Elite: Dangerous asks players to stop exploring (for the moment)

    
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Out in the great wide open.

One of the keenest parts of Elite: Dangerous is the fact that it’s a game with a huge galaxy just begging to be explored. There’s so much there, so many things for players to see, so many different worlds spinning in silence. And that’s why the team behind the game has asked for players searching the final frontier to… stop doing exactly that. Huh.

No, it’s not just arbitrary cruelty; the servers hosting the exploration data have recently been upgraded, and the team has identified some unforeseen issues with said servers. So for the moment, players are asked to avoid exploring for just a little bit. That’s not great, but it means that you probably want to hold off on exploration a little until you can be sure that exploring the virtual galaxy won’t, well, inadvertently damage it.

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Cotic_OP
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Cotic_OP

Looks like they have it fixed – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=189800&p=2925676&viewfull=1#post2925676

Hi everyone,
We have identified and deployed a fix for body scans not being stored after completing scans of the system. This appears to have been a bug from changing the servers for storing the exploration data. Exploration data is by far our biggest data set and is currently sitting at around 67 million lines, so needed to be upgraded to maintain a reasonable level of performance.
We will now investigate restoring the scans that we can from the past few days (since the start of the upgrade alongside the 1.4 release). If the data has been sold then we won’t be able to recover it for the galaxy map, but any ‘first discovered by’ bodies won’t be affected. You can rescan the system to add it back to your galaxy map.
Once we have a process it is likely to take some time to run, but in the meantime you can continue your journeys and the scans should be properly recorded.
Thanks for your patience on this!
Michael

Lheiah
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Lheiah

Omedon Thanks, I needed that after today!

SkyyDragonn
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SkyyDragonn

So annoyed that I’m missing so many awesome updates to my staple games. Must get hands back to normal asap U0001f623

MagmaFist
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MagmaFist

Pashgan So, no transition screen from space to a planet? You see a planet and actually fly down to and can explore, mine, build a base, etc seamlessly with no loading screens? I’m not sure what you can and cannot do on the planets but that looks awesome.

Kataq
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Kataq

Pashgan I must have watched this vid 20 times. It’s far better that I would have expected and it isn’t even polished yet.

nahenway
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nahenway

Pashgan nahenway Oh wow. impressive

annoyedbadger
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annoyedbadger

Damm the skimmer screenshot in the latest update newsletter looks great. Game is really shaping up well.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

nahenway Pashgan There is also colossal structure in the video which look like planetary base – it’s easy to spot on this screen (in the lower-left corner, above video controls):

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nahenway
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nahenway

Pashgan nahenway WoW looks great o__O

Pashgan
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Pashgan

nahenway Pashgan It’s upcoming Horizons expansion of Elite (there is version number in lower-left corner). It will be available during holidays.