Focused Feedback Forums & Livestreams

Note: Date for Squadrons has been changed by Frontier to the 8th May.

On the 2nd May 2018 Frontier announced that the Focused Feedback Forums would be re-appearing for various topics. You can see the post here, or below. Links

“Greetings Commanders,

“While we’re hard at work on the next update for Elite Dangerous Beyond 3.1, we wanted to share our plans for the Focused Feedback Forum, and when you’ll see particular topics come up for discussion.

“The Focused Feedback Forum, for those who don’t know, is an area of the forum where we describe and explain our concepts for future features coming as part of Elite Dangerous Beyond. When the forum post goes live, we then welcome constructive and focused feedback from our community on each topic. Previous Focused Feedback Forum discussions have proven to be extremely useful for development, so we wanted to get things going as soon as possible in order to best consider your suggestions.

“We’d like to thank you again for all of your feedback across social media, the forums and direct messages. Although the Focused Feedback Forums give us a place to focus on specific topics, we still pass on every suggestion and comment to the development team for consideration.

“It’s important to note that the following list and dates are not final, and we have to allow for some flexibility. You may also see other topics pop up in addition to those listed below, we will keep you up to date when or if we’re adding any more discussion topics. Please note that the topics will overlap (as you can clearly see below) – this allows us to keep the discussion topics open for as long as possible, and gather as much information as we need. The main topic will be introduced, followed up by the inclusion and announcement of sub topics relating to the original discussion. As well as opening up the forums for discussion, we’ll also be hosting live streaming discussions with the developers on each topic. We’ll give you more information on these streams as we solidify the schedule.

Estimated start dates

Squadrons Discussion
8th May

Mining Discussion
28th May

Exploration/Codex 
18th June

“Thanks again for your continued support and feedback, we’re very excited to share our ideas with you.

“Ed and the Elite Dangerous team”

Elite: Dangerous – The End for Apple Mac

On the 26th April 2018 Frontier announced that with the release of the Quarter 4 update of the free Beyond series Elite: Dangerous will no longer be playable to anyone on an Apple Mac. The full text is below and here.

“Hello Commanders,

“It is with great sadness that we must announce the upcoming end of Elite Dangerous on Mac.

“Firstly, we want to reassure you that this decision did not come lightly and is something that we have been investigating for some time. As many of you will know, despite our best efforts, we have been unable to bring Elite Dangerous Horizons to Mac since launch due to technical barriers. With the planned improvements coming in our Chapter Four update of the Beyond season we have felt it necessary to make this difficult decision in order to allow us to bring in content and features in the way that we felt was best for the overall Elite Dangerous experience. It is for this reason that we wanted to give you as much notice as possible. With the release of the Q4 update, coming towards the end of the year, you will no longer be able to play Elite Dangerous on Mac. As soon as we have a date of the update to share, we will do so here.

“At the point of the Q4 update, you will no longer be able to access Elite Dangerous products through the Mac OS. However, you will still be able to log into your account on PC (or via Bootcamp.)

“We hope you will understand why we have taken this course of action and would encourage those of you who have questions or concerns, to please contact our Support Team HERE who are on hand and ready to help!

“Thanks again,

Ed and the Elite Dangerous team”

Radio Lave: Mission Q&A

On the 27th March 2018 Radio Lave did an interview with Adam Bourke-Waite of Frontier on the way missions work in the game, what they involve and how they have evolved.  One interesting piece of information is that as of the weekend of 24th March there have been 1,673,246 completed missions. You can find the interview here starting at 18 mins 20 seconds.

3.0.3 – Update #2

On the 15th March 2018 Frontier gave another update regarding the 3.0.3 patch update. You can read it below or on the Frontier website, here.


“Hi everyone,

“As you might have guessed, update 3.0.3 will occur sometime next week and we’ll confirm with you the date and time in the near future.

“Aside from the list we mentioned here, we have information about some of the issues reported in this thread:

  • Material package for the affected players of the Guardian Power Plant issue.

    Material packages have been sent out to affected players. If you haven’t received yours, please contact our Customer Support team here.

  • Material drops at settlements provide only one item instead of three.

    Please see here.

  • Broken turrets on the Anaconda.

    Edit: This should have been resolved in 3.0.3.

  • Transmitter relating to the Eagle Eye Mystery located in Huveang De doesn’t appear to transmit its full message, just repeats the first part before mentioning the next system location.

    This is not a bug, and was intended.

  • Powerplay bounties cause a ship to become permanently ‘hot’ and subject to ‘hotness’ penalties for ship transfer.

    This is something we’re currently investigating and if you have reports about this please ensure they’re reported in the bug report section. 

  • Ram Tah mission disappearing
  • Decimals in the System Map. Should be a minor reversion to how it was in 2.4 and any time prior in the game before 3.0 Beta, and 3.0 live.

    These should now be fixed in 3.0.3.

  • Materials should automatically add themselves to the ignore list once they’re maxed out, and un-ignore once you’ve gone below the maximum.

    For 3.0.3 materials that you have maxed out should become auto-ignored.

“We will continue to investigate the rest of the issues reported in this thread and we encourage players to make bug reports here if they continue to encounter anything else.

“A full list of changes will be posted on the day of the update; however, we will also be making some revisions to crime functionality. We’ve provided some details by Lead Designer, Sandro Sammarco, below:

“For 3.0.3 we’re altering crime functionality: when you are wanted in a jurisdiction, your ship automatically deactivates the system authority link to prevent crimes gainst you from being detected. This is in line with it using anonymous access protocols to protect you from detection when docking at ports where you are wanted. It means that players will no longer be committing crimes when attacking wanted ships, even if they have not scanned them. It is still important to scan vessels that you are unsure about, but you will no longer become a criminal for attacking a criminal.

“Thanks for your continued patience.”

Reminder: Blog Updates

Just a quick reminder (since there’s a lot of traffic on the blog at the moment), that updates are made to each section as and when information becomes available/known about. In the case of some pages however this can be difficult to spot due to the amount on content on each one. So if you’re looking for new information to specific pages, please visit the Latest: Blog Updates page which can be found by clicking on the menu page in the top right of the screen (or left if you’re on a the mobile version).

Frontier Expo: 2017

On the 7th October 2017 Frontier will be holding the Frontier Expo 2017 at Here East, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. As the website states,

The development of Elite Dangerous continues full throttle and we’re delighted to share with you news on what’s coming beyond 2.4 The Return.

On our Main Stage, we will be talking about exciting future developments of our major space simulation title, Elite Dangerous.

Elite Dangerous has continued to grow since it’s initial launch. With new content and new console Commanders making their way to the galaxy, Elite has never been a more thriving hub than it is today.

With our passionate and incredibly involved community at the centre of development, Elite Dangerous continues to evolve further, and we want to share with you what that future holds.

With core game play improvements planned, we know you’re eager to hear more about the year 3304 in Elite Dangerous.

Be sure to join this talk led by well-known developers and have all your questions answered.

Please note That seating is limited (front row section seating will be reserved for Founder’s Ticket holders), and standing space will be available in accordance with fire regulations. Make sure you are there ahead of time if you want to secure your place at the talks.

You can see the schedule, here. As you can see there’s plenty of other stuff going on with a reveal of Frontier’s as yet unannounced new project as well as Planet Coaster related malarkey.

Tickets are going on sale on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12PM BST with an early bird discount running until Monday, July 31, 2017 – there’s limited availability on each ticket type, so make sure you grab yours as soon as possible! As you can see, there will be loads of goodies and special events going on for you to enjoy.