For a long time, Elite: Dangerous players felt… well, not exactly safe around the Thargoids, but at least safe enough to poke or ignore the aliens as individual whims dictated. Now that the aliens are actually attacking, that safety is gone. That’s the bad news. The good news is that players are already working to rebuild the locations under attack by the aliens; civilians were evacuated and the operations are being restored now.
Players are also able to take part in new community goals to start some pre-emptive evacuations ahead of what is the expected trajectory of the Thargoid attacks, providing supplies to craft a large evacuation ship. Of course, none of that necessarily means that the Thargoid attacks are going to work the way players expect; thus far, they’ve been anything but predictable. So it’s good to see players rebuilding, but we would still advise against taunting them.
Great work Commanders! With your support and assistance, civilians were evacuated and saved from the attacked stations in Electra, HIP 17497 and HIP 17694 which are now undergoing repair. Head over to see how you can help them rebuild. pic.twitter.com/wxoKAGYMIu
— Elite Dangerous (@EliteDangerous) January 4, 2018