As an avid player of Wing Commander - Privateer I entered into MS
Freelancer quite early on, in Single Player mode. A while ago I got
access to DSL, so I started to play multiplayer on the internet.
My first contact was the 24/7 Norwegian Dream server, a fun server with
humpback races every thursday - back when it was running version 1.0.
When it switched to the TNG mod, I played a bit with that, but while I
liked a few of the new variations (internal hard points, sales only to
people in the green), I got bored with the new ship types and speed
mods. Back to the roots, I went to Freelancer Universe.
For a couple of months I flew there as [FreeTrade]Garner, making money
with a dromedar and trying to get independent Freelancers into a
Zoner-style attitude by giving them a startup. After a period of
inactivity, Garner and Starflier.Inc (first incarnation) had been
deleted from the server, so I started again - this time a fighter pilot
named Jarvis. Getting the eagle was easy. Recently I managed to visit my
last station (162 stations and 118 jumpholes - am I missing any?).
Parallelly I respawned Starflier.Inc, a Starflier on great Sirius tour.
Almost optimized (only a Screamer mine instead of the Ripper, Optimized
Stunpulse and a pair of Scorpions, Optimized Thruster and Optimized
Countermeasures), this little fly has been playing tourist or newby
escort for quite a while.
Then, one day idling through the Omicrons in the starflier, I was asked
whether I wanted to join TC as a trader. Remembering Garner, I accepted
More information about TC (The Confederation) here.
Not quite familiar with the TC naming conventions, I omitted the ".Inc"
extension for the first character, but flew him as a trader nonetheless.
I got charged with recruiting new traders, so I keep [TC]Hanseatic in
his dromedar near NY system when not getting new equipment for starting
I have come up with a routine for starting
TC traders which I'll put on a separate page, as well as info on my Favourite Trade Runs..
A couple of screenshots (I use png format rather than jpg):