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Update #33

Update #33 - We are making a Mac version, and we're record breaking!

Hi everyone,

Amazing!

David here. A huge thanks for all those that have now joined us, and to those who have been with us for a lot longer too, and have evangelised to a very broad group of people. It has made all the difference.

We have now passed the first stretch goal - we are now doing a Mac version in addition to the PC version, to be released three months after the PC version. As I write we stand at an incredible £1,443,634 and 24,303 backers. Paypal is at £25,000 so we have £42,000 to go for the ten extra ships. 

  

The Design Discussion Forum (DDF)

Many people have asked (via Reddit and elsewhere) whether the design discussion forum will continue post-release.

The people on the DDF together with people from Frontier will have near god-like powers post-release. They will have access to live stats for the galaxy on rates of piracy, locations for player death, trade activity and so-on. They will decide how the galaxy will evolve. They will decide when famine (or plague) might arrive in a particular system. If, for example piracy is unusually high for a sustained period in a particular system how should the galaxy respond? Should an adjacent system send warships? Should it decay into anarchy and any government collapse? When we create a new ship type or variant How should we introduce it? How do we close down a particular game exploit - or do we? As you can see, the decisions will not stop at release.

Pledge Upgrades

Many have asked if they can have an additional Digital Download pack as a pledge upgrade for £80 or additional boxed edition of the game for £90. These have now been added to the pledge upgrades.

Coverage in the Press

There has been a great deal more coverage of this Kickstarter.

We're now officially record breakers! Elite: Dangerous has the highest Kickstarter Goal to be funded. There's a nice piece on Forbes.com:

We were also covered by Sky News in the UK (with an additional Skype interview on their iPad App):

 

Finally I'd like to plug the intriguing "Elite Chronicles" - a crowd-written book with only 4 hours to go and £2,400 needed:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1483152934/elite-chronicles

 
Once again, thanks for all the support. Truly amazing.
 

Thank you. 

David

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      Creator James Christian Shaw on January 20, 2013

      +1 would love a Linux version.

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      Creator Commander X on January 5, 2013

      +1 for linux version pls...

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      Creator testing567 on January 4, 2013

      Here's another +1 for a Linux version please. Porting from OSx to Linux is not a big deal. The Humble Bundle guys have one employee porting all their games to Linux by himself.

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      Creator Jason Hall on January 4, 2013

      Changed to Founding member!
      Oh yes!

      David, Now we have £75k more than stretch 2. Can we have metal Elite Badges. nice quality Pewter/Bronzed ones!

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      Creator V3teran (£150 for SC - £150 for ED) on January 4, 2013

      @Bromley yeah i guess your right!

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      Creator Matthew Hudson on January 4, 2013

      sudo make linux-version

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      Creator Christopher Hopkinson on January 4, 2013

      As a gesture would FD consider adding an additional player ship for each £10,000 pledged over and above the £1.5million stretch goal ?

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      Creator Noel on January 4, 2013

      Another +1 for a Linux Version

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      Creator Bromley86 on January 4, 2013

      Don't worry Simon, you're spot on.

      @Veteran. Don't worry,they'll structure the Design bunch so that it's not a problem. Anyone buying into that tier thinking that they're going to get ahead is going to be badly upset, as that's what Beta 1 & 2 are there to catch.

      However, let's say that Frontier decide they want to allow that sort of behaviour. News of it will get out pretty quick and they won't sell any games. It's great that they've got ~25k players from this KS, but that's a drop in the ocean of the total likely playerbase, so they won't screw that up.

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      Creator Jon Metcalf (deleted) on January 4, 2013

      Congrats to all. Didn't want to shout out about this yesterday in case of mass last minute trolling, now it is in the bag. This is just wonderful.

      Big thanks also to Chris Roberts for helping with the promo interviews and reaching out to his own game's following to help this KS when things were looking much less rosy about 3 weeks ago.

      Now the tough bit really begins. All best wishes to the FD E:D team for a great project and a great product. Show the teens and tweens what a game can really do!!

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      Creator Duncan Bond on January 4, 2013

      Well done to all at FD Including Michael's sterling work with ED updates over the holidays, I was once Deadly, I look forward to being Elite....

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      Creator Daniel Harrison on January 4, 2013

      Just in from work and... WOW! We have achieved both goals! Excellent!

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      Creator Nicholas Tollervey on January 4, 2013

      +1 Linux.

      Would love to be able to:

      $ apt-get install elite-dangerous

      :-P

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      Creator SIMON WATTS on January 4, 2013

      @ Michael
      Please excuse me if I'm over-stepping my bounds but, from a marketing point of view (it's what I do best) I believe that you REALLY need a highly visible link on the main Kickstarter page, promoting and redirecting to a specific 'funding area' of the Elite/ Frontier development website (not just pay-pal) and push, push, push for funding, especially in light of all the recent press coverage. This will still be 'bold as brass' on Kickstarter for anyone that was too late to pledge but still finds the project in the 'most funded' section. Capitalise on the press interest, it won't last long. Make it clear that donations are still welcome after Kickstarter ends and make it clear that people can make a modest saving if they pre-order the game this way. Add a decal and a few credits (certainly something like the decal that cannot be purchased post-release). This is my humble opinion. Long live the Federation, lol.

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      Creator intrepidis on January 4, 2013

      Will you be sending out a survey before the alpha and beta releases to gauge how people will be testing? For example, whether someone will be playing mostly offline, or whether "consentual" griefing has been arranged.

      Also, the final stretch goal should be for fluffy hanging cockpit dice. (unless that's already confirmed :-D )

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      Creator Robert Fike on January 4, 2013

      +1 for tablet version before Linux.

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      Creator Dmitrie on January 4, 2013

      I agreed with fellows too and crossed my fingers on Linux version.
      Hope you will answer!

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      Creator Joey on January 4, 2013

      Happy New Year!

      Count me in for a Linux version as well.

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      Creator Vladan Jocic on January 4, 2013

      +1 for Linux version

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      Creator Ryan Mathieson on January 4, 2013

      +1....... L I N U X........ :-)

      Happy New Year folks !

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      Creator James on January 4, 2013

      The Great Golden Phoenix Rises From The Ashes ...

      The gaming industries about chance for the better ;]

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      Creator Einar Petersen on January 4, 2013

      Hmm....

      Something happened with that link I copied - seems to have taken the whole thread and reposted... aaargh - Sorry

      Finally I'd like to plug the intriguing "Elite Chronicles" - a crowd-written book with only 4 hours to go and £2,400 needed:

      Was supposed to have been

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1483152934/elite-chronicles

      £5,624
      pledged of £5,500 goal
      13

      Feel free to remove previous comment - Thanks!

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      Creator intrepidis on January 4, 2013

      Wooo 25 flyable ships!

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      Creator Harri K. Koskinen on January 4, 2013

      +1 for a Linux version!

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      Creator Einar Petersen on January 4, 2013

      David you plug seems to have worked:

      Update #33 - We are making a Mac version, and we're record breaking!
      Update #33 · Jan. 04, 2013 · 144 comments

      Hi everyone,

      Amazing!

      David here. A huge thanks for all those that have now joined us, and to those who have been with us for a lot longer too, and have evangelised to a very broad group of people. It has made all the difference.

      We have now passed the first stretch goal - we are now doing a Mac version in addition to the PC version, to be released three months after the PC version. As I write we stand at an incredible £1,443,634 and 24,303 backers. Paypal is at £25,000 so we have £42,000 to go for the ten extra ships.

      The Design Discussion Forum (DDF)

      Many people have asked (via Reddit and elsewhere) whether the design discussion forum will continue post-release.

      The people on the DDF together with people from Frontier will have near god-like powers post-release. They will have access to live stats for the galaxy on rates of piracy, locations for player death, trade activity and so-on. They will decide how the galaxy will evolve. They will decide when famine (or plague) might arrive in a particular system. If, for example piracy is unusually high for a sustained period in a particular system how should the galaxy respond? Should an adjacent system send warships? Should it decay into anarchy and any government collapse? When we create a new ship type or variant How should we introduce it? How do we close down a particular game exploit - or do we? As you can see, the decisions will not stop at release.

      Pledge Upgrades

      Many have asked if they can have an additional Digital Download pack as a pledge upgrade for £80 or additional boxed edition of the game for £90. These have now been added to the pledge upgrades.

      Coverage in the Press

      There has been a great deal more coverage of this Kickstarter.

      We're now officially record breakers! Elite: Dangerous has the highest Kickstarter Goal to be funded. There's a nice piece on Forbes.com:

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolpinchefsky/2013/01/03/elite-dangerous-sets-the-record-for-highest-kickstarter-goal-to-be-successfully-funded/

      We were also covered by Sky News in the UK (with an additional Skype interview on their iPad App):

      http://news.sky.com/story/1032971/elite-dangerous-secures-kickstarter-funding

      Finally I'd like to plug the intriguing "Elite Chronicles" - a crowd-written book with only 4 hours to go and £2,400 needed:

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1483152934/elite-chronicles

      £5,624
      pledged of £5,500 goal
      13
      minutes to go

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      Creator richard on January 4, 2013

      £1,500,000 and rising!!!

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      Creator V3teran (£150 for SC - £150 for ED) on January 4, 2013

      A quick question and a concern..
      If your part of the design forum and you have access to all the stats regarding galaxy,trading routes, famine etc.

      If you are part of the team that knows all of this INSIDE information before a final decision is made then wont these people have a huge advantage?

      For example if a Star System is about to be plagued with disease and Braben decides this with the DDF members then wont the DDF members know that before this is implemented that they should stock up on medicine ready to be deployed to the plagued system in advance?

      Its kinda like insider information which im concerned about.

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      Creator Bromley86 on January 4, 2013

      @Tomma. Yep, in that they've done it with all their recent games.

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      Creator Tomma on January 4, 2013

      Is the localisation planned ? (French, etc)

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      Creator Joerg Ritter on January 4, 2013

      Ya know, I just opted for the DDF tier. Why? Not because I want privileged info, not because I want an (perhaps unfair) advantage, but because I want to be part of something creative. My day job is in finance (akin to treatise), and while that is rewarding and involves decision-making (not to talk about the ulcers), CREATIVE it is not (at least not in the sense of art). And I have to admit, my skills in painting are just about enough to paint a wall (in a singular color). So for a few cents/day (assuming for a moment that this game will be active for more than a few years) I get the chance to be part of something DIFFERENT. I won't have that much time to invest ... but I'm pretty sure it will be FUN.

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      Creator Allan West on January 4, 2013

      @Darren Grey I've faith in the majority, but given I've seen posts of people who are planning on living on a diet of beans on toast for January and February to fund it, or risking divorce - my confidence is thrown into doubt slightly!

      And yeah, I'm happily ploughing through my mid-30s and the age of the community does seem older. Just want to convey my concerns that I don't want a game that I've been waiting for having played every version since the Micro B to be ruined :)

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      Creator Chica Chica on January 4, 2013

      +1 for a Linux version as well..Since you're already doing Mac, it should hopefully be relatively straight forward to move to Linux from there.

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      Creator Darren Grey on January 4, 2013

      @Allan West Yeah, I understand those concerns, but personally I'm going to have faith in the Frontier team to manage this effectively. The way I read the descriptions people will get overview information, not the same level of detail as actual staff, and I'm sure if there were abuses found then they would be dealt with strictly.

      I also overall have a little bit of trust in any Elite fan giving £300+ to the project. They clearly are passionate about Elite in general, and not just in it for their own benefit. We're not talking about 16 year old griefers here - the average age in the Elite community seems to be 40+ and I have a bit of a faith in the richer folks in the community to behave responsibly. Mind you, I am immensely jealous of their status ;)

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      Creator Allan West on January 4, 2013

      @Gavin Thomas The £90 will include everything below it (including the bonus for the £85 level - starting with 4000cr and access to founders world). The £90 just includes the physical copy of the game as well as the T-shirt and starmap. So for £5 more, its a worthwhile upgrade.

      The £85 is more a level for those outside the UK who wanted all the benefits but didn't want to have physical items shipped to them.

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      Creator Gavin Thomas on January 4, 2013

      DDF not DDR - I no longer have concern over the ex-Soviet Bloc

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      Creator Gavin Thomas on January 4, 2013

      I might be being thick here (don't answer that) or over-cautious but currently on the £85 pledge as afraid the £90 special delux pack wont include enhancements/upgrades. It will include them, right?

      PS I share the DDR concern

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      Creator Allan West on January 4, 2013

      @Darren Grey I understand that. My concern is the information they have access to. I used to be one of the GM's for Jumpgate and ended up not playing my "player" account after getting access to the server tools, market and event information due to a conflict of interest and how I could easily sway or manipulate the markets or faction to my advantage.

      The concern for me is that while I'm sure the people in the DDF will have the best intentions, its always open to abuse when you give access to information like what is being proposed. The terminology David used above does make it look like they will have the same level of power as Frontier employees and I suspect having read the comments by some in the main thread, they think they're getting almost deputy-GM status which is potentially going to cause some uproar at release.

      Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to the game but it's the nature of people I'm concerned over here and it would only take for a couple of hundredths of the DDF members in some 5 or 6 people to have a lot more control over a universe and markets with access to real time stats that everyone else is not privy to.

      And, completely agree that we wouldn't want any publisher pulling the reigns - thats a recipe for disaster!

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      Creator Chris Handley on January 4, 2013

      @Thomas Vander Stichele
      Linux users may pay more, but there are a LOT more Mac users out there. Sadly.

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      Creator Andrew C on January 4, 2013

      While it's true that The Humble Bundle sales have shown that Linux users are willing to pay for games, Linux gamers are still a fraction of Windows and even Mac gamers. This situation is changing though, as the release of Steam for Linux shows.

      It would be great if they supported it, but I know that if it's written without dirty hacks it will work fine under Wine, and if it's popular the Wine developers will implement workarounds and bug fixes to make it work flawlessly.

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      Creator Darren Grey on January 4, 2013

      @Allan West - There's about 5-600 players that'll have access, many of which only pledged that high to help the campaign, in a game that's bound to have millions of players, maybe even 10s of millions. It's a tiny group who will be tempered by the development control anyway. Plus it is a nice reward for them for making a significant impact on the game's funding. Consider if instead it was publishers controlling the reigns - they would have a far far worse impact on the game!

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      Creator Darren Grey on January 4, 2013

      @Dusty The founders tier is an in-game status that will give special access to certain special areas.

      @Michael I still want a special Thargoid mission stretch goal for £1.6m ;) Will more than double my pledge if it's added!

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      Creator Shadowfax on January 4, 2013

      Any chance of an additional stretch goal for the final 7 hrs?

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      Creator Allan West on January 4, 2013

      @Treatise I think the ambiguity is around the phrase "The people on the DDF together with people from Frontier will have near god-like powers post-release".

      This implies that the DDF will give access to a lot more "power" (and implies that it will be similar to that of members of staff at Frontier) which makes the DDF look more like a pay-to-rule incentive. Quite a few people have already made comments about how they want extra power and were willing to pay for it.

      I've no issue with the DDF if its ability to offer alternatives to design and comment on what is good/bad etc (although I maintain post-release that anyone not willing to pay should have any less of a say), but if I felt that a set of players had an unfair advantage over me, I feel somewhat cheated on account of me not being able to part with more cash. While I'm sure it will be monitored, the terminology and potential benefits used in this update are very worrying and potentially misleading.

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      Creator Maalak on January 4, 2013

      I forgot my last question : will we have an extra-ship for each 25k£ above the 1,5M£ stratch goal ? :p

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      Creator Dusty on January 4, 2013

      So what does the £150 founders tier all about?

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      Creator Thomas Vander Stichele on January 4, 2013

      I updated my pledge to 150 pounds because reading through the forum there seems to be a real value to it. Both this page and the forum are incredibly vague about the DDF 300 pounds level - probably on purpose - so I can't convince myself to shell out for that.

      Another vote for a Linux version - it's strange that you put a Mac goal before a Linux goal when all statistics indicate Linux users are willing to pay more for games than other platforms. Here's hoping my 150 pound pledge will not be unusable because it doesn't run on Linux...

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      Creator Treatise on January 4, 2013

      @Michael and @Craig We're on the same page :)

      My main point being that Frontier needs to be acutely aware that power and information WILL be abused, and to be prepared by designing DDF with that firmly in mind so that members don't get an unfair advantage. Sounds like that's already taken into account, which is a relief.

      Another, more insidious threat is the idiocy which results from listening to every imba this and nerf that -whiner. I'm looking at you, Blizzard. Hopefully the devs will be decisive enough so that DDF and the unwashed masses don't take E:F down that road.

      DDF is an enticing tier, but I really don't trust myself spending endless hours on forums :P

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      Creator Noreply on January 4, 2013

      @Craig Austin

      I didn't get any insinuation that DDF members would seek to profit from their advantageous knowledge from Treatise's posts, just that he was flagging up a very real potential issue that would seriously imbalance the game.

      Remember, corporations IRL have policies to protect against conflict of interest, and internal affairs divisions that discover and investigate them. The mere possibility of such corruption is enough to damage peoples' confidence in the integrity of the organisation, hence they work very hard to protect against this issue.

      Not to say that the DDF will pan out this way, but as has been done it is good to get these thoughts out in the open, wouldn't you say?

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      Creator Maalak on January 4, 2013

      Hello,

      Glad you made it, and finally with a good security with the last 1,5M stretch goal reached.

      I have a few questions about those now ships :
      - Will the KS pledgers have the choice of names or designs of those ships by voting ?
      If not, will we have news about them (design, properties, etc.) via updates or will everything be hidden until the release ?

      - Will you make a "tabule rasa" of all the "old" ships in order to redesign them, even in a différent way they were before (ancient triangular or cubic designs were essentuially due to hardware limitation, aren't they ?).

      - In which year will the action of E:D take place ?

      - Will you at last put subtitles in your videos to ease non-english or deaf people ? :p
      If not, there is also the option to give a full transcript like a nice forum member has done for the last 2 ones, but is would be better if it was directly made by the Frontier staff.

      Thank you and congratulations again.

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      Creator Dusty on January 4, 2013

      @Dave Allan. Blizzard does something similar by getting the top PvP'ers and Raid Guilds help test out content & mechanics =)

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    Dinner with myself and the key team members in Cambridge, Have a central star system named* after you, plus all rewards above.

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