News New Player Minor Faction System

Question.
The New System allows to Manage the Economy of a Minor Faction ?
Is that any new Option ?
If yes. Can we get this for older Minor Factions as well ?
 
Question.
The New System allows to Manage the Economy of a Minor Faction ?
Is that any new Option ?
If yes. Can we get this for older Minor Factions as well ?
So far a PMF works exactly like a (NPC) Minor Faction.

That said, the only thing you can "manage" is its influence, by means of missions/bounty vouchers/combat bonds/cartography data, etc
 
Regarding PMF submission & reply

So about a week and a half ago i submitted our groups PMF form with the understanding that we'd get a rejection or approved response in 7 day's, i know it takes longer to incorporate in game, yet i haven't received a rejection or approval response yet, i did however recieve a no reply email stating that you guy's successfully received my submission, so i was wondering when i was going to get a response to the submission (group name & PMF name is Abyssal Legion) just looking for approval or not is all.
 
So about a week and a half ago i submitted our groups PMF form with the understanding that we'd get a rejection or approved response in 7 day's, i know it takes longer to incorporate in game, yet i haven't received a rejection or approval response yet, i did however recieve a no reply email stating that you guy's successfully received my submission, so i was wondering when i was going to get a response to the submission (group name & PMF name is Abyssal Legion) just looking for approval or not is all.
Same here. Applied on 07/28/2018 and still no updates. I also thought I had read somewhere that the expected wait time is 7 business days.

Group and PMF: Federal Security Administration

Just would like some indication either way, so that we can make changes if necessary.
 

Brett C

Community Manager
Frontier
Same here. Applied on 07/28/2018 and still no updates. I also thought I had read somewhere that the expected wait time is 7 business days.

Group and PMF: Federal Security Administration

Just would like some indication either way, so that we can make changes if necessary.
7 to 21 days is the average wait time from submission to addition/rejection on the new system.
 
Our submission just got rejected with the following reason:

"Your Minor Faction's Description cannot contain references to other groups, people, Thargoids, Pseudo-Lore, out of game items, and/or non-Frontier content."

Who should I ask for a more concrete explanation? We have worded the description very carefully and don't really see what the problem with it is.
 
steam stats are still a good measure for tendencies. far better that your stats anyway.
A possible point being that the *tendency* could be towards more and more people gradually switching over to just running Elite from the launcher without ever opening steam. (Although in all honesty I suspect that the player hours for steam are more likely to be OVER inflated since steam will log you as "playing" even if you quit the game but forget to close the launcher, which I personally do all the time.)
 
Our submission just got rejected with the following reason:

"Your Minor Faction's Description cannot contain references to other groups, people, Thargoids, Pseudo-Lore, out of game items, and/or non-Frontier content."

Who should I ask for a more concrete explanation? We have worded the description very carefully and don't really see what the problem with it is.
I don't work for FDev but if you send me the description I might help to pinpoint the problem(s)
 
I don't work for FDev but if you send me the description I might help to pinpoint the problem(s)
Thank you, but it's sorted now. I DMed Brett who suggested opening a ticket with Support. First I was confused because I couldn't find an appropriate topic, so finally I went with 'Other Issues' or something like that.
They replied within 24 hours in detail. I resubmitted the faction and already got notified that FDev accepted it.
It all went pretty fast.
 
So you are basically saying you want direct access to the login logs to verify Bret's post.
Why request an meeting with David Braben and call Bret a lieyer!
 
LOL, steam stats are better than Frontiers own stats? Do you honestly believe they have no accurate numbers on how many people are playing their game?

This forum can't get more ridiculous.
Check my acount on steam, nmanjos and tell me how many hours I have played elite! I will pm you my in-game stats!
 
All I see is another effort by FDev here to further suppress meta-factions - those groups who support multiple non-PMF factions of a given sort or for their own purposes.
The development of meta-factions is inevitable - there are several in-game already, most being a meta-faction to maintain some degree of anonymity or secrecy or invisibility.
The CPC, for example, operates in the fringes of Imperial space bringing democracy wherever it can and preventing an Imp bubble drop in our region.
Why is this a problem, FDev?

Was there anything written here about allowing players to adopt abandoned PMFs?
I agree that abandoned PMFs should be eventually purged, but a month is far too short a time. Maybe a year - at least. Players come and go and return sometimes, and the previous delays made some despair.
Instead of just purging them, allow active players/groups to apply to adopt them.
 
No factions opposed to the superpower?
A galaxy in stasis. Ain't that just cute...

In the words of Baal from Diablo 2 LOD:
"It seems your terms are not acceptable" (ludicrously so for freedom fighters).

Our faction will remain a Meta-Faction, working for democracy in Imp.Space outside of these silly constraints.
End of.
 
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Re-phrasing your request in a slightly lower tone.
- Can you please allow for PMFs to retreat from their home system if it is their only system presence.

This will allow the player base to clean up dead PMFs where commanders have left the game.

If you do this factions like Adle's Armada (where they exist in only one system and have not expanded out) would probably be snuffed out in a few weeks by overzealous trolls.
 

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