Issues 28-34 were released as podcasts only.
Probably! We focus on player-driven stories — what players themselves get up to in Frontier’s sandbox. So we like to interview and feature player groups and will continue to do so. However, we have to prioritise according to the space and time available, so we tend to look for groups whose activities impact a wide sample of players, who improve the game for everyone, who have achieved extraordinary things, or who are doing something unique.
Currently Sagittarius Eye is an English-language magazine. We’ve had a lot of requests for localisations, and we’d love to be able to do it — but it’s not as simple as just asking someone to translate it.
The translated articles would need to be laid out by the designers all over again, as the paragraphs would be different lengths — effectively doubling our work.
No, generally we don’t. There is plenty of really brilliant fan fiction elsewhere in the Elite community, so we focus on roleplay journalism instead.
No, Sagittarius Eye is a fan-made publication. Frontier is not involved with its production at all. However, we try not to contradict or embellish existing Elite lore.
Fundamentally, PDFs are more of a pain to read on screens than HTML. There’s no getting around that, sadly. We don’t want to go down the webpage route, though, because there are many excellent Elite websites out there, and being a magazine is core to our identity.
We have looked at many, many accessibility options, and settled on web PDF (better for landscape-style screens like monitors), mobile-format PDF (better for portrait-style screens like mobiles), print and podcast. Hopefully at least one of these suits your preferred device.
We’ve been asked by readers ever since we started for print copies — it is probably the most common request we hear. Also, we feel quite strongly that print — something you can hold in your hands — is the natural and ideal way to enjoy the magazine, so it’s something we’ve always wanted to do for ourselves. We have traditionally printed and posted a copy of each issue to Frontier, and they tell us that they really enjoy having the physical object. Sadly until now we haven’t been able to find an economical solution for offering this more widely.
Yes! Happily, we have now found a way to offer print copies of the magazine. Small-batch printing and global postage is very expensive, though, which pushes the cost up considerably. However, the option is there should you want it. Head to our Patreon page to receive a print copy every month.
Please send a note to [email protected], introducing yourself and explaining what role you see yourself contributing in. Please also include a relevant sample of your work. If you’d like to write for the magazine, a sample of any sort of writing will do — it doesn’t need to be Elite-related. Please note that Sagittarius Eye is a volunteer organisation.