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Old December 19 2012, 07:18 PM   #16
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

Played it extensively on the BBC micro back in the day, and revisited it briefly as Frontier: Elite II in '93, but what time I have left is too previous to devote to yet another revisit, no matter how good the eye candy is. I'll pass.
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Old December 26 2012, 10:40 AM   #17
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

9 days left in the campaign and Elite is at £955000. Christmas time slowed things down a bit.
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Old December 27 2012, 03:17 PM   #18
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

I sincerely doubt this is going to make another £300k in 8 days
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Old December 27 2012, 07:24 PM   #19
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I sincerely doubt this is going to make another £300k in 8 days
We'll see, Elite just passed £1,000,000 milestone.
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Old December 29 2012, 11:29 PM   #20
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

It's looking likely that this will get funded now. There's less than £180k to raise over the next six days which is £30k a day and it's been getting about that for the last couple of weeks. And if things ramp up towards the end like with other kickstarters then this should be a done deal... hopefully...
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Old December 31 2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

Now at £1,128,991 with 4 days to go - it should make the target fairly easily despite my apathy.
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Old January 2 2013, 07:34 PM   #22
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Elite: Dangerous just reach its target of £1,250,000 with 52 hours to go in the campaign.

Edit: And coincidentally, today is David Braben's birthday.
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Old January 3 2013, 12:54 PM   #23
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Quite happy to have been wrong about this. Very interested to see what a modern Elite turns out like.
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Old January 3 2013, 01:11 PM   #24
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

Seems that Dara O'Briain might have been responsible for the late surge in donations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20897768

Good for him, I say.
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Old November 28 2014, 07:11 PM   #25
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

Thought I would revive this rather than start fresh. I have been watching loads of videos about this in recent days and I WANT this game so bad so glad release in December 16th I believe is not far off. Love the idea of it and the future updates with planet and station explorations + maybe even ability to spacewalk to make repairs all sound awesome.

Been looking at HOTAS for the controls and might go with the Thrust-Master as an inexpensive choice So anyone still looking forward to this or took part in the beta's ?
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Old November 29 2014, 08:44 AM   #26
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

I was a bit disappointed that they are making it always online. I saw quite a bit of anger about that around the place, even someone comparing it to the mess that was Sim City. Still very interested in the game, but I do wish that games wouldn't make SP require a constant online connection.
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Old December 16 2014, 05:45 PM   #27
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I'm impressed by the scale of this game and would love to play it, but unfortunately I don't own a decent PC at the moment, and don't really have any intention of dropping £500+ on one in the foreseeable future. Here's hoping that they'll move forward with a PS4/XB1 port at some point.
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Old December 16 2014, 05:56 PM   #28
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Re: Elite IV: Elite Dangerous due March 2014 !

The new crop of space sims like Elite IV and Star Citizen has me seriously considering buying a desktop PC again because i've been itching for a good space combat game with modern technology.

Since PS4 ports are unlikely it's PC (and there is something a true flightstick can bring to gaming that a gamepad never will).

I have a 4 year old laptop which is fine for internet browsing and data storage but gaming wise it's now on the low end (not that i game that much anymore but when even turn based strategy games play at medium setting at best it may be time).
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Old December 21 2014, 01:17 AM   #29
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Just brought it and installing now...can't wait
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Old December 29 2014, 08:46 PM   #30
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So anyone still looking forward to this or took part in the beta's ?
I put in a backing pledge just as the campaign was nearing its target way back then. I didn't actually know about it until reading about it here.

I've since played the Alpha and all the Beta and the first Gamma stages, and am having a go at the release version now. It's been quite a journey to see the game evolve from a space flight demo shooting radioactive waste canisters, all the way to a reasonably featured space travel and fighting and trading game where one can even fly all the way to the Galactic Centre and back (ahem). I for one can't get enough of it. Once they start development on planetary landing and leaving/walking around the spaceship, things are going to change even more.

There's currently a cash prize contest for the first player to reach Elite in any or all the disciplines of combat, trade and exploration, the main rules being that you fly in open play (and so be at risk of being blown up by other players) only, and you start a brand new game at a basic level. Seeing as they kindly let us Gamma players keep our saves for launch instead of wiping them, I'm glad to say that I'm not taking part in that particular contest - as otherwise I'd have had to give all of this up:

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