Elite: Dangerous names space station after Terry Pratchett

    
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Fantasy comedy writer Terry Pratchett, who passed away last week at the age of 66, will be honored with a place among the stars in Elite: Dangerous.

Today’s 1.2.05 patch for the MMO adds a starport named Pratchett’s Disc. Terry Pratchett was best-known for his long-running Discworld series and now joins Leonard Nimoy in having a stellar structure named after him in the new space sim.

[Source: Patch notes]
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Cotic_OP
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PhoenixDfire
Not sure if disqus is eating comments –

Frontier’s statement of trading from mid-Jan showed sales of 300,000
or so and sometime last week the backer portal was showing just over 400,000 – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15801&page=4

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Genuine heartfelt tribute or cynical PR stunt to “cash in” on the death of a beloved author (or actor in the case of Nimoy.)
Here’s a quick test:
Are there stations named for Gene Roddenberry, DeForest Kelley, and James Doohan?  How about Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and Hugo Gernsback?  These are all important figures in the television/film or written world or science fiction, but they didn’t die recently enough for naming stations after them to get a mention on gaming sites.

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PhoenixDfire 
I think it’s a nice little touch, it’s nothing like visiting a grave (which I would feel a bit weird doing) but it’s something more than just paying respects in your head.

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That was a nice homage from them.  Terry Pratchett will be missed :(

Kalamari
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Kalamari

LordOfBread gta online and battlefront. LMAO!

PhoenixDfire
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Cotic_OP LordOfBread Just asking but where did you get those numbers?

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LordOfBread 
I think if anyone wanted a space game they would have bought a space game, they wouldn’t be sold on the back of someone dying. That would be like saying people would buy Star Citizen because of an in-game Nimoy memorial…

FTR – Elite sold 100,000 copies over the last 2 months.

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LordOfBread whatever, :-  this was a single line change in a series of patch notes, it was not highlighted nor made to stand out from the other notes. It was a simple tribute to a well loved British author made by a dev based in Britain, nothing more or less than that.

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Kataq It would just be a simple redirect to the Star Citizen site.

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LordOfBread You could start your own site called “GamesThatLordOfBreadLikes.com”. I’m sure it would be a hit as we all share your taste in games.