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Hi new backers :D
@Kim +1 Yes new backers are most welcome! :-)
awsome to see so many more backers, welcome to all new backers, you will have fun here :)
Good news folks - now taken more today than the average per day over the life of the project - Currently the average is at 18777 and needs to grow to 20834.
@ Paul Davies I hope we do.
Under 4k now - getting very close.....
@Davor - The ranks were...
Not sure on the number of kills needed for each rank - probably to be determined later with this being a mix of SP/MP.
Under 4K now ... go go go.
Yes, £150 is only three people's wages plus equipment to test upon.
Frontier are using their own cross platform game engine. They will need to write either a completely new interface layer using MacOS Cocoa libraries or port their iOS layer, which is a sim,liar platform.
Then there is the testing, on all types of Mac to make sure that there's full compatibility.
Wow... nice going today :)
BTW, anyone knows how many ranks will there be to get to the Elite and what are the ranging criteria (kills, money gathered, reputation....)?
I feel like letting off a firework when it reaches a million.
29,246 Facebook Likes now.
Twenty pounds going down big time, people must be upgrading big time.
DB plan is working :)
Thanks db, I just think it is pitched too high, 50k above I can belive, but 150 k on an already tight objective, think I will hold upping my pledge until I see it obtainable
Plenty of £20 pledges now open. Thanks to those who have up-pledged and vacated them.
@Synchro In that case, cheers for the comment on my video :) You should've subbed tho too >,< (jk)
@Michael Hoping I can port in a Lightwave model of the Whitestar !!! Actually is modding going to be a stretch goal because I'm not joking about doing models?
Want to help add another £4500 to the pot?
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c'mon people. This is a niche production for closed environment customers. If we want to play we need to plege :) We waiting 12 year for this, i think is worth!
This might have been asked before but can I own more than one ship? For example, could I have an Eagle MK II for bounty hunting missions and say an anaconda sat in a hanger somewhere?
@Graeme D. Robertson - You are right but it would take another £1 million
@SpacialKatana : yep
@ Satans - I guess it depends on how it is originally coded. What language they are using? Is it being coded with directx or OpenGL, etc.. Then they would need extensive testing in both SP and MP modes, etc.
@Satans worm - yes it would. Not counting the cost of the developers. but the extra design, testing and support resources necessary. (I'm a software developer).
@db - As a first name it would be pretty odd to call yourself that, and if you're going to pledge £1500 or more to be allowed to use Jameson as a surname I doubt you're going to be an idiot about your name ;-)
@Viking I dont know really ... more wishful thinking on my part.
@ Shadowfax: Aha! Thanks for the info! :)
@db - none of the Jamesons will, they're protected (checke the pledge tiers on the right)
@Andrew Mitchell -- It may well be a valid point, even if I'm not certain that the market share is enormous and that a significant fraction of said market will flock here to pledge in the next week. Hope they do, though.
I'm not against seeing other platforms supported, but I think that some more exciting content-related goals might help to push the total as high as possible before the end.
@Associat0r -- It would be great if such a goal appeared. From what FD have been saying, however, it seems that planetary landings as envisaged this time around require a whole lot more development, and won't be ready in 2014 no matter how much extra cash is raised.
As long as they're worth waiting for and *do* materialise within a reasonable time frame (i.e. not three years down the line, or something), then I'll be happy.
whoa! only ~4k to one mil
@Michael :) beat me to it ty.
@Shadowfax You will be able to name your ships, although your commander name is your unique identifier. Michael
Dec. 21, 2012 on Elite: Dangerous.
@Satans worm - stretch goals rarely translate DIRECTLY into development effort. It basically means more cash for frontier/the game, a portion of which will go into the port; testing; and the fact that any add ons will presumably need to support the other platform.
@Viking, Certainly, but not at the same time ;)
@Carsten - Speak of the devil ..
@Michael - Thank you for re-afirming
I wonder how many of Commander Jameson, Jamieson, Jammeson, James' Son will get snapped up at the beginning. I'm expecting a few hundred Ian Bells, A few Meredith Argent, Jjagged Bbanners etc.
Genuine question, does it really cost a min of gbp150k to convert to mac? Seems an awful lot of money to convert a game ?
@Jonathon Hammond ... OK, I put the bunny in a box with some poison and some uranium 252
So pledge or bunny may or may not get it (Ask Schrodinger)
@Herr Antony Murray
4k away ;)
@ Carsten: Name your SHIPS, in plural? Now I'm confused ... can you own more than one ship in ED?
@ Michael Madeley
You are wise :)
You can name your ship, but your commander name is your unique identifier.
should get £1 mill today only 5k away
i like that Patrick more games master pic i remember that lol
@Liqua ok ty I will go through em :)
@Alien people who like to shoot others in space sims might find it more of an incentive if they have to pledge for the bunny to get it! :)
@Carsten - Liqua is correct (I have decent recall)
one of our backers also has their ships name in their name headline (Charon's Pact)
Just jontied up to get the expansions, had to wait to see how much I could spare between pay days. Dont think I should tell the wife though, I dont think she'd be impressed.
All this talk if discovering and naming systems etc made me think of a whole new potential game mechanic which is basically Monopoly in Space? That might be an interesting idea. Stake your claim on an unexplored system and maybe it'll have resources or be a waypoint en-route somewhere else? Over time you could develop it and take in the cash?
Last couple of days, seems we are already starting on that spike, I am more hopeful.
@Parablax seems unlikely that they will ever kiss and make up.