Alien archeology and other mysteries: Thread 9 - The Canonn

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My personal opinion on these encounters are a pointer to where we will eventually be able to enter the 'witchspace' following the alien vessels.

i.e. You go to known barnacle sight, wait for an encounter, then follow through the portal after scanning it.

The ability is not yet implemented in the game as yet, that will come in a future update. As MB said "you use the scanner like a hand' as in grab and hold on....
 
Anyone noticed this:

I was in the Mobius instance and the barnicles were pretty much trashed after a day of bored people farting around with them. I scanned a barnicle and got a scan successful message and that was all. I scanned the other barnicle but I got a message saying that it already been scanned.

Now I then went into my own private group where the barnicles and tendrils are all intact and got a "Meta-Alloys" detected message on both barnies. I certainly did not get that at the trashed Mobius group one.

I cannot comment on whether it makes any difference to visitations but it was a find of some sorts.

Maybe the alien ships retrieve meta-alloys from the barnicles. Maybe it stops their own ships from being affected in the same way that ours are.
 
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Whoa you're right. The ships beam comes on, then it looks like a more concentrated beam shoots up from the barnacle. So maybe some interaction is taking place between the two and not just a beaming/probing/harvesting action on the ships part.

Yep. Like if the ship comes, honks to say " I'm here and hungry", lights the barnie to show him where to shoot, and then the barnie feeds him.

it would be consistent with the theory which says the ships are the offsprings of the barnies.
 
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Meta alloys cleaned up the infected stations. There are currently plagues abound in the bubble probably being transported around by our ships. What if the flower ship is cleaning our ships. As i noticed when the flower ship hyperdicts you it and "scans" ther are yellow beams whipping and lashing toward our ships but i also noticed yellow orbs and specks headong towards the flower ships.

My theory we have a species of cleaners. Meta alloys are the detergant. Lol
 
Anyone noticed this:

I was in the Mobius instance and the barnicles were pretty much trashed after a day of bored people farting around with them. I scanned a barnicle and got a scan successful message and that was all. I scanned the other barnicle but I got a message saying that it already been scanned.

Now I then went into my own private group where the barnicles and tendrils are all intact and got a "Meta-Alloys" detected message on both barnies. I certainly did not get that at the trashed Mobius group one.

I cannot comment on whether it makes any difference to visitations but it was a find of some sorts.

Maybe the alien ships retrieve meta-alloys from the barnicles. Maybe it stops their own ships from being affected in the same way that ours are.

Yeah you'll get that message about MA's being detected if you scan a stalk containing them, and you can target them through the actual Barnacle. I got a blank scanned message as well from the barney itself. If the stalks were trashed than they won't give you the MA message
 
Yeah you'll get that message about MA's being detected if you scan a stalk containing them, and you can target them through the actual Barnacle. I got a blank scanned message as well from the barney itself. If the stalks were trashed than they won't give you the MA message

I think (someone told me and it made sense) that once you scan one of the Barnacles, the location is added to the Navigation panel. I'm not sure if it's a bug with the empty message or not. Maybe there shouldn't be a message, or maybe it should be "unknown barnacle location added" or something like that
 
I think (someone told me and it made sense) that once you scan one of the Barnacles, the location is added to the Navigation panel. I'm not sure if it's a bug with the empty message or not. Maybe there shouldn't be a message, or maybe it should be "unknown barnacle location added" or something like that

Yeah, I noticed this, thanks
 
Currently sitting at the twin barnacle site at Pleiades Sector JC-U B3-2 1 (25.3286, 25.5308). Just picked a random site from a list. Got all systems powered off except for life support on my DBX. In it for the long watch, so have to make the fuel last. Good thing I shelled out for the survival onesie, getting pretty chilly in here.

Will report if anything happens.
 
So the idiots are infiltrating Mobius again.

Anyway as I'm back in port having been shot to bits - saw two visitors today at 10:30 and 12:24 game time at the Pleides Sector OI-T site - but then nothing.
Could be because the spikes got trashed at 2pm but couple of us jumped to SC and returned around 7pm and still no more visits.
 
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So the idiots are infiltrating Mobius again.

Anyway as I'm back in port having been shot to bits - saw two visitors today at 10:30 and 12:24 game time at the Pleides Sector OI-T site - but then nothing.
Could be because the spikes got trashed at 2pm but couple of us jumped to SC and returned around 7pm and still no more visits.

Me too: off to find somewhere quieter
 
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Currently sitting at the twin barnacle site at Pleiades Sector JC-U B3-2 1 (25.3286, 25.5308). Just picked a random site from a list. Got all systems powered off except for life support on my DBX. In it for the long watch, so have to make the fuel last. Good thing I shelled out for the survival onesie, getting pretty chilly in here.

Will report if anything happens.

Was there yesterday. Very pretty spot, what with the other small planet so close. Was nobody there at all in Mobius or Open for the 3 hours I was there. May head back over there, not much going on at OI-T C3-7 A.

Will definitely bring a hot flask of tea and some biscuits this time :)
 
So, has anyone seen the Flowership visit a Barnacle in Solo or Private Group?

I have only managed to see it in Open, and that of course has many risks....[knocked out]
 
Been switch between MobPVE, Solo and another private group for about 6 hours on Pleiades Secotr OI-T C3-7. We know that open got a visit. MadRaptor is in one of the instances being a real trooper, he's not moving untill he see's it again.

I'm starting to think these a bug with private groups and long running instances.
 
Been sitting in solo at the Pleiades Sector OI-T C3-7 A6 site for almost 15hrs now. Haven't seen squat.

Yes, I spent many hours in Solo/Private Group without any success...

Went into Open and first attempt....[alien] (I dismissed my ship in Solo and entered Open in just my SRV at first.)

I was lucky and got in an instance with a great bunch of Commanders, lots of fun and hijinks, no destruction.
Had a great time and met some fantastic people.
 
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Yes, I spent many hours in Solo/Private Group without any success...

Went into Open and first attempt....[alien]

I was lucky and got in an instance with a great bunch of Commanders, lots of fun and hijinks, no destruction.
Had a great time and met some fantastic people.
Lucky you, every time I go into Open during one of these "events" I usually end up at the rebuy screen within 30 seconds of loading in...
 
So, has anyone seen the Flowership visit a Barnacle in Solo or Private Group?

I have only managed to see it in Open, and that of course has many risks....[knocked out]

Yep me in private ( only me in it, I have no friends ) in Pleiades Sector OI-T C3-7 A6 after being in open at site with 6-10 other CMDR's for about 2 hr's. Been switching back and forth for a day now and not happen again, might try again later, so it does happen in private, well at lest once for me. P.S. I have not had contact with these visitors before in case anyone wants to known.

Cheers CMDR WARDSE
 
So the idiots are infiltrating Mobius again.

Anyway as I'm back in port having been shot to bits - saw two visitors today at 10:30 and 12:24 game time at the Pleides Sector OI-T site - but then nothing.
Could be because the spikes got trashed at 2pm but couple of us jumped to SC and returned around 7pm and still no more visits.

There have not been any idiots in Mobius. People got bored and eventually the site became a mess of trashed tendrils or whatever they are called. However, I suggested we all leave the instance and return so that the site might be regenerated and I left the instance. When I returned the site was back to pristine. I never imagined such a disorganised group would be so disciplined. And they kept it that way.

The whole time people were farting around and chatting away, a great social event.
 
Err yes Rimmer - It was me that was there in said instance from 10am (white Asp) and a few of us left to SC to renew the barnies after I raised the theory perhaps the site was dead so no visits for 7/8hrs! When we got the fresh instance I was asking the new arrivals not to shoot the spikes.
As I'd said in instance I'd had visit 10.30 and 12.24 game time and then the spikes were trashed by 2pm - after that no more thargoids. We refreshed about 8/9pm I think (?) but 2hrs came n passed with no further visit.

Later when there was just 2 other people left we got visited by a Commander who arrived all guns blazing, attacking the others 1st then killing me. First time I've had a cmdr fire on me as not the game I want to play, barely even had time to take off before the rebuy screen.
I did post the cmdrs name earlier but have since removed. Will report to mobius if can ever log into forum but have done to FD for abusive play. Have shadowplay video if needed. FD really need to stop this toxic nonsense.

I ended up back in the trashed site instance once I flew back. Left it open for hour having missed what might been the next potential visit en-route. Bit of a sour end to the day's alien spotting tbh.
But yes... other than that chatted to lots of cmdrs during the day who were just there to get a visit and have harmless fun!
 
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