Patch 2.4 out now

Tuesday 26th September, 2017 · Posted by Roguey · Comment 0 comments ·
The long awaited 2.4 patch for Elite Dangerous is now out. The main feature being the ability to engage the Thargoids in battle. The Thargoids are an advance alien race, capable of much destruction. However still very little is known about them.

Some of the other major changes in patch 2.4 include;

  • increased map plotting range (now up-to 20,000ly),
  • Crime and punishment changes for PvP players (rebuy/bounty),
  • and changed planetary scan missions, so only one mission will complete with each scan,

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The changes to planetary scan missions could mean places such as Quince are dead. In the past you could generate a lot of money from planetary scan missions, as one scan would complete all of them. So its understandable why Frontier did something about it, all-be-it rather late. You might be able to scan the beacon multiple times, but this would still effect how profitable these missions are. I also thought that all missions would be effected by this change, not just planetary scan missions as mentioned in the patch nodes?

As for the changes for map plotting range, this very welcomed. You can now plot some very long routes. In the past the maximum route you could plot was 1,000ly, which meant it was a bit of pain to route to places such as Colonia (which are around 22k from the human bubble). The route plotting is much faster too, which is also welcomed.

The patch notes of 2.4 does have a lot of things which are hidden at this stage (as shown here). It also appears there is no Type 10, which we saw the place-holder in the closed beta. Maybe its due a latter date? Maybe not at all.

Anyway, good luck commanders,

Ship compare

Monday 31st July, 2017 · Posted by Roguey · Comment 4 comments ·
Over the past few days ive been working a ship comparison section - making it easier to compare ships in Elite: Dangerous. Sometimes its nice to compare ships side-by-side. Hopefully the new section will allow you to do that and be useful. The ship comparison section can be found by either clicking the picture below or by a link on the ship page. I have also added the ability to share your comparison with others via a share-link. Hope it helps;

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New alien mission from Professor Palin

Saturday 22nd July, 2017 · Posted by Roguey · Comment 2 comments ·
Just a quick heads-up; it appears that Professor Palin is offering a new alien mission to complete. To get the mission you will need to dock at Obsidian Orbital in Maia. After docking at the station you should get new message in your inbox. If not, try leaving the system and re-dock at the station.

The mission itself requires you to collect 4 unknown technology samples. These can be found at the Active Unknown Structures (found here), but before you head-out make sure you have a Corrosion Resistant Cargo Rack (Professor Palin sells those) and UA / UP or UL. You can find one of those at HIP 17694, planet: B 7 F, coordinates: 17.9523, -96.7690. When you get close enough you should see Unknown XXX on scanner.

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There is also a forum post on the new mission which can be found here.

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