I am CMDR NAME411, but you can also call me Redthorne. I hail from the US East Coast, and am a returning ED player. My preferred platform is the Xbox. I've played since the Xbox release, but as with any game I take a month or two off from time to time to play something else. Or I go over to the gaming PC.
My playstyle is probably about 80% mapping, flying around, and the occasional trading. Occasionally I will pop in to shoot some NPCs, but I rarely play in open because frankly all I've ever had is encounters with gankers. Granted, my 'fat little ship' looks like just an plain ol' exploration ship, but she sure can put up the pew pews when she needs to
I recently just 'got back in' to playing after about 2-3 months off, and I decided to tailgate the DW2 folks. Currently just about to Colonia before I turn back towards SagA/Anchorage. I am enjoying all the discoveries on my first real long-distance mapping quest. I've never been more than 1,000 ly from bubble space. Don't let that fool you, however, I am definitely an experienced mapper
This is going to sound weird, but I actually have never winged up with anyone, and have no idea what's up with squadrons and the like (I did dabble with Exo back in the day), but man....it is getting lonely out in space...
I'll hop on over to the respective Xbox thread and throw my gamer tag in there.
Oh, also, Aisling all the way (who should be the true Empress!), but I'm not a hardcore PPlayer and obviously am not doing any powerplay atm out in the middle of nowhere.