Drew Wagar Describes Elite Dangerous Salome Event
Drew Wagar explains how the "Salome" in-game event for Elite Dangerous and his new book "Premonitions" went down, and how easy it is to dupe gullible rubes from the Elite Dangerous community.


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00:00 - 00:05So Frontier Developments says to me hey, hurry up with that book Premonitions!
00:05 - 00:07And I'm like, nobody gives a shit about this thing!
00:07 - 00:10They suggest, how about letting the players decide the ending?
00:11 - 00:16And I have to ask them, how do you figure that's going to work?
00:17 - 00:21They say: how about a massive in-game event?
00:21 - 00:24In-game event!
00:29 - 00:31In-game event!
00:31 - 00:34This game can barely keep people connected for five minutes!
00:38 - 00:40In-game event!
00:41 - 00:47And people bought it! They really thought FD could pull it off! So we tell them we'll let them decide Salome's fate!
00:47 - 00:50You can choose to either defend or attack her!
00:50 - 00:56You could be immortalized forever in my new book! We called it "emergent gameplay"!
00:58 - 00:59Emergent gameplay!
00:59 - 01:01In Elite Dangerous!
01:04 - 01:06Emergent gameplay, can you believe it?
01:06 - 01:08In Elite. Dangerous.
01:13 - 01:14In-game event!
01:14 - 01:16They believed this ridiculous crap!
01:16 - 01:20That they could affect anything in this game?
01:21 - 01:27People were climbing all over themselves to sign up for this thing!
01:35 - 01:36Elite Dangerous!
01:36 - 01:39People really expect this thing to happen, I mean, my god!
01:41 - 01:44Ok, so this is going to happen. We had to get serious.
01:44 - 01:47So we get this gamer group to run the thing, Children of Raxxla
01:47 - 01:49Bunch of guys with no life, right?
01:50 - 01:53They say, ok we'll get some "defense" set up for Salome.
01:54 - 01:56Defense!
01:56 - 01:58As if this is actually a thing?
01:58 - 02:02As if I didn't write the ending for this shit already?
02:05 - 02:07In-game event!
02:10 - 02:11And the best part!
02:11 - 02:13No, the best part!
02:15 - 02:17I told them, ok! We need some intrigue!
02:17 - 02:20How about you make SDC part of the defense force?
02:21 - 02:28SDC are the biggest sack of scumbags this game has! And they say, yeah sure! That would be so awesome!
02:29 - 02:30SDC the griefer clan?
02:30 - 02:32The griefer clan, that's right!
02:36 - 02:39And these idiots still believe this shit is real!
02:40 - 02:42This is real gameplay!
02:50 - 02:55I can't understand how these people are able to function at all.
02:56 - 02:58So weren't people upset after?
02:58 - 03:04Of course not, the white knight morons on the FD forums
03:04 - 03:09They just write shit defending everything that happened and say it was "fun"!
03:09 - 03:11Saddest bunch you can possibly imagine.
03:16 - 03:20You want to know how Salome "died"?
03:23 - 03:26This loser Harry Potter that everyone hates
03:31 - 03:36That's who "killed" her! Oh my god what rubes!