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Update #18 - Scavenger Hunt Video

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Hi everyone,

Michael here with today's update. We now have over 17,000 backers and our pledge total is now over £862,000. Good job everyone. As always a big thanks to all of our backers - old and new. Keep spreading the word as wide as you can - we have to make this game!

We have a shiny new video for you today called 'Scavenger Hunt':

David Braben was interviewed on the POD delusion podcast by Kate Russell:

http://poddelusion.co.uk/blog/2012/12/21/episode-167-21st-december-2012-end-of-the-world-special/

The interview starts at 61:39. Thanks Kate!

Good news on the book pledge T James' kickstarter for his Elite: Dangerous novel jas succeeded. Good work everybody! Each writer's pack pledge is another £4500 towards the game!

In that theme please take a visit to his project "And here the wheel" by John HArper:

http://www.indiegogo.com/EliteDangerous-And-here-the-wheel

A big thank you to everyone and I'll be back tomorrow with another update.

Keep spreading the word!

Michael

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    1. NuSkool Parkourunner on July 3

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #130 - Friday, 24th June 2016
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      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/268791-Newsletter-130
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      Greetings Commander,
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      Welcome to the Elite Dangerous Newsletter #130.
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      This week we take a look at some great content from the community in our Horizons Highlights, bring you important news about upcoming changes and adjustments to The Engineers and give you all the details of our huge Summer sale.
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      As always, you can hear the latest news and updates directly from the development team on our Forums, Twitter, Facebook, Community Homepage, and right here in the newsletter every week, and we're always eager to hear your feedback.
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      Pick up the Elite Dangerous: Horizons Season Pass today for only £13.39, €16.74, $20.09 or RUB 997,63.
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    2. NuSkool Parkourunner on June 18

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #129 - Friday, 17th June 2016
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      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/266247-Newsletter-129
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    3. NuSkool Parkourunner on June 17

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #129 - Friday, 17th June 2016
      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-91K2-2433Y32QA1/cr.aspx
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      This week we're showing off some incredible community creations, including a must-see live action short movie, we're telling you about some of the tweaks and changes we've implemented thanks to community feedback, taking a little trip in an Orca with some Elite Dangerous-style space tourism and much more.
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      • Horizons Highlights
      We’re always impressed by the screenshots and videos our community post on social media and our forums… here’s a collection of a few of our favourites from this week.

      This live action short film made by the Eranin People's Film Board does an amazing job of putting an intriguing story behind a simple in-game mission. It perfectly captures the mood of Elite Dangerous and we applaud everyone involved for their brilliant work. We know we're not alone when we say that we'd love to see more.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      Recusant1 heard rumours of a battlecruiser arriving at Merope 2A and journeyed to the system to get photographic evidence in order to confirm it's arrival. People on Reddit are busy speculating as to the reason for its arrival.
      https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/4obuc0/i_can_confirm_the_fns_capitol_ship_in_merope_2a
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      CMDR Zindae quickly found out that it was a bad idea to shoot upon the Cruiser as backup arrived swiftly to protect it.
      https://gfycat.com/RealHideousArmednylonshrimp
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      CMDR Kronek decided to keep it peaceful, with a tip to Messier 78
      https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/4oi1e5/messier_78_4k
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      • The Engineers Update
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      Earlier this week we put out a server update that brought some requested changes to the game.

      Local news articles were added at the Engineers bases to help direct players to locations where they are able to source the materials they need. In addition we increased the amount of materials you can hold from 600 to 1,000 and increased the amount of Data you can hold from 200 to 500 units.

      Alongside these changes we also made some adjustments to the requirements to unlock a couple of the Engineers. Specifically, we reduced the required number of rare goods to unlock them down to 50 tonnes. We also adjusted the availability of rare goods in the galaxy slightly, too. States will still change the allocation of rares but the numbers are more favourable than they were.

      The development team worked incredibly hard over the recent week’s and are always looking at and reviewing the feedback from the community. There will be an additional point update coming soon which will also include a number of fixes and changes based on feedback from the community. We’ll have some more news on that soon.

      See the original post here:
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/265277-Serverside-update-and-upcoming-point-update
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      • Tourism - Location, Location, Location
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      The graceful Orca will finally get the love and attention it deserves, as passenger gameplay is coming as part of the next major content update to Elite Dangerous: Horizons.
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      We'll have much more information on 2.2 in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our social media channels and our weekly newsletter to find more.
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      One aspect of Passenger Gameplay will be Tourism, so we're building a massive database of the best tourist hotspots in the galaxy. There's nobody who knows the galaxy better than our intrepid explorers, so we're asking for a helping hand from our Commanders to make the location database as thorough and complete as possible!
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      Executive Producer Michael Brookes has arranged a competition on our forums where you can submit a location to be used in the game. If the location you submit gets used, your CMDR name will be added in-game in connection with the chosen location.
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      You can see all of the details, and find out exactly how you can get involved, by visiting the original forum post:
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/266046-2-2-Your-Input-Needed-Passenger-Tourist-Destinations
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      • EDC Commonwealth Codebreaker Event
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      The EDC Commonwealth are arranging a massive code breaking event, where participants will have to answer a series of questions in order to win prizes. See the original post here to find out how you can get involved.
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      • GalNet Focus
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      • The Danger Zone CQC Livestream
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      • HCS Voicepacks - Obsidian
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      The guys at HCS voicepack have launched their latest addition to the collection, with YouTuber Obsidian Ant!
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      You can watch the trailer for the pack below, made by Obsidian Ant himself... how fitting.
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      From the site - "Obsidian - Over a thousand responses including Ai "Jazz" for the Galaxapedia & Constellations."
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      • Reddit AMA Series
      • Community Goals Update
      • Comms Chatter
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      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #129 - Friday, 17th June 2016
      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-91K2-2433Y32QA1/cr.aspx
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    4. NuSkool Parkourunner on June 13

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #128 - Friday, 10th June 2016
      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-8T55-7132ZABOD0/cr.aspx
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      • Ship Kits Live On the Frontier Store Now!
      Head over to the Frontier Store to pick up our new ship kits for the Sidewinder, Eagle, and Cobra. These kits will give your ship a completely unique look, with hundreds of combinations available to experiment with.
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      You can mix and match the pieces on the ship, to get the exact look you want and the pieces will change colour to react to the paint job you’re using. There are more examples of the ship kits in use on the store page..
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      • Horizons Highlights: The Engineers
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      We’re always impressed by the screenshots and videos our community post on social media and our forums… here’s a collection of a few of our favourites from this week.
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      - Ace pilot Isinona returns with his Flight Assist Off Series, adding a new rule to celebrate the launch of 2.1 The Engineers – no insurance rebuys allowed. If he dies, a massive part of his fortune dies with him...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      - Bolt vanderhuuge posted this stunning screenshot… something you could only ever see in Elite Dangerous: Horizons.
      https://imgur.com/a/QRcSY
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      - Obsidian Ant continues his journey to the edge of the galaxy, and visits a few planets in “the Desolation Ridge”.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      • The Dangerous games Update and Stream
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      The Dangerous Games Wildcard Community Goals have kicked off with a bang. After a long week of Gold mining the groups have battled it out for points in the first of the three challenges they will face.
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      • Powerplay Annual Summary
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      CMDR Corrigendum takes a look back at the first year of Powerplay, digging deep into the political struggles of the last 12 months.
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      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #128 - Friday, 10th June 2016
      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-8T55-7132ZABOD0/cr.aspx
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    5. NuSkool Parkourunner on June 13

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #127 - Friday, 3rd June 2016
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/259735-Newsletter-127
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      Horizons Highlights: The Engineers
      The Engineers was launched last week at no additional charge to all those who own the Horizons season pass, and already we’re seeing some beautiful screenshots and videos.
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      Plotting a route to Beagle Point just got that little bit easier, with the new bookmarks system. CMDR Gienkov has his route sorted…
      http://i.imgur.com/creXfMy.png
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      CMDR Klassic found this ‘poor little Condor’ floating alone in space… we can only wonder what happened here.
      http://i.imgur.com/PwoGhPs.jpg
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      According to CMDR Allerose, the New Huge Weapons are super effective… look at the mess they’ve left behind!
      http://i.imgur.com/Y1m8JEc.png
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      CMDR Paul Loachman visited Farseer Inc… he took this lovely panoramic screenshot.
      http://i.imgur.com/Mr9h5vu.jpg
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      Obsidian Ant uploaded this video detailing the FSD upgrades available via the Engineers.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      Elite Dangerous: Horizons Commanders on PC and Xbox One will receive further expansions at no extra cost as the season continues. Future gameplay updates will debut for PC and Xbox One simultaneously, bringing new activities and new ways to play on both platforms:
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      • Ship-Launched Fighters, allowing larger spacecraft to carry their own short-range fighter craft for attack and defense.
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      • Multicrew, allowing teams of Commanders to assume roles aboard the same ship.
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      • Commander creation, giving a unique appearance to Commanders’ in-game avatars.
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      What’s more, Xbox One Commanders who purchase Horizons before the 30th July will also get access to the Cobra Mk IV in game. This early incentive mirrors our pre order incentive previously offered to PC players. The Cobra Mk IV will be available in selected ship yards if you have access and will require in game credits to purchase.
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      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #127 - Friday, 3rd June 2016
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/259735-Newsletter-127
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    6. NuSkool Parkourunner on May 28

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #126 - Friday, 27th May 2016
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      The Engineers 2.1 and 1.6 Available Now!
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      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-8LOE-7132ZABOD0/cr.aspx
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      The Engineers 2.1 Trailer - Elite Dangerous: Horizons
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      Elite Dangerous: Horizons - Season Pass
      https://www.frontierstore.net/games/elite-dangerous-cat/elite-dangerous-horizons-dlc.html
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      "This week, we’re launching Elite Dangerous 2.1 The Engineers and the 1.6 update, we’re celebrating with a new trailer, giving Xbox One Commanders the chance to pick up something new, catching up with the latest GalNet news and much more.

      As always, you can hear the latest news and updates directly from the development team on our Forums, Twitter, Facebook, Community Homepage, and right here in the newsletter every week, and we're always eager to hear your feedback.

      Pick up the Elite Dangerous: Horizons Season Pass today for only £19.99, €24.99, $29.99 or RUB 1489."
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    7. Duncan Gray on December 22, 2012

      @steve guns: two ships? I think no (but nice try). Quoting the main questions and answers:

      If my pledge tier contains multiple starting options can I choose which one?
      Yes, you choose one of the starting options when starting a new game.

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      David Bond [Mac 1.4m, +10 ships 1.5m] on December 22, 2012

      I think you get to choose, the more you pledge, the more gameplay options you have

    9. Steve Guns on December 22, 2012

      I'm a bit confused by these new rewards. If I were to say, pledge for the £37 tier, which states "all the rewards above", would I then start the game with 2 ships (the cobra mk iii from the tier itself AND the eagle mk ii from the £32 one)? Would be very cool but it seems illogical?

    10. Martin Hjerne on December 22, 2012

      I actually agree with you all. Gameplay is more important than realism. That is why I don't complain about the FTL. Please don't stick me in a quantum bubble :-) As the stardreamer can't exist in a multiplayer universe, I'm afraid more realism will have to go, such as being able to 'skip' the docking sequence. But I was kind of hoping that David Braben, if someone, might be able to bring realism and fun gameplay together in a sweet balance, and not just go ALL gameplay and throw realism out the window. PS I love KSP :-)

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      cosurgi on December 22, 2012

      LINUX, LINUX, LINUX!

      if you provide linux support I will up my pledge to 80 pounds. And then I will be actually able to play the game. Currently I am giving you 20 pounds, and I even don't know if this game will work on my computer!

    12. Nats on December 22, 2012

      Very nice video, love the explosions.

    13. Tom OConnell [Blue lights on cop vipers] on December 22, 2012

      I noticed some artifacts around the edges of the derelict craft, nothing major, excellent video. Some different space craft would be lovely, how about some Kraits and Pythons ?

    14. AbueloNemesis on December 22, 2012

      Good video. But please fix the combustion trail starting point, it is an aesthetic killer and (I think) it's not hard to fix.

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      doa (deleted) on December 22, 2012

      @Martin

      The derelicts could have been caught in the magnetic field of a body (like that moon) and have been orbiting it for years. Its common around another body called Earth at the moment.

      I did find the scene of the spacesuit? floating by at 00:40 as a bit of an omen for that scavenger.

    16. Duncan Gray on December 21, 2012

      @Martin again ... maybe you might like this: https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

      It's neutonian, (and kinda silly) and incredibly frustrating
      I''ve got 12 kerbals stuck on the moon now (many more died trying), and I don't know how I'm gonna get them home. Managed to get one ship to blast off the moon back in the direction of earth, alas the poor souls perished before they got back home :-(

      Fun game (but very frustrating)

    17. Duncan Gray on December 21, 2012

      @Martin .. I am a 'hard sci-fi' addict also (read some Peter F Hamilton; awesome author) .. Elite was not 'hard', Frontier was pretty 'hard', and that is what destroyed the game-play. Two ships approaching each other at (inconveivable velocities) just cannot expect to hit each other, and having passed, will take hours to kill the delta velocity and get back into the position of approaching each other again.... that's 'real', but it's not 'fun'

      I don't think it can be 'hard' and have game-play .. sorry. I hope E:D wont be another 'Frontier' ... Accurate Neutonian physics = dog-fighting can't happen; any weapon slower than light-speed will miss, missiles are your only option (but only if they have crazy accelaration)

      ships need to fly like planes for it to be fun ....

      just my 2 penneth worth ;-)

      Sorry to disagree (even being a hard sci-fi addict)

      /respect

    18. Bromley86 on December 21, 2012

      Good point Martin. However, I was playing FFE last week on a kickstarter-induced nostalgia trip and, along with combat, the excessive (if realistic!) dispersal of cargo when I killed something was very annoying.

      There's simply, unequivocally, not enough demand for an ultra-realistic game. Not at this price point.

    19. Coz on December 21, 2012

      @Martin Hjerne: If there was ever going to be a true 'space sim' you know the one that took years to reach mars there would be very little left for gameplay. A truly great game takes scientific reality and combines it with creative imagination; Elite Dangerous is born. But may I suggest we freeze you in a quantum time pod that traverses both time and reality..

      Meanwhile, the rest of us will have conquered the universe of the ELITE>>..

    20. Roland on December 21, 2012

      @Martin
      If you are a realism nerd, I would have more concern about non-Newtonian physics and portrayal of constant-on thrusters, than wreckages :P

      I don't think Elite aims to be a realistic Space Sim, I don't think it ever attempted to be one.

    21. Martin Hjerne on December 21, 2012

      Someone asked for a naysayer, I'll be your naysayer today. After a battle in space, debris and wrecks will be travelling at high relative speeds and be far apart, and the gap will only be increasing as time passes by. When I saw all that debris floating in space, I couldn't explain it. My mind got stuck on trying to understand how it could have gotten to where it was and then stopped at zero relative speed to the rest of the wreckage. Now I'm sorry for being boring, it's really beautiful, but to me, the Elite series of games have always been 'hard', SF, and Elite: Dangerous just keeps looking more and more like it's going to be rather soft. The other video where they were chasing each other in the asteroid belt, they were flying aeroplane style, and the asteroids were really at Hollywood distance and size. I'm still a backer, just expressing my concern, is all. Lots of love.

    22. Pēteris Krišjānis on December 21, 2012

      @Joerg Starkmuth don't worry, counter just stuck, that's well known Youtube bug (which Google insists on not fixing)

    23. Martin Hague on December 21, 2012

      Elite is on play.com from preorder for PS3, Pc and XBox look Elite 4 they haven't change the name of the game and there is no link to to kickstarter site is there any one can make them aware of this???

    24. Davor Granic on December 21, 2012

      Sweet video! these trailer updates seem to have effect on pledges. ill w8 till new year to figure should i raise my pledge to 80 or 90.

    25. Joerg Starkmuth on December 21, 2012

      Only 305 views for the video so far, not increased in the last few hours ... We need to do something to get it promoted on YouTube!

    26. Joerg Starkmuth on December 21, 2012

      @Chris Handley: Did he really say you can save and reload to undo your own death? (I did not hear the latest interview.) That would be really strange and inconsistent in a multiplayer game. I understood that you get your ship back from an insurance, but the kill remains a kill (except you are saved by an escape capsule, so you actually cannot die in this game).

    27. Martin Hague on December 21, 2012

      I have been sending this web link to all my Playstations 3 friends to get this game out their, keep up with the updates I will keep sending them out on my Playstation 3 friends list

    28. Tom OConnell [Blue lights on cop vipers] on December 21, 2012

      @Michael, any news on those Police Viper - blue lights ?

    29. John Jackson (Jack Weaver) on December 21, 2012

      Don't forget to 'like' and +1 wherever possible, these things do help to reach more viewers .

    30. Tom OConnell [Blue lights on cop vipers] on December 21, 2012

      Looks like they were trying to find a replacement ECM ;-)

    31. Douglas Ally on December 21, 2012

      Awesome update! Sweet. I am more razzed up than ever for E: D! Go team.

    32. Coz on December 21, 2012

      Some one forgot to turn on their ECM jammer. Nice vid.

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      Lukas on December 21, 2012

      If the tiers were cheaper, more would be collected.

    34. Paul B on December 21, 2012

      @Graeme Fryer

      Or the fugitive was rigged for silent running, so had powered everything down to a minimum to avoid detection.

      That was a great update :)

    35. Dave Rowland on December 21, 2012

      We need about a 1000 backers a day really lol... lets hope

    36. John Purcell on December 21, 2012

      Has someone given all the nay sayers the day off today? Cats got their tongue I guess. ;)

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      Paul on December 21, 2012

      Now that's more like it, great update, love the video.

    38. Eric on December 21, 2012

      @Dung Beetle

      And remember that this is pre-alpha! Just imagine the final product! :)

    39. Dung Beetle (Tim Gayda) on December 21, 2012

      Great video, looking forward to the next one. Graphics are looking fantastic!

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      Chris Handley on December 21, 2012

      save out = save our

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      Chris Handley on December 21, 2012

      Having listened to the podcast: David Braben says he wants us to be able to save out (multiplayer!) game, and then reloading it again if (for example) we get unfairly griefed by another player... but the griefer would still have to deal with the bounty on their head. (I'm assuming bounties are stored on the server rather than in the local save game file.)

      This sounds like a dramatic departure from the normal MMO approach, and it will be interesting to see how well he can make it work in practice.

    42. TheMightyBoosh on December 21, 2012

      Either that was a uber missile or the target ship had no shields ;) Great update - looking forward to tommorow !

    43. JTK [Design Decision Forum] on December 21, 2012

      Excellent stuff and let us remember that this is only pre alpha!
      Lovely creepy atmosphere at the beginning.

    44. Marko Susimetsä on December 21, 2012

      @Chris: Well, if we can actually go and check the remains of destroyed ships for something to scavenge in the final game like that Viper is doing in the video, I'm willing to accept whatever kind of explosions they choose to give us. That flyby was just lovely. :)

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      Clive aka Sid49 on December 21, 2012

      Awesome teaser
      I am drooling at the thought of this amazing game, it just keeps getting better and better
      Telling everyone i know about it
      Good luck guys and well done hope we all get there :)

    46. Chris Booker on December 21, 2012

      @Marko I for one am willing to have unrealistic explosions if they look as good as that :-)

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      Commander Kevin Jameson on December 21, 2012

      Loved the interview! Watch out for Kate! Talk about Elite Dangerous.