Help-I-need-Ship-Rats!

Cmdr Macedonica runs out of Germanium less than 1000ly from Beagle Point. Unable to synthesise any "Jumponium" to get himself out of the galactic cul-de-sac he finds himself in, the future looks bleak. What he didn't excpect was that Cmdr Chiggy Vonrictoffen would travel halfway across the galaxy to mine the necessary materials for him.
End-of-the-Road

Buckyball racer Cmdr Tannik Seldon (aka SushiCW) loses his ship during what should have been a 30 minute SRV race. Undeterred, he decided to drive to the nearest surface base to get a replacement ship and complete the course. The only problem ... the nearest base was literally on the opposite side of the planet.
The-Aquarian-Job-goes-badly-wrong-How-I-lost-a-ship-mid-race-but-am-still-in-the-running

EXO commander Nerth decides to travel to Beagle Point ... the LONG way round ... in a Sidewinder. Seemingly unable to bridge the 200ly gap to his final destination his year long mission appears doomed to failure. Doomed that is until he remembers the story of Cmdr Macedonica (above) and calls for help.
After-a-year's-trekking-and-an-epic-rescue-I-finally-made-it-to-Beagle-Point-in-my-Sidewinder!

Commander Neospike ends up with a damaged and unrepairable Fuel Scoop some 3,600ly from civilisation. In the now legendary "Operation Neospike" the Fuel Rats dispatch a team of ships who proceed, over the course of the next 3 days, to relay in excess of 500 fuel limpets back to the commander as he slowly limps back home in his badly damaged ship. All hail the Fuel Rats!
press_release_on_deep_space_rescue_operation

Jonathan Burnage's nailbiting double neutron jump into the galactic record books (and a damn fine bit of story writing to boot)
Elite-Dangerous-Writing-Contest-November-2017

Cmdr Persera's brilliantly written account of the Void Beyond project and how a 48hr supercruise from the furthest reachable star in the galaxy has left her ship 65,659Ly from Sol but with insufficient fuel to get back ... unless ... will a co-ordinated rescue attempt by multiple Fuel Rats be able to save her, or will it leave them stranded as well?
The-Void-Beyond
And Cmdr Highwaywarrior's terrific blog describing the rescue attempt.
operation-fuel-beyond-the-void

The Distant Worlds Expedition - around 1000 commanders set out on a 3 month long journey to explore the far side of the galaxy. Quite possibly the single greatest co-operative multiplayer event ever staged in video-gaming history. Lest we forget!
Distant Worlds Expedition
Distant Worlds - A journey beyond the Abyss

The Planetary Circumnavigation Club - an exclusive club who's membership is limited to those bold and/or crazy enough to drive (flive?) an SRV all the way around a planetary body.
The-Planetary-Circumnavigation-Club

Yours truly spends 4 days trying to get a ship launched fighter inside a Thargoid base.
It's-alright-I-can-laugh-about-it-now-(an-alien-base-adventure)

Yours truly assists a penal colony in repelling a Thargoid attack armed only with an SRV.
Attack-on-Penal-Colony-BV-2259-(SRV-vs-Thargoid)

Cmdr straha20 went 3kly below the galactic plane, then he went 3kly above the galactic plane, and then he decided to try and reach dizzying new heights of galactic exploration. Read the fantastic account of his adventures over here.
Peak-A-new-high-point-in-exploration

After three months and over a million light years of galactic travel Cmdr Malibu and a team of volunteers finally complete a mission to draw the Fuel Rats logo across the galaxy!
Behold-The-Fuel-Rats-Logo

On the 23rd February 3305, after being stranded in space beyond the far edge of the galaxy for something like 3 months, Cmdr Deluvian was finally rescued by a dedicated team of Fuel Rats while nearly 3000 commanders watched and cheered from the sidelines via holostream. Cmdr Highwaywarrior, one of the rats central to the rescue operation, tells the tale of the Fuel Rats greatest ever rescue mission.
"THE" RESCUE

On the 12th May 3305 Cmdr Jonathan Burnage and a small team of dedicated explorers reached Trieneou AA-A h2, a system 3,393 light years below the galactic plane. You can read the full story of their extraordinary journey, the planning that went into it and the discoveries they made over here.
3-393ly-below-the-galactic-plane-and-back-the-great-escape-from-trieneou-aa-a-h2





(accessories, add-ons and tools to improve the ED experience)

There are now a lot of add-ons (both hardware and software) to enhance the ED experience. Here's a few of my favourites.

Hardware

Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X joystick
A HOTAS (Hand On Throttle And Stick) joystick is a great way to enhance your ED experience. There are many different joysticks available, the one I (and many others) use is the Thrustmaster T-flight which is absolutely unbeatable value, costing justing £30 on Amazon at the time of writing. It's not the most precise stick in the world (see also "Joystick Curves" below) but is pretty robust and a really good way to start before (maybe) deciding to spend a lot more money on something flashier.
http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/tflight-hotas-x

Additional note on the use of so-called "shift key" buttons to maximise the amount of ED controls you can bind to your stick.
Elite allows you to bind button combinations to functions so what you can do is use one or more of the buttons on your joystick as so-called "shift" keys. Generally these don't do anything when pressed by themselves but affect the behaviour of other buttons. For example, on my Thrustmaster T-Flight I have the thumbstick operating my vertical and lateral thrusters when pressed by itself, but if I hold button 5 then they operate my pips, if I hold button 6 they target next/prev ship and next/prev subsystem, if I hold button 7 they operate my various side panels and if I hold button 8 they do miscellenous things (lights, silent running, FA off and galaxy map). As you can see I'm actually using 4 "shift" buttons which gives me an enormous amount of flexibility. To map a button combination you simply go to the control bindings screen, pick the function you want and then hold down the desired button combination.
Very active thread for the Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS (another very reasonably priced joystick, next step up from the T.Flight)
Thrustmaster-T-16000M-FCS-HOTAS-official-thread

UPDATE: I wrote the above a very long time ago now. I still use (and am pretty happy with) the T-Flight and, since it's the only HOTAS I've ever used actively, is the only one I feel qualified to speak about. However, its price has gone up a fair bit (haven't seen one for £30 for a long time now) so it's no longer the no-brainer budget choice it once was. Cmdr Exigious has just done a really nice quick review of a few alternatives so I'll link that here and simply say that using a HOTAS adds immeasurably to the immersion of Elite Dangerous but it's well worth shopping around to find the one that's right for you. I would also add that, although Exigious says the T.16000M was his least favourite, I know that it's still a very popular stick within the Elite community (read the comments on the video - also, long term reliability is another factor the video doesn't fully take into account).

Picking the Best HOTAS: A Complete Product Guide (by Cmdr Exigious)

Virpil Controls
For those with a lot more money to spend looking for a top quality HOTAS I'm hearing great things about Virpil who make a range of components which you can mix and match from their website. They're quite new (at the time of writing) so their software is still a bit raw and not that easy to get set up but luckily Souvarine (from Sagittarius Eye magazine) has done an excellent write-up on how to get it all working.
Virpil-HOTAS-getting-it-working

The VKB Gunfighter MK2
Massively detailed review of this new $450 joystick from VKB (a direct competitor to Virpil)
450-joystick-review-the-vkb-gunfighter-mk2-3600-words-and-some-pics-u-were-warned

TrackIR5 head tracker
Head tracking devices allow you to use head movements to look around the ED environment (e.g. you can look up to track a ship you're following in combat or look left to enjoy the view of the planet you're flying past). After the joystick it's probably the single best way to enhance your ED experience. The one I use is the NaturalPoint TrackIR5. It's a small device that clips to the top of your monitor and uses IR to track the movement of a small metal frame that you clip on to a baseball cap or similar. I absolutely love it but will admit that it's somewhat expensive. A cheaper alternative is the ED Tracker, created by an ED fan and available either as a kit or ready assembled.
https://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/trackir5/
http://www.edtracker.org.uk/ (also check out OpenTrack)

Tobii eye tracking
Another form of head tracking also worth a mention. Although I haven't had a go it basically works by tracking your eye movements rather than your head movements.
https://tobiigaming.com/games/elite-dangerous/

Software

Voice Attack (brilliant bit of software which allows you to control your ship with macro'd joystick/keyboard bindings and voice commands)
https://voiceattack.com/

HCS Voicepacks (add-ons for Voice Attack that adds new voices and characters to your Voice Attack setup)
http://www.hcsvoicepacks.com/

Game Music Packs (an innovative new dynamic voice controlled music system for use with Elite: Dangerous and Voice Attack)
https://gamemusicpacks.com/

Roccat Powergrid (a brilliant utlity that lets you map ED functions to a panel of touch buttons on your tablet or phone) - [no longer maintained but still useable]
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/15616-Roccat-Power-Grid/

Elite: Dangerous "Panels" app (similar to Roccat Powergrid but developed especially for Elite and actively maintained - includes popup windows with local system and planet information)
Panels for iOS and Android
(original Reddit post)

Joystick Curves (an excellent utility that allows you to setup response curves to fine-tune the behaviour of your joystick)
http://xedocproject.com/joystickcurves.html
And an excellent video to guide you through setting this up.
[video=youtube_share;CqzoJPCZM0w]
]Source: https://youtu.be/CqzoJPCZM0w[/video]
Joystick Gremlin (another free Joystick configuration utility like Joystick Curves - haven't tried this but it looks pretty comprehensive)
https://whitemagic.github.io/JoystickGremlin/

Clicker's script which takes the pain out of configuring the TARGET joystick software for pips and curves.
Get-your-Basic-TARGET-Script-PIPs-and-Curves-here

Control bindings reference sheet generator (handy tool for generating a printable reference sheet with all your HOTAS key bindings on it)
https://edrefcard.info
Original forum thread
Keyboard-and-HOTAS-Reference-Sheet-Generator

Aussiedroid's Enhanced Thrustmaster Warthog script (not being a Warthog user I can't vouch for this personally but it's clearly a thorough and well maintained piece of work which adds a lot of useful features for users of this well loved HOTAS)
Aussiedroid-s-Enhanced-Thrustmaster-Warthog-Script

Elite G19s Companion app (originally created to provide masses of additional ED info and facilities on the LCD that comes with certain Logitech keyboards, but now works equally well without one via a second monitor, phone or tablet).
Elite-G19s-Companion-app-(with-simulated-space-traffic-control)

ED Toolbox (a terrific utility for picking up information from the running game such as current system, galnet news, etc and relaying it into a separate website that you can view on another screen. You can also get data from this website that can be fed into Voice Attack so you can use text to speach to have it read out to you)
ED-ToolBox-A-companion-app

EDDI (basically the foremost utility for utilising the official player journal in order to add loads of new immersive features to the game)
EDDI-Windows-app-for-immersion-and-more
EDDI-2-4-Bring-your-cockpit-to-life

Trade Computer Extension (a suite of overlay panels for ED which provide a vast amount of information for trading as well as navigation aids for both space and surface travel)
RELEASE-Trade-Computer-Extension-Mk-II

TTS4ED (a cool utility by demux4555 which uses text to speach to read out the messages in local chat)
TTS for ED (project web site)
Original reddit post





(stuff to do with VR)

There's loads of great discussion about using VR to play Elite, these are just a few of my favourite threads.
(n.b. I'm an Oculus Rift user so I can't really comment on which Vive related threads are best)

VR newcomer questions, advice and first impressions ...

New-Oculus-Owner-First-impressions
VR-or-not-to-VR-that-is-my-question
Do-I-or-do-I-not
Oculus-Rift-Virgin-user-2-day-report
Oculus-Elite-The-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

Sir.Tj also created an excellent index of VR forum threads over here:
The-great-big-immersive-3D-VR-Index

Configuration and setup tips ...

The-Oculus-Rift-CV1-General-Discussion-Thread
How-to-get-Elite-in-VR-looking-CRYSTAL-CLEAR-D
Getting-the-Best-DK2-CV1-Vive-VR-Experience-Guide-Compendium
Rift-hdmi-port-users
CV1-Black-levels-finally-fixed-for-me-Weird-solution

Drkaii's ED Profiler - Drkaii is a prominent ED Youtuber and explorer who's written this great tool for managing multiple Elite profiles (collections of graphics settings, control bindings and HUD colours) that you can switch between at the click of a button (really handy for switching between VR and non-VR play)
EDProfiler-A-New-Display-Switcher-Robust-Settings-Profiler-Switcher-Detector!

Oculus Tray Tool - a very slick little collection of utilities providing a number of Oculus "tweaks" including supersampling, ASW control and USB power management.
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/5okoju/oculus_tray_tool/

Rift vs. Vive vs. ??? ...

Well-I-ve-tried-the-Rift-in-Elite-now-for-a-few-days-(Vive-owner-comparison)
It-s-VR-crunch-time-commanders-and-I-need-your-help-!
Vive-or-rift (1)
Vive-or-Rift (2)
Initial-Impressions-Oculus-Rift-vs-HTC-Vive
Vive-vs-Rift-Help-me-decide-what-to-buy!

So that's settled then, Rift is better .. no wait ... Vive is better ... errr, never mind, they're both awesome! :D

More recent thread on the best HMD for Elite with pro's and con's for each.
best-hmd-for-elite
Also ..
new-to-vr-any-advice-on-which-headset-is-the-best-currently

FAQ ...

Q) How do you operate the galaxy map in VR?
Firstly, you almost certainly need to abandon trying to use the mouse to operate the galaxy map in VR so sort out the bindings so you can control it with your HOTAS (you'll need movement in all three X, Y and Z axes, zoom and rotation all configured to bindings that you find natural to operate).

Next, make sure the grid is turned on. Also, when you open the galaxy map the first thing you'll need to do is pitch it down a bit so that you have more of an isometric (i.e. angled) view of the map rather than a horizontal (i.e. straight across) view (I wish FD would fix this so that the galaxy map starts out angled when you open it).

Once you've done that, you need to master the use of pan and zoom. Zoom out so your lateral (X and Y plane) movements are traversing the galaxy at a decent speed and you can easily pan to the rough vicinity of the system you're trying to focus in on. Then what you need to do is, as you start to zoom back in on the target system, try to get a feel for whether that system is above or below the plane of the grid. Don't zoom in too far until you've moved the grid plane down or up in the Y axis so the system is more or less on it. The more you zoom in, the more accurately you'll need to align that Y axis. Once it comes into view the thing you need to focus on is the blue dot which represents your target system on the grid and not the star itself (which will probably still be some way above or below the plane). If the star disappears as you zoom in further then zoom back out, adjust the Y plane height, and zoom back in again. It can also be useful to spin the map around occasionally to make sure your target is roughly centered in the X/Y plane. Another way to do this is to temporarily tilt the map so you're looking directly down on the grid and make sure your target is in the center. Practice makes perfect. If you have a friend marker way off in the distance (e.g. if you're in the bubble and you have a green friend marker out in Colonia) then practice manipulating the map to focus in on their current system.
Q) After a while I start to feel sick in VR, anything I can do about that?
When I first got VR I was OK most of the time but driving the SRV made me feel really nauseous. So, the first thing is - don't overdo it! If you start to feel sick then don't try to press on, take the headset off and take a break. It is possible to build up a mental association between VR and nausea (I've heard stories of people who only have to smell their Oculus headset now to start feeling sick). Just do it in small bursts - fly around in the ship (assuming you're OK with that) and just do 5 minutes or so of SRV driving at the end of each session to start acclimatising. Over time you will get used to it (training your brain that this separation between what your eyes are telling you and what your inner ear is telling you is actually OK). It took me a couple of weeks but I'm absolutely fine in the SRV now. There are a few graphics settings that might help in this transition period too: "reduce camera shake", "vehicle motion blackout" and "vehicle maintain horizon camera". Also, I thoroughly recommend getting a small desk fan. Having a gentle breeze on your face can work in much the same way as having the window open if you feel car sick. The one I use is this ..

(click image for Amazon link)

Miscellaneous ...

Oculus Dash + Home 2.0 - a new update to the Oculus software which, among other things, now directly supports embeddding desktop windows within your VR experiences (including the Elite: Dangerous cockpit).
Oculus-Dash-Home-2-0-Experiences-amp-Tips-Thread

Note: At the time of writing I haven't tried any of the following.

Using voice attack to dictate text for in-game comms messages, etc.
Speaking-&-Sending-in-game-messages-no-keyboard-needed

Embedding other Windows app's (e.g. web browsers, video players, etc) into your VR display.
The-VR-Dashboard-"V"-is-now-in-Open-Beta!
 
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Older Trending posts pre 3304.

Bran Tse Mallory's "forum ship of the year"
Forums-Ship-of-the-Year-2017-The-Results
Forum-Ship-of-the-Year-2017-The-Final-Countdown!
Forum-Ship-of-the-Year-2017-Round-4-Combat-zone!
Forum-Ship-of-the-Year-2017-Round-3-Who-is-the-Mother-Trucker
Forum-Ship-of-the-Year-2017-Round-2-Exploration-Ships
Forum-Ship-of-the-Year-2017-Round-1-The-things-we-launch

EDDN galactic graph porn
I-ve-graphed-a-whole-bunch-of-planet-star-scan-data-from-EDDN-with-a-lot-of-useful-insights

Extraordinary Fuel Rat rescue operation beyond the very fringes of our galaxy is still underway (ETA for rescue approx. 9pm UK time, 23.12.3303)
The-Void-Beyond

Stations under repair and new stations have been attacked (or so I believe)
It-s-spreading

UPDATE - AkenBosch completes circumnavigation of Enceladus and joins the ranks of the Planetary Circumnavigation Club.
X-Marks-The-Spot-quot-A-leisurely-circumnavigation-of-Enceladus

The Type 10 is finally here!
2-4-The-Return-The-Type-10-Defender
Type-10-Released!

Happy Holidays and Beyond!
Thread: Happy Holidays Lets Look Beyond to 2018

Medusa close-up gets my vote for screenshot of the year!
Stations-Being-Attacked

Attacked stations on fire off the shoulder of the Pleiades!
Stations-Being-Attacked
Well-done-FD-Thargoid-station-attack-rescue

Elite Racers' Okinura station sprint challenge now available at the Oracle until the end of December! (sicko's!)
Elite-Racers-present-the-Okinura-Station-Sprint-Challenge

YouTube luminaries including Turjan Starstone, Tikas, Paroxsym, Shabooka, Yamiks, Ascorbius and many more have collaborated over the past 3 months to bring us a series of daily videos between now and Christmas!
Elite-YuleTube-Christmas-Project

Medusa variant Thargoid ships.
Medusa-Variant-Thargoid

The winning entries for the story writing contest are up!
Elite-Dangerous-November-Novella-Winners

A transcript of Sandro's charity livestream Q&A - donate!
Q-&-A-with-Sandro-Sammarco-Charity-Stream-Transcript

I thought it might be worth reminding ourselves about what's coming next year!
Elite-Dangerous-Roadmap-Summary

Frontier raise a staggering £53,000+ for charity!
Frontier's-24-Hour-Charity-Livestream-2017

Watch Hutton Orbital live, anywhere, anytime.
Stream-Hutton-Orbital-Live-Cam!

Oculus Dash mean you can now pin your favourite desktop windows right there in your cockpit!
Oculus-Dash-Home-2-0-Experiences-amp-Tips-Thread

New Buckyball Race "Land of Hope and Glory" now on! (an SRV race around Dav's hope)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Land-of-Hope-and-Glory-(Dec-5-11)

The Distant Worlds II expedition - explore brave new content, seek out anomalies, revamped planetary lighting, textures, and new geological surface features - basically, go where Erimus, Drkaii and 100's of other commanders have been before, but even better ... coming Q4 2018!
Distant-Worlds-II-Early-Announcement

Always nice to be able to showcase some love on these 'ere forums!
What-a-wonderful-exciting-and-visually-stunning-game-this-really-is!
A-worthless-thread-I-admit-but-important-nonetheless

Hutton mug bobble head anyone? (how about one for Canonn or the Fuel Rats?)
Petition-to-make-the-hutton-orbital-mug-a-dashboard-decoration-(also-include-a-cannon-mug-with-additional-biscuit)

Cmdr Iconoclypse has a bad day!
So-close-So-damn-far

Type 10 spoiler spoiler!
type 10 video

Canonn Science launch Canonnball Run 3 - a 10 day long puzzle solving race ... event ... thing (I don't really know)
https://canonn.science/news/canonnball-run-3/

Beyond focused feedback Engineering threads are up!
Beyond-Series-Focused-Feedback

Reactions to Sandro's future plans for engineering (while we wait for the official focused feedback threads to appear)
Livestream-Beyond-Focused-Feedback-Engineers
n.b. summary of changes in post #96

Frontier's 2017 xmas charity livestream!
Frontier-s-24-Hour-Charity-Livestream-2017

The physics of Elite: Dangerous (part 2) - Gravity And The Roche Limit
https://youtu.be/3j4gWZjDV-U

Ozric's Funny and/or Famous NPC thread
Funny-or-Famous-NPCs

The official Elite Dangerous writing contest
Elite-Dangerous-Writing-Contest-November-2017

Patch 2.4.08 - AX fighter no longer OP against humans
Update-2-4-08

Thanking the good guys!
Thank-You-Frontier-For-Being-One-Of-The-Good-Guys

Daft ED mistakes thread #297 (but you can never have enough "learning from others mistakes" threads right?)
That-moment-when-you-realized

How do you play and why do you play? (some nice posts here)
How-do-you-play-ED-and-what-do-you-want-from-it

Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Hutton, Conda!
elite-dangerous-pilot-falls-for-free-ship-prank

The Cult of Cowbell!
Return-of-the-Cowbell!

INRA base #10 found (and it leads to a further discovery)
INRA-Base-Discoveries

A neat guide to profitable bubble exploration
The-Bubble-Explorer

Any colour you like ... as long as it's black ... Midnight Black!
Black-Friday-Midnight-skins

INRA base #9 found?
INRA-Base-Discoveries

A deep dive into the Thargoid Swarm
Discovery-Scanner-2-Bringing-a-Thargon-Swarm-to-Life-with-Mark-Allen

STOP PRESS! SDC have done something that appears to be gaining fairly widespread approval! :-O
SDC-Presents-Crime-and-Punishment

Commander achieves triple Elite ... IN A SIDEWINDER!
Triple-Elite-in-a-Sidewinder

OK - more than unconfirmed rumour now ... Basilisk variant red Thargoids are HERE!
NHSS-6-in-Electra

New AX Taipain Fighter
AX-Taipan

New Buckyball Race to celebrate the 2nd birthday of Polish player group The Winged Hussars!
BRC-TWH-present-Hermaszewski-Celebration-Race

Please excuse the shameless self promotion but I'm doing this! (for charity too) - UPDATE - it is done! (but the fundraising page is still open)
Circumnavigating-a-planet

New YouTube series from the ever wonderful Ghost Giraffe
1980-s-Themed-Cop-Show-set-in-Elite-Dangerous

New deep dive "Discovery Scanner" livestream series from Frontier Developments proves incredibly popular
Discovery-Scanner-1-Creating-a-Galaxy-with-Dr-Anthony-Ross

Sandy is looking for focused feedback for the "Beyond" series, specifically (at the moment) in the area of Crime & Punishment
Beyond-Series-Focused-Feedback

Un-official ED poetry
Elite-Poetry

Landing your ship like a boss! (or maybe not)
I-can-land-my-ship-better-then-anyone

Xbox One X ... it's official!
Xbox-One-X-Support

More INRA base(s) found!
INRA-Base-Discoveries #7
INRA-Base-Discoveries #8

MadRaptor's terrific collection of panoramic and 360° ED screenshots
Panoramics & 360's

Clear save, make money, win the 1hr challenge! (note: players clear save at their own risk - you will lose EVERYTHING!)
The-One-Hour-Challenge

My name is Alec Turner and I'm an Elite addict (but at least I'm not un-happy). Thanks Bran, admitting I have a problem is the first step to recovery.
Question-of-the-week-Are-you-an-Elite-addict-or-just-un-happy

It's a bit early but ... ship build tips for DWE2
Ship-build-for-DWE2

Unexplained mysteries of the galaxy (and some explanations)
Things-in-the-game-you-ve-always-wondered-about

Just wanted to showcase this terrific video from Cmdr Phoebia - "Crematoria" (landing on Skardee 1)
[video=youtube_share;XFzp7_4_lE4]https://youtu.be/XFzp7_4_lE4[/video]
Better late than never - a thread with all the expo talks linked into it - highly recommended
Talks-from-the-Expo-now-on-youtube

Halloween decals and bobbleheads now available in the Frontier store!
Spooky!!!!

New Guardians "bubble" has been discovered 21kly from Sol
Guardians-Discussions (1st set of 3 new ruins discovered)
Guardians-Discussions (2nd set of 3 new ruins discovered)

Issue 02 of Sagittarius Eye magazine ("Aegis") is out now!
http://www.sagittariuseyes.com/galactic-magazine.html

New INRA bases discovered! (well worth a tour - visit them in order!)
INRA-Base-Discoveries (thread now sticky, OP contains full list)
INRA-is-ingame (thread re-named, link now points to 2nd discovery, more follow fairly quickly thereafter)
Old-INRA-base-discovery

"Frontier Developments has launched a Kickstarter UK project Elite: Dangerous"
It-s-Been-Five-Years-Since-The-Elite-Dangerous-Kickstarter-Was-Launched

The scale of the galaxy that FD have created is bigggg! (but smallll minded people fixate on the meaning of "sandbox")
It-s-a-BIGGGG-sandbox!

Ignore the provocative title - this is an interesting discussion on the conflict between individual players actions on the BGS and "hand of god" interventions from FD for the purposes of a CG
It-s-official-now-The-Devs-don-t-care-at-all-for-BGS-player-groups

Commanders get squashed in a massive planet sandwich!
Exploration-When-worlds-colide

Rejoice! - there's a new Isinona video.
Isinona-has-a-new-video-out!

[bump! this discussion is going from strength to strength]
Discussion on planet surface tech and whether Frontier will be able to get close to their FX17 concept art
Frontier-is-really-capable-to-truly-change-the-face-of-the-planets-in-2018

As my bobbleheads currently say ... "Now What". Here are some suggestions.
What-are-you-doing-in-Elite

More FX17 stuff - first an epic episode of Lave Radio jam packed full of interviews and discussion
LAVE-RADIO-A-podcast-about-Elite-Dangerous
And also a livestream from Frontier with Ed and Adam refelecting on the expo
Livestream-Reflecting-on-Frontier-Expo-and-Let-s-Play-tonight-(12-10)-at-7PM-BST

There's going to be purchasable "premium content" in the "Beyond" roadmap as well as the free stuff!
PSA-Not-sure-if-anyone-spotted-this-but-a-dev-has-confirmed-there-will-be-paid-content-as-well-as-the-free-stuff

Controversy over discovery of abandoned INRA base
96-hours-to-locate-a-base-SHENANIGANS!!!!

Obsidian Ant's YouTube channel hits 100k subscribers!
Congrats-Obsidian-Ant-100k-subs-on-youtube

New Buckyball Race on now (until Sunday 29th)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Yggdrasil-(21-29-October-3303)

The forum ... on the subject of ... the forum.
Would-the-game-be-better-without-this-forum

Post FX17 summaries, feedback, etc
FX-17-Feedback
Frontier-Expo-2017-Recap
Interesting-stuff-of-FX17-livestream-in-pictures
Elite-Dangerous-Roadmap-Summary
Useful-Info-from-Frontier-Expo-about-Thargoid-and-Upcoming-Content-Video-Screenshot
Exploration-changes-for-2018-per-the-Frontier-Expo
FX17-Founders-Pass-Loot-Review
FX17-content
A-Feedback-Letter-to-FDev-After-the-Expo
Official-Frontier-Expo-Streaming-Schedule (a good source of links for catching up on the livestreams)
A-huge-thank-you-from-Hutton-Orbital-to-everyone-who-came-by-our-stand-at-Frontier-Expo

New Buckyball Race has one more week to go!
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Fat-Tony-s-Festival-of-Racing-(30-September-15-October-3303)

Pre Expo chat.
Frontier-Expo-October-7-2017!
Frontier-Expo-2017-Is-there-enough-space
ED-commanders-at-FX
Frontier-Expo-ED-Speculation
#FX 2017 Buckyball Run - first one back gets to name their own star system!

Mixed 2.4 feedback
I-like-2-4-The-hate-is-sad
2-4-overwhelmingly-a-good-job-overall-imo

Megaships on the move and the lair of pirate lord Luca has been discovered!
Ship-docks-CQC-structures-and-other-new-in-game-assets
(relevant links all in the last few posts)

Gang of "youths" surround Thargoid, beat it to death (repeatedly) and video it for lolz.
How-to-Insta-Kill-a-Thargoid

Don't forget, if you're an explorer out in the black, it's probably not too late to sign up for Alex and furrycat's galactic repair service!
RAT-Repair-And-Tour-Do-you-need-repairs-after-2-4

Thargoid ship from 1984 discovered!
DISCOVERY-new-Unknown-Ship-(crashed)-Hip-17125-A-3-A-65-8193-48-8662

A genuine, heart felt, thumbs up review of 2.4 and FD's handling of the Thargoids! (which I'm show-casing here because it's such a breath of fresh air)
Ok-Frontier-It-s-time-to-talk

Nailbiting stuff ... right down to the final gasp!
my-best-7-minutes-and-30-seconds-in-4-years-of-Elite-should-you-take-thargoid-cargo

"Hi guys and girls and welcome to Obsidian Orbital"
ObsidianAnt-s-Cameo

Well at least Alec's Best of the forum thread hasn't moved!
Forum-Downtime-Evening-of-Sept-25-into-morning-of-the-26th
Forum-Upgrade

Fancy racing SRVs around planetary bases? Buckyball Road Rally Racing starts October 1st 3303!
BRC-Road-Rally-Racing-Season-1-Oct-Dec-3303

Magnificent new wall poster charting all the major Elite: Dangerous exploration expeditions
Expeditions-In-Elite-Dangerous-A-Visual-History-Printable-Tribute-Poster

Borked Gnosis jump
Seems-the-Gnosis-latest-jump-has-gone-so-well

Patch notes for 2.4.02
2-4-The-Return-Update-2-4-02-Downtime-scheduled

Galnet closes its doors on the community for the time-being
GalNet-postponing-Community-Submissions

Awesome 3rd person wing vs. Thargoid video
[video=youtube_share;5PgNSAFwY-g]https://youtu.be/5PgNSAFwY-g[/video]
Old timers roll call!
How-many-people-are-still-around-from-the-very-beginning

Love 'em or loath 'em - The SDC have shown it can be done.
THARGOID-DOWN

Superb new monthly magazine - "Sagittarius Eye" - issue 01 ("The Return") is out now!
Sagittarius-Eye-magazine-has-launched

216,340,414,463 CR to kill 24 pirates? Even Jabba the Hut wouldn't pay that much!
Issue-with-extremely-inflated-mission-rewards!
Mission-payout-a-bit-high

#EDMEME competition
You-like-memes-You-like-the-chance-to-win-ingame-goodies-Participate-in-the-EDMeme-contest!

Patch day humour
Unofficial-Release-Schedule
Humour-Guess-The-Instant-Death-Bug-For-2-4

Finally! Clothing for those of us who don't look good in lycra (me? I look sexy as heck in Lycra ... but some of you, well you know who you are).
No-more-flying-around-in-underwear-and-socks-new-outfits-for-CMDRs-in-the-store

It's 2.4 patch day!
Elite-Dangerous-2-4-The-Return-Server-Downtime-(26-09-17)
Patch-Notes-WHOOP!-(not-really)
2-4-The-Return-Patch-Notes

Bran calls on humanity to stand together!
Humans-First

Colin "Phoenix D'Lave Radio" Ford's filthy short stories always leave me satisfied!
Dirty-Work-Based-on-the-Palin-Missions

Questions and answers from recent live streams with Steve Kirby and Lloyd Morgan-Moore.
Livestreams-Questions-and-Answers-Thread

Engineers appeal for Thargoid materials! (these CG's may well decide what anti-Thargoid stuff we get at the start of 2.4)
Engineers-Appeal-for-Thargoid-Material-Professor-Palin
Engineers-Appeal-for-Thargoid-Material-Liz-Ryder

More on exploration (and a statement from Dale - more to be revealed at the expo maybe? - no ETA's, no guarantees)
Notice-to-Devs-Do-or-die-Exploration

Cmdr Relient Owl captures some absolutely stunning footage of an escaping Thargoid ship.
Alien-archeology-and-other-mysteries-Thread-10-The-Canonn

Get yourself or your group featured in Frontier social media!
Featured-Commanders-Application

Who's the most hated commander? Who's the most popular? Who has the highest number of PVP kills? Who's the fastest? All these and more!
Claim-to-Fame-Infamy-Compilation

And the result of a survey with some more stat's on the galaxy's most favourite.
The-Galaxy-s-Best-Favourite-Most-Famous

Frontier post official summary of the pre-2.4 lore livestream
Livestreams-Pre-2-4-Lore-Stream-Summary

Final word from Sandro concerning bounties and Powerplay in 2.4
PFB-Ship-Rebuy-Penalty-and-Powerplay

Lots of hubub around the 2.4 Retaliation cinematic and teaser trailer videos
Elite-Dangerous-2-4-The-Return-Release-Date
OMG-Thargoid-Cinematic-was-ACE!
New-Teaser-Trailer-for-2-4
2-4-teaser-trailer
2-4-Teaser
Your-reaction-to-the-2-4-Commander-Chronicles-Video

You wait years inside a space station for an SRV to come along, and then two come along at once!
First there was Themadoll and crew ..
I-need-to-find-Stations-insanely-close-to-landable-bodies
And now we have operation Daedalus ..
srv_to_station_operation_daedalus

Epic and/or hilarious videos of docking and launching!
Docking-Fails-and-Successes

Another nice thread about all the little details that make ED great.
I-really-like-Elite-Dangerous-and-here-s-some-of-why-(please-feel-free-to-add-your-own)

Not one but two brand new Elite Racing groups to get involved with, the first a Buckyball spin-off for SRV planetary base rallying and the second a canyon racing group for PS4 commanders
Road-Rally-Racing
ATTENTION-PS4-CMDRS!!-new-racing-league-attempt

EDDI under new management
EDDI-Windows-app-for-immersion-and-more

Yours truly takes his "goofy" "bumble bee" (people can be cruel sometimes) out for a quick photo shoot ... and spends three days in heaven.
The-most-beautiful-system-in-the-galaxy

Commander Brentnall's response to the Thargoid invasion ... "I don't have to outrun them, I just have to outrun you!"
Evacuation-Proclamation!

An EXO commanders epic year long galactic circumnavigation to Beagle Point in a Sidewinder is over!
After-a-year-s-trekking-and-an-epic-rescue-I-finally-made-it-to-Beagle-Point-in-my-Sidewinder!

Explorer? Damaged ship? Need repair? Call Alex Brentnall!
RAT-Repair-And-Tour-Do-you-need-repairs-after-2-4

New Buckyball Race on now (until September 10th)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-Lion-s-Back-(2-10-September-3303)

Makes the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy look positively square!
ALLtours Magazin 3303

2.4 beta is now over, now we wait!
Elite-Dangerous-2-4-Open-Beta-now-over

Patch notes for 2.4 beta 3 (and Sandy clarifies some stuff about Pilot's Federation bounties vs. PowerPlay)
2-4-The-Return-Open-Beta-Update-3
More from Sandy on rebuy penalty and powerplay
PFB-Ship-Rebuy-Penalty-and-Powerplay
... and ...
Path notes for 2.4 beta 4
2-4-The-Return-Open-Beta-Update-4

Ma-gic, Mo-ments, mem'ries we've been shaaaaring! (here's to 2018)
The-official-Lavecon-2017-photos-are-up!

Elite Racers stage series of live race events throughout September
Elite-Racers-present-the-Redux-Series!-(26-08-3303-30-09-3303)

Themadoll's valient/insane (delete as appropriate) attempt to get an SRV inside a space station (STOP PRESS - he did it!)
I-need-to-find-Stations-insanely-close-to-landable-bodies

David Braben and Gabe Newell duke it out!
Gabe-Newell-VS-David-Brabem

Lave Radio just wanted a place to leave their socks ... and now people are using words like "tyrany"!
LAVE-RADIO-A-podcast-about-Elite-Dangerous
YOU-can-decide-the-fate-of-Lave
Tyrany-Has-a-New-Face-in-Lave
Sap-Core-Legion-Official-stance-on-Lave

We all thought it would be Jurassic Park. It's Jurassic Park. Debate over? Not on your nelly, it's barely begun. RAWR!
New-movie-based-FD-game-in-development-guess-the-franchise!
FRONTIER-ANNOUNCES-JURASSIC-WORLD-EVOLUTION
Jurassic-World-Evolution-Announcement-Trailer
Annnd-it-s-official-Let-s-discuss-the-(probable)-good-and-bad
Jurassic-Park-in-ED
Jurassic-Park-is-the-new-game-by-Frontier-Developments!!!!!!!

grab a coffee, the 2.4 changelog is out!
Elite-Dangerous-2-4-Closed-Beta-available-to-download-now-(changelog)

Farewell to Bran Tse Mallory
Farewell-CMDR-s-Until-we-meet-again-somewhere-in-the-black!

broondog's terrific pictorial tour of the various different station types currently appearing in the galaxy
Unique-Station-Tour-of-the-Galaxy-(Pic-Heavy)

A salient warning from a burnt out player on the dangers of Quince and the lure of the easy win.
A-tale-and-a-Warning-to-ALL!

The mega-survey results are in, 12601 players contributed! Fascinating statistics such as:
49% of the people asked said they predominantly played in Open mode (28% solo, 23% private group)
Elite-Dangerous-Mega-Survey-Results

Commanders share their experiences playing Elite on a variety of early home computers
My-Experience-With-The-Elite-Franchise

Immovable beacons, healing lasers and a flagrant disregard for Newton's first law!
Monday-Madness!-The-science-of-Elite-or-things-that-make-you-go-Hmm

Bobbleplanets!
How-longs-have-Planets-of-Sol-Bobbleheads-been-in-the-store-and-why-did-no-one-tell-me-!

Wonderful video by majesky84
My time with Elite Dangerous

Player run Alliance Combine Party takes control of permit locked Federation system Ross 128
Since-a-lot-of-people-complain-about-the-game-not-telling-you-of-stuff-happening-I-thought-I-d-let-you-know-the-Federation-lost-a-permit-system
Federation-under-threat-We-need-Federal-aligned-Commanders-to-liberate-Ross-128-from-the-clutches-of-the-Alliance

Zarek Null in da house fo shizzle!
Best-Elite-Dangerous-rap-video-ever-(original-song)

Are the Unknown structures growing?
Alien-bases-grow-With-an-important-update-at-Page-4

Buck Rogers in the 34th Century! (awesome video)
Finally-found-a-use-for-my-Adder-Sort-of!
From the maker of "Elite Dangerous does Buck Rogers", DRX's Del Tarrant releases another fantastic new video!
My-Latest-Video-quot-Elite-Dangerous-DRX-The-Thargoid-Menace
And another ... all aboard the Love Boat!
DRX-has-the-solution-to-the-Galactic-Power-Struggle-(Video)

Brett C says "Details: Soon".
So-about-2-4
Sandro says "NO ETA, NO GUARANTEE."
Explorers-would-you-consider-giving-up-on-the-infinite-honk-for
But also ...
Explorers-would-you-consider-giving-up-on-the-infinite-honk-for

Frontier announces the "special event"!
Frontier-Expo-October-7-2017!

Attention VR fence sitters - Oculus + Touch for $399!
For-those-on-the-VR-fence-Oculus-Rift-Touch-now-399!!!-(Similar-to-Warthog-HOTAS)
The-Rift-is-on-sale-for-399

New Buckyball "Prison Brake" race on now (until 13 August)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-Presents-Prison-Brake-(07-08-3303-13-08-3303)

Take part in the ED player survey!
Elite Dangerous Mega Survey

New racing skins for Eagle, iEagle and iCourier! (now all we need is a Buckyball Racing Club decal **hint** **hint**)
Hot-damn!-Slipstream-for-Eagle-iEagle-amp-Courier-may-be-the-best-skins-ever!

Buckyball Race "Armed and Dangerous" reaches its mid-point and has attracted a whole host of new racers!
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Armed-and-Dangerous-(22-30-July-3303)

Braben's "vision" vs. FD's "reality"
Braben's-Vision-and-It's-Implications

Fuel Rats hits 30,000 rescues!
Out-of-Fuel-Explorer-Rescue-Service-The-Fuel-Rats
Plus a new "Rat Tale" from TartanDragon
A-Rats-Tales

Little bit late with this one but ... Chiggy Von Rictoffen to the rescue ... again!
Well-it-finally-happened-to-me-I-m-stuck

RollingStone magazine interviews David Braben!
Elite-in-Rollingstone-magazine

SLOW DOWN is NOT a command!
SLOW-DOWN
Change-Slow-down-message-to-some-other-gravity-indication
In-all-my-time-playing-Elite-I-never-knew-about-this?

Patch notes!
Update-2-3-11

Overshooting your supercruise approach seems to be a popular discussion topic at the moment!
In-all-my-time-playing-Elite-I-never-knew-about-this
THE-LOOP-OF-SHAME

A grand total of 208 alien "base" sites! Damn, we're in a tight spot!
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/355713-Alien-archeology-and-other-mysteries-Thread-10-The-Canonn?p=5693609&viewfull=1#post5693609

Drew Wagar speaks about Premonition and his thoughts on the whole Salome event. I won't attempt to summarise but if you have any interest in how those events unfolded then I'd strongly recommend listening to this.
Lave Radio Special Episode - An Interview with Author Drew Wagar

A new tail(sic) from Fuel Rat TartanDragon
A-Rats-Tales

SadSky <3 David
My-love-letter-to-David-Braben-and-to-FD

Dognosh's guide to solving the Ancient Guardian Ruins mission (and earning 201,000,000 credits in the process!)
ANCIENT-GUARDIANS-MISSION-GUIDE(Step-by-Step)-201-M-Cr

OK, I'm really failing to keep up now. Did you know that Unknown Links could shoot out beams of light that direct you to the next alien base? Nope? Me neither.
Obsidian Ant and The Thargoid Location Device

Alec's adventures beyond the heart of darkness.
It-s-alright-I-can-laugh-about-it-now-(an-alien-base-adventure)

Thargoid base discovered (avoid if you don't want spoilers)
Alien-archeology-and-other-mysteries-Thread-10-The-Canonn (first appearance on thread)
Alien-archeology-and-other-mysteries-Thread-10-The-Canonn (location details)
Alien-archeology-and-other-mysteries-Thread-10-The-Canonn (MadRaptor's guide to solving the central UA/UP/UL puzzle)
Thargoid-Base!
Well-this-is-happening
So-how-many-of-you-CMDRs-have-gone-on-a-Thargoid-egg-shooting-spree-at-the-new-site
Thargoid-base-found-!

Bran Tse Mallory - You V The Weekend
You-V-The-Weekend-Tell-us-Everything-NOW!

New engine colours now in the store
Store-Update-Ooooo-Engine-Colours!
And new name plates too
New-nameplates-and-engine-colors-in-store

The fastest man in the galaxy is, once again, the fastest man in the galaxy
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-A*-Challenge

Draw Wagar's "Elite Premonition" eBook is out!
https://www.drewwagar.com/elite-dangerous-saga/elite-dangerous-premonition/

New Buckyball Race "Double Action Jackson" starts 1st July
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Double-Action-Jackson-(01-07-3303-09-07-3303)

Beneath its short changelog hides some significant networking and surface instancing changes if memory serves (also, didn't someone say the missing avatar in supercruise had been fixed too?)
Update-2-3-10

More Lavecon stuff (WARNING: some of this has been written by yours truly in a state of post-Lavecon hype and/or Frontier drink spiking/RNA manipulation)
Lavecon-2017-what-will-we-get
Lavecon-2017
Frontier-are-awesome!
Alec-s-collected-thoughts-from-the-forum-(and-elsewhere)

"We're gonna need a bigger scoreboard!" (the Lavecon Buckyball Race enters day two and the competition is really hotting up ... the big question is will Mr Blobby make a run today?)
The Lavecon Buckyball Race 2017

Oooooh Blobby (Lavecon news)
Lavecon-2017-what-will-we-get

Zulu Romeo (Haji Ahamat) wins the internet with his collection of Ye Olde Elite: Dangerovs images
YE-OLDE-ELITE-DANGEROVS

Mischief Managed!
Community-Update-Engineer-Exploit-Action-Taken

Michael Brooks bids the Elite team a fond farwell
A-big-thanks-to-you-all!

Jaw droppingly brilliant song by Gluttony Fang (performed by John Greive) dedicated to the Hutton Truckers
i-have-to-go

It's Lavecon time!
Lavecon-2017

People actually enjoying the game? It's an outrage!
Go-stuff-yourselves-I-m-enjoying-the-game

Bret who?
Bret-C

Never drink and fly folks!
Why-flying-drunk-while-attempting-a-multicrew-selfie-in-an-ice-field-is-a-bad-idea

Excellent dramatisation of the events surrounding "The Return" courtesy of Phoenix_Dfire
The-Return-(A-Dramatic-account-of-the-Live-Stream-13-06-2017)

Don't want to fight the Thargoids? What else might we do?
Ways-in-which-a-Thargoid-War-could-provide-content-for-ALL-players-not-just-combat-pilots
Or maybe just write them an open letter?
Bran's Open-Letter-to-the-Thargoids
Also ... CAVES and frickin' EGG SACKS!
2-new-articles-about-ED-on-E3-2017

GameRevolution article based on E3 interview with Sandro which suggests that atmospheric landings may be a way off but that exploration may be getting lots of attention soon!
Important-Things-I-Learned-about-Elite-Dangerous-at-E3-2017-Including-Atmospheric-Planet-Landings

XBOX finally gets a HOTAS joystick!
New-Thrustmaster-T-Flight-HOTAS-One!

At last, we can finally call a spade Thargoid a spade Thargoid!
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/357610-Elite-Dangerous-2-4-The-Return

Lavecon draft activities overview and timetable are now available!
Frontier Q&A, Ed's biscuit review, Deal or No Deal, Dockers live and much more besides.
Lavecon 2017 @ hwsevents

Ed Lewis clarifies the E3 livestream situation (and makes some of us feel slightly bad about our negativity following the first one)
E3-Community-Event-Livestream-Schedule

Two extremely promising new Youtube video series to subscribe to!
Elite-Strange-Worlds-A-documented-journey-across-our-galaxy-A-fan-made-Elite-series-WIP (Skoomer)
Elite-dangerous-Episodes-I-want-your-feedback!! (IiliI PEL IiliI)

Obsidian Ant's had a glimpse of the future, and it seems pretty rosy
My-visit-to-Frontier-Developments-and-the-Future-of-the-Game

Best bug report ever!
You-absolute-*-I-m-REALLY-ENJOYING-this-game!

New long distance Buckyball race (Nebulocity) now on (runs until 18th June)
The-BRC-presents-a-Race-for-Long-Range-Ships-Nebulocity-(3-18-June-3303)

Flower ships and Barnacles!
Alien-ship-on-ground-at-barnacle-spotted!!!

Season 3 to focus on core gameplay, existing features, quality of life and other improvements!
Elite-Dangerous-2-4-and-beyond

Following the above announcement I think it's worth highlighting a few threads (some of them started by FD) gathering ideas for what some of these new QoL and core gameplay features might actually include:
Suggestion-Exploration-Development-a-Galaxy-of-Possibilities
Post-2-4-Core-Gameplay-Improvements-Exploration
Just-a-list-of-what-should-be-done-since-FD-wants-to-focus-on-improving-existing-content-Add-your-own-points!
What-small-QoL-changes-would-be-handly-in-2-4
The-QoL-List
What-improvements-to-the-core-gameplay-would-you-like-after-2-4
Explorers-wishlist-for-2-4-and-beyond
Quality-of-Life-Improvement-Suggestions (started by Mike Evans @ FD)
Exploration-Scans (started by Sandro Sammarco @ FD)
Crime-Update-Discussion (started by Sandro Sammarco @ FD)

Time to confess your senior n00b moments, again.
many-many-hours-played-Noob-moment

Controlling the SRV (Skidding Recalcitrant Vehicle)
Question-Best-way-to-control-your-SRV

An overly "negative" forum poster take a step back for a moment.
I-m-too-negative

BREAKING NEWS! Hyperdictions INSIDE the bubble!
Alien-archeology-and-other-mysteries-Thread-9-The-Canonn

Around the galaxy in 38 days!
Everyday-is-like-"Someday"-a-Galactic-Circumnavigation

New "Candy Crew" 67km SRV Rally (23rd - 28th May 3303)
Candy-Crew-Guild-presents-the-Candyball-Rally-of-Plutarch!

CTRL + ALT + SPACE 2017
CTRL-ALT-SPACE-Elite-Dangerous-Film-Competition-2017
And the winners are ...
CTRL-ALT-SPACE-2017-Film-Competition-the-winners

Title says it all really
Open-mode-is-a-lot-of-fun-Wish-I-had-done-it-earlier

First timer stories of rookie mistakes and silly events!
New-Comer

Lead developer Sandro Sammarco discusses "Karma" system with community
(Basically there's a very long thread on "Deliberate Ramming" which I must confess I'd ignored as I assumed it would just be another salt'n'shake thread. However it turns out that Sandro has chipped in quite a few comments concerning the forthcoming "Karma" system. Requiem Mortis has helpfully summarised these in a separate thread).
Referal --> Karma / C&P Debate in "Deliberate Ramming" Thread with input from Sandro Sammarco

New "Italian Lavian Job" inspired Buckyball SRV race now on (final day!)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-Aquarian-Job-(06-05-3303-14-05-3303)

Buckyball Racer loses ship but ploughs on regardless! Will he manage to drive half-way around a planet to get a new ship and finish the race before the end of the week? Tune in here to find out.
The-Aquarian-Job-quot-goes-badly-wrong-How-I-lost-a-ship-mid-race-but-am-still-in-the-running

Cmdr Isinona is back with some class action (including an encounter with HP and the SDC gang)
Isinona-is-back

Dumbledore's Dead, Snape did it Salome's dead, "you know who" did it!
In case you've been under a rock for the past few days, a few threadnoughts for you to skim ...
Drew Wagar's "aftermath" statement
Obsidian Ant's fascinating interview with Drew Wagar prior the event
Salome-has-been-killed
One-thing-is-clear-after-Drew-Wagar-s-event
Re-The-Salome-Incident-Coroner-s-Enquiry
Ars-Technica's-"Salome-Event"-Article-what-do-you-think
Kudos-cmdr-Harry-Potter-and-the-SDC-Salome's-event
And lastly (and I haven't listened to this yet) ...
The Lave Radio Salome aftermath special.

Support the Miners 3rd party developers (or not).
support3rdparty-Why-we-temporarily-shut-down-our-sites

Oh what the hell ... "Rock 'n' Roll - let's all have a pear thank the dev's"
Cmdr-s-please-join-me-in-thanking-the-Devs

24
What-have-you-achieved-in-the-last-24-hours

You say Salome I say Salami let's NOT call the whole thing off! (29.04.3303)
n.b. Ignore the fact that this thread is on the xbox side of the forum, it applies to everyone.
In-game-event-coming-up
STOP PRESS - OFFICIAL EVENT DETAILS!
The-Premonition-End-Game-Event-29th-April-3303

Help Drew decide what to do on the 29th STOP PRESS - 29th is a GO!
Event-on-the-29th-of-April-Feedback-sought

Make you're ship look like a Reaver ship (SPIKES!)
Spiky-additions-to-Ships

Salt has been mined, update 2.3.01 is here!
Update-2-3-01

2.3.01 discussion - a bit salty but what the hell
Elite-Dangerous-2-3-01-bug-fixes-update-coming-early-May

.. alternatively, if you like your popcorn sweet ..
I-love-Elite

New Race from Buckyball founder ElectricZ now on over! (or ... "how to earn over 2000CR/second")
Buckyball-Racing-Club-Presents-Heavy-Metal

Lots of more love for the game over here ...
Positive-Elite-Thread

Find out what it costs to transfer various ships to Colonia (WARNING: you might want to sit down first)
This-is-what-it-costs-to-transfer-ships-to-Colonia

Owners of stupid ship names need not apply!
Clever-ship-names-you-re-proud-of

Do you remember the first time?
your-first-death-in-ED

IT'S HERE!
Elite-Dangerous-2-3-The-Commanders-Incoming
While you wait for the download why not watch Obsidian Ant's excellent roundup of the 2.3 features.
[video=youtube_share;FcEOgF2Ve-Q]https://youtu.be/FcEOgF2Ve-Q[/video]
Or just settle down with a LARGE coffee (or beer depending on time zone) and read the changelog.
2-3-The-Commanders-Changelog

Nice interview with THE ARCHITECT!
david-braben-elite-dangerous-ps4-interview

Hurrah, someone actually likes the game!
I-like-the-game

What's your idea of fun?
What-is-fun-to-*you*-in-ED

A tale of Modular Terminals brilliantly written by DNA-Decay.
My-Terrifying-Experience-In-Open-(or-how-I-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-Modular-Terminals)

Early days for this "funny moments" thread but I have high hopes for it!
Your-funniest-moments

Make Bran laugh for comic relief!
You-V-The-Weekend-Comic-Relief-%E2%80%93-Elite-style!

Anaconda fails to follow SLFs high speed manoeuvres with truly disastrous consequences!
Well-I-think-this-is-officially-the-worst-night-I-ve-ever-had

The Hamilton Incident (Vindicator Jones' awesome new machinima movie)
The-Hamilton-Incident

What's in a name? - well, money apparently. EZ argues the case against.
The-financial-argument-for-free-universal-ship-names
... STOP PRESS ... pitchforks down everyone!
Ship-naming-and-Name-Plates-how-it-will-work

2.3 Q&A part 2
Elite-Dangerous-2-3-Beta-Q-amp-A-Part-2-Tuesday-21st-March-7PM-Your-Questions-Needed

Superb video (with zero combat) lures another commander into the world of Elite: Dangerous
New-to-Elite-and-wanted-to-share-the-video-that-got-me-to-buy-the-game!

One small vote for Elite: Dangerous one giant vote for Cmdr Ryder (cast your vote now and make someone VERY happy)
Commanders-I-really-need-your-help!

Rejoice - Isinona is back!
FYI-Isinona

Commander drives SRV so fast that he literally bounces into orbit!
How-fast-can-you-get-an-SRV-to-go

Truly stunning images - if these don't make it to the newsletter I'll eat my hat! (they didn't ... chomp chomp eurgh)
A-vision-of-how-planets-could-look-in-Elite-Warning-Contains-graphic-content!

Superb combat video using the new camera suite
Wow-just-Wow-this-new-camera-capability!!

List of Sandro's Q&A answers from the 2nd PAX livestream
Sandro-2-3-Q-amp-A-Summary

Warning: contains horrifically fugly human visages ... and their avatar counterparts (baddum tish)
Elitemeet-and-Hutton-present-the-quot-Holo-me-Holo-you-AHA!-quot-competition

Get your 2.3 Q&A questions in early! (now with added answers)
QUESTIONS-WANTED-Elite-Dangerous-2-3-Q-amp-A-Livestreams

Discussion of the new ED trailer shown at PAX
Just-saw-the-new-trailer-WOW!

Beta 2.3 patch 2.01 (Leeloo Dallas - MUL-TEE-CREW!)
2-3-Beta-Update-2-01

Beta 2.3 patch 2 is out (but multi-crew still isn't)
2-3-Beta-Update-2

Bran Tse Mallory posts a new thread ... and people take it quite seriously! (warning: contains dementors!)
What-would-it-take-to-stop-you-playing-Elite

The beta 2.3 changelog is out and it's a MONSTER!
2-3-The-Commanders-Beta-Changelog

The beta is out (but multi-crew isn't)
The-Commanders-2-3-Beta-Incoming-(w-Important-News)

Buckyball Racing Club presents "Tunnel Vision" - the best race in the galaxy, the best thread on the forum (I may be a tad biased I suppose)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Tunnel-Vision-(25-02-3303-06-03-3303)

Zombie Apocalypse! Necro of the biggest baddest thread on the forum. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! (or hide in solo like the snivelling cowards you are :p)
The-Open-v-Solo-v-Groups-thread-IV-Hotel-California

And another necro, this time of one of the all-time best threads and most exciting rescue operations this forum has ever seen!
End-of-the-Road

Hilarious, Dave Gormanesque, "Found Poem" (courtesy of Lave Radio) featuring forum whines from the 2.3 beta delay thread - LOL.
https://youtu.be/olKqfKVSdHg

With ship naming coming in 2.3 this could soon be an essential tool (P.S. "The Poor Colonial Necessity" is now taken :p)
Insane-Ship-Name-Generator

Surprisingly good-natured and enjoyable read about how people are earning their credits
CMDR-Your-earnings-today-and-how-you-made-it

The forum in musical form! :D
Frontier-Forums-The-Musical

Does "blocking" another player prevent you from instancing with them? (from what I've read so far ... nobody knows for sure)
Myth-Busting-Does-quot-Blocking-quot-Another-Player-Stop-Them-Instancing-With-You

2.3 beta livestreams! - first look at some brilliant new stuff including the avatar creator ("Holo Me"), the new camera suite and, of course, Multi-crew.
On-the-Horizon-2-3-The-Commanders-Beta-Livestreams
2-3-Livestream-Summary-with-timestamps
2-3-Multicrew-Stream-Rough-Summary

Season 2 has been great.
It-s-impressive-when-you-think

Procedural cities! (bad thread title, terrific content)
How-stupid-can-one-be

#HairGate - nearly 1000 posts about long hair ... LOL!
A-Final-Plea-to-Frontier-for-Longer-Hairstyles

Colonia Olympics!
The-Colonia-Citizens-Network-is-proud-to-announce-the-Colonia-Olympics-3303

Which ships support what multi-crew options?
Basic-Multi-Crew-Summary

Link to brilliant article on Mr Braben
Elite-Dangerous-in-the-Media-thread

Thread with some lengthy and quite interesting posts on the subject of "Content" and "Gameplay".
Please-define-"content"-and-"gameplay"

Excellent post clarifying the issue of "realism" in ED and how "naturalism" is a better word to use
The-Realism-Error

Frontier licence rights to "enduring movie franchise of global renown" for their 3rd game (alongside Elite and Planet Coaster)
New-movie-based-FD-game-in-development-guess-the-franchise!

Emergent use of 2.3 multi-crew - before it's even out! Check out the Galactic Travel Agency.
The-Galactic-Travel-Agency-Expand-your-horizons!

An actual bloomin' honest to goodness dev update courtesy of the beige cowboy!
2-3-Dev-Update

The official 2.3 dev update mud-slinging contest!
2-3-dev-update-feedback-mega-thread

And, as a counterpoint to that, some positive spin on 2.3 (at least until the mud slingers get wind of this thread)
In-light-of-the-2-3-negativity-I-just-want-reflect-my-thoughts-on-ED

Dan and Dean are Elite Dangerous Noobs (don't ask!)
paid_5_quid_for_these_two_guys_to_call_my_mates

Conflux data held to ransom in epic player generated roleplay drama!
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/324796-THE-FORMIDINE-RIFT-MYSTERY-(Part-4)?p=5114955&viewfull=1#post5114955

A thread of all the "exploration lacks gameplay" threads.
Hey-Frontier-is-it-just-me-or-do-you-get-the-sense-that-exploration-needs-some-love

Decoding the ancient ruins (more ancient ruins)
NEW-Mission-Decoding-the-Anciant-Ruins
Frontier-Serious-Question-on-the-Alien-Puzzle-Is-it-broken

Jackie Silver's galactic feature map
Jackie-s-Map

First contact (more alien interdictions)
First-contact-today!

Extraordinary forest of weird "brain trees" discovered!
A-Trip-Through-the-Space-Trees!

Cool imgur album of player created gameplay concept images (one for the devs to check out maybe!)
A-year-worth-of-Elite-photoshop-concepts!
 
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Happy new year! What are your plans for 3305?
What-are-your-plans-for-3305-(2019)

The forum ship of the year is ...
Forum-Ship-of-the-Year-2018-The-Results!

Distant worlds hits 5,000 registrations!
DW2-Distant-Worlds-II-Fleet-Roster-Sign-Up-Thread
And Distant Worlds 3305 radio is now live!
DW2-Distant-Radio-3305-the-dedicated-Distant-Worlds-3305-radio-station

Deep core discussions (how to find them and the huge profits to be made)
PWS-Scanner-Does-it-really-work
Please-don-t-nerf-the-new-mining (linked to post from Will)

New epic mountain discovered on Smojai IT-P D6-2 A 2 A
New-Major-Mountain-Smojai-IT-P-D6-2-A-2-A

Bran Tse Mallory is back with his forum ship of the year competition
Forum-Ship-of-the-Year-2018-There-can-be-only-one!

Hutton Truckers net 1.3 billion credits in a single record breaking wing mining transaction!
Hutton-Truckers-are-proud-to-present-the-largest-single-trade-transaction-in-Elite-Dangerous

Update 3.3.01 (with patch notes)
Update-3-3-01

Preparing for DW2
DW2-Preparation-Week

We're all miners now!
Mining-Great-Job-FD!
Best-beginner-mining-ships-3-3
The-popular-guide-to-mining (UPDATED for 3.3)

Advanced graphics tweaks
Graphics-settings-Beyond-Ultra

Frontier raise �43k and rising (at the time of writing) during another epic 24hr livestream
Frontier-s-24-Hour-Charity-Stream-2018!

Yamiks flogs his dead horse and proves that the squadron max membership limit is indeed 500
Dead-horse-squadron-is-the-1st-500-member-squadron-CAN-WE-GET-MORE-SPACE-!

Codex selfies
Codex-Selfie

Analysis mode - it's balls right?
Why-do-we-need-Analysis-Mode

"What is it?" - assorted discussions on the hot new topic of Stellar phenomena and the Codex
The-New-quot-Stellar-Phenomenon-quot-A-Week-Within
Trolled-by-Codex
Missing-Stellar-Phenomena
Notable-Stellar-Phenomena-Question
Q09-Type-Anomaly-Found-(mystery-codex-item-)
I-don-t-understand-how-the-codex-works

Issue #16 of Sagittarius Eye magazine is out!
OUT-NOW-Sagittarius-Eye-Issue-16-(Get-your-copy-today!)

Frontier's festive store countdown has begun
Festive-countdown-in-the-store!!!!

SPVFA (the Stellar Photography, Videography, and Fan Art group who, among other things, supply the images used by Sagittarius Eye) celebrate their 1st birthday with a compilation video
Best of SPVFA 3304

Frontier release two new pilot training videos
Pilot Training - Exploration
Pilot Training - Mining

It's 3.3 update day - woo hoo - assorted threads on the subject
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-Four-3-3-Patch-Notes
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-Four-3-3
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Launch-Livestream-(11-12-2018)
Thank-you-a-note-on-the-beta-the-launch-and-your-valuable-feedback
Lifetime-Expansion-Pass-Holders-Update!
The-Last-Day
National-F5-day-11-12-2018
Here-we-go-The-Update-has-Started

Don't forget - Speedbowl II is happening this weekend!
Announcing-SpeedBowl-2-Bombelli-Or-Bust!-8-9-December-3304

The console SRV crash bug has finally been fixed!
Console-Players-SRV-Surface-Crash-Fix

Distant Worlds 2 - community goals
DW2-Community-Goals

Cmdr Explorix completes his circumnavigation of Olelbis 3a
Not-Yet-another-circumnavigation

Distant Radio website has now been created
DW2-Distant-Radio-3305-the-dedicated-Distant-Worlds-3305-radio-station

Old Frontier office building discovered in Elite: Dangerous - hunt is now on for the new premises
Old-Frontier-Towers-has-been-relocated-to-an-Orbis-Starport-Near-YOU!

Ongoing discussion re: the naming of the 42 new galactic regions
The-names-of-the-new-Galactic-Regions-what-do-we-think

Proposal for a Sagittarius Eye community Discord
Thread-SAGi-(Sagittarius-Eye)-Community-Discord-Server-(proposition-and-questions)

The Q4 "first mapped by" goldrush
The-mapping-gold-rush-in-3-3

Q4 releases on 11th December!
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Release-Date-Announcement

Aegis figure out how to neutralise the disruptive effects of Thargoid sensors on starports
Removal-of-UA-Bombing

Operation IDA launch "Happy Holiday Haul" charity fundraiser
Operation-IDA-Charity-Fundraiser-Starting-14th-Dec-To-Repair-Damaged-Starports-and-Improve-lives!

Frontier's traditional 24hr charity xmas livestream is happending again!
Frontier-s-24-Hour-Charity-Stream-2018!

Are you the greatest SRV driver that Elite: Dangerous has ever seen? No? Me neither but give it a try anyway!
The-Pomeche-Ridge-Challenge-a-standing-SRV-time-trial-in-association-with-the-Buckyball-Racing-Club

Distant Radio 3305 - a dedicated DW2 radio station
DW2-Distant-Radio-3305-(working-title)-the-dedicated-Distant-Worlds-3305-radio-station

To celebrate 50,000 rescues the Fuel Rats are having an art competition (with prizes)
50k-Fuel-Rat-Art-Contest-When-a-Rat-Meets-a-Thargoid

Discovery Scanner is back with a new livestream about the audio design and implementation of motherlode asteroids!
Discovery-Scanner-3-Audible-Asteroids-w-Ross-Stack

Q4 beta ends Monday December 3rd
3-3-Chapter-Four-Beta-End-Date

Do you remember when?
I-remember-when

Cmdr furrycat is at it again - this time sciencing the heck out of the reserve fuel tank
Reserve-tank-sizes-for-all-ships

Wonderful new exploration montage video (haven't had a chance to watch this yet but the comments on the thread speak volumes)
Crusina-presents-Nomad-an-Elite-Dangerous-Montage

As Frontier continue to nerf galactic wonders such as colliding planets and luminous gas giants a new petition springs up in their defence
Keep-Galatic-Anomalies-Petition! (tweaked to point at first Frontier response in thread)

Planetary Circumnavigation - one completed and another just begun
The-Planetary-Circumnavigation-Club

Distant Worlds 2 draw ever closer with a new trailer from Erimus Kamzel
Distant-Worlds-2-A-Journey-of-Discovery

Winners of the "Truckers Up Teide" in-game mountain climb race announced
Truckers-up-Teide-the-In-Game-Challenge!-11th-November

New BGS state announced on last night's stream for systems suffering Thargoid incursion
New-Thargoid-Incursion-State

Frontier's "beta blowout" final Q4 livestream
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Livestream-Beta-Blowout

Awesome video of the T9 canyon race from a couple of weekend's back!
Epic-Type-9-Canyon-Race-on-the-4th-of-Nov

Frontier announce winners of Colonia engineers screenshot context
Contest-Engineers-in-Colonia-Winners-Announcement

Have people been "wasting their time" in the beta? (tongue-in-cheek)
What-have-you-done-in-Beta

Discussions on how Q4 changes are going to affect the BGS
BGS-changes-Learnings-Issues-comments

The "Truckers Up Teide" in-game mountain climb race is happening this Sunday - come and join in the fun! (and maybe even win a prize)
Truckers-up-Teide-the-In-Game-Challenge!-11th-November
And meanwhile, the actual Truckers (who are cycling up a live volcano on Sunday) arrive in Tenerife and get a surprise message from William Shatner!
A very special message (twitter link)

Cmdr R4nger0 (or R4 to his friends), a lengendary character and streamer from the early days of ED, has almost certainly broken the record for farthest distance from Sol in a Sidewinder!
65-647-34-ly-in-a-Sidewinder

New Full Spectrum Scanner triggers migraine attacks for well known video creator and spells an end to his exploration career?
Well-I-ve-tried-but-nope-FSS-migraine-issues

The official Q4 beta "feature instructions" post has now been updated with the new squadron and mining stuff being released today.
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-Feature-Instructions

And the patch notes for the 2nd week of beta are now up!
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-2

Mining and Squadrons coming to the Q4 beta tomorrow (7/11/2018)
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-Update-(Week-2)

Fuel Rats hit 50,000 rescues!
Out-of-Fuel-Explorer-Rescue-Service-The-Fuel-Rats

Rootsrat's terrific Q4 lighting comparison video
Chapter-4-Beta-Lighting-Comparison-vs-Current-Game-(1-1)

Mengy's excellent analysis of travel methods and speeds in the Q4 beta
Traveling-Exploration-in-3-3-Is-it-dead-Surprisingly-the-rumors-may-be-exaggerated

Frontier's official Q4 beta FAQ post
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-Questions

Frontier show off the new Q4 Squadron and Mining updates
Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-Four-Livestream-Mining-and-Squadrons

Jonas Treesong's planetary circumnavigation of Ariel is complete!
Ariel-circumnavigation

Various threads which might help with Q4 control bindings and/or general testing and operation the new features in the beta
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-1-Feature-Instructions (official beta post from FD)
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-1-Feature-Instructions (similar/identical? post from bug report forum)
FSS-Observations-Tricks-and-Tips-for-Deep-amp-Speedy-Sweeps (some handy tips from Cmdr Ziljan)
How-to-switch-analysis-mode-without-entering-FSS (seems to be one of the most common problems people have been having)
Common-problems-&-Fixes-Workarounds
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-1-Known-Issues (worth a read before reporting Q4 bugs)
Also - note that the bindings to control the DSS probe launcher can (currently) be found under the multi-crew gunner role options!

The beta is here, as are the patch notes (over 2000 bug fixes!)
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Pre-Beta-Announcement
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-1
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-is-live!
Beta-Bug-Report-Forum-Guidelines

Betas and Livestreams - this is the day! (well, and Thursday)
COUNTDOWN-TO-THE-BETA
Beta-FAQ
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Livestream-(01-11-2018)-Mining-and-Squadrons

Distant Worlds 2 is a go for mid January 3305
Distant-Worlds-2-A-Journey-of-Discovery

Frontier show off the new Q4 BGS and "scenario" changes
Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-Four-Livestream-Background-Simulation-and-Scenarios
On-the-fly-summary-of-Chapter-4-BGS-Scenarios-Livestream
With-Scenerios-(and-BGS)-changes-Elite-Dangerous-is-a-new-game!

Syllabus for the Elite Dangerous University course (a Youtube series coming on the 1st of November)
https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/9nmeak Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/9nmeak/here_we_go_ladies_and_gents_the_full_syllabus_for/


Frontier show off new visual improvements (including "night vision"), cockpit interface changes, exploration mechanics and the Codex and the crowd goes WILD!
Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-Four-Livestream-Exploration-and-the-Codex
after-stream-discussion
24-Hours-from-now-we-will-witness-the-future-of-Exploration
Q4-Exploration-Reveal
stunned-STUNNED-I-TELL-YOU
Orrery!
Night-Vision
Rumoured-Reported-Discovered

Kerenn "two jumps" Vatueil returns to ED after a long absence and finds there's a lot of new things to do and see.
Kerenn-s-Ketchup

And speaking of having lots of things to do ..
Too-MUCH-to-do-Problem-is-it-isn-t-all-going-to-be-fun

Jonas Treesong's planetary circumnavigation of Ariel is just about to get seriously interesting!
Ariel-circumnavigation (start of discussions about the "seriously interesting" part of the journey)

The Fuel Rats most desparate hour - "Help us CMDRs, youre our only hope"
Come save the Fuel Rats from losing their home system
Fuel Rats Mischief 46.7%, Constitution Party of Fuelum 45.3% after Tick
An-important-battle-won-but-the-war-is-not-over!-FOR-THE-RATS!!!

Type 9 canyon race on the 4th November 3304
Epic Type 9 Race Announcement (video)

While the Truckers climb a real mountain in Tenerife teams of SRV drivers will be scaling a virtual one in the Magec system!
Truckers-up-Teide-the-In-Game-Challenge!-11th-November

Issue #14 of the ever magnificent Sagittarius Eye magazine is out now!
OUT-NOW-Sagittarius-Eye-Issue-14-(Get-your-copy-today!)

Thread for the next Q4 livestream is up
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Livestream-(25-10-2018)-Background-Simulation-and-Scenarios

Nav beacon bobblehead now in store!
New-Bobble-head!!

Frontier announce Q4 livestream schedule, beta release date and a new Q4 teaser trailer
Beyond-Chapter-Four-Beta-Announcement

Frontier recognised as one of the games industry's best places to work (along with a superb mass Frontier group photo in their new offices)
Congratulations-to-Frontier-!-(GIBiz-awards-)

Fuel Rat's Fool Cat kills two!
The Fuel Rats apology to the Cmdr destroyed this morning.

Another week and another planetary circumnavigation begins!
A-Mercurial-Circumnavigation

Cmdr DARIVS has broken Keef Drow's "farthest distance from Sol" record!
Farthest-Distance-from-Sol-Record-Attempt

If your play-time is limited but you still fancy going on an expedition then The Fatherhood ("When the kids go to bed we go to space") have what you seek!
The-Lost-Souls-Expedition!-Launching-October-20th! (aiming to cover approx. 3kly per week)

Scott Manley demonstrates Elite: Dangerous to NASA
NASA-plays-Elite-Dangerous!

Various threads concerning a visit by a number of prominent(?) community members to Frontier's offices last Thursday to see all the new Q4 stuff
Community-guests-at-FD-HQ-on-27th-for-Q4-news (my own drunk posts begin here just after midnight - eventually this thread drowned in so much scepticism about the motives for the visit that I unsubscribed but make of it what you will)
Yamiks-Obsidian-And-and-Co-Creator-s-Roundtable-On-The-Visit-To-Frontier (fast forward about 1.5hrs to the Beyond + FD visit bit)
Round-Up-of-3-3-Impressions-FDev-Community-Visit (excellent thread by Golgot who's attempted to summarise all the comments from various threads and livestreams in one place)
Obsidian Ant's "3304" video about his visit to FD
Community guest FDEV visit 3.3 impressions (nice roundup of various comments from the "Blessed 17" over on reddit)

Cmdr Up2d4t3 breaks the unlimited class record for the Sagittarius A* Buckyball Run! (1hr 52m 29s)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-A*-Challenge

Nice ongoing travelogue of one commanders journey to Colonia (with some terrific screenshots)
Moving-to-Colonia-a-Travelogue

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw - a new single player space gaming coming out next year that's worth a look (far more arcadey than Elite but really impressive nevertheless)
Rebel-Galaxy-Outlaw

Micro-jumps - the graphic novel, the video, the suggestion - awesomeness3
Inter-Sun-A-Micro-Jump-Graphic-Novel

It's an old idea but done really well - Forum Bingo - eyes down for a full house!
Proposal-DD-BINGO-!

Cmdr Odengard's beautifully documented on-going journey to some of the more colourful corners of the galaxy.
The-Green-and-Pink-expedition-travelog

Frontier's description of the Q4 exploration changes are here!
Chapter-Four-Exploration-Reveal
Plus further explanation and feedback via livestream
Chapter-Four-Exploration-Recap

The dedicated mission server and an end to "board flipping"?
Implementation-of-a-dedicated-mission-server

Off-topic but how awesome and hilarious was that Banksy stunt! (or perhaps you disagree)
A-painting-by-Banksy-self-destructs

New Buckyball Race "Triangle Triathlon" (involving Ship, SRV and SLF stages) now on - runs until October 8th
The-Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Triangle-Triathlon-29th-Sept-to-8th-October-3304

Some positivity in a sea of doubt and uncertainty
After-3-years-I-m-still-playing-this-game-And-for-that-I-d-like-to-take-a-moment-of-appreciation
I-wish-I-could-share-my-style-of-playing-with-everyone

Further noteworthy discussions on the new exploration mechanics
Proposal-alternative-to-outright-removal-of-ADS-instascan-amp-system-map-minigame-for-explorers
New-Exploration-Mechanics-What-I-really-want-to-know
FDEV-Please-don't-ruin-exploration-Changes-you-are-introducing-for-ADS-are-a-massive-downgrade
The-Compromise-to-End-All-Compromises-Exploration-Scanner-Edition

Issue #13 of the ever wonderful Sagittarius Eye magazine is out now!
Sagittarius-Eye

Fresh from attaining record breaking galactic highs and lows, Cmdr Straha Yeager now turns his attention to planetary circumnavigation with what is already proving to be a really interesting and educational forum thread quite simply the BEST thread on the forum as far as I'm concerned.
Meridian-a-planetary-circumnavigation

Expert advice on how to construct a forum rant (LOL)
How-to-rant-properly-in-DD

Hyperdicted Gnosis jump - Frontier's greatest fail or boldest storyline yet? Only time will tell but I'm reserving judgement for now.
BREAKING-NEWS-GNOSIS-STRANDED-GALNET-NEWS!
Updates from Frontier on the Gnosis story plus a status report on fixes for current issues
Let-s-talk-about-Gnosis-and-the-Cone-Sector
Status-on-Gnosis-related-Bugs
And a pretty decent article on the event from Kotaku.
If-Frontier-wanted-to-attract-interest-from-outside-press

It's been a while since the last one and we could do with lightening the mood, so - another thread showcasing the plethora of wonderful little subtleties built in to this game
Subtleties

With almost prescient timing IGN publish an interesting article on the power of video gaming communties
Interesting-article-on-gaming-community

A highly amusing take on the language used in FD's recent update announcement
Corpo-Speak-for-Commanders

Iridescent paint jobs! (Oh my god these are BEAUTIFUL - but if you want them all it's gonna set you back �156)
Iridescent-paint-jobs-In-the-store

The Hutton Truckers are cycling up a volcano for charity (hey, once you've made it to Hutton Orbital anything else is a piece of cake right?)
Commanders-do-the-craziest-things-pt-2-Truckers-up-Teide!

Official Frontier "Colonia Engineer" screenshot competition (win a Hyper X headset)
Contest-Engineers-in-Colonia

Far God surface bases discovered
New-Surface-Bases

The offices of Sagittarius Eye magazine have gone dark
What-the-hell-just-happened-to-Sagittarius-Eye
Sagittarius-Eye-Bulletin-Research-Aids-in-Thargoid-War-Signal-Detected

Nee "Hydra" Thargoid ship type (I think he means new)
Nee-Thargoid-Type

New Guardian stuff (SPOILERS!)
Massive-Guardian-Ship-found!

Cone sector now permit locked (and full of Hydra!) - but Gnosis jump is officially still going ahead - Watch the Skies!
Attention-Explorers-GNOSIS-Jumps-planned-THROUGH-a-permit-Lock-!

Patch notes for the Q3 update are up!
Update-3-2

Cmdr PrimetimeCasual completes his SRV circumnavigation of Mitterand Hollow, taking 51.5 hours and witnesssing 2,156 planet rises in the process!
The-Planetary-Circumnavigation-Club
His #TrippyHollow Twitter Feed

Cmdr straha20 reaches new Peak above the galactic plane (a truly awesome forum post - probably worthy of an "epic tales of derring do" entry)
Peak-A-new-high-point-in-exploration

Galnet article talks about new types of body-worn HUD to be revealed at an expo in October (surely there is an ar least 50:50 chance that this is FD teasing something?)
New-Computer-Designs-Announced

The Gnosis' five week mission to explore strange new worlds
Attention-Explorers-GNOSIS-Jumps-planned-THOUGH-a-permit-Lock-!

Official Q3 launch announcement with full details, images and video
Beyond-Chapter-Three-Launch-Announcement
List of new things announced at Gamescom (unofficial)
Gamescom-2018
And a leaked video from the evening event
3-2-Beyond-Video-with-teaser-trailer-and-Summary
Official-"Introducing-The-Guardian-Fighters"-3-2-SLF-Trailer-and-PCGamesN-article

New Buckyball Race starts today and runs for one week
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-On-The-Rocks-20-27-August-3304

Cmdr Edradour's promising new account of his adventures in Elite: Dangerous
A-Slow-Dance-in-Known-Space

Beyond Q3 teaser trailer and launch date (28/08/2018)
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-Three-(3-2)-Release-Date-Announcement

Have you ever? (it's confession time)
I-have-never

Leading BGS groups propose new gameplay ideas
Factions-A-gameplay-proposal-by-leading-BGS-groups

Close examination of Krait cockpit reveals "classic" Rare trading map hidden in the details
Rares-map-on-Krait-rear-console

Head look lock lambasting inspires creation of awesome new weapons
Alleged-Headlock-Hack-Offers-New-Ideas-for-Weapons-to-Improve-Game-Play

Humanizing the AEDC! (OK, I admit it, I jumped to some conclusions about the AEDC - turns out they're human just like you and me and I apologise)
Lave Radio AEDC special with some fascinating insights into the world of the meta-BGS (link points directly at mp3 file)

Ed Lewis definitely was NOT down the pub and definitely did NOT eat this delicious plump breasted pigeon spill the beans on the Q4 update!
Focused-Feedback-Forum-Content-Schedule

Lockdown in Lave and the on-going struggle between the AEDC (Filthy [Alliance] weasels, fighting their dirty underhand war!) and the supporters of Lave Radio (Splendid fellows, brave heroes risking life and limb for the [Independents])
(note: use of Blackader quote implies a humourus tongue-in-cheek take on this - feel free to swap according to who's side you take in all this)
PSA-Lave-blockade-(regards-engineer-unlock)
Lockdown-Questions-(Lave-Brandy-for-Didi-Vatermann)
Lave-under-Lockdown
Operation-Hope-for-Lave

PC Gamer article with Dr Anthony Ross talking about Stellar Forge
PC-Gamer-Article-The-mind-bending-science-behind-the-planets-of-Elite-Dangerous

EDProfiler, the essential VR configuration utility created by drkai, has been receiving some awesome updates recently including a fantastic new "tone mapping" utlity which allow you to "make space dark again". Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already seen it (and may well be of interest to non-VR users too).
EDProfiler-A-New-Display-Switcher-Robust-Settings-Profiler-Switcher-Detector!

Frontier implement a new system for submitting applications for a player owned minor faction.
New-Player-Minor-Faction-System

Nothing ground-breaking (or especially new) but a few (occasionally somewhat trollish) threads I've been following this week.
Why-Elite-Dangerous-isn't-very-popular-on-twitch
Is-Chapter-4-make-it-or-break-it-for-you
No-Man-s-Sky-changed-my-perspective

Complaints from the future! (really quite funny)
Thread-reserved-for-future-complaints

The winners of Frontier's holo screen advert competition have been announced! (he says, with a cheesy grin on his face :D)
Design-A-Holo-Screen-Advert-Winners
Design-a-Holo-Screen-Advert-Competition-Winners-Livestream

Krait ship kit now available in the store (and yes, it has a spoiler!)
Love-it-or-hate-it-the-Krait-gets-a-spoiler!

Cosmicspacehead returns to Elite after a long absence and documents his journey back into the game.
Diary-Of-A-Returning-CMDR

Yet another "advice for new players" thread (only time will tell whether this one proves worthy of preserving in the OP).
Best-advice-for-newcommers

New Buckyball Race - "The Race To The Poles" - on now and runs until midnight Sunday 22nd July!
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-Race-to-the-Poles-Polar-Ship-Fram-Celebration-14-22-July-3304

Excellent new interview with Braben and Co. about Frontier.
Terrific-new-MCV-article-on-Frontier-their-new-premises-scientific-authenticity-and-Cobra

Chapter Two Treasure Hunt (aka Screenshot) competition winner announced!
The-Chapter-Two-Treasure-Hunt-Competition

Issue #11 of Sagittarius Eye magazine is out now!
Sagittarius-Eye

At someone else's request - my three day struggle to ride my SRV on the back of a Thargoid is over.
Attack-on-Penal-Colony-BV-2259-(SRV-vs-Thargoid)

Tannik Seldon is orbiting planets in his SRV again! (with awesome Farseer Base fly-by)
Just-a-casual-cruise-over-Farseer-Base-Nothing-to-see-here

The Buckyball "Black Riband" smuggling race is back and it's bigger and better than ever before!
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-Black-Riband-Rebooted

Cmdr Malibu, who famously drew the Elite: Dangerous logo on the galaxy a few months back, needs your help with a new venture!
Drawing-the-Fuel-Rats-logo-on-the-galaxy-!-I-need-your-help-!

Join DWE organisers DrKaii and Erimus Kamzel this Sunday for the Sudden Mystery expedition! (73.05ly minimum jump range)
DW2-Sudden-Mystery-Expedition

Patch 3.1.1 has arrived - in particular it fixes the Guardian FSD booster (again - hopefully!)
Update-3-1-1

Which ship do you fly? The Crapwinder, a Jack of No Trades, a Toast Jammer or a Federal Courgette?
Compiling-a-list-of-nicknames-for-various-ships

Take part in the first great galactic census (why? no idea - couldn't find a TLDR, nice video tho!)
First-Great-galactic-census

Lists of things people want added are ten-a-penny but this is a pretty good one.
My-List-of-"realistic"-wishes-for-the-game-till-the-end-of-the-year

New things are being discovered in the Alien Breaking News thread.
Alien-archaeology-and-other-mysteries-Breaking-News-Theories-and-Tinfoil-Hattery

Problems with images being shared from imgur are being investigated.
UPDATE: imgur's block on the forums has now been removed - phew!
Access-to-i-imgur-com-was-denied

3.1 bug notes!
Status-on-a-few-reported-issues-in-3-1

3.1 patch notes!
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-Two-3-1

Beyond chapter 2 update is launching today ..
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-Two-Announcement-(28-06-18)
.. and among other things we get the Krait and the Challenger - here are the spec's for the 2 ships.
Challenger spec's
Krait spec's

Some interesting Elite: Dangerous concept art (including new surface ports and megaship designs) from Nick Tagney
https://www.artstation.com/nick_t

Following a question asked at Lavecon it seems all Colonia player faction bases will now be getting shipywards!
Shipyards-added-to-player-faction-bases-in-Colonia

Further details of the Q4 mining update are now available in focused feedback.
HITTING-THE-MOTHER-LODE

Cmdr rootstrat is planning on celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hermaszewski's trip into space by re-running the Winged Hussars Buckyball Race.
Feel free to join him if you're not too busy engineering your Kraits.
BRC-TWH-present-Hermaszewski-Celebration-Race

From a recent "list your three most used ships" thread, results are now available (the results might amaze you - then again).
The-results-are-in-from-your-three-most-used-ships-and-the-results-will-amaze-you!

A timely reminder that you might not be getting the best ED colours from your HDMI display (and there's a REALLY easy way to fix it)
The-black-just-got-blacker-Full-RGB

Various summaries of what was revealed at Frontier's Lavecon presentation
Lavecon-Panel-Beyond-Q4-Sneak-Peeks-Q-amp-A-Notes-Pix-amp-Vids
Lavecon-FD-Panel-Quick-Summary-(Exploration-Mining-News)
LaveCon-2018-QA-quick-recap

The results for the Lavecon 2018 Buckyball Race are up!
The-Lavecon-Buckyball-Race-2018

And (for those that have now developed a taste for it), there's a new Buckyball Race starting on the 16th June.
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Close-Encounters-(16-24-June-3304)

Cmdr Sanderling sets a new normal flight high-g enhanced speed record of 32,825 m/s!
Surface-Supercruise!

Cmdr Tannik Seldon travels the 50km from Ferguson Prospect to Elwood Camp on Wasat A 2 E in one mighty SRV bound!
The-Wasat-Leap-Launching-an-SRV-between-two-bases-without-touching-the-ground

Lavecon 2018 (8th - 10th June)
Lavecon-2018

Gnosis causes gravitational anomaly over Mitterand Hollow which is pulling SRV's off the planet's surface!
SRV-in-orbit!-700km-up-above-planet-surface-(Mitterand-Hollow)

"List your favourite ships" threads appear quite often but this one is especially good!
List-your-three-most-used-ships-and-tell-us-a-bit-about-them

Arghhhh, my immersion!
Little-things-that-break-immersion-and-world-integrity

There's lots more to this game than just exploration, mining, combat and trade! Check out Qohen Leth's fantastic career chart!
Comprehensive-Elite-Dangerous-Career-Chart

Beyond Chapter Two coming June 28!
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-Two-Release-Date

Hanekura Shizuka completes a record breaking circumnavigation of the entire galaxy in just over 7.5 days!
Around-the-Galaxy-in-7-553-days-a-DECE-Speed-Circumnavigation

Keef Drow just broke the furthest distance from Sol record - 65,707lys and still going!
Farthest-Distance-from-Sol-Record-Attempt

The Buckyball "Falling With Style" base jumping race/festival is over and the winners have been announced.
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Falling-With-Style-An-SRV-base-jumping-festival-(19-27-May-3304)

More stunning paint-job concepts courtesy of Qohen Leth
WHAAM!-2-18-Clipper-Paintjob-Concepts-Chris-Foss-Cargo-Beluga

Awesome new spinning station timelapse image from Qohen Leth.
Screenie(s)-v2

It's very rare that I post stuff like this but I like rootrat a lot and I think he's written a terrific post here ..
4-years-in-the-cockpit-the-magic-is-gone

Issue #9 of the fantabulous Sagittarius Eye magazine is now available to download!
http://www.sagittarius-eye.com/

Official new Elite: Dangerous card game ... yes, seriously!!!
Livestream-Elite-Dangerous-Battle-Cards-(24-05-7-00-PM-BST)

Expedition to visit all 9 of the generation ships has been declared a great success.
Futures-Past-The-Generation-Ship-Tour

If getting more stuff for less money/material is your thing then you'll love FD's bonus Weekend! (other opinions are available)
Bonus-Weekend-Trade-amp-Engineering-(24-05-to-30-05)

Cmdr Kith000's "Panels App" for Elite Dangerous is now in beta testing for Android!
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/412067-RELEASE-Panels-for-iOS-(Android-Coming-Soon)-Alternative-to-Roccat-Power-Grid

Cmdr Keef Drow is attempting to break the record for farthest distance from Sol (and, with a multi-week supercruise journey, also the galaxy's most boring video stream! :p)
Farthest-Distance-from-Sol-Record-Attempt

Sandro has proposed some new Powerplay ideas including .... drum roll ... making Powerplay Open mode only! :-O
FLASH-TOPIC-Powerplay-Proposal

The Buckyball "Galaxy's End" galactic pub crawl race is over and the winner is ... errp ... well that's awkward! :D
Buckyball-Racing-Club-Presents-The-Galaxy-s-End-A-Buckyball-Pub-Crawl-(28th-April-to-13th-May)

Thorberg Shavestroke lands on a planet with atmosphere! (kinda)
Just-landed-on-a-planet-with-an-atmosphere

Summary of the Squadrons livestream
Summary-of-Focused-Feedback-Squadrons-livestream

Cmdr Baton has found a planet with Pumpkins, Brain trees, Bark mounds and geysers!
Space-pumpkins-story-so-far-and-a-new-discovery

Will Flannagan and Adam Bourke-Waite Squadrons livestream at 6pm tonight! (note earlier than usual start)
Livestream-Focused-Feedback-Squadrons-(10-May-6PM-BST)

The highly anticipated focused feedback forums for Squadrons are now up!
Beyond-Series-Focused-Feedback

The Outer Rim Station Tour - a 2 month long expedition to visit some of the more remote inhabited stations around the galaxy
Expedition-The-Outer-Rim-Station-Tour

A long running and very popular discussion thread on the subject of atmospheric landings (and space legs)
Will-Elite-Dangerous-have-Atmospheric-Landings-Space-Legs-or-Procedural-Cities-by-2019
And a more recent thread on atmospheric timeline speculation
Atmospheric-Landings-is-Not-Coming-Early-2019

Join the best damn Elite: Dangerous news team in the galaxy!
Seeking-video-editors-to-join-our-Bulletin-News-Team-(Sagittarius-Eye)

Mad Raptor's beautiful short film on geological features in Elite: Dangerous.
GEOLOGIC-AN-MWSOG-SHORT-FILM-(OUT-NOW)

Speed Bowl 3304 - winners announced!
Speed-Bowl-Championships-ANNOUNCEMENT

As the title suggests with some good ripostes to the question.
The-SRV-Why-is-it-so-bad?

When world's collide! (terrific video from Ghost Giraffe on colliding moons)
Moons-colliding-in-ED

Cmdr Malibu creates the universe's largest Elite Dangerous logo - basically the size of the galaxy!
Elite-Dangerous-logo-drawn-on-the-galaxy-map

Mat Recardo's absolutely frickin' awesome Elite Atmospherics videos (yes, that's right, plural - he's done another one!)
(HUMOUR)-Leaked-footage-from-secret-dev-build-Atmospherics

100 amazing new paintjobs now available!
WHAAM!-100-Paintjob-Concepts-For-Fun

Fancy having your own advertising billboard featured in-game?
Design-A-Holo-Screen-Advert

Deadline for Buckyball Race "The Galaxy's End: A Buckyball Pub Crawl" has been extended until 13th May 3304!
Buckyball-Racing-Club-Presents-The-Galaxy-s-End-A-Buckyball-Pub-Crawl-(28th-April-to-6th-May)

Frontier announce focused feedback schedule for Q4 updates
Focused-Feedback-Forum-Content-Schedule

It's the end of Elite: Dangerous on the Mac!
Important-Mac-announcement

The "genius of Elite" - a new player shares his story so far.
Living-Dangerously-My-Elite-Journey-So-Far

Off-topic - Spacebaboy's silly (but strangely compelling) picture quiz
Elite-Dangerous-Picture-Quiz-Do-you-know-your-stuff

Owww! Oh yeah, hurt me baby ... oh ... it's not that kind of thread.
Making-Punishment-Fun

Get orf moi land!
FD-can-you-please-come-up-with-a-soultion-to-CMDR-s-blocking-the-pads-at-the-outpost

Sandro continues to look into the idea of "handing yourself in to the cops" + improvements to friendly fire and notoriety decay
Crime-Update

Issue #8 of Sagittarius Eye magazine is out now and it's an absolute stunner!
Sagittarius Eye issue 8 - Crime in 3304

For those that missed it ... REALLY terrific "80 level" interview with Doctor Anthony Ross on the Stellar Forge and how it manages to generate our galaxy.
Generating The Universe in Elite: Dangerous

Help wanted in gathering resources for the Distant Worlds 2 expedition!
Distant-Worlds-2-Fleet-Logistics-Looking-for-Volunteers!

MadRaptor teases stunning new "Geologic" short film
MWSOG-Presents-Geologic-A-Short-Film

Children of the 70's gaze upon the game with childlike awe
childlike-awe

Cmdr Bomba Luigi completes his circumnavigation of planet Wilson
Planetary-Circumnavigation-Wilson-Edition

Cmdr Kris completes his 30 day circumnavigation of Syralaei BF-A d69 5 a
My-journey-around-366km-radius-rocky-moon-(travel-log)

A spoiler for your spoiler sir?
Oh YESSS Frontier store Master Trolls
Spoiler++ for the T-10 available!

D-day may be less than 48hrs away! (it wasn't)
D-day-is-Coming-Are-We-Ready

New Buckyball Race ("Poisson d'avril") - final weekend!
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Poisson-d-avril-(Mar-31st-Apr-8th)

Cmdr Kathryn Kando gets interdicted at a Neutron star and loses her canopy - but 25mins of life support will be plenty right?
I-m-so-stupd-or-the-long-wait-for-death

Guardian FSD booster - great range, TERRIBLE fuel consumption!
Guardian-FSD-booster-question
FSD-boost-insane-fuel-use-hike

The winners of Frontier's 3.0 screenshot competition have been announced.
The-Great-3-0-Treasure-Hunt-Winners!

The Eagle Eyes seem to have woken up again?
New-Things-in-Pleiades-Sector-IR-W-D1-55

Yours truly visits Bomba Luigi on planet Wilson, falls into Sarlacc's Pit, escapes and spends some time with the intrepid circumnavigator.
Planetary-Circumnavigation-Wilson-Edition (Sarlacc's Pit)
-Planetary-Circumnavigation-Wilson-Edition (Chasing Bomba)

Will and Steve on Community Goals in tonight's Frontier livestream.
Livestream-Community-Goal-Action-(29-March-7PM-GMT)

Uh oh! Have the Thargoids already grown wise to the Eagle Eye installations?
New-Things-in-Pleiades-Sector-IR-W-D1-55

This week's Lave Radio features a Q&A with Adam Bourke-Waite and Will Flanagan (interesting statistic - over one weekend 1.6 million missions were completed!)
LAVE-RADIO-A-podcast-about-Elite-Dangerous

Meanwhile, Cmdrs Kris and Bomba Luigi continue their inexporable bids to join the ranks of the Planetary Circumnavigation Club
Kris - day 20
Bomba - day 4

New issue of the "Galactic Geologist" out now!
Galactic-Geologist-A-Magazine-for-and-by-Geyser-Fumarole-and-Organic-enthusiasts

ToCoSo's stunning collection of photoshopped ship scale images.
A-YEARS-WORTH-OF-FAN-ART-SHIP-SCALE-PICTURES

Frontier's "Treasure Hunt" screenshot competition turns it's attention to Thargoids and Guardians
The-Great-3-0-Treasure-Hunt-Thargoid-Marauder-or-Guardian-Ruin-Entry-Thread!

New update (3.0.5) to fix trade data issue.
Update-3-0-5

In a slow news week, a thread about it being a slow news week.
Is-it-getting-quieter-here

Patch notes for 3.0.4
Update-3-0-4

Wingman navlock bug has now been officially granted a Grade I listing on the Historic England heritage list! (this may not be entirely true)
Rant-Plea-to-fix-Wing-Beacon-issues-present-since-2-1

Famous castaway Bomba Luigi returns to planet Wilson and this time he intends to drive all the way around it!
Planetary-Circumnavigation-Wilson-Edition

Hot hot hot!
Hot-Ships-hot-modules-outfitting-proposal
Hot-Ships-and-Bounties (focused feedback)

Eagle Eyed commanders are on the trail of something new in the Pleiades!
New-Things-in-Pleiades-Sector-IR-W-D1-55

Mengy's before and after 3.0 planetary comparisons thread
The-Voyage-Chromatic!-(sequel-to-The-Search-for-Color)-Revisiting-beige-worlds-for-comparison

Patch notes for todays update are now available
Update-3-0-2

The final(?) episode of the brilliant DarkenSpace video series is now available.
DarkenSpace-video-series

Cmdr Nick Sticks completes his epic 2 month long, 2785 km circumnavigation of a small planet in an SRV
The-circumnavigation-of-planet-Eol-Prou-FB-I-b25-50-1-a-funny-looking-rock
And just as he finishes, Cmdr Kris begins his own planetary circumnavigation attempt
My-journey-around-366km-radius-rocky-moon-(travel-log)

Cmdr Alot breaks the 2hr barrier for a Buckyball run to Sagittarius A*!
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-A*-Challenge

Timmy Brabston accidentally drives his SRV into orbit and has to call the Fuel Rats (wonderful video)
The-Planetary-Circumnavigation-Club

New Buckyball Race "Chicken Run" is on NOW! (and runs until midnight Sunday 11th March)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-Chicken-Run

Best galactic exploration heat map yet?
Maps-and-visualizations

Guardian stuff is happening! (WARNING: spoilers!)
Guardians-Discussions (link to where it starts)
GUARDIAN-PUZZLE-SOLVED-synuefe-eu-q-c21-10
Not everyone is happy tho!
Please-for-the-love-of-guardians-Thargoids-stop-making-us-shoot-stuff

Fancy exploring the Pleiades in an Adder? Check out the "Eclipsis Adder Tour", heading out 1st March 3304.
Adder-Tour-by-Eclipsis-And-DSN

Comparison of Sol moons, before and after 3.0 surface colouration
Sol-2-4-vs-3-0-landable-moons-comparison

3.0 has landed - what have you done? what do you reckon?
3-0-is-here-what-have-you-been-trying-what-do-you-like

Maro-Val re-creates the Interstellar docking sequence with an SLF and a spinning Corvette
VIDEO-Boarding-a-FREEFALLING-CORVETTE!

I need your help creating a list of SRV base jumping locations!
A-guide-to-good-base-jumping-locations

Excellent and very funny (but incredibly sweary) video on what ED is like in VR
Funniest-Video-on-getting-started-with-ED-VR-I-have-seen-hands-down

Information on Elite Meet (in Reading) and Pizzameet (in Portland Oregon)
Elite-social-get-togethers-Elite-Community-Meet-(Reading)-and-Portland-Oregon!

Even better than the patch notes!
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-the-features-of-3-0

New "Celeste" COVAS voice pack available on the store!
New-COVAS-voice-pack-on-the-store-(so-new-voice-packs-are-going-to-be-store-items-then)

Patch Notes!!!!!!!!!
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-One-3-0

Servers down - 3.0 cometh!
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-One-Server-Downtime-(27-02-18)

While you wait for 3.0 to download why not watch some live streams?
Beyond-Chapter-One-Launch-Livestreams

Oh, and watch SushiCW's stunning video of his time on the "World of Death" too!
Challenge-to-land-on-the-world-of-death

On-going Kill Warant Scanner feedback discussion (I think Sandro's pretty much arrived at a solution now)
Kill-Warrant-Scanner-Feedback

Charity auction to "name your own megaship"
GameBlast-Auction-Name-your-own-class-of-Mega-Ship-in-Elite-Dangerous!

Beyond 3.0 Chapter One is being released next Tuesday (27th Feb)
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-One-Release-Date

The February edition of the excellent Sagittarius Eye magazine is now available
The-February-Issue-of-Sagittarius-Eye-is-Now-Out!

Official summary of C&P updates for 3.0 Beyond
Crime-and-Punishment-in-Beyond-Chapter-One

Rejoice - Isinona has dropped a new video
New-Isinona-Video-!-Thief

Sandro Sammarco wants your feedback on the 3.0 Kill Warrant Scanner changes
Kill-Warrant-Scanner-Feedback

A reminder and update to Cmdr Arithon's wonderful set of ED ship blueprints (as featured in the main "Best of" post) plus a superb new trailer video!
Blueprint-series-update

ie Landing and Willie Highwake take over Hutton Orbital News Radio (Ed Lewis and Will Flanagan get VERY silly indeed!)
hutton-orbital-news-thursday-9th-february-2018

Qohen Leth's beautiful DW2 "Grand Tour" printable poster artwork
Grand-Tour-wallpaper-printable-poster

Sandro explains more tweaks to the C&P system
Crime-System-Changes

And also - increases to material storage limits!
Materials storage and FSD synthesis

The Dove Enigma expedition finally made it and have been partying in style!
Enigma-Expedition-to-Colonia-for-Charity-and-for-with-CMDR-DoveEnigma13

It's time to to start officially signing up for DW2!
DW2-Distant-Worlds-II-Fleet-Roster-Sign-Up-Thread

Questions wanted for Thursday's Q&A with Sandy
Questions-needed-Beta-Discussion-Livestream-with-Sandy-Sammarco

The Buckyball "Medevac Memorial Challenge" race is now over - hmmm, I wonder who won?
Buckyball-Racing-Club-Presents-The-Medevac-Memorial-Challenge-(27JAN-04FEB)

Planetary fog is back (YAY!), Dark side of planets is no longer dark (BOO!)
Beyond-3-0-Beta-3-Patch-Notes

Help Cmdr Dreamstate with his investigation into the age old "dark squares on planet surfaces" bug!
Planetary-Square-Bugs-Your-Help-Required!

3.0 beta finishes on the 9th Feb (after one more update on the 6th Feb)
Chapter-One-Beta-closure-and-last-weekend-of-the-beta-treats

"Staggering outpouring of support" will hopefully save the Dove Enigma expedition!
Dove-Enigma-and-the-Enigma-Expedition

The release of 3.0 beta 2 brings with it better engineer rolls, the ability to pin all grades of a given blueprint and easier progression through grades 1-5 if you already have higher reputation with that engineer. FD may have just hit the sweetspot with this release.
Beyond-3-0-Beta-2-Incoming
Beyond-3-0-Beta-2-Changes-to-Engineers
With-Beta-2-Engineering-I-Think-You-ve-Hit-The-Sweet-Spot-FD

Beta bug allows Cmdrs to boost their ships to over 2MM/s! (with video evidence)
Old-Rolls-vs-New-Rolls-megathread

Cmdr Persera's ongoing galactic adventure (she of epic Fuel Rat rescue on the fringes of the galaxy fame)
The-Void-Beyond

A bunch of interesting beta 3.0 threads for those unafraid of spoilers
Planetary-Colours
Old-Rolls-vs-New-Rolls-megathread
C&P-FAQ-Things-you-might-not-know
Mass-Manager-vs-Deep-Charge (getting the best FSD from the new engineer changes)
Beyond-3-0-Open-Beta-Aliens-Spoilers (Canonn discussion beta spoiler thread)

FD posts a 3.0 known issues list
3-0-Open-Beta-Known-Issues-List

The 3.0 beta patch notes are up!
3-0-Open-Beta-Patch-Notes

Some excellent (and nicely illustrated) ideas on new styles of Elite: Dangerous gameplay
Designing-new-gameplay

Summary of content featured in third Beyond livestream (Engineering, Materials trader and Galnet audio)
Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-One-Livestream-(23-01-2018)-Part-3-Recap

The "Enigma" expedition - over 500 cmdrs on a life affirming journey from Jackson's Lighthouse to Colonia all in support of Cmdr DoveEngima13 and his valiant battle against cancer. With 15 days left to go it's not too late to join in!
Enigma-Expedition-to-Colonia-for-Charity-and-for-with-CMDR-DoveEnigma13

Got stuck in the toast rack? Recalled ship just blown up? Ghost Giraffe's terrific new instructional video with 5 handy tips that every pilot ought to know!
5-Things-Everyone-Knows-Except-for-You

The January edition of the superb Sagittarius Eye magazine is out now!
http://www.sagittariuseyes.com/january-3304.html

Good list of things to try (if you haven't already)
Things-every-CMDR-should-do-once

Answers to the questions asked following the second (Chieftan) livestream have now been posted.
Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-One-Livestream-(18-01-2018)-Part-2-Recap (additional answers)

Answers to the questions asked following the first (C&P) livestream have now been posted.
Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-One-Livestream-(16-01-2018)-Part-1-Recap (additional answers)

Summary of content featured in second Beyond livestream (Planets, Chieftan, Trade tools, etc)
Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-One-Livestream-(18-01-2018)-Part-2

Summary of content featured in first Beyond livestream (Crime & Punishment, Wing missions)
Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-One-Livestream-(16-01-2018)-Part-1-Recap

Cmdr Arithon (he of ship blueprint fame, among MANY other things) needs your help with his Vehicle Codex
Vehicle-Codex-WIP-Help-Info-needed

Elite Racers host new "Breakout" racing season with ladder-style 1v1 race events around 3 separate space installation circuits
Elite-Racers-present-Breakout-Series-1v1-Touranment

Cmdr Nick Sticks begins continues his epic circumnavigation of a small potato moon in a bid to join the ranks of the Planetary Circumnavigation Club.
The-circumnavigation-of-planet-Eol-Prou-FB-I-b25-50-1-a-funny-looking-rock

Plans are afoot for a major CG (and much more) in support of the Distant Worlds Expedition II
Distant-Worlds-II-Some-ideas-on-getting-the-most-out-of-the-upcoming-content

A bunch of threads reacting to what was shown in the 2nd Beyond livestream
Devs-deserve-some-love-right-now-!
Recon-Limpet
Colorful-planets-shown-from-Part-2-of-the-Beyond-Livestream
The-New-Trading-System-Amazing-Improvement-but-Please-Balance-Profits
So-that-Tech-Broker
SPOILER!-I-don-t-think-frontier-intended-to-reveal-this

Beyond livestream schedule
Livestream-schedule-Beyond-Chapter-One-content-reveals-(dates-content-and-time)

Ed Lewis leaks Beyond info' on Pixel Bandits podcast including more Chieftan details (medium ship, no rank lock, 2 Large, 1 medium and 3 small hardpoints)
Beyond-Inside-News-(Interview-with-Ed-Lewis)

What philosophy do you live by in Elite?
Philosophy-that-you-live-by-in-space-Share-yours!

First great "things you love about ED" thread of 2018
Things-you-love-about-Elite-Dangerous

Cmdr's Alot and Hanekura Shizuka win in their respective classes of "The Last Gasp" Buckyball Race
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-Last-Gasp

White knight? post something negative, forum whinger? say something positive.
The-Forum-Opinion-Reversal-Challenge

Beyond Q1 beta update (including Chieftan + a whole raft of improvements) coming Thursday 25 January!
Elite-Dangerous-Beyond-Chapter-One-Beta-Announcement

Title says it all really!
Obsidian-Orbital-in-Maia-has-been-attacked-by-the-thargoids

New Buckyball Race "The Last Gasp" starts 06.01.3304! (what would you do if you only had 25 minutes to live?)
Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-Last-Gasp-(06.01.3304-14.01.3304)

Say hi to new community manager Will
Introducing-new-Community-Manager-Will

Finally some progress for attacked stations under repair!
Starport-Status-finally-updating!
Starports-"Under-Repair"-change-to-visibility-of-progress

Wing Atlantis have managed to find the Thargoid Scout ship seen in David Braben's video!
Second-thargoid-scout-has-been-found

Slightly off-topic but ... new Jurassic World Evolution footage (and it's looking frickin' awesome)
So-IGN-First-just-put-out-another-Jurassic-World-Evolution-trailer

Operation "Beyond the Void" - Cmdr Highwaywarrior's blog recounting the events leading up to the extraordinary rescue of Cmdr Persera, 65,659Ly from Sol and 48hrs in Supercruise beyond the outer edge of the galaxy!
operation-fuel-beyond-the-void

Obsidian Ant's review of the last year
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Pete "we read the news so you don't have to" Wotherspoon's Galnet summary of 3303
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]Source: https://youtu.be/2ydSmrOLQFw[/video]


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Cmdr Cocalarix pulls together some of the best ED screenshots of 2017
Screenie(s)

ED new year's resolutions
My-Elite-Dangerous-Resolution-for-2018-is
 
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I expect every idea I've ever posted to show up here... Lol

Oh god, this page is crashing my phone. Eject! Eject! Eject!


CMDR Cosmic Spacehead
LOL

In other news, yes we've moved! Hopefully the new thread now works correctly for everyone. Thread post #1 should contain the Trending section with the big down pointing hand, clicking that should take you to post #2 with the bulk of the content and the "continued from post #1" link at the top of post #2 should take you back to post #1.

Right, where was I?

Oh yes ... Trending - Cmdr Dreamstate attempts to solve the problem of black squares on planets.
 
Oh the best thread only got better :D. Subscribed ofc. What ED would be without this thread, ladies and gents? I always recommend it to new players :cool:.

A big thanks for all your work, Alec!
 
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Alec,

Thanks for all the work you do to keep this post (and the previous one) updated!

And thanks to everyone who posts updates when they find something new.

If I had to guess, I would say half of everything we do in our Elite livestreams we've learned here :-D

Sincerely appreciated,

Grey
 

Arguendo

Volunteer Moderator
Nice to see it has a new and improved home!

FYI: The link to the Dove Enigma thread is missing a "/" in the closing [ url] tag.
 
A fresh new "Best of Forum" thread and now, thanks to Qohen Leth (again), a fresh (and distinctly beige free) new "Best of Forum" banner.

Trending - DWE2 sign up sheet is now up.
 
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