Sorry to hear that. Do you need an FC to help you get around?
Zac, would there be any station naming opportunities for Paul? I think the community would cheerfully contribute funds via Kickstarter or Gofundme if fees are an issue.Hey Paul - so sorry to hear of your situation. Commanders like yourselves who've been here from the very start have our biggest admiration and respect here at Frontier. I'm sure the amazing community will be all too keen to help you out - but you're welcome to add my personal account too, I'm CMDR Zacerhy.
Hi PaulHey all,
I'm Paul, CMDR Vernon in game. I've been CMDR Vernon since 1984 when I was 10.
I've been given approximately 12 months to live. I'm based in the UK.
On the 8th November I received the news that my cancer had returned and it is terminal.
I've always played independently, got about 3 hours in multicrew and never flown in a wing. I've never mined.
I'm currently in hospital after having an undiagnosed soft tumour removed from my upper spine on the 12th November and I also have the terminal bone tumours on my ribs and lower spine and mets in my lungs.
I'll be unreliably on and off the game over the coming months but I'd like to explore parts of the game I've never bothered with too much if I can and for that I need the community to help.
My main role has always been an explorer. I play in Odyssey and am ELITE 2 explorer, cataloguer, broker, expert defenceless ranks.
I've never gone in for the grind and I don't want to now, what I have in game, I've earnt the long way round.
I currently fly a Krait Phantom, armed and engineered with a respectible 53Ly range. I'm not aiming to make billions or any of that, just looking for semi reliable players that might want to team up once in a while in an evening to help me explore more of the game. This might be a few weeks away at least at the moment!
Other ships I have are from memory, a python, dbx, dolphin, orca, aspx, a collection of vipers and eagles and my old Sidewinder.
My machine is still struggling with fps on Odyssey in settlements so not fussed about that side of things at the moment. I just want to see what else I've been missing. I love Elite the way I play it but all the same I want to explore more of the games before my time is up.
Before my terminal diagnosis, this was my story.
Hi cmdr - so sorry to hear about the setbacks. Hope things improve, and you're back in the game soon. I'm sure you'll have a lot of friend requests waiting for you!Thank you all again so much for your replies. I've had a couple of setbacks with recovery so will be out of game for a while longer yet. Please be assured your best wishes are very much appreciated though and whilst I may not be replying to all, I am reading all and intend to reply when I'm better able to.
My machine is still struggling with fps on Odyssey in settlements
It's an i7 9750H based MSI laptop with 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe dedicated to the game with an RTX2060 6GB RAM which I run at 2K on an external monitor using the laptop monitor and a third portrait monitor that I upcycled from a dead laptop for third party tools to run on. I usually run EDDiscovery on the 1080p screens.If it's not too much trouble, post your system specs when you get the opportunity. It's quite possible that one of our forum members has spare components (or even an extra laptop with a discrete GPU) around that would be a suitable low-effort upgrade.