Elite Dangerous is reviving its in-game storytelling with the return of Galnet and community goals

    
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Elite Dangerous is reviving its in-game storytelling with the return of Galnet and community goals

Earlier this year, the Elite Dangerous community was justifiably grumpy over the revelation that Frontier had seemingly put an end to communtiy features such as community goals, Interstellar Initiatives, and even pure lore content through GalNet. There were petitions and players begging to be allowed to fill the gap themselves, and even Elite novelist Drew Wagar lamented the lack of narrative love, suggesting that without it, the game’s universe was “empty and sad.”

So here’s some good news for people who were upset about all that: During yesterday’s Frontier stream, the devs announced that they’re bringing back quite a bit of the content that had been sidelined, including the full Galnet with even more posts than before. Community goals are also returning – next week, in fact – with new rewards. According to the lovely Redditor who transcribed the stream, Frontier also said the storyline is already written, there’s a whole dev team dedicated to the lore events, and the stories won’t be dead-end timewasters.

Incidentally, while I was lurking around Reddit hunting for more info about all this, I saw the top post on the sub is the amused reaction to “Facebook nutjobs” who’ve apparently spliced images of an Elite ship into their “ancient aliens” video, which is… yeah. There’s some lore for you guys!

Source: Reddit, Twitch. Thanks a bunch, Cotic!

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PhoenixDfire

I’m Glad that both Galnet and Community Goals are back and that they’ve planned plot lines until 2022. However, they shouldn’t have taken them out in the first place and using the excuse that some of the old storylines were confusing the community so that’s why they were taken out. That was just cheap!

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styopa

Hilariously I have just left the bubble for a deep space explore…am about 3k ly out.
I guess I’m coming back, lol.

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cmdr_cotic

I was pleased to see the return of both elements to the game, I might be reading too much into it but it sounds like more of an arc we can affect as opposed to just very loosely connected occurrences.

It’s been quite a good week from Frontier, they’ve been quite a bit more informative than people are used to :)

Next dev diary showing what station interiors will be like in Odyssey, so that should be pretty neat.

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Tobasco da Gama

Credit where it’s due, they actually did bring this stuff back. I suspect will lose it again the next time Frontier has a licensed game to spit out, but I’ll take it for now.

(But seriously, what happened with the Thargoid invasion?)

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PhoenixDfire

We won the first round by beating them in the witch-Head’s nebula and containing them in the Pleiades.