Well... He's the 'odd' one of the family... We don't talk about him muchDuly noted and log corrected accordingly. o7
Hmmm... That could be funThis is of course late now, but observing the planet slingshot around its star out from space is a worthy sight to behold, as well.
As long as one keeps out of the exclusion zone and the jet cones.
By the way @Alec Turner , the 11G planet [ KYLOALL CL-Y G1518 D1] is not too far from Colonia if you're feeling adventurous in your SRV shenanigans
If you're out in Colonia this is a great one to try as it follows a fairly classic Buckyball formula of zipping around a bunch of nice stations as fast as you can. The only added complexity here is that several of the stations are planetary (a couple between 1g and 2g). This means you'll need to work on not-only improving your supercruise approaches but also on perfecting fast surface approaches, and it also means you'll run into obscured jumps which (especially on the higher g worlds) can cost you many minutes. Tomorrow I'll be looking at some ideas about how to try and minimise the cost of those. From the scoreboard it also looks like a wide variety of different ships have the possibility of being competitive.I wanted to do this buckyball thing for quite a while now...I should start with it...
Criminal Scum!!11!one!1Day 30 - 19.01.3307
This was bound to happen, I've become obsessed with trying to get a better time on the Colonia Trophy Dash. Two further days of racing have passed by and all I have to show for it is a run that's 2 seconds faster (not yet submitted). I may have hit a plateau. It's time to take a break and do something else. I've heard rumour of a mysterious crash site in the Colonia system so I return to the Dove Enigma where I stored all my gear, refit the detailed surface scanner, SRVs and cargo racks and then open up the system map.
It's hard to see with all these darn fleet carriers in the way but eventually I spot that "OTHER (1)" on Colonia 5 e a, well that's got to be worth checking out.
Just a single probe later (thanks to the highly engineered DSS I got from that CG before leaving) and I've discovered the rumoured crash site is actually a cache site.
Intriguing, definitely worth a closer look.
From up here I can already see cargo containers and wreckage strewn all down the mountainside. It's tricky finding a landing spot but eventually we're down.
SRV deployed I head on up the slope. There's a large trespass zone here and no real way to investigate further without entering it. I'll just have to pay the fines later. Actually, scratch that, in less than a minute I'm already WANTED by Jaques. Somebody seriously wants to keep this place under wraps!
There's a huge amount of wreckage up here, something really big must have crashed further up the slope.
Considering the tight security it's strangely quiet tho'.
With no warning two skimmers and a flippin' Goliath rise up from behind a ridge. The skimmers I could handle easily but that Goliath is a brute. I hastily dismiss the ship (which has already come under fire) and run for cover.
While I'm sat here wondering what to do I get a ping from my inbox.
Well crap, this whole Hyford situation has gone South real fast. Nothing for it ... I'm gonna have to fight my way out of here!
TO BE CONTINUED