Um...is the FSD supposed to end up here?
Pranked lol and yes I made this
They just pop up randomly right? Nothing to note with the offering faction or anything? Seems like a weird place to get a mission. Even though it is likely completely random it would be nice if it were a covert initiation mission of some kind for TDW. However a massacre of helpless civilians doesn’t seem like something one would have to do to prove their integrity or skills.Currently 1.25 ly from Sol looking for Nemesis & just got a massacre civilians contract offer, some strange programming here FD!
I agree, massacre & assassination missions don’t fit their description in the codex. Yes, these missions are random after you’ve been in-system for about 30 minutes or more; as is the mission-related uss/trading beacon. Had two of those pop up when I was more than 0.75 ly out from Sol. Just reduces the immersion for me...They just pop up randomly right? Nothing to note with the offering faction or anything? Seems like a weird place to get a mission. Even though it is likely completely random it would be nice if it were a covert initiation mission of some kind for TDW. However a massacre of helpless civilians doesn’t seem like something one would have to do to prove their integrity or skills.
Yes of course but that would take an extremely long time. Weeks, months even. This is why we are trying to utilise potential clues to help direct our searches.An ever-increasing spiral should give better coverage.
But why is TDW “infamous”? The codex description of them doesn’t give that impression. I think FD have confused themselves in retconning the lore; they’ve certainly confused me!Text from BluWolve link above. So good Ive copied it here, to me it clears up what DB was talking about in that video from some pages back where he mentioned the 'defaced' British Standard flag. Also puts the DW where I thought they were, separate group inside the PF & the EPF. EPF are described as having FW 'run exclusively for the benefit of their members' which links in to the old lore about a group finding and exploiting Raxxla for their own ends and the DW rising to try and stop them. (hence the killing of Alex father and the rest, I think they just tied the 2 lores together and moved Raxxla, unless it is in FW somehow which I doubt) If true it could mean the DW in FW is trying to oppose the EPF and overthrow them somehow....its a long shot.
Badge of Honour
As a recent inductee to the Pilots Federation, there are some things you need to know about your new organization.
Formed in 2805 after the great surge in private ownership of smaller starships, the Pilots Federation soon found a role as a conduit for trade route information exchange between trusted pilots and provided the infrastructure for a mutual protection scheme against the rising scourge of interstellar pirates.
Planet-siders began to distrust the generally itinerant nature of starship captains, who always seemed willing and able to jump to a new system before the law caught up with them. The Pilots Federation’s zero tolerance policy of dishonourable behaviour amongst its members is enforced by a system of bounties automatically placed on the heads of transgressors.
This built a galaxy-wide respect for the badge, which then started to be worn with pride by members. However, the organization’s official adoption of the 9-level ‘kill tally’ ranking system (Harmless through to the coveted Elite status) ensured the Pilots Federation retained a level of blood-thirsty notoriety.
Over the centuries the Pilots Federation has remained secretive in nature and neutral in conflicts, and has grown into one of the dominant financial superpowers of the galaxy through its GalNet data network. Originally a star chart, ship data and bounty management system, GalNet has evolved into an effective galactic infrastructure and content monopoly on news, market pricing and communication systems. This has not been without controversy, with periodic claims of data hoarding and abuse of its position.
It’s not surprising that an organization founded on status, and with such influence and power, has several cliques (The Dark Wheel being the most infamous). Or that those of Elite rank have further exploited their status and the incredible demand for their services, by forming an organization within an organization; the Elite Pilots Federation.
Relentless, increasingly well organized piracy and the need to maintain their reputation and influence as the best of the best caused the Elite Pilots Federation to start opening its membership to candidates from the Deadly rank who were able to pass a rigorous test and then, as demand continued to soar, to those from the Dangerous rank.
The Pilots Federation has eschewed being tied to any particular system in favour of roaming the stars. With one exception – the Founders World.
The elusive Founders World system is governed by the Elite Pilots Federation, and run exclusively for the benefit of their members. Its location is closely guarded, heavily protected, and the subject of extensive misinformation on GalNet.
Maybe one day you’ll be one of the Elite who get to go there…
Just speculating here, but it could be that since the Codex is created by the PF, they could paint TDW in a favourable light if it suited them. Especially if TDW is really part of the PF.But why is TDW “infamous”? The codex description of them doesn’t give that impression. I think FD have confused themselves in retconning the lore; they’ve certainly confused me!
Weird. What was this image taken from? And why are there stars in the backdrop? Surely outside of the galaxy there are a few rogue stars, here and there, but not enough to pepper (or salt lol) the backdrop?