Horizons Highlights and the Gold ASP Paint Job

So, apparently, Frontier have just released a newsletter with a lot of cool info on the future of Horizons. According to this update, there will be 4 “expansions” coming in the Horizons season:

  • 2.1 – The Engineers (spring 2016) – more loot, “expanded mission system” (let’s just hope they also fix them and make them worth our time), exotic weapons (uhm…) and modules;
  • 2.2 – Guardians (summer 2016) – ship-launched Fighters. Awesome;
  • 2.3 – The Commanders (fall 2016) – finally, the long awaited Commander Creator and Multi-Crew ships;
  • 2.4 – “A secret to be revealed in Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ final expansion!” – I’m thinking maybe aliens? Thargoids or something? I sure hope so…

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I don’t know about you, but I’m quite excited. I can’t wait for the missions revamp, multi-crew ships, the Commander Creator and all the other stuff that’s coming. Elite: Dangerous is getting better and better. I just wish they’d take their time to fix some of the stuff that’s already in the game.

Oh, they’ve also changed things on the Frontier Store. They made it more intuitive. Also, Horizons is now 20% off so if you haven’t bought it yet, get it now.

Gold ASP Explorer

If you already own Horizons, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful Gold Paintjob for the ASP Explorer. A lot of good stuff today from Frontier, I’m happy with my shiny ASP and I can’t wait for the new content to come.

Fly dangerous, CMDRs! See you in space 😉

Ranking in Horizons / 1.5

I’ve been playing Elite: Dangerous since day one. I tried a bit of everything. I was a bounty hunter, an assassin, a trader, a miner, an explorer… Elite is a fun game and (despite all the criticism) it has enough content to keep you hooked. Well, unless you end up grinding for something, then it gets boring. And I just can’t play like that. I hate grinding. I can’t play games who make you grind like a mindless zombie…

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Why I eventually linked E:D to Steam

Well, one week ago I thought I’d never link my Elite: Dangerous account to Steam. Why? Because it seemed unfair at the time. Why should my money go to Valve and not FDev?

Well, it all changed today when Horizons got released. If you can call that a “release”. First announced for 16:00 GMT, postponed for 18:00 GMT. Three different launchers, nobody knew exactly which was which. “Get the blue one!” – yeah, cool. I got the blue one. Install Horizons! Wow, I’m finnaly gonna get to land on planets and all that fun stuff. Awesome! No, not really… I have a 100 Mbps connection and all I got was…

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Seriously, FDev? On Facebook groups dedicated to the game some show screenshots with 10+ Mbps and some are at ~0.05 Mbps. Didn’t we all pay the same for your game, FDev? Is this what you call fair game? Well, I don’t. So, if Steam can help me play YOUR game sooner than you can (apparently in about 12 hours now since the download speed went even lower) then yeah, I think they should have some of my money. Too bad 🙁