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Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.
25,681 backers pledged £1,578,316 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      Fair enough Daniel. The Escort Mk 1 was a bad example to give. I should have said something, anything made in the UK by Leyland during the 1970's.

    2. Creator Daniel Mordant on November 19, 2012

      @A.I. : be sure that still today, an escort mk1 can still be hard to beat, even against some porsche (been at a rally recently :-) ), so think about a cobra model, good thick old steel... !

    3. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      @Jamie We already decided that if you donate £1 you start the game as an asteroid. You can pitch, roll and yaw, but that's it.

    4. Creator Nick Morgan on November 19, 2012

      @izzy £1300+ for a high-end PC, £160 for XBOX - its a lot of outlay for a £40 game. Just don't want to miss out on the fun. I'm sure this game wouldn't appeal to anyone who hasn't bought into the ethos.

    5. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      Really, I still think Eve should have had a pause facility. I would love to have paused the entire shard for my own benefit quite a few times, I can tell you.

    6. Creator Captain Dangerous on November 19, 2012

      @Philip Turner - They have said no to destroying space stations and planets.

    7. Creator Nats on November 19, 2012

      @Deus I have paid everything I am prepared to for this game. I am just going to wait and see what happens from here out. I have done all I can got banned from Steam forums, spammed loads of people on Facebook, been a regular contributor to this board, put a clear list of suggested improvements on the Frontier forum. From now on its sit back and watch the total.

      If it doesn't get made then hey I am not any worse off than before and in fact I am better off because I will have SC to play in a years time.

      But I'm not putting any more money into this unless there was a collectors set or something introduced and then ... well maybe. When David gets something on here for me to consider I will consider it then.

      There really is only so much we can do without any help from the creators of the Kickstarter themselves. It is difficult not getting at least a bit despondent though when you watch the total going down and down. Any lower and that projection cone is going to be a flat line.

    8. Creator Jamie Pears on November 19, 2012

      i think you should still start in a cobra unless you have pledged a load of money then you could start in a better one.perhaps people who have pledged £20 or less should start in a planetary lifter.

    9. Creator Kerrash on November 19, 2012

      @Philip Turner, I can imagine damaging a space station, but destroying it would be annoying in the multiplayer side. Imagine travelling somewhere to find it gone?

    10. Creator B1gdeano on November 19, 2012

      @Nick Morgan

      Sorry, but I have to disagree there

      To have the focus of ED on the consoles would be a disaster! Both Consoles are dated, with old looking graphics, and would only hold back the potential of the game

      Sure port it over later on, scaling back the graphics etc but not to make it the focus of the project!

      And you wont need a high end PC, the game will be scalable to run on lesser hardware also.

      You could build a PC that will run it (I assume based on current specs for games adjusted for future) for around the £250 mark

      Hardly bank breaking is it?

    11. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      No @Kerrash! Really, my favourite games all rolled into one: Civilisation V, Rome: Total War, Elite/Frontier, Mass Effect 2, Half-Life 1.

      Let's brainstorm this thing!

    12. Creator Philip Turner [AKA PianoPhil @ FD Forum] on November 19, 2012

      Just a thought way out there. Was just wondering if we could actual destroy a space station this time, or if not, damage it, but see the damage we cause?

    13. Creator Andreas M on November 19, 2012

      @AI: because "old" sounds so rude to many people ;-)

    14. Creator Iain Smith on November 19, 2012

      I quite liked the style of the Cobra III from the original BBC cover. Similar styling, but more curved.

    15. Creator deusx_ophc on November 19, 2012

      over 3,500 GBP in the last 30 minutes and 12 new backers - not bad for a lazy monday afternoon

    16. Creator Kerrash on November 19, 2012

      Perhaps a compromise would be to allow you to see 3D environments of a market place for stock and a bar for the bulletin board etc. and just choose an option to move between them

    17. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      @Stuart Why is everything older than 38 days, 42 minutes, 12 seconds described as a "classic" these days?

    18. Creator izzy on November 19, 2012

      @ Nick Morgan : Elite is game for computer ... I don't want to see Elite on XBox or PS3 (I have a PS3).

    19. Creator Eric on November 19, 2012

      @Nats

      Let's hope so! Although I'm actually happy that the number of backers have gone up rather then down. (SC backers dropping their pledge to buy something more over at SC). Tonight it is going to be interesting to watch what happens.

    20. Creator deusx_ophc on November 19, 2012

      @gregory LOL - sorry a.i. but coulnd't help it

    21. Creator Kerrash on November 19, 2012

      @Daniel Mordant. I love the idea of meeting other backers in a bar, but I am till not sure if FPS would be right for Elite. RFc?

    22. Creator Stuart Fisher on November 19, 2012

      @A.I. But the Mark I Escort is a classic. Fashions come and go.

    23. Creator Greg Marsden on November 19, 2012

      @AI

      What you have described just made me puke.
      Im finding it very hard not to abuse you.

    24. Creator Captain Dangerous on November 19, 2012

      @Steve50 - Although I would like to be able to view my ship when docked so I can see all the latest blast marks and hull damage from near-missile blasts and where I've just scraped the hull on docking.

    25. Creator Kerrash on November 19, 2012

      A.i. DB would have the button of course :P

    26. Creator Daniel Mordant on November 19, 2012

      I'm too for a first person view, once landed, it'll be mor eimmersive to go to bar, shop, gamibling...

    27. Creator Gee on November 19, 2012

      Quarter of the way through the KS campaign.

      Time to get serious please DB!

    28. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      @Kerrash That would be awesome!

    29. Creator Nick Morgan on November 19, 2012

      I still think you should develop this on the XBOX360/PS3 first - high end PC's are so very expensive for a late 30s father of two. I loved Elite on mt BBC Master and can't wait for this one - I just have no interest in spending a fortune on a PC. Thank about it, it makes perfect sense, good network, good graphics and everyone gets the same experience for next to no cost.

    30. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      ...how to determine who has the pause button? That is the question...

    31. Creator deusx_ophc on November 19, 2012

      @nats don't hate - make love !! or do your jonty or whatever you call it where you live ;p

    32. Creator Daniel Mordant on November 19, 2012

      @steve: ok, not a fpS, but a FPV if you prefer (first person view not for shooting... unless necessary !)

    33. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      Oh, and as it's multi-player and MMO'ish, we can only have one pause button. The player with the pause button can pause everyone else's game-play while he goes and makes a cup of tea/to buy some pastries at Sainsbury's.

    34. Creator izzy on November 19, 2012

      @Steve50 : Agree with you. Elite don't need that

    35. Creator Steve50 (£100 pledged) on November 19, 2012

      @AI Exiting ship to an fps? Oh please please Noo!!!!

    36. Creator Kerrash on November 19, 2012

      A.i. I can imagine a trailer that starts looking at a coaster, zooms out of a glass dome and then keeps going to the edge of the galaxy before showing the Elite IV logo...
      :D

    37. Creator Nats on November 19, 2012

      Hate to say it but this might be the lowest days total of the project so far :-(

      Still SC finishes in 3 hours - will that make a difference I wonder?

    38. Creator deusx_ophc on November 19, 2012

      @a.i. depends on what you are smoking !

    39. Creator Daniel Mordant on November 19, 2012

      @A.I. : yes, a zero-G space walk would be great

    40. Creator deusx_ophc on November 19, 2012

      @tim well i guess we will have a galaxy to play with in ELITE. luckly there will then be no need to spam this ks with new star system every other day ;P

      yeah, new ships would be awesome. still, i for one cry out for an updated fer-de-lance ^^

    41. Creator Kerrash on November 19, 2012

      @deusx not sure still browsing, lots on there...

    42. Creator Eric on November 19, 2012

      @A.I.

      Future DLC maybe! :)

    43. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      So what do we need to make this the ultimate space game?

      (1) Exiting ship to an FPS, walking in stations, on planets, in space (space walk!).
      (2) Setting up factories either in space or on planets/moons, founding villiages/towns (Sim City style:).
      (3) Remote control of ships and assets from the comfort of your display screen.
      (4) The ability to create, test and evaluate roller-coasters.

      OK the above ^ is pipe-dream... but that's what would make it the ultimate in my book.

    44. Creator Tim L [Paden on ED Forums] on November 19, 2012

      Redesign of some of the old ships would be great, alongside lots of new ones. Never mind how many star systems there are, I want to know how many ships I get to choose from to be able to explore the expanse.

    45. Creator deusx_ophc on November 19, 2012

      @kerrash is that E:D forum any good (excuse the blasphemy)?!

    46. Creator Neil on November 19, 2012

      Collating all the ideas would be useful, definitely. :)

    47. Creator Captain Dangerous on November 19, 2012

      A.I. - The Liberator.
      The Cobra Mk.III on the concept art looks really nice to me. Probably my age!

    48. Creator A.I. on November 19, 2012

      I think the Cobra mark III needs a significant style upgrade from its previous incarnation. Less wedge-shaped, more curved perhaps, and symmetric around the Z axis rather than flat on one side. You know the originals were done because you can use simple hidden triangle removal with convex bodies, right? There's no need for that now.

      I did like the Imperial Trader in frontier. It reminded me a bit of the ship in Blake's 7 (anyone remember that?). That's an example of a cool looking ship.

      The Cobra is dated. A bit like a Ford Mk 1 Escort. I say RETIRE IT!

      Thanks for listening.

    49. Creator Andrew Dickson [Smug mode 'ON' :o)] on November 19, 2012

      Perfect Kerrash - thank you. Joining and adding.

    50. Creator Greg Marsden on November 19, 2012

      @Jernau.

      Like your style.

      See you in space

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