UA Mystery thread 4 - The Canonn

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There's no landing on asteroids, so you wouldn't be able to collect it.

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I got it into my head that the alloy might be produced or excreted by the barnacles so one might be found apart from the other, like ambergris from a sperm whale for example. But i guess it might be the shell of the barnacle? so you have to destroy the barnacle to obtain the alloy? I guess we'll have to find out ;)
 
Has anyone considered using the Long/Lat readings to divide and conquer such a large area?
Or perhaps trying to spot interesting surface areas from orbit?
It's the only way - it's just a shame the game doesn't show you parts of the planet you've surveyed already on the planet/system map - that wireframe spheroid is great and all, but could be more! I hope that's a planned feature, MB?
 
Has anyone considered using the Long/Lat readings to divide and conquer such a large area?
Or perhaps trying to spot interesting surface areas from orbit?
Welcome back Mr Kerrash!

As for myself, that's what I've always tried to do: trying to spot interesting areas from orbit, before landing there.
I hope those clever guys at FD used the same line of thoughts to place those bloody evanescent Barnacles :D
 
No direct offense intended, just a moderate and general rant about complaining.
But going forwards wouldn't it be great if every clue or hint were in-game/Galnet ? If we're being too slow/dense to pick up on the clues then we need simpler clues :) Or very specific hints sprinkled among speculation or lies ? The universe is a big place.
 
Welcome back Mr Kerrash!

As for myself, that's what I've always tried to do: trying to spot interesting areas from orbit, before landing there.
I hope those clever guys at FD used the same line of thoughts to place those bloody evanescent Barnacles :D
Yes I've been doing the same, I also think that checking the night side might genuinely be a good idea, if they are like the UA's (and by the positioning of them I'd say they're likely related) then they will glow/ let off glowing particles, which would be much easier to see while scouting over land. If there are a few on each planet where they exist there's a good chance of catching one on the night side.
 
Has anyone considered using the Long/Lat readings to divide and conquer such a large area?
Or perhaps trying to spot interesting surface areas from orbit?
The problem is that many things can qualify as "interesting". Last night I went back to Maia B 1 B A and found a really interesting crater. It was big and deep, it had really steep walls and sub-craters, and of course tea. Lots of tea.

But as one or more have asked for how to look for stuff: Last night I didn't use the SRV as much, although the surface of that crater was a lot better for landing and driving than the previous areas I had checked. Instead I was flying at an altitude of 100 to 200 meters and only landed to pick up the aforementioned tea (and a few other things, but of the 21 tons of cargo I now carry 13 are tea, and 1 is the UA) or have a little drive around an area that looked interesting.
I am pretty confident that this crater is a barnacle-free zone.

By the way: You can see the gravitational lensing of Maia B from the planets surface.
 
Ok CMDRs, I'll be AFK in Paris from tomorrow and for the whole week end.

I want to find a Barnacle on my desk when I'll be back, RIGHT?
With a slice of lemon, if possible :D
 
Shouldn't there be something in-game or galnet that helps us or guides us rather than a 'voice of god' on the forums ? Something that's part of, or adds to, the lore ?

Unless I've missed it ?
Well, look at it this way...

In-game you find a definition of meta-alloys as being related to barnacles, which have apparently been discovered already by "interstellar explorers".

MB has told us already that he sometimes hops in the game for a play just like the rest of us, except with an undisclosed commander name.

It's probable that he has done some exploration in the process, which would make him an interstellar explorer...

...in which case we've just had been given information by an interstellar explorer, just like the ones described in-game, on where to go to look for barnacles.

LORE PRESERVATION ACCOMPLISHED!!!:cool:
 
Well, look at it this way...

In-game you find a definition of meta-alloys as being related to barnacles, which have apparently been discovered already by "interstellar explorers".

MB has told us already that he sometimes hops in the game for a play just like the rest of us, except with an undisclosed commander name.

It's probable that he has done some exploration in the process, which would make him an interstellar explorer...

...in which case we've just had been given information by an interstellar explorer, just like the ones described in-game, on where to go to look for barnacles.

LORE PRESERVATION ACCOMPLISHED!!!:cool:
Not forgetting that Mr Brookes is by right an important direct contributor of this thread since day one, page one ;)
 
The problem is that many things can qualify as "interesting". Last night I went back to Maia B 1 B A and found a really interesting crater. It was big and deep, it had really steep walls and sub-craters, and of course tea. Lots of tea.

But as one or more have asked for how to look for stuff: Last night I didn't use the SRV as much, although the surface of that crater was a lot better for landing and driving than the previous areas I had checked. Instead I was flying at an altitude of 100 to 200 meters and only landed to pick up the aforementioned tea (and a few other things, but of the 21 tons of cargo I now carry 13 are tea, and 1 is the UA) or have a little drive around an area that looked interesting.
I am pretty confident that this crater is a barnacle-free zone.

By the way: You can see the gravitational lensing of Maia B from the planets surface.
I'm thinking the same thing.. the permanent locations must be on a hand crafted moon and placed somewhere unique or interesting. I'm thinking the crater or feature won't look exactly natural.

Now the random gen ones could be just a % chance in particular areas.

So I've been spending time hoping a random gen pops but I really doubt it'll happen. We really need to use our ships to try and find things. The issue is - the objects at the POI's don't spawn until you are really close. In a lot of cases sometimes they don't even spawn unless you are under 2km. Making this search really tedious..
 
Well, look at it this way...

In-game you find a definition of meta-alloys as being related to barnacles, which have apparently been discovered already by "interstellar explorers".

MB has told us already that he sometimes hops in the game for a play just like the rest of us, except with an undisclosed commander name.

It's probable that he has done some exploration in the process, which would make him an interstellar explorer...

...in which case we've just had been given information by an interstellar explorer, just like the ones described in-game, on where to go to look for barnacles.

LORE PRESERVATION ACCOMPLISHED!!!:cool:

Except I don't think it is undisclosed. I'm sure someone pirated a CMDR they suspected to be MB (based on CMDR name, posted in another thread) some time ago, and he confirmed it was him.... or am I confusing that with someone else in the dev team.
 
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Ok so been following this thread since i started playing ED, though not read all of it (started reading in November). It is most interesting, and though i have nothing much to add to all the theories i am heading to the Pleiades to help out in the search for barnacles. Will be in solo play for a while, but happy to search anywhere i am asked (and may be convinced to drop into open as well to coordinate any searches :))
 
Ok CMDRs, I'll be AFK in Paris from tomorrow and for the whole week end.

I want to find a Barnacle on my desk when I'll be back, RIGHT?
With a slice of lemon, if possible :D
If you are flying over, I recommend you don't bring your UA in your baggage. Otherwise you risk the cargo hold door malfunctioning and dumping everyone's luggage mid-flight. It's the kind of thing that makes one very unpopular with other passengers.
 
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Has anyone considered using the Long/Lat readings to divide and conquer such a large area?
Or perhaps trying to spot interesting surface areas from orbit?
Even that would take days and months..

If we had it narrowed down to a few moons then maybe we'd have someone find it.

I've basically tried to stay at a certain latitude and go around the planet east/west but I literally only covered a bit in an hour because of the bumpy terrain. Even boosting on this low grav planet makes you eat up your hull repairs fast.
 
Wow... this is what it's come to?

I've kinda lost faith in this whole story arc now....
Why? It's been said before but a majority of us were pretty certain Pleiades was the place, we just bickered about where, sowed the seeds of doubt and didn't stick to it.
Literally ALL he has told us is that it is indeed in the Pleiades, nothing else.
All the hints were in game, we just spent too long going "oh but we shouldn't make assumptions" and it diverted us from finding it, all MB did was put us back on the right track.
 
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