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Hello fellow commanders

Post by StarTrader » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:04 pm

Hi

Thought I'd come on and say hello as you seem a freindly bunch here.

I've just discovered Oolite, can't believe I haven't before! I used to play the original Elite for hours on the BBC B when I was alot younger :) I've also had a play around with the Amiga versions, when I had an Amiga, and more recently using an emulator.

The recent kickstarter campaing for Elite: Dangerous has rekindled my interest in the game, and since stumbling across Oolite, and this forum, every spare minute of my life has become centred around it! I've done my milk runs, and have a fairly well equipped cobby now. I've had a play around with some OXPs (Ambient only for now - loving the BGS, Griffs Ships and randomshipnames!) Thanks to you guys it was pretty easy to choose them and install them.

when not playing, I've been reading all sorts of interesting stuff on the forum and its great to see so much passion and commitment to a game, for nowt but the love of it. I was surprised to learn other people are still playing Elite, but amazed that there is a version that you can modify, tweak and change to fulfil those dreams of years ago!

I was even reading Status Quo on the train to work! thanks guys for ruining my life :D

Thanks for all the advice and pointers that have got me hooked on this game!

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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by Cody » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:47 pm

StarTrader wrote:... thanks guys for ruining my life
You're very welcome... hi, StarTrader!
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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by drew » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:50 pm

StarTrader wrote:... thanks guys for ruining my life
And welcome to the 'Friendliest board this side of Riedquat.' :D

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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by Gimi » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:16 pm

StarTrader wrote:... thanks guys for ruining my life :D
This is only true until you re-priorities and get your priorities right. 8)
Most of of us have been through that process. If you are married the process takes a little longer. :roll:

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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by Diziet Sma » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:49 pm

Another satisfied victim.. :lol: :twisted:

Welcome aboard, StarTrader! 8)
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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by StarTrader » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:25 am

Thanks for the welcome guys!

Its cold and white outside, wonder what I will be doing today? :D

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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by Pleb » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:01 am

StarTrader wrote:Thanks for the welcome guys!

Its cold and white outside, wonder what I will be doing today? :D
Indeed! We rarely seem to get snow in the south of England (especially where I live in south oxfordshire!), and yet it was most welcome yesterday when they sent me home early from work! :mrgreen:

Welcome to the boards, btw! :lol:

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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by GGShinobi » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:31 pm

Gimi wrote:
StarTrader wrote:... thanks guys for ruining my life :D
This is only true until you re-priorities and get your priorities right. 8)
Most of of us have been through that process. If you are married the process takes a little longer. :roll:

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I thought the game is ruining my life, too, but thanks to you it's now clear to me where my error was! :mrgreen:

Welcome StarTrader! :D Good to see I'm not the only victim! :wink:
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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by Pleb » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:58 pm

Gimi wrote:If you are married the process takes a little longer. :roll:
Luckilly I made it to ELITE before I got married... :lol:

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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by onno256 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:14 am

Hey Startrader,

You're gonna have a blast!

Greetz,
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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by StarTrader » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:29 pm

Hey Onno, I will have a blast! Just need to solve my trumble problem! (should have known better!)

Pleb - I'm not married (yet) do you think she will wait until I get Elite? ;-)

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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by onno256 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:52 am

Just break out the chili sauce ;)
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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by StarTrader » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:35 pm

I had a lovely BBQ last night thanks onno. Mmm tasty!

I miss my trumbles now, particularly the one with the stripe in his hair that looked like a punk! :twisted:

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Re: Hello fellow commanders

Post by onno256 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:21 pm

Ahhh, Gremlins anyone?
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