Introduce Yourself.

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Eleanor Azuranai » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:21 am

Hi!

I'm so old I played Elite first on a BBC micro in 1985...
...and was promptly and permanently smitten.

I also played it on the C64 and then again on the Amiga 500 (ooh, that was slick!).

I did have Oolite installed on a PC some years ago, before losing a third of a decade to Warcraft - ugh!

Looking forward to some more space adventures!

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Diziet Sma » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:50 am

G'day and welcome aboard, Eleanor! 8)

I first played Elite on a C64 myself. (Actually, it's more accurate to say, I bought a C64 specifically to play Elite on.. 'til then, I'd been using a highly expanded and customised VIC20!)
Most games have some sort of paddling-pool-and-water-wings beginning to ease you in: Oolite takes the rather more Darwinian approach of heaving you straight into the ocean, often with a brick or two in your pockets for luck. ~ Disembodied

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Smivs » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:23 am

Eleanor Azuranai wrote:Hi!

I'm so old...
Lots of us are, so you are in good company! :D Welcome.
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by spud42 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:59 am

welcome to the retirement home... lol

i think there are a few of us here who have made the half century not out... lol
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Paradox » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:07 pm

Welcome indeed!

Nurse! Where's my medication?.. And my teeth?

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Redspear » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:22 pm

Hi Eleanor and welcome :D
Eleanor Azuranai wrote:I also played it on the C64 and then again on the Amiga 500 (ooh, that was slick!).
It was the spectrum for me with an old portable black and white tv (not that it made much difference with the spectrum :wink: )
Eleanor Azuranai wrote:...before losing a third of a decade to Warcraft - ugh!
Thankfully, I've managed to escape that particular affliction... so far :|
spud42 wrote:welcome to the retirement home... lol
:lol:
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Knightmare » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:35 pm

Hello all:D

I'm an old player school player rediscovering this really cool game 8) and all i can say is wow it looks fantastic and plays awesome :) been playing for a few weeks now and logged on to the irc chat room for some tips (thanks guys) im currently ranked dangerous at the moment and currently undertaking the native? misson 2. just saved my game to quit for the night and i noticed my score....1337, hope this is a sign lol. Big thanks to the developers and modders (who's oxp's? i plan:) on checking out once i have completed the normal missions) for creating this most excellent remake :D

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Cody » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:41 pm

Knightmare wrote:... for creating this most excellent remake
It is rather excellent, ain't it - welcome aboard, Commander!
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Smivs » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:48 pm

Hi Knightmare :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Diziet Sma » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:34 am

G'day Knightmare, and welcome aboard! 8)
Most games have some sort of paddling-pool-and-water-wings beginning to ease you in: Oolite takes the rather more Darwinian approach of heaving you straight into the ocean, often with a brick or two in your pockets for luck. ~ Disembodied

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Redspear » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:17 pm

Welcome Knightmare :)
Knightmare wrote:just saved my game to quit for the night and i noticed my score....1337, hope this is a sign lol.
I had to look that one up :mrgreen:
Knightmare wrote:...this most excellent remake :D
Catch you later Bill & Ted
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Knightmare » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:39 pm

thanks for the warm welcome all :)


Redspear wrote:Welcome Knightmare :)
Knightmare wrote:just saved my game to quit for the night and i noticed my score....1337, hope this is a sign lol.
I had to look that one up :mrgreen:


hehe been playing first person shooters for to long ...though it is called leet speak ;)
Knightmare wrote:...this most excellent remake :D
Catch you later Bill & Ted
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Scouseair » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:34 pm

Hi all

Long time lurker here finally saying Hi. I first started playing Elite on the Spectrum; bought it the day it came out (remember the Firebird gold edition.....still have it). Discovered Oolite at 1.76 just after the ED kickstarter started after somebody mentioned it on their forums and haven't looked back. Except when my computer died. 14 months to be able to afford to replace it (major meltdown) and the first thing I installed was Oolite 1.77.1. But had to start my career over.....again. It seems I can only ever get to Deadly then something happens. I accidently pressed record once instead of play and ruined my save!!! Still, now playing way too much and at around 5000 kills so hopefully this time......

The main reason I haven't posted before is I suffer from severe depression and am not too good with strangers. But everyone here seems so friendly and I don't think I've seen a flame yet so I finally decided to pitch in and say a big thanks for helping keep me sane.

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Cody » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:39 pm

Welcome aboard, Commander - as you observe, this is a friendly forum, and we are proud of that fact.
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Commander_X » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:40 pm

Hello to everybody!

Just joined after so long being just a guest around. I didn't get to play the "golden age" Elite versions, but nevertheless started my gaming experience with LucasArt's X-Wing and DR-DOS's Netwars.
Glad to be able to personally give a large bow to the developers of Oolite and to the so enthusiastic members of the nicest board on this side of Riedquat.

Also a quick question, are the GMail email addresses banned here "for good" or only for the first time registration?

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