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Elite Dangerous Newsletter #105 - From Frontier Developments
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Hello Commander,
 
Welcome to Elite Dangerous Newsletter #105.

It’s our final update of 2015 and what better way to celebrate an incredible year than highlighting the most important part of Elite Dangerous, you the community.
 
Whether you recently joined us or have been playing Elite Dangerous since we launched last December, we are so grateful you are with us for the ride. You, our community, are not just what makes Elite Dangerous special but with Community Goals and the way you play, your actions actually shape the game! For that and the many many contributions, events, screenshots and videos, we thank you!
 
Elite Dangerous: Horizons is out now with the recent arrival in December of the first major instalment, Planetary Landings, and it continues into 2016 with more major releases planned as part of our second full season of content.

You can order Elite Dangerous: Horizons now on the Frontier store here.
Don’t forget, Commanders who already own Elite Dangerous will also get access to an additional ship in-game, the Cobra MkIV, and are currently eligible for a £10 ($15) loyalty discount which will automatically be applied at the checkout when you buy Elite Dangerous: Horizons.
 
We also have some great new products on the store, and did you know you can now access the store to buy paint jobs from in the game. When docked, simply go to Outfitting in the Starport Services and click on livery. You can view the paintjobs you already own, buy paintjobs for the ship you are currently flying and access new purchases without leaving the game.


As always, you can hear the latest news and updates directly from the development team on our Forums, TwitterFacebook, Community Homepageand right here in the newsletter every week, and we're always eager to hear your feedback. 

Contents This Week

The 24 Hour Charity Livestream

On the 21st December we celebrated Christmas in the best possible way - spending 24 hours with our incredible community. Through the livestream we had games, quizzes, events, music, mayhem and much much more. What's more, you managed to raise over £25,000 for the SpecialEffect charity, including gift aid donations. This event simply wouldn’t be possible without the amazing contributions of our community. You ran events during the stream, stayed up for hours with us, supported us, spread the word of the event and donated for this amazing cause. Well done and thank you to our incredible community, there truly was no better way to celebrate an amazing year than to spend it with you.

Frontier: Elite II Intro

As we focus on community in our final update of the year, we wanted to highlight this amazing video from CMDRs FuZion, Sharpshifter, Nosnai, Simmer and Vonner as they recreate the Frontier: Elite II introduction in Elite Dangerous. Check out the link here as a reminder to just how accurate to the original their video is.

Horizons Trailer Competition

To celebrate our Star Wars: The Force Awakens cinema trailer we’re inviting you to create your own trailer or advert for Elite Dangerous: Horizons. If you’d like to enter the competition all you need to do is create your own trailer or advert about Elite Dangerous: Horizons and email a link to your publically uploaded video to community@frontier.co.uk. All the details are on this thread.
 
The competition will be running until the end of January so you have plenty of time to submit your entries for the competition. Good luck!
 

Xbox One CQC Weekends

If you’re looking for something to do through the festive period, our friendly Xbox One community have got you covered. They’re hosting CQC weekends every Saturday and Sunday between 8pm – 3am EST. Get ready for the CQC tournament which includes an Xbox One specific competition. With seats at the final and cash prizes up for grabs, make sure your skills are as sharp as they can be.

Faulcon DeLacy: Anaconda

Faulon DeLacy don’t make YouTube adverts, but if they did, they would probably look a lot like this! Check out this fantastic Anaconda advert created by the very talented Rendo Pauwels.

Educating Ed Recap

As we bring the year to a close and focus on the brilliant community surrounding Elite Dangerous, we thought it would be a good time to recap and revisit some of the incredible Educating Ed episodes that have happened in 2015. So far the Galactic Intern has tried his hand at being an Elite Racer, Gladiator, Secret Service Spy, Fuel Rat, Trucker, Scientist and Bucky Baller! Catch up with all the streams here.

We’re always looking for more interesting styles of gameplay and groups to promote so if you’d like to be featured in an episode of Educating Ed in the New Year then email community@elitedangerous.com with the details of what role you would have the Galactic Intern perform!

Community Tutorials

Are you new to the ranks of Elite Dangerous? Here's a list highlighting some of the incredible player-made guides that will have you flying with the Elite in no time. Check out this Beginners Guide To The Galaxy from the incredibly talented Katejina and this Popular Guide To Planetary Landings from guide-writer extraordinaire, Lance "Spacecat" D.

New Years Eve Lazer Show

It's just around the corner, the turn of a new year. If you're looking to see out the end of 3301 with friends and good company then those great guys at ESS are here to help. They'll be holding a New Years Eve Lazer show and community gathering. Players will be coming together in game at Alkaid 13 A, Hume Relay and everyone will be joining the celebrations on Twitch!

That’s it for Newsletter #105. As always, if there's anything in particular that you’d like to hear more about, or if you'd like to ask a question, then please contact us at elite-dangerous@frontier.co.uk 

Click for the latest Game Manual, Quickstart Guide and Pilot Training Videos. Visit our Support team here and read our previous newsletters here.

Until next time, fly safe and Right On, Commander.

The Frontier Team
Jobs at Frontier
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