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DISTANT WORLDS 2 - A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
ARCHIVED ROUTE, MAPS, & ITINERARY



Logo by Qohen Leth (original concept by Hi-Ban) with assets borrowed from Frontier Developments PLC
Animated by Placyde


The Route - by Erimus Kamzel

When creating the DW2 route, I felt it was important that it was made up of several stages, with each stage appealing to different parts of this massive 14,000 player fleet.
  • It had to cater for new players to Elite (of which there were many).
  • It had to appeal to new players to exploration (of which there were even more).
  • And most difficult of all it had to also appeal to seasoned explorers too, some of which had been to Beagle Point and back numerous times.
  • It also had to incorporate some of the scouted POIs I called upon the exploration community to submit during the DW2 scouting event of June 3304.
  • And for extra challenge and added variety I felt it had to incorporate at least one WP that required a neutron jump - content that wasn't available for us to utilise or experience during first Distant Worlds Expedition of 3302 (DW1).
Laying the foundations for Galactic Core scientific studies, revisiting mysteries of the past, and trailblazing the new age of discovery

Stage One was structured to pay homage to some of the game lore that has unfolded since DW1. So, part of the route took us through the Conflux (famed from the book, Elite: Premonition, and associated with the mysterious abandoned settlements we visited). In addition, the Colonia Connection highway with its numerous stations and planetary ports proved invaluable as they acted as convenient re-spawn points for players who had mishaps, or were destroyed in hostile encounters. This massively lessened the impact of
those setbacks, and on the whole, we feel that many of the aforementioned newer players appreciated the ‘safety net’ that this early stage offered.

An optional excursion to Colonia was always going to be part of DW2, since Colonia’s ‘birth’ was directly linked to DW1 via Jacques’ failed attempt to hyperjump the starport to Beagle Point and rendezvous with the DW1 fleet in April 3302 (he mis-jumped, and ended up in the Eol Prua nebula, and the rest is history!).

Building the Galactic Core Starport and discovering secrets at the heart of the galaxy

Stage Two was primarily about the Community Goal in the galactic core, and it was amazing to see how many players journeyed there and took part in it. It was the first time such a CG had been held so far from the comforts of human civilization, and despite a few technical issues and having to compromise, readjust, and rethink some of the logistics, on the whole it was a fantastic experience seeing how teamwork and the social aspects of the expedition came together via the CG, with its associated fleet roles that were envisioned way back during the first draft proposal of October 2017. Tier 10 was reached within 6 days, with the starport facilities, Megaship, and Science Relay being
the rewards and part of DW2's lasting legacy.

Mapping the Aphelion

Stage Three was a resounding success. We journeyed through the Aphelion regions, a part of the galaxy that is often travelled, but very little information (in the form of POIs) is known about. DW2’s goal here was to change that and map the region, discovering many interesting POIs that will soon be marked on EDSM by the Galactic Mapping Team, and these locations will no doubt be used by future expeditions as waypoints and recommended places to visit for travellers passing through these remote regions on expeditions long after DW2.

A journey across the Abyss... and beyond

Stage Four took us out of the Aphelion, across the Abyss, and out to the far galactic rim where Beagle Point is situated. It was heartening to see that the Abyss still offered some challenges to fleet members, and that navigation and forward planning haven’t yet been completely made obsolete by the advancements in auto-route plotting and long-range jump drives. Those who made it all the way across and out to the Ceeckia sector joined an exclusive club - visiting one of the most iconic star systems in the Galaxy, Beagle Point, out on the far outer rim over 65,000 LYs from home.

We visited some of the most iconic locations, diced with death on one or two high-g worlds, we went to the core and looked out across its vastness from the magnificent Goliath’s Rest, and we passed through some of the most colourful and varied nebula in the known galaxy. We crossed vast sectors of space and brought back masses of Codex data and countess POIs for the mapping project. Thousands upon thousands of screenshots were taken, thousands of videos were made, hundreds of blogs were written.

All in all, the DW2 route had to incorporate as many aspects of the gameworld as possible, both new and old, as to set it aside and be something a little different from the route I created for DW1. I hope players got a real sense of adventure and a nice variety of locations to visit from this trek across the galaxy, and I hope fleet members have lots of memories from their journey of discovery along the way.

- Erimus Kamzel, at Journey's End, Beagle Point (May 5th 3305).


Internal Links:

Waypoint 1 to 2 - Pallaeni to Omega Nebula
Waypoint 2 to 3 - Omega Nebula to Conflux Abandoned Settlements
Waypoint 3 to 4 - Conflux Abandoned Settlements to Llyn Tegid Nebula
Waypoint 4 to 5 - Llyn Tegid Nebula to Polo Harbour
Waypoint 5 to 6 - Polo Harbour to The Dryau Awesomes
Waypoint 6 to 7 - The Dryau Awesomes to Armstrong Landing, Sagittarius A*
Waypoint 7 to 8 -
Armstrong Landing to Goliath's Rest
Waypoint 8 to 9 - Goliath's Rest to Cerulean Tranquility
Waypoint 9 to 10 - Cerulean Tranquility to The Morphenniel Nebula
Waypoint 10 to 11 - The Morphenniel Nebula to Luna's Shadow
Waypoint 11 to 12 - Luna's Shadow to Beagle Point





Stage 1: Laying the foundations for Galactic Core scientific studies, revisiting mysteries of the past, and trailblazing the new age of discovery.

ArriveWPPOISystemPlanetBasecampCoords
(Lat)
Coords
(Long)
Radius
(KM)
Surface
Gravity
DepartNext WP
Jan 1301PallaeniPallaeni1 ADistant Worlds Tourist BeaconN/AN/AN/AN/AJan 135,421 LYs
Jan 1802Omega Mining Asteroid BaseOmega Sector VE-Q b5-157 BRoald Landing (GeoSite 5)34.28379.55210800.06Jan 273,712 LYs
Feb 103Conflux Abandoned SettlementPru Aescs NC-M D7-192A 3 AConflux Delta Site-53.348-48.9237120.08Feb 34,049 LYs
Feb 804Llyn Tegid NebulaClooku EW-Y C3-1975 G AShepard Shallows (GeoSite 16)56.305111.8545110.03Feb 104,589 LYs
Feb 1505Polo HarbourBoewnst KS-S c20-959A 2 APolo Harbour Planetary Outpost62.75348.66921970.28Feb 176,663 LYs


Stage 2: Building the Galactic Core Starport and discovering secrets at the heart of the galaxy.

ArriveWPPOISystemPlanetBasecampCoords
(Lat)
Coords
(Long)
Radius
(KM)
Surface
Gravity
DepartNext WP
Feb 2206The Dryau AwesomesDryau Ausms KG-Y e3390AB 8 A ANew Aloros Ravine (GeoSite 7)54.623161.2067020.08Feb 245,338 LYs
Mar 107nr. Sagittarius A*Stuemeae KM-W C1-3421 BArmstrong Landing (GeoSite 4)58.07879.59413720.08Mar 177,457 LYs
Mar 2208Goliath's RestSwoals IL-Y e0B 1Hades Edge59.5882-55.919041831.41Mar 245,167 LYs
Mar 2909Cerulean TranquilityPhroi Bluae QI-T e3-34543 ATranquility Valley (GeoSite 4)-23.46718.06620430.25Mar 313,191 LYs
Apr 510Morphenniel NebulaBleethuae NI-B D6742 D Anr. 'Mors Pit' (BioSite 1)-28.177-117.984240.05Apr 714,456 LYs


Stage 3: Mapping the Aphelion.

ArriveWPPOISystemPlanetBasecampCoords
(Lat)
Coords
(Long)
Radius
(KM)
Surface
Gravity
DepartNext WP
Apr 1911Luna's ShadowSmootoae QY-S d3-2023 AMagnificent Desolation-68.481164.218322530.29Apr 2113,518 LYs


Stage 4: A journey across the Abyss... and beyond.

ArriveWPPOISystemPlanetBasecampCoords
(Lat)
Coords
(Long)
Radius
(KM)
Surface
Gravity
DepartNext WP
Before
June 13th
12Beagle PointBeagle Point2Legacy Crater-16.001169.21211860.17N/AN/A






The Voyager Trail


The following maps have been created as a guide home from the outer galactic rim regions. The POIs marked on the maps are (in the main) within regions or sectors that are in relative proximity to where the Voyager Trail is speculated to pass through. The actual 'best' guess Voyager Trail is listed in the POI description here:

Voyager's Reach

Commanders currently in the vicinity of Beagle Point who want to use this guide home will first need to travel through the Solitude Void and out to the Silentium Region to begin the Voyager Trail. The journey from Beagle Point to Voyager's Reach itself is no easy task, it is a journey of approximately 22,000 Light Years between the two, and through some of the most remote sectors of the galaxy. Therefore this guide home should only be undertaken by those who are in no rush to return to civilisation and who plan to explore some of the more distant regions of the galaxy before returning home.

I have also included the old Distant Worlds 3302 (DW1) route for those who want to retrace that journey home instead.

The Voyager Trail Expedition - Stage 1: Voyager's Reach to Rattla

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The Voyager Trail - A guide home from the Delta Quadrant

Voyager's Reach to Rattla

To see on the way;

Voyager's Reach
GalMap Ref: Byoo Briae CW-C C26-0

Sisyphos' Rock
GalMap Ref: Hyiechou AI-J b36-0

Proximity Rock (nr. The Flying Flea Nebula)
GalMap Ref: Bleethuia FF-A e1

Blue Peach Nebula
GalMap Ref: Lyaisai PS-U e2-160

Rattla
GalMap Ref: Rotheau SZ-O e6-895​


The Blue Peach Nebula


Rattla


The Voyager Trail Expedition - Stage 2: Rattla to Singularities Playground



The Voyager Trail - A guide home from the Delta Quadrant

Rattla to Singularities Playground

To see on the way;

Aether Nebula
GalMap Ref: Eorm Phyloi OY-Z d37

Phroea Ploe Nebula Cluster
GalMap Ref: Phroea Ploe PD-B e2165

Shrogaee Nebula
GalMap Ref: Shrogaae LB-C c14-1067

The Brain Forest
GalMap Ref: Shrogaae KK-A d983

Guardian ruins - Teal Nebula sites
GalMap Ref: Eorl Auwsy SY-Z d13-3468

Singularities Playground
GalMap Ref: Mynoaw AA-A h26​

The Brain Forest


Singularities Playground


The Voyager Trail Expedition - Stage 3: Singularities Playground to Red Storm Geysers



The Voyager Trail - A guide home from the Delta Quadrant

Singularities Playground to Red Storm Geysers

To see on the way;

Isegrim Nebula
GalMap Ref: Greae Phoea QF-I c25-150

Guardian ruins - Hollow Veil sites
GalMap Ref: Blaa Hypai LZ-F b27-0

Angerona
GalMap Ref: Plio Aihm ML-P d5-307

V1033 Scorpii
GalMap Ref: V1033 Scorpii

Red Storm Geysers
GalMap Ref: Cat's Paw Sector HR-W d1-31​

The Isegrim Nebula


Red Storm Geysers


The Voyager Trail Expedition - Stage 4: Red Storm Geysers to Sol



The Voyager Trail - A guide home from the Delta Quadrant

Red Storm Geysers to Sol

To see on the way;

Morgan's Rock Asteroid Base
GalMap Ref: NGC 6188 Sector LC-V c2-28

Tark
GalMap Ref: Blu Thua JS-J d9-1

The Stranded Snake (anaconda settlement)
GalMap Ref: HR 5906

Pallaeni
GalMap Ref: Pallaeni

Sol
GalMap Ref: Sol (Permit Required)​

Morgan's Rock


The Stranded Snake (anaconda settlement)



Distant Worlds 3302 (DW1) - An Alternative Route Home (in reverse order for the journey home)


WaypointBasecampBasecamp SystemPlanetSurface Coords
#1 Fine Ring Sector (Shapley 1)Laika's RestFine Ring Sector JH-V c2-4A 1-19.15 / 85.02
#2 The Lagoon NebulaTinné's EndevourNGC 6530 WFI 16706A 1 A-12.71 / 70.28
#3 The Omega NebulaCamp BaatutaOmega Sector EL-Y d602 A18.44 / -139.30
#4 The Eagle NebulaMt. MagellanEagle Sector EL-Y d2036 A40.36 / 167.04
#5 NGC 6357Drake's RidgeNGC 6357 Sector DL-Y e22247.77 / -95.71
#6 The Hollow VeilThe Zheng He PlateuaBlaa Hypai UC-G c12-62 A19.51 / 162.19
#7 The Greae Phio Stellar Forgeda Gama Trench (Serpent's Head)Greae Phio LS-L c23-2211 B16.10 / -167.73
#8 New Botany BayCamp UluruSpeamoea WU-E d12-543C 1-67.07 / -104.66
#9 The Athaip Wisteria NebulaMt. HillaryAthaip CR-C b55-42 C-15.82 / -72.29
#10 The Amethyst CloudTereshkova's RidgeMyriesly EC-B c27-381AB 3 B-70.26 / 47.59
#11 Sagittarius A*Armstrong LandingStuemeae KM-W c1-3421 B57.25 / 78.0
#12 Altum SagittariiGagarin's ReachNyuena JS-B d3424 F A-66.88 / -96.00
#13 The Phipoea NebulaThe NeedlePhipoea DD-F c26-13113 E24.58 / -178.40
#14 The Dryao Chrea Stellar RemnantChrea CauldronDryao Chrea VU-P e5-7481B 3 A-19.63 / 39.73
#15 The Rose NebulaGemstone CanyonEorld Byoe YA-W e2-40841 B7.70 / -103.58
#16 The Green CrystalThe MoundEok Gree TO-Q e5-31672 D26.63 / -120.95
#17 The Magnus NebulaThe Sacagagwea TundraPheia Briae DK-A e303883.40 / 35.45
#18 The Greeroi VeilCamp AmundsenGreeroi MD-Q d6-5B 1-38.05 / -82.51
#19 Rendezvous PointColumbus BasinRendezvous Point (Qautheia BA-A e0)5 A9.58 / -35.59
#20 Oupailks FurnaceThe PitOupailks BB-M c8-513.73 / -135.70
#21 The Roncevaux CrossingShackleton PlateauQautheia BA-A e0A 1 A74.07 / 141.47
#22 The Sublustris BeaconDesolation RidgeCheae Eurl AA-A e07-48.63 / 108.72
#23 Beagle PointDarwin's LegacyBeagle Point (Ceeckia ZQ-L c24-0)248.56 / -35.57


The Outbound DW2 Route - .pdf booklet

My thanks to CMDR McNicholl of Sagittarius Eye magazine for putting together this downloadable .pdf of the Outbound DW2 route. The .pdf can be printed and made into a booklet, with each page packed full of info about the route and its waypoints. I thought this would make a nice memento for those who took part on DW2.

Download here :

Or here : Link






Distant Worlds on Wiki
 
Archived Map - Stage 1: Pallaeni (WP1) to Omega Nebula (WP2)

Stage 1: Waypoint 01 to 02
GMP Designation: Sagittarius Gap
Codex Region: Inner Orion Spur






  • Pallaeni to Omega Nebula
  • Approx. Distance: 5,421 LYs
  • Pallaeni - Expedition Launch Site (Distant Worlds 3302 Tourist Beacon)
Historical note: Pallaeni, an otherwise unremarkable core worlds frontier system, was the
star system from which the DSS Beagle set out to cross the galaxy during the Distant Suns
expedition of Dec. 3300 to Jan. 3301. One year later, in January 3302, the first Distant Worlds
Expedition
set out from the same system, using the Brook's Point planetary base as the
launch site.

To see on the way;
Weekend beginning 18th Jan, arrive at;
  • Omega Mining Operation (Asteroid Base) - GalMap Ref: Omega Sector VE-Q b5-15
  • Basecamp: "Roald Landing" (Surface Basecamp)
  • Omega Sector VE-Q b5-15
  • Planet/Moon : 7 B
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : 34.283 / 79.552 (GeoSite #5)
  • Radius (KM) : 1080
  • Surface Gravity : 0.06
  • Geological Activity : Methane Magma
Commanders taking part in the Mining-CG need to deliver their mined materials to the Omega
Mining Operation Asteroid Base
(make sure you are signed up to the CG before making deliveries!).

The first CG will officially begin on Thursday 17th January. Commanders will be able to sign up
to the CG at the Asteroid Base that is hosting it.

Interdiction Warning: Be advised that there is NPC activity in this area. Anyone with bounties,
fines, or hauling cargo may be interdicted by security forces, bounty hunters, or pirates.
Pilots hauling mined minerals for the CG are advised to request armed escort wing support
during deliveries.


Stage 1: Laying the foundations for Galactic Core scientific studies, revisiting mysteries of the
past, and trailblazing the new age of discovery.


This will take the fleet from the bubble, out to the near edge of the Conflux where our first
mining-based community goal will take place. Once complete, we'll continue to explore the
mysteries of the Conflux and visit some of the locations of lore.

We'll be relatively close to some outposts so those new to long distance events will have ample
opportunity to regularly cash in their exploration data, stop for repairs, and have a chance to
refit or rethink their ships and loadouts before the expedition turns coreward and leaves all
remnants of human infrastructure far behind.



NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: JAN 27TH AT 19:00 UTC

The Omega Nebula


Cinnabar Moth Nebula


Galactic Overview Map. Click the image for the poster version by Corbin Moran.
 
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Archived Map - Stage 1: Omega Nebula (WP2) to Conflux Abandoned Settlements (WP3)

Stage 1: Waypoints 02 to 03
GMP Designation: Sagittarii Conflux
Codex Region: Inner Orion Spur






  • Omega Nebula to Conflux Abandoned Settlements
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 3,712 LYs
  • Approx. Route Distance: 6,202 LYs
To see on the way;
Minor POIs (off-route);
Weekend beginning 1st February, arrive at;
  • Conflux Abandoned Settlements - GalMap Ref: PRU AESCS NC-M D7-192
  • Basecamp: "Conflux Delta Site"
  • PRU AESCS NC-M D7-192
  • Planet/Moon : A 3 A
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : -53.348 / -48.923
  • Radius (KM) : 712
  • Surface Gravity : 0.08
  • Geological Activity : Silicate Vapour Geysers
Advisory: Delta Site can be in perpetual twilight for long periods. Commanders are advised
to use night-vision during landing and take-off operations.

Historical note: The Conflux Abandoned Settlements are one of three known sites (the other
two being located in Hawking's Gap, and the Formidine Rift). All three sites date back to the
3270's and are linked to the Dynasty Project - a covert operation instigated by a hidden
shadow government that Senator Kahina Tijani Loren helped expose during the Premonition
events of 3301 to 3303. Detailed background information about Elite Lore can be found: Here.

Optional Mapping Project: The local region between the Omega Nebula the Conflux Settlements
has seldom few charted POIs. The GMP would therefore like explorers to look for candidate POIs
around Waypoint 3, extending out to around a 2,500 LY radius. Candidate entries should be
submitted to the DW2 Submission Thread: Link. Post #3 of the thread has further details for this event.






NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: FEB 3RD AT 19:00 UTC

Conflux Delta Site


NGC 6629 SECTOR SU-O B6-3 (64 LYs from NGC 6629 Nebula)


Galactic Overview Map. Click the image for the poster version by Corbin Moran.
 
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Archived Map - Stage 1: Conflux Abandoned Settlements (WP3) to Llyn Tegid Nebula (WP4)

Stage 1: Waypoints 03 to 04
GMP Designation: Sagittarii Conflux
Codex Region: Inner Scutum-Centaurus Arm






  • Conflux Abandoned Settlements to Llyn Tegid Nebula
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 4,049 LYs
  • Approx. Route Distance: 6,014 LYs
To see on the way;
Minor POIs (off-route);
Arrive at;
  • Llyn Tegid Nebula - GalMap Ref: Clooku EW-Y C3-197 (a nearby system)
  • Basecamp: “Shepard Shallows”
  • Clooku EW-Y C3-197
  • Planet/Moon : 5 G A
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : 56.305 / 111.854 (GeoSite #16)
  • Radius (KM) : 511
  • Surface Gravity : 0.03
  • Geological Activity : Water Geysers

NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: FEB 10TH AT 19:00 UTC

Llyn Tegid Nebula


Spear Thistle Nebula


Galactic Overview Map. Click the image for the poster version by Corbin Moran.
 
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Archived Map - Stage 1: Llyn Tegid Nebula (WP4) to Polo Harbour (WP5)

Stage 1: Waypoints 04 to 05
GMP Designation: The Sidereal Wall
Codex Region: Inner Scutum-Centaurus Arm






  • Llyn Tegid Nebula to Polo Harbour Planetary Outpost
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 4,589 LYs
  • Approx. Route Distance: 9,992 LYs
To see on the way;
Minor POIs (off-route);
Arrive at;
  • Polo Harbour - GalMap Ref: Boewnst KS-S c20-959
  • Basecamp: “Polo Harbour Planetary Outpost”
  • Boewnst KS-S c20-959
  • Planet/Moon : A 2 A
  • Planetary Outpost Coordinates : 62.753 / 48.669
  • Radius (KM) : 2197
  • Surface Gravity : 0.28
  • Geological Activity : None
From here there is an optional excursion to Colonia.

Polo Harbour lies about 4,800 LYs from Colonia, and this will be the closest the expedition
will be to the outer colony before our route takes us into the Empyrean Straits of the
Near 3kpc Arm. The next WP will be coreward, so those who want to visit Colonia while
the fleet is at Polo Harbour should take this opportunity to do so.

A guide to Colonia, by Ian Doncaster :
Link.

Historical note: Shortly after the first Distant Worlds Expedition of 3302, Jaques the Cyborg
called upon the fuel rats to help him attempt to hyperjump his Starport to Beagle Point, in
recognition of what the DWE3302 fleet had achieved. A malfunction during the transit caused
the Starport to mis-jump, and end up in the Eol Prou Nebula, where it was subsequently
discovered by CMDR Cly in late June of 3302.

Over the following weeks an initiative instigated by Olivia Vespera saw a large civilian effort
get underway to help bring the stricken starport back online. Eventually humanities first outer
colony was born as hundreds of commanders made their way to Jaques Station and settled in
the Eol Prou area.

In July 3302, the name 'Colonia' was submitted to the GMP by CMDR Diocles Asterous as an
'unofficial' candidate name for the Eol Prou Nebula. On October 26th 3302 Universal
Cartographics officially accepted the name 'Colonia' for the system where Jaques Starport
resides to this day.



NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: FEB 17TH AT 19:00 UTC

Polo Harbour


Crayfish Nebula


Galactic Overview Map. Click the image for the poster version by Corbin Moran.
 
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Archived Map - Stage 2: Polo Harbour (WP5) to The Dryau Awesomes (WP6)

Stage 2: Waypoints 05 to 06
GMP Designation: Near 3kpc Arm
Codex Region: Empyrean Straits






  • Polo Harbour Planetary Outpost to Dryau Awesomes
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 6,663 LYs
  • Approx. Route Distance: 10,316 LYs
To see on the way;
Minor POIs (off-route);
Arrive at;
  • The Dryau Awesomes - GalMap Ref: Dryau Ausms KG-Y e3390
  • Basecamp: “New Aloros Ravine”
  • Planet: AB 8 A A
  • Radius: 702KM
  • Gravity: 0.08G
  • Location: Surface Signal Geological (7)
  • Coordinates: 54.6234, 161.2067
Advisory: Delta Site can be in perpetual twilight for long periods. Commanders are advised
to use night-vision during landing and take-off operations.





Departure from Polo Harbour marks the end of Stage 1.

Stage 2: Building the Galactic Core Starport and discovering secrets at the heart of the galaxy.

Stage 2 will offer new challenges as we begin to leave the last human outposts far behind, in
addition some of the optional points of interest along the Stage 2 route may be in locations
requiring large jump ranges, and/or the use of neutron boosts if you want to visit them!

The main goal of this stage though will be to complete the 2nd phase of the community goal at
the very heart of the galaxy when we arrive at WP7 in a couple of weeks time. After which the
fleet will continue to explore the core, and gradually make its way out toward the far side.

Fleet attrition will most likely begin to bite during this stage, as was the case with DW1, many
commanders see Sagittarius A as an adequate goal in which to call it a day - and this is perfectly
fine - DW2 will be no different!



NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: FEB 24TH AT 19:00 UTC

The Dryau Awesomes


Phiaanor


Galactic Overview Map. Click the image for the poster version by Corbin Moran.
 
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Archived Map - Stage 2: The Dryau Awesomes (WP6) to Armstrong Landing, Sagittarius A* (WP7)

Stage 2: Waypoints 06 to 07
GMP Designation: Galactic Bar
Codex Region: Galactic Centre






  • The Dryau Awesomes to Armstrong Landing (nr. Sag-A*)
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 5,338 LYs
  • Approx. Route Distance: 9,131 LYs
To see on the way;
  • Shrogaei Nebula Cluster - GalMap Ref: Shrogaei FH-U e3-1421
    • Shrogaei BL-X e1-2343
    • Shrogaei HR-V e2-7758
    • Shrogaei QO-Q e5-3431
    • Shrogaei VJ-Z e6712
  • Galionas - GalMap Ref: Hypoe Flyi HW-W e1-7966
  • Caeruleum Luna “Mysturji Crater” - GalMap Ref: HYPOE FLYI HX-T E3-295
  • Great Annihilator - GalMap Ref: Great Annihilator
  • Zunuae Nebula - GalMap Ref: Zunuae HL-Y e6903 (view from Zunuae TC-V D2-5699)
  • Wulfric - GalMap Ref: Byoomao MI-S e4-5423 (view from Byoomao WX-T C19-4546)
  • Sagittarius A* - GalMap Ref: Sagittarius A*
Minor POIs (off-route);
Weekend beginning March 1st arrive at;
  • Armstrong Landing (Waypoint 7) - GalMap Ref: STUEMEAE KM-W C1-342
  • Planet/Moon : 1 B
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : 58.078 / 79.594 (GeoSite #4)
  • Radius (KM) : 1,372 KM
  • Surface Gravity : 0.08
  • Geological Activity : Water Geysers
Historical Note: Armstrong Landing was Basecamp #11 on the Distant Worlds 3302 Expedition.

For those who haven't visited Sag-A* before, you can immortalize your first visit by registering
it on the Sag-A* visitors thread: Link.


Sunday March 3rd & Monday March 4th - A Visit to Altum Sagittarii

This is an optional excursion to Altum Sagittarii.

For those that want to check out the old Distant Worlds 3302 waypoint (#12), there is a trip to
NYUENA JS-B D342 (Altum Sagittarii) planned on the 3rd and 4th of March;

Arrive there by;
  • Sunday 3rd March 18:00 UTC (for Euro/US)
  • Monday 4th March 08:00 UTC (for Oceania)
  • Altum Sagittarii - GalMap Ref: NYUENA JS-B D342
Situated approximately 2,000 LYs directly above Sag-A*, from this vantage point we get a
spectacular view of the expansive galactic core regions below us. An awe-inspiring site that
only a few have witnessed first hand.
  • Historic Basecamp Designation : "Gagarin's Reach"
  • Planet/Moon : 4 F A
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : -66.992 / -96.742
  • Surface Gravity : 0.06
Thursday March 7th - The Community Goal Schedule

CG host system is STUEMEAE FG-Y D7561 - Explorer's Anchorage

Advisory: There are no Interstellar Factors at the station. It is expected they will come online for
the CG. In the meantime, be careful of incurring fines and bounties as you will not be able
to clear them until then!
  • The Explorer's Anchorage docking hub has now been deployed close to WP7.
  • This constitutes stage 1 of construction.
  • The station superstructure deployment will occur in stages over the coming weeks.
  • Stage 2 of construction will be deployed on February 28th when more of the superstructure will appear.
  • Stage 3 of construction will be deployed on March 7th when the CG starts.
  • March 14th will see stage 4 deployed and the end of the CG.
  • The CG tier goals will determine what extra services will come online (among other things!!).
  • The fleet is set to leave WP7 on March 17th, but those that decide to stay behind for a few
    extra days will see the final stage 5 of the station deployment on March 21st.



NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: MAR 17TH AT 19:00 UTC

Sagittarius A*



'Mysturji's Crater' - Caeruleum Luna

Black in Green Tourist Installation

The Clawed Hand Nebula

Insinnergy's World

Fenrisulfur (as viewed from Myriesly HN-I C23-3141)



Peak

Additional optional excursion to Peak.​
  • Peak - GalMap Ref: Systae Free AA-A h1
Peak is the highest known system (as of October 17th 3304) that is
reachable without the aid of the now obsolete double neutron boost.
The system contains 3 black holes, 3 water worlds, and an Earth-Like
world. Read CMDR Staha Yeagar's journey to the summit: Link.

There is no current organised trip to Peak, commanders should
organise their own field trips there. You can register your visit there
by posting a screenshot to this thread: Link.​
 
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Archived Map - Stage 2: Armstrong Landing (WP7) to Goliath's Rest (WP8)

Stage 2: Waypoints 07 to 08
GMP Designation: Galactic Bar
Codex Region: Galactic Centre






  • Sagittarius A* to Goliath's Rest
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 7,457 LYs
To see on the way;
Minor POIs (off-route);
Arrive at;
  • Goliath’s Rest - GalMap Ref: Swoals IL-Y e0
  • Basecamp: “Hades Edge”
  • Swoals IL-Y e0
  • Planet/Moon : B 1
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : 59.5882 / -55.9190
  • Radius (KM) : 4,183 KM
  • Surface Gravity : 1.41 (Gravity Warning)
  • Geological Activity : None
Advisory: Commanders flying sub-45 LY starships may need resources for a minimum of 20
J1 or J2Jumponium FSD Injections for the climb from Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 to
Goliath's Rest, and back again.

Alternatively, there are several neutron stars that can be utilized for the climb also.

For those logging their progress on EDSM, visiting Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 will qualify you as
visiting WP8 on DW2.


For commanders flying sub-45 LY starships with no Jumponium, or who don't want to neutron
jump, you will be unable to reach Goliath's Rest.

Therefore please consider the 'Lower Hades Edge' basecamp on Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 as
your WP8 stopover point;
  • Alternative Basecamp: “Lower Hades Edge”
  • Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22
  • Planet/Moon : A 2
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : 23.675 / -113.437 (GeoSite #2)
  • Radius (KM) : 7,499 KM
  • Surface Gravity : 1.50 (Gravity Warning)
  • Geological Activity : Silicate Vapour Geysers
Upon reaching Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22, the advised route to Goliath's Rest is as follows;

Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22
Hypiae Phyloi NC-B D1-22
Hypiae Phyloi ZJ-C C2-1
Swoals GA-A E19
Swoals LY-U C2-0
Swoals VM-W D1-19
Swoals PL-Y D2
Swoals PL-Y D3
Swoals JT-T C3-0 (Neutron Star: neutron jump is not required here)
Swoals RW-W D1-3 (Neutron Star: neutron jump is not required here)

Swoals RW-W D1-2 (Neutron Star)
  1. Neutron jump or 79 LY Jumpoium boost is required here.
  2. If needed, remember to refuel at the M-Class Star in this system before jumping out.
Swoals IL-Y e0 (Goliath's Rest - Primary is a Neutron Star)

Locating the 'Hades Edge' basecamp;

This waypoint world has no geological activity, therefore commanders will have to use manual
navigation to locate the surface coordinates of the Hades Edge landing zone. Alternatively,
use the E.D.I.S.O.N. surface coordinates tool as outlined here;



E.D.I.S.O.N. was created by CMDR Maxine Slayton <-- download here.


NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: MAR 24TH AT 19:00 UTC

Goliath's Rest


Electrically active NSP inside the Hengist Nebula

Breakthrough Echoes


Galactic Overview Map. Click the image for the poster version by Corbin Moran.
 
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Archived Map - Stage 2: Goliath's Rest (WP8) to Cerulean Tranquility (WP9)

Stage 2: Waypoints 08 to 09
GMP Designation: Perseus Stem
Codex Region: Ryker's Hope

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  • Goliath's Rest to Cerulean Tranquility
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 5,167 LYs
Advisory before leaving Waypoint 8:
For those who are logging their progress on EDSM, please note that visiting Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22
(the alternative WP8 stopover point that lies 420 LYs below Goliath's Rest), will qualify as you visiting
WP8 on EDSM. If you haven't already done so, EDSM users should visit that system before setting out to WP9.

To see on the way;
Minor POI's (off-route);
Arrive at;
  • Cerulean Tranquility - GalMap Ref: Phroi Bluae QI-T e3-3454
  • Basecamp: “Tranquility Valley”
  • Phroi Bluae QI-T e3-3454
  • Planet/Moon : 3 A
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : -23.467 / 18.066 (GeoSite 4)
  • Radius (KM) : 2,043 KM
  • Surface Gravity : 0.25
  • Geological Activity : Iron Magma
Advisory: Cerulean Tranquility is a neutron star primary. The basecamp world has long periods of
darkness, using night vision during landing and take off operations is advised. Sunrise at the
Tranquility Valley landing zone is approximately every 25 hours, 20 minutes.

Estimated Sunrise Times:

March 24th 18:35 UTC
March 25th 19:55 UTC
March 26th 21:15 UTC
March 27th 22:35 UTC
March 28th 23:55 UTC
March 29th 01:15 UTC
March 30th 02:35 UTC

*These are approximations.





NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: MAR 31ST AT 18:00 UTC

Cerulean Tranquility


The Remnants Trio

Blue Rhapsody Nebula

Dances with Giants
 
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Archived Map - Stage 2: Cerulean Tranquility (WP9) The Morphenniel Nebula (W10)

Stage 2: Waypoints 09 to 10
GMP Designation: Perseus Stem
Codex Region: Izanami






  • Cerulean Tranquility to the Morphenniel Nebula
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 3,191 LYs
To see on the way;
Minor POI's (off-route);
To navigate around on the way;
Travel Advisory: The Bleia Permit Zone covers 5 large sectors of the Perseus Stem.

If route plotting fails commanders will need to look for passable sectors skirting around, above,
or below these restricted sectors in order to reach the Morphenniel Nebula.

Arrive at;
  • Morphenniel Nebula - GalMap Ref: Bleethuae NI-B D674
  • Basecamp: (150 KM from “Mors Pit” impact crater)
  • Bleethuae NI-B D674
  • Planet/Moon : 2 D A
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : -28.177 / -117.98 (BioSite #1)
  • Radius (KM) : 424
  • Surface Gravity : 0.05
  • Geological Activity : Silicate Vapour Geysers





NEXT WAYPOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: APR 7TH AT 18:00 UTC

Morphenniel Nebula


Hydrangea Nebula


Neighbouring Necklaces


Eos Nebula
 
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Archived Map - Stage 3: The Morphenniel Nebula (W10) to Luna's Shadow (WP11)

Stage 3: Waypoints 10 to 11
GMP Designation: Boreas &
Styx
Codex Region: Newton's Vault & Formorian Frontier





  • Morphenniel Nebula to Luna's Shadow
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 14,456 LYs (2-week journey)
The Boreas Expanse to Aphelion Mapping Survey begins from the WP10 departure and stretches
all the way to Luna's Shadow (WP11).
  • Note that the Mapping Survey will last 2 weeks.
  • There will be no scheduled meetup for the weekend of April 12th - April 14th.
  • Arrive at WP11 for the weekend beginning 19th April.
  • For full details on what the Mapping Survey entails, please visit this post : Link
During the mapping event, we'll have 2 weeks to reach WP11. Commanders taking part in the
survey are therefore encouraged to spread out and explore the neighbouring regions.

The following POIs are to be considered as optional meetup points for commanders looking for
wing-mates or setting up their own survey teams. No official events are planned for these two
locations as the organisation team will be taking a break during the weekend of April 12th-14th.


Optional Rest Stop #1;
  • Aristo - GalMap Ref: PRU AUB DL-P E5-35
  • PRU AUB DL-P E5-35
  • Planet/Moon : ABC 6
  • Recommended meetup point : -48.126 / 128.380
  • Radius (KM) : 4526
  • Surface Gravity : 1.14 Gravity Warning!
  • Geological Activity : Iron Magma
Optional Rest Stop #2;
  • Kalipheron - GalMap Ref: BYUA AUB WO-K B36-0
  • BYUA AUB WO-K B36-0
  • Planet/Moon : 3 A
  • Recommended meetup point : 21.063 / -103.196
  • Radius (KM) : 1730
  • Surface Gravity : 0.10
  • Geological Activity : Ammonia Magma
Off-Route POIs;
Weekend beginning April 19th, arrive at;
  • Luna's Shadow - GalMap Ref: Smootoae QY-S d3-202 (Waypoint 11)
  • Basecamp: “Magnificent Desolation”
  • Smootoae QY-S d3-202
  • Planet/Moon : 3 A
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : -68.4811 / 64.2183 (see landing guide)
  • Radius (KM) : 2253
  • Surface Gravity : 0.29
  • Geological Activity : None
Basecamp Landing Guide;




Stage 3: Mapping the Aphelion.

The Aphelion regions are a vast stretch of the galaxy that little is known about, with few
points of interest to break up the monotony of the hyperspace grind. It is here were fleet
attrition will be at its highest. The mapping event is designed to give participants goals
to achieve, as well as providing a wealth of new information and interesting POIs for the
Galactic Mapping Project - a goal that will benefit explorers and expeditions that traverse
this region long after DW2 is over. A successful mapping event of the Aphelion will be
one of DW2's lasting legacies.

Stage 3 will be one of the longest stretches between waypoints, in excess of 14,000 LYs
between meetups, but players will have a longer time period to travel the distances
required... 2 weeks between the scheduled waypoint meetups.



THE FINAL STAGE ROUTE MAP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON: APR 21ST AT 18:00 UTC





Luna's Shadow


Phoenix Nebula


Aristo


Poseidon's Fury


Misty Mountains of Byeia Free


Shadow Earth
 
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Archived Map - Stage 4: Luna's Shadow (WP11) to Beagle Point (WP12)

Stage 4: Waypoints 11 to 12
GMP Designation: Galactic Aphelion & The Solitude Void
Codex Region: Newton's Vault & The Abyss






  • Luna's Shadow to Beagle Point
  • Approx. Direct Distance: 13,518 LYs
To see on the way;
Travel Advisory: The path via the Grand Rings POI may prove difficult for sub-35 LY ranged starships.

It is highly recommended that any commanders attempting to cross the Abyss to first have a large
supply of Jumponium stockpiled before attempting the journey.

Historical Note: In the early days of deep space exploration (circa Dec 3300 - Feb 3301) before
the automatic route plotter was introduced, or engineered FSD’s, Guardian Boosters, or
Jumponium; the DSS Beagle (a stock 34-LY Asp Explorer) crossed the Abyss approximately
500 LYs 'east' of the Grand Rings Waypoint. Navigation was done manually - one star at a time.
It is therefore possible to cross using a similar ranged starship if careful forward planning and
manual plotting of your route is undertaken.

Alternatively for those attempting to cross the Abyss further west, it is recommended to
follow the
"Route-33" crossing: Link.


Minor POIs (off-route);
Arrive at;
  • Beagle Point (Historical Location)
  • Basecamp: “Legacy Crater”
  • Planet/Moon : 2
  • Base Camp Surface Coordinates : -16.001 / 169.212
  • Radius (KM) : 1186
  • Surface Gravity : 0.17
  • Geological Activity : None
Stage 4: A journey across the Abyss... and beyond.

There is no specific arrival date for Beagle Point as the fleet is now so spread out, with many
latecomers still en-route, several WPs behind. It is expected (as was the case on DW1) that
many participants will be arriving at WP12 over a prolonged period of time.

Stage 4 is the longest and loneliest stretch by design, and similar to the pacing we used on DW1
this final leg is something we try to encourage commanders to do at their own pace and with no
pressure to meet a WP deadline. The expedition officially ends for you, the participant, the
moment you reach WP12.

There will be a full route guide home from Beagle Point posted within the next few weeks, this is for
those who prefer a structured return journey home rather than the free-for-all return trip we used on
DW1, but it will not be classed as a continuation of DW2.


Registering your completion of the DW2 Expedition;

To do this you will need to log in at Beagle Point at least once between April 22nd and June 13th.

You will also need to post your CMDR name and roster number to the arrivals thread.

The arrivals thread can be found here : Link.

“Legacy Crater” - Beagle Point

Seldowitch Nebula

Fly Trap Nebula

Grand Rings
 
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I'm one jump away Kort. I'll have a cold tinnie please

EDIT: Made it. I'll join the thanks to all those who helped put this together. It's been amazing
 
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Right so everything was smooth sailing. However. Putting in the 10th waypoint coordinates I saw that the Armstrong landing (7th waypoint) has not checked off..... what do I do.

a) throw my screen and console out the window followed swiftly by myself.

b) contact edsm to see what they can do

c) travel the 17000 lyr round trip to try again? which will most likely see me not finish in time....

Any recommendations would be appreciated o7
 
Right so everything was smooth sailing. However. Putting in the 10th waypoint coordinates I saw that the Armstrong landing (7th waypoint) has not checked off..... what do I do.

a) throw my screen and console out the window followed swiftly by myself.

b) contact edsm to see what they can do

c) travel the 17000 lyr round trip to try again? which will most likely see me not finish in time....

Any recommendations would be appreciated o7
EDSM is completely optional! I was in contact with DW2 support for a similar reason.

This was my question:
But how do you verify if somebody has been in Palleani and Beagle Point within the timeframe if not through EDSM?

And this was the answer:
We can check with frontier, that’s why there is a data consent request on the form

Dr. Kaii


So don't worry :) If you're there in time, you'll be fine!

By the way: I'm marked as "Completed" on the roster and my EDSM logs are sparse..
 
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