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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by Evil Genius » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:26 pm

Maybe I'm being thick here but is the full rank list displayed somewhere?

Anyway, I agree with Vampyre's suggestion of Elite pilot ratings.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by Einar Saukas » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:31 am

Evil Genius wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Anyway, I agree with Vampyre's suggestion of Elite pilot ratings.
Me too!

It's an easily recognizable list, that better fits this purpose since anyone can easily distinguish which names have higher ranking than others.

Although this game was originally created for another machine, it's probably even more popular among Spectrum players.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by R-Tape » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:44 am

Evil Genius wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Maybe I'm being thick here but is the full rank list displayed somewhere?
Only in the admin area I think, and I'd best not give the password to an evil genius.

(Oh go then, it's "password")

Two good suggestions so far, machine types and Elite ranks. Any more? Well have a poll at the end if the week.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:58 am

My vote for game characters, in old WoS style: Sabreman, Jet Set Willy, Monty Mole, ... and Fred.

Yes, Fred would be a good rank! :D
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by R-Tape » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:02 am

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:58 am
My vote for game characters, in old WoS style: Sabreman, Jet Set Willy, Monty Mole, ... and Fred.

Yes, Fred would be a good rank! :D
Is that^ the old WoS list?

I remember it had Elite at the top and then Clumsy Colin added, or was that a later WoS list?
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by R-Tape » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:03 am

R-Tape wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:02 am
Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:58 am
My vote for game characters, in old WoS style: Sabreman, Jet Set Willy, Monty Mole, ... and Fred.

Yes, Fred would be a good rank! :D
Is that^ the old WoS list? (Surely Sir Fred should be at the top).

I remember it had Elite at the top and then Clumsy Colin added, or was that a later WoS list?
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by Hikaru » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:31 am

Einar Saukas wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:31 am
Evil Genius wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Anyway, I agree with Vampyre's suggestion of Elite pilot ratings.
Me too!

It's an easily recognizable list, that better fits this purpose since anyone can easily distinguish which names have higher ranking than others.

Although this game was originally created for another machine, it's probably even more popular among Spectrum players.
Makes sense to me, and I know that Elite used to be the absolute 'household name' over here in Russia/CIS states, but I do wonder about the UK and Europe. Somehow I'm getting the impression it was somewhat less popular there (not let's say on the level of MM/JSW/Horace).
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by 1024MAK » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:57 am

Elite is/was VERY popular on the Acorn BBC Micro and on some of the other Acorn computer range. It is in the top ten (if not higher) in this community.

But it did not appear to have the same success on the Spectrum. I think mainly due to there being a lot more good quality games available for the Spectrum, so although it may have sold well, Spectrum gamers had lots of other games to play and to talk about. So it did not stand out in the same way. Also, it's hard. Or at least, I'm not much good at it...

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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by ramsrc » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:45 am

Agreed - Elite was very popular in the BBC world. After my Spectrum, I graduated to a BBC Master and didn't play all that many games because by that point I had started to program.

I did have Elite though, and I particularly enjoyed the Master disk version because it had more ships - Particularly the Krait, because I liked the back story that it was getting rare and parts were being cannibalised to keep the last remaining ships flying.

It was hard too - I never managed to make Elite, but I did get as far as Deadly.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by utz » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:02 am

I'd be very much in favour of user customizable ranks. It gives a nice personal touch and a tiny little corner for people to live out their, uh, creativity 8-)
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