Some good news for those playing the Elite Dangerous Gamma build. Previously for each beta release any money you earned or progress on your Elite status would be wiped clean. In the Frontier forums Community Manager Edward Lewis announced that there would be no game data wipe when the game officially launches on December 16th.
This means for those with access to the gamma build you have about a 3 week advantage. I personally had not been playing because of a potential wipe. From reading other players reaction on the forum. It seems most are concerned about others having an unfair advantage. Potentially you can start out on the 16th and be blown up easily by someone who has already upgraded their ship!
Personally, I'm going to venture into space this evening...
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