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  • #292213
    MrYd
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    I might just head there, if there’s nothing on sale at Maia. Which there might be by the time I get there. Only 265.09LY and 15 jumps to go. Must remember to scan every system while I’m doing it and sell all the data once I get there.

    And then probably just pop down to that planet for the barnacles anyway.

    As good as the game is, it suddenly gets a lot more fun when you’ve got some definite goal to be aiming for, doesn’t it?

    #292214
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Yeah it really does :) Let me know if you find the alloy, it’ll be interesting to see whether I’ve picked the place clean for just me or for everyone playing the game. I’m heading back to Tun to drop off my spares then it’s on to the engineer.

    I’ve been driving into the wilderness just now trying to find an unexplored planet but everything I come across has been tagged by a ‘Backer’, must be something to do with Kickstarter? Bloody annoying, I’m as far as I dare go with this cargo.

    #292226
    MrYd
    Participant

    Well, I got to Maia. About an hour to do 20+ jumps with lots of fuel scooping. Good job it tells you what type of star you’re about to jump to. Wouldn’t want to jump to a T type brown dwarf and not be able to refuel. KGBFOAM are the letters to look for (or whatever order you want to put the letters in, but that’s the easiest to remember)

    Now I’m at the wrong station, because I was in a slight panic and just went for the nearest one. And it has no Meta-alloys for sale. And missions that involve lugging a load of cargo 300+LY for just 725k.

    My explorer rank went up from 7 to 48% of the way to whatever’s after Scout though. And 300k of scans to sell.

    #292228
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    After reading around whilst parked and fuel scooping I’m not sure meta-alloy is available to buy when a community goal involves its delivery, mining might be the only way.

    Just got back to Tun, handed in my scan data and made 1.2 million and shot up two ranks to Surveyor!! Not a bad days work.

    #292229
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Having said that, the community goal ends tomorrow, so if that’s the case not long to wait.
    So that star type code is handy, is the type info stating is in the face right before we jump? I haven’t noticed it :)

    #292230
    MrYd
    Participant

    It tells you the star type up in the top right of the screen. The little info box that gives your ship name and various warnings. And the time an hour ago, for some reason.

    #292231
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Ah gotcha, thanks mate! Yeah I noticed that, I suffer the same at work we always see GMT instead of British Summer Time. It’s a royal pain in the arse when the clocks change, properly brain melting when it happens, especially if you’re doing a night shift at the autumn change the bloody shift ends up actually lasting an extra hour!

    #292234
    MrYd
    Participant

    Weirdly, there’s another clock in the game that does take account of BST.

    I went and found those barnacles. 4 Meta-alloys and some other crap. So 375k from selling 3 of them, plus the 500k when the community goal ends. And now I’ve got a 373LY journey to the old woman. With a cargo that seems to attract attention. As soon as I left the barnacle planet, someone was after me. I ran for it and suffered no damage.

    Until I got into that lovely space station built in an asteroid. And pressed circle instead of circle+down to deploy the landing gear.

    DO NOT DO THAT! It’s a terrible idea. I’m going to remap some controls, I think, before I make that same mistake twice.

    #292235
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Hah! Oh dear, I’ve made that mistake once but on the approach without docking permission, got shot down pretty quick. Nice haul you got, the distance is pretty crap and I guess it much be the meta-alloy that attracts attention, I didn’t realise that but have been interdicted several times since I picked it up. I now have two engineers to visit.

    Did you try the combat community goal? I signed up but I can’t find anyone to shoot down. There’s no nav beacon in that system, a couple of resource spots that no one visits and a station, that seems to be it.

    And well done with the barnacles. I really enjoyed the whole process of approaching, hunting them down in those canyons and bouncing around in the SRV. Very satisfying.

    #292236
    MrYd
    Participant

    Meta-alloys definitely attract unwanted attention. But then they’re worth quite a bit. Carrying the best part of 1m CR of cargo is probably going to end with an interdiction. Carrying no cargo just leads to scans and disappointed comments.

    I should have a second engineer to visit, for being 300LY from my starting point. But nothing’s happened with that one yet.

    Still, plenty of other things to be doing. Like the 373LY trip to the first engineer. And I got the barnacle trophy, which not many people have. So that was nice.

    Or maybe I’ll go for the trophies for driving the SRV next. How long does it take to drive 500 miles? And then 500 more?

    #292237
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Yeah 500 the 1000 miles. Although at 40mph they’ll take a lot of boring hours to get.

    #292250
    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Just discovered a horrendous exploit! You know when you save & quit and flick between open and solo play to refresh missions? Well it works with barnacles and I just sold 16 meta-alloys for huge cash and a giant chunk of community goal reward. Happy hunting, here’s a picture of the ship that’s doing all the cheating :)

    #292255
    thankfullyst
    Participant

    Nice work man, much appreciated!

    #292266
    MrYd
    Participant

    Barnacle-based exploits for lots of money?

    That seems wrong, somehow. I’ve put far too many hours into the game already, with slow but steady progress towards about 20 different goals that only exist in my head and random things I read on the internet that I thought “that sounds fun, I’ll do that someday” (along with “No! I shall not be doing that!” when I read about Beagle Point)

    It’d take something away from the experience if I fiddled things to slightly speed things up.

    I’m sure there’ll be a point where some goal is taking far too long and I’ll be tempted to find some exploit to help though.

    #292301
    MrYd
    Participant

    Oh, and those bloody engineers. Got the Meta-alloys for Felicity Farseer, who annoyingly lives on a planet. Wants all sorts of crap you can pick up on planets to improve your FSD. Added 10% to my jump distance, which is handy.

    And now Elvira Martuuk (the getting 300LY from where you started one) wants some relics you can buy. In a system that’s 150LY from where I am. And she’s 300LY from me too.

    I need a bigger fuel tank. And some things above class 4.

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