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

Cool, and thanks for posting the music info as well Alec, reminded me of my earlier days listening to psychedelic bands.
Actually you'll have to thank Youtube for that - they automatically add information about copyrighted music featured in a video. I sometimes do mention it in my description but not on this occasion. Mogwai are often referred to as "Post Rock" genre. If you like that then their albums (especially the earlier ones) are really worth checking out. I'd also really recommend "Explosions In The Sky" as another terrific "Post Rock" band ..




Not sure though if you can serve as a role model for newcomers on how to approach and leave a space station. Har har.
You say that but the new player experience does encourage people to fly fast right from their very first moment in the game! :LOL:
 
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Note: Will Flanagan made a further update to the ARX thread, clarifying things such as typical values for various cosmetic items. Post linked in Trending.
 
Trending: the September update (including a flight tutorial for new players and a pile of bugs for existing players), Frontier fail to downplay new STORE (which was always going to be slightly contentious no matter how innocent its intentions) but shoving it in peoples faces with a bright blue UI element right there in station services (players respond with humorous orange and blue protest), Frontier celebrate 35 years of Elite and Speedbowl is back, harder and faster than ever!
 
Trending: Legitimate request to help from a well meaning community or self entitled moaners getting ideas above their station? I'll let you decide (haven't actually decided myself yet although this may well push me over the edge).
 
Trending: The-DemonWolf leads a Halloween tour of some spooky galactic locations! (coming sooooon)

And, while I'm on the subject of things to do this month - don't forget we also have the Buur Pit Trip ongoing at the moment (a series of "accessible" exploration trips out of the bubble - one per week for the next 6 weeks - more info over on the Buur Pit Discord) and then there's also @PrimetimeCasual's Speedbowl 3 happening on the weekend of 9th/10th November (which you probably ought to start practicing and/or saving for!).
 
Yeah, just been talking about that with OA on Lave Radio.
:) I had no idea that there is a radio channel.

As for the update discussion, it's like a flashback from a bad LSD trip. I mean seriously, a blue store button? What's next?

December update.... I am hunting for metals. System Location ALGOL.

Suddenly a scrolling banner crawls from the top right panel to the top left panel every 10 minutes for 60 seconds in my hud with content daily changing, and the text is read by the british " silence of the lambs" voice double of Anthony Hopkins...

OBSIDIAN ANT​

"Good evening Cmdr. It is 10:00 PM. Get your fantastic pink & yellow T-9 Heavy paintwork for a discounted 12.000 Arx only! This is a one time special offer, regular price is 15.599 Arx. Limited supplies, offer expires @ 10:30 PM."

;)
 
P.S. Listening to psycho-cow triggers pics of Billy Conolly, and it's only 11 AM here. LOL

P.P.S. What happens with a lifetime licence if the game is dead before the licence holder is, and can my children inherit the lifetime licence? Can I have a two figure bobble head of Bojo being face punched by the Queen? Did no one hear the rumour of a 3 months universal "downing tools" engineers strike lead by Prof. Palin down the pipe if the patch 2 is bugged? Sooo many questions... LOL
 
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This is a AMAZING new tool for exploers: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/elite-observatory-search-your-journal-for-potentially-interesting-objects-or-notify-you-of-new-ones-on-the-fly-while-exploring.521544/

It's pretty cool out of the box, but it unlocks it's true potential with the ability to add custom criteria for notifications. Absolutely stunning piece of work!
Thanks for the reminder - actually had that on my radar for a while now. I'll get that into one of the main sections and give it a plug (and a try) asap.
 
And, while I'm on the subject of things to do this month - don't forget we also have the Buur Pit Trip ongoing at the moment (a series of "accessible" exploration trips out of the bubble - one per week for the next 6 weeks - more info over on the Buur Pit Discord)
On this subject I just wanted to showcase this flippin' awesome video by Cmdr Eagle131 highlighting the first day of the event - highly recommended viewing!

 
Stunning|! Do they make these films with the in game camera only?
Yup, I think so. The Buur Pit team of Cmdr Buur and Cmdr Rheeney kinda specialise in 3rd person camera work where he flies the ship and she operates the camera in multi-crew - very effective! Not sure if Eagle131 used a similar technique or did it all himself. Maybe ask in the video comments or over in the Buur Pit Discord server.
 
Stunning|! Do they make these films with the in game camera only?
Hi MaxG10! Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the video!

Yes, Alec is correct- The Buur couple indeed work as a team to deliver content to their youtube channel!

I do the same thing, but by myself usually in the free camera. There have been a few video projects I've worked on in the past that involved multicrew camera operators, or additional cmdrs helping me film in their own ships. But for the Pit Trip video, I was flying solo!
 
Sorry Alex, don't mean to occupy your thread, where do I find the vids of the Burr Team? Eagle131, that looks like pro video work to my eyes. Looked at it for the third time, one thing that I would have wished for was an additional detail in the "Evel Knievel" SRV jump. What I "saw" was the jumper hopping (Like the one in the row) nervously up and down a few times, looking at the line o SRV's, then accelerating, cam-pos 1 on jumper, seen from the line of SRV's, cam-pos 2 from jumper SRV looking towards the line while accelerating, switching c-pos1 and c-pos2 quickly back and forth, and if possible making a fake high speed shot out of it. Phewwww... ok I'll better shut up now. Lovely work and epic soundtrack works.

Frontier should pay you folks for this kind of "advertisement", stuff like that is not done in an hour.
 
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