When Elite: Dangerous is good, it's really really good.
The video, below, shows what happens when 52 players meet at the centre of the virtual galaxy then jump into hyperspace at the same time. It's sci-fi cool in a way most games can only dream of.
The players involved are part of the Distant Worlds fleet, which gathered at the same instance at Sagittarius A* without melting Frontier's servers. They then counted down to a collective Frameshift jump.
Here's how it happened, in player Dr. Kaii's words:
- Last night six of us gathered at Sag A* for a screenie. Then I decided to ask some people to come join. Then I posted in all our comms channels for people to come and more and more came. I asked everyone to form a line. Then I thought, why not ask them to form a Star, an ode to Sagittarius A*, didn't think it would happen. Then the 52 men and women who turned up shocked me with their cooperation, organisation, ideas and patience and slowly formed up into a star.
- After an hour of madness, I asked all 52 to lock on to the same star, charge their hyperdrives with zero throttle and counted down. At zero, 49 CMDRs high-waked (and 1 low waked) out of the system in perfect synchronisation and I laughed so goofily and so hard.
- Thanks guys, you made my life! That was the most incredible thing I ever saw in any game ever and it's up there with my wedding as best moments in my life. I salute you all!