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Thread: Expedition VI: The Longest Journey

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    Post Expedition VI: The Longest Journey

    Day 1 - Quick farewell - 64.43Ly from Sol

    - Are you completely insane!? - Lori was steaming with anger - you truly do not have enough.. what if the safety did not work?
    I reached out and put my hand slowly over her shoulder.. I looked deeply into her eyes
    - Do you really not understand? - I asked calmly
    - Oh, I do.. believe me I do - she removed my hand abruptly - your insanity cannot be cured

    Few seconds of very inconvenient silence


    - I prepared the ship you asked for.. to the specs you requested - short sigh - I checked all the safety I possibly could.. I still want you to come back

    - Lori.. I know how much you care about every single stellar pilot you help going out there - I smiled gently - This is what you do.. you help and care.. and you are the best in it. And then.. it's on us
    - I know.. - her face was pale, could not really say if it was sadness or anger
    - Just wish me luck.. that's it - I said
    Lori saluted slowly.. there was not a shade of a smile on her face
    - Whatever you gotta do Commander - she turned around and walked away slowly
    I shrugged and walked towards the hangar.. "Soledad" was waiting for me..

    I have unfinished business with Ishum's Reach.. my last expedition ended with a disaster.. I thought about it and I decided not to give up.. I am going to try on more time..
    Time for me to go.....

    Little history of those who decided to stretch the galaxy (at least as much as I know about it)

    On 25th Oct 3303 I stretched the size of the Galaxy by supercruising beyond Ishum's Reach 65,652Ly from Sol.. at the same time beating the old record of 65,649Ly by Cmdr Schumy
    On 13th Jan 3304, after 249 hours of cruising this limit was stretched even more.. I crossed the marker of 65,705Ly from Sol
    On 1st Jun 3304 the record got busted by Cmdr Keef Drow refueled by Cmdr Major Klutz... 9 more.. 65,714Ly from Sol
    On 13th Oct 3304 disaster stroke my Expedition V: The Black Void.. undocumented 92.1Ly beyond.. 65,739.44Ly
    On 15th Oct 3304 Cmdr Darivs Architectvs refueled by Cmdr EtherealCereal destroyed all of the previous records by cruising 121Ly beyond.. which is 65,768.44Ly from Sol

    There is at least one more Commander cruising into the deep darkness of the void.. and I need some closure, even if not with the new record but after what happened to DEL-77 Rocinante.. I do not even want to think about it..

    There is some history of this challenge and I probably now only a part of it, but I consolidated all the attempts that I know of:







  2. #2
    Lori's right. You're utterly crazy.

    Going to break the record without refueling?

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  4. #4
    Right on, commander!

    Get back out there

    God speed, and good wishes. o7

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    Originally Posted by Orvidius View Post (Source)
    My goodness, I think it's possible.

    EDIT: or this.
    Oh. My. God.

    I hope he's going to bring a female with him to let the next generation continue the flight when he's gone.

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    First of all, thank you Commanders LifesAJourney, Orvidius and Spaceman Si (in order of appearance) for continuous support and being ones of the few not calling me a complete idiot

    Originally Posted by LifesAJourney View Post (Source)
    Lori's right. You're utterly crazy.

    Going to break the record without refueling?
    This is not really about the record this time.. I wasted so much time and failed so miserably, that I really need to make it even..
    Discipline is the key.. not to get too excited and too cocky and arrogant..

    There is a T9 by Cmdr SpallBoy in the area traveling.. the record is already shaking

    Originally Posted by Orvidius View Post (Source)
    My goodness, I think it's possible.

    EDIT: or this.
    no comments here :X

    Originally Posted by Spaceman Si View Post (Source)
    Right on, commander!

    Get back out there

    God speed, and good wishes. o7
    Thanks a lot.. any support is good, I really appreciate it. This is not as easy task as many tend to think..

    Originally Posted by LifesAJourney View Post (Source)
    Oh. My. God.

    I hope he's going to bring a female with him to let the next generation continue the flight when he's gone.
    Any weight over.. costs fuel.. naaahhh, no women on board

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    Originally Posted by iain666 View Post (Source)
    Good luck!
    Thanks a lot..

    Humble request: I hope you could expedite the CR I had and a soon new release of EDD.. that would help tremendously with manual plotting through the "thin air" of The Abyss

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    Day 15 - Ishum's Reach Again - 65,647.34Ly from Sol

    And here I am again, starting soon my fourth attempt this year to beat the farthest distance from Sol.. My last attempt was not really successful for DEL-77 Rocinante, so my result is kind'a unofficial.. Maybe DEL-13 Soledad will be more lucky.. She is pretty beat up, as these last two weeks travel was really not easy.. neither for me nor for her. Still... looks like all the modules necessary for this travel are still in good enough condition not to fail.

    There are at least two ships in the area continuing their attempts to beat the record. Cmdr SpallBoy has been cruising his T9 Heavy 'Exploration Station' for last couple of weeks, but there is really not much information lately about his progress.. There is also Cmdr Kenneth Mcgrew traveling his mysterious ship.. he has not shared yet any details (at least not with me) neither type nor name.. but he is confident to cross the magical limit of 65,800Ly from Sol. That would be extremely exceptional achievement for a single pilot/single ship challenge..

    There is no way I could go that far with DEL-13 Soledad.. and maybe I did not spend enough time to perfect the build after the disaster of DEL-77 Rocinante.. maybe
    Worst case it is going to be 2nd or 3rd result so far.. at least for a little while. And the one thing I am confident about.. this is going to be definitely my personal best result.. if successful

    refueling now.. getting ready for departure


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    Day 15 - Beginning of Supercruise - 65,647.34Ly from Sol

    28th October 3304, 10:30PM time of Sol, DEL-13 Soledad begins her longest journey into the darkness of the cosmos.. Let's see if this time insanity is going to win with common sense.. or?


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    Safe and fair travels, commander!

    May fortune be with you

    o7

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    Holy...

    FDev should permit-lock this system to let you do some other things in the game.

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    Day 32 - Never been here before - 65,739.54Ly from Sol

    Just realized.. after almost 410 hours in super cruise I pushed beyond the disaster of DEL-77 Rocinante... 92.2Ly away from Ishum's Reach.. Now it's just Cmdr Spallboy and me.. and I just hope to return this time...

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    Originally Posted by Deluvian View Post (Source)
    after almost 410 hours in super cruise
    That's absolutely crazy. 410 hrs is almost as much as I've spent in this game in total.

    Anyway, congrats! Don't fall asleep this time!

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    Crazy and great! I love it!

    Good luck in the void, CMDR.

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