Ship theft?

Since I was in the area, I did something I normally don't : check the place out. Got the permit, so why not.

But unsurprisingly.... nothing in Vega. As expected, business as usual in the System. (since local news aren't a thing anymore, not even a single line to read at the mentioned Station lol)
So even if it's supposed to be a lead of some sort or form, that just doesn't work.
For the time being, I file all that under the same label as i.e. Utopian sims "Pilots from all over the Galaxy can buy in Antal" (quote GALnet).
Fluff. Fake news. There's just nothing there. Wasn't in 3301 and there isn't anything in 3305.

Probably the reason GALnet has become entirely burnt up and 100% unusable to transport any Story anymore. It's long lost all credibility it once might have had.

So for as long as there isn't a clearly visible line between "background fluff - read but don't/can't get involved" and "Fools! It's a hint, check it out any maybe you find something!"... not taking any chances. Doesn't matter what it is.
(basically applying the old rule : "Screenshot/Video - or it didn't happen". Works surprisingly well when applied to GALnet and saves alot of trouble ;) )
Maybe a bit off topic; but i truly regret FD is such a bad story teller. Here there is an entire galaxy to play with, a sandbox granted, and all they fill it with is the vacuum of space and some stories typed out, without any real significance; at least i don't feel they have. Please give me some mystery and some bread crumbs to follow; leads that lead to new mysteries, but in the end to a solution; then start something new.
 
I got into Elite at the tail end of the Formadine Rift mystery, before it became all spelled out, and the ideas some of the Rifters came up with would have been easy ways to start a long-term story, even with large groups of commanders taking part: put a few custom textures on night sides of Earth-like planets in the rift, hand place a field of systems with way too many asteroid fields and not enough planets, etc. Eventually a payoff would be necessary, but determining the nature and extent of mysteries of that type could have played out over the long term.

When a player base has confidence you have a story, there can be a lot of latitude given, and it's been a bit of a mystery to me why they haven't yet tried to tell more stories of that type. I guess maybe I'm not the target audience as a lover of long-form mysteries.

I understand the tools available have their limits, but maybe they're turning over a new leaf with these interstellar initiatives.
 
I got into Elite at the tail end of the Formadine Rift mystery, before it became all spelled out, and the ideas some of the Rifters came up with would have been easy ways to start a long-term story, even with large groups of commanders taking part: put a few custom textures on night sides of Earth-like planets in the rift, hand place a field of systems with way too many asteroid fields and not enough planets, etc. Eventually a payoff would be necessary, but determining the nature and extent of mysteries of that type could have played out over the long term.

When a player base has confidence you have a story, there can be a lot of latitude given, and it's been a bit of a mystery to me why they haven't yet tried to tell more stories of that type. I guess maybe I'm not the target audience as a lover of long-form mysteries.

I understand the tools available have their limits, but maybe they're turning over a new leaf with these interstellar initiatives.
If I were storyboarding for FDev, I'd throw out some bread crumbs, wait for the community to speculate, build on the speculation, rinse and repeat.

Magnify potential creativity, as it were. It would be more like a tabletop RPG, with FDev as DM.
 
The more I read the Romero's news the more I remember the Expresident Hasley declarations after her rescue.
Maybe this event is the way Frontier uses to tell us we didn't put enough attention to that. Tied with Raxxla? Maybe Tied each other? I'm pretty sure.
After thousands of Galnet entries with absolute zero relevance to the game I don't think anybody can be blamed for not giving a biowaste.

That being said, I'm 100% sure some people did try to take a look.
 
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