The Outpost #71

Nicou   0   Empire, Federation 26 May 2017

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I’m back after a week in the United States + a week of flu… now it’s time for Remlok Industries to restart its engines!

Our weekly Elite: Dangerous summary “The Outpost #71” is ready, for the community.

Summary:

Frontier News

The Future of Elite: Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous boasted of a 10-year development plan when it came out, but time flies and we’ve already made 1/4 of the way: two years and a half in Elite! While the game continues to bring new features, some fragile improvements on existing content and many patches since launch; The community, on the other hand, is becoming more and more ponderous about the content already available in-game whose mechanics and functioning are to be reviewed and improved deeply.

Zac Antonaci, Manager of the Frontier Community Team, has just recently communicated about the future of the game: 2.4 and beyond.

  • A Global Update 2.3.1 will be deployed on June 27, along with the launch of Elite: Dangerous on PlayStation 4. This will bring a lot of bug fixes while improving network stability and connectivity. There will also be the awaited change on the Anaconda cockpit and an increased safety for the Multicrew pilots, in order to better manage the modules available to the crew members. A beta will be available to test all of these beforehand.
  • We know a bit more about the mysterious Update 2.4 functioning: it will be different from the other Updates where all the content was available on D-Day. With this 2.4, the content and features will be deployed as the plot continues course in-game. There is no doubt that the story we are living in for 2 years 1/2 will now finally leads to great changes in-game! We will learn more about this during the E3 on the 13th and 14th of June. Obviously, I will summarise all of these new info.
  • The season 2 Horizons will end with the 2.4. “It certainly isn’t the end of this amazing journey… we’re only just getting started! said Zac. The next Updates will focus on existing content to improve the features, quality of life (QoL), gameplay among other surprises. More details should follow in early July. Nothing new about the economic model to follow, which should be different from the seasons we have known.

What are you waiting from this 2.4, and what do you want to improve in the existing content?

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Developers and Community

A dedicated space to Devs’ messages from the forums and social Medias.

~ elite-dangerous-clean-orange-30x30 Recent communications elite-dangerous-clean-orange-30x30 ~

  • [QoL] Yeah, I’m also a big fan of showing current stock levels when looking at a material in situ. These ideas are both in “the big list”. – SourceSandro Sammarco, Lead Designer
  • [Mécaniques] We are constantly looking at Colonia and have a list of the things that we feel need to be added, both through our own desires and feedback from players like yourselves.
    Enginners in Colonia, raising the population and getting more to do out there are all on that list and being discussed as to how we can best support them in that region of the galaxy. At the moment we have no details to share or ETA on when/if this will happen but I wanted to let you know that we are listening and have plans for the Colonia region. – SourceSteve Kirby, Lead Game Designer
  • [PlayStation 4] Some exciting news for PS4 owners today: our PlayStation 4 launch date has been confirmed for June 27, 2017. Both Elite Dangerous and the Horizons Season Pass will be available on the PlayStation store individually, or you can get them bundled together as the Commander Deluxe Edition – which comes with the Commander Paint Pack as well! Pre-orders are available now in Europe and on May 30 in the US; you’ll also receive the exclusive Gold Sidewinder paint job when you pre-order the game! In case you prefer a disc copy, you can get your hands on the Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition which comes out on June 27 as well. The Legendary Edition contains Elite Dangerous and the Horizons Pass, as well as 1,000 Frontier points to spend on in-game items! – SourceEdward Lewis, Senior Community Manager

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Powerplay and Lore

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.

  1. edmund-mahon Edmund Mahon =
  2. zemina-torval Zemina Torval =
  3. a-lavigny-duval Arissa Lavigny-Duval =
  4. aisling-duval Aisling Duval +1
  5. felicia-winters Felicia Winters +1
  6. zachary-hudson Zachary Hudson +1
  7. pranav-antal Pranav Antal +1
  8. denton-patreus Denton Patreus +2
  9. archon-delaine Archon Delaine +1
  10. yuri-grom Yuri Grom =
  11. li-yong-rui Li Yong-Rui -7 // Turmoil

 

 

 

 

Cycle 103. We are in the cycle 104.

 

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◘ 19th of  May – Reports have surfaced of mysterious attacks in the Maia system, where eyewitnesses claim to have found the remains of a number of Federal vessels. According to reports, the damage to the ships’ hulls was not consistent with any known form of weaponry. Furthermore, several observers claim to have seen the so-called unknown ships at the wreckage sites. Attempts to intercept the ships were unsuccessful. Chief of Federal Security Admiral Aden Tanner, who is understood to be investigating the mysterious ships, addressed the reports:

“These claims are certainly troubling, but I would remind you their veracity has not yet been verified, and I would urge the public to remain calm. Rest assured that we are investigating the matter.”

◘ 20th of  May – Former Federal president Jasmina Halsey held a public demonstration in the Alioth system yesterday in protest of the ongoing conflict between the Empire and the Federation. More than 30,000 people attended the event, which lasted for several hours and occupied one of the main public plazas in Nerah City on Argent’s Claim. A number of high-profile speakers and activists addressed the crowd, although Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon was notable by his absence. Political commentators were quick to point out, however, that the demonstration could not have taken place without his foreknowledge, if not his explicit approval. In an address to the crowd, Halsey said:

“As a 20th Century historian once wrote, ‘The underlying reason for war is always economic.’ This conflict has nothing to do with freedom or liberation – it is about resources. And I believe enough people have died to line the pockets of already wealthy individuals in the Federation and the Empire. I speak now directly to President Zachary Hudson and Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval: It is not too late for you to listen to reason.”

Neither the Empire nor the Federation elected to respond to Halsey’s statement.

◘ 24th of  May – For the past few days, news feeds in the Varati system have provided extensive coverage of the maiden voyage of the Gnosis, a scientific-research vessel commissioned by the Canonn Interstellar Research Group. The state-of-the art ship is the result of a community initiative that saw the public contribute huge quantities of material. In fact, the response from the galactic community was so positive that construction was completed ahead of schedule. The ship has now taken up position in orbit around Varati A6, and has already begun welcoming visitors and dignitaries from the core systems.

◘ 25th of  May – In recent weeks, both the Empire and the Federation have accelerated their expansion plans in the Maia and Merope systems, deploying dozens of ships and establishing a number of outposts. The latest phase of these campaigns will see both superpowers constructing bases in the Pleiades region. The Empire has authorised the Merope Expeditionary Fleet to coordinate its campaign, while the Pleiades Resource Enterprise has agreed to oversee the Federal appeal. Both organisations have placed open orders for construction materials, promising to reward pilots who deliver tantalum, building fabricators and thermal cooling units to their respective bases of operation – PRE Logistics Support Gamma for the Federal campaign and Moni’s Hub for the Imperial initiative.

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Galnet News

The Powers on Reddit

Check out the Powers on Reddit, take part in the strategies and help your Power reach #1!

Alliance

Edmund Mahon

Federation

Felicia Winters // Zachary Hudson

Empire

Arissa Lavigny-Duval // Aisling Duval // Zemina Torval // Denton Patreus

Independents

Archon Delaine // Li Yong-Rui // Pranav Antal

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Community Goals

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!

Two Community Goals this week: immigration to Colonia (transport), and some trading for the Federation and the Empire. Note that you can now propose your very own Community Goals thanks to the new submission form!

◘ Colonia Migration Appeal VI

  • Location: Jaques Station | Colonia
  • Objective: Deliver Galactic Travel Guides
  • Rewards: Creation of multiple minor factions in the Colonia bubble
  • Progress: Ongoing – 1 week until completion
  • Until: 1st of June
  • Description: Gather your Galactic Travel Guides via the LHS 3447 system, Bluford Orbital. For more details, check the Colonia’s immigration website.

 

◘ Imperial Appeal for Construction Materials (Trading)

  • Location: Moni’s Hub | Maia
  • Objective: Deliver tantalum, building fabricators and thermal cooling units
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 0/8
  • Until: 1st of June
  • Notes: Currently in lockdown so no commodities can be sold, until this ends contributing to the goal is impossible – status of 0 tonnes collected says that the CG has not actually started.
  • Description: See Lore

◘ Federal Appeal for Construction Materials (Trading)

  • Location: PRE Logistics Support Gamma | Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-5
  • Objective: Deliver tantalum, building fabricators and thermal cooling units
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 0/8
  • Until: 1st of June
  • Description: See Lore

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Pics of the Week

If you want to see some beautiful things while exploring the galaxy, I invite you to join the Summer Great Expedition, which begins on May the 28th: in two days! Many explorers are joining the event with the Wing Atlantis, a French player groupe, on this great adventure. What are you waiting for?!

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Videos of the Week

Captain Skommer is visiting the well known Ringed Neutron Star

Captain Skoomer also went very close to The Altas, the latest discovered Megaship.

A long but passionate video from JardaBar : “Unknown”

Some time left? Feel free to listen to the incredible poem Salomé’s Last Words, from Patrick Warner, read by Diane! <3

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