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Headlines for this episode:
Odyssey: Ok fine; you can have all your ships but don’t stray far; alpha was played on old code.
New machinima webseries
A CMDR travels 84,341LY with no scoop
Squad Update: Quiet, but some things to do.
Tuesday Live stream: https://youtu.be/xZwxgfuqdzk
Piers Jackson, game director, talks about the development and Alpha process. w
Talks about the “Trunk” and “Branches”. The Alpha was out of date before we started
Why didn’t this convo happen before the alpha started? It would have solved so much salt, made things more fun for everyone, and likely lead to better feedback.
AI behavior, stealth, and crime has all been reworked but didn’t make it to the alpha
9 new on foot engineers for suits/weapons. Scopes, speed, mag size, suppressors, autoloader
Dr. Kay Ross, Principal Render Programmer, Talks about what they’ve seen as they watch people play
Optimization: particularly occlusion wasn’t happening. Lots of the planet gen was placeholders.
The gist of hers was that, again, things in the alpha don’t even really represent where the “trunk” was even as we played the alpha.
Thursday Live stream:
Mail slot Mayhem
Special ads made by Rendo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClxxYYvKs-Ih7hhatQHLIeA
Odyssey Alpha phase 4 Opened Wednesday, extended to May 5th 8:00 UTC
Stored ships are available at reduced transfer cost and time, but reduced to the 50ly bubble.
Phase 4 compatibility https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/phase-4-features-fixes-and-known-issues.573451/
Thursday Hotfix 1: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/odyssey-alpha-phase-4-hotfix-1.573671/
Issue Tracker link: https://issues.frontierstore.net/
Rebuy Unlimited webseries pilot: https://youtu.be/NLco16VjFck
CMDR Kabbooooom travels to Ishum’s Reach, 65,647LY from Sol with no scoop! (84,341 total LY traveled)
Chig chat - Oculus VR headset talk
Questions from Manitook: 1. “At what point did you stop looking at the mission level? whether it was dangerous, elite, or what not when running bgs missions.”
2. “Should fighters be allowed in military only slots? This is one change I would like to see with Odyssey.”
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