Featured CMDR MadProForg

29 Jan 2021

What was your first experience with the Elite universe and what keeps you playing it today?


Played a version of the original Elite on an 8086 compatible PC, quite a while ago. I bought Elite: Dangerous on Steam while in a sale, then didn’t have a PC capable of playing it for a good bit. The auto-dock music still remains the same tune. 🙂

The Fatherhood mainly keeps my interest up in playing. Other games I play for a while, then stop for a good bit.

Tell a quick story about your favorite moment in Elite: Dangerous.

I was on a station rescue in a T9 with another Commander behind me. I misaligned a bit on entry and got stuck in the toast rack. Incoming message:

Other Commander: Stuck?
Me: Yep! (laughing too hard to control the ship)

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

Haven’t managed enough stupid/silly/awesome to gain one.

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

I was looking for a shortish expedition while waiting for Distant Worlds 2. I came across Lost Souls 1 by The Fatherhood and liked their ethos, so I ended up joining the squadron – this was before in-game squadrons.

Now running two Commanders: one in The Fatherhood – Alpha (R.Seaton) with more of a bubble focus, and one in The Fatherhood – Pioneers (Madproforg) – more exploration focused.

How did you come up with the name of your Commander?

Madproforg has been a name used for a long time, so just stuck with it for my original commander.

When I created the second, I tried to think a bit differently and picked the name of the main character in E.E. Doc Smith’s Skylark series which I had just re-read again.

Any fatherly advice for new CMDRs trying to make their way in Elite: Dangerous?

Try to have a bit a patience. Especially with the inital steep learning curve, it does get easier but the learning never stops.

TFS Kadi