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New Elite game on Kickstarter!

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  • 13lake13lake Posts: 295Member Uncommon
    First video on the 19th day, imagine the boost in pledges if it had been put out 10 days ago, I fear David needs better marketing and hyping, I have no doubt in whether this will deliever, but advertising and small updates leave much to be desired.
  • TorgrimTorgrim GothenburgPosts: 2,088Member
    Originally posted by CobraMKIII

    First gameplay video released.

    Link

     

     

    Looks like there is no newtonian flightmodel like the other Elite games.

    Personly I never liked newtonian flightmodel  I like this model that was shown here, feels more like good old  classic ww2 dogfights :)

    If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  • UserUndeletedUserUndeleted SomewherePosts: 121Member
    Originally posted by 13lake
    First video on the 19th day, imagine the boost in pledges if it had been put out 10 days ago, I fear David needs better marketing and hyping, I have no doubt in whether this will deliever, but advertising and small updates leave much to be desired.

    Valid points shared by many of the fans, including me. I do think Frontier have gone into this somewhat unprepared, David Braben has had to be proded and poked by pledgers to update and maintain the Kickstarter page, which isn't encouraging at all.
    Having said that, nobody ever said you have to reveal everything about your project on day 1...

  • UserUndeletedUserUndeleted SomewherePosts: 121Member
    Originally posted by Torgrim
    Originally posted by CobraMKIII

    First gameplay video released.

    Link

     

     

    Looks like there is no newtonian flightmodel like the other Elite games.

    Personly I never liked newtonian flightmodel  I like this model that was shown here, feels more like good old  classic ww2 dogfights :)

    Newtonian will be in, don't know how exactly but it's confirmed in the games FAQ. David Braben has been critical of Frontier's combat though, so it looks like he's on the wright track.

  • TorgrimTorgrim GothenburgPosts: 2,088Member
    Originally posted by CobraMKIII
    Originally posted by Torgrim
    Originally posted by CobraMKIII

    First gameplay video released.

    Link

     

     

    Looks like there is no newtonian flightmodel like the other Elite games.

    Personly I never liked newtonian flightmodel  I like this model that was shown here, feels more like good old  classic ww2 dogfights :)

    Newtonian will be in, don't know how exactly but it's confirmed in the games FAQ. David Braben has been critical of Frontier's combat though, so it looks like he's on the wright track.

     

    Liked the dogfight in that video, with newtonian it wont be dogfight per say

     

    If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  • 13lake13lake Posts: 295Member Uncommon
    Newtonian with Fly-By-Wire, imagine F-35 style probably similar to Star Citizens, no direct control over all thrusters.
  • Yeah I hope they go for fly-by-wire controls in Elite as well. Coupled with newtonian physics that should make for intuitive controls with some interesting emergent situations being possible.
  • RydesonRydeson Canton, OHPosts: 3,858Member Uncommon
          I was first excited about Elite making a comeback.. but not now..  In watching the youtube video there was an area that he talked about how a 3rd person can jump into an existing fight and win..  That is the issue I have with EVE for the limited 14 day trial I had.. I hate playing open world non-concentual PvP..  I enjoyed Elte original in the 80's because it was primary PvE against the AI..  It looks like this new Elite wants to make it all "free for all"... Sorry, I don't find it the least enjoyable to work your ass off in defeating a AI npc, only to have another player come in and dust my clock, since I'm down to 30% armor and take everything..... FORK that..
  • There's a new video out where he says you can play it single player. So if you want to avoid getting ganked and play it like the old games that would be a good option.
  • 13lake13lake Posts: 295Member Uncommon
    Shhsh don't tell him that, now you've confused him, he doesn't know what to write anymore, cause there isn't anything to complain about anymore :P
  • Funding jumped a good bit since that developer diary.
  • OgrelinOgrelin JonkopingPosts: 636Member

    Backers 12,730
    £586,119 pledged of £1,250,000 goal
    39 days to go

  • OgrelinOgrelin JonkopingPosts: 636Member

    Lots of pledges the last 24h

    Backers 12,967
    £594,325 pledged of £1,250,000 goal
    38 days to go

  • AsboAsbo ManchesterPosts: 796Member Uncommon

    I'm not pledging to this game as I've pledged for another, however this kickstarter idea is all well and good, but I've not seen or played a game which has been made yet from this business model . Until which time that there is some tangible evidence that these people are selling a completed finish product, then I'm afraid I'll not be spending more money for a game which is not worth any more than any other box set sold to me after those developers paid up front to provide it to me.

    This business model should be given a chance of course, but the gaming public have to be careful or we could all end up paying $500 or £300 to play a game only worth around £30 or $45.

    Bandit

    Asbo

  • UserUndeletedUserUndeleted SomewherePosts: 121Member
    Originally posted by NightBandit

    I'm not pledging to this game as I've pledged for another, however this kickstarter idea is all well and good, but I've not seen or played a game which has been made yet from this business model . Until which time that there is some tangible evidence that these people are selling a completed finish product, then I'm afraid I'll not be spending more money for a game which is not worth any more than any other box set sold to me after those developers paid up front to provide it to me.

    This business model should be given a chance of course, but the gaming public have to be careful or we could all end up paying $500 or £300 to play a game only worth around £30 or $45.

    Bandit

    Frontier Developments have a good reputation for me. Being a long time Elite fan I had no problem offering money so that they can make a game that I would like to play, and I am prepared to loose that money for it (they don't actually take any money unless they meet or exceed their target). It's not like I got all hyped up and threw them hundreds of £'s that I don't have :P

  • OgrelinOgrelin JonkopingPosts: 636Member

    Backers 13,278
    £610,955 pledged of £1,250,000 goal
    36 days to go

  • OgrelinOgrelin JonkopingPosts: 636Member

    50% today

    Backers 13,426
    £620,739 pledged of £1,250,000 goal
    35 days to go

  • ThaneThane berlinPosts: 2,230Member Uncommon

    elite. my first love.

     

    and THAT, kids, is what people mean when they talk about sandbox games :)

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • UserUndeletedUserUndeleted SomewherePosts: 121Member

    Dev Diary 2 released.

    This diary features David talking about how worlds & governments will change over time, and how that will affect the neighbouring systems, and player choices.

    Elite: Dangerous on Kickstarter

     

    Here's a look at the previous games in the series for those of you unfamiliar with them.

    Elite

    Frontier: Elite 2

    Frontier: First Encounters

    If you're interested in playing any of these old games, you can get them here, or here.

  • OgrelinOgrelin JonkopingPosts: 636Member

    Backers 14,093
    £653,331 pledged of £1,250,000 goal
    31 days to go

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,047Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Thane

    elite. my first love.

     

    and THAT, kids, is what people mean when they talk about sandbox games :)

    Couldnt agree more.

    Elite is still listed as no1 best game of all times for me.

     

    I am inclined to believe Star Citizen will be all better. Simply I think C.R produced much more modern versions of Elite and took it in the right direction. While Braben stagnated it, and basically didnt produce much at all.

    But who is to say that two great Elite(like) games can not exist head to head :)

     

    Though The big question on everyones mind is : will this be a mmo , or simply smale scale co op multiplayer game.

     

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  • MumboJumboMumboJumbo LondonPosts: 3,221Member
    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Originally posted by Thane

    elite. my first love.

     

    and THAT, kids, is what people mean when they talk about sandbox games :)

    Couldnt agree more.

    Elite is still listed as no1 best game of all times for me.

     

    I am inclined to believe Star Citizen will be all better. Simply I think C.R produced much more modern versions of Elite and took it in the right direction. While Braben stagnated it, and basically didnt produce much at all.

    But who is to say that two great Elite(like) games can not exist head to head :)

     

    Though The big question on everyones mind is : will this be a mmo , or simply smale scale co op multiplayer game.

     

    My impressions exactly. Be interested to see what Mr. (Sir?) Braben can do with procedural generation.

  • OgrelinOgrelin JonkopingPosts: 636Member

    Not many 20£ pledge-slots left now, so make it now to get a cheap and great game in 2014!

    Backers 14,249
    £658,405 pledged of £1,250,000 goal
    30 days to go

  • OgrelinOgrelin JonkopingPosts: 636Member

    Mini jonty Friday today kl 13.00 CET /12.00 GMT, everyone pledges an extra 1£.

    http://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2928

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member

    damn this is going too slow for my taste, DB really could need some more advertising.

     

    guess I'll upgrade my pledge one more time.

     

    I want this game so badly!!

    Secrets of Dragon?s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

    Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
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    The Return of ELITE !
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