Elite Dangerous Thread


#724

I wonder if thargoids show up as wanted on a kill warrant scanner


#725

I don’t know. Part of the fun for me will just be us turning up at a well-known T location and seeing what happens (I don’t know where that is, but could find out I think?). I did see some ‘Passenger wants to see a Thargoid’ missions last night that had a destination, so that seems like a big clue.

I’ll obviously expect the rebuy screen :alien:


#726

I’ll be back in the bubble… Eventually. I can respec my Clipper, but I’m guessing she’d need some engineered parts too. And I’d really, really prefer to face a Thargoid ship with a Cutter, but I’m a few hundred million credits and several dozen Imperial rank missions from that…


#727

Well count me in, let me know when you guys are thargoid hunting and what ships you are using


#728

Hauler


#729

I haven’t seen the big barnacle site as yet, so will be headed there. I’ll take an A-rated Anacoda big guy, so will visit Founders World first to kit up. It’s not ideal for fighting, but I can’t be doing with engineering bits. The big thing is that they can’t cope with a wing of people rather than the ships themselves (I’ve read four adders took one down, as it had trouble focusing on more than one ship at a time).

The barnacle sites are all over, just playing with this to figure out where to go. I’m pretty close to Sol at the moment.

https://map.canonn.technology/us/


#730

LOLzzzzzz

Also if we are going to group travel, we should set a minimum jump range for all craft to meet to enable squad jump routes.


#731

Yep, I’m thinking we’d have to meet up in the Pleiades Sector anyway? I think that’s where the action is?


#732

Wonder if the Su-33 works in vacuum? I wanna slay ET, but I’m not looking getting rid of all these layers of dust on my shortcut :smiley:


#733

That’s typical - wait until I bugger off, then start the fun… :cry:

Had to happen eventually…

As for those three occupied pods…

Never seen that kind of thing before - but I did get something for it:

The data got me 15,441,452cr - so in total for the bubble to Colonia (scenic route) I got a nice 31 million credits.

Oh, and this:

ranger

Just before the last neutron jump to Colonia, as I was repairing my modules with the AFM unit, I got an interdiction attempt! The cheek! I had to evade because I hadn’t switched my weapons back on yet.

Once in the system, it was nice to see and have a few words with some commanders in open, before switching back to private play.

A little tip for anyone else who comes this way - if you use the galaxy map planner, when you have 30 jumps left, switch to the internet planner instead for a simple neutron star route here in just 10 jumps. If you don’t have the fuel for all 10, just pop to a local scoopable star and then back to the neutron system you left. Easy peasy :slight_smile:

Oh - I forgot - just on this last half of the trip I got an incredible 244 first finder bonuses! :astonished:


#734

P.S.A.: Thargoids attacks withing 150 LY from Sol.
I repeat, Thargoids attack are getting closer to Sol. LEss than 150LY.


#735

I suppose this is where Sol/home gets destroyed or captured or whatever and we are all looking for a new place to call home for the human race :cry:


#736

My belief is that the Thargoids are not evil. IIRC there’s two factions. One clearly aggressive and the other we could side with…


#737

As aggressive as humans? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#738

Whoa whoa whoa, let’s not get carried away here- aggressive yes, but not completely annihilating! :fearful:


#739

New patch out - link in the update thread.


#740

Been having a good look round, visiting ports, doing different missions - bought myself a Sidewinder for running errands, planetary scans etc, as I’ve not been able to find a Viper or Cobra for sale.

There are a few shipyards around - you can buy a Python for the usual 56million. That and a Type 6 are the only two larger vessels I’ve seen available to buy, though I read you can find others around. I was going to have my Python delivered, but it would cost over 150 million credits! :astonished:

Might as well buy a new one - but I won’t.

All the same missions are available here, that you would get in the bubble, so it’s not that different, aside from the lack of ship variety available.

I tested my new gold and golden (what’s the difference - gold is matte, golden is gloss), but though the golden one looks great in the hangar, outside both look drab.

I may try a go in one of the RES for some bounties later, even thinking of doing some mining - apparently there is good money to be made mining in these systems. What I really want to do is find an Orca and do some tourist trips, or ferry an explorer round - there are plenty such jobs going.

Golden

Gold

outside:

My noo Sidey - you forget how small and slow these things are, after being spoiled by the larger ships


#741

Update: Found more local shipyards with popular vessels in them - Viper III; Cobra III; DBX; Hauler; Adder; Keelback; Vulture; Python; Anaconda.

Prices vary a lot from yard to yard.


#742

OK - I’m getting a bit bored here. Often, starports that only a few minutes ago had 50+ missions available suddenly having zero and no passenger jobs.

I was hoping to get an explorer or scientist passenger to take further towards Sag A - I’ve seen them before, but now I want one, none show up (sod’s law).

So, although I am now heading back to the bubble, I want to do it in a very round about way (i.e. the scenic route). For now, I’m heading out to the nebula in the Dryooe Prou area - actually there are two, about 15 jumps apart, and I want to visit both. From there, I’ll see what mood I’m in. I was thinking of heading out Sag A way, but we’ll see.

So, hitting the space highway again. And feeling better for it :slightly_smiling_face:


#743

Check the surrounding settled systems as well.