Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return

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Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return

Post by Cody » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:22 am

This is very interesting indeed!

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David Braben wrote:I loved the richness of the galaxy, but with the benefit of hindsight I think the way the ships flew detracted from the joyous immediacy of those in “Elite”
Music to my ears! If I had any spare cash, I'd be in at the £150 level.

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Diziet Sma » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:42 am

So Elite IV may yet still happen? :twisted:
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by drew » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:36 am

Background images look encouraging.

Minimalist console - check
Missiles - check
Planets with rings - check
Light sources - check
Explosions cool - check
Newtonian flight - Unknown :wink:

I will be pledging some money.

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Davespice » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:54 am

I went for £40+ one, not sure if I would have had time for the beta.
But it looks very exciting :D
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Kasero » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:27 am

Ahhh, very promising indeed.

Going to pledge too :)

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Spooky » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:31 am

Pledged...

/me drums his fingers on the table.

I hate waiting :lol:
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Selezen » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:37 am

Why don't we offer him OUR services to write the new version - or sell him Oolite?

We have an ALREADY enhanced version with kick-ass graphics and bleeding edge technology right here...

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by JazHaz » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:41 am

I've just pledged on this project. Been wanting Elite IV forever it seems lol. Everyone should get on board if they want to see this project realised. Here's the link for the project page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/146 ... -dangerous
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Selezen » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:44 am

Maybe we could do a group pledge - donate on behalf of the oolite forum? Have a planet/star named after our community?

The Aegidian system... I like it...

I'd donate £10 or £20 to that any day.

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:58 am

Oh, my stars ... can it be that space games are making a comeback? Ladies and gentlemen, we must face facts: we are in danger of becoming "hip" ... :D

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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Smivs » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:02 am

Selezen wrote:Maybe we could do a group pledge - donate on behalf of the oolite forum? Have a planet/star named after our community?

The Aegidian system... I like it...
Hmmm, not sure that would go down too well :?
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Geraldine » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:37 am

I pledged £40 so I will be looking forward to March 2014 and yes I agree with Disembodied space sims are back! :D
Of course for us, they never went away :wink:
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Diziet Sma » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:43 am

Smivs wrote:
Selezen wrote:Maybe we could do a group pledge - donate on behalf of the oolite forum? Have a planet/star named after our community?

The Aegidian system... I like it...
Hmmm, not sure that would go down too well :?
Well, if it's a group/community pledge, surely the Oolite system would be more fitting..
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Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

Post by Rese249er » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:44 am

But you can actually pronounce those names! :lol:
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