Here are some juicy bits of miscellany to do with the site and the Frontier Elite Universe community in general.
- The Elite Bar crowd, as drawn by Dan Lind.
- For the explorers among you, see if you can spot Frontierverse's very own planet-based space port at Simon Challands' 3d Frontier site.
- Frontierverse's banner also featured, albeit briefly, in the opening sequence to Cris Robson's original Elite Tournament game, the first online multiplayer Elite style game (unless you count Linewars), released back in 2000. There was also a billboard style ad for Frontierverse which you can view (I've increased the brightness slightly so you can actually read what it says).
- Back in Spring 2000, Thomas Hawthorn started Fort TMT, a kind of sister-site to Frontierverse, including an ambitious Frontierverse banner ad of "It's all around us! It's the reason we exist!" Tom sadly left the scene, but I hear he's doing well with his own IT business.
- Frontierverse Mod 1, or FM-1, was a rather primitive affair, before I'd polished up on HTML, and thankfully no record of it exists. FM-2 was a very simple design, that formed the basis for FM-3 (the design with the many space stations if anyone cares to remember). FM-3 was a decent design, but not as functional nor as attractive as FM-4, which was launched in early 2001. FM-4 saw over five years of service (with a brief 'facelift' in 2004) before being replaced.
- Once the 'Home of Elite Fiction', boasting perhaps the best Elite story ever written - Why Did The Groigan Dance? by Brad Chacos - I ceased having fiction on the site since it was very time consuming to maintain. Brad also seems to have vanished from the scene, which is a great shame and a mammoth loss to the Elite community.
- Frontierverse briefly hosted the premier 'Elite 4' website, the FNBS, from September 2000, until January 2001. Maintained by Kris Kania, it was the main source for news on Elite 4. Sadly, as time went on and little or no news was released on the game, Kris decided to pull the site.
- Frontierverse appeared in the July, 2000 edition of 'Internet Magazine'. (Here's a scan.)
- Frontierverse was the R3 Corporation's 'website of the month' for May of 2002.
- Frontierverse was the third site to officially have its own EBBS uplink, back in June, 2000. The first was Alioth, of course, and the second was the Demon's Gate.
- A Frontierverse car advert. Not sure of its origins.
Isn't this a great picture? See if you can spot the excellent FFE website that uses this pic. I'll give you a clue-- it's very flammable. (Okay, this site has also vanished. Shame, as I really liked it. It was the Hydrogen Fuel site by the way.)
The YMCA's very own station? Still on (funny) imagery, see if you can spot the all new drive-system for the Lion Transporter on the Manoeuvres page.