I'm out here in the middle of the outer arm. I'm looking at my fighter bay and wondering why I decided to bring it. I haven't used it. Other CMDRs told me to use it to fly around a bit to break the monotony of exploration. If I need a break from the Jump-Honk-Scoop-Scan of Exploration I'll go to different star types than OBAFGKM stars. I went to a few Herbig AE/BE and a few Black Holes and that seemed to work just fine. This fighter bay is just weighing me down and dropping my jump range significantly. I should have dumped it 30KLY back.
Oh well. It won't be on for the DW2 expedition. That much is for certain.
Honestly I'm losing track. I had to double check my flight logs and yes, my first entry was two weeks ago. Funny how time flies. I'm already to my 3rd, no--4th way-point from starting and only two weeks down i'm FLYING through my schedule of 10 Kylies a week. I think I'm reaching more toward 20 at the moment, and this is through light density!
My Journey so far:
Next waypoint: EOS FLEE NH-V D2-12
I think after I get through the sparse areas in the outer arm I'll be moving faster toward Beagle Point. If the Distant Worlds 2 are still looking for interesting POI by the time I get out toward Tenebris I'll submit a location or two. After I'm finished, I'll upload my expedition map to EDSM.
I'm past the Formidine Rift. Way point 2 is a little over 50 jumps away from the 230+ the ship navigational computer gave me. I'm hugging the nearer side of the outer arm but there is very VERY little out here to hang on to. I'm sure that's only adding to the number of jumps I have to do between each way point. My path looks less like a straight line from point to point and more like a bumble bee's. Sigh
Almost two weeks out and I'm already missing home something bad. Maybe I'm just missing docking at a friendly station and hearing another voice other than my COVAS or Ship's AI in my ears.
It's lonely out here.
Well, it's really something like day 5 or so but this is the second log.
I completed roughly 50 jumps yesterday. I lost count to be honest and I'm too lazy to pick up and read my flight log. I have 21 waypoints to hit, with one completed every week or so. I have one down and will be getting another this weekend at least. 65 jumps out with 3 planned neutron jumps. I'm keeping my star types at the typical OBAFGKM to scoop but I may change that eventually to get some more interesting sights. The Radiant Star gets great jump range but only about 4 jumps before she needs fuel badly, so I'll have to be careful where I go and how long I go without a refuel. Her paint is also badly worn off, though I fully expected that.
I regret placing the fighter hangar in my ship. I haven't found any planets to fly it around and I don't trust the pilot I hired to fly the Radiant Star well enough planet side.
The new x52 stick i modded into my Anaconda has worked out fantastically. It's way smoother than the XB360 One i had earlier.
Well, not much else to report or even write down. More planets to scan and more money to be paid because of it. Back to the black.
Well, I suppose better late than never. I've been flying for a few years now and I think it's time I start with a ship's log of some sorts.
Captain's log, star date blah blah blah mark blah. With that tired cliché out of the way, It's the 28th of March 3304.
I suppose I'm writing this to chronicle my circumnavigation of the Milky Way. Either to remember the worthwhile sights or to stave off space madness. The Pilots Federation keep saying that they have Elite pilots coming down with the psychosis and while some out there scoff at the idea, I believe them. I almost ran into it on my first trip to Colonia and Jaques Station in my AspX. My hat goes off to those on the Distant Worlds 1 expedition. That's some dedication. Though I suppose a circumnavigation is right up there as well. A lot of pilots say they're going on a circumnavigation journey but end up high tailing it back to a station the moment things get rough or they simply make a small detour around the near 3kpc arm.
Me? I'm going around the other side of the Formidide Rift, up past Wagar's Reach, around toward Beagle Point and circling toward Tenebris before heading back home to the bubble. 30ish way points spaced 10k ly apart. Should be about 300 kylies... 300,000 LY.
Maybe space madness already has me.