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Thread: Buckyball Racing Club presents: The A* Challenge

  1. #2341
    Originally Posted by Alex Brentnall View Post (Source)
    Hi Buckyballers!
    "In general, we will try to make sure that the new blueprints can max out slightly better than the old system (we want to encourage conversion)."
    There is also this:

    All penalties in blueprints are fixed and only applied once per rank

  2. #2342

    Intention to Race / Maiden Voyage

    Hello again. I'm having another go. This time,

    CMDR Name: Penny Umbra
    Ship Name: Forever Autumn
    Ship Class: Type 10 Defender

    Classic Run.

    My link to my internals screenshot is: https://imgur.com/a/e7goM

    I intend to start tomorrow morning, and finish when my sanity runs dry, or I reach Sag A*.

    Wish me luck, I'll need it.

  3. #2343
    Originally Posted by Penny Umbra View Post (Source)
    Hello again. I'm having another go. This time,

    CMDR Name: Penny Umbra
    Ship Name: Forever Autumn
    Ship Class: Type 10 Defender

    Classic Run.

    My link to my internals screenshot is: https://imgur.com/a/e7goM

    I intend to start tomorrow morning, and finish when my sanity runs dry, or I reach Sag A*.

    Wish me luck, I'll need it.
    Good luck Penny ... fly fast!

  4. #2344
    Originally Posted by Penny Umbra View Post (Source)
    Hello again. I'm having another go. This time,

    CMDR Name: Penny Umbra
    Ship Name: Forever Autumn
    Ship Class: Type 10 Defender

    Classic Run.

    My link to my internals screenshot is: https://imgur.com/a/e7goM

    I intend to start tomorrow morning, and finish when my sanity runs dry, or I reach Sag A*.

    Wish me luck, I'll need it.
    I figured it wouldn't take too long Good luck.

  5. #2345
    Originally Posted by Penny Umbra View Post (Source)
    Hello again. I'm having another go. This time,

    CMDR Name: Penny Umbra
    Ship Name: Forever Autumn
    Ship Class: Type 10 Defender

    Classic Run.

    My link to my internals screenshot is: https://imgur.com/a/e7goM

    I intend to start tomorrow morning, and finish when my sanity runs dry, or I reach Sag A*.

    Wish me luck, I'll need it.
    Good luck

    Was considering taking a Type 10 out on Saturday, but if I do a run this weekend I might try a Asp Explorer Neutron run

  6. #2346

    A Succesful Maiden Voyage. 16hrs 14mins

    I departed from Lomas Orbiter at six minutes past eight this morning.

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    And arrived at Sag A* at twentytwo minutes past midnight.

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    I make that to be 16hrs 14mins.

    Time to unwind with a large glass of wine.

  7. #2347
    Well done Penny Umbra.

  8. #2348
    As we enter a new year, it's well past time for me to bring the leaderboards up to date.







    In Classic class, first to run was A* veteran Cmdr Crotalus, who this time set his sights on the record for the Type 6, which had stood for more than two years. With a clear focus that it didn't mind if the rest of the ship was burnt to ash so long as the frame shift drive was kept in working order, Crotalus kept his ship Tyger on track to take yet another class record, in this case with a time of just over eleven and a quarter hours.

    We also welcome a newcomer to Buckyball racing, in the form of Cmdr Penny Umbra. Cmdr Umbra picked up that most popular of ships for long distance racing, the Asp Explorer, and proceeded to set a very good first time in Beaufort. She didn't quite succeed in breaking the ten-hour barrier, but it's clear that this is just likely to spur her on to further attempts in future.

    Before making another attempt in Beaufort, though, Cmdr Penny Umbra chose to return in a different ship class. While the Beluga Liner was available for months before its first recorded trip to the centre of the galaxy, no such fate awaited the Type-10 Defender. Stripping Forever Autumn's internals to the absolute minimum, Penny Umbra set off for the core within days, to set a benchmark time of sixteen and a quarter hours.

    Discussions have already been had about the potential for the T10 to go faster still, and the major ship manufacturers have already announced that there will be at least two new ship types available in the coming year. Combined with the number of ships where the records are still standing from BBRA* days, or the record is over a day when we know even the slowest ships can complete the challenge in less than 24 hours, this means there are still plenty of opportunities for records out there in 3304!



    In Unlimited class there's only one new racer to welcome, although this commander did get in a bit of practice, submitting three attempts in consecutive weeks. Those three attempts showed steady improvement for Cmdr Darplata94 in the Diamondback Explorer Dark Runner, culminating in a final time of just under 6 hours. That's a very good time considering that unlike most of those ahead, Darplata94 was running with scanners and without using neutron star supercharging.

    Well done to all!

  9. #2349
    Well done Penny and thanks for continuining to maintain this thread drakhyr.

    Happy New Year everyone!