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Thread: Thargoid Attacks: Where, When and What you can do about it

  1. #316
    Originally Posted by Factabulous View Post (Source)
    Apparently there are interceptors at both locations - a first I understand as usually there is a split - stay frosty!
    LTT 8517 is full of NHSS 3 to 6! It really takes some time to enter all the data into EDMC.

    Once you jumped into the system the navigation window shows:

    - a convoy emergency signal. If you jump in, you'll meet a huge convoy as if half of the system is fleeing!

    - a debris field. I jumped in but found nothing but two materials. A bit disappointing.

    - an emergeny signal without any threat level. Attention! If you jump in, a Medusa which is not hostile says hello, scans you and then continues its business. It is interested in the wrecks of some Clipper and an Imperial Battle Cruiser. Interesting: a lot of container are floating about, all of military origin, some even contain nerve agent! So what ought to be transported from where to where?

    - a Henry Class Bulk Cargo Ship SOD-164. If you fly there you'll find that this huge ship was attacked for the contents of one single container labelled "VODEL Scarab" only! I looked around and found another two container of this enterprise, all the many other container seemed to be intact. And there was no green slime to be seen on the ship or elsewhere ! So it was not a Thargoid attack!

    Question: who is carrying "goods" across the Galaxy which are of interest for Thargoids and someone else? So far, there were two enterprises whose container were attacked: Caine-Massey, Brewer (these two very often) and now Vodel. Ok, it sounds a bit like tinfoil hattery but this happened again and again and it might mean nothing but maybe it becomes more important in the future, who knows?

  2. #317
    Advice on where to go:

    Based on Traffic Stats:



    Advice: Support Dalfur

    Current estimates say we will lose Dalfur (caveat - it is very early in the week)



    Based on EDMC Data:



    Note:
    * EDMC data is a smaller sample of CMDRs - check thread if you want to contribute (requires EDMC / PC only)
    * Traffic stats cover all CMDRs and have been a better predictor in previous weeks. Underlying data here. This week is more challenging as LTT has a naturally higher level of traffic, so it's possible that not all the traffic is defending the system.

    You can find Massacre missions on the Aegis Megaships which are nearby - these might contribute to saving the systems, we do not know. Acropolis is in Vanir, Vanguard is in Aongi. Aongi might help Dalfur, Vanir might help LTT. Either is better than nothing, probably!

  3. #318
    Bowman Class Science Vessel HAL-6771 has interesting ship uplink. Dalfur 10






    Sounds a bit like a trap "You knew they'd come looking for this thing..."

    What thing? Are they luring 'goids? Mind boggles (a tiny bit). Don't have the right drones to search this thing completely. Maybe later...

  4. #319
    Advice on where to go:

    Based on Traffic Stats:



    Advice: Support Dalfur

    Current estimates say we will win both (caveat - it is early in the week). Dalfur looks more marginal.



    Based on EDMC Data:



    Note:
    * EDMC data is a smaller sample of CMDRs - check thread if you want to contribute (requires EDMC / PC only)
    * Traffic stats cover all CMDRs and have been a better predictor in previous weeks. Underlying data here. This week is more challenging as LTT has a naturally higher level of traffic, so it's possible that not all the traffic is defending the system.

    You can find Massacre missions on the Aegis Megaships which are nearby - these might contribute to saving the systems, we do not know. Acropolis is in Vanir, Vanguard is in Aongi. Aongi might help Dalfur, Vanir might help LTT. Either is better than nothing, probably!

  5. #320
    Exactly what the NPC comms sugest after we clear a NHSS4. Someone is luring the Thargoids to these systems.

  6. #321
    Originally Posted by Sinister Hedgehog View Post (Source)
    Bowman Class Science Vessel HAL-6771 has interesting ship uplink. Dalfur 10






    Sounds a bit like a trap "You knew they'd come looking for this thing..."

    What thing? Are they luring 'goids? Mind boggles (a tiny bit). Don't have the right drones to search this thing completely. Maybe later...
    Sounds like a Thargoid probe or sensor, re 'weird noises'.

    But I don't think that's what's luring Thargoids into new systems, if that's what's happening.

  7. #322
    Originally Posted by Assimilator1 View Post (Source)
    Sounds like a Thargoid probe or sensor, re 'weird noises'.

    But I don't think that's what's luring Thargoids into new systems, if that's what's happening.
    That's Aegis' doing with those signalling beacons, hence why the stations get hit. For some reason, captains of megaships are luring Thargoids into attacking their ships too, perhaps to make them seem more aggressive than they otherwise would be?

  8. #323
    Err, how do you know that?

  9. #324
    Look back in this very thread, there's a post a few pages back explaining it.

  10. #325
    Advice on where to go:

    Based on Traffic Stats:



    Advice: Support Dalfur

    Current estimates say we will win both. Dalfur looks more marginal, but LTT had a 'natural traffic level' of 60/day, so probably has less support than it seems.



    Based on EDMC Data:



    Note:
    * EDMC data is a smaller sample of CMDRs - check thread if you want to contribute (requires EDMC / PC only)
    * Traffic stats cover all CMDRs and have been a better predictor in previous weeks. Underlying data here. This week is more challenging as LTT has a naturally higher level of traffic, so it's possible that not all the traffic is defending the system.

    You can find Massacre missions on the Aegis Megaships which are nearby - these might contribute to saving the systems, we do not know. Acropolis is in Vanir, Vanguard is in Aongi. Aongi might help Dalfur, Vanir might help LTT. Either is better than nothing, probably!

  11. #326
    Originally Posted by A Sleeping Bear View Post (Source)
    That's Aegis' doing with those signalling beacons, hence why the stations get hit. For some reason, captains of megaships are luring Thargoids into attacking their ships too, perhaps to make them seem more aggressive than they otherwise would be?
    Unless you know which page, I'm not looking through 22 pages , anyway, from what I recall atm you've got it back to front, Aegis are flagging which systems are the next targets, not putting a bulls eye on them for Thargoids to choose to target, & if you have proof to the contrary then link me up (or at least give me a page no.). Re megaships, how do you know that? Ship's logs?

  12. #327
    Originally Posted by A Sleeping Bear View Post (Source)
    That's Aegis' doing with those signalling beacons, hence why the stations get hit. For some reason, captains of megaships are luring Thargoids into attacking their ships too, perhaps to make them seem more aggressive than they otherwise would be?
    I don't think we can base such theories on the ramblings of one crew member who had just come face to face with hostile Thargoids and was probably thinking irrationally. Although by the sounds of many of the logs, some of the attacked ships were carrying Thargoid items, which couldn't have helped.

  13. #328
    Advice on where to go:

    Based on Traffic Stats:



    Advice: Do what you like

    Current estimates say we will win both, even if we stop fighting now (but don't do that ). Dalfur actually had more traffic than LTT yesterday for the first time, despite LTT having a higher 'base' level of traffic.



    Based on EDMC Data:



    Note:
    • EDMC data is a smaller sample of CMDRs (< 7%) than the traffic stats (100%), so can be biased...
    • ... though players showing in traffic may not be fighting 'goids
    • check thread if you want to contribute to the EDMC stats (requires EDMC / PC only)
    • Traffic stats cover all CMDRs and have been a better predictor in previous weeks. Underlying data here. This week is challenging as LTT has a naturally higher level of traffic, so it's possible that not all the traffic is defending the system.


    You can find Massacre missions on the Aegis Megaships which are nearby - these might contribute to saving the systems, we do not know. Acropolis is in Vanir, Vanguard is in Aongi. Aongi might help Dalfur, Vanir might help LTT. Either is better than nothing, probably!

  14. #329
    Originally Posted by Factabulous View Post (Source)
    You can find Massacre missions on the Aegis Megaships which are nearby - these might contribute to saving the systems, we do not know. Acropolis is in Vanir, Vanguard is in Aongi. Aongi might help Dalfur, Vanir might help LTT. Either is better than nothing, probably!
    Probably better think twice about those AX missions, they're rather bugged and payouts are meh (600-750k, you still get an additional 2M for the Cyclops, though). Most times you drop into a 'mission' NHSS 5 just to find out there's no Cyclops in them but an array of damaged ships + 1 canister in green clouds instead that ofc mass lock you. Boost, boost, boost, lo-wake, fly around the planet waiting for next NHSS 5 to appear, same results, rinse and repeat, 5-10 iterations at least. Spent two evenings doing this over and over again, in two different systems and doing different missions (Cyclops or generic Interceptor makes no difference) for different factions. Met 2 Cyclops in total that finally saw me in enraged mode (missions issued by the Vanguard here). Gone are the days where you just dropped into a NHSS 5 and there it was. But then, better than the week before where 'mission' NHSS 5 could mean everything from Medusa to Cyclops to empty. FD confirmed they'll have a look into this.

    Didn't try Scout missions which are also available, but a friend of mine reported similar results. It's probably better to just park at Aquila Station and hunt directly in that system.

    O7,

  15. #330
    Advice on where to go:

    Based on Traffic Stats:



    Advice: Do what you like

    Current estimates say we will win both, even if we stop fighting now (but don't do that ). Dalfur actually had more traffic than LTT yesterday for the first time, despite LTT having a higher 'base' level of traffic.



    Based on EDMC Data:



    Note:
    • EDMC data is a smaller sample of CMDRs (< 7%) than the traffic stats (100%), so can be biased...
    • ... though players showing in traffic may not be fighting 'goids
    • check thread if you want to contribute to the EDMC stats (requires EDMC / PC only)
    • Traffic stats cover all CMDRs and have been a better predictor in previous weeks. Underlying data here. This week is challenging as LTT has a naturally higher level of traffic, so it's possible that not all the traffic is defending the system.


    You can find Massacre missions on the Aegis Megaships which are nearby - these might contribute to saving the systems, we do not know. Acropolis is in Vanir, Vanguard is in Aongi. Aongi might help Dalfur, Vanir might help LTT. Either is better than nothing, probably!

    Bonus charts showing ship breakdowns over this week - looks like the Anti-Xeno ships recently introduced haven't taken over, though Chieftain has some traction.