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.