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About The Silverbacks



"Old age and treachery shall always overcome  youth and skill."
--Anonymous Old Fart

Old man jokes aside, all ages, genders, and lifestyles are welcome here as long as you don't mind a bunch of geezer gamers waxing rhapsodic about vintage games, gear, and "the good old days" when Pong was king.

This is a safe place for all. Don't be a dingus and all will be well.

Welcome to the jungle, ya filthy animal.

*****

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What's your INARA Wing all about?
We are currently in the process of discovering what we are all about. By joining, you will have a say in that process. This wing started as a funny and nostalgic conversation with a bunch of older gamers in the Inara discussion threads. I made the joke that we should call ourselves the Silverbacks and decided on a whim to start the new wing.

Any goals or specific Code of Conduct?
We recently recruited our 30th member so we're currently in the process of creating a minor faction... and asking ourselves that very question: "What is our wing all about?" and "What is our code of conduct?" I have my own ideas but I want everyone in the wing to decide what we will be. If you join, you can become a part of that process.

Any location tied to it or its Operations?
Operations center is pending minor faction status. As a member, you will have input into where we base ourselves

What kind of Operations (if any) you guys are up to anyway?
Currently only recruiting, researching minor factions, and testing the background simulation to determine what size system we can control. As a member, you will have a say in operations

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.
--Darth Jazzhands
Wing Commander


The Silverbacks: A Brief History

The Silverbacks formed decades ago following an anarchist coup of an independent system. Tired of political delays, a small wing of retired military veterans came together to help the local defense and relief effort against the Pirates.

The press painted The Silverbacks as a bunch of salty grandpas back from retirement to kick butt. The public ate it up. Flooded with new recruits, they ended the war leading the largest volunteer military in 200 years.

Today The Silverbacks are a reserve unit of vets and civilians providing humanitarian aid across the bubble. Missions include refugee transport, outbreak relief, and Fuel Rat security.

Squadron info

Did you stand in line for the original Star Wars movie in 1977... before it was labelled as Episode IV? Did you order Pong from the Sears catalog for Christmas? Did you waste endless hours on your new Atari 2600 the day it was released? Did you stack quarters on Ms Pacman at the arcade to show your place in line? Did you watch the Planet of the Apes TV series when it originally aired? If so, then you're a Silverback. Welcome home.

Name: The Silverbacks
Allegiance: Independent
Power: Independent
Game mode: Any
Game style:
Platforms: Any
Language: English

Squadron commander: Darthjazzhands
Members: 81
Ships: 730
Supporters: 26
Squadron age: 451 days

Average combat rank: Competent
Average trade rank: Broker
Average exploration rank: Pathfinder

In coalition with:

Latest squadron members

CMDRRankShipPowerLocationDist  TZD    
Anton KringRangerFer-de-Lance---------PC/Mac
Dana ShaoBrokerAsp Explorer---------PC/Mac
Dead DillaTycoonAnaconda---------XBox
MobanditoElitePython
---------XBox
CrayzjakeHarmless---------
Bran CtholEliteAsp Explorer---------PC/Mac
DuskShadesEliteImperial Cutter
---------PC/Mac
StarganzRangerAlliance Chieftain---------PC/Mac
Don UggieBrokerPython---------PC/Mac
PoggieEliteAnaconda---------
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