29th April – More than 4000 players are currently working in order to prepare a massive combat & information retrieval event! Tonight the community continues to write the story of Elite: Dangerous, the end of a giant narrative plot: “Premonition”
Salomé, Raan Corsen, Tsu Singh, Yuri Nakamura are all wanted and have a bounties on their heads. They were spotted at Col 70 Sector, near 46 Eridani.
Rendez-vous on April 29 at 18h (20h, Paris time) in 46 Eridani for the first part of this adventure. I invite you to protect them because if they die, their adventures really end! They have great secrets to reveal and the Superpowers don’t want that.
The whole plot will be played in Open World. If you play Xbox One One, you will have the NPC Yuri Nakamura to protect. Do not hesitate to add him as a friend.
A dedicated space to Devs’ messages from the forums and social Medias.
~ Recent communications ~
[Update 2.3.01] The update 2.3.01 has been released on PC and Xbox One! Stability fixes, network, audio, missions, multicrew and galaxy map. – Source – Edward Lewis, Senior Community Manager
I also salute the initiative made by many sites developing tools for Elite: Dangerous and the community. After many issues with Frontier’s Communication, a great movement was initiated by the player-developers, temporarily closing their websites. Frontier quickly responded by announcing that they will pay more attention to “us” in the future and improve communications & follow-ups with content creators. Crossed fingers 🙂
While the Zurara, a mega-ship discovered in the Formidine Rift, has just revealed its dark secrets, new gigantic ships are found in-game: the Generation Ships. These are very large self-sufficient vessels that can travel at sub-luminous speed in order to colonize new parts of space. Most of them were launched between 2097 and 2200, 1100/1200 years ago.
They should have continued to travel, settle on a system and create new human civilizations but apparently… everything has not proceeded as planned.
Five Generation Ships have been found so far:
The Generation Ship Lycaon was discovered in the Alaunus system by CMDR Lexic Meise on April 23, 3303, and the first missing generation ship to have been located. The Lycaon’s position can be reached by traveling to the 10th planet in the Alaunus system, then flying 22,000 ls in supercruise in the direction of the Horae system. According to the Lycaon’s logs, the generation ship’s passengers were all wiped out by a contagious alien microorganism that had symptoms similar to influenza and was immune to all available vaccines. The microorganism had been picked up during a survey of an asteroid, and quickly spread through the ship. After the passengers died, the ship apparently lost power and came to rest in its present location.
Generation Ship Venusian was discovered by CMDR Klumpozyte on April 26, 3303. It is located in the Kitae system, and can be found by traveling in supercruise in the direction of Zephyrus. The Venusian’s logs explain that the ship was attacked and boarded by a pirate fleet seeking to capture the passengers to sell into slavery. A dozen crew members and about a hundred passengers were able to barricade themselves in a section of the ship for a while, but the ship’s Executive Officer turned traitor and showed the pirates how to access hidden maintenance tunnels to get behind the barricades, ending the standoff. With the crew and passengers dead or enslaved, the Venusian was abandoned.
Generation Ship Hyperion was discovered by CMDR Vall on April 27, 3303. It is located in Lalande 2966, and can be found by traveling to the fourth planet in the system and then changing course toward Yemaki for 7,000 ls. Hyperion’s troubles began when the passengers began to worship a child named Zachariah as a messiah who would lead them to the “promised land”. When the ship’s commander tried to stop a ritual and detain Zachariah, he was thrown out an airlock. Eventually, Zachariah revealed his plan to open all of the ship’s airlocks; the passengers went along with it, believing they would ascend to a higher plane of existence. The Hyperion’s midshipman planned to kill Zachariah before he could carry out his plan, but failed, either because he was killed or he acted too late. The life support systems were overridden and the Hyperion vented its air, presumably killing all of the passengers and crew.
Generation Ship Odysseus was discovered by CMDR DarkShadowLYNX on April 28, 3303. It is located in Ross 859, orbiting the planet Ross 859 B 1. During the Odysseus’ journey, its passengers elected a governing council with absolute authority that decided to alter the generation ship’s mission. Since the ship had sustainable food, water, medical supplies, and power, it was believed that living aboard it indefinitely was safer than risking a colonization effort on an unknown planet. Years later, during the fifth generation of passengers, the Odysseus faced a deadly disease outbreak. The council enacted martial law and quarantined parts of the ship, which were then vented out into space. Some passengers wanted to remove the council and force the Odysseus to let them off at the next habitable world, but none had any knowledge of how to survive outside the ship and without the council’s laws. However, the disease returned. After twenty years of fighting a losing battle against the contagion, the council and most of the passengers had perished. One of the few remaining passengers recorded a warning to stay away from the ship.
Generation Ship Thetis was discovered by CMDR Rhaider on April 28, 3303. It is located in Nefertem, orbiting the planet Nefertem 6 A. Shortly into the Thetis’s ninth generation, passengers began reporting whispering sounds coming from comms units. The sounds, a digital signal being picked up by the ship’s comms array, drove passengers homicidally insane, resulting in the loss of whole decks. The signal was found to have originated from an uninhabited planet that the Thetis had passed 15 lightyears earlier. A crew member who accidentally heard the signal described it as a whisper that said “kill them all”. The crew were unable to stop the signal’s spread through the comms network, and the killings continued, with those affected also writing words in an unknown script on the walls in blood. The final log is a garbled transmission of the signal.
Thanks to Jurema for providing us with many screenshots.
Powerplay is an ongoing battle for interstellar conquest and control. Players can choose a Power, help guide their strategy, and take on special objectives to advance their shared cause. Player choices and actions have a direct and visible impact on the balance of galactic power.
Edmund Mahon =
Zemina Torval =
Arissa Lavigny-Duval +1
Aisling Duval -1
Li Yong-Rui =
Felicia Winters =
Zachary Hudson =
Denton Patreus =
Archon Delaine =
Cycle 99. We are in the cycle 100.
◘ 27 April – The Merope Expeditionary Fleet has announced that the Imperial campaign to amass material for a new outpost in the Maia system has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering construction materials to Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.
As the campaign drew to a close, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval released a brief statement, thanking those who supported the initiative. It is expected that work on the new outpost will begin imminently.
◘ 28 April – Authorities in the Merope system have reported conflict between the Pleiades Resource Enterprise, a Federal organisation, and the Merope Expeditionary Fleet, an Imperial organisation. The clash represents the latest development in the ongoing proxy war between the Empire and the Federation.
Significantly, the two factions were until recently embroiled in conflict in the Maia system. It is understood the Pleiades Resource Enterprise withdrew from the conflict specifically so it could engage Merope Expeditionary Fleet forces in Merope. This has led to speculation that the Pleiades Resource Enterprise was ordered to enter Merope and by the Federation.
Security forces in Merope have confirmed that the fighting is localised at present, with no significant impact on civilian settlements.
Freelance journalist Katherine Ryder commented on the development:
“As long as the fighting remains contained, there’s no cause for alarm. There’s a world of difference between inter-faction skirmishes and all-out war between the galaxy’s two largest superpowers. Full-scale conflict between the Empire and the Federation might never happen.”
Community Goals allow the community to work together on an ongoing project within a system. Fight, trade, smuggle, explore and help the factions and super powers to achieve their goals. There is no good or bad CG, write your & Elite’s stories while earning credits!
Three Community Goals this week: immigration to Colonia (transport), trading, and combat
◘ Colonia Migration Appeal V
Location: Jaques Station | Colonia
Objective: Deliver Galactic Travel Guides
Rewards: Creation of multiple minor factions in the Colonia bubble
Until: 4 mai – 1 week until completion
Description: Gather your Galactic Travel Guides via the LHS 3447 system, Bluford Orbital. For more details, check the Colonia’s immigration website.
◘ Restoring Order in Cartoq (Bounty Hunting)
Location: Avdeyev Settlement | Cartoq
Objective: Deliver Bounty Vouchers
Until: 4 May
Description: Authorities in the Cartoq system have reported a sharp increase in the number of criminals operating in the area. Reports indicate that the agitators are attacking pilots travelling in the system, disrupting trade and generally causing discord. To counter this threat, the Cartoq Purple Major Organisation has placed a kill order on all wanted ships operating in the Cartoq system, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver bounty vouchers to Avdeyev Settlement.
◘ Les Rouages de la Guerre, Course aux armements (Commerce)
Location: Russell Hub | Sitakapa
Objective: Deliver Military Weapons and Chemical Products
Until: 4 May
Description: The Sitakapan Expeditionary Forces have announced plans to fortify their home system of Sitakapa by converting a mining outpost into a military settlement. The move is a response to increasing political and military instability across the galaxy.General Ani Leonard of Sitakapan Expeditionary Forces announced:“Our galaxy becomes more dangerous every day. Whether it’s the Federation sowing unrest in the Pleiades, fringe-terrorism from Salomè and her lackeys or hyperdictions from unknown parties, the risks are greater than they’ve ever been. And the frontier colonies are most at risk. We must be prepared.”
General Leonard promised that contractors who deliver military-grade weapons and chemicals to Russell Hub will earn a cut of Sitakapa’s booming wealth – the result of years of economic development.