Elite Journal: The Lost Stars

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Following the completion of the 3302 Galactic Nebula Expedition, I very slowly made my way across the galaxy towards my plotted route to Beagle Point.

Among my discoveries were water worlds in SCHEAU BLI TY-E C1463, BRAISIO NU-D D13-1352, EORL BROAE TG-K C22-80 A, EORL BROAE RL-K C22-2291, EORL BROAE VF-F D11-7940, and EORL BROAE VF-F D11-5625 C.

I then found a small nebula around LYAISAE PS-U E2-3388…

Apart from a near-miss jumping into a system with three nearby stars (see cover image), things went pretty much to plan. I stopped off occasionally to gather supplies on rocky planets, making sure I’d have enough FSD boosts to get myself out of trouble later on. Images below from SCHEAU BLI BG-O E6-8694 3.

HighResScreenShot_2017-07-03_04-28-52 SCHEAU BLI JX-R D5-5763

I found further water worlds at SCHEAU BLI JX-R D5-5763 (pictured above) and SCHEAU BLI OD-Q D6-8992, before going on to visit SCHEAU BLI AA-A H154 Nebula. After that AEMORRS WI-B D571 9 and AEMORRS FG-L C22-122 yielded water worlds, before I finally discovered Earth-likes in HYUQU UD-B C1 (below).

The HYUQU RT-I D9-891 was a nice sight, being a 30 solar radius MS Class Star! And apart from a few other near-misses (below), travel went along well for a while…

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As my travels continued, I decided to make use of a series of Neutron stars (below), giving myself a significant boost to cut short my journey time.

HighResScreenShot_2017-07-08_05-05-15 HYUQU EQ-Y D523 A

I used a series of Neutron stars and got all the way to TEQUIA BP-A D913 before things went bad… While supercharging my FSD I got stuck in the radiation beam ‘cone’ for some reason, dropped from supercruise because I didn’t want to hit the star boundry while inside the cone, but took heavy damage to my drive before anything else while in normal space-time. While repairing that, other essential systems broke, effectively trapping me for good.

With my ship destroyed, I took the option to not have it recovered. I got back to the bubble by refusing assistance; I’m back in a Sidewinder, and back home…

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My first space game addiction was with David Braben's 'Frontier - Elite II' released in 1993 on the Commodore Amiga. This game actually gave me so much of what I wanted in a game that I continued to play it until the 'Elite - Dangerous' release in 2014.

I also played through the 'Wing Commander' series from Chris Roberts, enjoying them immensely. This led directly to my support of his 2012 crowdfunding campaign for the Star Citizen and Squadron 42 games that are still in development.

These days I use gaming to try to escape from the pressures of real life. I also occasionally upload or stream gameplay to YouTube and Twitch, and rather than doing this to instruct others of the best way to play, I do it because of the social interaction with viewers and other gamers.

Left: Hires redraw I did of a 'Frontier - Elite II' Eagle ship with Merlin and Aster planets visible.

 
 
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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.