What was your first experience with the Elite universe and what keeps you playing it today?
I was actually made aware of Elite: Dangerous when we hired a gaggle of young guys from the local trade school. One of them played for some time on Xbox and got me interested in trying it out; I watched the trailer and was sold.
I continue to play for the beauty of the game and the wonderful interactions with the people in the ‘Hood. This squadron has truly become my online family.
Tell a quick story about your favorite moment in Elite: Dangerous.
My favorite moment in Elite: Dangerous is hard to pin down. It seems I gain a new moment of that description almost weekly, if not daily.
Tell the story of how you earned your callsign.
I believe it is told best by [Redacted] on the website:
“We’re all in voice comms for the Skardee Mountain Expedition and a certain CMDR ObjectofEnmity developed a fun – read annoying – habit of causing ruckus everywhere he goes. From bumping into people, to flying over hills and landing on people, to “accidentally” shooting people, to just being an absolute disaster. It was so bad that we likened it to the destructive force of a wrecking ball. And, due to his history with Blue Squadron and their musically inclined callsigns, dubbed him “Miley” as he did, infact, multiple times, come in like a Wrecking Ball.”
Tell us about your favorite ship in the game.
I really don’t know what to say about a “favorite” ship in the game. I love my combat. If pressed hard, though, I would probably have to settle on my little exploration-fitted Cobra III as my favorite. The TFS Cobra that Could took me to the galactic core for the first time, and did so in considerable comfort. I guess the reason would be the time and intimacy forced on a CMDR and their first exploration ship. It was truly me and my little Cobra against the big ol’ galaxy.
What drew you to join The Fatherhood?
I had an interesting time in the beginning of my Elite: Dangerous career. The Fatherhood was actually the second squadron I joined, but the best decision I ever made. I began my time in the Elite galaxy on the PS4. I joined a squadron based in Imperial space even before leaving the Pilot Federation District. I made many friends in that squadron, but had a problem with the squadron leader, which led to me leaving the wing and ultimately devolving into violence. I joined The Fatherhood briefly while on PS4 and then left over the issues with my prior squadron.
A few months later, I decided to move to PC to play this wonderful game without the problems caused by my bad relations with my former squad leader. I was so impressed with the atmosphere fostered by the ‘Hood during my previous brief experience, I immediately looked the wing up and re-applied. I have never looked back and always endeavor to assist in fostering the wonderful atmosphere that I came up in here.
What’s your day job, and how do you balance your home, work and gaming life?
I am a welder by trade, and I balance my time between my work, home, and gaming life by trying to ensure that my home and work life don’t interfere with my gaming life. Haha
What is one thing most people don’t know about you that you wish they did?
I just want everyone in the Fatherhood to know that I truly feel this is my home in the cybersphere, and they all contribute to that.
How did you come up with the name of your Commander?
My CMDR name is actually a reference to an ability from one of my favorite D&D 4E characters. He could mark an opponent as an “Object of Enmity” and modify his other abilities when used on that opponent. I really liked the ability, the character, and the name; thus I became ObjectofEnmity.
Any fatherly advice for new CMDRs trying to make their way in Elite: Dangerous?
The only advice I think I could offer to new CMDRs would be this:
“Take your time, enjoy the ride, and enjoy the people you’ve associated yourself with in the ‘Hood. It is not a race, unless you’ve paid the entrance fee, then assume demolition derby rules apply! LOL”
Invitation to Wing Up on PSN
I primarily play on the PC nowadays, but I still have a Fatherhood CMDR on the PS4 under the name EnmityRemastered. I welcome any and all friend requests there, as long as it is understood that
I don’t use that CMDR incredibly often.
Send a friend request on PSN to wing up with CMDR “Miley” ObjectofEnmity.