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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: Master in a T9

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While continuing to rank up with the Empire, I’ve been flying a Lakon Type 9 quite a bit. An exciting moment today where I found myself being pirated and chased right into the station… The station announcer said it is the fastest she’s ever seen a T9 get into the docking bay! I didn’t even need her help to find the slot!

I made quite a bit of money through the trading and courier missions, allowing me to afford both a Type 9 and Class A Vulture simultaneously, so I have been using the Vulture to kill Pirates and smuggle their goods to the Black Market.

Chrome Vulture picks up illegal goods to sell...

Chrome Vulture picks up illegal goods to sell…

Eventually, I got promoted!

MASTER in COMBAT!

MASTER in COMBAT!

Then when I get bored of the combat? Back to the Type 9!

Type 9 undocks from a station...

Type 9 undocks from a station…

 
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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.