Free Worlds

Freelancer is a space trading and combat simulation video game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It is a chronological sequel to Digital Anvil's Starlancer, a combat flight simulator released in 2000. The game was initially announced by Chris Roberts in 1999, and following many production schedule mishaps and a buyout of Digital Anvil by Microsoft, it was eventually released in March 2003.

In the middle of the decline of XWA the TLords picked up Freelancer. Not everybody liked it (mouse control, weapons on gimbals) but it was fun to play although there was no arena for Pvp like in XWA. Dogfighting was different, fast and a lot of jousting maneuvers.

In the game, players take on the roles of spacecraft pilots. These characters fly single-seater ships, exploring the planets and space stations of 48 known star systems. They also engage in dogfights with other pilots (player- and computer-controlled) to protect traders or engage in piracy themselves. Other player activities include bounty-hunting and commodity trading. In multiplayer mode, players are free to take on any role and to explore anywhere from the start.


Waiting for something better TLords participated in the Star Wars Mod of Freelancer: Free Worlds. Murgen was even briefly involved in the development team but thrown out when TLords B-Wings suddenly had better armor then regular ones. He also found out that the hit-box from Imperial ships where as small as possible where every Rebel ship had the hit-box size of a freighter. Clearly this mod was rigged. But because of his work our CC9600 Cerberus was in the game.

It was in Freelancer we met Mr Decanus, who later in the story of TLords would become Murgen’s Nemesis. In the Free World days it was good fun and with a small group of players we were able to make a lot of credits by mining and making Bacta cargo-runs.

However, the mod was too small to be interesting for large groups of players and the central server was run by a player close to a burn-out and not always 24/7 available. So, somewhere in 2004 it was time to move on and that time came when Onion and Hunter established a TLord guild in Star Wars Galaxies. Next slide please!

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