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Elite Dangerous update for 20 April 2021

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Alpha Phase 3 - Initial Feedback Response

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Greetings commanders,

Thank you for all the feedback so far on Phase 3! We've collected and shared many of your comments with the development team and will continue to do so for the rest of the phase. Here's an update on two of the most pressing issues:

The Genetic Sampler​
We've heard you loud and clear about the sampling minigame mechanics and place within Elite Dangerous. We understand that a manual reactions-based minigame is not a good fit in this context and will remove it in time for launch or shortly after. Instead, the tool will take samples automatically (exact implementation TBD). This may mean that the circles instead appear only to indicate the level of sample completion: e.g. sample 1 completes the first ring, sample 2 the second, and sample 3 the third.

The Detailed Surface Scanner (DSS)​
We've also received many reports about planets being highlighted entirely in green by the Detailed Surface Scanner. This is a known issue resulting from the new planetary tech not being in its final state. This is unlikely to be fully resolved during the alpha, but will be fixed in time for launch when planetary tech changes are final.

Thank once again for your feedback which is critical to the alpha process. We hope you'll continue sharing feedback and reporting any bugs you encounter on our Issue Tracker.

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