This past Thursday evening I had the pleasure of attending Frontier's Community Meet-up in Boston and wanted to share my thoughts as well as extend my thanks.
First, if you've never met anyone from Frontier in person let me tell you that in the two FDev Meets I've attended Frontier's staff is as welcoming, friendly, and customer centered as they appear in their livestreams and official posts here on the forum.
At this year's event we got a chance to chat it up with Ed, Will, and Brent, and imo Frontier couldn't have sent three better staff members and they should be very proud of them as they did an excellent job representing the company.
I know working events like these on behalf of your employer isn't always easy, as in my previous job of twenty five years I often had to do it myself when our company hosted hundreds of customers at Rockwell events (non-gaming related.)
I will say I was a little disappointed that we didn't get any type of reveal, as I would have loved to get some juicy behind the scenes info! But as Ed said in his short speech, it was a Frontier “community” meet-up held during PAX.
As far as the venue, I think it worked well again this year, aside from the queuing area where we waited to get into the meeting space. And as expected whenever there is an open bar, the lines at times were quite long.
I will add that some of us felt the music was a little loud, making it difficult to chat. At points I had to either ask folks to repeat themselves, or just nod while I strained to hear the conversation.
As far as my fellow attendees, after not having met many folks last year, this year I made it a point to try to meet as many people as possible.
Overwhelmingly the folks I met were awesome, and almost everyone was playing Elite with Commanders from the PC, XBOX, and PS4 all present.
Oddly, I also met a few people that didn't play any Frontier games, but I won't speculate to why they were there.
Now if you've ever seen my livestreams, you know when I'm in gaming mode it's all about having a good time and lots of laughs.
And that I did, even hitting the dance floor at one point in an attempt to elicit some laughs (mission accomplished btw!)
I know not every appreciates that type of levity and even find it annoying, but I figured if you've spent literally hundreds of dollars to travel to Boston for a meet-up you might as well have a good time!
And I had a great time meeting and talking to everyone!
From Ed, Will, Brett from Frontier, to O3iJ3ff, Edward Perry (Ghost Giraffe), Capt_Flint, Milo, and so many other steamers and fellow Frontier Development fans 😀
To everyone I met, please feel free to friend me here, and in-game where I'm Greylock3491 on all platforms 😀
Fly Safe Fellow Commanders!
Greylock of The Gamers Show