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I think it's the explorers option for me as a start position....need....to....see....whats....out....there
The new pledge tiers broke Andrew Winter's tier tracker :)
4 £20 tiers available now! Hurry :)
@Chris yes that's going to be a major advantage because you will be able to pick out the one that suits you best. @Michael what will the starting ship list be is it The Sidewinder, Eagle mkII and Cobra mkIII or will there be others?
@Lars - I'm definitely starting as a Pirate ;)
Wow those updates are cool, I won't be able to sleep now. Have to calm down.
@Liqua: I'll look forward to starting on the planet you name. :) Congratulations. I think that makes you a Daddy.
Long range Cobra Mk.III sounds very interesting. So does the Pirate option. And start with either of these from the Founders world. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.
haha,i bet that pirate tier will be a hardcore one :p
Ship tuning for all at the Beta level, another reason to increase your pledges boys and girls.
Woooeeeee, just look at those £20 pledge tiers opening up!
@ Liqua: Congrats to you Liqua and our thanks also. Now take your time and consider carefully the name you decide on.
Congratulations Liqua - hope you and your wife come up with a good name for it :)
Bloocheez shouldn't name it IMO, as she can't even spell "Blue Cheese". :-p
Brilliant update with plenty to talk about. Sidewinder is confirmed as well. Absolutely buzzing now
As an alpha/beta tester, I hope I get to test out all of the various ships/starting positions!
Andrew Brown, Ahh! Okay. It might have been a silly suggestion but at least it gave me the opportunity to deliver a weak pun.
It's a moot point anyway. The project has gained more than enough momentum to ensure success.
Please let it be Blob. :)
@Liqua, I envy you ;)
@ JC Ford
Yes, with any kickstarter decal you can travel to the Founder's system,but for £85 you can start there.
The £20 slots are starting to free up now. Almost makes you think they had a plan all along....;-) where's @Eric with his tinfoil hat.........
@all - I'll be naming it, that was our deal ;)
ok, who bought the £5000 'name founder system' tier ?
@JC Ford - I have a few .. but will wait for now .. my lovely wife has a major say in the matter as she wanted it as well ;-)
@Liqua - you star. :)
omg Liqua, omg congrats to name our founding planet :) hope we get a awsome name and not rainbow flower or something :p
@Liqua Right on commander, I look forward to visiting the "Founders" world and to see what you decide to name it.
From the update, y£20 gets you a Sidewinder as your starting ship.
Just noticed those new tiers. I think @Lars came up with those. Good work FD
@Liqua, I take it thanks are in order then ;) Congrats sir.
Ooo.. and Sidewinders confirmed too.
I like the ship sthat have been confirmed as the intiial ships so far- traditional ones from Elite, with a few of the Frontier ones thrown in. Better this way than all-new ships, at least in my traditionalist mind.
@ Liqua - Any thoughts on the name?
I think they should make an auction the new £5000 level.
You can choose any of the starting options that your pledge tier is higher than. So at £85 or higher you can pick from any of the options. I'll add this to the FAQ.
Gone already :)
thats the starter ship eewwwww. sidewinder.
@Darren one of the reasons is that they are gently trying to encourage people to up their pledge from the starting £20 slot. If you add it into the pledge upgrades people will stay in the starting £20 slots and not free up spaces for new pledgers.
Well for me it just has to be "Independent Trader".
@Michael - Thanks for the new £5K slot .. just upped my pledge.
A new £5,000 tier? ... Where's DeusX when you need him?
@all haha. the start ship on 20£ is
Default: Start in a safe Federal core system with a Sidewinder ship
Really pleased to finally see more options for the lower pledges - I think we are going to see a good momentum now in the final two weeks.
£85... any starter ship... cool, I'm covered. :)
I wonder if the founders system will be a core system ofr a frontier system?
And the update is posted:
@Jeroen, that means you cant choose lave at start of the game at the 20£ one, the 55£ you get to choose lave to start on.
I doubt the new £5000 slot will be available for long
@Jeroen - the original Elite started at Lave with 100cr and a Cobra MK3. Frontier and FFE had various start points. It suggests that the standard £20 will have more limited start points, credits and ships - but won't include the start points people are able to pledge for?
Kinda wonder why FD didn't include any ships in the pledge rewards, like an extra £15 gets you staring with a ship one level above the default, or the Elite Founders getting a ship with a little more defensive firepower. Not talking huge battleships to a degree making the game aimless, just a wee "Kickstarter" ;) and a good incentive to up-pledge.
@Jeroen, a standard 20£ one you get a stock ship, while the 55£ you get a upgraded ship. with aditional storage and credit start