Want to find out what happened in Fed before you started to play? Or remind yourself of something you remember from the dim and distant past? The Federation Archives is the place to look.
The Archives contain material relating to many different versions of Federation, from the present going right back to the creation of the universe itself:
Classic Fed on the Web
Fed2 Star News Yearbooks
CLASSIC FED ON THE WEB
The Federation Chronicle News Archives:
Federation Chronicle News Yearbooks
Web Fed Award-winning Planets
Classic Fed Interviews:
A regular event held in Fed over the years has been interviews of prominent players. The events initially concentrated on the highest rank, Duke - hence the name, Duchy Review - but later expanded its remit to cover other ranks, changing its name to Meet and Greet. All the transcripts of these interviews are here:
Duchy Review/Meet and Greet
AOL News Yearbooks
Before AOL Fed, there was GEnie Fed, which later became Aries Fed. This version of the game had a weekly news bulletin, just like we do now. Here are the all the news bulletins from those years, just as they were published then - typos and all!
The very first version of Federation, starting back in 1988, was Compunet Fed. You can read reports of what happened in those early days:
Fed's First Year
The Making of the Idiot's Guide
And you can read each of the news bulletins, which were written by Diesel giving her view of life as she saw it from Chez Diesel. They were called Line Noise because in the days before error-correcting modems, line noise was something that seriously affected game-players!
The Line Noise news bulletins were not produced on a regular schedule; they appeared whenever there was anything interesting to report. They were semi-official because they often contained advance information about changes and new features.
Actually, they were written by Fi Craig (who you now know as Hazed) who at the time was just a player called Pugwash.
Line Noise Introduction
Line Noise 1988
Line Noise 1989
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