I remember being excited when I read about Star Citizen. I am a long time follower of the Wing Commander series. In fact, I still remember that time very well, playing Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (for those of you as old as I am) and of course, then there was Wing Commander. I think it was eight disks. Loading it, I still remember putting all the disks in, configuring DOS to run it best, and then.. wow.
And at the time, I had the hots for Angel.
(I think we all did, right?)
The only thing better than one was Wing Commander Two. Hated Tolwyn. Of course, I bought the collector edition of III. Angel died. WC died for me a little with Angel. Don't mess with my lore characters. Not happy. And then IV. Much better - loved it. and the V. Didn't like it as much, it was only okay I thought, what they developed did not really sit as well in the WC world as far as I was concerned.
Loved it, though I was not a fan of the whole weapon variety, I preferred my lasers, mass drivers and neutron guns (There was something fascinating about the raptor's ping and thud of the mass driver.
I rediscovered Star Citizen only a week or two ago. It was by chance and can't quite remember how. Registered and was overwhelmed with the amount of materials. I took my time and slowly started disecting it and discovered an amazing gem. I knew I would love it right from the start. It was everything I had hoped for...
Before SC, I was in the star wars combine. I joined a medical faction, because I loved the idea of helping others. I helped the group write a fairly complex charter, and headed up a research division as well as helping with recruitment. Eventually, I started a faction that was a pure information faction and set up diplomatic contact between all factions, and tried to create a place where all factions could gather and talk to each other. My wife and I also channelled new users into factions that suited them best and created a faction database where new users could identify and compare all factions at a glance. It started to take up a long of time however, and I barely had the time to play the game. The mechanics and politics behind the games development drove me nuts. Gradually, people left, numbers dropped and user feedback was ignored. The time required to work on it, was unsustainable and oh - we had kids. Goodbye combine.
Next online stint was STO. Loved it, great fun, but the moneygrubbing and lock boxes, along with subscription fees and needing to pay to hold more than a million bucks in your account was just insane. My faction was awesome, great fun and introduced me to teamspeak. Had a great time, but there came a point where it was all grinding and I was sick to death of answering lore questions for my daily dose of dilithium. Let's move on!
Where was I? Ah yes... I finally found SC, and posted a massive question in the Q&A question (Check it out if you like https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.c ... s-answered
). I liked the responses I got. First good sign. I liked the community. Second good sign. I liked the system of no subscription and some love. Third good sign. All I needed was a cool faction that needs me as much as I need them. I knew what I wanted. I signed up for the 'find me a faction' link, dismissed dozens of PM's until I got a PM from Nubanator. He recognised what I was asking for and actually bothered to read what I had written carefully, and had sent me at least a correct customised script (unlike the guy who said "I see you like FPS" er no...), or rarer still - a real PM! I really liked the idea that the group was going to be run by intelligent, mature people and not some excited 16 year olds (which, honestly, after teaching for almost a decade, is just too much to take)..
So, I'm here, and then things got even better. Tealstone was approachable and helped me out with a tech support issue with uploading my avatar, and Nubanator introduced me to what Wave is doing and linked me up properly. It's been fantastic so far, can't wait to work with everyone and get to know you all.
My hobbies, apart from my professional interests are photography, astrophotography and strategy.