The Outpost #111

Nicou   0   27 January 2019

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Hi pilots!
As always, you’re covered with a new recam Elite Dangerous, week from the 12th to the 20th of January.
A short one, but still, it’s “The Outpost #111”!

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Summary:

Frontier News

Known Issues and Upcoming Fixes

New fixes have been implemented this week, with the Update 3.3.03 this 24 January 2019.

The main fixes:

  • Crashes, stability, network, servers, and various display issues fixed
  • Some missions, such as those including crimes, have been fixed. They gave the opposite of what was supposed to happen in %influence.
  • The human stations attacked by the Thargoids were not repaired, fixed.
  • Fixes on Powerplay commodities and their quotats.
  • Players ships’ Mass Locks have been restored.
  • Fixes on Squadron tags and their filters.

Regarding the main problems that aren’t fixed yet, please find my list below.
Don’t forget to report the issues you encountered in-game, in the Bug Reports des forums.

▲ Known Issues & Statuses

  • Combat
    • The experimental effect Target Lock Breaker now has a cooldown before your target loose the focus on your ship again. // Frontier are investigating and reproducing the bug. They got details and video as well. Note that firing on your wingmate doesn’t trigger that CD.
  • Technical
    • Regardless of the platforms, the game freezes temporarily // Frontier are investigating that matter and should have a fix asap. Some improvements done.
    • The High Quality screenshots are pixelized // Bug reported and acknowledge. Will be fixed when they can.
    • The Mamba’s landing gear is still deployed while players retracted it // Known by Frontier since the beta, not prioritized at the moment but this will be fixed when possible.
  • Background Simulation

    • Quality Assurance teams are still working on the BGS. Here is a short list of issues:
      • Selling exploration data, commodities & minerals lowers influence instead of increasing it
      • Conflicts lost despite the extreme work from the players, to win it
      • Rewards for problematic, bad, or nonexistent scenarios
      • Some internal investigations, probably with groups of players have been conducted. I was able to give my opinion and very detailed reports on the state of the BGS currently. Let’s hope for results in the following weeks!
  • Missions
    • The Passengers cabins are empty while the mission should have added or removed them //Ongoing investigation, do not destroy your ship and report the issue to Frontier. They are looking for players with these issues in order to check their account to consolidate their reports and propose a fix asap.
  • Squadrons
    • The LeaderBoard has been partially erased // Known issue confirmed by Frontier. This is a display issue that will be fixed asap. No words on fair scores though, as it can actually be exploited + having 500 players is a 100% win against having 50 players. I’d be in favour of activity instead of #players.
    • The number of players online is incorrect // I don’t have any information regarding that problem, if you do have any, please use the Bug Reports forums.
    • The Squadrons and Officers chat windows are disappearing from time to time // Same thing here, I have no information regarding that problem, but I do experience it myself.
  • Mining
    • Mining in a Wing makes the UI acting weirdly. We can’t mine effectively in a wing // Problem partially fixed with 3.3.02, however you can’t use your Seismic Charge Launchers anymore. You have to exit the wing, and log out/in for them to work.

Do you have any other issues not listed here? Let me know, I will try to investigate them to give you an answer.

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Powerplay and Lore

Powerplay, continues to operate in game and the powers compete on a variety of military, economic and political fronts to gain new territory and expand their influence on the human world.

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

 

 

 

Cycle 190. We begin cycle 191.

24 January 3305 – A request for mined materials from the Omega Mining Corporation has concluded. Independent pilots delivered large quantities of Indite, Gallite, Praseodymium and Cobalt which will be used to build an Orbis starport in the Stuemeae FG-Y d7561 system. The starport will serve as a centre for scientific research, gathering data on the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s centre. Erimus Kamzel, the Distant Worlds project leader, commented:

“It is with great pride that we announce the successful conclusion to this resource-extraction initiative. The fleet will now continue its journey, and is scheduled to reach the galactic core in several weeks’ time.”

Contributors to the campaign can now collect their rewards from Omega Mining Operation in the Omega Sector VE-Q b5-15 system.

 

24 January 3305 – The mysterious disappearance of actor Consuela Knight and the crew of her yacht has affected confidence in commercial space travel. Independent newsfeed The Sovereign reported:

“Consuela Knight’s empty ship pulling into port has caused unease in consumer markets. Rumours of abductions and disintegrations while in hyperspace have negatively impacted many businesses. Ship manufacturer Saud Kruger has said that sales of customised luxury yachts, such as Ms Knight’s, have plummeted. Cruise bookings with Astrogator Tours are being cancelled, while commercial operators have reported a drop in passenger numbers. Plans are underway for a memorial service to honour Consuela Knight’s career. But her real legacy is the fear that her fate could befall any interstellar traveller.”

 

25 January 3305 – Kaeso Mordanticus, the captured leader of isolationist group Nova Imperium, has been brought before the Imperial Senate, with unexpected results. Political journalist Cassia Carvalho was at the scene:

“Imperator Mordanticus was led into Senate House in shackles but still defiant. All rose as Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval entered, attended by Senator Denton Patreus. The Emperor and Patreus approached Mordanticus silently, whereupon Patreus executed the Imperator with his personal sidearm. Suddenly, the Imperial Guard opened fire, gunning down senators Pal Vespasian and Eloise Winterstone, and others who had supported the isolationist cause. Once the initial shock had subsided, the Emperor stood over the Imperator’s body. In a clear voice she announced: ‘There is no Nova Imperium. There is only the Empire. I have since heard reports of mass arrests and further public executions across Capitol. The rumour is that Patreus placed agents among Nova Imperium strongholds, which are now being eliminated from within. This may be the start of an Empire-wide purge.”

 

26 January 3305 – The decision of the Interstellar Health Organisation (IHO) to approve Vitadyne Labs’s nanomedicines has been condemned by Utopia. Simguru Pranav Antal made this statement:

“The IHO has allowed Vitadyne to steal and replicate Utopian nanomedical technology purely for their financial gain. This is why we do not share our advancements with the galaxy.”

Independent healthcare analyst Dr Himari Grey commented:

“Vitadyne sees the Interstellar Health Organisation’s decision as a victory, but others in the medical community have expressed reservations. To deny Utopia’s ownership of these nanomedicines means permanently closing the door on any future cooperation with the community. What other potential benefits have been lost?”

Vitadyne Labs has invited pharmaceutical giants Neomedical Industries and Vandermeer Corporation to bid for a licence to distribute Vitadyne nanomeds in their territories.

 

26 January 3305 – Security forces across the Empire have carried out a coordinated purge of the isolationist group Nova Imperium. Political journalist Cassia Carvalho reported:

“Yesterday’s executions in the Senate were apparently only the beginning of a coordinated massacre. Nova Imperium members are being put to death, and citizens who supported them are being arrested for treason. In a single day, the isolationist cause has been crushed. It seems that Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval – while being accused of weakness – has simply been playing for time, allowing Senator Patreus to position his agents for a simultaneous strike. With this show of strength, the Emperor has done much to silence her detractors. Despite reactions of horror from some newsfeeds, Alliance and Federal leaders have made no official comment, perhaps relieved that inter-superpower cooperation against the Thargoids will continue. Nova Imperium remains in control of the Paresa system, but with the organisation’s power base destroyed, it no longer poses a threat to the Imperial throne.”

 

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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!

◘ Deliver Goods to Neomedical Industries (Transport)

  • Location: Piserchia Port | Alignak
  • Objective: Deliver Advanced Medicines, Computer Components and Auto Fabricators
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 2/11
  • Until: 31 January

◘ Deliver Goods to the Vandermeer Corporation (Transport)

  • Localisation: Elion Dock | Kuma
  • Objective: Deliver Advanced Medicines, Computer Components and Auto Fabricators
  • Rewards: Credits
  • Progress: 1/8
  • Until: 31 January

 

24 January 3305 – Professor Katrien Rook of Vitadyne Labs has launched an initiative to establish a new pharmaceutical production facility. In a statement, Professor Rook said:

“Vitadyne Labs lacks the infrastructure to mass-produce nanomedicines, so we have invited two pharmaceutical companies to bid for a distribution licence. The company that puts forward the most convincing proposal will secure the contract.”

The companies in question are Neomedical Industries, which supplies Alliance and independent systems, and the Vandermeer Corporation, which operates exclusively within Federal space. Both have requested advanced medicines, computer components and auto fabricators for the construction of nanomed manufacturing plants. Deliveries for Neomedical Industries should be made to Alignak Jet Legal and Co at Piserchia Port in Alignak while shipments for the Vandermeer Corporation should be delivered to the Liberals of Kuma at Elion Dock in Kuma.

The competing initiatives begin on the 24th of January 3305. If either campaign meets its target earlier than planned, that 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!
Check out the wonderful pictures from Lestcost, Phoebia, Reiselang, Hanna Hunter, Niibl, Seb and Flyingspaghetti.

I also invite you to read the Newsletters #1 – Distant Worlds 2.

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Videos of the Week

Thank you to: Da Vince, Sepulcher Geist and GreenDevil.

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