Elite: Dangerous launches the Powerplay update

    
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Elite: Dangerous launches the Powerplay update

The latest update for Elite: Dangerous does not allow players to personally claim big chunks of the galaxy, but it does allow players to sign up with the people who do. After a little over a week in testing, the game’s Powerplay update is hitting the live servers, complete with a new trailer down below to get you all pumped for blowing up ships and mining resources for the good of your faction.

Players will have a number of different possible factions to endorse, enabling factional warfare along many potential lines; you can blow up enemy ships or just wage a careful economic campaign against your opponents. There are also various bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements, as outlined in the patch changelog. So pick your favorite faction and get ready for a whole new metagame layered on top of the existing experience.

Source: Frontier Developments press release, changelog; thanks to Cotic and PhoenixDfire for the tip!

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rioinsignia
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Whilst I truely hope that enough people remain interested in it for development to continue well in to the future, I’m still holding off buying it until the price drops and/or more engaging content appears (my opinion of course).

Vikingr
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schmidtcapela 
Yes, you’re right. P2P makes this issue hard to fix.

schmidtcapela
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theomancer_x solipsis 
Yeah, it’s $60. With a cash shop that, thankfully, currently only offers cosmetic items.

Though it’s $60 even in places where games tend to be cheaper. Where I live, it’s usual to get for $40, both from Steam and at retail, full-price games that in the US cost $60.
(Which is why Steam blocks giving those games as gifts to anyone from other countries.)

I also don’t feel like the game is worth the asking price yet. Too little content for the asking price (and no, I don’t think the procedurally generated parts of the galaxy count, not when they are mostly empty). It might get better down the line, when either more content is released or the price comes down, but right now I don’t think ED is worth the asking price.

schmidtcapela
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Vikingr Kataq Smiggins 
Because ED is peer to peer. It doesn’t have instance servers; instead, every instance is run directly on the players’ computers.
Which means there is no central server to decree that one ship should remain in space after logoff. And granting that power directly to the other players in the instance would open up the game to some nasty kinds of abuse, where a cheater disconnects you from his computer and gets to shoot at your now immobile (for him) ship.

GoJammit
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solipsis GoJammit That’s not it’s original retail price.

solipsis
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GoJammit cause that’s how much i paid for Elder Scrolls Online

PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

Smiggins You can still play in PVE mode for Powerplay. There are plenty of other faction NPC ships to make things worth while to play.

Kataq
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Kataq

blaaznar Kataq LordOfBread theomancer_x solipsis To me jaded would be the odd negative comment. 

LoB attacks Elite Dangerous in EVERY ED article here. And his attacks are pure nonsense. There are some games that I don’t like, and I’ve posted on the very odd occasion that I don’t like it. But volume of hate the LoB spews towards this one game suggest he either has some weird personal issue, or he is paid to do it.

Maybe one day LoB will tell us what his actual problem is, but I’d honestly just rather see him banned.

GoJammit
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And why do you think you get to pay half price for a game.

blaaznar
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Kataq LordOfBread theomancer_x solipsis Manzes was batshit insane, this is just jaded.