My name is ... mmm... Bond, Commander Jameson Bond
Probably my story is not much different than others, but I think it has one strong difference. Thereby ELITE I learned English language. Not at all like native speaker, but enough to express my tons of thanks to developers for their brilliant job.
In beginning of 90' when I was young teenager I had ZX Specrum. When I first time saw ELITE I didn't understand what to do and what about the game. In same time I've got an instruction how to play and I fall in love to ELITE. In ELITE everything were on English. At that time there is no Internet nor translation of the game, neither friends who know English. But I had strong desire to understand everything in the game to play the one. I've got a dictionary and I began to translate ELITE for my own purposes. I travelled across eight galaxies, fought with pirates, mined asteroids, trade goods, completed all missions and became ELITE rank. I dreamed how it will be nice if such brilliant game would have nice graphics and much more missions, equipment, etc.
After many years I've got a computer, Internet connection and my dream came back. I tried to play a lot of cosmosims, but all of them were not a tiny bit of that ELITE. Even I tried to play ELITE DOS version.
I started to think to buy ELITE Dangerous, but… but… bingo! I found dreamed ELITE. Dreamed ELITE name is Oolite.
Gen, sorry for my terrible English. I studied English by ELITE as described above.
Sincerely yours ComJaBo