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Postby Dayrth » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:32 am

New dev update if out: https://community.elitedangerous.com/node/215
A couple of points I picked up from Michaels last post:

'A new point release for Powerplay (1.3.07) is coming early next week, which addresses various issues – including a hot topic for pirates by increasing the limit on dumped cargo canisters in deep space. As always we’ll continue to look into outstanding issues – in particular we’re investigating some abnormal stuttering on some people’s machines.'

Looks like we will need to upgrade next week :)

Now for the cryptic hint that caught my eye:

'As announced at E3 we have a new game mode coming to Elite: Dangerous with CQC Championship. This multiplayer arena style combat uses specialised ships for quick dip in and out combat. The ships in CQC As already announced CQC Championship will release on Xbox One first and will come to PC and Mac in a free update later on. Note that this build isn’t the announcement that David has already mentioned that is coming at Gamescom. I’d love to be the one announcing that as it’s pretty cool!
Thanks!
Michael"'


Gamescon is 5 weeks away :(
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Re: ED News

Postby Sealurk » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:12 pm

Lots of rumours flying about at the moment regarding this announcement. Some people think it will be the first of the paid expansions, others think it may be a big update that adds even more powers (and missions and things to do) to Powerplay, some maintain it's the inevitable arrival of the Thargoids and a few people who possibly didn't read the announcement properly think it will be Elite: Dangerous on the PS4... even though this has nothing do with PC/Mac.
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Re: ED News

Postby EAGLE 5 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:38 pm

I do believe I read that the big announcement coming out in the next few weeks is to something that will be released several months off potentially at the end of the year. That sort of timeline seems to point toward a major release more substantial than the free expansions we already have making it a paid expansion the likely candidate.
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Re: ED News

Postby Dayrth » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:00 am

FD are proposing some changes for power play, and are asking for feedback. You can find them here:https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=163495
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Re: ED News

Postby Dayrth » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:41 am

Servers are down for the latest update. V1.3.07
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Re: ED News

Postby Dayrth » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:10 pm

Servers are back up. An update is required. Doing mine while at work so wont be delayed when I get home ;)
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Re: ED News

Postby Dayrth » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:18 pm

server update today:
Hi all,

Just a quick update. Today we launched a minor server update to include

- Significant optimisations when buying and selling exploration data
- The first scan of an unexplored system no longer often needs to be done twice

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Re: ED News

Postby Dayrth » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:02 pm

New dev update. Very interesting:

Hi everyone,

Last weekend was Lavecon and a group of us went there and a good time was had by all! We enjoyed meeting the fans and discussing the game both in the panel’s Q&A and one to one as we mingled. A big thank you to Karen and her team for organising the event and to everyone who made us feel welcome. We had so much fun that this update has a bit of a Lavecon theme :-)

The next major PC/Mac release (which was 1.4) is now headlined CQC Championship and will be released within as short a window as possible after the Xbox release. We’re looking at weeks, rather than months as has been speculated.

As with all of our major updates there is more than just the headline feature. There will be new ships, one of which we announced at Lavecon – the Imperial Eagle. This new ship is more of an interceptor than the original Eagle with better straight line speed and less manoeuvrability. It also sports a medium hardpoint as well as two small ones, giving it a bit more of a punch than its counterpart.

Something else that came up in conversation with fans is how vulnerable the Anaconda is to having its powerplant shot out. We’re going to change how taking out the powerplant works in the CQC update. There will still be a very small chance of powerplant destruction blowing up the ship, but it will also suffer module malfunctions like the other modules. Specifically it will lose power and will need to be rebooted. For the Anaconda we’re also making it a bit harder to hit the powerplant.

Player groups was something that came up quite a bit in conversation at Lavecon and in relation to powerplay as well. During the run up to Powerplay’s release we talked about how a player sponsored minor faction can rise to become a power. We’ve been working on the process for this and will be talking about it in more detail next week. For players already supporting a minor faction in game they will be eligible.

The Elite: Dangerous team have never been bigger, and we’re working long hours and weekends to have our major announcement ready in time for Gamescom. It’s something we’ve be building to for a long time and something we can’t wait to reveal. You’ll hear all about that when Gamescom opens to the press on August 5th.

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Re: ED News

Postby Dayrth » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:36 pm

Sanctuary mentioned something on the Call to Arms thread that made me think. It may be that one of the new ships is an Alliance ship. That would be nice :)
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Re: ED News

Postby CMDR CStar » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:55 pm

If you ever wanted a Imperial Clipper or Courier now is the time. You can get them from imperial rank 2 serf onwards.

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