It's a blast! If you want some company, send me friend request and I'll hop over and join you for a bit. Commander name is "Kokor Hekkus" (two spaces between first and last name!!).I wish i had joined earlier, but im here now ! Got to waypoint #1, took a picture and am now on my way to #2.
Finished the Northern Route yesterday. Apart from the one location that defeated me the first time round and the second, it's one of the best-looking parts of the whole trip and not as difficult as some stories would have you believe. Apart from that one location that's grabbed hours of my life.To any newcomers (and indeed anyone still going round). Feel free to add me in-game, I will be more than happy to come and join anyone for a drive if we are online at the same time. Particularly the Northern Route, as I avoided that on my way round due to a slight navigation issue.
Jumping off the Cliffs Of Insanity was one of the highlights of the expedition for me. It was just fun I guess. I didn't make it all the way to the plains in one jump though, I made it pretty far but I didn't get enough speed on my jump from the peak and I had to bounce once about 2/3 of the way down.I think I have a problem.
See, it started when i did this amazing (for me) double jump into and then out of this canyon while flyving along. I had to stop and take a proper look, and then from the lip could see this little gently inclined inviting little ravine.
So I jumped back in just so I could drive back out up the ravine.
It popped me out a few km from Geo 14, meant to be I tell you.
I'm now nearing the Tuskan Wastes, having stopped off at the Cliffs of Insanity en route to admire the view:
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Best part was it's so steep on one side I managed to take off from the summit and not touch anything till I landed on the plains below.
Thought I'd nailed it with the first few bounces then one unhappy impact (I swear it looked like the others) left me with a squeaky 4% hull and some repair mat restocking.
Nice. I had a great adventure last night. I was bumming around Bridger when a dot on the radar drew my attention. Sure enough, it was a wanted NPC and a dangerous Anaconda no less! I was in my un-engineered (is that even a word?) Cobra with two pulses and two multis. I hovered there for a while and then thought, why not indeed?! Rebuy is peanuts... I deployed hard points and opened fire. Within seconds the Anaconda came to life. Yet it took them quite a while before they returned fire. That bought me enough time to get their shields down to 1.5 rings. But that was as far as I got. I decided to leg it as my shields were offline by that time. Thankfully the Cobra is fast and I managed to escape to a nearby canyon system. However, I was so wrong to think I was home free... There the angry red dot appeared again and - like it was tied to my location by a thread - it homed in on me relentlessly... "Now you die, victim!!". Well, we'll have to see about that! Using the canyon system as cover, after some trial and error, I managed to navigate the narrow gorges and get behind the big lumbering ship and do some more damage. I was able to turn on a dime and although I took some fire when passing, the Anaconda regularly hit the canyon wall when trying to keep guns aimed at me. The secret here was to pass by as low to the canyon floor as possible. I had 4 pips in engine to ensure optimal maneuverability so I knew that in case I hit the canyon floor (or wall) that would be the end of my cat and mouse game. However, I managed to stay clear of unwanted collisions and slowly but surely the Anaconda's shields and hull were disappearing. I was starting to feel rather happy with myself and looking forward to cashing the 150K credits bounty when disaster struck...I'm currently looking to earn at least half a million credits from bounties on the ships I've found hiding down on the surface of Kumay!
Hehe... well to be fair I was a coward and ran as I was utterly outgunned against that Anaconda. I saw the canyon system while I was fleeing and prepping to low wake out... so for the story, I spiced it up a bit. Just a bit.Man, you have some great, cinematic-like adventures involving combat. This, asteroid hiding... marvelous stuff
A Colonia version of the Pomeche Ridge challenge? Interesting.
CongratulationsJust finished my second circumnavigation of Kumay
did 30 - 40 most of the time when ever I wasn't facing backward, sideways or tumbling...lol
Now that's just showing offJust finished my second circumnavigation of Kumay, the first was the North / South route. The second one was a Equatorial circumnavigation. Started and Ended at 0.0 / 0,0 and was rather quite fun. Only a couple tough areas to deal with, was a much easier route the the first.
Before I can to Kumay I had about 450 Km on my SRV. I am now at 11.5 MM. A lot better a flyving but no where near as good as some commanders. 40 - 50 m/s is about my top speed, did 30 - 40 most of the time when ever I wasn't facing backward, sideways or tumbling...lol