Freelancer Facebook Group

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  • Hey guys,


    I've tried hunting a few times over the years for a Freelancer Facebook group as it seems wrong that such a great classic of a game doesn't have a proper presence on social media. Doesn't help that the word 'freelancer' brings up a gazillion other unrelated groups in the fb search box lol!


    I found a post at the starport mentioning 2 groups but the link is dead and I can't find any trace of the other one they mention.
    The Starport - A Freelancer Game Fansite :: Freelancer joins Facebook... again! - Freelancer Community News - News


    So in the end I decided to make my own as over the years I've created groups for other ageing classic like Starflight and Master of Magic which have been going quite well and have grown into nice little communities. You can find it here:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancergame/


    If there are indeed some existing Freelancer FB groups please let me know where they are so I can join. If there's some really big good ones out there that I've failed to find then I'll get rid of mine as they'll be no need for it!



    Blake's Sanctum:

    - Total Conversion mods: Star Trek Doom 2, Quest for Glory IV-3D Hexen, & Star Wars Civilization 2
    - Game Shrines: Age of Wonders, Babylon 5 Games, Command & Conquer, Elder Scrolls, Dune Games, Final Fantasy, Freelancer , Heroes of Might & Magic, Master of Magic, Quest for Glory Series, Starflight, & Star Trek Games

  • Ok, not only its a nice idea, but... on that FB page you added your original Freelancer tour videos, watching them felt so melancholic and beautiful in its own way, it really touched me... reminded me a bit of why its the only game I actually bought twice (mostly because I thought I lost the original, but still worth getting it again). Pic of it's spanish cover version included xD


    And a tip, the FB banner image seems a bit streched and out of bounds (for me at least), would be nice to fix for its size.


    PS: I actually discovered a game I never heard of in the Freelancer related and similar games file you added there!

  • werent we told to delete facebook recently?

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  • You mean copyright related ? Hope its not related to bantering caused by a third party group on FB... FB already changed policy n privacy stuff for that.

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  • Interesting, makes me wonder what we would need to do with CF's page on there.

    "He who does not learn from the mistakes of the past, is forever doomed to repeat them."


    Friends will always be there for you,check on you when your down,and stick with you no matter what happens. that is what a true friend is.
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  • Ok, not only its a nice idea, but... on that FB page you added your original Freelancer tour videos, watching them felt so melancholic and beautiful in its own way, it really touched me... reminded me a bit of why its the only game I actually bought twice (mostly because I thought I lost the original, but still worth getting it again). Pic of it's spanish cover version included xD


    And a tip, the FB banner image seems a bit streched and out of bounds (for me at least), would be nice to fix for its size.


    PS: I actually discovered a game I never heard of in the Freelancer related and similar games file you added there!


    Thanks man, yeah I had to fill the group with 'something' and being Freelancer addict I've already got a website full of pictures and videos so I figured it was better to rip myself off instead of someone else to 'sex up' the group page a bit hahaha! :P And yeah I made those videos for people to enjoy but also for myself to enjoy for years to come. I just love putting them up on a big screen tv and just watching all the landings. I enjoyed the space combat but for me my favourite part of the game was visiting planets and space bars etc. Made you feel like you were part of an amazing universe. I'd been meaning to post the videos here but keep forgetting haha.


    Oh and yeah I recently bought myself a nice boxed copy of the game off ebay too haha! Couldn't find my old early 2000s disc and I think it may have been a pirate copy anyway (whoopsie!). I also managed to get my hands on the collectors disc 2 that came with some copies of the game which has that cool extended intro and a making of the game video which is pretty cool to have. :)


    Yup I just rushed that banner in there.. I'll fix it up soon. :)


    Interesting, makes me wonder what we would need to do with CF's page on there.


    Thanks man. I didn't know CF had a page but I've just managed to find it. I was just talking about this exact issue with another fellow who joined last night. Looks like there's a bunch of Freelancer pages on fb but not groups.


    The best one is this one which I've followed for years..
    https://www.facebook.com/FreelancerGame/


    Discovery appear to have one too.
    https://www.facebook.com/discoverygc/


    However they're all dead as they all have the same problem in that they're a 'fb news page' instead a 'fb group' which means its just 1 or 2 dudes posting news to subscribers, and their fans can only make posts that are hidden away and not seen by other fans (due to no notifications & you have to go to a separate community wall section that nearly no one bothers to look at). Groups are so much better as you can actually create a lasting community. The page admin can still post news about their respective project (if the group is about that) but the fans can post out in the open too leading to lots of good discussions. Even if the admin goes inactive the group lives on. You just can't do that on a news page and as a result they just die out...


    Also found that groups makes a handy backup for ageing forums too. For example I'm a big Starflight fan and in 2015 the SF forum community was in bad shape (thankfully the Freelancer community is in MUCH better shape). 3 of the big 5 forums from the 2000s were gone and the 2 left weren't looking too good either. As a passionate SF fan I didn't want what was left of the community to die off especially as they were working on the Starflight 3 fan game (a pipe dream but a good one) so I created a Starflight facebook group and invited all to drop by and sign up as a backup. Naturally there were several people who said they didn't have fb or that it was evil etc lol. Well.. those guys are gone now.. lost forever.. we don't know where they are.. as last year the last of the SF forums went down and the fb group was all we had left. Fortunately most of the community had signed up by then. Just recently we hit the 170 members mark and were able to get together as a community on there ti track down and get in contact with the admin of the old SF3 site to get him to bring the forums back online and even get the SF3 project going again. Without the fb group, that probably wouldn't have happened and the forum would have just disappeared into oblivion along with the other SF forums. Sadly these days fan game forums come and go all the time but fortunately facebook (love it or hate it) is not going anywhere and its a cool tool for keeping game fan communities going. The other cool thing that happened was new people or old members who hadn't visted the SF forums in years found the facebook group just by doing a fb or google search for starflight and then used my forums links on the fb group page to go and sign up at the forums or return to their ancient forum accounts when they saw some life back there. We had one guy appear who no one had seen on the forums in 10years show up at the fb page lol!


    Needless to say I've put links to the Starport, Crossfire & Discovery forums in a pinned group post lol! Oh and if any of the admin here wanna join, pm me who you are and I'll make you an admin there. That way if I get hit by a bus you guys can keep it going lol!


    Blake's Sanctum:

    - Total Conversion mods: Star Trek Doom 2, Quest for Glory IV-3D Hexen, & Star Wars Civilization 2
    - Game Shrines: Age of Wonders, Babylon 5 Games, Command & Conquer, Elder Scrolls, Dune Games, Final Fantasy, Freelancer , Heroes of Might & Magic, Master of Magic, Quest for Glory Series, Starflight, & Star Trek Games

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  • werent we told to delete facebook recently?


    No, i don't speak sheep. I try to think for myself when possible. I know these days it seems like a crime to be an independent thinker. George Orwell must be rolling in his grave...


    [Insert rant about the devilry of social media and it's direct link to the decline of our current society]


    There's also nothing wrong with transitioning the entire Swat Portal to Discord. I won't judge but moving 10+ years of content is no simple task. That said there HAVE been attempts at a Crossfire Teamspeak and I know that Gunny and a few others waaaaaayyy back when would group chat in Skype.


    Gunny...

  • group chat in Skype.


    ah, what fond memories. Moving just people over to Discord would be a pain in the ass. Still, it would be fumy to see OP on Discord.

    "He who does not learn from the mistakes of the past, is forever doomed to repeat them."


    Friends will always be there for you,check on you when your down,and stick with you no matter what happens. that is what a true friend is.
    "I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anybody else to feel like that" Robin Williams

  • i am on discord

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    Don't discuss with idiots. They only drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience there.


    This is ten percent luck,
    Twenty percent skill,
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will,
    Five percent pleasure,
    Fifty percent pain,
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name!

  • I'm not on very much but you can friend me. username: M0rty#4784


    We'll meet up and jump into Elite or PUBG or something multiplayer

  • New Mission: To find OP

    "He who does not learn from the mistakes of the past, is forever doomed to repeat them."


    Friends will always be there for you,check on you when your down,and stick with you no matter what happens. that is what a true friend is.
    "I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anybody else to feel like that" Robin Williams

  • New Mission: To find OP



    lol sorry man I only just saw your chat msg. This forums a bit 'fancier' than most forums so I'm still getting used to where I need to look for alerts. Didn't even know there was a chat mode hahaha


    Blake's Sanctum:

    - Total Conversion mods: Star Trek Doom 2, Quest for Glory IV-3D Hexen, & Star Wars Civilization 2
    - Game Shrines: Age of Wonders, Babylon 5 Games, Command & Conquer, Elder Scrolls, Dune Games, Final Fantasy, Freelancer , Heroes of Might & Magic, Master of Magic, Quest for Glory Series, Starflight, & Star Trek Games

  • And now that I've finally noticed that feature, its gone haha. AZ09 if you sent me any more chat msgs I'm afraid I din't see them lol!


    Blake's Sanctum:

    - Total Conversion mods: Star Trek Doom 2, Quest for Glory IV-3D Hexen, & Star Wars Civilization 2
    - Game Shrines: Age of Wonders, Babylon 5 Games, Command & Conquer, Elder Scrolls, Dune Games, Final Fantasy, Freelancer , Heroes of Might & Magic, Master of Magic, Quest for Glory Series, Starflight, & Star Trek Games

  • Its all good, best to familiarize yourself with the new Portal.

    "He who does not learn from the mistakes of the past, is forever doomed to repeat them."


    Friends will always be there for you,check on you when your down,and stick with you no matter what happens. that is what a true friend is.
    "I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anybody else to feel like that" Robin Williams