Featured CMDR “Logistics” Phantom_rw

9 Apr 2021

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

My first experience with E:D was watching CMDR’s on YouTube bounty hunting in a Haz Res. I tend to do various things in E:D and I find that keeps me from getting burned out on the game.

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

I would have to say my participation in the Dove Enigma Expedition was a highlight for me. Here were CMDR’s from 3 different platforms all working together to do something to honor a CMDR none of us personally knew.

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

Early on, the best way to make money was by doing wing source and return missions… we could get 50 mil a mission! I would use 3rd-party apps to help us find what we needed at the lowest price and in enough quantities to do the job. I tended to fly with the same CMDR’s when doing this and they joked about me using a white board to keep track of where everyone was/what cargo tonnage we all had, etc. Over time they decided that my efforts deserved a C/S and “Logistics” was given.

TFS Keeled Over

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

I love the T10. I own 3 of them, TFS Badger is setup for mining, TFS Collaevo is my AX support ship, and TFS Fragmentum is my CZ/Bounty Hunting wonder toy!

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

I was following E:D on YouTube since 2015. I purchased E:D in 2017 when it came out for PS and was working through learning the game when I saw TK’s Facebook post about starting The Fatherhood. I joined 14 Aug 2017 into the original PS squadron and I haven’t looked back since!

What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life (or do you)?

I am a wire harness assembler as my main day job. I have weekends and holidays off so I am able to put in a few hours a week into the game. I play EST either 7pm on weeknights or 9am on the weekends.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?

I will have served in the Canadian Military for 30 years this Sept. (Full- and part-time combined)

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

I have used this gamer tag since the mid 90’s when I played Mechwarrior by direct dialing my buddy who also had the game. I tended to power down and ambush him on a regular basis so the “Phantom” part of it worked… The “rw” was to keep it unique to me.

Invitation to Wing Up Together

Send a PSN friend request

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

Play how you want to play and don’t be afraid to ask questions. The only stupid question is the one that isn’t asked.

Featured CMDR Arch “Hubble” Stanton73

2 Apr 2021
Black hole lensing a Magellanic Cloud

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

My first experience would have been when I was around fourteen and played it on a ZX Spectrum. It got me hooked on space sims.

The sheer scale of Elite and freedom of exploration, for me, it has all the elements of a perfect space sim.

Gu-97 inspecting Umbrella molluscs.

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

Probably the most memorable was crossing the Xibalba sector to see the Gyer trees. After numerous attempts and epic fails it was quite an achievement for me. I had to make many planetary landings to gather materials for jumponium. There were many occasions I didn’t think I would be able to complete the journey, or worse, become stranded. The journey home was not so fun!

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

I’m not 100% sure, but it’s maybe because I like to take the odd screenshot.

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

That’s a tough one as all my ships are special to me, but as I’m primarily an explorer it would have to be my beluga TFS Scylla. It’s stylish, it’s big, and I can bring everything I need for long distance expeditions.

I like to bring an SLF with me. Not only are they fun to fly, but they also make for some great screen shots. The Guardian Trident takes especially good screenshots. The cockpit and view are amazing defiantly one of the best. It also runs so hot I can cook my breakfast on the dash.

Twin neutrons orbiting an O-class star

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

I first joined up after hearing about The Lost Souls expedition in 2018 and it has to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in Elite. I’m quite the loner so it was great to finally meet people, shout out to Cmdrs VvshystyVv and A furry teddy.

And I joined the Bravo Squadron (Xbox).

Up close and personal with a Stolon tree pod. ( Flyoo Groa SO-Z e0 )

What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?

Viridis Gyre Tree. Xibalba sector Hypao Aed ZJ-A d0

I’m a musician. I play the bass guitar and have played in original and cover bands: funk, punk, metal, rock for over 25 years. No fame and fortune, but good solid kick ass fun.

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

My name is taken from a character in the classic Sergio Leone spaghetti western, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.

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

Join The Fatherhood, Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Take your time and don’t rush it. Don’t grind credits, materials, or the biggest ships. Enjoy the experience. Elite is beautiful.

“It’s like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”

Bruce Lee


O7

Roseum Lagrange cloud from the deck of the TFS Scylla

Featured CMDR Kik “Clipped” Ravendish

26 Mar 2021

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

I was introduced to ED by an acquaintance who mentioned off handedly that he was building a computer for “a game”. I asked, “A GAME?” He then told me about ED, being a 1:1 model of the Milky Way Galaxy. From there, he needed to say no more. While the game was downloading, I began absorbing tutorials and watching the myriad of content that was available. I remember being daunted, overwhelmed and more than exited. I was elated. This WAS the game that I’ve been waiting for my whole life

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

I had been playing the game maybe a month and was out exploring in the SRV at a geyser site. There was a monster geyser in front of me and my Anaconda behind me about 500 meters. I sat there looking at the geyser, blasting into the sky and the roar of the material as it was escaping the vent while others burbled and belched around me, this one in front of me was epic. I thought to myself….. “Huh…, I wonder what would happen if I…” then I drove over it. I was blasted into the sky, tumbling higher and higher. Rocketing and tumbling higher and higher, I managed to fumble out my phone and take a video, then I saw my ship Take off uncommanded.

Now, looking back on the occasion, gyser jumping is rather commonplace, but being a new Commander, not knowing what would happen and then seeing my ship leave as I crossed the distance threshold that releases the ship to orbit as I careened into the sky, well, it was a thrill.

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

I wouldn’t say I earned it. Somewhere, there’s a video, documenting it in all its glory. But the short story is, I got “Clipped” by a “Clipper” 100 meters from the summit during a six hour team mountain climbing expedition.

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

It’s tough to answer this, each has her own application. I think the one I have the most enjoyment out of flying is probably my Fer De Lance, “Greenis Envy” She’s fully engineered with Super Penetrator Rail Guns and a huge Plasma Accelerator and a couple of efficient Thermal Vent Beams. Landing a trick shot on an enemy combatant at a fair distance is very satisfying.

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

I heard about The Fatherhood, listening to a Sagittarius Eye podcast. Prior to joining The Fatherhood, I played mostly Solo or Private Group between my friends and I. I joined The Fatherhood Delta and brought with me all my friends, and my own Father, who goes by the name of Pops Ravendish.

What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life (or do you)?

I am a traveling helicopter mechanic. I work for a company that builds and maintains power lines. The job keeps me on the road for the better part of a month at a time. When things are slow at work, i.e. helicpters aren’t broken, or if I no scheduled maintenance to perform I can be found in space. So, if I’m on the road, Elite: Dangerous-ing is what I do to pass the time. When I go home, my family gets all of my focus. I stay mostly in US eastern and central time zones.

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

  1. Play in open, and enjoy the social aspect of the game. Solo and PG’s certainly have their place. For example: going to Deciat in open, as a beginner assumes the risk of getting squashed by lonely scumbags who love nothing more than blowing up your ship.
  2. Use the tools that were developed for this game, ED market Connecter, EDDB.io, Inara, EDSM EDtools.cc etc. I always run EDmarket connecter when I’m dangerousing, it helps keep the tools we enjoy up to date.

Featured CMDR “Breathless” Bootstrap

19 Mar 2021

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

Preferring to commit to career games that can be played for a long time, I had been looking for something like Freelancer. It was clear Star Citizen was no where near ready (4 years later that’s still the same), and Elite was already out and receiving content updates. I keep playing Elite for the opportunity — some would say requirement — to invent your own gameplay and personal challenges. Engineer a crazy build and see if it works, make a special cargo run to a certain port, back an in-game faction, they’ve all got my own silent narratives in them.

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

Bumped into a trio of quite new players while in a starport. Chatting in game we agreed to do some bounty hunting together in a nearby RES. None of them had much experience, and were keen for someone to show them the combat ropes. They had poorly built and unengineered Cobras and Vultures, so once we got them outfitted properly we headed out. I had an engineered FDL and just flew it like a madman. Their reaction in the game’s voicechat to seeing that ship zipping through the asteroids and pulverising pirates was hysterical.

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

The Fatherhood had been featured in the Elite newsletter, so when they announced their Lost Souls expedition I joined up. After a stint of neutron-boosting I stopped to repair the ship. With that complete I returned to supercruise and began scanning the system. About 7 minutes later my ship exploded and in my disbelief I turned to my new squadmates for the explanation. They informed me I had failed to turn my life support module back on.

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

That would be Vulture Guts, my Mamba. It gets the name because it literally has the same modules fitted as a Vulture: powerplant, thrusters, distributor, FSD, shield – all so that it maintains it’s peak performance while delivering maximum firepower. Sure the defences are somewhat compromised, but you can’t have everything.

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

I laughed out loud the first time I read “When the kids go to bed we go to space”, and less than a week after signing up to Lost Souls I applied to join the squadron as well. Joined Alpha as soon as in-game squads were a thing, and took over admin of Charlie squad so our leaders could start Delta and Echo. As Charlie filled up I founded Golf squadron for our fellow CMDRS in the Asia/Oceania region.

What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life (or do you)?

My day job has me travel all over work with the aviation industry, so you may find me on at weird times or not available at all. When I’m at home I usually have a couple hours in the evenings. Sometimes play Saturday mornings so I can meet up with our members in the USA on their Friday night.

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

Engineering makes you very powerful, don’t put it off. Hit up The Fatherhood’s discord channel #ship-crafting and our helpful team will eagerly offer tips for gathering materials, as well as helping you fine-tune your machine.

Featured CMDR “Morpheus” Solyce

12 Mar 2021

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

I have long been a sci-fi nerd. I grew up watching Star Trek (The Original Series) mostly because of my mom’s love for it. I read a lot of the novels too. Although I’m also a fan of Star Wars, the Ron Moore BGS, and The Expanse. But it was Star Trek that most captivated me. TNG and DS9 are my favorites (#youcantchangemymind).

I wanted to play a space game and heard the buzz around No Man’s Sky from the interwebs. It scratched a little of the space-itch, but I wanted more realism and had gotten tired of the limited mechanics.

I was browsing the PlayStation store and came across Elite: Dangerous entirely by chance. I decided to take the plunge and bought it without Horizon. That was my biggest mistake. I should have done both from the beginning. I was immediately captivated! There was so much to learn. It had technical realism I appreciated. The flight mechanics were at once frustrating and incredible. The rendering is so beautiful and gave me a visceral sense of awe and wonder. It consumes, and likely will continue to consume, about 90% of my gaming time.

CMDR “Wiki” M-O-T-O-R & CMDR “Iceman” Azzbo27

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

There are so many great moments. I think the moment that really sinks in is my first wing up with folks from The Fatherhood just after I joined. I learned so much so quickly, most of it from Phantom_rw. He’s still one of my favorites to wing up with because of the easy-going, humble way he shares his knowledge and experience. He’s a truly great guy to know among the many that I’ve met in The Fatherhood.

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

For almost a record amount of time I avoided earning one. Then I got two just about back-to-back.

The first one I earned for bringing a personal army of collector limpets while mining for fleet carrier credits. I was winged up with CMDR “Iceman” Azzbo and CMDR “Wiki” M-O-T-O-R. Each time they scouted ahead and began mining a rock I’s swoop in and my swarm would vacuum up the fragments in a few seconds. For that I was awarded the callsign “Hoover”, which I despised, which is exactly how a callsign should be.

The second I earned on merit for designing and developing the website. It was awarded for something about controlling the matrix or some such. It’s an honor to carry the “Morpheus” callsign, but even more so to be trusted to steward such a public face of the squadron. It was entirely a labor of love, both for the game, and for The Fatherhood.

TFS Pursuit

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

My first love was the Python for its versatility. It can become pretty good—but not quite great—at most anything you spec it for. But my all time favorite is the Krait Mk II. The speed, the maneuvering feel, the all important boost sound, and viewport design is hands down my favorite flying experience.

I also have an Anaconda that I use for exploration. I spent a large amount of time in that boat.

TFS Venture

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

I had been playing Elite: Dangerous for a few months and was engrossed in it, I just wanted folks to talk to that had the same appreciation for it, and perhaps to learn from.

Scavengers Bliss SRV Race — 18 Dec, 2020

I went through a lot of squadrons on Inara reading all of their descriptions. Something about the vibe of The Fatherhood’s description kept me coming back to it. As a graphic designer I appreciated the thoughtful humor of the logo. As a busy working professional and father of two great kids there was something that I resonated with in the squadron’s founding principles. But I think in the end it was the part of me looking for an active, thriving community and a cultural ethos I align with that is ultimately what did it.

I joined in July 2018. It was hands down the best choice for my Elite: Dangerous journey. I fly alongside an solid community of chill folks that give tirelessly to others.

The Fatherhood, I salute you all. o7

TFS Icarus

What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life (or do you)? 

I work in web technologies for a rather well known fruit company. My role in part is community building, so it suits my efforts in helping The Fatherhood stay on course and keep its guide star in view as part of Wing Council. That is another role in which I’m honored to have been asked to serve.

Family/work/gaming balance is tricky. There are ebbs and flows as one demands more time than others. The trick for me is to simply go with the flow and not get frustrated when work steals more time or family demands I step away from gaming for awhile. I try to think of it in terms of focusing on “first things first”. Gaming is the dessert at the end of tackling the rest of those things. When I get to a burnout point, gaming elevates to a “first things first” for my mental health. Being successful in those areas is all about balance – not too much and not too little in any of those areas.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?

I’m an aspiring writer. I wrote an Elite: Dangerous novel called Elite: Resistance. I’m working on getting published and hoping FDev will work with me on it. I’ve retained an editor of some prominence to help me shape it into a better story than I could write on my own. I’d love more Elite: Dangerous readers to tell me how I can improve. If you have access, feel free to DM me on The Fatherhood Discord.


Elite: Resistance

A personal vendetta intersects powerful political forces as a solitary pilot goes up against a galaxy to find his mentor’s killer. In a remote region of space known as the Hyades Cluster, Lee Sollinger ekes out his existence smuggling to dodge tariffs. His only goal: to prepare his ancient Asp Explorer for an inevitable confrontation with fate.

A pitstop in the right place at the wrong time forces him to run for his life from the authorities with a passenger and wingman he never asked for. Together they must uncover the secrets of a mysterious experimental prototype and its part in an interstellar power grab.

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

Well my PlayStation Network account handle is based on the word “solace” (a comfort), because that’s what gaming is to me. But, of course, you can’t use dictionary words and expect to get it. I found ”solyce” had at least a similar sound. 

Invitation to wing up together

Send a PSN friend request

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

Here’s what I know that’s as true in life as it is in the game: If you want to fly fast, go alone. If you want to fly far, go together. Community is important. Find a good squadron like I found in The Fatherhood and go farther than you ever could have imagined.

But—and here is the important part—it doesn’t stop at joining. To experience community, to belong, you need to push yourself to get involved. Find wings, chat with folks, experience the game alongside others. You get out of your squadron—your community—what you put in.

Fly together CMDRs. o7

Featured CMDR idealroach “Olaf”

5 Mar 2021

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

My good buddy Ogre got me into Elite about a year ago. We started playing and neither of us really knew we were doing. After about a week of fumbling through space Ogre went back to his Destiny 2 life and I ultimately gave up. About a month or so went by, and the thought that a flight simulator had bested me was eating away at me. I started back to it, started researching videos on YouTube and, eventually, through a rather hilarious interaction with MRRUBBERBULLETS, I was led to The Fatherhood and was shown the way.

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

That’s a tough one. I think my favorite Elite moment would have to be when Reaper hit pranjajoe at the gyser site. I’ve never seen a ship collide in mid-air with an SRV before, and boy let me tell ya…that SRV was launched about 20km away going about 500m/s and than POOF. I havent laughed that hard in a while.

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

Ah, the infamous crystal spike incident. I was out in a mat-farming site gathering Yttrium. It was a low-G planet…so naturally, I became impatient waiting for the crystalline fragments to hit the ground and was boosting to catch them in mid air when I suddenly became impaled on one of the crystal spires… I was stuck. Not like regular stuck—but stuck! There was a crystal spike going pretty much through the center of my SRV. So with a little patience and a few… well, a lot of laughs, Shysty came to my aid and assisted me off the spike.

Thus how i gained the callsign “Olaf” The loveable idiot snowman from the Disney movie Frozen who gets impaled by an ice spike. HA HA guys…

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

Rocinante

My favorite ship would have to be the Anaconda. Her name is the Rocinante. I have an affinity for the larger ships in Elite. They command a certain presence on the battlefield and are just so much fun with all the firepower they pack.

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

Well… I was out at Farseer Inc when I noticed CMDR MRRUBBERBULLETS in the Contacts tab. It was just me, him, and the port. So, I messaged him on Xbox chat and asked if he was planning to destroy me as soon as I took off. Which he was because I had a bounty. So, he took pity on my “Mostly Harmless” ass and told me to pay off the bounty and he would stop hunting me. After paying off my fine I responded back to thank him for not annihilating me and to let him know that I had paid off my bounty. That’s when he told me about The Fatherhood, how to join and get setup with Bravo squadron.

What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life (or do you)?

My day job is being a Father, actually. I balance my gaming life with family time by literally living the Squadron motto…”When the kids go to bed…I go to space.” I’m in Eastern Standard Timezone and I’m normally on every night between 7-9 to about 12am or 1am.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?

I played Counter-Strike semi professionally at the age of 15 till i was about 17 back in early 2000’s. Made a decent profit from playing in local 5v5 tournaments.

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

I’ve used this handle for almost 15 years now. Its a marijuana reference being an idealroach is neither too big or too small… just the right size…roach. 😁

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

If you get stuck or frustrated with the game: don’t quit.

The hardest part about this game is the flight mechanics (in my opinion) but reach out for help. The Elite community is probably one of the best communities in any game I’ve ever played. Yes, of course, there’s always going to be toxicity amongst a gaming community, but the number of good far outweights the bad. I’ve never met such a friendly bunch so willing to spend time to teach someone from the ground up in such an in-depth game. They do it because they love this game and they love to see their community grow. So, if you’re ever in need of help, just ask for it.

Bravo (xbox) Squadron Double Gold

4 Mar 2021

On this glorious day, The Fatherhood – Bravo Squadron (xbox) made history, taking Double Gold in the squadron leaderboard season, with one Gold in Exploration and Combat each.

A gargantuan effort from the finest collection of cmdr’s, both veteran and new, in cartographing systems off the path to and from Colonia on our recent multi carrier cruise, coupled with the ever increasing pirate pest control activities, superb mentorship and team effort made this significant achievement possible.

Congratulations to everyone who participated. You rock!

Featured CMDR Tracen8r “Popcorn”

26 Feb 2021

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

I had finished the storyline in No Man’s Sky, so I was seeking another space sim. This one came up, so I gave it a shot. I read nothing nor watched any videos on how to play, just got in and did the tutorials. Launched and tried to figure out how to enter a Coriolis Port; did it way wrong! I keep playing because it is so freaking deep and immersive.

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

Recently was in a High Intensity CZ with 13 other Greens at the same time. What a light show that was! Space Rave! Cleared several resets in mere minutes.

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

“Popcorn”

Weellll….What had happened waasss…LOL! We were on the Colonia Cruise and stopped off at the Planet of Death. We had a group photo op planned, so I left my SRV on the planet and stayed logged in. UTC-9 can be problematic when winging up and I didn’t want to miss the chance. Went AFK for dinner and when I got back, I was welcomed by the rebuy screen. Apparently, when your SRV runs outta fuel, it explodes. Then with my DBX in orbit, it also ran out of fuel and crashed where the SRV blew up. Good thing my fellow Greens were there to capture both events!

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

Don’t have one, yet. Each chassis can do so many different things, it’s hard to have only one.

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

I’m hoping that because of the number of CMDRs in The Fatherhood, I would be able to wing up more often. That has worked well. Greens, baby!

What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life (or do you)?

I am a trophy husband, former Diesel Mechanic, Industrial Engineering Tech, Machinist and Soldier. Balance is what I say it is! LOL! My TZ is Alaska.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?

I don’t use a real-life profile pic because I am so freaking good looking that jealousy sets in, and it causes problems. So, it’s better all around when I mix with the general population to not have them awed by my magnificence…

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

Use “Block” on gankers as often as possible. Gibb to your hearts content. Play how you want.

Popcorn’s First ELW Discovery

Featured CMDR Power Pro Bro “Echo”

19 Feb 2021
Alaska is huge

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

I picked it up after a friend of mine, SavageSalad, introduced it to me on Xbox back in 2017. I started off flying in his fighters and eventually got the hang of flight enough to fly on my own. As for what keeps me flying, I would say it is this group. Most everyone else I’ve known has moved off to greener pastures. If it were not for The Fatherhood, my Xbox and PC accounts would be covered in dust.

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

bzzzt

One of my favorite moments, I was flying with a slew of Green squad. I was… well into my drinks at that point. Watching one of my brethren coming into the port, I noticed his Anaconda’s gear was extending and I said, “Hey man you’ve got fiiiive landing pad arms!” Hilarity ensued and thus my second callsign, “LPA” was born.

Note: don’t drink and fly, y’all.

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

For my Xbox account, Power Pro Bro it is my gamertag. On PC, TJ Bahsen, I used my initials and changed some things. 😉

Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.

My original callsign was granted after I burped on party chat enough and those burps would reverb consistently through ARC’s headset. Thus, ECHO, “Everybody Can Hear the Onomatopoeia”

Mine-thon

Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.

Python is best ship. You cannot change my mind.

Pythoninator
Touchy-feelies

What drew you to join The Fatherhood?

If I recall correctly, I had seen some advert from Frontier and was kind of looking for a group outside my friend or two to play with. Little did I know that The Fatherhood would be with me for quite some time. Being able to call a group home and not have to worry about consistent effort due to my job and it’s demands was a boon in and of itself.

Space shockies

What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life (or do you)?

I am a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force. I maintain and operate the backup power generators and aircraft arresting systems. It’s a good job, but sometimes it pulls me away from family and gaming. Oddly enough, playing Elite and balancing time came naturally with military life. Since joining (leaving and rejoining again) The Fatherhood I have moved three times. From the US to Europe and now Japan, balancing my time has come naturally.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?

☕️

Corvette booping

Featured CMDR Revyn_hunter “Stalker”

12 Feb 2021

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

TFCV Astra Vigari

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. 🤣

TFCV Stella Ignis

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.

TFCV Astra Vigari

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.

CMDR Revyn Hunter “Stalker”

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.

TFCV Astra Vigari