What was your first experience with the Elite universe and what keeps you playing it today?
My first experience was seeing images on articles online. I saw it was available for PlayStation, and it took me a year to finally find it in a GameStop. lol. I play today, simply because sometimes you just wanna fly something, and Space is my wheelhouse. I’m a Star Wars junkie.
Tell a quick story about your favorite moment in Elite: Dangerous.
Blowing up Soantii. I don’t know which time is my favorite. I maintain it was his fault.
Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.
I got my name because the old camera system before the update that included the FSS and supercruise module and whatnot allowed you to pass through the station wall and also peer into the hangers other commanders were parked in. I would take screenshots of Phantom and other commanders and send it to them. I also followed HighTide and Phantom through like 10 systems trying to wing up with them but I thought they were ignoring me. 🤣
Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.
Thats a difficult one. The Orca and the Clipper are my two favorites. I love the Orcas look and its jump range, but the Clipper is the sexiest ship in game, hands down. The engine pods are the best. If I could have a 50+ ly Clipper with the same modules and speed of my Orca, I’d never use anything else. My Clipper is the TFCV Astra Vigari (“star wanderer” in Latin) and the Orca is the TFCV Stella Ignis (“Star Fire” in Latin.) TFCV stands for The Fatherhood Cartography Vessel.
What drew you to join The Fatherhood?
PS4 Original, and I was drawn because I’m a dad, and this was a dads group at first. The people were awesome on the boards and Twitter. I’m now in Delta though, since I switched to PC.
What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life?
I’m an at-home call center agent — for now.
And balance? I play when I can. My wife also games so its not a big deal for us. I am in the US central time zone and typically play around 8 or 9 PM to maybe 11. I’m off Mondays and Tuesdays now, so i’ll get more time in then.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?
I dont know, honestly. Im a regular guy, living life as much as I can.
How did you come up with the name of your Commander?
Revyn is a play on the Star Wars character Revan. He’s my favorite because he dived deep into both sides of the force for good reasons. He wasn’t a Sith. He wasn’t a Jedi. He was the closest approximation to a Grey Jedi that exists in Legends. Hunter is the name I chose for my book characters last name in a book I wrote in high school.
Any fatherly advice for new CMDRs trying to make their way in Elite: Dangerous?
Always pay attention to what you are doing. You never know when you might accidentally be about to land on a planet with gravity too strong, or get too close to that sun you’re fueling off of.
Exploration is the most beautiful aspect of the game, but it can kill you as surely as a Beam Cannon. Pay attention.