So finally here:
In perspective I have: 3,737,716,629 Cr.
I have visited 7,567 systems Level 2 scans: 18,492 Efficiency Bonuses: 420 Total Hyperspace distance: 265,256 ly SRV distance: 2.25 mm Approximate game time: 5W 16H 52 min Profits exploration: 1,434,181,206 cr Levle 3 scans: 20,350 Highest payout: 9,333,830 cr Total jumps: 10,008 Max distance from start: 26, 197 ly
EDSM reckons: 2,488 systems discovered first Total Value just over : 215,000,000 cr Total jumps 3,216
After cartographic: profit: 272,203,252 cr
So, I'm finally within 20,000ly of Colonia central (Jacques anyways) and I can now plot a direct path! Lets see how long this takes.
So, I have re-evluated my priorities base don my time out here in the black and has myself - Why am I out here, what am I looking / hoping for? I find that a hard question to answer. ON the other hand there are a lot more priorities back at the bubble that I would like to get involved with. So, I've decided to call off the Grand Exploration and instead there are only two destinations I want to get to - Colonia and Sag A. So I'm setting a 26,000ly course for Colonia and then onto Sag A before heading back home. Fast as you like. Oh I'll keep an eye out for WW, AW and ELW for the cash, but other than that its not sparing the horses as they say.
Its been ten months since my last entry...
Back at it again I suppose = lets see if I can make it to Colonia or Sag A before another long winded break.
I am sooo rusty I can't even find the coffee mug holder!
So, I've made it back to human civilisation, sort of. In any case I thought I'd take the opportunity to test the accuracy of EDSM' data on scan values for future reference.
According to EDSM I have scan values of 466,408,818. Of course I note that this does not take into account my 1,292,500 of CODEX entries. It does not also include scan bonuses and discovery bonuses.
So, after turning in my data, (30 minutes of it), I have earned 838,984,122 - which is almost double EDSM quoted amount.
Something to remember.
So, I'm fed, watered and the rest, and ready to go again. Sadly no outfitting so any planned changes I had in mind will have to wait until Colonia.
Back at it - next stop - Colonia.
Before I go - some new stats for you:
I have visited 6,410 systems, have 420 efficiency bonuses, jumped 221,541Ly, have made 1,434,181,208 from profits and jumped a total of 8,851 times.
I'm on the last leg of my journey to the deep space port in the Soul nebula - about 6,000 ly from my current point in the Formidine rift. Must say Im looking forward to some human contact...
Ive just passed more than 200,000LY jumped, more than 1,000 systems discovered. Not bad.
Rather dissapointingly I decided to stop off at 'Halfway to Anywhere' according to the EDSM map, a 'green system' that is rich in jumponium. I say disappointingly, because I have passed up systems with higher percentages of polonium in them for sure, and green systems at that. Lesson not to listen to one commanders ramblings....
This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. Though, it is perhaps, the end of the beginning.
I am at GAIDUE LW-C D1 - some 26,156.5 LY from Sol. However, if my flight data is to be believed I have travelled more than 36,590 LY to get here! It is the furthest reach of the outer Cygnus arm of the Milky Way that I am prepared to venture to right now! I fall short of the outermost reach by a mere 1,306 LY! I could venture deeper into that blackness but that is a journey for another time. Though space is lovely, dark and deep, I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
After 3 months of travel I have arrived at THE START of my adventure - yes THE START! I had anticipated a relatively quick journey to this point from which I would travel spinwards into the core and explore each of the mighty arms. I wonder how long this adventure will take?
Some Stats For you: I have jumped more than 1,015 times since I started this journey, I have discovered 571 systems first, I have scanned 1,164 stars and 2,739 planets.
My totals are: 5,349 systems visited, 7,779 jumps, a total distance of 182,264 LY and I have earned 595,197,084 cr from exploration data sales.
And so - to the core! Though there will be stops along the way for I intend to pay a visit to a deep space station, Explorers Anchorage near the eye, a mega ship and of course Colonia before I venture to Sag A and The Great Annihilator.
I have arrived at Sepositus Beacon, according to EDSM:
'At 45,374 LYs from Sagittarius A* and located where the Perseus Fade meets the intergalactic void, this is thought to be the most distant reachable system from the centre of the galaxy.'
On to the furthest reaches of the arm!!!