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Thread: Around the Galaxy in 7.553 days - a DECE Speed Circumnavigation

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    Around the Galaxy in 7.553 days - a DECE Speed Circumnavigation

    As part of the Dead End's Circumnavigation Expedition, I decided to see just how fast a circumnavigation could take place - how long it could take to reach each of the 38 checkpoints of the expedition, from its start at Witch Head Science Center to its finish at Achrende.

    As it turns out, pretty fast. I started at 18:55:00 on May 23, 3304, and finished at 08:11:13 on May 31. Was actually about a minute or so less, but for some reason it didn't take the first time I hit f10.

    Total time: 7 days, 13 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds.

    Here's a map of the route:

    A few statistics:
    Total number of jumps: 5420
    Total number of new systems visited: 5094
    Total distance: 407738 ly
    Distance/jump: 75.22 ly (not surprising, considering a 70.57ly jump range, neutron star jumping, and the occasional boosted jump). (Had to edit this, as I made an error in the calculations when I first posted. Math after piloting all day every day for a week... not so good.)

    In-character "CMDR's Log" entries about each day of the trip can be found in the Collective Log of the Dead End's Circumnavigation Expedition, here:
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3
    Day 4
    Day 5
    Day 6
    Day 7
    Day 8 (finish)

    The various checkpoints of the DECE Expedition, from start to finish:

    Start at Witch Head, 18:55:00 on May 23:

    Checkpoint 1: Station X

    Checkpoint 2: 3 Geminorum

    Checkpoint 3: Angosk DL-P D5-0 (Distant Angosk)

    Checkpoint 4: Angosk OM-W D1-0 (Sepositus Beacon)

    Checkpoint 5: Lyed YJ-I D9-0 (Amundsen's Star)

    Checkpoint 6: Hypuae Euq ZK-P D5-0 (Notus - The 'Southern' Meridian)

    Checkpoint 7: Aicods KD-K D8-3 (Point Decision)

    Checkpoint 8: Syroifoe CL-Y g1 (The Syroifoe Oasis)

    Checkpoint 9: HIP 117078 (PZ Cassiopeiae)

    Checkpoint 10: Spongou FA-A e2 (Spongou Nebula)

    Checkpoint 11: Cyuefai BC-D d12-4 (Westpoint Ormand)

    Checkpoint 12: Cyuefoo LC-D d12-0 (Manifest Destiny - The Western Meridian)

    Checkpoint 13: Byaa Thoi EW-E d11-0

    Checkpoint 14: Byaa Thoi GC-D d12-0 (Star One)

    Checkpoint 15: Auzorts NR-N d6-0

    Checkpoint 16: Lyruewry BK-R d4-12 (Banded Azane)

    Checkpoint 17: Hypou Chreou RS-S c17-6

    Checkpoint 18: Hypiae Brue DI-D c12-0

    Checkpoint 19: Sphiesi HX-L d7-0 (Erikson's Star)

    Checkpoint 20: Flyae Proae IN-S e4-1

    Checkpoint 21: Footie AA-A g0 (Blue In The Black)

    Checkpoint 22: Oedgaf DL-Y g0 (Rimor Captionem)

    Checkpoint 23: Gria Bloae YE-A g0

    Checkpoint 24: Exahn AZ-S D3-8

    Checkpoint 25: Chua Eop ZC-T C20-0 (Lone Star)

    Checkpoint 26: Beagle Point (Beagle Depot)

    Checkpoint 27: Cheae Eurl AA-A E0 (The Sublustris Beacon)

    Checkpoint 28: Hyphielia QH-K c22-0 (Silentium Shores)

    Checkpoint 29: Praei Bre WO-R D4-3

    Checkpoint 30: Suvua FG-Y F0 (Alatar and Pallando)

    Checkpoint 31: Hypaa Byio ZE-A G1 (The Hypaa Byio Buoy)

    Checkpoint 32: Eembaitl DL-Y d13 (Ultima Centauri)

    Checkpoint 33: Synookaea MX-L d7-0

    Checkpoint 34: Blea Airgh EI-B d13-1

    Checkpoint 35: Ood Fleau ZJ-I d9-0 (Magellan's Star)

    Checkpoint 36: Plae Eur DW-E d11-0

    Checkpoint 37: Haffner 18 LSS 27 (Skull & Crossbones Nebula)

    Checkpoint 38 (finish): Vogel Enterprise, Achrende

    Overall, this was fun, but an incredible challenge. Imagine an old-school A* run, or a modern Beagle run, every day, for 8 days. It certainly wears on a person. Was certainly fun, and a heck of a challenge, but this one hurt to finish.

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    Absolutely crazy!

    How many in-game hours you played during this 7.5 days...?

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    That's one heck of an achievement, so well done.

    I'm interested to know how many hours a day you were flying to achieve this?

    EDIT: Actually, to answer my own question, assuming 1 jump per minute, (being a bit too kind), that's 90 hours play. That's over 12 hours a day!!! Holy cow!

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    WOW - that's a stunning achievement Hanekura, bravo! Linked to "Best of Forum".

    P.S. Sag A* challenge getting too easy for you now huh?

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    Wow. Well, I suppose that speedrun route can't really be topped, now can it? Congratulations on making it all the way through!

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    Originally Posted by marx View Post (Source)
    Wow. Well, I suppose that speedrun route can't really be topped, now can it?
    Paging Cmdr Alot ... will Cmdr Alot please make his way to the departure lounge!

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    WOW, bows with tons o' respect, amazing

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    Around the galaxy in under 8 days. Amazing!

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    Crapola, 7 days, what a trip.

    First of all, you should visit the doctor to have your mental health checked.

    Second, I hope they build a station and place it in one of these boundary systems and name it after you or give you a choice of what the name should be. Or change say the name of a boundary system, say Crab Sector DL-Y d9. You certainly deserve some kind of reward. Fantastic effort, well done.

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    Wow... At what point do you start to hear Verity counting down in your sleep?

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    718 jumps each day for over a week I would become crazy

    Nice record, gratz ^^

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    Wow, amazing feat of endurance.
    Congratulations and respect.

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    This is a seriously amazing achievement, bravo indeed!

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    First words: "Holy expleting expletives!"
    Looked at the OPs name and my next words were: "Of course it expletive was!"

    Serious congratulations, I doubt thats a record that will be broken in a hurry! I did a quick number crunch and flight time absolute best case you are talking 33 hours pure flying time with a perfect pre-planned route and zero mistakes. Take away the perfection of a Sag A* run and that's 36-40hrs minimum.
    Even doing 12 hour shifts thats still 3.5 days solid of nothing but Elite and jumping so doing it in 7 without going insane is pretty phenomenal!

    Your move FD, when will you unlock Andromeda/Magellan clouds?

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