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Goats in spaaaaaaaaace!

goat-decal-smallThis week in Frontier's development diary the developers outlined plans in 1.3 to implement fines for people ramming other ships in the no-fire zones around stations. This was part of an effort to prevent “collision griefing”, where people were using their ships as an attack weapon, without firing, to kill other players without getting WANTED or incurring a fine, using the loophole that a crash wasn’t classed as murder.

However, the well-meaning proposal conflicted with a community activity - the demolition derby!

protest-goatSocial media (namely Twitter & Facebook) lit up with protest votes, which quickly became the Elite Dangerous Protest Goat. No. I have no bleating idea why either!

Anyway, Kate Russell and Mahdogg were leading the fray along with Fireytoad and many others, spawning a host of goat-related memes.

The social media protest and Frontier's response made headlines, when the community protest got a response from Sandro Sammarco saying

EDProtestgoat: I'll need to check with some clever coder folk on this, but I'm hopeful that we can have this crime not squawked with "don't report crimes against me": as long as all participants use this functionality then they would be safe to race near each other - though hitting spectators would still trigger the crime.



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Comments (3) -

  • Fred Bloggs

    8/26/2016 3:47:58 PM | Reply

    Whiney Kate Russell using her fame to crowbar Frontier into decisions.  Pathetic and outright despicable.

    • CMDR Arithon

      8/26/2016 3:48:48 PM | Reply

      To be fair Fred Bloggs, the decision was made based on a large amount of community feedback, which like many other decisions (optional voice prompts, optional orbit lines, etc.) was made an OPTION by community request, rather than a hard-and-fast rule.
      Kate's social media campaign was taken up by others including Mahdogg, Kerrash and Fireytoad who also agreed the function should be optional.
      I would ask that you refrain from personal insults please.

    • Kate Russell

      8/26/2016 3:49:17 PM | Reply

      Yeah Fred Bloggs, it was actually on my insistence they decided not to give steam keys to alpha backers too Smile Gotta love a bit of fame...