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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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    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!

    4. Theta Sigma on

      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!

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      Chris Shaw on

      +1 would love a Linux version.

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      Commander X on

      +1 for linux version pls...

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      testing567 on

      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.

    10. Jason Hall on

      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!

    11. V3teran on

      @Bromley yeah i guess your right!

    12. Matthew Hudson on

      sudo make linux-version

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      Christopher Hopkinson on

      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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      Noel on

      Another +1 for a Linux Version

    15. Bromley86 on

      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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      deleted on

      This user's account has been deleted.

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      Duncan Bond on

      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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      Daniel Harrison on

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

    19. Nicholas Tollervey on

      +1 Linux.

      Would love to be able to:

      $ apt-get install elite-dangerous

      :-P

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      SIMON WATTS on

      @ 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.

    21. intrepidis on

      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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      Robert Fike on

      +1 for tablet version before Linux.

    23. Dmitrie on

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

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      Joey on

      Happy New Year!

      Count me in for a Linux version as well.

    25. Vladan Jocic on

      +1 for Linux version

    26. Ryan Mathieson on

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

      Happy New Year folks !

    27. James on

      The Great Golden Phoenix Rises From The Ashes ...

      The gaming industries about chance for the better ;]

    28. Einar Petersen
      Superbacker
      on

      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!

    29. intrepidis on

      Wooo 25 flyable ships!

    30. Harri K. Koskinen on

      +1 for a Linux version!

    31. Einar Petersen
      Superbacker
      on

      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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      richard on

      £1,500,000 and rising!!!

    33. V3teran on

      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.

    34. Bromley86 on

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

    35. Tomma on

      Is the localisation planned ? (French, etc)

    36. Joerg Ritter on

      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.

    37. Allan West on

      @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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      Chica Chica on

      +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.

    39. Darren Grey on

      @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 ;)

    40. Allan West on

      @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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      Gavin Thomas on

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

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      Gavin Thomas on

      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

    43. Allan West on

      @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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      Chris H on

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

    45. Andrew C on

      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.

    46. Darren Grey on

      @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!

    47. Darren Grey on

      @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!

    48. Shadowfax on

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

    49. Allan West on

      @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.

    50. Maalak on

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