About First Great Expedition


The FGE Staff Group decided to disband on January 25th, 3303, after a long decline of activity within the FGE proper. This wing will remain open for as long as possible, but it will be only a shell - don't expect any activity from us.

Thank you to those who supported us - Fair winds, and clear skies.

The First Great Expedition is all about exploration - that's our passion and our main activity. We are a group of like-minded pilots in the Elite: Dangerous galaxy who share the joy of exploration for its own sake, and as a means to achieve Elite standing with the Pilots Federation.

Our goal is to travel to every part of the galaxy that we can, to see everything that is to be seen, and to document our travels both as independent explorers and as a group. We also engage in many other activities individually or together (trading, bounty hunting, mining, etc.) to finance our explorations and support our minor faction.

History & Organization:
The FGE formed during the alpha test phase of Elite: Dangerous, and we've held many formal and informal events in game since the beta phase including regular group voyages to nebulae in the vicinity of human inhabited space. We are currently engaged in a major expedition along the Sagittarius-Carina arm.

The FGE is co-ordinated by a Staff Group that sets broad agendas and objectives, but there is no hierarchy or chain of command. We have no office holders, ranks, or expectations, and participation in any group activity is always voluntary.

Members & Play Mode:
Members range from beginners who are just starting out on their adventures through to seasoned veterans. We welcome players on any platform, and members of other groups may also join us.

All official FGE activities are conducted in open play mode, as we want to experience the full range of dangers and challenges that the galaxy offers. Individual members and groups of members may prefer to play in solo or private group mode when not at official meetups, but the choice is theirs.

We have three Fleets within the FGE and members may choose to identify themselves as a member of one or more of these. Dedicated explorers may wish to belong to the Exploration Fleet, whereas traders, miners, smugglers etc may decide to be part of the Logistics Fleet. For those members who enjoy combat related activities the Security Fleet may be the preferred choice.

Elite: Dangerous players who do not wish to take an active role in the FGE are welcome to join as observers and participate in our forums and Facebook group, or just read the postings to keep up with what is happening.

Our Faction & Diplomatic Relations:
We are affiliated with the minor faction the Institute of Galactic Exploration and Research (I.G.E.R) and some members have chosen to devote much of their time to supporting the development of this faction.

The First Great Expedition is independent, unaligned and neutral. We seek to maintain friendly relations with other groups and factions and we will enter into agreements where these have clear benefits for explorers and maintaining the peace. If you are part of a recognized Elite: Dangerous player group and wish to establish a formal agreement you are welcome to contact us.

NOTE: The Inara Wing is more for those who wish to have an FGE tag on their Inara signature. Nearly all socialisation and planning for the FGE is done either via the main forums or the Facebook page, linked below.


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CMDRRankShipPowerLocationDist  TZD    
Draco84ozPioneerDiamondback Explorer---------
AndyBoomRangerAsp Explorer---------
Charlie "Sloe" GinRangerViper Mk IV---------
ChrystophPathfinderAsp Explorer---------
Martin AfonsoEliteAsp Explorer---------
Matt KowalskyPathfinderAsp Explorer---------
N3philimDealerCobra Mk III---------
Peter B 1974SurveyorCobra Mk IV---------
SatsumaPioneerAsp Explorer---------
ScalPioneerType-6 Transporter---------
Johnny DietzRangerAnaconda---------
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Wing info

Name: First Great Expedition
Allegiance: Independent
Power: Independent
Flying in: private group (Mobius/FGE Explorers)
Platforms: PC/Mac
Language: ---
Wing commander: Draco84oz

Members: 14
Ships: 60
Headquarters: HIP 72043 [Kippax Ring]
Minor faction: Institute of Galactic Exploration and Research

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