Elite Dangerous

8 Multicrew in Elite Dangerous. Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous’ Beta Update – Eating Multi-Crow

Paramemetic 2017-04-06

Last week, Frontier released the fifth Beta patch for Horizons 2.3, and in what has become predictable Frontier style, reverted key elements of the headline feature to ensure that it was neither fun nor worthwhile. I wish I could say that this was something I expected all along, but like thousands of other players, I…

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First Player-Owned System Conquered in Elite Dangerous

Paramemetic 2017-03-29

The War for Xihe In January, the Diamond Frogs began their move to take over the Xihe system, previously held by a player faction known as Space Poultry. Space Poultry was placed in the Xihe system as system controllers with the second or third wave of player factions, and since then had done little to…

2 Multicrew in Elite Dangerous. Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous: 2.3 Beta Impressions

Paramemetic 2017-03-23

Frontier opened up the beta for the Elite Dangerous 2.3 update several weeks ago, initially lacking its flagship multicrew functionality. The character creator has been more or less exactly as advertised, with players able to work with over 50 presets for each gender and a very robust editor allowing for creations ranging from beautiful to…

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Elite Dangerous Update Livestream Highlights Commander Creator, More

Paramemetic 2017-02-15

As the beta for the next update in the Horizons line approaches at the end of this month, Frontier announced that there would be two livestreams this week to demo the new features. Thursday’s livestream will cover multicrew, about which I am already very excited after the feature announcement a few weeks ago. Today’s livestream…

5 Multicrew in Elite Dangerous. Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous 2.3 – The Best of All Possible Crews

Paramemetic 2017-02-03

Frontier’s long-awaited multicrew update for Elite: Dangerous has been announced and will enter beta testing at the end of this month. Despite a history of critically bad decisions, it actually looks really, really good. Multicrew was announced as part of Horizons last year, but prolonged development of previous updates, partly a result of having to…

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Guardians Patch 2.2.03 is the shot in the arm Elite Dangerous needed

Paramemetic 2017-01-16

Last July, Frontier announced the beginning of the Guardians 2.2.03 Patch Beta Test, which would focus on stability and general tweaks and fixes as well as widespread balance adjustments to ships, weapons, engineering, and so on. In short, Patch 2.2.03 became a course-correction and adjustment of everything in the game. Over time, the addition of…

3 Elite Dangerous, Adder Fiction

Elite Dangerous – Tales from the Black VI

FroggyStorm 2017-01-14

Previous entries in the Tales from the Black series Part I of Tales from the Black Part II Tales from the Black Part III Tales from the Black Part IV Tales from the Black Part V Tales from the Black The False Trail Even though I had found an adoptive home of sorts it didn’t…

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Diamond Frogs invade Xihe, find rare commodity: fun

Paramemetic 2017-01-12

Long time Elite players still foolish enough to have hope for the game can take some comfort in the latest news out of the Capricorni sector. Last November, the Diamond Frogs private military organization expanded their faction into the nearby Xihe system, home to Zhen Dock and the rare Xihe Biomorphic Companion good. This move…

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Elite: Dangerous: The Thargoids are Coming

FroggyStorm 2017-01-08

THE THARGOIDS ARE COMING THE THARGOIDS ARE COMING! Over the last 24 hours, the E:D communities of Reddit and elsewhere have been in an uproar. The long-awaited alien menace of the Thargoids have finally been sighted, though sighted might be a misnomer, as they began pulling commanders out of witch space for a thorough probing….

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Elite Dangerous – Tales from the Black Part V

FroggyStorm 2016-12-11

Previous entries of the Tales from the Black series Part I of Tales from the Black Part II Tales from the Black Part III Tales from the Black Part IV Tales from the Black A Timely Feast I was quickly interrupted in my moment of repose by a very insistent and desperate functionary. Mr. Harrell…

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Colonia: Same as it Ever Was

Paramemetic 2016-12-09

Elite: Dangerous, Frontier Developments’ arcade spaceflight and galactic trucking simulator, had a promising launch in a simulated galaxy that promised players a persistent, multiplayer experience, where you could play how you want and be who you want – in space. Unfortunately, it has never quite lived up to the hype. Questionable design decisions like the use…

3 An Imperial Clipper near a ringed gas giant in Elite Dangerous. Editorial

Elite Dangerous: A Study in Differences

FroggyStorm 2016-12-01

Elite is not Eve. In many ways, Eve will forever stand alone as a game that has defined what a MMO can become when the social element transcends what is possible within the software of the game itself. Elite Dangerous does, however, share a rather surprising number of aspects with Eve. In this piece I…

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Elite Dangerous – Tales from the Black IV

FroggyStorm 2016-11-27

This is the fourth episode of the Elite Dangerous – Tales from the Black travel journal. Previous entries of the Tales from the Black series Part I of Tales from the Black Part II Tales from the Black Part III Tales from the Black Moving Goal Posts Having evaded my foe with only a little…

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Elite: Dangerous – too much immersion leads to drowning

Paramemetic 2016-11-24

I’ve been playing Elite for nearly two years, and I run the logistics and human resources for one of the largest organizations in the game: the Diamond Frogs. I think Elite remains the best arcade space flight simulator on the market, and I think it will continue to be that for the foreseeable future. In…