The Outpost #102

Nicou   0   3.1 15 April 2018

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Summary:

Frontier News

Is Beyond Chapter 1 completed?

The story development of Elite: Dangerous is very slow these last three weeks, it almost seems like the Chapter 1 Beyond is over… Is this all?
By ‘all’, I mean, is the plot stuck at this point in Chapter 1? I cannot deny the wonderful work we’ve been granted with in Chapter 1, I’m only pointing at the story: the Thargoids draw closer, the Guardians have Structures as well, the latter met the Thargoids millions of years ago and they left the Constructs.

That’s it, it’s only drawing closer, but we had no significant changes in the Lore.
Some Frontier Dev employees are already talking about 3.1 and it looks like it’s going to be the next update. Fixes and additions to the game will come with 3.1, ie Chapter 2 Beyond. The second quarter of 2018, from April to June, is already well under way; So we should hear some news from this Chapter 2 very soon, maybe at the end of May – With a beta in two weeks, at the end of April?

The company is also moving to their new buildings, much larger and which will especially allow Frontier Developments to recruit more to manage their current licenses (Elite: Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassik World Evolution) but also two upcoming licenses still unannounced. Many new employees will make their roles soon, but a lot is still to be recruited as shown in their Careers site. We are waiting for an upcoming Community Manager, probably for Jurassik World Evolution. The latter has already been recruited and is waiting for the green light, my guess, as the offer is no longer available.

 

Chapter 1 Beyond, the Season 3 of Elite: Dangerous, put the Guardians under the spotlights with 28 new data and the Guardian Structures.

The AEGIS group continues its experiments and military development thanks to the efforts of the Federation, the Empire but also the Alliance. The research complexes installed in the Pleiades named Eagle Eye (in French), continue to analyze the Thargoids Structures and helped us to deduce the future systems-destinations of Thargoids assaults. Yes, the Thargoids attacked all the stations that contained an Aegis lab, but with the vast majority of labs destroyed, the Thargoids strangely continue their progression and now attack new stations… note that these attacked stations are in systems containing at least one ammonia planet. Reminder: The ammonia is the basis of the Thargoid structure, this could be a resources point to them.

  • The Federation wants to crush the Thargoids and counter their invasion by avenging the lives lost during their raids. They fully support AEGIS.
  • The Empire agrees with the onslaught against the Thargoids but demands more understanding of the alien civilization. They want to repel the invader but especially not to exterminate them as the INRA did years ago.
  • The Alliance remains quite mysterious. A lot of research is done on mushrooms in the California nebula, out of sight… a Mycoid study? They also build an army of Lakon ships and released the Type 10 and the Chieftain to support the war effort… but is this army really meant to attack the Thargoids? The Prime Minister maintains his “no hasty conclusion” status, as if he knew exactly what is happening right now.

The arms race continues, and even the Minor Powers create new combat fleets like Li Yong-Rui, Pranav Antal or more recently Yuri Grom with his capital ships. We feel a rise in power and we manage to equalize the scores with the Thargoids… will they also deploy more massive and dangerous fleets? Are their ambitions really hostile? Do they act on their own or are they led by a shadowy human group? Chapter 2 Beyond should tell us more about this plot.

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Developers and Community

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

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

  • [Player Minor Factions] Brett has been fighting all week to bring us as much news as possible regarding the next big wave of Player Minor Factions to be implemented in-game. Many are off the list because they are incorrect in relation to the descriptions that were requested when signing them up. Many should be implemented soon, it might be for the Update 3.1 while they perform more tests before implementation. The full PMF list is hereSourceBrett Cooper, Community Manager
  • [Contest] You have until May the 15th to send your advertising design! They could directly be implemented in-game. Check out the full rules and contest’s specifications via the following link… I sent mine! SourceWill Flanagan, Community Manager

While waiting for the Thargoids, every Thursdays

 

There is also a new probe added in-game: New Horizons!
It has just been discovered by players after a Galnet news pointed out the addition. We will write a precise guide in due time, but for the moment go to the system Sol, and then aim at the star “PRAEA EUQ WC-N C9-0”. Godspeed for approx 1,727,036 SL. Good hunt!

Check out Voyager 1 – First Interstellar Probe & Voyager 2 – A Relentless Probe.

Rikske

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

 

 

 

Cycle 149. Currently, cycle 150.

 

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◘ 12 April – Princess Aisling Duval’s recent comments about the effectiveness of Aegis have attracted a measure of support. One of the most prominent figures to express solidarity is Imperial Senator Pal Vespasian, who said:

“One cannot accuse Aegis of being completely ineffective, but perhaps Her Highness has correctly gauged the mood of the people. A handful of minor victories is simply not enough to allay widespread fear of conquest. There can be no half measures in this situation – if we do not defeat the Thargoids, our civilisation could fall.”

Meanwhile, Commodore Riri McAllister of the Alliance Defence Force said:

“I can certainly refute Princess Duval’s suggestion that the other powers have not made equal contributions to Aegis. She makes a good point, however, with regard to military strategy. Greater transparency around Aegis’s long-term plans would lead to a more coordinated effort in resisting Thargoid forces.”

Jast Fernández, chief editor of an independent media outlet, focused on how the public might be starting to view the princess differently:

“We know that Aisling is widely seen as the stereotypical heiress – materially prosperous but intellectually deficient – but could this have been a public mask that she is now discarding? Or perhaps the young princess is finally maturing, and developing some genuine critical faculty? Either way, it’s no surprise that she’s found an audience – something she has always excelled at.”

◘ 12 April – A spokesperson for the Privateer’s Alliance has announced that its appeal for commodities has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Barjavel Station, the organisation’s base of operations. Construction will now begin on a new military installation in the HIP 33368 system to resist the Thargoid threat. The Privateer’s Alliance has extended its gratitude to those who supported the campaign. Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Barjavel Station in the HIP 33368 system.

◘ 12 April – Astronomers based in the Sol system may have detected a signal from New Horizons, a space probe launched in 2006 with a mission to study various objects in the Kuiper belt. One of the astronomers responsible for the find said:

“New Horizons was launched over a thousand years ago, so this is potentially quite an exciting discovery. We haven’t been able to pinpoint the object’s precise location, but our data indicates that it is approximately 1,726,716 light seconds from the sun and 1,526,050 light seconds from 90377 Sedna. Perhaps some intrepid explorer will seek it out, and confirm our suspicions!”

◘ 12 April – A spokesperson for the Atlas Corporation has announced that its campaign to build a megaship in the Lambda Arae system has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of pilots supported the initiative by delivering commodities to Redi Market and by eliminating agitators in Lambda Arae, thereby allowing traders to operate safely. As the campaign drew to a close, a spokesperson for the Atlas Corporation released the following statement:

“We would like to thank the pilots who helped us achieve our goal. We appreciate the assistance of each and every one of you.”

Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Redi Market in the Lambda Arae system.

◘ 14 April – A new independent report suggests that piracy has declined across occupied space since the return of the Thargoids. Dr Jin Rameer, who runs a socio-political think tank, made the following observations in her report:

“Statistics show a significant reduction in piracy and criminal behaviour since the Thargoid presence was confirmed. But the reason has not come under scrutiny until now. Has the presence of an alien threat dampened felons’ appetite for preying on fellow humans? It’s widely understood that communities become stronger when faced with a common enemy, so perhaps one positive consequence of the Thargoids’ return is the dissolution of barriers between social groups. Alternatively, those attracted to piracy may find a greater – and less morally troubling – thrill in turning their weapons on non-human targets. Whether or not their motives are altruistic, criminal elements may be transforming into defenders of the very societies they have previously terrorised.”

But a spokesperson for security forces in the Pegasi Sector responded:

“Dr Rameer needs to get out of her comfortable office and into the black. The Kumo Crew have raided dozens of systems in recent months, taking advantage of the fact that our forces are tied up with the Thargoids. Believe me, Archon Delaine sees the Thargoids as an opportunity, not a common enemy. The pirates don’t care if the galaxy burns, as long as their pockets are full.”

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. Fight, trade, smuggle, explore and help the factions and super powers to achieve their goals. There is no good or bad sides, write your stories in Elite: Dangerous while earning credits!

◘ Restoring Order in Rind (Bounty Hunting)

  • Location: Wegner Market | Rind
  • Objective: Deliver your Bounties obtained from the destruction of Wanted ships in the system.
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 3/8
  • Until: 19 April

◘ Rind Gold Electronics Org Appeals for Resources (Mining)

  • Location: Wegner Market | Rind
  • Objectives: Deliver the following MINED commodities: Palladium, Osmium, Silver
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 4/8
  • Until: 19 April
  • Notes: Check EDTools for Pristine Metallic rings around Rind!

The Empire has announced an initiative to bolster the superpower’s military strength. The initiative centres on a new training programme designed to create the next generation of starship pilots. A spokesperson for the Rind Gold Electronics Org, which is overseeing the initiative, released the following statement:

“Over the past six months, a research group based in Achenar has developed a state-of-the-art training programme designed to cultivate applicants’ reflexes, coordination, perception and cognitive abilities. Provisional tests indicate that students in the full flush of youth, unburdened with superfluous knowledge, respond extremely well to the programme, resulting in combat pilots of unprecedented skill.”

In support of this initiative, the Rind Gold Electronics Org has placed an open order for research materials, which will be used to manufacture essential apparatus. The organisation has also issued an appeal for a range of mined resources, which will be used to construct a dedicated training centre for the new programme. The campaign begins on the 12th of April 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

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Pics of the Week

Feel free to send me your prettiest images and videos via Twitter, Discord or directly in the comments!

Veza

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Videos of the Week

Mat Recardo updated his marvelous video about the Elite: Dangerous’ ships’ sizes.

The new Guardians Shard Cannons, from PainBeaver

State of the Galaxy – The current exploration up to Q1 3304, from EDSM.

An excellent video from MurphNewton : The Game has Changed.

The awkward and fun interview with Edward Lewis and Will Flanagan, Community Managers Frontier, from Ghost Giraffe!

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À propos de Nicou

Gérant du site Remlok-Industries.fr || Gestion de communautés, analyses, traductions, réseaux sociaux et bases de connaissances.