Profil du CMDR Luciano Kalabric > Journal de bord
Dear CMDRs, this is the second time I have led an expedition. The main result to me is to meet other CMDRs from all over the globe. This is not a surprise for an MMO game but when we play "Solo" we play solo! When we get to know other colleagues interested in the same game, they start playing something and end up playing other things It is also natural. So, it is nice to consider playing the game in other ways and explore it (literally) better. First I participated in someone´s expedition to learn how to make it, second I organized my own. Along with friendship, we learn better how to play teaming up with other CMDRs. Here are some examples: (1) I learned that we can transport CMDRs from a station to the FC like an APEX does. Once on foot the CMDR went to the shipyard and managed to use the ship he/she left behind. We also went out to mine. In the team-up game, we can share limpets and mine more efficiently. Now we plan to scan biological signals together. You probably know that some species are hard to find! What if each CMDR is responsible for finding one sample?! The other two mark their position and all get all credits!!! Share other games with us and enjoy playing together!
I was struggling to use "Nearest stars" addon from EDDiscovery to find nice systems to visit and I learned by accident something much better!!! If one goes to the Galaxy Map and sets Map Mode User Data Visited Stars to "Not visited", you will see only systems not visited in the game. Not only systems that were not visited by you like it is in EDD!!! When you trace a route in this mode you will pass only through systems not visited and it will make your scanning much more interesting, profitable and unique!!!! This game always surprises me!!! This is our Road to Riches in exploration :):):)
On January 13, 3310, we launched the second expedition to the 4th quadrant. This is an initiative to explore the three spirals of the 4th quadrant. The first leg of this expedition comprised the outer spiral and traveled very close to the outer rim of our galaxy. The second leg focuses on the middle spiral. So far, twelve CMDRs registered to fulfill this adventure. This expedition is much longer than the first with 7-day stops. This was a request from the CMDRs participating in the first leg. They claimed to have more time to explore in detail each waypoint. I hope all CMDRs level up their explorer and exobiologist ranks. See you out there!
I am trying to be a good Samaritan. In Inara, under the menu Galaxy - Conflicts https://inara.cz/elite/thargoidwar-conflicts/, one can find opportunities to help systems under attack! The pick of this war was months ago, but there are systems under alert or invaded already. My main concern is to evacuate people, but you can help in another way: fighting! Hopefully, we will develop some sort of weapon that gets rid of the Titans sometime shortly. While this does not happen humanity depends on us!
If you are an explorer, you must pay attention to the Codex. It records all discoveries one makes. Sometimes you want to find someone's discoveries to confirm that data and fill your own Codex. There are different types of notable signals in the Galaxy: astronomical bodies (stars, planets, and moons), biological (organic structures and more than 80 different life form species), geological and anomalies, and xenological (mainly Thargoid objects). For more information, I recommend reading https://canonn.science/.
When one stays long in the deep, it is common for one to want to rush back to the bubble eventually... Thus, I decided to jump more than scan. D-scanner is good for discovering the stars and the number of bodies in a system. However, only FSS is capable of revealing the complete system map which includes all bodies, geological and biological signals, and planetary information such as atmosphere, materials, and life forms present on the surface. Since I am anxious to get back home, I will scan every ten systems instead of doing it in every system.
Thanks to CMDRs owner of FCs scattered through out the Galaxy, any other CMDR can travel around without risking their exploration data. Through Astrometrics Interactive Map, one can find FCs network initiatives such as DSSA, STAR, and IGAU, as well as independent FCs. They provide a safe port including services from repairing and refueling your ship, selling your exploration data, and to resting and relaxing with a drink and chatting with the bartender in their bars. For those interested in flying your own FC, some provide Tritium in deep space. So, you do not need to worry about mining this rare material when you are far way from the bubble.
When exploring, one can take advantage to also level up his/her exobiologist rank. Some biological signals, such as the Bacterium and Fonticulua genera, are widespread, especially in the Icy World and Icy bodies. When you scan a body with only one signal, most likely it will be a Bacterium independent of the type of the body (Icy or Rocky). On the other hand, Rocky and High Metal Content Worlds are more likely to support more signals. Some genera live on flat surfaces, such as Tubus and Stratum, while others like Osseus prefer rugged surfaces. Some are found only in valleys and mountains, like Fungoida and Frutexa. There are plenty of new species variants to be discovered. So, do not lose time and discover the amazing universe of life!
On my way back to the bubble, I crossed part of the Outer Arm region and entered the Vulcan Gate region. Different from Aquila´s Halo, Vulcan Gate is more flourished. The systems are much closer and there is much more to see: at least two Nebulas and many planetary nebulas and POI.
When you are new in the game, most of the time you may decide to fly out of the bubble as an adventurer. Life is short and ED gives you that sensation of freedom. However, when you get mature you understand that you do not need to risk all exploration data in a bad landing! I recommend that all CMDRs take a look at EDSM and ED Astrometrics Interactive Map before doing some craziness. There one can evaluate in advance where you are going and what type of support you can get in case you are in trouble (DSSA, STAR, IGAU, etc). If possible, include stops in remote FC to sell your exploration data and rest before a star gets big in your canopy.