Killed some more, 239 pilots to be exact / Made 9.195.400 cr in combat bonds and got 28% closer to becoming 'dangerous' / Sadly this didn't win the war / When I finished the Massacre Mission I went around to allied factions looking for medium range passenger missions and traded some on the way / Got two, close to 10.000 LY missions and made 119.648 cr trading profit on the way / Did a simple passenger drop-off and the massacre missions for a total profit of 22.742.937 cr / Next objective: do a week long explorer run to make as much use of my Li Yong-Rui lvl5 status as possible.
I had hoped, but the number of kills is crazy / Started a spreadsheet with, just about, all the numbers (not sure if I'm really happy about the extra work, but I can now say:) / Killed 144 more enemies in the high intensity Combat Zone in the Saranyu system / Spend 182.258 cr on fuel, ammo and repairs / Made 4.880.600 cr in combat bonds and made 14.521.848 cr when you add the massacre missions income (just about 100.000 cr a kill!) / Went up 16% in combat rank (now 44%), so that is about 10 kills per percent, which means I need 560 more kills in combat zones to reach combat rank 'Dangerous' (I only killed 525 in total in combat zones).
Finished my 5010 merit, Toval expansion, undermining mission / Directly went on fighting a war in the NLTT 8622 system to keep some faction from flipping the system / I really love my Vultures handling and resilience. It kicks ass / Sadly the war was won, with a contribution of my 70+ kills, even before I could complete the 81 kills mission I had accepted (just abandoned the mission / lesson learned) / Having fought all the anti-Toval runs in my Python, I decided to do a high intensity Combat Zone in it / Killed about 50 in the Saranyu system. The Python is slow in the turns, but it bites when you're in the cross-hairs / I'm going to start writing down my kill-numbers, these approximations are annoying.
Zamina Toval wasn't happy with my work. This is a bounty I haven't seen before...
Spend two days killing Toval man and women / Counter currently stands at a 160 victims / Only 7 to go to reach the 5000 merits threshold.
Spent some more time checking stuff / Got permission from 'the powers that be' to attack Toval's people in the Q1 Eridani system to frustrate their expansion there / Killed about 20 Toval brokers.
I mapped the stars the special planets revolve around:
Conclusion: Chances of finding one around a K-, F- or G-class star is about the same (K-class is a more common star than the other two) / Finding one around a M-class star is rare, but does happen / Chances of finding one around an A-class star are statistically higher.
Spend hours today cashing in my exploration-data a page per faction or multiple pages if needed to become allied (made 39 allied friends) / Spend the rest of the checking numbers...
Numbers deduced from cashing my exploration-data:
Added to the 18.134.066 credits I earned besides the exploration-data (see log yesterday) brings the total of this project to:
I am not going to worry about someone else claiming before me anymore...
Slightly embarrassed, but kinda proud at the same time: one picture says it all:
I finished my merits-grind. Got my 10.000 merits now / Decided to start working on the numbers (see below) / Did some flying around in Li Yong-Rui space to add some more explorer data, but only managed to add 5.155.234 credits to the EDSM-estimate / I'm kind of curious what happens tonight. Level 5 gets 50.000.000 credits? When? Don't know how it all works / I decided to stay pledged for the time being. Can use the week to grind some Combat ranking and maybe use a second to do some small exploration-run. Not gonna be level 5 any time soon again.
Sadly I discovered to late EDSM calculates the exact numbers for traveled lightyears, so the total distance is an approximation, but these are the numbers from my exploration trip (Kholhou to Kholhou):
During the 12 days exploration:
The following 3 days grinding merits:
So up until now I made 18.134.066 credits in +/-100 gaming-hours, spread over 15 days. EDSM calculates my current exploration-data at 286.628.657 credits, so that times three should be a good chunk, making it all worth it.
Did 30 more trips today. 9400 merits earned, only 600 to go, should be easily before the deadline / Actually looking forward to crunching the numbers. Quite curious how many planets are going to wear my name (silly as that may be) / Friday it is!
Who would have thought a thing called 'powerplay' could be so boring / Did 15 more fortification runs today (3400 merits earned, 6600 merits to go)
I forgot to log the final numbers and just moved on to change ship. However I only found one undiscovered terraformable planet on the final stretch, so I'm only missing the final distances / I will revisit this once I get payed for the exploration-data / I decided to triple my money by getting to level 5 with Li Yong-Rui of Sirius Corp / So I made two fortification runs for him (first 400 merits in, only 9600 merits to go)
Calculated and checked from flight-log: Stats day 12: Traveled 1173,06 LY and visited 30 systems. Found and scanned previously undiscovered: 1 Terra-formable planet / Added unknown systems to EDSM: 8 systems.