Development Update 1 - June

To Raxxla? :O
That did make me LOL, I found Raxxla and it was beautiful. At the far edges of our galaxy there's an insignificant solar system almost impossible to reach, and on the fourth planet there is a cliff with this message etched out:

'We apologize for the inconvenience.”​


― Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

and below that, in smaller letters: Game Over! :alien: 🖖:coffee:
 
CAS works across and is also the best shader based sharpener with a low 2-4% performance hit, most won't even notice a performance difference between the native sharpening and CAS.
Another upside with CAS is, that you basically can turn Super Sampling down to 0.85 and still end up with a slightly better image than 1.0 and the native sharpening, besides getting a bit higher fps.
After Update 5, my screen was sharp, but flickery as anything, I switched CAS to native and this went away immediately. Planetary texture generation is also much better since Update 5, much smoother. Before 5, I was noticing that when flying low and slow looking for Biological signals , details would draw in across the whole screen whenever I yawed slightly. Now they draw in smoothly and are much easier to spot.
 
In my case clean installation of latest nvidia drivers, set them for gaming and then validating game files helped with much more smooth play. There are some settlements or maybe planets where fps stutter still may happen (around odyssey settlements), but except this game runs stable with decent fps in 1080p on my PC (hw in siggy). It simply need further work, getting forward but still long way ahead.
 
Last development update stream about the direction of the game turned out to be a forum post with a few paragraphs about the patch that was called Update 5.. I do hope that this development update stream will be an improvement and not the same as the last one.
 

sallymorganmoore

Community Manager : Elite Dangerous
Frontier
@sallymorganmoore Hey there! Will there be another Development update by the end of July? I know you can't talk about stuff that isn't announced, but since @Arthur Tolmie said you would do them monthly it's technically already announced... ;)

Hello you :) Hope you're doing good.
As far as I'm aware, we haven't yet been given any reason for the plan to change regarding a progress update by the end of the month. As you know, with the wildly ways of Elite - this could change, but I don't wanna think like that right now :')
 
Hello you :) Hope you're doing good.
As far as I'm aware, we haven't yet been given any reason for the plan to change regarding a progress update by the end of the month. As you know, with the wildly ways of Elite - this could change, but I don't wanna think like that right now :')
If you do have to change that's ok.. we understand.
Hello Games went completely radio silent while they fixed their mess.. as long as this gets actually fixed and then more content added like they did, I think people will forgive frontier and may come back. It's probably gonna take some time though.

It's actions that people care about more than words right now.

Of course people want to know stuff if they can and if you promise them you're going to give them information they are gonna expect it more and more.
 
Hello you :) Hope you're doing good.
As far as I'm aware, we haven't yet been given any reason for the plan to change regarding a progress update by the end of the month. As you know, with the wildly ways of Elite - this could change, but I don't wanna think like that right now :')
Awesome, that's all I wanted to hear. In the past we had some situations were stuff was announced and abandoned without further notice. But it seems like you are not joking when you want to improve communication. The fact that you replied at all is already a 100% improvement over the situation in the past years... ;)
 
Can you please put adjusting the jarring Cubes of B type stars towards the centre of the Galaxy on the to do list? no need to change anything that has already been explored, but the stellar forge could rebalance the unexplored ones, taking into account the composition of neighbouring cubes.

Also, planet surfaces are still generating regular recurring patterns, usually one big region of a given shape, then dozens of identical smaller versions of that shape, tiled perfectly level across the planet.
 
Hello you :) Hope you're doing good.
As far as I'm aware, we haven't yet been given any reason for the plan to change regarding a progress update by the end of the month. As you know, with the wildly ways of Elite - this could change, but I don't wanna think like that right now :')
I don't understand why the plan would possibly change regarding a progress update by the end of the month. This possibility simply can not happen.

To not publish the promised and expected July Dev Update would not only be another significant disappointment but would clearly convey the message that the devs have done nothing of substance over the past month. I sincerely and charitably doubt that this is the case but that is the message that would be conveyed.

Certainly there are talking points of substance that can be discussed next week, the last week of the month, even if those talking points aren't finalized deliverables. Talking in honest detail about what problems the devs are facing w/r/t e.g. performance or planetary tech, why those problems are difficult, and what progress has been made on those problems would be sufficient. To be clear, examples such as the Passenger Missions at Burning Stations Update, the Weapon Engineering Recipe Fixes, and the First Time Trading Tracking Fix are minor talking points at best.

To not publish the promised and expected July Dev Update would be the sort of inaction that justifies the players' sentiments that FDev no longer cares about Elite.

To not publish the promised and expected July Dev Update would be an admission of failure.

This possibility simply can not happen. It would be unacceptable.
 
FD can do whatever they want (as recent events have shown), and there isn't anything you, I, or anyone else outside of FD can do about it. Deal with it.
au contraire.. it was a direct result of the bellyaching and dissatisfaction that the company did an aboot turn and decided to fix the thing. If we all just sat on our hands or said "This is fine" we would have been left with a terrible product.
Feedback is vital and sometimes criticism helps all parties involved. Not silly remarks though but helpful feedback combined with the right level of emotion. If a company thinks they can get away with screwing over their customer they likely will.
 
Hello you :) Hope you're doing good.
As far as I'm aware, we haven't yet been given any reason for the plan to change regarding a progress update by the end of the month. As you know, with the wildly ways of Elite - this could change, but I don't wanna think like that right now :')
I honestly do not see much to talk about. In June 5 Updates, in July 0 Updates. Might as well cancel it, unless you are ready to reveal Road Map for the remaining 2021 year.

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