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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: Anaconda too soon?

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During my time as your average ruff and tumble – ex-space marine – space adventurer – fighter guy, I’ve found myself many times making the tough decision to sell everything I own, so I can move up to the bigger, better, or more deadly. I stayed in many lower-end ships far too long in some cases, but now I feel like I may have moved up to the Anaconda too fast?

I could only afford a B-rated Anaconda fitting, but wanted to see if this ship would work for me at that level. Honestly? It did the job. I felt fairly invincible against single enemies and had an easy time trading with it, too. But if I was set upon by a couple of good targets, I was in serious trouble.

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Massively damaged Anaconda…

If you’re not looking for a regular combat ship, a B-rated Anaconda might be what you want, but if you enjoy your pew-pew like I do? You may be better off in a Python or one of the cheaper ships until you have about 0.5 billion credits to your name, or for every million in bounties you collect, you’ll be giving up 100k in repairs and maybe even risking about five million in insurance… Won’t take you long to get that half billion though, right?


45mins of unedited LTT 4961 HazRes combat footage in a B-rated Anaconda.

It’s just too early for me… But rather than going back to the Python, I might try a Fer de Lance!

 
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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.