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    1. Creator Theta Sigma about 1 hour ago

      Hi @Wyzak,

      I appreciate this new atmosphere of friendly, respectful, considerate and objective discussion regarding the Kickstarter project Elite:Dangerous. Hopefully this marks the beginning of a return to the early days of this comments section.

      In the spirit of mutual respect, I note also that yourself and @Oldschool Shadowrunner have ceased the unnecessary a.k.a. pseudonyms. Thank you.

    2. Creator Wyzak about 5 hours ago

      @theta sigma - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…

      Yeah, those who are calm and collected are the ones getting desperate, and not the person who'se flinging the personal insults to multiple people. Uh huh.

      I'm a patient man, I can wait for effects of the steam key release and the sales to pass through. The number of players on Steam has already reverted back to the levels that it was prior to the mid July sale.

      @oldschool shadowrunner
      Please try to refrain from double posting, I know that it's not always intended. That story about Ol is interesting, but it must have been heartbreaking for him.

      @Theta Sigma - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments… let's see if you can succeed in having any of those posts moderated, if they are really as bad as you are insinuating. They don't contain nearly as much venom as a certain deleted post.

    3. Creator deusx_ophc about 7 hours ago

      and lest we forget: Happy Birthday Michael Brookes!!

    4. Creator deusx_ophc about 9 hours ago

      sounds very much like FDEVs are further stepping up their community support/building efforts. tons of stuff planned for gamescon, quite an improvement on already a very good show 2014.

      3 new ships in 1.4 confirmed - imperial eagle, dropship mk2 and the federal gunship. we are getting closer ^^

    5. Creator deusx_ophc about 10 hours ago

      @harbinger ohh thanks for sharing! really looking forward to gamescon now =)

    6. Creator Harbinger about 18 hours ago

      In an attempt to try and bring the discussion back to the game, Lave Radio was a pretty sweet episode tonight:
      http://laveradio.com/lave-radio-episode-72/
      Ed Lewis and Zac Antonaci from Frontier stopped by to talk a bit about Gamescom and 1.4.

    7. Creator Theta Sigma about 21 hours ago

      Nick P on December 5, 2014
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…

      "Just thought I'd visit here, as I haven't for a long time, and as an original backer, I'd though I'd see if this place was still being updated.
      What has happened?
      what used to be a friendly chatty community seems to be a place of vitriol and spite taken over by a few narrow minded people who seem to have an agenda?"
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      Oldschool Shadowrunner on December 5, 2014
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…

      @NickP - aren't we quick to jump to assumptions and judge people. Not sure if you know but this speaks volumes about your character.

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      Notes:
      Seems as though Oldschool Shadowrunner has been taking general comments very personally since at least 2014.
      Oldschool Shadowrunner's very personal and sarcastic response casts aspersions directly on Nick P's character, rather than his comments.
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      Oldschool Shadowrunner on November 30, 2014
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…
      "@Jedra7609 - Welcome Back - I was getting worried about you yesterday - No positive comments at all - all day? It felt lonely here without someone defending the donkey."

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      Notes:
      Extreme sarcasm towards someone indifferent to offline mode.
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      Oldschool Shadowrunner on November 28, 2014
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…
      "@Wyzak - No point in talking to Jedra7609 about FD. *Save your breath* Nothing you say can change his mind, if FD dressed up a donkey and called it a horse I'm sure he would believe it and defend it here. No offense brother I envy your dedication and loyalty - hopefully they won't screw you the way the screwed the rest of us! Spade is Spade and that is what they have done!"
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      Notes:
      Sarcasm and ridicule of someone indifferent towards offline mode.
      "No offense" comment almost certainly sarcastic as it is most unlikely Oldschool Shadowrunner actually envies Jedra7609's dedication.
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      Oldschool Shadowrunner on November 28, 2014
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…
      @Jörn Huxhorn @Jedra7609 - I envy Jedra7609 dedication to FD - hopefully he doesn't wake up one day with Frontier Developments dagger sticking out of his back.
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      Notes:
      Sarcasm, ridicule and perhaps a suggestion of metaphorical violence/wrong-doing from FD towards someone indifferent to offline mode.
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    8. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner about 21 hours ago

      @Jacob Hansen - There was no email... You think they would do a Kickstarter update informing everyone that the game is out... but they didn't.

    9. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner about 22 hours ago

      @Jacob Hansen - Try emailing "enquiriesx@frontier.co.uk" and "edbackers@frontier.co.uk" - Good Luck J.

    10. Creator Theta Sigma about 22 hours ago

      @Jacob Hansen

      Send an email to:

      enquiriesx@frontier.co.uk

      ...'and' (...but *not* 'or' :)

      edbackers@frontier.co.uk

      (...since that one is now most probably defunct)

      According to previous posters with enquiries regarding Kickstarter Premium Boxed editions you will receive a very prompt response within a few hours if within UK office hours, or if not, within a day or so.

      Cheers, and Fly Safe CMDR :)

    11. Creator Jacob Hansen about 22 hours ago

      Maybe I deleted the email, but I never received this game.

    12. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner about 23 hours ago

      *when I made a mistake. Edit button would be great!

    13. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner about 23 hours ago

      @Theta Sigma - Feel free to post some evidence of " abusive, derogatory and offensive to anyone who opposes your view on offline mode" brother or even better take it up with the Admins. We both know that my posts that were removed were copies of some hilarious posts from FD Forum that I reposted here. I should have taken into consideration kickstarter "be respectful and considerated rules" but I didn't not and have already chatted about that with the Admins. I know when I am mistake... no issues there. Let us review one of your gems and hopefully you can explain to us how you thought this would come across as friendly.
      .
      @Theta Sigma - You remember that time you called someone's argument vapid, pig-ignorant, and stultifyingly ill-informed? I'm sure it was taken out of context, not your fault, right?
      .
      If you would like to me dig deeper then seven days, i can.
      .

    14. Creator Theta Sigma about 23 hours ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      Your comments and history in this comments section display classic bullying tactics:

      1. Since well before I began posting here you have been repeatedly abusive, derogatory and offensive to anyone who opposes your view on offline mode.

      Evidence for this is abundantly available in the comments history, and the fact that multiple posts of yours have been deleted from this comments section - dating back to January 26th 2015 - well prior to my first post on here.

      2. Since my first post you have been continually and repeatedly abusive, derogatory and offensive towards me. For instance, referring to me as either "pocketboy" or "a.k.a. Frontier Developments" or an employee of Frontier (presumably due to the fact that I oppose your view on offline mode and tend to stick to the objective facts that don't tally with your hopes and wishes)

      3. My repeated ignoring of this deliberate goading from you only served to perpetuate your references in 2.

      4. Now that I have started to reply to you in the self-same manner that you have been perpetuating for months towards many others and myself...

      5. You claim to take offence and make a tawdry attempt to take the moral high-ground as though your actions in 1,2,3 never took place (perhaps you are hoping that because your previous comments are pages back in this section that more recent posters won't know or remember?)

      You get what you give Oldschool, and you have given plenty, plenty, to others and to me. Again, in this you display classic bullying tactics:

      You can dish it out, of that there is no doubt, nor lack of evidence.
      But just like a true bully: You _really_ don't like it when it's served back to you.

    15. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner about 23 hours ago

      Another successful something in the FD space - peeps that are playing, can you expend on exactly what happened?
      .
      Iain MCC - Moderator
      .
      Tonight was supposed to be a celebration of the grand return of one of this community's intrepid explorers to the bubble of civilised space. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out that way, as CMDR Cluseau, "accidentally" destroyed Ol during our photo call at HIP 81106.
      .
      With a volley of laser fire, and then a Class 4 plasma accelerator shot.
      .
      I've seen some pretty jerky things in my many years as an online gamer, but this is about the worst. To wipe out the best part of two months' worth of play in five seconds flat is completely inexcusable and unforgiveable. Especially given that the whole point of grouping together like this was to stop Ol from being ganked by some random idiot on the way back to Shinrarta Dezsha.
      .
      To have someone who's supposedly a member of our community do this kind of thing is absolutely unbelievable.
      .

    16. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @Theta Sigma - You are a hoot dude. I love the smiley face... it fixes everything. Actually not really... Let look at some of those comments again.
      __________
      drop offline mode _extremely_ personally indeed, one might say almost to the point of an unhealthy obsession
      .
      Yes, you temporarily dragged me down to your subterranean level after weeks of your relentless trolling and abuse
      .
      Your desperation is becoming more and more apparent as time ticks on.
      .
      “It is truly amazing how you and Oldschool fail to grasp the subtlety of the point(s) being made.”
      .
      So, can we take this to mean that you've missed the subtleties, _yet again_?
      .
      Have you always had trust issues with everyone you encounter
      __________

    17. Creator Theta Sigma 1 day ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      I think you may be taking things too personally (again :)

      deusx_ophc stated "this" (comments section) is a "madhouse" (a building/location/object)

      A comments section/building/location/object is not a person or individual.

    18. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @deusx_ophc - are you calling mad? LOL. Actually this is one of the best comments section on the Kickstarter. Always a hoot to read.

    19. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @deusx_ophc - I made a mistake. After rereading everything I had to agreed with Harbinger. If Theta Sigma insulted me in such manner I would have gone to the Admins as well. There is no need for that type of behavior no manner what camp you are in.

    20. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      Please explain how you find the following comments friendly and rational? They have nothing to do with the game and are direct attacks against people who post here (specifically people who disagree with you) and this is just last seven days.
      __________
      drop offline mode _extremely_ personally indeed, one might say almost to the point of an unhealthy obsession
      .
      Yes, you temporarily dragged me down to your subterranean level after weeks of your relentless trolling and abuse
      .
      Your desperation is becoming more and more apparent as time ticks on.
      .
      “It is truly amazing how you and Oldschool fail to grasp the subtlety of the point(s) being made.”
      .
      So, can we take this to mean that you've missed the subtleties, _yet again_?
      .
      Have you always had trust issues with everyone you encounter
      __________
      .
      .
      .
      Do I need to go on?

    21. Creator deusx_ophc 1 day ago

      @all see you at gamecon next week? i be there friday, the trade section ^^

    22. Creator deusx_ophc 1 day ago

      @oldschool shadowrunner
      just a quickie, your last post @harbinger https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments… - how does that make any sense? harbinger calls you out for making outlandish accusations and yet in your reply you agree with his reasoning?

      1. you accuse theta to be the only person lobbying the ks admins
      2. harbinger shows how clearly that not theta but @wyzak lobbies admins
      3. you agree with harbinger. and promptly go against your own argument, stating you would lobby admins, too.
      4.?
      5. profit ?!?!

      this is only a madhouse, a proper mad madhouse ^^

      with a few notable exceptions

    23. Creator Theta Sigma 1 day ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      I think you'll find that everyone is more than happy and capable of discussing the objective realities of how this project is doing in a friendly, rational manner.

      That involves discussing the known, objective facts regarding things like Steamchart statistics, chart position, number of Owners, median playtime, Steam reviews from registered owners/players, public reception, communities springing up around the game, Lavecon2015, XBoxOne E:D Facebook and so on.

      The issue of how well this Kickstarted project is doing with the game-playing public and target audience does not particularly include guesswork and conjecture surrounding potential reasons for mistakes/errors/discrepancies in financial documentation.

    24. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @Theta Sigma - You are once again turning this into a personal attack.
      .
      _____
      Go for a walk dude and get some fresh air.
      _____

      drop offline mode _extremely_ personally indeed, one might say almost to the point of an unhealthy obsession
      .
      Yes, you temporarily dragged me down to your subterranean level after weeks of your relentless trolling and abuse
      .
      Your desperation is becoming more and more apparent as time ticks on.
      .
      “It is truly amazing how you and Oldschool fail to grasp the subtlety of the point(s) being made.”
      .
      So, can we take this to mean that you've missed the subtleties, _yet again_?
      .
      Have you always had trust issues with everyone you encounter
      ______
      .
      You need to log off and clear your head for few days. It is obvious that you are taking this WAY to personal.
      .
      ______

    25. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @Harbinger - Your explanation makes perfect sense. I didn't click on the screen pic till after. Also, I would have done the same in Wyzak shoes. This is a friendly and fun discussion and not place to assassinate personalities and level of peoples intelligence.

    26. Creator Theta Sigma 1 day ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      What is clear to most people still bothering to read this long-forgotten comments section is that you yourself have taken Frontier's decision to drop offline mode _extremely_ personally indeed, one might say almost to the point of an unhealthy obsession. You received your refund months ago, yet you're still here, attempting to discredit anything and everything you can regarding E:D/Frontier/Braben.

    27. Creator Harbinger 1 day ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner:
      --------------------------
      "Here's a copy of the post that was deleted by Kickstarter for breaching kickstarter rules - [link removed], and that was just after I asked that the personal insults be toned down."
      ----
      Wyzak clearly identifies it as a personal insult after calling for them to be "toned down" otherwise he wouldn't refer to it at all, it's pretty obvious who reported it.
      -
      But please feel free to make up outlandish explanations, it is what you excel at after all.

    28. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @Theta Sigma
      ______
      Let us look at some more of your friendly comments
      ______
      .
      Yes, you temporarily dragged me down to your subterranean level after weeks of your relentless trolling and abuse
      .
      Your desperation is becoming more and more apparent as time ticks on.
      .
      “It is truly amazing how you and Oldschool fail to grasp the subtlety of the point(s) being made.”
      .
      So, can we take this to mean that you've missed the subtleties, _yet again_?
      .
      Have you always had trust issues with everyone you encounter
      ______
      .
      You need to log off and clear your head for few days. It is obvious that you are taking this WAY to personal.
      .
      ______

    29. Creator Theta Sigma 1 day ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner:

      The key-phrase there being: "Your arguments"

      Addressing the shortcomings in someone's arguments is quite a different thing to addressing the person behind the argument.

      BTW be sparing with the double-posts, Wyzak might get tetchy that you're breaching "etiquette" (...although Wyzak didn't seem too bothered when you attacked, "excused" your language, and questioned whether @tarasis was Braben :)

    30. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      .WOW!. Talk about an outburst! What I find funny is that you been ridding me since your first post here about being abusive, insulting, and vitriol. You remember that comment? I am sure you do, you post about it every couple of days.
      _____________
      Let us revisit it anyways
      _____________
      "@tarasis - excuse my language but where the hell have you been living for last 2-3 months? ...you want us to swallow that you just randomly decide to check kickstarter comments section months after the game was released and then post how you are shocked about legal actions and how happy you are with what you got?!?! Smells Fishy...Is that you Braben?"
      _______________

    31. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @Theta Sigma – (i am not done yet) Really, are you for real?!?!? Did you really post this? “Your arguments are vapid, pig-ignorant, and stultifyingly ill-informed? They are repeatedly devoid of even a modicum of common-sense or the most basic of critical-thinking…etc…etc…etc”

    32. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @Theta Sigma - If you ever posted things that FD doesn't agree with, on their forum, you would know that taking a screen shot for later reference is smart. Off-topic: I am discussed by your comment directed to "DA Pretorius"... you been crying abuse, harassment, and bullying for a while now. I don't remember ever reading insults of that type directed at you.

    33. Creator Theta Sigma 1 day ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      Really? :)

      Quite coincidental that Wyzak just happened to take a screenshot prior to the post being reported/deleted.

      Ironically, it's exactly the kind of "coincidence" that ex-backers would immediately assume to be the result of ulterior motive or conspiracy :)

      However, I'm almost certain it's just a coincidence, and Wyzak simply takes a screenshot of every post for his records. Yes, that'll be it.

    34. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 1 day ago

      @Harbinger - Only person lobbying the admins is Theta Sigma, you may want to talk to your boy, because it obviously backfired this time around.

    35. Creator Harbinger 1 day ago

      @Wyzak:
      "Here's a copy of the post that was deleted by Kickstarter for breaching kickstarter rules"
      ------------------------------------------
      You realise in sharing this screenshot after Kickstarter deleted the comment you open up the possibility for your very own post to be deleted right? You can't have it both ways, if you wanted to refer to the comment then you shouldn't have lobbied the Kickstarter admins for it's removal in the first place.
      -
      And no I'm not going to report your post, I'm merely pointing out the irony.

    36. Creator Theta Sigma 1 day ago

      @Wyzak

      Your desperation is becoming more and more apparent as time ticks on.

      Rather than addressing the objective facts that posters are making regarding the continuing success of this project you are increasingly tending to focus in a somewhat touchy manner on the specifics of how things are put across to you, referring repeatedly to etiquette rather than the main issues being raised. It seems as though you are employing diversionary tactics since your predictions regarding E:D don't appear to be coming true.

      Are you still "ecstatic" about the objective performance of E:D in the Steamcharts? Would you care to discuss the Steam reviews from an "independently verifiable" and "representative sample of the whole community"? Remember, I don't need to put words in your mouth since the evidence of your previous predictions that have failed to transpire are there for anyone to check. You don't really want me to list them all for everyone do you?

    37. Creator Wyzak 1 day ago

      Another double post.

      You keep on referring to me by that alias. It's no different to you responding to pocketboy or Oldschool to oldtool (insult aside). It's obvious who the intended recipient was whether it's accurate or not.

      You also know full well that "drag down to your subterranean level" means more than you are now letting on. Are you now afraid to take responsibility for your insult?

      Somehow Kickstarter moderators decided that your intentional response specifically addressing my arguments needed to be moderated ie deleted.

      Where did I say that all other explanations were invalid and that the only possible answer was that FD was selling copies for 13pence? How many times have we mentioned to you that you are putting words in our mouths?

    38. Creator Theta Sigma 1 day ago

      @Wyzak @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      Similarly, "your subterranean level" addresses the "level" (a description of a completely metaphorical 'location') regarding "your" arguments/statements.

    39. Creator Theta Sigma 1 day ago

      @Wyzak

      ...the irony here, is that my post (the one you informed KS about :) was an intentional response to your general request to everyone. If you read it carefully, in fact you'll find that it specifically addressed your arguments, not you as a person. I'm sure you're a really decent person, but your arguments, powers of reasoning and logic leave a lot to be desired. For instance, your post about 37,000 backers raising £5000 clearly implies £0.13/unit.
      Multiple people had already pointed out to you that the Backers' app was probably only reporting net 'Raised' by Frontier via their web-store, whilst the 'Backers' figure was incrementing with every unit sold either on Steam or via Frontier web-store. You flatly disputed this, many times, and yet now you agree with this since the absurdity of your original claim has been shown for what it is: absurd (note, this is a view of your claim, not you as a person)

      PS my original post was to DA Pretorius - is your previous post therefore a tacit admission that this is in fact your pseudonym from the disgraced 'Elite Dangerous Refunds Group'?

    40. Creator Wyzak 2 days ago

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments… - "temporarily dragged me down to your subterranean level" he says (another personal insult by the way). Seems like personal insults is standard for him. Here's a copy of the post that was deleted by Kickstarter for breaching kickstarter rules - http://i.imgur.com/ZhPB68M.png, and that was just after I asked that the personal insults be toned down. See https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments… nice catch. It seems all wasn't well under the hood after all.

      Here's another example spotted by Frank:
      http://www.lse.co.uk/share-regulatory-news.asp…
      http://www.lse.co.uk/share-regulatory-news.asp…

      Two (almost) identical notifications hours apart. Can you spot the difference? Fool me once, shame on you, fool me 50+ times?

      @deusx_ophc - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…

      "well yes you are right for us chosen few still making a living here." - so you were instructed (chosen) to post here, and you are making a living from being here (being paid). Gotcha.

      Another fallacy from Theta Sigma - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments… - you just love putting words in our mouths don't you?

      I raised the issue that for the last 37,000 of claims sales that the revenue received only increased by £5000. Implying that there is an issue with either the sales figures being inflated, double-accounting, or as you keep on saying that some funds aren't being allocated. Nowhere did I say that they are selling the game for only 13pence.

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments… - Harbinger isn't the one spamming this forum with his excessive posting.

    41. Creator Theta Sigma 2 days ago

      'ere, @Oldschool Shadowrunner...

      If all your anecdotal evidence [that people are hacked off with Elite:Dangerous] is such a truism, can you please (please?) explain the following chart from SteamSpy harvested from Steam data?

      http://i.imgur.com/ny82LNh.jpg

      In (objective) fact, positive reviews _exceed_ negative reviews in the ratio ~4:1

      ..and to save you the effort of harping on endlessly that "SteamSpy is in alpha so expect major bugs" etc. etc.

      ...corroborating this data (exactly) direct from the Steam Store:

      http://store.steampowered.com/app/359320

      "User reviews: Mostly Positive (4,663 reviews)"

      "78% of the 4,663 user reviews for this game are positive."

      Now, please cast your mind back to when the Steam release was announced, and a certain ex-backer proclaimed that they were "ecstatic" that this was happening:

      Wyzak on April 4:

      "Oh and Theta Sigma, I'm ecstatic about the steamcharts. Finally we now have independently verifiable information showing game time. So sure, the game has a massive surge just after it was released on Steam. But let's see how long they can keep up that momentum. That would be a far more accurate metric than anything else and would also give an indication of how the non-steam backers are sticking or dropping out of supercruise? Or will you find some excuse to deny that it is a representative sample of the whole community when the results end up not being in your favour?"
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…

      Yep, for once I agree with Wyzak:

      The "independently verifiable information" from a "representative sample of the whole community" tells us all we need to know.

      %^]

    42. Creator deusx_ophc 2 days ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner "As expected given forum has been closed to member since long before the game's release. The rising number of complaints about this rip-off game are to be found in newer forums like Reddit and Steam. He's a good example."

      the rising number of complaints? so how many complaints on ED reddit in the last month then? and how many on the 30 day average?

      you have noticed the ED reddit is near 50k subs right? it is a growing community for a growing game and serviced by FDEVs too ^^

      plus the FDEV main forum is still by far the best (fun, respectful and creative) gaming community i have had the pleasure to be part of. just look at community events like lavecon 2015 http://laveradio.com/lavecon-2015/ frikking awesome !

      yeah but keep taking that bitter pill of armchair game developer =)

    43. Creator el_tel 2 days ago

      @Michael Taylor

      I was away at the weekend, but tonight had the opportunity to run a test:
      I chose Lave station because I know it's a busy one.
      I did this all in Open.

      I started at Lave station, launched and hyperspaced away to another system, then jumped back and using FSD, returned to the station.
      I did this 10 times.
      I didn't get 'docking request denied' at all.

      I saw other commanders about, so I wasn't in an instance on my own.
      There are two things that may result in getting different results from you:

      1 - I'm on a pretty fast net connection (50Mb fire in London).
      2 - I was doing it in a Sidewinder, which can take any available docking bay.

      I was going to repeat the test in Solo, but as I didn't get any 'access denied' messages, didn't think it was worth it.

      How does your setup compare to mine?

    44. Creator Theta Sigma 2 days ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      Incidentally, do you have anything more to add to your £0.13/unit "What on earth are you going on about?" comment? (or have you already given us your 13 pence-worth on the matter? :)

    45. Creator Theta Sigma 2 days ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      I reckon you should go into games development and/or production.
      You clearly know so much more than those who have been in the business their entire lives (...oh, you know, those whose company is netting £1.4 million per month, from Steam sales alone, for example :)

      ...or is it the case that you are simply an aggrieved-ex-fanboy-arm-chair-critic?
      #AEFBACC

      %^]

    46. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 2 days ago

      @deusx_ophc
      "obviously FDEV did what they said they would - or should i phrase more carefully?"
      .
      No. Just stop telling lies. :-)
      .
      "there seems to be an imbalance between the numbers of disgruntled posters on this comments section compared to the numbers of players in Elite:Dangerous. also i noticed that only one of these figures is still growing."
      .
      As expected given forum has been closed to member since long before the game's release. The rising number of complaints about this rip-off game are to be found in newer forums like Reddit and Steam. He's a good example.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/3e3jge/when_did_this_community_turn_into_rdayz/ctb96it
      I'll tell you the exact problems -
      One of the biggest problems, FDev has betrayed its consumer base time and time again and treats it like shit. For instance, in the kickstarter, they promised that "if Elite: Dangerous expands to any other platform, PC will always remain our top priority, and all future expansions and content will be released on PC first". And yet, the first chance they get from microsoft, they reneg on that and choose to release 1.4/cqc first on XB1 just to make an extra quick dollar. A few months back they said they were looking for a way to incentivize open play, to "give benefits to CMDRs who stick it out in open". In the last dev q&a they decided to throw out that idea too. There's countless other things as well, such as Michael Brookes saying it was an accident custom weapons (overcharged, scattershot) were removed permanently, and we would see them in a couple weeks. Months have passed and they aren't back. They said back in 1.0 they were planning on adding FSD inhibition secondary functions to interdictors, hopefully released by 1.1, "definitely released by 1.2 at the latest". 1.4 is around the corner and there's still no word on it.
      FDev ignores most complaints from players until the problem is way out of hand. Look at all the different people who went around open play, blatantly hacking, even streaming their hacks over twitch and taunting Frontier. In one case, after 2 months of hacking, FDev finally took action. They gave him a stern warning. A week later he was back at it again, and they finally shadowbanned him.... for a week.
      FDev is so focused on their next big patch/content that they fail to see how broken and unstable the stuff they already have released is. It's like continuing to build a bridge ignoring the fact that the parts of the bridge you already built behind you are on fire. Bugged interdictions, instancing after interdiction/in general, combat logging, various wing exploits, etc are still about and rampant.
      Continuing with the last point, it seems FDev has no real intention of fixing the bugs in their games. Every single beta test for major releases so far has been treated like a "super secret exclusive early access vip experience" rather than an actual beta test. During the tests thousands of people report many different bugs, hundreds of them reporting the same ones, and yet a great deal of them still get ignored, even some of the most gamebreaking ones, and aren't fixed by release. I don't think there's been a single major release to date that didn't require multiple hotfixes within hours of release to keep the game from imploding in on itself.
      One of the last issues, but definitely not the least. As another person on this sub said a couple days ago, you can either build an engine, or a game, but not both. FDev is currently going for an engine it seems. Outside of hours upon hours of npc-whacking "fun", there's little to nothing to do after you complete the grind for an end game ship. Player-created content is what drives a game at this stage; it's what you're supposed to do in a game like this after you've put in the time to grind. And yet, the multiplayer aspect of this game is more broken than literally any other game that advertises multiplayer I've ever seen, even including indie games. Due to the lack of support for multiplayer and end-game content, people are bailing in droves, and those that are left are finally starting to lose hope if they haven't already. 1.3 was the last straw for many people; half a year without any major fixes for glaring multiplayer issues; they see it's still broken as hell and decide to move on.

    47. Creator Theta Sigma 2 days ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner said...

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…

      "What on earth are you going on about? Nobody ever claimed Frontier was earning just 13 pence from ED."

      Au contraire, Oldschool.

      It was, in fact, your fellow ex-backer, the now-legendary Wyzak:

      Wyzak said... [20th July, 2015]

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/comments…

      "@Harbinger - It did not cease to update. The amount raised continue to increase every single day until the very last day when it was removed from the website -

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

      On the last day the added 37000 backers for only £5000."

      Wyzak's naïve implication being:

      £5000 / 37,000 = £0.13 = 13 pence/unit

      Oh dear.

      (unless of course by your use of the word, "Nobody" I am to assume this was meant to be some derogatory comment aimed at Wyzak :)

    48. Creator deusx_ophc 2 days ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      "If FD did what they said they would do - we wouldn't be here right now.
      If FD refunded money when players asked - we wouldn't be here right now. "

      well yes you are right for us chosen few still making a living here.

      and obviously FDEV did what they said they would - or should i phrase more carefully?

      there seems to be an imbalance between the numbers of disgruntled posters on this comments section compared to the numbers of players in Elite:Dangerous. also i noticed that only one of these figures is still growing.

      care to guess which one?

      @Theta Sigma hehe, loved that news bulletin!

    49. Creator Theta Sigma 2 days ago

      @Oldschool Shadowrunner

      Yes, you temporarily dragged me down to your subterranean level after weeks of your relentless trolling and abuse. Well done. What you achieved must surely be the pinnacle of aspiration for any troll.

      Also, there's that logical conundrum again:

      Would Frontier Developments, or an employee of Frontier, resort to such comments on their own Kickstarter comments page?

      Come on Oldschool, you're not thinking clearly (again :)

    50. Creator Oldschool Shadowrunner 2 days ago

      @Theta Sigma - Do you remember this post?
      ________________________

      @Theta Sigma: Did you just try to insult me by calling me oldtool? HAHAHAHHAHA!
      .
      What happened to "Be respectful and Considered?
      .
      Also where do you see "bullying"? I can see aggressive response but what do you expect when someone steals your money? Not sure how brits do it but here in N.A we get angry and pissed! Don't hate us for being different!
      etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc....etc.
      ________________________
      I know you like to think of yourself as hero, a modern mother Teresa coming to peoples rescues but let me remind you something:
      .
      If FD did what they said they would do - we wouldn't be here right now.
      If FD refunded money when players asked - we wouldn't be here right now.
      .

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