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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: GNE 3302 WP 2 – NGC 6820 Nebula

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After leaving Veil West Nebula behind me (spectacular, by the way), I set off towards NGC 6820… Unfortunately, fate had different ideas on how this trip was going to go and while trying to land on a planet for a simple picture of what looked to be a nice view – I crashed. After transportation all the way back to Sol, a large insurance payout and treatment for a few cuts and bruises, I set out again on a speed-run directly to Waypoint 2 and the NGC 6820 Nebula.

The speed-run to the Nebula was uneventful, and I got some nice gallery images along the way…

My arrival at the Waypoint was clean, and I met up with a few other commanders on-site at the European time slot. Unfortunately the lighting really wasn’t that great at the waypoint, so I decided to stick around and wait until the next day to leave, hoping for better light.

The next day certainly delivered! With the waypoint now in the shadow of the planet, the beautiful ambient light of the NGC 6820 Nebula changed the grey planetoid I had been on into a stunning red and pink wonderland…

 
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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.