What was your first experience with the Elite universe and what keeps you playing it today?
My first experience with the Elite universe was on my dad’s PC, First Encounters. I was 15, and crazy about going into space. Closest I’ve gotten was sending my name to Mars. I picked up Elite: Dangerous when it was released on the PS4 and played until I had a Cobra, but the friend I started with had health issues and stopped playing. I came back when I saw Horizons on sale in the store and started from the beginning again.
Tell a quick story about your favorite moment in Elite: Dangerous.
So many to choose from, but top of them at the moment is winging with a few of the guys in a conflict zone. I’m terrible at combat flight manoeuvres but hopefully will get better. There was a whole lot of booping going on.
What made you decide to join The Fatherhood?
I found Inara and was just browsing through the squadrons. The info said those with a busy life. I work search and rescue dispatch for HM Coastguard so I guess that qualified as busy.
Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.
The wing mission that was my favourite is also how I got my callsign. There may have been contact involved with friendly forces. I still maintain that Hawk was under so he was responsible for the contact.
Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.
My favourite is a close vote. I love flying the Adder. Mine is maxed out on speed and great fun to fly. Second would be the Krait MK2 fitted for multi-role and just does what it says on the label. I didn’t want to go the meta of a Python.