Rats will save you from the void.
Elite Dangerous’s galaxy spans 100,000 light-years: a scaled-down replica of the galaxy to fit on your PC, but still as vast as outer space. In Elite, you can be a trader, adventurer, explorer — or a special kind of explorer who sets off to the farthest reaches of the galaxy to set the record for the furthest distance from the solar system. This ambition doesn’t always work, and if it doesn’t work out, you could be adrift in deep space with no fuel to take you home. That’s when you call the fuel rat.
Fuels Rats aren’t automated AI trailer services: they’re flesh and blood made up of Elite Dangerous players on a mission to rescue those who find themselves trapped in the dark. They have been Elite’s de facto emergency service since 2015. But in 2019, one of their rescue operations called for unprecedented complexity. Commander Deluvian has reached the far edge of the galaxy, but a miscalculation has emptied his tank. “Somebody said ‘why don’t you call the fuel rat, but if they came for me, they’d go crazy,'” Druvian said.
Three days later, the mice set off.
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You can read more about the adventures of Fuel Rats and the achievements of other intrepid Elite Dangerous players at PC Gamer.There is a story of how a cat sabotaged a rescue mission (opens in new tab)and the journey of Commander Kabbooooom, who traveled 84,341.57 light-years from the sun without the aid of a fuel rat.
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