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I owned an Amiga A600 and anticipated owning Frontier: Elite II hugely, watching a rolling demo of the intro sequence movie from the coverdisk of CU Amiga (Nov. 1993) as I went to bed at night! The game was given to me that following Christmas, and I never really looked back, continuing to play the game in some form until 2014!

Elite II really was an amazing game, because although I played through the Wing Commander series, the X series by Egosoft, and even EVE Online, I always went back to Elite.

Despise initial concerns from me during the Kickstarter campaign about timing, I am actively playing Elite: Dangerous, the long-awaited game from David Braben. With ED I actually once again feel like I can escape life.

I also backed Star Citizen on Kickstarter, this game from Chris Roberts (of Wing Commander), and I'm quite excited to see where that goes with both the Squadron 42 single player and multiplayer versions of that.


Elite Journal: Zaonce Loves/Hates Me

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It didn’t take long: I’ve literally only been able to get my ship out of the hangar a few times, but the ship upgrade grind is already over. I’ve built myself a superbly capable Core Dynamics Eagle already.

noviceI’ve continued to hunt for WANTED status targets in the Zaonce system, and in the process of just a couple of hours last night made over half a million credits in bounties. I’m very happy with that!

Most of my claims so far have been against Cobra Mk III ships. My combat rating has risen to NOVICE during this process.

There were so many kills, a video would have been way too large. I quickly edited together a video that I find amusing, using some of the kills from last night.

My status in the Zaonce system is quite interesting; I have reached FRIENDLY status with Silver United Solutions, who appear to be the controlling faction in the system. I am still neutral with the Zaonce Jet Gang (local scum), but they seem to want to attack me on sight…

Anyway, I am quite torn now on whether to lend my services in what I think of as ‘moral warfare’. I have never really considered being a Mercenary before, but I have been reading GalNet News… The sick treatment both the major superpowers are handing down to uprisings are disgusting me…

I have a decision to make:
1. Stay out of it.
2. Join the Farmers under attack by the Federation.
3. Join the Slaves revolting against the Empire.


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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.