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    • #4633
      AvatarFox Carignan
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      If you haven’t already, you should all take a look at the newest edition of the Frontier Developments Newsletter.  It details  many new features that will be introduced in the Horizons expansion season including but not limited to:

      Commander Creator, a character customization option which ties into…

      Multi-Crew Ships!  Commanders of ships with more than 1 seat will now be able to invite other commanders onto the ship to split up the work load of operating systems like weapons, flight and…

      Fighter Docking Bays!  Ships suck as the Anaconda will be able to carry small craft inside of their docking bay, for use either by AI or any of the bridge crew!  In the Anaconda description it is mentioned a Sidewinder can fit in the docking bay, but in the newsletter they showed a Condor flying out of one.  This hopefully means that to anyone disappointed that they could not take an F63 outside of CQC will hopefully be able to.

      Lastly, as was previously announced but I felt the need to include it anyway.  Loot and Crafting, is a subject I would love to hear some feedback on.  I don’t know how they will implement it so I can’t come up with an opinion for it as of yet.  What are your thoughts?

      Fly safe Commanders,

      HIP 20199 - Assistant to the Custodian

      An Epitome of Elegance... And Class

    • #4634
      AvatarNZSimian
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      All of this pales in comparison to one feature:

      COMMANDER BRABEN BOBBLEHEAD – PRE ORDER

      😉

      Multi crewed ships? Hell yeah!

      Your co-pilot finding out too late that you’re going on a quick, 150,000 LY tour of the Galaxy? Hell yeah!

      Mutinies? Hell yeah!

      In frontier, some larger ships were impossible to pilot unless you had the crew, which could mean weeks (game time), waiting in ports to hire people.

      And if you couldn’t/wouldn’t pay them, they’d up and leave.

      I wonder how that would work…?

    • #4635
      AvatarFox Carignan
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      True.  The bobbleheads are the most important of all the changes!  This will change the experience for everyone!

      HIP 20199 - Assistant to the Custodian

      An Epitome of Elegance... And Class

      • #4658
        AvatarBaron von Schnellenstein
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        The bobbleheads are the most important of all the changes!

        ^^^ What he said! ^^^

        Seriously though, if all of this is coming in “Season 2”, along with linked missions and is of sufficient quality (unlike powerplay), every dot-point release might very well make most punters happy.

        That was _quite_ a dev update. Hopefully, this means FD have the ‘foundation’ about where they want it. Bully for FD if they can get all of this in and done well!


        Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
      • #4663
        AvatarFox Carignan
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        You remind me of what I’ve been worrying about.  I am wondering if they will be able to deliver the new updates to a high standard.  Of course I hope they do, but I cannot help but be skeptical.

        HIP 20199 - Assistant to the Custodian

        An Epitome of Elegance... And Class

    • #4637
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      Multi crew ships.  Who wants to come fly with The Queen? 🙂

      I may or may not have just wet myself.

      My question is this; will they form part of the wing or do they become part of the one ship meaning Pilot, 2 crew members and 3 wingmen?  I hope and pray it’s the latter.  I’ve wanted this since day 1.

      I wonder with Commander Creator have they considered the EA Sports system of scanning your own face into the game?  How awesome would it be to see YOU flying your ship!!

    • #4639
      AvatarNZSimian
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      I wonder with Commander Creator have they considered the EA Sports system of scanning your own face into the game?

      I’ve already scanned my face…  You don’t need to wonder what I look like IRL – I’m using it as my avatar here 😉

       

       

    • #4641
      AvatarHazara
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      ^^ truth

    • #4642
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      I wonder how many Aisling Lookalikes we will get

    • #4643
      AvatarDan Dority
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      I think I’ve finally been convinced to pre-order Horizons. I’d still like to see something added to exploration but who knows, that might happen more quietly.

       

      For anyone interested in watching the presentation at EGX:

      • #4653
        AvatarFox Carignan
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        What of Planetary Landings?  If they add enough interesting and rare stuff on planet surfaces it might convince me to start to planetary exploration.  Seems like a big addition to the career field?

        HIP 20199 - Assistant to the Custodian

        An Epitome of Elegance... And Class

    • #4647
      AvatarSketchy
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      Good posts crew. Thanks for keeping us informed.

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