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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: Obsidian Orbital in the Pleiades Nebula

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I feel like I put a lot of work into building Obsidian Orbital. There is a part of me sitting out there in the Pleiades Nebula, so visiting became an obvious thing for me to do, especially with the jump range of my new Anaconda.

Unfortunately while there, it seemed some of the systems were faulty, so much so that it made the GalNet news in a story that also mentioned some possible nearby ‘Alien’ structures:

Following yesterday’s remarkable discovery of non-human structures in the Pleiades Nebula, starport markets have been inundated with meta-alloys – a mysterious material produced by the alien ‘barnacles’. At present, very little is known about this commodity, but it seems it may have helped bring some stability to Obsidian Orbital, one of the starports affected by the mysterious malfunctions sweeping the galaxy. According to a recent statement, the station’s technical team conducted an eleventh-hour experiment that, remarkably, seems to have improved things at the beleaguered starport.

I decided to head out and try to find these structures, going to the Pleiades Sector JC-U B3-2 system mentioned in another GalNet post to see what I could find… 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.