Elite Dangerous rolls back background sim data due to errors

Keeping with the tradition that politics doesn’t tend to make one’s life better, Elite Dangerous has had to rollback its background sim data to a pre-patch state.

“We’ve had a number of reports of some significant errors with the background sim data since the 2.3 update went live,” Frontier reported. “The dev teams have been hard at work and believe they have a fix identified which they are aiming to deploy tomorrow. However, this will involve rolling back BGS data to a pre 2.3 state.”

The good news is that this isn’t a full game rollback, which would certainly stink. The background sim data is the part of Elite Dangerous that handles the complex system politics and allows the galaxy’s borders and faction territory to be reshaped on the fly.

Elite Dangerous released its The Commanders update earlier this week that allowed players to create their own avatars for the first time.

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edangerous

Can’t say I even noticed any effects from this :)
At least Frontier got on top of it before too many changes had been made by players otherwise it couldn’ve been quite annoying.

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BalsBigBrother

I wonder how many players noticed that this even happened probably the powerplay folks will have I expect. The only difference this made to me is that some of the prices I was being offered for missions were lower just after the update but once they pushed the fix to the backend servers things got back to normal.

The 2.3 update did come along with its fair share of bugs which while expected is still a little disappointing. I haven’t had any game breakers that have stopped me playing but I do seem to be getting disconnected from the servers a little more often which is a little frustrating.

However for the most part I have been enjoying playing much like I was before the update but now I have more things to poke at and look for. At the moment I am tooling around in the new Dolphin ship that I kitted out for passenger transport. So I have been playing interstellar taxi driver and tour guide, which is a lot more lucrative than I imagined it would be while still being a fun way to pass the time.

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Boom

How are you finding the game as a whole? Im tempted to grab it while its on sale but just a little unsure.
Barnards Star trade runs used to be my bread & butter on Frontier back in the day before getting a decent ship an heading out, just wondering how this fares? Wars to get involved in etc?

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BalsBigBrother

As a whole it is a game I know I will be playing for years. I expect I will take breaks here and there but I know I will keep coming back to it.

I am not in any rush to earn billions or fly every ship and I enjoy the day to day game play that you can have at any given time. There is just something I find relaxing in being a space trucker or interstellar taxi service (which is what I mostly do) coupled with moments of adrenaline when you get attacked.

I can’t comment too much on combat because most of what I do is defensive in nature rather than me going looking for a fight but it seems fun enough if that is what you are after. There are skills, tactics and strategy to learn if you want to do well or even just survive so its not a case of just strapping on the biggest gun your ship can take.

If you have a specific thing you want to do or a specific ship you want to fly and you want them quickly then it can get a bit repetitive if you focus solely on getting that. However, you can say that about pretty much any game so I don’t hold that against E:D specifically but it will be a factor at times.

The game doesn’t have much narrative though there is a story but it is more than a little obtuse and I have had to read most of it in forum posts. Though given the open nature of the game I suppose that is inevitable but is a little sad to me personally.

All in all I am enjoying myself so I am just going to keep enjoying the ride for as long at it lasts and hopefully that will be for a good few years.

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Boom

Thanks for taking the time to write that its appreciated:) Seems to be the only thing im seeing regularly pop up is that its good fun but can be grindy which doesnt bother me too much as like you say that can be any game.

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edangerous

It’s good fun on the whole, it’s quite repetitious and can easily start to feel grindy if you focus on your end-goal rather than the immediate gameplay. Definitely worth picking up while it’s on sale.

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