Fatherhood news Episode 12

19 Oct 2020

We are back with season 2 of the fatherhood news, This episode, includes the saga of TF6, the Keer gang’s new deal, and a word from the founder.

Featured CMDR: Iri “Herder” Reinhardt

16 Oct 2020

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

Elite: Dangerous has been my first and only experience with the Elite universe. It was back in 2016 when my interest with the game first began, spurred on by various talks with CMDR NecronomicAngel (now known as Jack Harper), who kept going on about this game and how amazing it was that eventually his enthusiasm convinced me to try the game out myself… and I fell in love. The vastness of it, the quality, the endless possibilities, there was so much to do it was honestly a little overwhelming at first and I couldn’t quite wrap my head around it, so I set it aside for the time being until I was in the right mind set to truly enjoy what was in front of me. I don’t know what possessed me to get back into it, but eventually I booted it back up, got into the cockpit and the rest is history, or so they say.

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

Ooo, there’s a few, honestly hahaha. If I had to pick one? Hmm… probably the time I visited Le Monde de la Morte during Lost Souls 2. Or maybe the time I flew into my first ever Black Hole event horizon. Or maybe that time I discovered my first earth-like world. I’m still undecided on that one.

What made you decide to join The Fatherhood?

Joined for the cookies and the promise of a free Anaconda, stayed for the friendships and the family-like atmosphere.

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

It happened during the Lost Souls 2 Expedition, actually. Somehow I’d ended up leading the charge on the PC side of things whenever we got together for the Sunday mass jump events. It was a nightmare, for starters. Commanders flying backwards, some flying forwards, some accidentally boosting forward and frame shift driving into the next system… I’d probably of had better luck herding a bunch of cats. In fact, no, I’m pretty sure I was herding a group of cats. Anyway, at some point Draz pulled me aside during a voice call one night and mentioned he was so impressed with my herding skills he’d like to give me the callsign “Herder”. And that’s how I became “Herder”. Most of you know the “Twitchy” story so I won’t go into that one.

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

TFS Centennial Falcon

Kraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait. Just… Kraaaaaaaaaits. TFS Centennial Falcon was my LS2 flagship and I loved her. She was fast, she had nice turn speeds, she could jump just as far as the rest of ’em, she was a beaut. I also just love Kraits because of how versatile they are. They’re amazing little ships. Mining? Krait. Fighting? Krait. Exploration? Krait. Passenger missions? Might be a bit of a tight squeeze, but still a Krait. Wouldn’t trade ’em for anything… except maybe a Beluga… but only for the cockpit.

Featured CMDR: Brian “UI” o’Fish

9 Oct 2020

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

My first contact with Elite was the original green wireframe on black game on an Amstrad CPC 464 computer, back in the eighties. I didn’t get very far back then, but still have fond memories of the apparent vastness of the playground that it already provided.

Some years ago I got an Xbox, and bought Elite: Dangerous right away. I failed miserably at landing training and shelved it. Then somehow, early 2019, I retried and really got into the groove.

What keeps me playing ever since, is the vastness and diversity and non-story-drivenness – making me playing it, on my pace, always enjoyable.

TFS Sub Lime, Python owned by CMDR Brian “UI” O’Fish

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

My commander name and gamertag is actually an old nickname that was given to me by friends back in university days, being an allusion to my fondness of certain Monty Python movies and movie scenes. Find The Fish!

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

Oh, hmm… funny what popped up in my mind for this question is actually a quite non-consequential element, gameplay wise, which nevertheless impressed me. I was visiting Jameson’s Cobra for the first time, gathering data mats, and on leaving the site, noticed that in the same system there was another human signal source, on a different moon. I went there and discovered (for me…) one of the old INRA sites, which you can drive around in an SRV and read some interesting data link stories about on site.

Very atmospheric.

What made you decide to join The Fatherhood?

After a few months of playing and using Inara, I realized that squadrons were a thing in the first place, and for a few weeks, looked around their presentations there on Inara. The Fatherhood stood clearly out for its “when kids go to bed” motto and general approach to casual, at your own pace gameplay. So that’s why, and I never ever regretted the choice.

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

My favorite, although I haven’t played it for a while, is my Chieftain, the TFS Ethic Compromise. It was the first ship I engineered with some direction and purpose, learning from the great guys in #ship-crafting, and using it when starting to participate in our BGS efforts by running CZ support. It is the ship that made me enjoy PvE combat.

Fatherhood news Episode 11

26 Aug 2020

The Fatherhood news brings you the latest happenings from the fatherhood space in elite dangerous

The Suffering of Manamaya

Terror in the Oasis

Works lives, how much are they worth?

Fatherhood news Episode 10

16 Aug 2020

Back After a long break, the fatherhood news brings you the latest happenings from the fatherhood space in elite dangerous

Pirates attack the fatherhood

The Rise of GD69 League

Terror in NLTT 14879

Featured CMDR: Qildail

10 Jul 2020

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

Elite: Dangerous is my first foray into the Elite universe. I have enjoyed talking to others about their connections that go back several decades to the older games. It brings perspective to the passion some people have about Elite: Dangerous today.

The player community is one of the best parts of Elite: Dangerous (but also sometimes one of the worst parts). It greatly contributes to the game’s engagement for me, though. The game would not be as enjoyable for me as a completely isolated, single-player experience.

There is also more than a touch of the gambler’s fallacy in the explorer mentality — that belief, however misplaced, that a system will have something nobody has ever seen in the game, and one more jump will be all it takes to find it.

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

My first trip to the core, before jumponium and engineers, was in a Cobra Mk III with around 20 Ly range. Running out of fuel in the Aucocks Pocket was a real danger then if you were not paying attention to your jumps and scooping, plus there was a much higher chance of a jump going horribly wrong.

The first try I slammed into a supergiant about a quarter of the way and was promptly converted to ash. The second try I ran out of fuel only a couple of light years away from the next scoopable star. On the third try I finally made it. I must have spent at least an hour just staring at Sagittarius A*. That journey was nerve-wracking, exciting, frustrating, and yet an accomplishment at the same time. It was also lucrative — six weeks out and back for an amazing 90 million credits!

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

Imperial Clipper – No Time To Explain

I am a big fan of the Clipper. It may not be as iconic as the Cobra or Krait, as versatile as the Anaconda, or as deadly as the Corvette, but it’s filled nearly every role in the game for me and is a real joy to fly. Now if it could just land on a medium pad!

What made you decide to join The Fatherhood?

Exploration is a lonely profession by its nature. Months can go by between sightings of other commanders. There are many exploration squadrons, and I have acquaintances in several of them, but they can become ultra-focused on one aspect of the game and very quiet in between expeditions and special events. With its myriad personalities, playstyles, and conversation topics (both about and outside the game), The Fatherhood has made a great companion on my long exploration tours, and I’m glad I have been able to be part of it for as long as I have.

Featured CMDR: Spidey002 “Rambo”

19 Jun 2020

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

So I grew up playing X-Wing and TIE Fighter. Back in 2017, I found them on GOG.com on sale, and decided to play them again. For this, I needed a new flight stick (I’d just gotten rid of my old one!)

After playing for a bit, I decided to see what modern games I could play with it. That’s how I found Elite Dangerous (oddly enough, I’d never heard of any of the Elite games growing up).

I was hooked right away. I loved the simulator feel of the game, and the missions/trading/etc. reminded me of a similar game I’d played growing up, a top-down 2d game called “Escape Velocity” (which I now see was somewhat modeled after Elite).

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

My favorite memory in Elite Dangerous came after joining The Fatherhood and getting involved in BGS. We had just been inserted in Hajangai, and had our eyes on next door LHS 197 for the RES bounty hunting. We’d been having trouble forcing two factions to retreat, and our Ops team had just about given up on the system. That was when I decided to test the limits of the new Crime and Punishment system, and took my trusty Chieftain, the TFS Major Jacob Brown on a killing spree of the unwanted faction in LHS 197’s Haz Res. After maxing out my notoriety, I managed to drive the two unwanted factions both into retreat. That was how I earned my callsign, “Rambo”.

What made you decide to join The Fatherhood?

I started following Elite: Dangerous on Twitter, and saw when they promoted The Fatherhood. The motto, “When the Kids Go to Bed, We Go to Space” immediately appealed to me. As a father of 3 small children that had been my gaming ethic for a while.

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

My favorite ship in the game is hands down the Krait Mk II. It’s my all-purpose, multi-role, mission runner. My Krait is the TFS Phoenix. While most of my ships serve a specific purpose (AX, mining, hauling, exploration), if I don’t have a particular task in mind, I grab the Phoenix because whatever comes up, I know I can handle it.

Fatherhood news Episode 9

News from the fatherhood space in Elite dangerous, on this episode.

The fatherhood welcomes Antobri

The suffering of LHS 1848 Ross 346

Crimson Electronics in conflict with Social Ross 346 Coalition over England Depot

The nebula – for all the latest on the fatherhood PVP Cup.

Featured CMDR: TK

12 Jun 2020

This is the first in a regular series of interviews with featured Commanders of The Fatherhood.

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

My first experience was playing Frontier: Elite 2 on the Amiga. I poured hours into that game and still have it and my Amiga to this day. When I found out about Elite Dangerous I knew I had to have it. I bought an Xbox just to play it, then switched to PS4 when it launched.

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

I ended up as CMDR TK7725 as the PS4 uses your psn ID as your CMDR name. TK is my nickname on a few forums and TK7725 is my PSN ID because it’s my TK number in the 501st Legion – you get given a unique TK number if you own a Stormtrooper costume. I couldn’t think of another PSN ID at the time, although i believe you can now change it.

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

The Enigma Expedition. It was my first exploration event and the first time I winged up with strangers. I met some amazing people on that trip and it helped The Fatherhood grow massively and created a lot of friendships. Everything from the Launch, to the Meta Armada to stunt flying at the Dove Enigma was just brilliant.

Fatherhood News Episode 8

The latest Episode from the fatherhood news, all the top stories from the Elite dangerous fatherhood Space.

The outbreak reaches the Fatherhood

The fall of the Family of Ashandras

Fatherhood pathfinders compromised.

And all the latest action from the PVP CUP! In the nebula

Links to the PVP full videos used in the News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZdw29p2Z2s&feature=emb_logo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY7_vMyl2Pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8bLqSKuXGE&feature=emb_logo