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"drone" =/= walking around
"drone" =/= immersion

see X4: Foundations. Very basic walking around, but very much immersion.

EDIT: Yeah, I can hear all the Yamiks impersonators with their "Meh iMMURshun"
FD reality =/= community expectation.
 
At this point i wold be happy with a free camera inside the Cockpit, just so i can have a basic idea of what the VR players get. :/
 
Community Expectations == Reality as promoted by Frontier
How "there's 100 devs working on Elite Dangerous" == "ED is in maintenance mode! Dooom!"?
How "We have nothing to reveal yet" == "atmos and spacelegs incoming hooray!" or "FDEV are a bunch of liars and still have not started developing the 'new era' yet (btw it'll suck anyway)"?

:)
 
Seriously. It feels like in every video they talked about stuff to come and what they are looking forward to most. Most developers answered these talking points with space legs related stuff, DB showed us some cloud tech, etc.

Why do you think they kept going on about those things to come in the future? Because they knew this would sell well. And after six years almost nothing of that has been added, instead we got PP, CQC, MC and so on.

So no, FD doesn't get a free pass on that. It's simply ridiculous to just blame the players for their expectations.

And passive-aggressive replies won't improve the situation either. :)
 
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Seriously. It feels like in every video they talked about stuff to come and what they are looking forward to most. Most developers answered these talking points with space legs related stuff, DB showed us some cloud tech, etc.

Why do you think they kept going on about those things to come in the future? Because they knew this would sell well. And after six years almost nothing of that has been added, instead we got PP, CQC, MC and so on.

So no, FD doesn't get a free pass on that. It's simply ridiculous to just blame the players for their expectations.

And passive-aggressive replies won't improve the situation either. :)
I totally agree, zimms.

My (rather badly made) point was that we as a community are lead to believe that we are getting something (lead by a KS promise, a misinterpreted comment by FD that is then elaborated on by an eager forum member or something posted by FD on these forums that is then backtracked on), and are then disappointed by the watered down or weirdly implemented reality.

In short, don't get your hopes up, the reality might not be what you expect!
 
...Why do you think they kept going on about those things to come in the future? Because they knew this would sell well. And after six years almost nothing of that has been added, instead we got PP, CQC, MC and so on.

So no, FD doesn't get a free pass on that. It's simply ridiculous to just blame the players for their expectations.

And passive-aggressive replies won't improve the situation either. :)
Accurate. Also fun fact, most of the profit from this game comes from new players; microtransactions from long term players are a smaller fraction. There is more financial incentive to create hype about the game then there is to fulfill it, unfortunately. We will probably get *something* on time in 2020, but will it be something that'll live up to the hype to come? I hope so, but I doubt it.
 
In addition to the weekly and monthly activity happening in Elite, we will also be releasing a series of updates roughly every 3-4 months. The first two of these updates will primarily focus on new player and welcoming experiences, and we will also be introducing a number of quality of life improvements for the entire player base, of which we will have more news on in the coming weeks.
It's been a few weeks, where's the news?
 
Sorry to say but I feel like after 1800 hours and not playing the game for a few months.... I'm probably going to stop playing. Mostly because they won't really add anything great for about 2 years. I feel like each PR move is labeled as "exciting" and how much lipstick can you put on a T-10....well, nevermind. Haha. I might hop on every now and then or listen to Yamiks or OA but apparently FD is basically shelving Elite for 2 years. For what? Jurassic Park content? I used to support and defend this game against the SC quacks and anti-Elite people.
 
Sorry to say but I feel like after 1800 hours and not playing the game for a few months.... I'm probably going to stop playing. Mostly because they won't really add anything great for about 2 years. I feel like each PR move is labeled as "exciting" and how much lipstick can you put on a T-10....well, nevermind. Haha. I might hop on every now and then or listen to Yamiks or OA but apparently FD is basically shelving Elite for 2 years. For what? Jurassic Park content? I used to support and defend this game against the SC quacks and anti-Elite people.
So, 1,800 hours is a pretty good amount of time to get out of a title these days

Also no, the Elite Dangerous team and the Jurassic World teams are quite separate. Elite is "being shelved" in your words (even though it's not, and they are continuing to release regular updates) in order to make big updates. If you want to have big content, you need to wait for it to be developed.
 
Still waiting for an update which fixes some bugs at least... This. Mission adjudication server error is getting beyond a gently caressing joke.
 
I wish people would inform themselves about software development; or at the very least, use their brains. Does it make any kind of sense for a successful company to have ONE development team for THREE games? Would you have ONE construction team on THREE buildings?

It takes time to develop stuff. I can't emphasise that enough.
Updates are coming during those two years; but the big stuff will be here in two years time. Taking into account what they gave us in a single year with deadlines (Beyond), I surmise that what we'll get in 2 years time will be absolutely epic.

... apparently FD is basically shelving Elite for 2 years. For what? Jurassic Park content? I used to support and defend this game against the SC quacks and anti-Elite people.
 
Slowed my gaming time in ED since january but still enjoying this game a lot (even more since I switched from PS4 o PC a few months ago) !

Still haven't find any other game where I want to spend my gaming time (strangely I quickly lose interest in games but it never happened with ED even after 750h of gaming - which is a LOT for me - 1 mile wide and 1 inch deep ? Not for me ! ).

I would have loved if the next ERA would have come sooner but I'm all fin tow ait if we get huge & quality new content.

In the meantime I eagerly waiting for more news about the revamped CG (and more info about the new ERA for FDev).
 
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