Elite: Dangerous guild adopts sea cow, presumably plans to take it to space

    
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The manatee, commonly known as a sea cow, are herbivorous marine animals known mainly for being so ugly that they’re cute, coming into conflict with speedboats, and making all of us wish that we had one. Naturally, it stands to reason that an Elite: Dangerous guild up and adopted one.

Wait, what?

The story behind this starts a couple of months ago, when an in-game cooperative ran a project to breed, process, and distribute manatee meat from a “megaship.” Sure. Fine. That makes sense. But apparently the people involved in this project got so into it that they decided to get one of their own.

Pileus Libertas adopted a manatee named “Crazy Nick” on behalf of Frontier. The player group says that they did this to raise awareness of the gentle creatures, but we have a suspicion that Crazy Nick may just become the first manatee in orbit before too long. Never underestimate the ingenuity of MMO guilds is what we’re saying.

Source: Twitter

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Bruno Brito

Can i shoot it?

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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camren_rooke

Courtesy of Sam n Max.

Manatee, Sweet Manatee

When I come up from ‘round the horn
I found a gal what makes me beam
She hold me in her supple flippers
Darlin’ lady of my dreams!

Manatee! Sweet manatee!
Your mustache bristles tickle me
In places no one ever sees
My soft and loving manatee!

I found her bobbin’ in the surf
Her briny smile enchantin’ me
We hauled her and gave her lovin’
A buoyant lass you would agree!

Manatee! Sweet manatee!
My buxom bovine from the sea
Oh, won’t you come and marry me?
My warm and flaccid manateeee!

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Mewmew

The South Park boys sent a whale into space. It didn’t turn out too great for the whale though. Let’s hope that Crazy Nick doesn’t get sent into orbit.

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TheDonDude

Look, you have to tell us if you’re just writing articles via Madlibs.

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Armsbend

That is nice. One way you can see climate change in action is the fact that Manatees have moved up the Georgia coastline into my hometown Savannah, GA. Savannahians are boaters. No one had ever seen a manatee until roughly 5 years ago. Now they are a much more common occurrence. Hitting one in a boat is just about the most depressing thing you can imagine. Seeing one in the water when you are swimming is fairly alarming. Our water is a dark brown – coming up on something that large is disconcerting at best.

Go Manatees! Boo Global Warming.

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camren_rooke

They truly are kinda awesome. Some them down in Homosassa Springs, Fla.

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Armsbend

They are nature’s sweetest animals. if they were delicious beyond compare I wouldn’t eat one ever.

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Elite Dangerous: the game who’s concept is so perfect on paper that dedicated players will ADOPT A FUCKING REAL WORLD MANATEE just to off set how dull the game play is in application.

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… now if you will excuse me, I need to go finish delivering 2,000 tons of house hold appliances to a star system 5 jumps away.

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BalsBigBrother

or you know they could have done it because they were having fun and wanted to raise awareness as stated. You do you though whatever makes you happy ;-)

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I’m just being a smart ass: I play the game too and player antics like this and everything the “fuel rats” is what really brings the game to life … But they really could stand to take a few steps back from the hard core simulation line in order to make the game more fun to play.

I find my fun in exploring the world and getting lost while chasing my tail around on delivery missions, but I avoid the combat like the plague because their hard core sim controls (which I have managed to tinker into something I can deal with) plus the garbage radar hud turn combat into a nauseating mess of spinning in circles while trying to figure out where in the hell the other guy even is.

Combat is so worthless to me now than I don’t even both arming my ship.