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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.

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    1. Creator Geordie Marv on December 11, 2012

      @Magnus Fohlman - You have done the right thing, Welcome to E-D. Make sure you spread the word man.

    2. Creator Bil Irving on December 11, 2012

      Jonty Level now stands at £36.05. Getting better, but still too high... good to see some new backers though, welcome.

    3. Creator Brian Barnes on December 11, 2012

      Good work everyone - i go and do some work for an hour or so and come back to find we've smashed £700k - now where's that update?

    4. Creator Johannes Rudolph on December 11, 2012

      Hi at all. I played Elite First Encounter and loved it. It would be great if the player will be able to control many of ships and build factories ore something like this in the new game.

    5. Creator Tim L [Paden on ED Forums] on December 11, 2012

      Sorry, @Si - the first post is on the first page - I sent you the link to page 2 by accident.

    6. Creator Magnus Fohlman on December 11, 2012

      Hey guys!
      One minute ago I pledged for Elite and I just felt like sharing my story. Like many of you guys I´ve played Elite since the beginning of time and I´ve always enjoyed every second of it. however, dispite its flaws I did enjoy FFE even more with the upgraded graphics. But I stopped playing a couple of years ago just simply because the game was outdated and instead I started playing Civilization and Simcity instead. But ever since I´ve stopped playing I did google "elite 4 rumors" once or twice a month or so. Every time I got ever so dissapointed.

      Then, one time early November in 2012 I was bored and again typed in "elite 4 rumors" and I actually got a hit for Elite: Dangerous. the link led me to this kickstarter and wow, my heart skipped a few heartbeats when I realised that this was indeed a sequel to the beloved series! It is finally going to happen after all these years!

      Suddenly I feel the urge to go back to the old games and start playing again. I remember my old trade route between facece, Vequess and Sohoa in which I spent alot of time doing military missions and trading legal as well as illegal (hrm) goods. I remember the veliaze system which I really HATED going into because of the piracy. A good place to get many kills though.

      Now I can´t wait to join the Elite universe again, and hopefully the Cobra MK III is still available and stll as flexible and usable as it was in FFE. Even though the clipper was good for making money, I really loved the MK III.

      I have full confidence that DB will make this the game we fans want and I truly, truly hope that this project is getting enough pledges because I have waited soo long for this sequel! This must happen! this is actually the first sequel of my favorite games (Sim City, Civilization, elite) that I´m really, really excited about!

    7. Creator Ben Brookes on December 11, 2012

      @ Geordie Marv
      I think Monkey Man bought it in the end for an undisclosed fee :-D

    8. Creator Maxeren on December 11, 2012

      @Commander Bond: hehe.. would actually be cool if the police ships had these flashing light when chasing you around :D

    9. Creator Tim L [Paden on ED Forums] on December 11, 2012

      @Geordie M - I'm sure I saw that Monkey Man said he won it.

    10. Creator Philip Coutts on December 11, 2012

      @Si Where is Oddball these days. I did ask him if he could draw a sheep instead of a camel next time, possibly with a small side arm or sword....

    11. Creator Tim L [Paden on ED Forums] on December 11, 2012

      @Si Waters - did you see this... did it for a laugh...

      http://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php…

      (apologies to those who saw it already - it's my health and safety post) : D

    12. Creator Styggron on December 11, 2012

      @Si it was valid commentary on issues people were extremely concerned on and as different cycles of people came in it continued. Of course someone remaining in there it would appear circular.

    13. Creator Geordie Marv on December 11, 2012

      @all - Did oddball actually sell that pic? last i looked it was going for about £27 with 7 days left.

    14. Creator Si Waters on December 11, 2012

      @Phillip Coutts - thanks for the summary! Logged on last night and spent a bit of time reading through and rather than the usual positivity after an update it appeared to have descended into madness

      I thought even one of my usual positivity comments wouldn't have got us out of that one so I logged off until now. Glad it's mostly sorted everyone.

      Now, can we go back to talking about drawings of camels on ebay?

    15. Creator Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 11, 2012

      VIDEO UPDATE

      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      Only Kidding, It ain't red and there's no rocks in it. (I'll get me coat)

    16. Creator Philip Coutts on December 11, 2012

      @Chonty yes but obviously usually only 1 at a time so I guess it just depends on how long you want to shark about waiting.....

    17. Creator Gaz Bailey [HappyMonday @FD Forum] on December 11, 2012

      'News factor' should have read 'positive news potential'.

    18. Creator Ben Brookes on December 11, 2012

      @Commander Bond
      I think what Sebastian Z is getting at is, if you want to sit on the launch pad of a planet and watch a Gas Giant eclipse the sun, or if you want to mine water for three days on some god-forsaken, barren moon, then that is fine also.
      Its not all about killing every ship that comes past.

      That is why Elite is "better" than any other space sim to-date - Its your Universe :-)

    19. Creator Geordie Marv on December 11, 2012

      @Chonty - I would assume so. It would seem logical eh!

    20. Creator Gaz Bailey [HappyMonday @FD Forum] on December 11, 2012

      @Phillip Bit extreme,but I agree that the reaction here overshadowed the news factor of those updates from FD. Whilst this uncontrolled and disorganised forum is the main source of info for those interested in ED,that's bad.

    21. Creator Matthew Benson on December 11, 2012

      Do 'limited editions' that are 'sold out' become available again, as some people do Jonties (sp?) and move up the pledge levels?

    22. Creator Kim Håland on December 11, 2012

      @commander bond, they said jumping is based on how much fuel and engine you got :) so no tunnel that way

    23. Creator Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 11, 2012

      @Gaz Bailey [Elite Friday +5] just now

      @michael @FD The main page is very long now.It may be prudent to mention at the top that the faq's are at bottom.

      Short attention spans and that.

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      +1

    24. Creator Eric on December 11, 2012

      @Gaz Bailey

      +1

    25. Creator Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 11, 2012

      @Geordie Marv - Nah thats OK, I trust you ;)

    26. Creator Gaz Bailey [HappyMonday @FD Forum] on December 11, 2012

      @michael @FD The main page is very long now.It may be prudent to mention at the top that the faq's are at bottom.

      Short attention spans and that.

    27. Creator Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 11, 2012

      @Dave Woods - I expect you would find some "brownian motion"

    28. Creator Philip Coutts on December 11, 2012

      To give a short version of what has happened over the past 24 hours it basically descended into a pantomime based around single player being online or offline and went a lot like this "oh yes it is"...."oh no it isn't"....."Oh yes it is"....etc etc for around 500 posts or so. Thankfully with the help of some coffee, cake and mince pies we seem to have made it through the other side. Although I feel a new mission coming on something along the lines of "The Single Player Debacle" sounds about right. and would probably involve lots of pointless ping pong journeys between 2 planets before finding out the first planet you were on was the right one all along......

      As ever no offence to anyone just trying to lighten the mood. Oh and only 176 £20 pledges left......

    29. Creator Stewart Robertson (BBC & Acorn Electron) on December 11, 2012

      @Michael
      You’re responsible for dreaming up and including races and Technology and backing them up with huge details. I always loved reading the plant info on route. So do us proud. I hope you go into things in insane detail.

      There is such a rich background from Sci-fi programs and films without plagiarising fully.

      For example – Smokers and metal foundries found on most rock planets, Metal extraction can also be found on Meteors to a lesser extent.

      What a fun job you’ve got, go watch some Star Wars Original films for some inspiration. Just don’t sell out to Disney ;)

    30. Creator Tim L [Paden on ED Forums] on December 11, 2012

      ooooooh - only 176 of the £20 pledges left - looking good, they're selling out fast

    31. Creator Geordie Marv on December 11, 2012

      @Commander Bond - No problem at all. Feel free to look through the comments from either myself or Frontier. It was prob about 2-3 weeks ago mind...so you'll have to dig them out. def. confirmed though. No jump gates...Hallelujah.

    32. Creator Dave Woods [Owner of the Daffy Duck] on December 11, 2012

      First thing I am going to do when I get the game is navigate my way to system coordinates ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha... And if there isn't anything special there I am going to sulk!

    33. Creator Styggron on December 11, 2012

      @Eric of course you saw it, you were meant to.

    34. Creator Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 11, 2012

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      @Commander Bond & @Nats - There are def. NO JUMP GATES. DB confrimed this to me here in the comments section. :)

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      EXCELLENT NEWS - Thank you.

    35. Creator Eric on December 11, 2012

      @Styggron

      Oh, and don't think for a minute I didn't see what you posted on the Elite forums on how you were right about a podcast being released last Friday and how you had told me that would happen here on this thread. Yes...that's right...I KNOW EVERYTHING! ;)

    36. Creator Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 11, 2012

      @Taumel

      Both limited single player AND enriched (synced) single player have been confirmed, along with multiplayer.

      This means you can have your cake AND eat it.

      I raise you battenburg!

    37. Creator Geordie Marv on December 11, 2012

      @Commander Bond & @Nats - There are def. NO JUMP GATES. DB confrimed this to me here in the comments section. :)

    38. Creator Cmdr. Bond [DDF Member + Ship ID & Mug] on December 11, 2012

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      Sebastian Z 6 minutes ago

      @Nats
      As for the 'essence of Elite/Frontier' fundamental question...
      For me it's:
      1) real galaxy - based on astronomical and science data with reasonably realistic celestial bodies, planet movements, etc.
      2) real planets - with atmosphere, terrain and cities/colonies (that means seamless planetary landings)
      3) free travel - you can hyperspace-jump to a system in range anytime and anywhere you want (no X-series-like gates!)
      4) feeling of unlimited possibilites - unable to define... :)

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      1 - Yes, that I would like
      2 - Not so bothered but I can see the appeal
      3 - Absoluteky, Most definately, we do NOTwant jump gates!!!
      4 - ?

    39. Creator Styggron on December 11, 2012

      @Eric (facepalm)

    40. Creator Geordie Marv on December 11, 2012

      @All - Where is Lars too? He is normally on here 22 hrs a day!

    41. Creator Dave Woods [Owner of the Daffy Duck] on December 11, 2012

      I've been mostly lurking on the site. Mostly!

    42. Creator Geordie Marv on December 11, 2012

      @Dave "Trotter" Woods - Hey mate, aint seen you for ages man.

    43. Creator Stewart Robertson (BBC & Acorn Electron) on December 11, 2012

      @Styggron its a saying merely recognising and paying due respect to something on the quiet!

      I hope it is not possible to buy equipment for cash from day one in the home system, if it is in the game let it drip feed in the further you advance and explore. You could just have top items and upgrades available deeper out in space so no matter what cash your willing to pay you have to work for the items.

      I don’t mind players using real cash as it will probably mean better and more stable servers to play on and that a great thing. Plus the Universe will have to be administered for the look out for hackers and cheats so any spare cash being thrown that direction is fine by me.

    44. Creator Dave Woods [Owner of the Daffy Duck] on December 11, 2012

      I see there's been some good news to cheer some folks up.

      Mange tout, mange tout, as they say in Paris!

    45. Creator taumel on December 11, 2012

      But let's be real, only a limited single player experience has been confirmed yet. So it's only half of the cake.

    46. Creator Eric on December 11, 2012

      @Styggron

      Well, I can't help you are on here so much. Lots of people I haven't told yet! :p

    47. Creator Liqua on December 11, 2012

      @Cmdr Bond - any amount is good ... together we will make it.
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      Just need an answer from FD now on the "ask me a Q" ... damn they're slow! :)

    48. Creator Darkmoon on December 11, 2012

      Good to know that SP will be supported. The way I imagine this working not to have any change in the game client, instead the client would connect to a cut-down local implementation of the server. Modelling it in this way sounds like it would suffer less complications than drawing a distinction between static/dynamic modes throughout.

    49. Creator Styggron on December 11, 2012

      @Tim Yes I am. MOST definitely.

    50. Creator Styggron on December 11, 2012

      @Eric "Wrong" (facepalm). :-P That was funny the first 1.6*10^45 times that I heard that.

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