UA Mystery thread 4 - The Canonn

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Just did that yesterday, nothing happened, and i'm pretty sure this has already been done a million times before ;)

Also tried to place an UA right beside some outcrops and meteroids on the surface and then shooting at them, but also with no results. Did that on several planets in the Merope system.

Another thing.. some days ago i was also pretty curious about that misspelled barnacle file in the game folders so i also took a look at the filenames and there was some very little information i found which might be helpful.
Not sure if this is "legal" information, so i'll put it into spoilers (as mentioned, i only looked at the filenames and didnt try to open or decrypt any files). Nevertheless, it didn't helped me so far ;)
What that tells us is the you know what are a POI and have a 'seed' information required for POI to appear, for example.

Spawn a POI if planet = x conditions 1 in every 5,000 POI spawns
 
Just did that yesterday, nothing happened, and i'm pretty sure this has already been done a million times before ;)

Also tried to place an UA right beside some outcrops and meteroids on the surface and then shooting at them, but also with no results. Did that on several planets in the Merope system.

Another thing.. some days ago i was also pretty curious about that misspelled barnacle file in the game folders so i also took a look at the filenames and there was some very little information i found which might be helpful.
Not sure if this is "legal" information, so i'll put it into spoilers (as mentioned, i only looked at the filenames and didnt try to open or decrypt any files). Nevertheless, it didn't helped me so far ;)
Spoiler tags do not work on Mobiles. Please Dont.
 
So somebody tried to push an UA into Meope's star, already?

IMO the UAs are some kind of polyp, they'll settle somewhere (on a planet's surface) and transform to 'large barnacles' after that. These barnacles are made of meta-alloy.

I'm really excited in the spread of probes far away from the human bubble -> the article in GalNet confirms that it's not a bug :)
 
So somebody tried to push an UA into Meope's star, already?

IMO the UAs are some kind of polyp, they'll settle somewhere (on a planet's surface) and transform to 'large barnacles' after that. These barnacles are made of meta-alloy.

I'm really excited in the spread of probes far away from the human bubble -> the article in GalNet confirms that it's not a bug :)
Unfortunately the article on galnet was written by a player so it still most likely is just lazy POI placement.
 
So somebody tried to push an UA into Meope's star, already?

IMO the UAs are some kind of polyp, they'll settle somewhere (on a planet's surface) and transform to 'large barnacles' after that. These barnacles are made of meta-alloy.

I'm really excited in the spread of probes far away from the human bubble -> the article in GalNet confirms that it's not a bug :)
Ooh, I like that idea.

Rather than wandering randomly searching for a super-rare barnacle, we can head down to a planet, plant a UA and wait for it to grow.
 
Now, real science would be to check UA demand in those systems still experiencing issues, but not shut down already.
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Ray Gateway is at 57,298
Tsunenaga Dock in Iapodes is at 1,131
Off to Varati next.
"CMDR Moist Illogical" doesn't have the Sol or Perigrina permits, so he won't be able to check there.
 
A few pages back (OK, maybe now it's more than a few o_O), someone was asking how the UA 'drew' the pictures, so I thought I'd add grid-lines to the old UA Morse drawing tool to make it a bit more self-explanatory.

I made the changes to the last version of RedWizzard's modifications to my initial tool I had on hand, and then got a bit carried away modifying the stylesheet...

Hopefully there haven't been any major changes since I last downloaded it, and I wonder if the pre-sets are the latest cleanest decodings. Also, I suspect there are new ships that need to be added? I recall the Cobra MkIV had the same drawing as the MkIII.

Anyway, I present the UA Morse drawing tool v0.3b: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/99992395/ua_draw3.html

Please PM me any additions/corrections/bugs.
Me likey!!! *throws rep in Anjin's direction*
 
During the Antares CG I observed that ship wreckages found on low orbit around a moon were slowly (and at times not so slowly) but surely falling toward the moon tugged by gravity. It would seem that this sort of behavior has been introduced with Horizons as gravity now starts to pay a bigger role in our flight model. Have we tried dropping UAs in different places like say... moons or better Merope itself?

I haven't checked to see if stellar bodies other than planets are pulling at objects yet.
 
During the Antares CG I observed that ship wreckages found on low orbit around a moon were slowly (and at times not so slowly) but surely falling toward the moon tugged by gravity. It would seem that this sort of behavior has been introduced with Horizons as gravity now starts to pay a bigger role in our flight model. Have we tried dropping UAs in different places like say... moons or better Merope itself?

I haven't checked to see if stellar bodies other than planets are pulling at objects yet.
I've been to two or three Black Holes since Horizons happened, and I think on one I've been "all the way" to the Body Exclusion Zone. Don't remember noticing anything different.
 
Not really, some are randomly generated, but others have been specifically placed to be found.

Michael
Thanks Michael. You're really building up the tension here. I thought about doing some bounty hunting for a change, but that just cancelled those plans. Looks like I'll still on and or around planets checking POI...
 
Since these things got the size of a human, have you ever tried to place it in the empty seat of the cockpit? Maybe it's just bored.
 
The statement, that the meta-alloy can be found in horizons...
You smashed my whole elaborate thought-process! Argh :D

O.K. so definitely meta alloys can be found in horizons specific zones,
so Orbital cruise isn't ruled out per-se correct?
S.S.S.es do spawn in OC, too.

I guess it is really time for an organized planetary cartographing and search endeavour.
Grab yer combs!!!

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I suggest a combined effort of SRV-explorers and Spaceship backup.
How about groups of 4 consisting of 3 SRV scouts and a support spacecraft?
Anyone up for organizing a combing weekend?
Is something like that already conducted?
 
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There you go... needle in haystack.

Of course the actual mission doesn't mention who's found them in the past or where.. so there is no clue. In other words - its on one of 400 billion / X amount of moons in the galaxy.
 
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Very carefully chosen words. Didn't admit or deny he did a server side fix/tweak didn't admit anything.

We'll find out soon though. If someone finds some in the next week we'll know it was fixed.
No, we won't. Sorry to say, it's not the first time you post something as fact when you can't know if it is. It's surprising you keep insisting on doing so in this thread, where it should be obvious by now most of us try to put quite a bit of emphasis on doing good science.

If someone finds a barnacle, meta-alloys, Thargoids or Elvis in a escape pod next week it could be that something was broken and they fixed it, or that everything was working and no one was looking in the right places, or that people were looking in the right places but the RNG wasn't favouring them,... I'm all for suggesting hypotheses, but not for making statements without evidence just because you choose to believe in a specific outcome without proof.
 
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