Departing Frontier Station, for deep space, Commanders

Brett C

Greetings Commanders,

Let me start by saying that all of you are awesome, dedicated, devoted, maybe a little fanatic, and ultimately, true to the community. From the explorers and alien hunters to our PVP players, and everyone in-between, all of you make Elite what it is. Without you, the Elite Dangerous community wouldn't be where it has evolved to today.

Watching and helping the Elite community grow on the forums, from about a mere 15 of you in the old Elite section (you know who you are on these forums from way back when!) to the many thousands of you today, with a heavy heart, the 6th of September will be my last day at Frontier Developments.

It's been an incredible four years serving as one of your Community Managers. It has been a great pleasure seeing the yearly Frontier stream, watching the donations for charity come in for a great cause. I love seeing the events that you all in the community have performed over the years, from Buckyball to Distant Worlds, Fuel Rats rescue live streams, even the PVP community events. Watching the sheer excitement within the community when the ‘Unknown Artefacts’ came to be, and when Thargoids made their grand entrance, was something I won't forget. Every week, and continuing to this day, the /r/EliteDangerous subreddit always had something interesting posted - be it a discussion, media or screenshots, or a meme ( or an attempt thereof ;) ). I think Space Booty, the 'this is fine' comic, and the 'how to land' brick gif are still my favorites on there! It goes to show the real dynamism of the community, and how different everyone's playstyle is!

To give a little bit of history, I came to the Frontier forums in 2006 as a volunteer moderator primarily for the RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 section. If it weren't for Michael Brookes putting out his hand back in 2006, I wouldn't have been here today, and I am gratefully indebted to him for opening the door back then. Fast forward to 2015, and I was brought on as your Forum Community Manager and begun the long journey to growing out the Elite community on the forums.

Looking at today and in retrospect, I am humbled to see the Elite community so active and thriving on various social media sites and numerous other communities. Not to forget, there are so many Discord servers for Elite, that you all managed to make me reach the 100-server limit cap for quite some time! Every community and group within Elite are unique – I’ve seen it time and time again when browsing (lurking) through various servers that you all have invited me to idle on.

Over the years, I've met many faces, talked to many people - be it real life or virtually, maybe both in some cases! I've met many great people with my tenure at Frontier; there's no doubt about that.

With my parting words, looking forward before I turn the page into a new chapter, the future for Elite is bright... good things come in due time.

Thank you for the wonderful times, Commanders.

Brett C


The Moderator who shall not be Blamed....
Volunteer Moderator
Don't know what to say mate, We've been on a long journey together over the last... wow nearly 15 years!

We've watched the forum grow together and been through the mill so many times.

The forum community would not be the same without all the hard work you've put in over the years, I've been proud to work alongside you for all this time.

Very sad to see you go but as we both know it's not the end of our friendship, I'll be giving you grief for a while yet.

All the very best for the future, whatever direction you go I know you'll be a great addition.


Volunteer Moderator
I would have never thought I will say this, but... I'm like TJ ;) Don't know what to say. I've been a mod here for a few good years now and I honestly just took you for granted. You're kind of like the Original Forums Dad - in the most literal context :)

I'd be definitely lost without your help here many many times. You've done an amazing job helping make this community grow into what it is today - and it's one of the best communities I've been involved in. And I've been an owner/admin/mod for various online communities for over 15 years now, so I've had my fair share of experience in that respect.

It won't be the same without you and your wicked sense of humor (yes, without a "u"!) for sure. Let's just hope the forums won't collapse when you go, as I'm pretty sure a lot of it is sitting on your very shoulders :D

All the best for the future mate! Keep in touch.

Robert Maynard

Volunteer Moderator
Sorry to hear that you're heading out into the black, BC. The place won't be quite the same without you.

When you arrive at your destination, please let us know - and I hope that any future company that you work for is fully deserving of your talents and experience.

o7 CMDR.
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