So the big, new Q4 patch goes live today. I've been talking with some of HLP's resident Elite fans on IRC regarding a new feature added in the update: Squadrons!
Yes, at long last, E:D has a proper social and organizational feature so like-minded pilots can easily play together, and lemme tell you, E:D can be a lot more fun with friends. There's a lot to unpack with squadrons themselves, but I remember how excited we all were years ago at the prospect of setting up an HLP squadron in ....well pretty much any new space game.
So, one thing a squadron can do is choose a system in-game to be their base/home. After said discussions, the front-runner candidate system is, fittingly enough, Ross 128.
The system is kind of small and unobtrusive, yet it's well-arranged and has decent services, and of course massively important to the Freespace franchise that brought us all here in the first place.
I'm planning on starting a (semiofficial?) HLP squadron later today- I wanted to formalize my intention in this thread so everybody could see and so we could maybe throw around some names.