Only thing I can come up with is the Kerb system and that doesn't use all of the letters. Unless it's referring to the Kerbon system, which I'm pretty sure doesn't exist in this game. OMG, maybe they are telling us to play Kerbal Space Program!that was my first thought... if you come up with anything, let us know
I just cashed in a bunch of exploration data and did a few missions and barely even made a dent in my faction with them.. ugh..Peregrina might be a good shoot, what if the moons are being used as a graveyard for the ships "infected"? And this mean on the creation of the barnacles on those hulls of the infected ships around the moon?
Many have permits to this system. Nothing to be found as of yet, but go ahead and give it a look. You will find the permit missions in a nearby system. Search the forums, as there is a dedicated thread for this system.
Only thing I can come up with is the Kerb system and that doesn't use all of the letters. Unless it's referring to the Kerbon system, which I'm pretty sure doesn't exist in this game. OMG, maybe they are telling us to play Kerbal Space Program!
Bounties might be a better bet, or mission running. I'm already at friendly.I just cashed in a bunch of exploration data and did a few missions and barely even made a dent in my faction with them.. ugh..
Going to take a while to get a permit. Might need to go get a bunch of rares and sell there.
Some think that the misspelling of barnacle in the game files(spelled barnicle) is causing the barnacles not to appear.What do you mean?
I guess Im one of those people who when doing a jigsaw puzzle think that looking at the picture on the box is cheating. In a game - i think trolling through game files and then discussing whether certain game elements exist or are working properly based on those actions as cheating - or at the very least poor form. If people think there is a bug - there is a forum for that. I was against the idea of using the ignore button at first ... but its the easiest solution.What do you mean?
Oh I see what you mean. The files are hidden quite well. (Tried to get the accurate Anaconda Model so I could 3d print it)I guess Im one of those people who when doing a jigsaw puzzle think that looking at the picture on the box is cheating. In a game - i think trolling through game files and then discussing whether certain game elements exist or are working properly based on those actions as cheating - or at the very least poor form. If people think there is a bug - there is a forum for that. I was against the idea of using the ignore button at first ... but its the easiest solution.
Very nice analysis, +1!Been lurking the UA threads since they started but finally got a reason to delurk. I started out by thinking about this whole thing as a scientist and IT geek, both of which are my "professional skills" but after getting nowhere like that I recently put on my "amateur hat" as a writer of mediocre science fiction. I started thinking about what's been observed so far as plot elements rather than data points.
These things are clearly technological in nature, the product of an advanced technology but one that is fundamentally incompatible with some aspects of human technology. As such it's unsurprising that they should resist analysis BY human technology. So if I were writing the story, how would I allow the "breakthrough" to be made - because a breakthrough HAS to happen or the story goes nowhere. I'd go for the "rosetta stone" gambit. Find something else that is a product of the same technology but that we can reverse engineer, discover its operating principles and then extrapolate to the UAs. I think, at this stage in the game we've discovered almost all that we are going to from UAs alone. An additional component is required. I'd bet my boots on that.
Where in the galaxy would I put that thing? The Merope system is an obvious candidate, but I wonder if it is TOO obvious. I know I hate to make my stories that predictable, if they all orient on Merope that's way too heavy a hint. On the other hand, with an entire galaxy to search, maybe that heavy a hint is required. I'd call it a coin-toss whether the unknown additional factor we are searching for is to be found anywhere in the Merope system or not.
Relationship to thargoids? I think not. The lore contains a lot of info that points to humanity having a pretty decent database on thargoids and if the UAs were thargoid tech we'd know it by now. Even if you don't understand it, determining that the technology of multiple unknown items has a similar base and are likely to be products of the SAME technology is a lot simpler than reverse engineering that tech base. As far back as FE we had examples of thargoid tech in human hands. If the UAs were thargoid in origin, they wouldn't be "unknown" they'd be "thargoid artifacts" FD have multiple "story arcs" in the works and they don't need to be related. How often have you seen "worlds" where multiple authors create independent stories that just happen to cross over each other a few times, often resulting in collaborative short stories? I don't think this "story" is related to thargoids. They may even be being "written" by completely separate people at FD.
We know there are multiple alien species out there, we know there are "story elements" (although not necessarily involved in OUR story here) for which space has already been reserved by permit-locking areas of space. Personally I don't think we are looking at the product of any that we may encounter. IF I were writing the UA story, the reason we can't find any trace of them other than these fragments is because they are long gone. They are dead, may well have been extinct before we climbed out of the primal slime on Earth. Remember we're only landing on planets where things don't erode and decay as fast as they would on a world with an atmosphere at this stage. I would want the "breakthrough" I was talking about to be possible in season 2 and for a long-extinct species, that means the only place we'll find traces of them is on exactly the types of world we can now access. The UAs were the primary plot element in season 1, there's going to be another for this story in season 2.