Have you played Elite back in the 80s ?

Tuesday, 09 July, Year 5 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

Long long ago in a galaxy far far away - which is to say ZX Spectrum, 1984 - saw the release of one of the earliest 3D computer games. That's right, we had 3D games before we had PCs, let alone cellphones. What nao, noobs ?

It was a thing of wonder, we all loved it, played it 'till our fingers bled (me and some guys from school 'cause it was clearly then or never!). I have good news : it grew up. It's called EVE now. It has tits and legs and all the 3D rest, eye candy galore. But deep down and at the core, beyond all the blush and eye shadow there lies the exact game that we fell for, in 1984. You have your ships and your turrets and your battle stations and stargates and hey... remember MANUAL DOCKING ? Well... that's gone. Sadly.

Nevertheless, here's me bridging the stars in my trusty Space Muffler :


And here's me mining two asteroids at once!


And here's to you having fun!

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  1. subSTRATA`s avatar
    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    First time played Elite on Amiga500 actualy, didn't liked it much. My favourite game at that time was Sid Meier's Pirates!

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 13 July 2013

    That wasn't bad either.

    Here's a little something fresh from the game :

    FW: 2013 expired license + survey
    From: Judith Aguilar
    Sent: 2013.07.13 11:56
    To: Abh Academy,

    wtf ... Kill: Judith Aguilar (Capsule)

    2013 expired license + survey
    From: ST0NER SMURF
    Sent: 2013.07.13 10:05
    To: Judith Aguilar,

    Greetings, fellow Capsuleer,

    It has come to our attention that you have been using auto pilot without a license. As you are probably aware, auto pilot licenses have been required to use auto pilot since the Pilot Protection Act was signed. The main reason behind this Act was to help prevent the many of the accidents caused from by the use of auto pilot.

    We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by the loss of your ship, but when it comes to pilot safety, we found that actions speak louder than words.

    If you wish to continue using auto pilot, to you will be required to apply for a 1 year license. The application fee will be determined by the class of the permit you are applying for. The classes are broken down as follows:

    ----- ----- ----- -----

    Class E: Single Member
    25 mil

    Class D: 10 members or less.
    50 mill

    Class C: 11 - 25 members.
    75 mill

    Class B: 26 - 50 members.
    100 mill

    Class A: 51 - 100 members.
    150 mill

    Class S: 100+ members.
    200 mill

    ----- ----- ----- -----
    it will only protect you from high sec ganking. It will not protect you against wars or low sec roams.

    If you wish to apply, send the application fee to Mr Vrix , with the class you are applying for in the description. Your application fee will be processed within 24 hours, and you will receive a confirmation mail when it has been accepted. All questions and comments can be sent to ST0NER SMURF

    ----- ----- ----- -----
    ----- ----- ----- -----

    Dear Victim, Congratulations on your ship/pod loss!!

    Please help us make our ganking service better by filling out and returning this simple survey.

    I was killed by ______ on date _____ in system _______

    How was your death? too fast/too slow/about right_______
    Are you angered by your death? Yes/No ________

    Will you be taking revenge? Yes/No _______

    If taking revenge, who will you be hunting? ________

    Do you care to take up membership in our begging programme to possibly get your loss back? Yes/No _______

    are you planning to replace the loss? Yes/No_______
    if yes where? _______

    Thank you and please return this survey in good time.

    Comment Section

    ----- ----- ----- -----
    Hpy Song
    ----- ----- ----- -----

    ♫ When your pod gets blown to bits ♪♫ And you lose your implant fits ♪\☻/ Don't worry ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Be Happy \☻/

    ----- ----- ----- -----

    The guy lost ~a quarter billion in implants in that little adventure.

  3. subSTRATA`s avatar
    Sunday, 21 July 2013

    "Pilot Protection Act"
    "Dear Victim, Congratulations on your ship/pod loss!!"


  4. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 21 July 2013

    Hehe yep. They do have a sense of humour.

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