He he he, nice to see the coverage. I have to say I don't like FD's decision to populate the centre. It used to be an adventure to go there and come back alive, now that charm is gone. But ok, we're pressing on. IMO most of the gankers are gone by now, especially since waypoint no. 8 was positioned well above the galactic plane and a warship would have serious problems getting there as the stars are so far apart. But I guess some would be willing to lose some armour and so forth just to have another go so we'll be staying in private group for the duration.
Last night a group jump was organized, I'll post pics later. Definitely quite an experience to see some 60 ships gathered and jumping at the same time. For some reasons unknown to mankind, the servers held up and we were able to play the game some more.
Back in August, we mentioned that the team had begun work on the next major era of Elite. We believe this will be a defining moment in the history of the game and it will be our biggest update yet.
In that post, we explained that the content was still very early in development, so we won’t be ready to announce it for a while. To give this more context, in order to realise the ambition for this update, and the size and scope of the content we wish to bring to the Elite Dangerous galaxy, we estimate this major milestone will be ready by the latter half of 2020.
As development progresses, we will share more news and announcements on features, as well as timelines regarding this upcoming content for Elite. We can understand that having a long wait for news can be frustrating, but we truly believe that this will be the single most impactful update for our community. Having a development team dedicated to this milestone is our continued and unwavering commitment to making Elite Dangerous the most authentic, ambitious, and expansive evolving space game in the world.
As mentioned in our previous post, this new era will be paid for content and all lifetime expansion pass owners will have this included in their pass.
I find the announcement great, at least we have a confirmation that there will further development of the game, by now some started speculating that the work will halt as the game is not exactly new any more.
As Thor posted, the expedition is going strong, we're doing a mining community goal right now. Unclear whether it is done for the station, as was said previously, or we're actually building a megaship, as the CG mission description says. Whatever, doing some mining is a good distraction from the travel. Also Erazem LOVES to see asteroids being blown apart. Me, too.