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    1. Theta Sigma on

      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. Theta Sigma on

      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. Theta Sigma on

      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!

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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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      • 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. Theta Sigma on

      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. Theta Sigma on

      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. boolybooly on

      Merry post-Christmas recovery period everyone!

      Santa brought me a sleek Lian Li PC case and I strongly suspect it will shortly house the machinery which will allow me to help play test Elite Dangerous, once Intel release it! So GL with the KS and be sure I am rooting for all of you @Frontier :o)

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      Commander X on

      I could suggest additional "boosts" / rewards?

      Like:

      dosbox/virtualbox/mame box with the old versions of the game?

      USB key with your ship design?

      Additionally, i only see share links to give links to this project to my friends... How about a link to pledge gift? (ie, pledge to the friend email account - he would need to receive the pledge before it would become active - but i as the gifter would be the payer of that specific pledge - similar to the steam giftboxes that are only paid when the presented one actually accepts the gift).

    9. AbueloNemesis on

      Loved the video and the santa hat. Merry Xmas to all Frontier people and all backers!

    10. Frontier Developments Creator on

      And I should have read your second comment :-)

      Michael

    11. Frontier Developments Creator on

      @ Graeme Bell

      You get the decal and access at the £20 level,to raise that now would cause more complaint than an uptake in pledges.

      Michael

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      Graeme Bell on

      Sorry - forgot the decal is included at £5. Need to pay more attention when writing. Hope the 'pledge ladder with narrower rungs' idea makes sense though.

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      Graeme Bell on

      Hello,

      You have a lot of backers choosing to pledge £20, and the next 'interesting' pledges are at £32 and £40. I would suggest the low uptake of the naming database relative to the number of slots available may mean it is a little overpriced.

      I would suggest you need to put something amazing at £25-£28, so that people can justify raising their pledge a little bit, then a little bit more. If you can convert most of the 10000 £20 pledgers into £30-40 pledgers, you will have raised most of the money you still need.

      For me, the obvious choice would be 'decal and founders planet access' at £28. From there, I could easily justify another £4 to get the bounty hunter pledge.

      The pledge level for the naming database could be lowered to £35; again, I could justify another £3 for that. And while I'm at it - why not the £37 pledge and upgrade the ship for just £2 more?

      Suddenly I'm converted from a £20 pledger to a £37 pledger. I don't think I would be the only one to 'climb the pledge ladder' in this way, if fewer rungs were missing.

    14. izzy on

      @Michael : your last wallpaper is really cool :)

    15. Trond Meier on

      Great idea @duncan
      @FD Also suggest:
      Tier 125+: shipping included on any order inkl international
      Tier 210+: signed surprise gift, signed by key dev team, shipped with the premium box
      Tier 400+: get your signed surprise gift at a guided tour of the FD office (expenses not incl)

    16. Duncan Gray on

      @Chris: +£35* Have a signed (by David Braben) quality A3 concept art print (Delivery February 2013)

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      Robin Paijmans on

      I grew up playing ELITE on my C64. In a time and place that, for various reasons, was a difficult one for me, I soared through limitless space and dreamt of stars. For my friends and me, ELITE was the main reason for owning a home computer.

      I pledged some money yesterday. I want no reward; this is for the memories. Thanks, David.

    18. JC Ford on

      Merry Xmas all at FD. Love the Elite logotype in the snow, nice touch.

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      Chris Long on

      Some signed copies of the game might be a good way to get some extra funding!

    20. Marko Susimetsä on

      Merry Christmas! And thank you for the wallpaper! :)

    21. Duncan Gray on

      p.s. Sign the hat and put it on eBay ;-)

    22. J.L. on

      Merry Christmas! (c:

      Maybe we can get a hat like that in E:D for Christmas 2014... (c;

    23. s4ingray on

      Merry Christmas!! ;-)

    24. deusx_ophc on

      love that hat ^^

      thanks to DB/FD/Michael for everything you have done so far. Merry Christmas !!

    25. Duncan Gray on

      Thanks David, Merry Christmas; my best wishes to you an the family (and Michael and everyone else at frontier dev. of course)

    26. Frontier Developments Creator on

      @ Iain Smith

      Yes, but not until the office re-opens in the new year.

      Michael

    27. Andrew Brown on

      Merry Christmas.
      Can we have a planet hidden away somewhere in E:D in the shape of a giant green bauble, please? :)

    28. Iain Smith on

      Michael:
      would it be possible to get the ship renders with a person included to give an impression of scale? A lot of these type of renders include the outline of a person for such reasons.

    29. Frontier Developments Creator on

      Merry Christmas to everyone!

      Michael

    30. Pyros on

      Merry Xmas to everyone @ FD!

    31. Eric on

      And a Merry Christmas to you too and of course the rest of the crew over at FD! :)