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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.
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. Jonathan Chowdhury on

      Q. If I pledge $150 "plus all the rewards above" does that mean I get the 'Physical Collectors DRM-Free Premium Box Edition' from the $90 Pledge as well?

    2. Geraldine McDaid on

      Here is a wee song for you… ;)

    3. Marc Alexander on

      @Alien - what about Spice Girls figurines?... I hear they fetch a high price in some of those Corporate worlds ;)

    4. Dave Woods [Owner of the Daffy Duck] on

      @ Synchro... that sounds like alien tech

      Alien tech is good, but should also be a surprise...

    5. Alien on

      @Lars - It's his first offence, so we must ...
      What the heck ... death penalty it is :p

    6. Synchromesh on

      @David : We have been talking cloaking devices...Not totally invisible but a bit like the look in predator for example ....And Holodevice to project a false ship in battle....does any of this seem pheasable and worth considering ? I know long way off but just wondered

    7. Lars Jørgen Kire[Lortsamler] on

      @Alien: Make that a death penalty will you? please :)

    8. Richard Harrison

      So, 8 Writer's Packs now... I know Nathan is one of them do we know the other two?

    9. Alien on

      @Kilvenny -Smuggling Justin Beiber holo disks is not tolerated here
      Pay £5,000 by midnight to go free.

    10. Marc Alexander on

      @KIlvenny - now that's sound advice ;)

    11. Dave Woods [Owner of the Daffy Duck] on

      Bugger... Overspent on shopping. have to decrease pledge slightly...

      Please do not be alarmed...

    12. Stormbrook on

      I'd like to echo other comments while @David is on - thanks for everything. I've been playing Elite, Frontier or FE since it first came out on the Spectrum mid-eighties - literally the game of my life

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      KIlvenny on

      @ Marc Alexander - Depends whats in the mince meat. Just made the annual supply of mincemeat and bottling as we speak - mine might make you tipsy but nothing else. I guess there might be a problem if you were carrying narcotics in your Cobra and got the ingredients mixed up.

    14. karlchen on

      @DB @FD & @All:

      I wish you all merry Christmas from Germany to you and your families!

      Kind regards and all the best!

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      Simeon Farquhar on

      awsome ty david looking forward to exploring and the chance i end up fuleless in a system with no gas giants oh and has anyone recovered from a miss jump i know i havent

    16. HellaCMDR on

      @David @Andy Edgson I was actively hoping people would try to camp the founders system to boost MY rating...

    17. Lars Jørgen Kire[Lortsamler] on

      @David: A gazgiant is usually radioactive,so will there be some kind of radioactive shielding equipment?

    18. Cmdr Gully Foyle on

      I have a dream today.

      I have a dream that one day this nation of Elite pilots will rise up and be able to live out the true destiny of their origins and heritage. That they be given the opportunity to re-ignite the skills of old long held in hibernation and once again join the brotherhood of the Elite. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all Elite pilots are created equal.

      I have a dream that one day amongst the asteroid belts of some distant moon our seasoned Elite pilots of old will be able to share an orbital outpost with the sons and daughters of those old hands at the dry-dock of the brotherhood.

      I have a dream that one day this band of brothers will able to share in the bounties left by the less fortunate amongst us and be able to use these remnants to drive an emerging economy of trade.

      I have a dream that those that so choose will be able to busy themselves with commerce in the safe corridors of the home systems under the protection of our trusted police forces.

      I have a dream that for those with a streak for adventure will have beholden to them the opportunities and technologies to travel into the uncharted territories, as yet undiscovered, and to prospect for the hidden treasures which lay there. The knowledge of these discoveries kindling the fires of future exploration and expansion.

      I have a dream that for those who are skilled with the weapon should be given all the opportunity to hunt down and redress the balance caused by those who seek to destroy the symbiosis of the brotherhood and all it stands for and that this course shall have its bounties.

      I have a dream that for the element within our midsts with trouble on their minds that they should have the free will to seek profit from those less well armed and less fortunate through violence and piracy but with full knowledge of the consequences that shall rain down upon them as a result.

      I have a dream that one day that the sons and daughters of this new Elite pilot breed will be able to seamlessly visit the surfaces of the jewel-like orbs that hang in the sky near their outposts to witness the wonders on their surface and spread the civilisation.

      I have a dream that Elite:Dangerous will be made.

    19. Stormbrook on

      @Lewis - great minds think alike my friend

    20. Paul N on

      Hey @david, whilst you're here - thanks a lot for the previous versions of Elite. My personal fave was original on C64.

      And hat's off for Raspberry Pi - beautiful idea.

    21. Eric on


      What about dogfights among clouds on a gas giant in the first release? :)

    22. Frontier Developments Creator on

      Simeon Farquhar - yes - refuelling from planets should still be possible.


    23. Paul N on

      Great stuff, @Lewis - you're now a founding member of the Elite.

    24. Lewis Fowler on

      D'ya know what... it's time to Jonty up again... £150 for me! But don't tell the girlfriend! It'll be our little secret :-D

    25. Marc Alexander on

      Off-topic Crimbo query: Is it possible to OD on mince pies? (I'm getting the shakes) :0

    26. Commander Keith [@mistertricker] on

      Kate Russell seems to be considering a last minute Author Pledge. Maybe tweet her and talk her into it. Good publicity.

    27. Knarlfin [Create The Legend] on

      Lots of good discussions and thoughts here, I hope many of us will be involved in the design forum.

    28. Marc Alexander on

      @Officer Liqua - maybe an informant?...

    29. Liqua on

      @Phil Hibbs - perhaps if you receive a fine you can be given a choice - pay the fine or accept a mission by the Police ?

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      Simeon Farquhar on

      Just wondered if refuling in the atmosphere of planets will be possible @ launch if landing on them isnt 8(

    31. Imperial Courier on

      Will there be the Alliance of Independent Systems (besides the Federation and Empire)?

    32. Synchromesh on

      @Geraldine : Great idea ...Great link....I have an idea for these fan vids :)
      Now i can find them in one hit ...

    33. Alien on

      I have just looked at "Available balance" on my bank account (annoyingly, not easy to find)
      and £43.50 has been "taken"
      £30 for GODUS
      £4 Out Of The Darkness
      and £9.5 Limit Theory (that's $15 in GBP)

      So it all looks right, just not been taken yet.

    34. Synchromesh on

      Its Xmas eve....Been out ..done the family things cuz everyones going away.....Thats it its montor and beer for me till Jan 4th :)

      Ok time out to open my prezzies in the morning :) Maybe !!

    35. Phil Hibbs on

      @Officer Liqua, Yes, there is weregild IRL, but there has to be a way out that is fun, or not too onerous. Fines proportional to net worth are one way, but that would also require a mechanism to prevent the hiding of funds among friends.

    36. Andy Edgson on

      Thaks David, I look forward to testing it :-)

    37. Stephen Varey on

      Thanks for that link Paula - I'm no longer on Twitter or Bookface, so that helps. Good Interview!

    38. Knarlfin [Create The Legend] on

      Oops exclude should be include. Apologies.

    39. Knarlfin [Create The Legend] on

      @Davor - Welcome commander :)

      @Tim & @Alien - it's not a bank holiday until tomorrow in UK. Some systems don't update real time, and some processing is only done on weeknights. So items don't always appear on statements immediately. You should be able to ring your bank and get details of the available balance, that would exclude any charges against your card/pending payments that may not be visible yet.

    40. Frontier Developments Creator on

      Andy Edgson - true, but that is something we will look at in the beta - so that there is a safe way in and out for founders.


    41. Liqua on

      @Andy - You are presuming that non-Founders can arrive at the system in the first place ... It's more likely to be a star system on the galactic map that Founders can see but the rest can't ... so if you are chasing someone and they hyperspace to that system you simply loose them on your scanner.

    42. Davor on

      Thanks guys, this is a really warm welcome :)
      Merry Xmas and happy Holidays to you too.

    43. Garthyre on

      Interview by Kate Russell

    44. Tim L [Paden on ED Forums] on

      @Davor ... welcome to the madhouse! Good to have you on board. This game is going to be awesome. There are some really cool higher tiers with different ships and start points and 'free forever expansions' too. Have a look at them over the next few days! Happy Christmas!

    45. Alien on

      @Knarlfin - Thanks
      @Tim L - I don't know
      @Liqua - I've already sent them a message and got an automated response

    46. Garthyre on

      Hi people.

      Twitter is being hit by this message - I've seen about 50 just in the last couple of minutes:

      Why gaming pioneer David Braben has taken to Kickstarter to crowdfund a sequel to the classic Elite

      It points to an article on with an interview with @DB

    47. Stephen Varey on

      Hi Davor - Welcome aboard commander!

      Yep, I had a similar notebook as well back in the day :)

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