Today we offer you a brief look back at the community's long history - with a collection of four IRC logs from 1996-1997. These are Q&A sessions with Richard Steinberg, who was Origin's PR man in the mid-1990s. Richard was a great guy who was always happy to answer questions from Wing Commander fans or take the extra time to moderate Origin's Official Wing Commander Chat Zone (a spiritual precursor of our own forums and the reason they bear the name 'Zone' to this day). He left Origin in 1997, and most of the information included is now trivial... but it seemed like a reasonable tribute to a good man. You can read them all here.
<Tackion> I think privateer 3 is going to continue priv 1I often wonder what happened to many of these IRC nicks - they were good people, and many were close friends once upon a time. It's hard to believe this was over a decade ago - everyone is grown up now. Here's hoping we'll run into some old friends playing Arena.
<ORIGIN_PR> Tackion: That's not necessarily true
<ORIGIN_PR> What happened is a Privateer 2 was started a ways back by Chris.
<ORIGIN_PR> It was still in development. Chris has of course left. In the mean time
<ORIGIN_PR> Erin had been developing a game