Originally Posted by Galahad/FLT
I played Elite on Amiga to death, but no matter what I did, I could never attain higher than 'DEADLY'.
It was down to how many kills you made - but unlike the BBC version there was a point system - so a Thargoid would be worth more than an Asp, which would be worth more than an asteroid. You got a "Right on, Commander!" message every 256 points and I think you acheived Deadly status at 3000 points, and Elite at 6000 points. That's to the best of my memory, anyway.