News Content Recap - Beyond Chapter One Livestream (18.01.2018) - Part 2 Recap

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...
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.

I thought what they did was fine (and I love my universal variety/entropy!) : show a quick demo, then show the other elements of the update, with the improved planets in the background (which they did comment on later on too).

In the final update of the Beyond season, I'd expect much more time to be spent as the planetary details should be much more striking when on the surface.
 
Thanks for all the info. Looking forward to the beta, and more so to seeing that all going live. :)

Concerning planets I also would have loved to see more about the new textures. Like seeing a closeup while landing and all... But perhaps they did that on purpose to make us more curious on the beta! :D
I mean, first thing I will do on Thursday once the beta is up, is planet sightseeing and landing.
 
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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.
 
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.
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.
 
Good, I was going for melodramatic. :cool:

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"?
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.
So whilst I to found the lack of focus disappointing, I'm reluctant to read too much into it.
 
Gotta ask the question... Ed and co quite often say "there's a lot to get through and we don't have enough time" on a lot of their livestreams, so it leaves me wondering... why?

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?

I don't mean to be rude about it at all, I genuinely don't know much at all about livestreams...
 
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?
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.
 
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.
That and, as we've seen in the past, if they linger too long then the cleaners turn up!

 
Looking forward to the Beta Period - Especially the Crime and Punishment Section; because I constantly have fines laid on me but never bounties (really reckless pilot stuff). It'll be interesting to see how badly I can fly without bounties now :D and thanks a bunch for the murder changes - really helps bring back people who were new and got their early game ruined by unauthorized PvP or were low on funds and got put into debt because of a death (I have a tendancy to spend /all/ my credits as soon as I get them :p)
 
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