As I write this the count of fellow space gamers stands at 6,897!
One of the reasons why I took this route as opposed to the more traditional one is that I have been constantly amazed by the enthusiasm and talent shown by all of you for my previous work. You have skinned other games to be in the Wing Commander universe, built detailed 3D models of what were much simpler ones back in the day, modded Freelancer to be able to do things we never considered, and extended its life much longer than anyone dreamed.
The Poll now has its own commlink page with a blurb about cockpits: here (including some familiar screenshots!)
When the Wing Commander series began, one of the most familiar visuals were the ships cockpits. You weren’t flying behind some third person shooter… you were right there, in the action, living in the game world. The ‘hand on the joystick’ that moved as you played the game became an oft-quoted example of the series’ dedication to interactivity.
The New Fiction teaser jumps ahead to 2113 from yesterday's 2075 and features and interesting name: Hannigan Terrell. Is this a reference to Privateer's Admiral Terrell? James Hannigan was also a composer on both Privateer 2 and Freelancer, and while yesterday's update was about space travel, this particular part of the story refers to terraforming: Fiction Teaser.