From the pictures (and my own observation at the site yesterday) there seems to be a well-like hole in the floor of the cockpit-like structure that resembles the hole on the underside in the middle of the ship.
I wonder if they are connected since the cockpit is exactly in the middle on the top of the ship.
Here another pic where you can see the hole on the bottom of the cockpit.
Alright, so how many events have we had all together and what times did these occur. I know there was sheet that was trying to put that info to gether but I think it got buried a while back.
Right, I don't know though if these are refueling stations you'd think they'd get regular use, nonetheless, they are interacting and taking something so you'd think different ships would do them at different times. And since we know where they will be why not set up so they can have certain intervals. Especially if these thing only trigger on instance changes.
It would be easy to justify a regular schedule for these events if this is a big gathering operation, and we are seeing the drones collecting resources before heading back to the central dropoff. Or to assume the insectoid analogy, the bees gathering nectar before taking it back to the hive
It could be that the meta-alloys are a by-product of the energy (or whatever is being collected) generation. Just because the alloys are useful to us doesn't mean they're of interest to them.
Yes, this is my point. IF the MA/other materials on the barney spikes are not being harvested then there is no resource conflict as the basis for war. Moreover the flowership event would not be "harvesting" as we understand the term, it could be "refuelling" the flowership, or it could perhaps be the flowership "refuelling" the barney. We don't yet know enough about the processes involved, we need more science!