Absent friends: a place to remember forum contribtors you liked who have seemingly stepped back...

I see a lot of familiar faces and names. Doubt my name would show up, I lived in the Xbox section almost exclusively. I'm still with that group. Haven't used the forums in probably a year and a half. I've been on Discord with them all. Was going to update my forum name and avatar to better reflect myself, but after looking at the forum and seeing Bongo and everyone still using the same stuff, I left it just in case someone would recognize me.

Srsly guise.

Edit: Okay, it's been like two years since I used the forum...
 
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I don't frequent the forums, but I still lurk. Losing player-submitted GalNet (then all local articles were wiped from the game) greatly affected how much I enjoyed Elite. I log in now and then and tool around here and there, but it's just not the same.

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At any rate, it's nice to be missed. ;) Thanks for thinking of me. I'm still on Discord for those who know where to find me.
In the Golden Days of player Galnet and early Powerplay it was nice. Now, it just feels a bit too dentist waiting room.
 
Rizal72
Red Wizard (crops up now and then, I think)
QorbeQ
Lord Zoltan
Wishblend
Arcanonn

All good players and contributors during the "golden age" of xeno mysteries and the initial discoveries of Unknown Artefacts, and who stuck by me when I made claimed and subsequently showed the Unknown Artefact (now Thargoid Sensor) emitted a morse signal of the nearest celestial body, against the accepted theory run by the community that any morse heard was "just background from nearby stations"[1]

Particular shoutouts to:
QorbeQ, who discovered that the length of time a UA was "Lit" for differed between different locations/systems. This was a crucial step in demonstrating the UA's emitted morse, as the timings were proportional to the number of symbols expected in a morse transmission for a given location. (e.g if a location which would be spelt with 10 morse symbols lit the UA 6 seconds, a location which would be spelt with 20 morse symbols lit it for 12 seconds).

Wishblend, who as the proud owner of a UA at the time, took recordings of various locations I requested in order to form a UA-morse "Alphabet". As a final proof, I was able to "synthesize" a UA message for an arbitrary body using the alphabet. Wishblend then recorded the UA at that location and verified the accuracy of the alphabet.

[1] Before it was changed to be a wireframe of the ship, in a morse coordinate encoding.
 
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I don't frequent the forums, but I still lurk. Losing player-submitted GalNet (then all local articles were wiped from the game) greatly affected how much I enjoyed Elite. I log in now and then and tool around here and there, but it's just not the same.

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At any rate, it's nice to be missed. ;) Thanks for thinking of me. I'm still on Discord for those who know where to find me.
Nice to hear again from one of the 'original commanders'.
I too have been around since the get-go (but not famous/infamous ....just here).... We always say 'Ah the good old days, times were better etc'.
But you are dead right... it's just not the same..... The game (and the forum) felt 'personal' and 'involving', now it all just seems somewhat bland and watered down to the lowest common denominator. I'm still here but play less and less and sometimes ask why I can't break away from the spell of ED.

I suppose the discovery of a beautiful ELW on my approach to Colonia is just a typical example of how ED can still 'pull' me in:
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o7
 
Cmdrs, while we're at it, I'm really missing someone named RebelTheorist (he's an Xbox player). Leader of our squadron and an excellent, helpful guy but he's just vanished around a year ago. From the forums, from the game, from Inara, everywhere. Please, if anyone knows him or knows anything about him, please share (even in private message), I really don't know what to think.

And yes, I know this thread is about people who have moved on but this might be a good place to find someone who knows him. Any help is appreciated.
 
KzFusion, an excellent and admired Privateers Alliance streamer who escorted me back to the Bubble with the exploration data from the Star One expedition, and introduced me to the greatness that is player-groups.
 
The list of previous FD contributors to this forum (in approximate order of disappearance) is getting longer:

David Braben - Has an entire company to run, so can be forgiven I think.
Michael Brookes - Was moved off ED onto another project, probably not by choice.. minor forgiveness.
Mom - NO EXCUSES @Sarah Jane Avory !!! NO FORGIVENESS!! :mad:
Sandro Sammarco - Moved to another project... As above, minor forgiveness.
Edward Lewis - Resigned. Traitor. IsAJokeDon'tHate
 
I miss that dev (dont remember his name) who regularly shot down people and their requests.

In particular those asking for a 3rd fire button.
Mike Evans.

Yeah, loved his posts. He shot straight from the hip, which is possibly why he was told to stop postsing. Community Managers would always do their job and try and respond in a careful way and ME would just ride in and tell people to stop whining. Ah, halcyon days.

Some good names already mentioned, and some names mentioned who are still around.

I'd like to give a shoutout to Nitek strangely enough. I mean, we were usually diametrically opposed to each other on the forums and he had a problem with getting infractions and bans, but he did from time to time provide some good comedy. Anyone remember his video where he was stream sniping and asked a guy who was docked at an outpost "How do you say launch in French?", and the guy was using VA and said in response "How do you say launch in French?" and VA launched his ship straight into Nitek's weapons.
 
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