Elite’s producer talks mission revamp, Steam sales

    
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Out in the great wide open.

Elite: Dangerous producer Michael Brookes posted a new update letter on the game’s forums today. He thanks the community for making E:D the “number one bestseller” on Steam and also mentions that Frontier is looking into the possibility of allowing previous purchasers to access the title via Valve’s platform without paying for it again.

“Turning EliteDangerous.com customers into Steam customers unfortunately isn’t 100 percent our decision and isn’t free for us in the context of the game’s ongoing growth and development,” Brookes writes. “It could take a few weeks to work through, but we hear your feedback and addressing it is a priority for all of us.”

Brookes also hints at major changes to the game’s mission system in a forthcoming update. “One of the limitations of the current system is that missions tended to be a good option for starting players, but not so much for later on in the game,” Brookes explains. “The overhaul will address this issue by making missions available for more experienced players as well as specific missions for higher ranks or status – such as being a Founder level member.”

[Source: Forums; thanks Lordofbread!]
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rioinsignia
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Cotic_OP Lol, I stand corrected, it is indeed there.  it would appear that even Kataq missed it.  Indicating that the 3 second long duration and position of the disclaimer is easily missed.  And a disclaimer that is easily missed, is basically worthless.
Perhaps FD should remedy this.

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WTF, MOP! Why all the censorship? We finally got it to a point where progress was being made in the conversation. If you’re gonna take the ax to comments and pretend to moderate, maybe you should have started days ago.

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BigAngryPlays

Kataq mysecretid Nothing like “orbiting” anacondas and dropships like they’re stars, hardpoints blazing all the way!

cald
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cald

deganderson at one point ED was the top selling game on Steam.. its no 2 at the moment..
http://store.steampowered.com/
Click on top Sellers.
This is what he was talking about.

Kataq
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Kataq

Cotic_OP rioinsignia captainzor Well done Cotic, missed the disclaimer.

So will that be the last time we’ll hear this criticism of FD? Somehow I doubt it.

Cotic_OP
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Cotic_OP

rioinsignia captainzor 
I disagree, if anything people are more aware of what is and isn’t part of gameplay due to the net and places like youtube.

Anyhow, the disclaimer is there, right at the beginning of their video “Not actual game footage”.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

SamVenice
Thanks for giving me your impressions of the game. I appreciate multiple opinions.

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Cotic_OP  Sorry, but please post a link as to “all the actions” the banned person undertook as you say. This has nothing to do with SC at all and more about perceived practices by a gaming developer not being able to accept criticism. I’m am not the banned player lol.

rioinsignia
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rioinsignia

Ghostmourn Hopefully these kind of games will give the gaming industry a kick up the ass that console ports with simplistic gameplay should be a thing of the past.

rioinsignia
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rioinsignia

captainzor Agreed.  I’m sure we’ve all seen calls in MMO forums where some demographic claims they are being treated as “second class”.  This could be seen as a show of favoritism, and lead late backers to that same conclusion.