What was your first experience with the Elite universe and what keeps you playing it today?
My first experience with E:D was watching CMDR’s on YouTube bounty hunting in a Haz Res. I tend to do various things in E:D and I find that keeps me from getting burned out on the game.
Tell a quick story about your favorite moment in Elite: Dangerous.
I would have to say my participation in the Dove Enigma Expedition was a highlight for me. Here were CMDR’s from 3 different platforms all working together to do something to honor a CMDR none of us personally knew.
Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.
Early on, the best way to make money was by doing wing source and return missions… we could get 50 mil a mission! I would use 3rd-party apps to help us find what we needed at the lowest price and in enough quantities to do the job. I tended to fly with the same CMDR’s when doing this and they joked about me using a white board to keep track of where everyone was/what cargo tonnage we all had, etc. Over time they decided that my efforts deserved a C/S and “Logistics” was given.
Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.
I love the T10. I own 3 of them, TFS Badger is setup for mining, TFS Collaevo is my AX support ship, and TFS Fragmentum is my CZ/Bounty Hunting wonder toy!
What drew you to join The Fatherhood?
I was following E:D on YouTube since 2015. I purchased E:D in 2017 when it came out for PS and was working through learning the game when I saw TK’s Facebook post about starting The Fatherhood. I joined 14 Aug 2017 into the original PS squadron and I haven’t looked back since!
What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life (or do you)?
I am a wire harness assembler as my main day job. I have weekends and holidays off so I am able to put in a few hours a week into the game. I play EST either 7pm on weeknights or 9am on the weekends.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?
I will have served in the Canadian Military for 30 years this Sept. (Full- and part-time combined)
How did you come up with the name of your Commander?
I have used this gamer tag since the mid 90’s when I played Mechwarrior by direct dialing my buddy who also had the game. I tended to power down and ambush him on a regular basis so the “Phantom” part of it worked… The “rw” was to keep it unique to me.
Invitation to Wing Up Together
Any fatherly advice for new CMDRs trying to make their way in Elite: Dangerous?
Play how you want to play and don’t be afraid to ask questions. The only stupid question is the one that isn’t asked.