UA Mystery thread 4 - The Canonn

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Ok so now is time to say my theory I've been stewing over but haven't said yet:

The UA's, when dropped from an SRV, tell us the name of the planet they are on yes?
Well we haven't really experimented with this behavior yet. I'd say it's a good idea to go looking with a UA, every time you land on a planet you should drop it from your SRV, listen to it, and see if it only says the name of the planet. I wouldn't mind betting if you land on a planet with Barnacles on it will let you know some how.
This is all guesswork but I'd say it's better to try it and not get results than not try it and never find em ;)
I knew something was up when I switched on this morning & found FORTY pages to catch up on! :eek:

Yes, Earth Barnacles communicate (by chemicals), so that if one attaches to a surface more are likely to do so (for cross-pollination) - so I suspect you are correct. We have seen a video example (page 576, #8628 by Cmdr Zaratan) of two UAs apparently singing to each other, & I was surprised that video didn't get more attention. Perhaps we can learn something from that song to help in understanding of the SRV wavescanner pattern or (as you say) use the UA themselves as a search scanner. However I suspect the behaviour may be more subtle than a change in the morse; I think that is the UAs signalling other UAs where they have landed (their "chemical" signal). Think this is a job for Riz & the Morse/Audio experts
 
What happened to the thread?

We've got old school canonneers ragequitting and for the first time not just one, but three trolls trying to commandeer the entire mystery for themselves?
 
Because it was so early in the morning (and, no I wasn't drunk - it was a school night!) - am reposting this:

There's a paint job or bobblehead on offer as a finder's fee to the first individual or wing (since this might require some coordination!) to come here with a Barnacle find, and who wait to get verified by other CMDRs: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=195658&p=3385197&viewfull=1#post3385197

Good luck all - hope to be joining the search tonight!
 
I will visit and investigate Rosette and Seagull Nebula areas during this weekend on my way back to the bubble. Might consider looking at other nebulas also. Will report if I find anything interesting.
 
Gentlemen i fnished investigating Electra system there is nothing to be found there i am starting my investigation of Tygeta .
electra was very interesting though the closest landable planet is red like mars but i searched some POIs there but there seems to be nothing there
 
Gentlemen i fnished investigating Electra system there is nothing to be found there i am starting my investigation of Tygeta .
electra was very interesting though the closest landable planet is red like mars but i searched some POIs there but there seems to be nothing there
It 'may' need more than a few POI to rule out. I've been on DL-Y D65 1 for about eight/nine hours and I haven't covered enough of it (if the target is a fixed site)

Even if its not fixed and just incredibly rare on the RNG then I still think I need more time to allow it to appear.

Either way, MORNING COMMANDERS!! The search resumes
 
Just a quick question, but does having the mission increase the chances of finding the Barnacle site? - I spent a long time trying to get the mission to no avail.

Also is anyone searching that still has an active mission?
 
Any harm that is done to a barnacle by a player will be instantly reported to the other barnacles, so be prepared for the consequences of your actions.

Oh yeah i told you were to look a few days ago...
 
It 'may' need more than a few POI to rule out. I've been on DL-Y D65 1 for about eight/nine hours and I haven't covered enough of it (if the target is a fixed site)

Even if its not fixed and just incredibly rare on the RNG then I still think I need more time to allow it to appear.

Either way, MORNING COMMANDERS!! The search resumes
im not investigating the POIs in the classic way , the way im searching is looking for green light coming form the barnacles like in the trailer
 
Im spending a bit of time on the dark sides of the two tidally locked planets 2 and 3 I believe. If nothing else, the lack of system starlight makes the galaxy shine beautifully.

I had hoped Alcyone would yield results, but there are no bodies other than the main star. Shame, too. Alcyone attracted the attention of the god Poseidon and bore him several children. Barnacles would have been a fitting find there ;).

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Im spending a bit of time on the dark sides of the two tidally locked planets 2 and 3 I believe. If nothing else, the lack of system starlight makes the galaxy shine beautifully.

I had hoped Alcyone would yield results, but there are no bodies other than the main star. Shame, too. Alcyone attracted the attention of the god Poseidon and bore him several children. Barnacles would have been a fitting find there ;).
oops,. meant to q
 
After getting my newbie going (he has become a great fighter in 1 hour and is sitting on a Viper already), I'm heading towards Sterope II to start the search there. Very similar name to Merope and right in the middle of the nebula. Has this system been thoroughly searched already? Don't even know yet if it has land-able planets...
 
Im spending a bit of time in Electra on the dark sides of the two tidally locked planets 2 and 3 I believe. If nothing else, the lack of system starlight makes the galaxy shine beautifully.

I had hoped Alcyone would yield results, but there are no bodies other than the main star. Shame, too. Alcyone attracted the attention of the god Poseidon and bore him several children. Barnacles would have been a fitting find there ;).
 
also keep that in mind that wee need to search the dark side of the planets too increase the odds of detecting the barnacles
 
I searched the planets of Atlas last night for hours.

If we are going the brute force scouring way, which it seems we are, we would have better chance at seeing stuff in wings of four ships flying in formation, extending the field of view by four times.

Even a wing of two will be two times faster.

I don't know if I'll be able to play tonight it being friday and I have a microphone problem with my new PC but I'm willing to wing up and search together if anyone's up for it. Probably tomorrow evening though, European time.

I'm at work, about to start doing real life research with this machine now :D

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After following 3 mega threads I decided I want to help you guys. I just arrived to 7 sisters nebula. Ill leave maia and merope to you guys, but ill be checking the other stars and moons with my combat ready annie.

Ill let you know if I find anything.
 
Hello fellow CMDRs. Today i will be flying around the various moons of Merope, but instead of just flying over the planet i am going to concentrate my search over areas of interest, such as the green canyons found on some moons, deep craters and the sides of mountains. I have noticed that a lot of these places are often in shadow or just dark if deep enough, and what better place to 'hide' barnacles than deep, dark craters/canyons and crashed ships ( do not know if crashed ships and barnacles are related) . If nothing else i will have fun flying NOE through these dark places. Will report any findings (if any) later today.
 
Any harm that is done to a barnacle by a player will be instantly reported to the other barnacles, so be prepared for the consequences of your actions.

Oh yeah i told you were to look a few days ago...


Oh btw what about Pleione 4. Its a greenish planet, it is one of the sister systems in the paldies nebula. it has a ring system, and the surface is green, ive been poking around for 3 hours now without much luck. that is driving around planet side however.

It is also metal rich and has iron magma volcanism.


so dont be shooting the barnicles.
 
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