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Thread: [WIP] Drawing the Fuel Rats logo on the galaxy ! I need your help !

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    [WIP] Drawing the Fuel Rats logo on the galaxy ! I need your help !

    WIP update 09/08/18 :

    8 weeks have passed now, and as a small group of 10 commanders, we managed to complete 58% of the drawing. And we're not done yet.

    This is a titanic project, and I feel tiredness is slowly reaching us all.

    Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can help ! Every little bit counts, even a few hundred light years !

    Here is what we managed to draw for the two past months. It can give you an idea on how it could look when it will be complete (don't pay attention to the colors):


    See below for the original post + how to join.

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    Original post:
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    Do you want to thank the Fuel Rats for their everyday achievements ? Or are you a Rat yourself and want to pay tribute to your fellows ?


    Whoever you are, dear explorer, today I need your help to achieve the biggest drawing of an Elite Dangerous community logo on the galaxy map ! (tbh I don't know if it's the biggest but I felt it was kinda big though)

    Let's get to the heart of the matter.


    That's what I came up with :

    1.100.000 light years
    1600 waypoints

    This is not something a single Cmdr can do alone, but I'm sure it will look pretty lovely if many commanders could team up together to realize this drawing. I made a google sheet where I defined all the waypoints we'd have to go to, it is accessible here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

    I'd need about 60 commanders so everyone would have about 13kly to travel (from 2 to 36kly). I really don't know how many people would like to participate into this, but I can easily reallocate parts of the drawing if more or less people are into it.

    //WIP edit : If you don't feel doing more than a few hundred light years, there's absolutely no problem with that. It really easy to reallocate parts to fit your wishes. There's about 450 kly left to draw, but keep in mind that every little helps :) //

    I cut the big drawing into smaller parts. Each waypoint is designated by a pair of coordinates, X and Z (plane of the milky way). You'll first have to find the closest system possible for each coordinates, and then plot a route, going from waypoint to waypoint.

    The objective is, in the end, to collect the log files of the cmdrs involved, to be able to redraw their path at the same time, on the same image. It would look like the one I did for the Elite logo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB15JSz0cr8), but this time with the logo taking shape from every corner at the same time (like that : https://youtu.be/ejXhet8hFFw). That would be done thanks to CMDR Orvidius' fabulous tool (https://edastro.com/).

    Please consider the followings guidelines before enlisting yourself:
    • I'll ask you to use ED:Discovery (https://github.com/EDDiscovery/EDDiscovery/wiki) during your trip. It'll be much easier to collect the log files at the end.
    • Be aware that long trip in the vastness of the galaxy can cause mental illness after several weeks of exploration; only apply if you know you will do your part and not leave before finishing it.
    • Don't hesitate to call the Fuel Rats themselves if you run out of fuel during your trip (https://fuelrats.com/); I'm sure they'll be really happy to help you out.
    • You are free to use the ship you want :)
    • The drawing is centered on the following coordinates : [X:0 Z:20000]. The drawing has a diameter of 40kly. (i.e. you might first need to travel up to 40kly before reaching the first waypoint of your drawing)
    • Special Craziness award: the one who scans the most icy planets on his way will win a special prize
    • Don't forget to bring a case of Lavian brandy and some Onion Heads with you
    • It's the first "event" I organize, please be indulgent


    So, if you are interested, I set up a discord server (https://discord.gg/Hq78mxX) where you will be able to chose a part of drawing to be assigned to you, and find more detailed information. Also, it will be easier for communications. You can also come if you want to have a talk with us.
    If you have any questions, or if my explanations aren't clear, don't hesitate to ask.

    Again I don't know how many people will feel concerned about this, I'm counting on you guys !

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    WOW - an epic undertaking. If it were anyone else I'd consider it total folly but, as some people reading this may not know, Cmdr Malibu has previous experience of creating drawings on this scale!

    I've linked this in the Trending section of my "Best of Forum" thread in the hope of getting it a wider audience (and also in the Fuel Rats own forum thread). I'll mention it in their IRC channel for you too. This needs to happen!

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    Space madness has obviously set in.

    Good luck CMDR!

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    Good luck with your amazing and bonkers plan commander, I'll mention your request on next weeks show and put a link in the show notes for you. o7

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    Malibu, this is an unprecedented homage! As much as I would love to help, I'm an XB Rat so you have my immense gratitude up front

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    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    WOW - an epic undertaking. If it were anyone else I'd consider it total folly but, as some people reading this may not know, Cmdr Malibu has previous experience of creating drawings on this scale!

    I've linked this in the Trending section of my "Best of Forum" thread in the hope of getting it a wider audience (and also in the Fuel Rats own forum thread). I'll mention it in their IRC channel for you too. This needs to happen!
    Ahhh... TY Alec, I wondered if Malibu was the CMDR responsible for the Elite logo.

    Malibu, you are certainly walking the line between genius and lunacy. Good luck. o7

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    P.S. I'l gladly volunteer to do one of the letters closer to the bubble. Sorry - it's only a small part but every little helps right?

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    All the very best with this enormous undertaking, Commander. Will be following with interest ;-) o7

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    How big are those dots?


    (the ones either side of "The Fuel Rats", that's more like my ability!)

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    2300ly each but they are 33kly from Sol ^^

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    I'm down for helping out with that, being a fuelrat and what.

    Edit: I'm here to claim my reward for space crazy!

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    A big project here.

    Good luck !


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    Originally Posted by Malibu View Post (Source)
    Do you want to thank the Fuel Rats for their everyday achievements ? Or are you a Rat yourself and want to pay tribute to your fellows ?

    Whoever you are, dear explorer, today I need your help to achieve the biggest drawing of an Elite Dangerous community logo on the galaxy map ! (tbh I don't know if it's the biggest but I felt it was kinda big though)


    Let's get to the heart of the matter.


    That's what I came up with :

    1.250.000 light years
    1600 waypoints

    This is not something a single Cmdr can do alone, but I'm sure it will look pretty lovely if many commanders could team up together to realize this drawing. I made a google sheet where I defined all the waypoints we'd have to go to, it is accessible here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

    I'd need about 60 commanders so everyone would have about 13kly to travel (from 2 to 36kly). I really don't know how many people would like to participate into this, but I can easily reallocate parts of the drawing if more or less people are into it.
    I cut the big drawing into smaller parts. Each waypoint is designated by a pair of coordinates, X and Z (plane of the milky way). You'll first have to find the closest system possible for each coordinates, and then plot a route, going from waypoint to waypoint.

    The objective is, in the end, to collect the log files of the cmdrs involved, to be able to redraw their path at the same time, on the same image. It would look like the one I did for the Elite logo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB15JSz0cr8), but this time with the logo taking shape from every corner at the same time. That would be done thanks to CMDR Orvidius' fabulous tool (https://edastro.com/).

    Please consider the followings guidelines before enlisting yourself:
    • I'll ask you to use EDiscovery (https://github.com/EDDiscovery/EDDiscovery/wiki) during your trip. It'll be much easier to collect the log files at the end.
    • Be aware that long trip in the vastness of the galaxy can cause mental illness after several weeks of exploration; only apply if you know you will do your part and not leave before finishing it.
    • All the drawings must be completed before October 31st 3304. (you have 4 months to complete your part)
    • Don't hesitate to call the Fuel Rats themselves if you run out of fuel during your trip (https://fuelrats.com/); I'm sure they'll be really happy to help you out.
    • You are free to use the ship you want
    • The drawing is centered on the following coordinates : [X:0 Z:20000]. The drawing has a diameter of 40kly. (i.e. you'll first need to travel up to 40kly before reaching the first waypoint of your drawing)
    • Special Craziness award: the one who scans the most icy planets on his way will win a special prize
    • Don't forget to bring a case of Lavian brandy and some Onion Heads with you
    • It's the first "event" I organize, please be indulgent


    So, if you are interested, I set up a discord server (https://discord.gg/Hq78mxX) where you will be able to chose a part of drawing to be assigned to you. Also, it will be easier for communications.
    If you have any questions, or if my explanations aren't clear, don't hesitate.

    Again I don't know how many people will feel concerned about this, I'm counting on you guys !
    For the idea and effort I commend you.

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    Originally Posted by Globusdiablo View Post (Source)
    For the idea and effort I commend you.
    Out of topic, but:

    Can't help telling you (again) you have one of the nicests avatars I saw !
    Reminds me the hilarious jerk in Skyrim.... Cicero ? or smthg like that ...

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