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Elite: KickStarter


Nov 8th 2012


Ep 94: Spray on pants

posts 26


Hey guys,

Long time no speak.  Playstation is currently suffering the yellow light of death and I'm suffering crappy work making me miserable syndrome.


Anyhoo, I thought this bit of news was worth sharing, as no doubt every one of us was touched in some way (not in a BBC Radio DJ type way) by this game.


I checked around an no-one else seems to have mentioned it yet.  Of course I may have blatantly missed it, so forgive me and feel free to merge threads or berate my for my inattentive attitude.

So big, mega, gaming news…



Nice Apples! awesome

Nov 8th 2012



Ep 88: Welease Woger

posts 56


Thanks for sharing.

awesomeThis is good news indeed!awesome

Not terribly sure about the name though?

Nov 9th 2012

Mesozoic Prinny

Face it, reality is still in beta.

Ep 19: Built in Fleshlight

posts 1360


Post edited 17:44 – Nov 9th 2012 by Mesozoic Prinny

Agreed, the name is a bit pants, but I assume it's a reference to the pilot rankings

To be quite honest, if they'd called it 'Elite: Turd on a Stick' I'd still buy it. Hopefully I'll have enough money to sign up to the beta before the kickstarter's done.

 There goes my pants' elastic…

Dec 3rd 2012


Ep 94: Spray on pants

posts 26


Thought I'd bump this as I recently backed it myself for £20.  They're almost half way through some interesting developer updates on the main page.


However the main reason I posted is to encourage others to have a dabble in backing the project.  Now I've got no affiliation with this project at all other than really wanting to see this game made.  Hell, I don't even own a PC so will have to get one nearer the time.


Just thinking with most of us being midlifers we probably remember the original with great fondness and I'm really excitied about what this could be on modern technology if it gets funded.


Anyhoo, here's an interesting update on where they are…




To be fair, I think their timing for this is a little off.  To push for funding over Christmas time was always going to be a risk.


Apples! smile

Dec 9th 2012


Worksop, Notts

Ep 96: Biddy Fiddler

posts 15


Backed it too… hope this gets off the ground.

Miss-spent youth farming fuel from suns, humming blue danube and avoiding thargoid warships. laugh

Dec 19th 2012

Rotten ICE


Ep 76: Bleaching Uranus

posts 125


This looks good, if they increased the £20 slots I'd back it but that's my limit for a kickstart. 

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Jan 2nd 2013


Ep 94: Spray on pants

posts 26


Another quick bump. 


Loads of updates to see now, as well as new pledge levels and stretch goals for a Mac version.


56 hours to go, looks like they'll make it.  The prospect of this game is just too much.


I bumped to £80 so I can get all the future DRM.  Don't tell the wife!  DRM-wise they are planning on having full realised planets with weather systems, terrain, wildlife.  They also want to allow you to leave you ship and walk around the space-stations or even board someone elses ship and steal it!



Now I need to plan a PC for next year…oh-yeah

Jan 6th 2013


In orbit around Pluto.

Ep 61: Awesome Ruler

posts 298


I brought into this and if anyone is interested in co-oping/guilding when it comes out I'd be up for that… perhaps as a pirate guild *Yarrrr*

May 9th 2014

Sacked Matt


Ep 98: Wave 'em up

posts 6


Has anyone here spent more money than their other half could imagine on getting access to the imminent Beta version of this? I threw them a few more pounds recently for access to the single player demo in advance of the real initial Beta at the end of this month. The game certainly looks like it will have plenty of depth and is very easy on the eye. They keep on releasing newsletters full of mind-blowing stuff they're putting in the game… the heat management mechanic is interesting and the scale of the galaxy they're simulating is jaw-dropping.

May 27th 2014

Scott Frabisna

Ep 82: You're motoring

posts 82


Yep, I signed up for the Premium Beta, which should go live 30th May. Looking forward to getting my hands on it!

May 30th 2014

Sacked Matt


Ep 98: Wave 'em up

posts 6


Downloaded, installed, spent most of an hour configuring controls (not quite how I want them yet), docked, got a bit bewildered at the choice of kit for ships, found some cargo, worked out how to hyperspace elsewhere, super-cruised towards a station orbiting a ringed planet, was just admiring the staggering beauty of said planet when… my router stopped talking to my PC. Gutted. I hope I can fix it and get flying again. This game is going to occupy a LOT of time.

Jun 2nd 2014

Caliburn M

The Shire

Ep 62: Dropped your ring?

posts 286


Is looking good but can't justify spending  £100 frown Will just have to wait and perhaps play elite on my speccie or frontier on my ST smile

Jun 18th 2014

Sacked Matt


Ep 98: Wave 'em up

posts 6


I don't think people are supposed to spend £100 just to play the game. It really is barely a game at the moment. The price of the beta, for me at least, was a contribution to make sure the game went ahead and a thank you for the hours and hours of enjoyment I took from the original.


At the moment there isn't a lot to do with just the five systems available and there are major things missing. Things like the in-system travel and hyperspace look clunky to me at the moment, but I assume they will be polished up a few times over the coming months. The game is generally beautiful though and it looks like there will be masses of depth in both the career options and the ways you handle your ship and its systems.


Frontier have mentioned a new beta release is due soon with more systems to visit. Hopefully there will be some more features rolled out too. It does feel like they have a feature list as long as Mr Tickle's arms and you have to wonder what is going to get rolled on to a future expansion because it can't be completed in time for the main release.

Jul 11th 2014

Scott Frabisna

Ep 82: You're motoring

posts 82


I'm loving this, true the playing "area" is intentionally small at the moment, so there has been a bit of griefing, but it's not as bad as some on the Elite forums are making out. a recent patch, lots of bugs fixed, some of the mechanics have smoothed out. the Standard beta is due to start on the 29th July with plenty more features added, including Law enforcement, fuel mechanics and hopefully a much more expanded area to play in and some graphics and gameplay tweaks, including solar flares/ mass ejections from the stars, have a look at the link below.




I know Uncle Fista has been playing and he having a good time as well, by all accounts. I would urge any of you that have an interest in Space trading/exploration, or even if you just like the look of it, to give this a whirl. there is a bit of a learning curve, but the game is not that complicated, some of the threads on the Frontier forums might give you the impression that the game is super complicated and completely unforgiving, not the case in my experience.


This is going to be very special.

Jul 12th 2014

Sacked Matt


Ep 98: Wave 'em up

posts 6


I think the next beta version is going to feel a hell of a lot more complete and all the graphical or detail tweaks they are showing look like serious improvements over what is an already impressive achievement. I managed to make a few thousand credits in one of the combat zones last night, flying around a burning imperial capital ship – enough to fit better weaponry to the basic ship and maybe earn some faster cash. If I get a couple more hours I might be able to start making some headway towards a Cobra or better.

Even now it isn't really forcing you to play in a particular way. Combat is probably the quickest way to get started, but with a bigger ship and enough working capital I am sure you could trade yourself a fortune without firing a shot.

It still feels terrifyingly ambitious – I wonder if the initial release will get a mild drubbing in the press for its limitations, but another year or two down the line the expansions leave it seen as a major achievement in gaming.

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