Today, 10:33 PM · 81 replies and 2203 views.
Eh, I understand why people think this way, but if you take a step back and realize that earning Elite has no "special" meaning *in-game* then you'll realize it doesn't matter one bit if newbies somehow get a "leg up". What are you worried about, really? High traffic in Shinrarta Dezhra? Elite decals on ships blinding you? Too many newbs driving Annies after gaining Elite mission payouts (a real laugh since they seem to have nerfed that again)? You certainly shouldn't think any less of your effort in gaining Elite "the old fashioned way" just because someone else didn't. And I REALLY don't get why forum-based accolades (like the Triple-Elite thing) matters to anyone, but maybe that's just me. If we had had to pay money to be Elite, ok, maybe that's something tangible, but as it stands it's really all in your mind - no offense.