he tried to make it look like the original dyson sphere image (hollow from the inside) but, because of the low resolution, the scaling down artifacts and the non-matching background stars, ended up looking more like a planet with markings on the surface. i also tried layering the google image on top of the holographic HUD part, and it blended and fit perfectly on top of it.

there was other noticable hints in there like some people pointed out, like the text not looking quite right, the font and other things, but those ultimately did not constitute a 100% proof for me. there could have been simply a possible unique font for it. aswell as for the numbers of arrival being affected by possible gravity anomalies messing with the numbers, etc. the google image though, i think it puts the nail in the coffin. hopefully we can safely cross it off the list. (y)

good hunting Cmdrs o7
 
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Definitely getting into the dossier. You see, it is my firm belief the community managers do weekly reports of the thread for Lord Braben, to make sense of it. So, the game development is being directly guided by such things as how community is doing with their gardening, and taking care of their pets. Occasionally Raxxla is being found too. Lots of jumping across the galaxy. Sometimes adoring comments of Will in anomalous context. They'd be foolish not to. That's why there are so many community managers these days.
 
I think this fake is well and truly stomped. The thing that made me dubious from the outset was that the first time this was posted it was accompanied by a second pic purporting to show the player’s ship at Polaris. Now since Polaris is permit-locked with no known source of the permit this threw the whole thing into doubt for me. I would have been more interested in knowing how the poster got that permit than in the supposed solution! (Since Polaris was locked in a previous Elite game by the Thargoids and you had to complete a mission for them to get the permit, I suspect something similar will be the ED storyline on this).

What got my goat (apologies to our Capra aegagrus hircus overlords, or any worshippers thereof) yesterday was someone trolling this as a valid hypothesis but then strongly insulting anyone who tried to throw the clear light of contrary evidence onto it. He has joined my Ignore list, so he should be honoured; after 5 and a half years of playing ED and involvement in the fora there are only 18 names on my ignore list, and we have had quite a few trolls.

This thread has worked so well over the last few years because we are a polite, friendly community and apply an occasional bit of humour to liven up what is a pretty frustrating search. These all good things for a general philosophy of life, but particularly important in these troubled pandemic times. We should be especially kind to ourselves and also everyone else.

This community doesn’t mind what ideas are postulated. No matter how far-fetched they are (and some have been pretty weird, some of my own not excluded!). We might gently try to dissuade people from wasting their time if an idea is clearly wrong or has been previously tested out, we might even argue quite strongly against something (but always with the concept, never with antipathy towards the person professing it!). But we strongly encourage people to have ideas, then go test them out in-game. We are encouraging people to play the game with a purpose and thereby get more enjoyment from it!

Whatever Raxxla may turn out to be in-game (and it is bound to be disappointing after all the fun of the quest) I say the true spirit of Raxxla is the values of this community!
To Raxxla!
Fly safe commanders
 
Definitely getting into the dossier. You see, it is my firm belief the community managers do weekly reports of the thread for Lord Braben, to make sense of it. So, the game development is being directly guided by such things as how community is doing with their gardening, and taking care of their pets. Occasionally Raxxla is being found too. Lots of jumping across the galaxy. Sometimes adoring comments of Will in anomalous context. They'd be foolish not to. That's why there are so many community managers these days.
Oh, I’m firmly of the belief that DB and MB and the ED community managers all read our thread daily
With rounds of hearty laughter over their morning coffee! 😂
 
“I’ve checked three moons, how many more are there?”😁
This guy has a good sense of humour, but...
Waves hand mysteriously
This is not the Raxxla you are looking for...
Getting a sensei vibe from you there @Jorki Rasalas . Was waiting for "To find Raxxla....You must become Raxxla" or "To find what is truly lost you must also be truly lost. Only then both you and what you seek will be truely found" :)
 
I think this fake is well and truly stomped. The thing that made me dubious from the outset was that the first time this was posted it was accompanied by a second pic purporting to show the player’s ship at Polaris. Now since Polaris is permit-locked with no known source of the permit this threw the whole thing into doubt for me. I would have been more interested in knowing how the poster got that permit than in the supposed solution! (Since Polaris was locked in a previous Elite game by the Thargoids and you had to complete a mission for them to get the permit, I suspect something similar will be the ED storyline on this).

What got my goat (apologies to our Capra aegagrus hircus overlords, or any worshippers thereof) yesterday was someone trolling this as a valid hypothesis but then strongly insulting anyone who tried to throw the clear light of contrary evidence onto it. He has joined my Ignore list, so he should be honoured; after 5 and a half years of playing ED and involvement in the fora there are only 18 names on my ignore list, and we have had quite a few trolls.

This thread has worked so well over the last few years because we are a polite, friendly community and apply an occasional bit of humour to liven up what is a pretty frustrating search. These all good things for a general philosophy of life, but particularly important in these troubled pandemic times. We should be especially kind to ourselves and also everyone else.

This community doesn’t mind what ideas are postulated. No matter how far-fetched they are (and some have been pretty weird, some of my own not excluded!). We might gently try to dissuade people from wasting their time if an idea is clearly wrong or has been previously tested out, we might even argue quite strongly against something (but always with the concept, never with antipathy towards the person professing it!). But we strongly encourage people to have ideas, then go test them out in-game. We are encouraging people to play the game with a purpose and thereby get more enjoyment from it!

Whatever Raxxla may turn out to be in-game (and it is bound to be disappointing after all the fun of the quest) I say the true spirit of Raxxla is the values of this community!
To Raxxla!
Fly safe commanders
<drinks>
 
Fact - Elite has 2 different types of objects
1. Beacons, stations
2. Ground objects like geo site or planetary port.

You can see (1) from infinite range, and disengage on it right from orbit. That happens when they place tourist beacon on ground. Question is what class raxxla belongs, so that will define behavior.
 
Fact - Elite has 2 different types of objects
1. Beacons, stations
2. Ground objects like geo site or planetary port.

You can see (1) from infinite range, and disengage on it right from orbit. That happens when they place tourist beacon on ground. Question is what class raxxla belongs, so that will define behavior.
Well, I hope they haven't dropped a tourist beacon at Raxxla. Lol
 
Fact - Elite has 2 different types of objects
1. Beacons, stations
2. Ground objects like geo site or planetary port.

You can see (1) from infinite range, and disengage on it right from orbit. That happens when they place tourist beacon on ground. Question is what class raxxla belongs, so that will define behavior.
If I were to guess I suspect it behaves like any other planet, expect for being invisible to the FSS. It will resolve it self at 30 ls (or whatever the auto resolve distance is).
To get that close, we go by parallax.

Wild speculation. :D
 
Getting a sensei vibe from you there @Jorki Rasalas . Was waiting for "To find Raxxla....You must become Raxxla" or "To find what is truly lost you must also be truly lost. Only then both you and what you seek will be truely found" :)
Well, O Be One Jorki sounds a bit too aspirational, or derogatory! 😁
But your second point is well made.
Perhaps we need to log into ship, close our eyes, do random jumps to random destinations and
Find Raxxla
Or die horribly in a star’s corona...
I think the latter is more likely with my reflexes
And the amount of lavian brandy I consume! At least it would be quick! 🥳
 
I've looked into this several times over the ~12 months I've been playing. Undoubtedly covering a lot of ground already discounted elsewhere and my efforts pale into comparison of others. Having tried numerous approaches these are the six I remember

1 Obtain missions and explore based on them
Tried to pick up unrequested missions
Became allied with everything in a few systems
Came to the conclusion these were events not related to Raxxla

2 Find likely candidates e.g. through system names, system properties
Don't believe this is the answer, having spent weeks investigating
May be impossible if pre-requisites such as accepting or completing missions was required

3 Try to find a target system or body based on the "six clues", such as the first letter of each answer
Don't believe this is the answer but spent a fair while looking into it

4 Read / contribute here
Picked up some really good ideas
Happy to contribute where I can, even if I don't follow or agree with something I will try to help

5 Artefacts at Alpha Cygni, Star of India and Alpha Centurai
Read about them here
Didn't sound very likely to me but went to Alpha Cygni and it didn't immediately feel like a bug
Went to Star of India and observed there
Flew around those two systems
Got frustrated by not being able to relate system map locations to in-game locations
UInable to identify anything or correlate any movement effect on the artefacts
Now thinking it may well be a bug, along the lines suggested by CMD Deano The Imperial. e.g. star animation on wrong layer

6 Using the "six clues" as locations to progress to something else
This feels like the most likely solution that I've seen, wish I'd thought of it

I'm not certain of any of the six clue answers, although I suspect Maia is the whisperer
Am thinking each answer is unlikely to be in a "No system description is available" system
Searching for Raxxla may mean I never find it, but doing something else may unlock it

For that reason I've stopped trying to find it as a number one priority, and considered how I might want to find it. That means parking up my Phantom + DBX and getting back into my Cobra Mk III. No doubt this isn't essential but it's what I want to do. Also, I've not visited the "Old Worlds" so have started with Tionisla. If I finish with them I may move on to INRA and AEGIS locations.

I totally get the "no clues" approach from the developers. At the same time I would appreciate knowing if Raxxla can be found i.e. is not permit locked or similar. Would also appreciate knowing that if one or more people did find it, this would be made known formally to prevent any spoofing of it. e.g. a nice use of Galnet with either CMDR xyz or CMDR anonymous as appropriate.
 
ok i did some analysis on this image. and here's your final proof that it is fake. even though before i break it down, i must admit, after all the tests i did, the quality of editing here is quite good. i dont see how people say it's easily fake. because it's not. (from a visual analysis point of view). not "easily" at least. he completely covered his tracks as far as the image effects itself go, but he forgot to cover his tracks on his thought process. and i got him good.

the object in the screenshot looked like a dyson sphere to me. so i asked myself, if i wanted to fake a dyson sphere in my screenshot, what would i do?
ofcourse! i would google dyson sphere. here's what google search result brings up for dyson sphere.
at first glance it looked very supicious to me. so i played with it.
if you cut it perfectly in a circle and put it next to the screenshot, and change it's color tone to a slightly reddish tone. you get this:
i know. it's disappointing sigh...
if you look closely, the patterns are exactly the same. there is no shadow of a doubt that the image from google was used in the screenshot.

somehow i wanted to believe the screenshot was true, just to give me a tiny hope. maybe it was the original purpose of who ever uploaded it? but that seems like a definite proof it is fake. and the hope is shattered into pieces again. hopefully though we can put this at rest, and move on. there is a real totally not fake raxxla out there in the black. and it only wants to get found!

FINALLY!!! Someone with EVIDENCE to backup their claims!! only took 4 poeple to block me before I finally got a ligit answer!!

THANK YOU!!!!

And DOUBLE thank you for also mentioning " the quality of editing here is quite good. i dont see how people say it's easily fake. because it's not" now hopfully those gentelman who inisisted it was an obvious fake will believe that it WASNT, well, except for the dyson sphere img from google, lol. But all the complaining and assertions that it was a fake due to "obvious" reasons, like the font, which most of us here seem to have agreeded, could be a custom font for Raxxla if the img was real, so aside from the sphere, the idea that the Font alone was discrediting the img was unreasonable. and the claims of an "obvious" fake were UNTRUE, atleast as far as YOU could tell or I could tell, until you did a further analysis. Which is all I asked for. And I love that you dont even mention the font being a subject, becuase its not, there was no PROOF the font is impossible or incorrect.

So THANK YOU again!!

I hope others reading this post and the thread before it, can now realize, just becuase @Jorki Rasalas @Han_Zen @alexzk and or ANY person for that matter, claims somthing, that its not neccessarily 100% correct or true, it doesnt matter if they've been in the thread since page 1, if they cant or are unwilling to backup their claims, they shouldnt be given blind trust 100%, sure they might be knowledgable, but who says they know anymore than someone who has been playing the game but not active on this thread? thats right, they might not, it doesnt take an active poster to be knowledgable about the game.


My final words for today, are a direct comment to @Jorki Rasalas and his comment above:

"What got my goat (apologies to our Capra aegagrus hircus overlords, or any worshippers thereof) yesterday was someone trolling this as a valid hypothesis but then strongly insulting anyone who tried to throw the clear light of contrary evidence onto it. "

Umm, why dont you go back and re-read yesterdays conversation buddy, I did not "strongly insulting anyone who tried to throw the clear light of contrary evidence onto it", get your facts straight for day two. I strongly insulted anyone who tried to throw the UNCLEAR light of contrary ASSUMTIONS and ASSERTIONS onto it. Becuase they, including yourself, were giving personal OPINIONS not FACTS backed with PROOF, unlike @FullM3talX who acctually took the time to provide PROOF the img was fake, and to re-clairfy, he did not provide proof to back up ANY of YOUR claims @Jorki Rasalas, or anyone from yesterday, he proved it was a fake with information NO ONE used yesterday.

Just to make sure we are all clear on the FACTS of the last 24hours or so, not just @Jorki Rasalas opinions of what happened.
 
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Anyways, Im out flying around, bored, if anyone has any systems they'd like checked for anything, im ready and willing....
I happen to be ner Polaris still, but Im willing to travel anywhere for a good reason :cool:
 
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facepalm :D
Man ...there are numbers on picture -
1. distance to target
2. time to target calculated by game
3. ship speed

Now, check number (2) yourself using (1) and (3).
Oh I agree with you NOW, but that wasnt really explained yesterday when the "dissagreements" occured.... it was insisted that the font and font alone discredited the img
Also, some else mentioned here, its possible unknown gravitational objects could be effecting the time/distance calculation, just saying.... so that as well isnt neccessarily a 100% proof of fake.... itrs better than just yelling, the font is wrong! but still not what I would have considered a 100% de-bunk....

Now @FullM3talX , he gave enough proof and method of proof for me to put the subject to bed. its a fake. the dyson sphere being from google, thats undeniable. Everything else was and is kinda just personal interpretation and opinions....and I only say that becuase its extremely unlikely that the devs took a google img, and converted it into an in-game asset... not impossible, but unlikey as that COULD raise copywright and other issues, not too mention they have a asset builder tool box for building the game, they wouldnt really have a need for google imgs, they get imgs from NASA ect...
 
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