Every time I supercruise to a different system I charge D-scanner and it always says I discovered new astronomical object, but when I open System map it says it was already discovered by some player. Then what did I discover?
I believe it is telling you that it is the first time you have been there, so have 'discovered' a new placeEvery time I supercruise to a different system I charge D-scanner and it always says I discovered new astronomical object, but when I open System map it says it was already discovered by some player. Then what did I discover?
Must .... resist ....
Factabulous is spot on. Once you've made it out of the bubble a bit it's just endless undiscovered systems. It's a real suprise when you do hit somewhere someone else has been.
I've just made a trip to Colonia, but it was more than 22KLy as I was going off in random directions. From around 500LY outside the bubble I was arriving in more unexplored systems than ones previously visited, at 10KLy it was more like 90%+ virgin systems. There are 400 billion systems out there of which, in truth, only a minute piece has been bitten off by others. Tuesday will bring new exploration tools for all players, seemingly designed to make exploration 'worth' doing. Kit out a ship that can do 30+ LY jumps, get a few hundred light years out from the bubble and set yourself a 1KLy waypoint then set GalMap to Economy jumps, you may be surprised how many systems you make 'yours'
Let me help... "I don't think there is much to discover, as many players have been everywhere I've been"
When I go on a journey somewhere, I mark where I'm heading for then set off.
And Chris's visit did not have the benefit of priority either, as Leiv Eiriksson visited some time before. There is also evidence to suggest the current 'first nations' were preceded by others.When Columbus "Discovered" America there were already a bunch of Native American names all over everything.
Ah, I may have misunderstood then.Are you sure? As that is not how it looked during the last beta run I did - you still needed to honk then.
You seem to understand these mysteries. Sometimes I enter a system for the first time and I dont need to discover anything. The system map is already complete. Why is that?Not what but who discovered. Your scanner just tells you that *you* discovered new things. The fact that someone else found that before you is here irrelevant. All of this is tied to how exploration data and earning is done.
It goes like this. ED launched and CMDRs started to play. Every planet, star, moon or asteroid belt was "undiscovered". CMDRs started to fly and visit those places. And they got their own "discoveries". Bonus for being first pilot to discover given object and report it back.
Now, fast forward to today. Question: how you can perform exploration, as a new CMDR, when all bubble and every system around was already long discovered? You can't. So developers made this mechanic.
When you get into the system for the first time and scan it, you get *your* discovery. If you find system that is undiscovered by now, you get bonus of "discovered by" tag. This way you, as a new CMDR, can still "discover" places and earn money out of it.
There's second issue with "discovering" and earning money. By using that mechanic game tracks what you personally visited and scanned so you can't scan multiple times one system and claim credits for exploration data.
In short - treat galaxy as unexplored by you. The fact that given star/moon/planet already has a "discovered by" tag is irrelevant. It is *you* who discovered to for you.