I have just been sitting here at Beagle Point for the past few weeks. I have just been talking and mucking about with other CMDRs, some of the others even brought rare goods as party supplies. Given how the others flew about i think we gave them a bit too much to drink.
Now I have been thinking that I should start heading back to inhabited space soon. I am going to be here for at least a few more days, but i might stay longer.
I remember back on the Galactic Nebula Expedition. It was my first time on an organized expedition with other CMDRs. It was the fist time I went exploring in the further areas of space, before then I hadn't gone further than 6000lys from the bubble. Before the Galactic Nebula Expedition I felt like I was a child just pretending to be grown up, going to Sagittarius A changed that about me forever. Back then I was flying a Diamondback Explorer and I wasn't as confident in my abilities to handle myself out in deep space back then, we didn't have repair limpets in those days so a lot of us had damaged hulls at the end, a few of us had less that 10% hull.
Now i look back at everyone i knew from the GNE. Tea_Rex, Andi8p, Cometborne, Thomaski, Dezent, Aizria. They all had a major impact on who I am now. 4 Years ago I wouldn't have ever considered doing anything like this. In my early days as a CMDR, I would often hide for weeks or even months afraid to do anything. I would only do data runs and the occasional cargo route in my Adder. I am now more confident in myself, no longer am I scared of everything, I know my bounds and can move forward with being terrified.
I am now in a much better position now and i am glad for it.
I need to stop going nuts about this. It had been 3 weeks since the mental tremor and nothing bad has happened to me. I have been feeling a bit better about it recently, maybe it's because of the big rush or the 3 Earth-like Worlds I found or both. Either way I shouldn't let my guard down but I need to rest, after the big rush I am worn out.
I haven't just worn out myself, the paint on my ship is starting to wear and tear. I haven't been able to restore the paint since Explorer's Anchorage, back on the Beagle Point Expedition it was much worse. Maybe this time I can get to Beagle Point without completely destroying the paintwork.
Looks like we will ge going a huge distance to get to the next waypoint. At least they gave us 2 weeks to do it. I am actually glad we are going so far since my recent troubles around bleia, however were now coming up on the Praei restricted sectors so I am still not sure, I quickly went over 5000ly in 1 day so hopefully I have lost it, but this is not over and I know it.
On the upside in my rush to get away from bleia i did find 2 Earth-Like Worlds and now I am heading for a giant ring system I found back during the BPE. This has been a difficult time for me.
Well I didn't die and whatever was after me hasn't found me, at least not yet. After I finishing mucking around in the Magnus Nebula, I decided to take an extened route that would keep me a good distance from the bliea permit locked areas. Even thought I have gotten to the Morphenniel Nebula without incident i wonder if what I did may have only just postponed the problem and not solved it.
I will be keeping an eye out for anything suspicious while I am here.
The next place were going to is right near the bleia permit locks. Ever since the mental tremor I have been a bit worried that something is coming for me. Could that be what is waiting for me in bleia. Do I want to go in so i can flush it out of hiding or do i try to avoid it.
On a more positive note I did find a Water World with a Water World moon and I have heard about a 10.65g landable planet, which I won't go to since I know what will happen if I go there and I am already way past it anyway. I have already heard about some other CMDRs blowing up their ship trying to land there.
I need to figure out what I am going to do about the bleia problem. This time I think I am the primary target.
Last night i felt a sudden disruption in my mind as if something terrible has happened. There was something familiar to it that I just can't pin down. Either way I don't want to turn around so I guess I will just keep going.
Looks like to get to Waypoint 8, we will have to go up to Goliath's Rest. Those with less than a 45LY jump range will need a lot of jumponium, I have a 69LY jump so this doesn't worry me. What does worry me though is that I only have a standard sized fuel tank and I am not sure if I can easily to a scoop-able star up there.
When I set up my ship I thought I would be doing all my craziness either in the SLF or the SRV, I guess I have now been proven wrong. Either way I have a long way to go to get there, I better get moving.
I wasn't able to help with part 2 of the community goal, the explanation is a bit of a long story and all I can say is that I am sure this it won't come up again. anyway I am still a bit shaken up after what happened so I will rest for a while, till we have to go.
Woah, last night was crazy. Myself and a bunch of other CMDR's including Parabolus decided to drive our SRVs off the cliff edge at the Gagarin's Reach landing site at Altum Sagittarii. Parabolus almost missed it but we extended the timer so they could make it.
We started the jump using our boost to get some distance. I tried to keep mine steady but that lead me to boosting back into the cliff and getting stuck a few times. I got to the bottom off the cliff not too badly damaged but some of the other blew their SRVs up completely, (you can get SRVs at Explorers Anchorage so it didn't matter much anyway).
Anyway I should head back down to Explorers Anchorage, part 2 of the community goal will be stating in a few days.