News Lifetime Expansion Pass Holders - Update!

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@Agony_Aunt

Since you don't like us talking about dead horses, what could we talk about? The forum would be dead and silent.

Isn't an Asp in front of things a dead horse?
Isn't "I bought my first Anaconda" a dead horse?
Isn't "finally made Elite" or "reached SagA*" a dead horse?
Isn't Guardian/Engineering grind a dead horse, or Thargoid combat?
Aren't trade or combat CGs I.I.s a dead horse?

What should we talk about on this forum if not the game (and its herd of undead horses)?
 
@Agony_Aunt

Since you don't like us talking about dead horses, what could we talk about? The forum would be dead and silent.

Isn't an Asp in front of things a dead horse?
Isn't "I bought my first Anaconda" a dead horse?
Isn't "finally made Elite" or "reached SagA*" a dead horse?
Isn't Guardian/Engineering grind a dead horse, or Thargoid combat?
Aren't trade or combat CGs I.I.s a dead horse?

What should we talk about on this forum if not the game (and its herd of undead horses)?
There are dozens of topics a day that are not dead horses or maybe repeats but new for the OP.

Can you tell me what, for the last 40 pages or so, this thread has actually produced of use?
 
It seems strange when there has been a procession of paid for DLC for Planet Coaster, that there will be no paid for DLC for Elite Dangerous between the end of 2015 and the end of 2020. Only FDevs can explain why this has happened but they choose not to.
 
It seems strange when there has been a procession of paid for DLC for Planet Coaster, that there will be no paid for DLC for Elite Dangerous between the end of 2015 and the end of 2020. Only FDevs can explain why this has happened but they choose not to.
I assume it's because of the MMO - one universe aspect of the game. ED can't risk to fragment its playerbase too much with too many different DLC combinations. Too much bug/problem inducing too.
 
I assume it's because of the MMO - one universe aspect of the game. ED can't risk to fragment its playerbase too much with too many different DLC combinations. Too much bug/problem inducing too.
Maybe. Perhaps someone from FDev could provide some insight.
 
Maybe. Perhaps someone from FDev could provide some insight.
Will FD bundle Horizons with ED Core when Legs pops in for a chat?

So far its a clean demarcation where you are told whats off limits. Its going to be hard with Legs as you could technically be walking around on a ship in space which is good for Core but not on a planet (as with Horizons).
 
Will FD bundle Horizons with ED Core when Legs pops in for a chat?

So far its a clean demarcation where you are told whats off limits. Its going to be hard with Legs as you could technically be walking around on a ship in space which is good for Core but not on a planet (as with Horizons).
Another good question it would be helpful for Fdev to clarify. The way the addons were piled into Horizons suggests so, or alternatively it may simply be a lack of forward planning. I think any future DLC may well require elements of Horizons (passenger cabins, guardian stuff etc) but the single current DLC will just be made cheap enough that it overcomes the issue of compatibility.

otoh base building can be in space as well as on planet surfaces, and a player doesn't need to be able to land on airless worlds to be able to land on atmospheric ones or to walk around the ship & space stations.

I would have thought we would know this level of detail of the roadmap by now tbh, is the LEP an obstacle to this either way?
 
Another good question it would be helpful for Fdev to clarify. The way the addons were piled into Horizons suggests so, or alternatively it may simply be a lack of forward planning. I think any future DLC may well require elements of Horizons (passenger cabins, guardian stuff etc) but the single current DLC will just be made cheap enough that it overcomes the issue of compatibility.

otoh base building can be in space as well as on planet surfaces, and a player doesn't need to be able to land on airless worlds to be able to land on atmospheric ones or to walk around the ship & space stations.

I would have thought we would know this level of detail of the roadmap by now tbh, is the LEP an obstacle to this either way?
It might be that you can't get up full stop, or do anything on foot or join a non Legs crew. Time will tell.
 
Clearly those who restarted the thread a couple of times thought they had something worth saying.
Well... I just wanted to know if there's anything new on this after being away from the forums and the game for some time.

And from time to time the whole LEP thing comes up inside and then it's kind of "remembrance day" and time to ask, after about half a year after the last postings and the "Hey we're sorry, here's a few paintjobs and bobbleheads..." "excusion"...

I think it was Riverside, who delivered the closest description of my feelings about the whole LEP thingy, at least it's very similar and familiar...
 
IF Frontier were to do it all again (and it's not unfeasible to think that Frontier could end Elite Dangerous and release Elite Dangerous 2) they would do a few things differently. They wouldn't use crowd-funding again, I'm fairly certain they've stated as such. They won't offer lifetime expansion passes again, they lost a lot of money with that and I don't think they'd pander to the community as much.

But of course, that's merely my opinion.
 
I agree 100%. I am sure the majority of the Kickstarters and initial purchasers were Elite players of old, so were expecting ED to stay true to its origins. It has not exactly panned out that way, at all. Of course, Frontier said at the outset that they're making the game they want to play, so we're just along for the ride.


I like the game; it's phenomenal in VR and is the only game I really play nowadays but there are aspects of it I am not fond of which have been there since before Horizons (ranking in the Empire or Federation should be mutually exclusive, ships should have crewing requirements that have to be paid) but Horizons itself for me hasn't been too bad (except for the pew-pew focus, and the introduction of Thargoids way too early IMO).
Of course it's subjective and all that anyway, but yeah... A bit of the game comes across as gameplay progression for the sake of it and something to do instead of as immersion and survival within the given context of the sci-fi galaxy, at least to me.

I still like the game, of course. I'm just more selective with how I care to engage it than some, I suppose.

Cheers.
 
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