In my last game session I complete a tip-off mission from an anonymous stranger after completing some "Founder or Elite" ranked mission for TDW, now I have an "Rescue Mission - Occupied Escape Pods" from another TDW allied partner 'Future of Arro Naga' that I haven't run missions for in quite a while but is on my tracking spreadsheet as having completed FoE missions previously.

Coincidence?

Does anyone know if the mission stack was re-vamped in the September update to offer more random missions directly to pilots?

Or am I being covertly tested...since I've never had one of these before (one can only hope!)?
Thanks for all the replies, I checked out the TO thread but this wasn't a tip-off mission. Just a direct rescue mission for me.

And damn! I didn't get time last session to complete the Rescue Mission for FoA that I posted about, and just logged in game, re-checked the message, navigated to the system (Arro Naga), and now when I check in my messages it's gone!? I only got it on Monday?! :-(

That'll learn me … next time I'm grabbing a screen shot if I get one of those missions.

Fly dangerously.
/Ra
 
Thanks Jorki, I'm already regretting committing to tracking it down but I half remember it as being 2018 so it may well be that one, Ill watch it in detail, the problem is I have them on on laptop while playing on Xbox so dont pay attention to whos saying what or which video at the time. Some progress however:

Its Adam who says it not Adam Woods but the other one, I never catch his name as the audio is so bad but it sounds like Braithwaite or Blake-White or similar but you'll know who I mean I hope. Sorry Adam if you ever read this, I love the ones you're on, they're always informative, its just the introductions that are muffled. Actually if you are reading this, does this jog a memory and are you able to say more yet or not, mainly, has the 4th reward been discovered / granted?

the search continuum....
Mmm, I can’t help there as I only ever watch about 30 minutes of those extended release livestreams. Life is too short! I catch up on interesting bits that people report on the forum.

Talking about missions- I ended my play the other day after a courier delivery and got notice of a follow-on mission at the mission giver’s location. However the station I was docked at had the same faction & also showed a follow-on mission. My question is, is this the same mission as the notification, saving me travelling back, or is it a separate follow-on?

And how long are follow-on missions available for? With my injury I can’t see me playing for a few days at least.
 
I am going to retract my '4th mission' statement as the mad ramblings of a void exposed mind or a dream or i was just hearing things. If I do find evidence I will re-introduce it then with an actual link. For now just treat it as a mistake / false rumour.

I'm not infallible, but I could be wrong about that.

(snip) and now when I check in my messages it's gone!? I only got it on Monday?! :-(

That'll learn me … next time I'm grabbing a screen shot if I get one of those missions.

Fly dangerously.
/Ra
I tend to treat a 'disappearing' message on relog as a 'temporary' one because the tourist Beacons, messages from INRA sites, Unregistered Comms Beacons all stay in the inbox for 30 days and go to the Codex forever so they are 'permanent' messages and actually mean something / lead somewhere (proven). To me, and it is my interpretation only, the temporary ones probably don't have the same significance so I dont worry if they disappear, I probably haven't missed anything major. No evidence of temp missions not having significant at all just my interpretation of how it works.

Talking about missions- I ended my play the other day after a courier delivery and got notice of a follow-on mission at the mission giver’s location. However the station I was docked at had the same faction & also showed a follow-on mission. My question is, is this the same mission as the notification, saving me travelling back, or is it a separate follow-on?

And how long are follow-on missions available for? With my injury I can’t see me playing for a few days at least.
I think its the same one, I've never had another follow-on after picking up the existing one at the station. Most of the time you're at another station so the message I think is just auto-generated to let you know theres a mission available even if you are already there.

Don't know how long for, I usually just pick them up or I'm too far away anyway. Does the message have an expiry length? may be the same. Otherwise Id guess 24 hours, on Server Tick, 7 Days or just a random time for each mission, sorry.

If you want them the easy way to get them is to donate money to the faction and then fairly quickly you usually get a message along the lines of 'With your money we bought 2 bars of Gold that need taking to X station 10-20 LY away'.
 
Types of mission reward:

  • Credits
  • Influence
  • Reputation
  • Cargo
  • Materials
  • Data

**This list is only covering tangible rewards which are given on completion of a mission and doesn’t cover rewards obtained during the mission rather than when handing in or intangible rewards of any sort, and also only applies to missions obtained from missions picked up from the mission board on station services.
 
Types of mission reward:

  • Credits
  • Influence
  • Reputation
  • Cargo
  • Materials
  • Data
**This list is only covering tangible rewards which are given on completion of a mission and doesn’t cover rewards obtained during the mission rather than when handing in or intangible rewards of any sort, and also only applies to missions obtained from missions picked up from the mission board on station services.
You forgot the new one they added that's now most common reward...

Game Crash
 
It depends on the mission type and difficulty. I have 2 right now that give me a full week. They are elite data hack missions in the next system over.
 
Well, hope it’s not too difficult. Torn shoulder ligaments & torn front deltoid. May not be able to play for a week or more. No way could I fight off interdictions. Not sure I could even get my hand to the joystick!
 
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Well, hope it’s not too difficult. Strained shoulder ligaments & torn front deltoid. May not be able to play for a week or more. No way could I fight off interdictions. Not sure I could even get my hand to the joystick!
Jorki, you need to train your ship's dog to work the HOTAS whilst you sit back and just utter the occasional "Make it so"
I left my ship's cat in charge a while back (whilst making an in-flight cup of tea) Came back to find her asleep on the job (and keyboard) and all my heatsinks launched! Going to use her only for working the Galmap in future, as away of flying to random points looking for Raxxla :)
 
Well, hope it’s not too difficult. Strained shoulder ligaments & torn front deltoid. May not be able to play for a week or more. No way could I fight off interdictions. Not sure I could even get my hand to the joystick!
Assuming you are right handed... You could learn to use joystick with your left hand. I did, throwing away old conventions took some months, but it had to be done to achieve certain goals. In this solve et coagula, also the two modes of flight assist were made to switch places in function. Allegorical tinfoil-mysticism is strong with this one. Few of my ships have gimballed weapon systems anymore. Then other things happened, chaotic things, and bounty hunters are always a few jumps behind. The number of starports that let me access station services is constantly dwindling. But it was all worth it.
 
Jorki, you need to train your ship's dog to work the HOTAS whilst you sit back and just utter the occasional "Make it so"
I left my ship's cat in charge a while back (whilst making an in-flight cup of tea) Came back to find her asleep on the job (and keyboard) and all my heatsinks launched! Going to use her only for working the Galmap in future, as away of flying to random points looking for Raxxla :)
Mmm, it was the ship’s cat that caused this injury, and the copawlot is a chocolate labrador.
Nuff said
Mad as a box of frogs!
 
Assuming you are right handed... You could learn to use joystick with your left hand. I did, throwing away old conventions took some months, but it had to be done to achieve certain goals. In this solve et coagula, also the two modes of flight assist were made to switch places in function. Allegorical tinfoil-mysticism is strong with this one. Few of my ships have gimballed weapon systems anymore. Then other things happened, chaotic things, and bounty hunters are always a few jumps behind. The number of starports that let me access station services is constantly dwindling. But it was all worth it.
I am right handed, but left shoulder thats damaged (damn cat!). I use dual sticks. Left is vertical & sideways strafe, and throttle.
 
Types of mission reward:

  • Credits
  • Influence
  • Reputation
  • Cargo
  • Materials
  • Data
**This list is only covering tangible rewards which are given on completion of a mission and doesn’t cover rewards obtained during the mission rather than when handing in or intangible rewards of any sort, and also only applies to missions obtained from missions picked up from the mission board on station services.
@Thatchinho: Is that a quote from the stream Vetinari was trying to recall, or elsewhere?
@Vetinari : was it Adam Waite?? (Actually I think his name is Adam Bourke-Waite)
 
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