Previously In 3304
Set off on my first exploring adventure. I have a DBX with a jump range of 36ish LY. I decided to visit Orion’s belt, well 2 of the stars in his belt. Mintaka and Alnitak. They were about 560 LY from my location. Alnilam( Epsilon Orionis) is way out there at 1260ish LY away.
Arrived at Mintaka, Beautiful blue star
So far I have had a blast in the little exploring I have done. The new mechanics make it alot faster and IMO more fun.
Went back out to a green gas giant to confirm a report. Decided to jump to the next system over and map some planets. Came back and made 2 mil. So in my 2 little trips i have banked 4 mil plus. Not bad, and i have yet to discover anything but I have several first mapped planets to my name!
Looking into getting a engineered FSD, Never played with engineers but I think its time. I have both Farseer and Martook unlocked. Im leaning towards Martook because shes Independent and can get me in with Qwent
And some screens,
Got my G5 engineered FSD!!! Wasn’t to bad, Lave worked excellent parked outside the space station and scanned after about 30 mins I had way more then enough wake data.
Then I needed to find Arsenic, This was a pain in the backside, I found a spot on Masszony 1 a a. Got 9 peices of Arsenic, which was the exact amount I needed up needing.
So I now have a DBX that can jump 58ish LY. I just set out on a 2000 ly journey to scan the stars. My goal is still to visit Alnilam( Epsilon Orionis ) however I have to get out there to get close to it. I cant get the route plotter to make a route to it. Hope fully this trip I can get close enough to get to it.
Some screens of my Engineering adventures
Looking for Arsenic
On Masszony 1 a a getting some Arsenic
And awaiting my ship to return
Finally made it to Alnilam( Epsilon Orionis ) And for me it was worth it. I think I figured out why I couldn’t jump straight there, Seems alot of stuff in Barnard’s loop are permit locked. My route would have been straight through there.
Anywho, Jumped 2000 ly to the left(Sol and Sag A to your back) to Flyua Dryoae ZN-J b26-0 or somewhere around there, I forget to log into EDSM to track it.
Woke up and decided to see if I could plot a course to Alnilam( Epsilon Orionis ), and finally I could, 45 jumps and Ill be there. So off I set
A heart attack coming out of hyperspace, When I come out of hyperspace Im always set up to go away from the star, When I came out of hyperspace all I saw was two giant stars on both sides, Luckily I split the middle with no damage.
Last star before Alnilam( Epsilon Orionis )
Thought I’d stop by the black hole, Kinda cool to see the light swirling around it.
It wanst what I was expecting but when I looked at the photo I could definitely see more of what was going on,
Next it was decision time, Head back or head out? I thought about heading back via Banards Loop, which is when I found out about the permit, So head further out it was.
I targeted Phroi Phoe AH-B d 14-8 2300ish ly away. And set off!
After 52 jumps I made it to Phroi Phoe AH-B d 14-8. I found 2 land-able planets and figured Id go stretch my legs.
This planet was not land-able but looked damn cool.
Both land-able planets,
Hell of a view from the surface, and its a great surface to drive on,
Great views from these 2 planets, So close and so cool
Still undecided about my next move, 3000ly back to my home station. But why not go further out?
Exploring can be tedious and boring but its the cool stuff that makes it fun. Finding cool looking planets, close stars,and so many other awesome sights, makes it well worth it.
Quick question, How many systems can you hold before turning them in? Probably north of 150 right now.
So I decided to go further out. I was currently in the Elysian Shore region but just barley so why not keep on going. I plotted another 2000ish ly trip.
Got a beautiful shot leaving my current system,
A few jumps in and I finally found any ELW! Shame we cant land on it…
A few jumps later I got the itch to stretch my legs, So I landed and was going to go mine some surface minerals but this planet was to far from a little source, Dark no matter where I landed.
A few uneventful jumps later I got to my final system, Hypoe Hypue UA-D d13-3. I found a landable planet with nothing on it but it gave me a chance to look over my ship and rest before planning the next jump.
So now the question became, keep going or come in…Well we are so close to Keplers Crest so lets go for it! I found a star 2000ish ly away, but couldnt plot a jump to it. I came in a little and found one about 1800ish ly away,
Course plotted and off we go…
Way out near the edge of the galaxy and I find an ELW!
I made it to Schadgeia HA-A d0 which is 8714.11 ly from my home in Kurunmatay, 8768.34 ly from Sol, and 34642.59 ly from Sag A
Found a planet to land on and rest for a bit
Looking to go further out, but stars are getting fewer and fewer. I got enough materials to get 9 fsd injections at 50% a piece. That would mean 4 jumps out and 4 back with an extra jump in case of trouble. Might look to cross into the Formidine Rift and then back to my home to cash in.