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      Creator Matt Dobson about 1 hour ago

      Cheers for the link, Styg! Wow, that looks really useful! I'll give it a go when I'm next in the UK and can dust of my old Amiga.

      I'll keep practicing with the FA off in ED, too. Can't get any worse at it!

      I am on the forums, but I've only posted a handful of times. There's something about white text on a black background that I find difficult to read. As I've typed that, I've only just realised that I can probably change the forum skin. Doh!

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      Creator commander KapooKa about 11 hours ago

      no sorry found the download didn't even realise it was there!

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      Creator commander KapooKa about 11 hours ago

      hi im a beta backer but i don't have access to any alpha tests?

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      Creator Styggron 1 day ago

      @Matt Hello there. I still play Frontier Elite 2 and it is my preferred flight model. Have a look at this video that show people how to use that flight model. https://www.youtube.com/watch…

      Jousting is the mistake most people make.

      Anyway back to your post, I use flight assist off a fair bit, it's not like the FE2 model. It can be very handy. If you look at some of the videos that same user that made the above video makes, you can see some of his handy work with flight assist off in Elite Dangerous.

      Are you on the forums at all, I don't recall ever seeing you.

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      Creator Matt Dobson 2 days ago

      Hey Styg! How's it going? Are you in the proper Alpha?

      Haha, I'll give it a go with the Flight Assist off. I never got the hang of the flight mechanics in Frontier though, so I'm not too hopeful! I'll just be happy if I can fly my ship well enough to avoid pirates and dock safely!

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      Creator Styggron 2 days ago

      @Matt. I love the SP missions. Try practicing with Flight Assist Off in the first mission to get the hang of it. :)

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      Creator Matt Dobson 3 days ago

      When I say I had my first go on Premium Beta, I of course mean my first go on Alpha 1.1 that we Premium Beta backers now have access to.

      Played it some more since my last post. If anything I'm even more impressed than I was before. Can't believe how lucky we are to have such a well thought out and well executed sequel to our favourite game, in the making!

      It's all turning out better than I ever could have hoped.

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      Creator Matt Dobson 3 days ago

      Had my first go on the Premium Beta today! Ran through the missions pretty quickly once I'd set my joystick properly. It seemed like my success in some of the later scenarios is down to luck rather than any combat skill on my part, but I think I've got a reasonable handle on how to control my trusty Sidewinder. It's all quite intuitive if you've had any experience with the original games, but there seems like there's a lot of scope for people who put the time and effort in to become ace pilots, flying rings around the rest of us.

      The combat has always been once of the least important aspects to me in previous Elite games, and probably will be in this one too, but it's good to know that it's actually going to be fun when it happens!

      The final battle is pretty confusing to me, which is probably what a big space battle ought to feel. Hopefully, with a little more practice I'll get used to all the turmoil!

      I'm really impressed with the how the ship feels, and how immersed I am in the cockpit of my little metal shell, stuck in the vast nothingness of space. If it feels this way even in these little scenarios, then Frontier are definitely doing something right!

      Great job, Frontier! I can't wait until we Beta players get to have a go at docking and trading!

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      Creator Styggron 3 days ago

      @Michael The Dark Wheel sequel which as you know is being written by Michael Brookes will be one of the items release when the full game is available. As for the date, the best estimates say later in 2014. As you can imagine putting an estimated actual date is an issue. Frontier are going through the Alpha at the moment and taking in all input and feedback and making fixes and improvements all the time. I would surmise that sometimes there are unexpected difficult problems to solve that take time hence the Alpha being the length it currently is. After Alpha 4, the premium beta people will kick in, more improvements etc and then the standard beta people so this gives us the 'later in 2014' mark but sorry there is nothing more specific as it would not be helpful to give an actual date with so many variables in place. When FD have something closer to an actual date, you can bet they will let everyone know.

      Glad you like the Youtube footage, it is truly awesome. Did you like the space station ? The details on it is absolutely amazing don't you think ?

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      Creator Michael Cressey 4 days ago

      Estimated delivery: March 2014. Well I knew it was going to obviously going to be late before I even pledged. The YouTube game footage looks awesome. But any word when we'll get the game (not just beta / alpha etc.)? What about the Dark Wheel sequel?

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      Creator Styggron 4 days ago

      @Bifford. At the £100 tier it says all rewards above which means the physical box set was also in place with the beta if you went to the £100 level. :) Glad you're enjoying playing now though.

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      Creator Bifford the Youngest 4 days ago

      @Michael - thanks. I just wish it had been clearer when the Kickstarter was active that I'd need the £100 tier to get beta access and that I'd still get the premium boxset etc with that. So now you have a bonus £5 off of me to get beta access.

      BTW - I now have about £100 worth of shares with Frontier Dev :D

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      Creator Frontier Developments 5 days ago

      @Bifford

      Your kickstarter rewards are locked, so any changes or upgrades won't affect them.

      Michael

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      Creator Styggron 5 days ago

      Hello Bifford, to be on the Premium Beta you would have needed to be on the £100 here on the KS, or do appropriate upgrades.

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      Creator conrad edwards [Imperial bounty hunter] 5 days ago

      The expansion pack is £35, which you need to buy if you have the standard game.
      Closes the gap on the premium beta a bit.

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      Creator Daniel 5 days ago

      Ahh nice. Thanks for that.

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      Creator Bifford the Youngest 5 days ago

      Just checked forums:
      "Beta Phase Premium Beta (formally 1st beta) to start after Alpha has finished. (£100) includes expansion pass
      Beta Phase Standard Beta (formally 2nd beta) to start after Premium Beta has finished. (£50)
      Gamma Phase to start after Standard Beta has finished. (£35)
      Commercial release end part of 2014"

      So another £10 during the kickstarter, or another £15 now. pft.

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      Creator Daniel 5 days ago

      No idea sorry, I just came here with the same questions as you to see who is eligible for the premium beta.

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      Creator Bifford the Youngest 5 days ago

      Cheers Daniel. I went for the £90 tier because I want the physical boxset not just a download. Any idea if I pay the £15 upgrade to premium beta if I will still get that??

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      Creator Daniel 5 days ago

      @Bifford, I am guessing it's the £100 tier.

      Participate in the first round private beta test, plus all rewards above

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      Creator Bifford the Youngest 5 days ago

      What classifies as "premium beta"? I'm on the £90 tier which is:
      "Physical DRM-free collector's premium boxed edition of "Elite: Dangerous". This includes all the rewards above, except a premium boxed edition is in place of the standard boxed addition, "

      So shouldn't I be able to play now?? I can't download anything currently.... :/

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      Creator Geordie Marv 7 days ago

      Nevermind, I've found the details on the forum. :)

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      Creator Geordie Marv 7 days ago

      How do you get it Deus?

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      Creator deusx_ophc 7 days ago

      FDEV in their infinite wisdom have TODAY 10.04.2014 relased the current single player build to all Premium Beta backers.

      Enjoy the ride, I know I did tremble the first time I saw that Elite : Dangerous logo flash across my screen. Don't be to harsh on the Solar Fluke ^^

      gratz eveyone really =)

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      Creator Jason S on April 1

      Premium Beta... Premium Beta...Premium Beta...Premium Beta...Premium Beta...Premium Beta...Premium Beta...Premium Beta...Premium Beta...Premium Beta...Premium Beta... There you go a bit of spam to help it along. Moooo. And a cow noise, which always helps busy developers.

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      Creator Styggron on March 30

      As I wrote a few lines below Grant. Once the Alpha phase is over Premium Beta will start but they are ironing out bugs and issues with Alpha as that is what the process is designed to do so no dates are possible at this stage I'm afraid.

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      Creator Grant Swire on March 30

      Ahhh I want to play so bad, how much longer till the second beta round?

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      Creator Giskard on March 29

      What a year and a half this has been! From the very beginning of this Kickstarter campaign, all the way through to today....It's been amazing to be part of this experience. The Frontier Development forums have been such a wonderful place during this time.

      Aside from that, the game is currently looking amazing. The SOUND design. I love the sound design. It's stunning! Can't wait for the game to be released. (Which will hopefully be at some point this year!)

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      Creator Richard Pettigrew [E:D Premium Box] on March 28

      I cant believe how fast the year has passed since I handed over my mulla. I for one am happy to wait as long as it takes.

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      Creator Morten Lassen on March 28

      @Matt, the next major alpha release will feature travelling and trading. No word on the scale of that yet. But I do believe that the Beta will feature the full galaxy. I have no facts to back this belief, though.

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      Creator Matt Dobson on March 27

      I'm already blown away by the Alpha, and I haven't even played it. Seriously excited for the Beta. I wonder if we'll have access to the galaxy straight away, or be testing out little missions like the alpha players.

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      Creator Philip Coutts on March 27

      There is going to be an Alpha 3.03 before the next big release of Alpha 4.0. Exciting times indeed. Really looking forward to Beta and seeing the floodgates start to open for new players. You are all going to be blown away by the game.

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      Creator Styggron on March 26

      Hi Geordie. The only definite thing we have is the Premium Beta comes when the Alpha is finishes so it depends on the stages, issues players find etc hence there is no way to give a date at all. Currently as I type this it is up to Alpha 3.02

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      Creator Geordie Marv on March 25

      Nice to see some old faces! Are we there yet? eh? eh?
      Yeah the docking video looks cool. The stations are looking very nice indeed.
      Some of the Alpha 3.0 footage on youtube also looks superb! Roll on beta! Speaking of which, does anyone know when that is now? Obviously. the game has slipped slightly. Not that I'm complaining, if I can wait 30 yrs...I can wait a bit longer.

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      Creator deusx_ophc on March 21

      says Jonty "Surprised this is still here."

      not only this but us, too =)

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      Creator Jonty H. Campbell [Founder/Random Input] on March 21

      Surprised this is still here.

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      Creator Styggron on March 20

      From the Youtube videos and the dev diary update, the Coriolis station looks absolutely amazing.

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      Creator Bifford the Youngest on March 14

      Lovely docking tutorial video! That's lovely :)

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      Creator Kerrash on March 14

      Soon" very soon in fact. ;)

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      Creator Adam Ross Williams on March 14

      Any updates? sorry just feels like its been ages since we heard anything.

      Game is looking great btw.

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      Creator Andrew York on March 6

      As an alpha backer I'll say that's it's going exactly as I would expect, we get a release, we test the release, tell them about any bugs we see, they go off and fix the bugs and we get a new release to test. There is no exact science to these things - they take as long as they need to and we all get a quality game in the end.

      To put it another way, if a games company releases a lemon of a game with a view to fixing it later on then it will always be a lemon no matter how much effort they put into fixing it. Personally I'd rather it be a great game when released.

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      Creator Nicolai Linde on February 25

      Is it just me or does the ship explosions look like they need more work? The whole game looks so impressive but when the smaller ships blow up its like this firecracker with a puff of smoke in the middle and the whole ship is suddenly gone.

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      Creator deusx_ophc on February 23

      @roger dixon it is an easy trap to fall into, BUT prolonging the development phase of a project (specially one as consummate as ED) and selling alpha for GBP 200 a pop would only succeed in running FDEV out of cash. they need the game to be finished for public release and sell boxes asap (within their quality targets).

      and FDEV is trading shares as a public company, sure. but their owner(s) is/are rather hell bent on delivering the next landmark game =)

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      Creator deusx_ophc on February 23

      @matt the next build of multi-player alpha has been released, 2.2. some 60 odd improvments /fixes from the last build. the core being significant gfx upgrade (from already stunning stuff), a little tweak in ship maneuverability (hits the sweetspot) and p2p network improvement.

      the next phase 3.0 has been confirmed as "docking and outfitting" =)

      the forum has a great community going, more info on the details of alpha at http://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php…

      right on commander!

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      Creator Roger Dixon on February 23

      Sign up for alpha sorry...

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      Creator Roger Dixon on February 23

      I think that frontier developments are holding the game back and relying on more and more of is to go Alpha. Think about it an extra £50-150 each person who switches over and they have just started selling shares as well...... ......now it's a company with share holders who want to see a profit. That's the reason they won't give a date as long as people sign up for beta then they will delay the game.

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      Creator Jason S on February 22

      Well certainly ED has progressed well and plenty of confidence that the game is going to be great now.

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      Creator Matt Dobson on February 21

      So how's the multiplayer Alpha going?

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      Creator Roger Dixon on February 18

      An update DEV diary with an apology for the delay would be nice;-)

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