It's probably not the easiest thing to demo. The changes (in update 1) are probably most visible at supercruise distance rather than when driving about in the SRV, and I'm not sure how long they can spend flying over a planet staring at it.A bit melodramatic but yes, the gesture is somewhat depressing and quite unintelligible - if my impression is right about half of the playerbase might be explorers. Personally I'm a lot more concerned about the only 3 minutes could mean that there's just not much to show there. I'm still in hope Ed will prove me wrong on tomorrow's live-stream...
Why. It will be no different to know. Most of those missions are in another system, so you get a bounty in that system. You can still go to an Anarchy or low security to pay off your bounty. What I would like to see though is the faction from any Hi/Med/low sec system that you get the mission from has an option within the mission rewards to remove your bounty at a cost.Re crime and punishment, Can I ask what’s going to happen to missions where you have to take bounties, ie skimmer missions, wet work assassination and the like. I’m hoping these will be moved to anarchy systems, otherwise they won’t be worth doing.
I think the problem was that Steve had no connection to the planetary work, he even read from a script at one point, whilst the rest was things he was involved with. This sort of skewed the presentation. They really needed one of the planetary Devs to give their input.Good, I was going for melodramatic.
I don't think the three minutes bode anything negative, from what we have seen the planets look utterly fantastic. I think it's just more indicative of Ed not being all that interested in the new planets. When Steve was talking about the planet stuff you could see that Ed seemed disinterested, looking at the chat, his lap, pretty much anything else, lol. Ed called the Chieftain the "star of the show" yet the chat kept wanting them to go down to the planet surface.
A large percentage of the Elite community are explorers, both around the bubble and deep into space, yet Frontier time and time again largely ignores or shies away from that. It's this strange disconnect which perplexes me, and every time another example of it happens, like that second livestream, I tilt my head and wonder "why"?
Ed and the devs have a normal games industry 9 to 5 (hah!) working day to Make The Game and Manage the Communidee, and doing evening live streams to maximise the european and US live viewer audience extends that working day.Why the time limit? Is it a YouTube thing or an FDEV livestream policy thing? Not having the time to go down to the new planet surfaces in the stream specifically for the planet surfaces, seems a bit strange unless there is actually a limit beyond FDEV's control?
That and, as we've seen in the past, if they linger too long then the cleaners turn up!Ed and the devs have a normal games industry 9 to 5 (hah!) working day to Make The Game and Manage the Communidee, and doing evening live streams to maximise the european and US live viewer audience extends that working day.