View Poll Results: Do you want a new Elite Badge

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    89 90.82%
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Thread: Elite Badge

  1. #16
    HELLS BELLS! I want one of those!

  2. #17
    Like the Bazooka Joe type temp tattoos, these are dirt cheap to source.

    i.e. http://www.simoney.co.uk/enamel-badges.html/

  3. #18
    JKF well done on finding your badge...

    So I think this thread turned up you, me and Duncan who have badges.

    JFK
    http://www.4tn.net/public/EliteBadge.jpg
    @JFK - I love that your badge looks a bit scuffed, I can just imagine on an 80's style denim jacket beside your AC/DC badge!!

    Duncan
    http://wouter.bbcmicro.net/pictures/...elite_pins.jpg (the one on the left)
    @Duncan - Don't be lazy take a pic of your actual badge, they are all unique

    Me
    My Elite Badge

    So that is two BBC B badges and a Commodore 64 badge.

    Have we missed anyone else? Surely we can do better than three people who where awarded the official "Order of Elite" on the Official Elite Forums!!

    Anyone??

  4. #19
    Nice badges. I've never seen one in the flesh. Hopefully they will do something like this for the new game.

  5. #20
    That Gal Cop telegram signed by Tony Beckwith; i wonder if that was the Tony Beckwith i worked with at Probe Entertainment? He started in the bedroom programming days!

  6. #21
    I am one of the few guys in Italy who managed to reach Elite Status in First Contact...

    Unfortunately I couldn't ask for a badge, then.

    I was too young and naive to get past Competent in Frontier...

    I think I still have the save file...

  7. #22
    Originally Posted by groovington View Post (Source)
    That Gal Cop telegram signed by Tony Beckwith; i wonder if that was the Tony Beckwith i worked with at Probe Entertainment? He started in the bedroom programming days!
    Tony Beckwith was one of the guys working at BT/Firebird who coordinated the Elite competition, not sure what his real job title was. I have a bunch of letters and a few photographs from the time that might have him in the background...

  8. #23
    It must be him - Started at Firebird:

    http://www.mobygames.com/developer/s...loperId,27149/

    I worked at Probe from 1996-1998; I was a motion capture technician He worked on "The Italian Job" as well, which i did the mo-cap for while i was working at Audiomotion

  9. #24
    Those badges are fantastic and you should be commended for keeping them safe all this time. I'm very envious, as my Elites were gained on CPC, Newkind & Oolite - no quarter of a century vintage bragging rights for me!

    Unless I roll up my sleeves when E : D arrives...

  10. #25
    Originally Posted by groovington View Post (Source)
    It must be him - Started at Firebird:

    http://www.mobygames.com/developer/s...loperId,27149/

    I worked at Probe from 1996-1998; I was a motion capture technician He worked on "The Italian Job" as well, which i did the mo-cap for while i was working at Audiomotion

    Yeah that must be the same Tony Beckwith I have Elite related letters from him between 85-87 which is a perfect match for his time spent at Telecomsoft/BT/Firebird.

    His Elite letters where either signed 'On behalf of the ELITE Elders' or '1st President of GalCop'

    Just imagine you where sitting beside the 1st president of the Galactic Co-operative of Worlds, the main man of the Elite galactic government, and you never knew it

    Looking at his game credits.... and I see Split/Second from 2010 I loved that game and played it to death a real twist on the racing genre, I was really dissapointed when I heard that the follow up game got canned and the studio closed down.

  11. #26
    Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post (Source)
    Those badges are fantastic and you should be commended for keeping them safe all this time. I'm very envious, as my Elites were gained on CPC, Newkind & Oolite - no quarter of a century vintage bragging rights for me!

    Unless I roll up my sleeves when E : D arrives...

    Would it be rubbing salt into the wound to say that maybe the Elite badges are too common, and ask how many people have a personalised framed Order of Elite award :smilie:

  12. #27
    Originally Posted by Duncan_Gray View Post (Source)
    Really dumb qustion I'm sure ..... but I have a 29 year old badge that means the world to me .. http://wouter.bbcmicro.net/pictures/...elite_pins.jpg (the one on the left) .... any plans to continue this ? (a shiny new badge for shiny new Eliteangerous players that make it to Elite)
    I would also love to have a physical badge once elite status has been achived but I am all for making my own

    You are truely elite if you have an original elite status badge! Well done commander!

  13. #28
    Just a thought but what about a self printed certificate generated by the game with a unique code and indication of how many pilots have already achieved it, it could include in small print any human pilots that were killed in your exploits or rather endevours but only list them once (just in case it looks very one sided)

  14. #29
    Wow .. seems there are not that many about ... have been trying to get a nice photo of mine, sadly, despite canon 5d MkII + 100 mm Macro lens, by HTC desire has taken the best pic so far of mine (see avatar) ...
    I shall endevor with the 21 MPixel camera to get you a pic with all the tiny nicks and scratches (lightling a shinny badge with black/red enabel I have discovered is very ..... frustrating ... think I might have to go 'old school' and take it outside [nothing like a cloudy day to light your subject enenly] )

  15. #30
    Perhaps we original badge holders should get together in-game, a sort of old timers Elite. Go off every now and then helping out new players and searching the galaxy for the last of the original Elite.

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