I assume they were working with DrewW through that whole process - but then again, I also believe that the Formidine Rift storyline got completely reworked to include The Club/Exodus storyline, so who knows.True, though did Frontier know that when they put the Zurara in? The information in the novel wasn't published until after the Zurara was found.
Fair point - I'm operating under my Raxxla theory which is that TDW are the key to accessing it, which could be complete rubbish.Assuming that the Dark Wheel station was in-game back in 2014 - it's possible that they only added it when the Codex was written. Unlike Raxxla and the Zurara which we were told were in-game from the start, I'm not sure we even knew the station existed at all before 3.3
Update the Stellar Forge on the fly?It certainly wouldn't surprise me if even back in 2014 Frontier had picked an attractive location for it, though - and really, all they'd have had to do is to have put it in a red giant/supergiant system to start with: so long as the system is undiscovered they could have tweaked the system properties in 3.3 to make it look nicer without anyone knowing.
But as you say, who knows whether it was even there in 2014.
So is the proximity of the TDW base to the starNo - the distance to the orbital station was highly implausible, for a start.
Alright, I'm convinced it's plausible that it's an in-game screen - but I'm also convinced that the system is permit-locked and you need an invite from TDW to access it.
After all, the Codex does say that there's no point in looking for the Dark Wheel