E3 - 2019

I guess most people can understand that 1.5 years in advance is not the best time to talk in detail about the expansion's features.

The problem is Elite's "games as a service" model. People expect regular content/events and so far Interstellar Initiatives just don't cut it, unless they improve a ton. Maybe Frontier should just have told us there's not much going for the next 18 months, so people can put Elite on a proverbial shelf and check again in 2020.

As I said before, nobody complains about classic single player games that don't get updates every 3-6 months. FD are just not really great at managing expectations. Obviously players are guilty of that too, but it takes two to tango.
 
I guess most people can understand that 1.5 years in advance is not the best time to talk in detail about the expansion's features.

The problem is Elite's "games as a service" model. People expect regular content/events and so far Interstellar Initiatives just don't cut it, unless they improve a ton. Maybe Frontier should just have told us there's not much going for the next 18 months, so people can put Elite on a proverbial shelf and check again in 2020.

As I said before, nobody complains about classic single player games that don't get updates every 3-6 months. FD are just not really great at managing expectations. Obviously players are guilty of that too, but it takes two to tango.
hmm, forgive me, but if you didn’t notice, there was only a year left until the "planned" release of the "new era", and this is just about the time when the first announcements should be made, because after that, time must pass so that people discuss it, make pre-orders, conduct several waves of closed and open beta test (which in itself can take a year), see how those Blizzard do with their world of warcraft.
 
I guess most people can understand that 1.5 years in advance is not the best time to talk in detail about the expansion's features.

The problem is Elite's "games as a service" model. People expect regular content/events and so far Interstellar Initiatives just don't cut it, unless they improve a ton. Maybe Frontier should just have told us there's not much going for the next 18 months, so people can put Elite on a proverbial shelf and check again in 2020.

As I said before, nobody complains about classic single player games that don't get updates every 3-6 months. FD are just not really great at managing expectations. Obviously players are guilty of that too, but it takes two to tango.
and, no, of course I do not ask the frontiers to release the "new era" right now or after 15 minutes. I just want to understand why they are silent. Now I’ll come to the conclusion that the community itself doesn’t really want to learn anything about the “new era”
 
and, no, of course I do not ask the frontiers to release the "new era" right now or after 15 minutes. I just want to understand why they are silent. Now I’ll come to the conclusion that the community itself doesn’t really want to learn anything about the “new era”
You can come to all the conclusions you want, but it doesn't actually mean anything.
 
You can come to all the conclusions you want, but it doesn't actually mean anything.
it means a lot to me first; does the rest matter to me? Well, if you say that my opinion and conclusions are not important, well, I guess it makes no sense for me to consider anything else as important. or eat what you think?
 
well, let me know, is there any line after which you stop repeating "they will tell you how they will be ready"?
Not sure what you're asking here. You're wanting details about software that largely doesn't exist yet. In other words you want Frontier to effectively make promises they may not be able to keep. I'd rather they didn't.
 
And you re-read the March message of the FD, the release is planned for the second half of 2020, and so, the second half of 2019 has already come. year left
You're aware that 'the second half' of any particular year spans six months, right? It doesn't mean 'July 1st'.
 
Dave Braben is a scientist. Scientists follow a research and test x3 mantra. Despite all the salt about the Holy Elite being buggy, FDev don't want to release what we all know is coming without it being tested and working, at least to the degree it is engaging for the community and able to be tweaked quickly where they missed stuff.

It'll be 2020 and it'll be awesome.
 
Not sure what you're asking here. You're wanting details about software that largely doesn't exist yet. In other words you want Frontier to effectively make promises they may not be able to keep. I'd rather they didn't.
hmm, evasiveness of your answer, only confirms my words that you will repeat "they will tell you how they will be ready" in 2020, and in 2021 and in 2121 (if you live), thank you. as I said, I do not ask me to promise anything, but to hear "we are working on it, and this is what we did / didn’t" yes, I would love to. why? because I'm not indifferent to the fate of the elite
 
Frontier handle game development and community engagement the way they do because US, WE the community have literally bitten the hand that feeds us.

Frontier tried to engage with the community over Elite Dangerous and found all that we did was overload them everything but the response they wanted. I am just as guilty in this as all of you. We don't sit here and act like excited children on Christmas Day morning, no, we act like spoiled entitled brats. All we do is complain about something, and if we can't find something to complain about, we make something up. The moment Frontier do release info, all we do is throw it back in their faces shouting "THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH!" So really, how do you expect Frontier to react?

They have found that the Planet Coaster, and Jurassic World communities are not as toxic as the Elite community is, so if you are wondering why Frontier don't tell us anything, it's our fault, not theirs. Sadly I can't see the Elite community ever changing for the better.
 
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hmm, evasiveness of your answer, only confirms my words that you will repeat "they will tell you how they will be ready" in 2020, and in 2021 and in 2121 (if you live), thank you. as I said, I do not ask me to promise anything, but to hear "we are working on it, and this is what we did / didn’t" yes, I would love to. why? because I'm not indifferent to the fate of the elite
Hate to break it to you but (a) sticking to my opinions is not "being evasive", and (b) they don't care about whether or not you approve of their marketing release schedule.
 
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