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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: Becoming Dangerous in LTT 4961

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I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Python. It’s a fantastic ship that allows me to feel extremely competitive with every opponent. With that said, it’s time for a change, and I’m now the proud owner of an Anaconda!

I had to work on things for a few weeks to make it happen, because although I had the basic funds to cover the ship purchase and insurance, my fitting would have been pretty poor (and still is – I still need to upgrade some items to A-Class). So I cashed in and sold all my other ships, including my exploration, mining and trading vessels. I’m going to miss my T9. :(

I rarely have time to get out there and earn credits. The most enjoyable way for me, is combat. I tried fighting on behalf of the Empire in a conflict zone, backed up by one of the Imperial Capital Ships, but frankly felt disappointed by the earnings.

I decided to move my operations to LTT 4961, an independent system occupied by the NULL anti-pirate organization. I figured that as a bounty hunter, this might be a good place for me to be. My total credits went up quite a bit!

Moment of destruction for an Imperial Clipper…

After a few days, I gained my promotion to ‘Dangerous’ from the Pilots Federation. This felt great, as it came before I’d even upgraded my ship!

Once I had my Anaconda prepped, I thought I would make a trip to see the fruit of my work on the Among the Stars community goal. It’s time to head off to Obsidian Orbital in the Pleiades Nebula! tend


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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.