Elite Dangerous works on experimental mods, traffic control, and better mission system

    
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Never let it be said that Elite Dangerous isn’t an ambitious title. Right now, Frontier has projects going on to benefit three versions of the game: Elite 1.6, Horizons 2.1, and The Engineers 2.1.

In its 121st newsletter, Frontier talks about some of the improvements coming to the game in the near future. The studio started off by talking about the upgraded mission system, which will soon give players a face and personality to go with the NPC mission handlers. “As well as informing you of available missions and your progress, the individuals giving you the missions will tell you how your mission affects the system and your reputation and influence,” the studio said.

Missiles and torpedoes are getting a lot of work, traffic control should be a lot more chatty, and ice mining will soon become an in-game activity. One project that is being handled for The Engineers is an experimental modification system which will “improve and upgrade the stats on every module of your ship, and add rare, experimental effects to your weapons.”

Sounds good to us!

Source: Newsletter. Thanks to Cotic for the tip!
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Kataq
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Kataq

Smiggins Kataq Asking the same question every Elite article even though you’ve been told the answer before is trolling. You need some new material.

Mifune
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rioinsignia Mifune Cotic_OP So I presume you never say “thank you” when people give you things, or “welcome” when someone arrives at your home or “hello” when you pick up the phone?

It’s mimicking what humans do to communicate… how is that not immersive?
It’s also optional so you can choose to not listen to it at all.

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Mifune Cotic_OP Whilst it may liven things up initially the first few times, I’m curious as to just how varied the chatter is.  Because after you’ve heard the same line for the first 20 times then it will possibly lose it’s effect.

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Loopstah 
From what I’d read of Brookes’ comments it sounded like there are more missions and improved ones at that but also that things are being built up in stages, so they’ll be more changes and additions to come.

Smiggins
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Kataq Smiggins   People asking if they fixed something that was broken is trolling? lol ok.

Kataq
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Smiggins Yes, 15 second delay on logout during combat, and shadow ban if you by-pass this. Next troll please :D

Loopstah
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I hope the mission revamp is not just a simple “here is a photo of the guy offering the mission” but rather expanding on the system itself. I would love to see more chain missions, with deeper lore and narrative that actually immerses you into the game as opposed to a simple “kill this guy because he owes me money”.

GoJammit
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Cotic_OP I like.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

Have they fixed the combat logging?

Tongle
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Tongle

Once again….
*Girly screaming*