Profil dowódcy Gaitskell > Dziennik Okrętowy

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Aktualny statek:
(Diamondback Explorer)
Członek od:
17 maj 2020
Zgłoszone odległości:
42 444
Odwiedzone układy:
33 466
Pierwsze odkrycia układów:
31 596
Stan konta:
17 800 006 240 Cr
How many undiscovered Black Holes can you jump to in a row?

My personal record for that is now 14... Before I was so low on fuel, I was forced to deviate.... Otherwise, it would have been 27, I just didn't think to refuel at a 210000ly distant K Class secondary star in system nine.

Back exploring, and happy with that. Only this time with a Fleet Carrier at my disposal. It's nice to take 12.5% from Universal Cartographics for my discoveries to upkeep the Carrier. Oddly, as awesome as sitting on the bridge during a jump was, have never experienced it since. Preferring instead for Outpost Gaitskell to meet me in a system ahead of time, or arrive whilst I'm collecting Vista Genomics data on a Moon or Planet. A definite enhancement to explorers. Keep safe, Commanders!

Back out amongst the stars

Well, already 1600 light years out from Colonia. I originally thought I'd finish upgrading the Maverick and Artemis suits to max level, but then a couple of hitches. One: When I reconnected today, all of my previously collected Power Regulators had turned into 'Degraded Power Regulators' which caused significant consternation! I didn't realize they had a sell by date! Two: I sourced another, and was busy harvesting Manufacturing Instructions and Chemical Inventory from a site... I was just waiting for the Power Regular drawer to open when... Connection lost. When I reconnected, the power regulator was gone, the base was powered down again, my SRV had somehow conveniently made its way back to my ship on its own. I was dumped randomly in the middle of a base now full of immediately hostile resurrected Pirates and my ship was 1.2 Kilometres away. Happy days! Needless to say, I've left that all behind. I now consider Ratraii to be my home system. Sitting on the Bridge for my first Fleet Carrier jump was awesome. I'm now back where I belong: The depths of space. Outpost Gaitskell offers Repair facilities, Universal Cartographics and Vista Genomics as extra services. Truly a no frills exploration vessel. Wherever it is, it's likely interesting space. Hopefully see you out there sometime, Commanders!

Grinding for Gear

So, I finally, almost reluctantly, headed in. Eventually selling that high value system I've been holding on to for ages in Colonia. Bought a fleet carrier. Outpost Gaitskell is now operational, albeit languishing in Ratraii until I obtain enough Tritium. Working on that. Fell into the Odyssey grind. Enjoyed the change of pace and varied missions... For a couple of weeks. Have become bored by that grind however. Managed to get Night Vision on all of my suits, and upgraded some weapons, but that's enough. Though, as an explorer, Night Vision on the Artemis is a really great benefit. The rest, however, is grinding for grindings sake for the Odyssey experience... I'm an explorer. Heading out again in the next week. Being alone in space for 26 months and then reconnecting with the bubble has been a shock. I've lived the life for a few weeks, but once I have adequate fuel, I'll be heading out on Outpost Gaitskell. Happy explorations, Commanders! Look me up if you're in the neighborhood. Signing off.

Two Years and Two days in the black

May 17th, 3306 was the day I departed my last star port, Hell Port... A remarkable station, my home station for many months. A long time ago indeed. Nevertheless, the remarkable DSSA carrier network took up their posts and have been my wonderful resource in space ever since... Albeit, that 25% cut on exploration data has now cost me over 4 Billion credits. However, still exploring, and over a year on from Odyssey, I eventually managed to dock at an uprated carrier that has made a massive journey to the bubble and back. I finally upgraded and buy the necessary suits and gear and also engage, at last, with Vista Genomics. A whole new addition to exploration, though it might take me a remarkable amount of time to reach Elite V! Happy exploration, Commanders!

Another very high value system

Discovered a wonderful Binary System. Four Terraformable high metal content World's, Two Terraformable Rocky Body moons and Four Water Worlds (Two of which Terraformable) - Fully mapped, $21,639,008 credits at a DSSA Carrier. It actually breaks my existing highest value system record slightly... And that's minus the fleet carrier's 25%. Holding on to this one! Gradually heading back in, much later than anticipated.... Maybe... Happy exploration everyone. Recently sold in Colonia for: $29,165,154, which is more than expected. My highest value system has finally increased!

Five Water Worlds

Discovered a high value system. X5 Water Worlds, some of which terraformable, plus five terraformable HMC worlds. A personal record: I've found X4 Water Worlds in a system on multiple occasions, never five. I know it breaks no records, but it came as a surprise, expecting the fourth to be the last, and it wasn't. Although, should I sell at a DSSA carrier this time, losing that 25%?? My 'Highest value system' record could have been beaten multiple times if it wasn't for that damned 25%! Mapped the entire system as well... Will get an idea of value when I stop off to sell exploration data at a DSSA carrier in the next week. The agonies of exploration, my friends! Merry Christmas, and a happy festive season to everyone out in the dark.

Addendum: Just under 18.5 million, without full system mapping bonus, at a DSSA fleet carrier. Have decided to hold onto it... To sell at Universal Cartographics, when I head back to the bubble for my Fleet Carrier, truly exploration based, early next year.

Heading out now, to an unexplored 'H' Class System. Festive Yuletide, everyone!

Double Black Hole 'H' Class System

I believe I must have maximised my lucky search technique. A double Black Hole 'H' Class System. I found it in the Galactic Map, searched EDSM... And no record. Being 5600ly away from it... I travelled there as swiftly as possible... Via a few giant stars and Herbig AE/Be's. Registered at below -1200 on the galactic plane, and a noticeable quantity of Synthesis materials needed to be used to reach it. Gravitational lensing, always a treat, but otherwise, icy planets and a Brown Dwarf. However, around the second black hole, Moon B 1 d, a small icy body, possessed 6 Synthesis materials... Good for a resupply. Eventful explorations, Commanders.

Tiny Earth-like orbiting a Tiny star

Discovered a small Earth-like world, orbiting a small M class star, a 'B' rated system. First ever time. Have I discovered earth-like planets in class C, D and even E yes... But never before in a 'B'. A tiny, tightly packed system, where the vast majority of planets are within 200ls. Only ok for synthesis mind... They're all there, but you have to work for them! To me, another fascinating discovery. Moving on. Happy festive exploring Commanders!

Addendum: Obviously, since writing, I found two more! Tiny Earth-like orbiting a tiny star. Just goes to show, never experienced one in 18 months, and then two, three weeks apart.

Busy Black Hole

Discovered an 'H' Class Black Hole for the first ever time. (Joined ED late, and very satisfied to see my name appear on it! Personally, avoiding the discovered ones) Quite large, and gravitational lensing is always amazing, though frankly, it was orbited by 41 other bodies, and pretty good for Synthesis materials and gas giants with mineable rings. Well worth a visit, and should I ever venture back to the bubble to purchase a fleet carrier, I know where it will, eventually, be based... Well, for a while, at least...

Lonely Earth

Exploring the Outer Arm, I visited a cluster of B class stars. One possessed over 70 astronomical bodies, with one moon therein containing 6 synthesis materials, where I stopped to restock. However, for myself, a true wonder was within another system, in which sat but a singular Earth-like world, orbiting very distant from its star. A rarity, and something which makes exploration, to me at least, so fascinating and worthwhile.