The Things are coming, we cannot stop them ... and we need your help!

Status
Thread Closed: Not open for further replies.
We need help for more TIPOFF folks.
Not sure how this works, after receiving a few TipOffs, I've been following them to get the decrypted message.

We may not know the mechanism how to get more Tip-Off, but some suggestions from fellow commanders;
- Message delivery mission may give Tip-Offs, reported by three commanders.
- Sothis has been a great source for these TipOff's and Message Dilervery missions.
- Being ALLIED with the faction may seem to be a requirement.
NEWS - FULL REPORT by Cmdr Teryd here: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help!?p=4277183&viewfull=1#post4277183
He's been sampling data from over 3000 missions. Cred!
His spreadsheet is here.

After you receive it, can you please check it out for us?
- You received a TIP OFF, you get the KEY for the encryption (part of the initial message)
- You go there and scan the wreck DATA CORE. Only commanders with THE KEY can do this.

What we try to learn:
- Any new direct hints in the DATA CORE message?
- Does (data core) messages change? If so, why? What does it mean?
- whether there is a re-cycling process of these messages? Perhaps over time we will see the same (data core) messages distributed to new sites? Over time will we have received all the types available?
- Anyone stumble upon Alien-wreckage anywhere? We won't know unless the OWNER of the KEY goes there, the trigger may be related to a owner of a tip-off message.



... there's a pattern here.
Some things cannot be explained just yet.
Things that appears to be a myth.
Things that makes specific noise.
Things that rip you out of ..(?)..
Things that appear as Lights

THE THINGS ARE COMING \o/



The Thing Messages
The most likely candidates for being The Thing is listed here. The more usual flavour crashes have been omitted.

Tascheter Sector CR-M a7-1 8 a - Decrypted message
Oh my gods....It can't be....These things are a myth...............That noise..............
Strong suspect referring to a Myth and a specific noise in the lore. Which myth and noise?


LHS 2509 5 A - Wreck message
...We've got to report this...they ripped us out of...nothing works...what do they want from us...That noise....help us...
Strong suspect with the 'noise' reference. What is it?

Col 285 Sector TY-O b20-6 1 A - Ship log message by CMDR kerevan
Mayday! This is exploration vessel JPR-II. We have hit an anomaly which has caused our FSD to overload.
All Instrumentation failed. We have no idea where we are.
Mayday. I repeat Mayday.
What is the anomaly? Hit ... Witch-space anomaly? FSD overloads - very strange indeed. Clue to what? Starship One incident or Things?

Sietae b 2 a - Ship log message
I think I'm finally losing it or maybe its just all the explosions and laser fire from the crash burnt into my eyes. But I could swear those lights were real.
I dont think their hostile, but there does seem to be some kind of intelligence to their movements
Strange lights with intelligent movement. Possible clue to something we've not seen yet.

17 Virginis 1 b - Ship log message
...What the hell was that!.... hit from behind....systems disabled....oh god it's killed us...I can't pull up....brace, brace, brace.
Can possibly be anything, but the disabling is interesting.

Arietis Sector WE-Q B5-3 B 1 - Ship log message by SirOleg
Mayday! I repeat, Mayday! Under attack from unknown hostile force.
All attempts to communicate have failed.
We're going down. Mayday!

Kigana A 3 a 83.15 -88.60 - Ship log message by SirOleg
The hunger is starting to get to me, I've started seeing things. I know the deep space explorers like to tell stories, but these light shows are something else.
They almost seem alive.


Strange occurance, the message for "Omega-1 Aquarii 3, 86.72, -165.15" appears to be different in English compared to this latest finding in German.
Thanks to Lucius-Darcia.
Translation by Finn@Canonn:
"That's it for us. They're coming"



TIP OFF TABLE:
Full Spreadsheet - BOOKMARK : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FJTLw8dUMPHI9GSK9puLdPSN6MjRFc6iC_FZCkVR1H4/edit?usp=sharing
Thanks to Cmdr Teryd in Canonn.


SystemPlanetLatLongTIPDecryptedCommentRef
Col 285 Sector TY-O b20-61 A-55.39-175.03
--FSD Failure--https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/268667-UAs-Barnacles-amp-other-mysteries-Thread-7-The-Canonn?p=4152329&viewfull=1#post4152329
Shui Wei Sector XU-Pb5-1-1.91173.20
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help!?p=4224300&viewfull=1#post4224300
HIP 14840241.10-68.57
No Data coreNo datacoreThis OP
AvanA 2-36.98127.39
NoneThis OP
Omega-1 Aquarii386.72-165.15
--UA to be found--This OP
BD+18 5029B 5 a-3.23-47.29
This OP
Tascheter Sector CR-M a7-18 a-81.87-13.42
--The Things MSG--This OP
Scorpii Sector OS-U b2-10C 315.67-62.24
This OP
Harpuligni6-10.6445.25
This OP
17 Virginis1 b4.67-49.72
--The Disabling MSG--This OP
Sietaeb 2 a-21.30-162.98
--The Lights MSG--This OP
LHS 25095 a1.44121.36
--The Ripped Out of MSG--This OP
KuruB 1-8.6346.93
No imageThis OP
IzanamiA 4 A-2.26145.13No imageNo imageseemingly last survivor watching as their friends keal(sic) overhttps://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help!?p=4227610&viewfull=1#post4227610
Kehperagwe1-35.53118.61
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help!?p=4241087&viewfull=1#post4241087
Arietis Sector WE-Q B5-3B 1-18.63123.92
--Unknown hostile force--https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help%21?p=4258593&viewfull=1#post4258593
Omega-1 Aquarii386.72-165.15
GERMAN: --"We are done for. They are coming for us." -- Notice the difference from the English versionhttps://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help%21?p=4262291&viewfull=1#post4262291
AcanB 4-36.54-9.05
--The Disabling MSG-- (Same as 17 Virginis)https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help%21?p=4272504&viewfull=1#post4272504
KiganaA 3 a83.15-88.60
--More Lights--https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help%21?p=4274707&viewfull=1#post4274707
NLTT 130947 a-13.13-112.92
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help%21?p=4279370&viewfull=1#post4279370
Ceti Sector RD-T b3-21-3.92121.46
UAhttps://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help%21?p=4279370&viewfull=1#post4279370
Tucanae Sector HH-U b3-0A 733.46-133.14
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help%21?p=4283662&viewfull=1#post4283662

Commanders - are your tipoffs for the same location the same messages as mine?
Or do you have other messages?
Picts of messages please. o7


Reports, ref
HIP 14840 2 - planetary coordinates: 41,11 / -68,60.
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help!?p=4223862&viewfull=1#post4223862

Shui Wei Sector XU-P b5-1, -1.91, 173.20
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help!?p=4224300&viewfull=1#post4224300

Izanami A 4 A, Lat -2.26, Long 145.13
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help!?p=4227610&viewfull=1#post4227610

Avan A2 and a mysterious death. Bug, feature or pilot error?
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/273225-The-Things-are-coming-we-cannot-stop-them-and-we-need-your-help!?p=4240096&viewfull=1#post4240096

---------------------------------------

All my TIP OFF and decrypted messages, Imgur: https://imgur.com/a/5nr9O


PS; this OP is a extract from what we posted in the Canonn thread - but there are so many other lead & events going on right now, so I need a place to collect message.
Thread 8 is now the current ongoing investigations for the UA, UP, Barnacles and other mysteries.
 
Last edited:
Here's a food for thought for any mystery hunters out there:
- Most of my tipoffs were collected in Sothis & Ceos
- Perhaps the specific TIPOFF "effects" need to be experienced in the system where you decrypt the message.

We don't know whether this can be experienced in any of the locations, but maybe we need to spend time in those systems.

EDIT
Additional idea:
- These ships have been in peril. Perhaps we should investigate more DISTRESS CALLS in the relevant systems.
 
Last edited:
Begin shipping large amounts of meta alloys to robigo, pic tok, almar and alaware and affect station repairs there as well as lave.
 
how do you use data scanner on srv i have tried everything and still cant make it work
1. Either assign a pri/sec button to it on the right hand panel in Firegroups
2. Or check options/controls and bind a key for it there.
3. Target the Ship Datacore, press the button to scan.

In the past there was a bug where you had to deploy weapons to get it to work.
 
Last edited:
how do you use data scanner on srv i have tried everything and still cant make it work

Had this problem too - some wonderful person (cant remember who now) enlightened me - just next time in station sell your srv hanger and then rebuy it back. Resets things.. worked for me atleast.
 
I knew it! I knew FD would sneak this type of 'hints' into the game! :eek:
Definitely the work of Thargoids, the messages certainly point directly to them, indeed. I'll head over there to ensure the safety of fellow CMDRs. WIKIA "The Thargoids are an insectoid race, more advanced than humans, and were present in the original Elite games. They seem to have vanished off the face of the galaxy in Frontier, however. Thargoids hid in 'witch space'-- the dimension you pass through when you travel through hyperspace. Their large, flat octagonal ships were almost indestructible, and although you could drop into witch space by choice, only a hero or a fool would actually choose to. Thargoids knew this, and would 'suck' crafts out of hyperspace and then attack them, stealing their cargo and killing them."
 
Last edited:
I've got 5 tipoff received at ceos and sothis but I've not been yet to the locations. I'll post my findings here. How long the tipoff missions will last?
 
Last edited:
I've got 5 tipoff received at ceos and sothis but I've not been yet to the locations. I'll post my findings here. How long the tipoff missions will last?
I'm not sure, that's why I wanted to race through them so I don't lose the data.
Some of the inital messages indicate that the sites may be cleared out pretty quickly.
 
Shame whoever wrote the Tip Off messages for FD can't spell either. Second image down in the original post, 'I DON'T THINK THEIR HOSTILE', really? Should read 'I DON'T THINK THEY'RE HOSTILE' short for they are. Can this be corrected please by the devs.
 
'I don't think their hostile' really FD? Do you ever proof read?
Shame whoever wrote the Tip Off messages for FD can't spell either. Second image down in the original post, 'I DON'T THINK THEIR HOSTILE', really? Should read 'I DON'T THINK THEY'RE HOSTILE' short for they are. Can this be corrected please by the devs.
Remember the messages were written by the pilots - maybe they were pilots who frequent 99% of all internet forums I've even been on :)
 
actually fixing these UA affected stations with meta alloys is something we can do in the short term to raise our defensive profile a little bit and move this storyline ahead

Fozard Dock, HIP 19934

Irens Dock, Manite

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Lobachevsky Outpost, Pic Tok

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Meanwhile, the following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Carter Port, Rhea

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Jaques Station, Gliese 1269

Robigo Mines, Robigo

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Lave Station, Lave
 
'I don't think their hostile' really FD? Do you ever proof read?
What if the pilot can't spell, and has a very basic grasp of written language? Yes every pilot ever has perfect english skills. You would think so, but going by endless posts on the forums, it seems to be a remarkably common occurrence that pilots' (commanders) spelling and comprehension weirdly aren't always perfect.

But you are right; let's ignore one context for a hurried message to make sure it's "correct"; I'm sure you've never typo'd an SMS, tweet, facebook post or message in the history of ever, including potentially being under duress or stress, either - right? :)

edit: my point is yes the messages perhaps should be spelled correctly, but humans tend to not always spell correctly; replacing one 'immersion' concern with another just makes CMDR KOFEYH want to upend buckets over people's heads.
 
Last edited:
You know - a while back, and I can't remember the system unfortunately, I remember sitting in supercruise and there was no music but whenever I pointed in a certain direction it made a weird noise. Actually thought it was a bug.

Probably there's nothing in this and it was me just going mad but maybe listen out for directional noises.
 
Status
Thread Closed: Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom