|This page provides information on the history of DUST University.|
DUST 514, a game for Playstation 3, was shut down by CCP Games on May 30, 2016.
Dennie Fleetfoot was the CEO and Director of Operations for DUST University. He had been a member of EVE University for some three years prior to March 2012 when he first tried Dust 514 at Fanfest.
His first impression of this addition to New Eden was, as other members of E-UNI present at Fanfest will testify to, not at all favourable. The control system was poorly implemented, the Neocom laughable, and the frame rate a joke. But Dennie saw enough potential in the game to be interested in playing it.
Fanfest attendee's were all given a code for early access to the closed beta and Dennie decided to take the plunge and buy a PS3 on his return to the UK. When the game was finally available to download for the closed beta, Dennie found that the build he'd played in Reykjavik had come on tremendously. That Dust 514 was taking up a lot more of his Eve play time than he'd imagined and was enjoying the game a lot. Then in late September, CCP released the Codex build of Dust 514 and enjoyment became obsession.
He asked Kelduum Revaan, CEO of EVE University, if there was anything he could do to help with the fledgling DUST University. On the 1st October 2012 Dennie was appointed Director of Operations, responsible for the day to running of D-UNI, reporting to Kelduum when the occasion required it.
When Kelduum stepped down from his role as CEO of both E-UNI and D-UNI, he appointed Dennie as the new CEO of DUST University on 17 March 2013, almost a year from when he first played Dust 514.
Dennie's Clone brother for on the ground combat in Dust 514 was Kevall Longstride, an Assault Suit user specialising in Assault Rifle and Swarm Launcher use.