UAs, Barnacles & More Thread 5 - The Canonn

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I have found another one at Pleione 11A at 0.8248, 176.5619 - followed a tip from few pages back in this thread (2.3189, 177.2434), but this one is at slightly different coordinates.
I met another CMDR already there, we had a little chat before he left the site untouched and left me to poke around.

My own observations/thoughts:
- I was able to get five Meta-Alloys (three and two per "ripe/large flower" spike) instead of Max two/spike as stated by the thread summary - anyone else seen this?
- Do barnacles always show up in deep valleys?


I have been there... no barnacle any more. (open)
 
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Can anybody confirm for me that the barnacle on Merope 5C spawns in solo? with the people getting attacked including myself I am thinking of going solo or in a private group.
 
We all know what it going to happen, its just a question of who is going to shoot the thargons first and start the war, I mean you can't even see the barnacles because some guy in a python is pumping 3x class 3 beams and frag cannons into them.
 
Can anybody confirm for me that the barnacle on Merope 5C spawns in solo? with the people getting attacked including myself I am thinking of going solo or in a private group.
I could of swore the other day they were in solo because I was going to do a video, but the next day they only appeared in open.
 

DustyArne

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This thread is way to long to read it all back so i have no clue if its already thought of..

But, that small emblem on the barnacles, we all assume its Barnards loop? Can it be the Galaxy it self? Can it be a crater somewere on a planet? A map? If you look at a specific angle to Barardsloop, its looks like an eye, Is it the eye of the Galaxy? are they watching us form somewhere in side that dustcould?

Also, if you "Fly around" Barnards loop in the galaxy map, there are a few Nebula's in front of it, and 1 behind, did anyone draw a line through them? And were does the line lead?

We dont have Horizons yet on Xbox. If i had, i would surely go to Barnards loop, to the center, and start looking form there.
 
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DustyArne

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I have been in barnards loop for days exploring planets and found nothing but the usual ship wrecks and probes
Yeah, as i thought, i really have doubt's its really Barnards Loop on that Barnacle.. I think its something entirely els, like, the Galaxy it self..
 
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This thread is way to long to read it all back so i have no clue if its already thought of..

But, that small emblem on the barnacles, we all assume its Barnards loop? Can it be the Galaxy it self? Can it be a crater somewere on a planet? A map? If you look at a specific angle to Barardsloop, its looks like an eye, Is it the eye of the Galaxy? are they watching us form somewhere in side that dustcould?

Also, if you "Fly around" Barnards loop in the galaxy map, there are a few Nebula's in front of it, and 1 behind, did anyone draw a line through them? And were does the line lead?

We dont have Horizons yet on Xbox. If i had, i would surely go to Barnards loop, to the center, and start looking form there.
There's still research that XB CMDRs can do: some of us have a theory that if there are other Barnacle breeding grounds, then they'll possibly have another UA shell around them, as with Merope.

If true, then it'll be significantly easier to find UAs than it will be Barnacles - since as soon as you hit the right distance, you get SSS spawns within minutes.

The problem remains, with nebulae as large as, say, Barnard's Loop, is the size of the thing: if there are other shells like the Merope shell, it's going to be centred on one planet again, and we won't know which one. So some 'fuzzy' searching will be required. Before this CG kicked off I was planning to go back to the California nebula and search there.

But, anyway - if our XB scientist could get onto that, it'd be great.. Especially since the first free-floating UA was spotted on XBox ;)
 
I'm going to pursue my barnacle stepping stone theory - that barnacles seed from one system to the next - and pursue the line outwards.
Merope - Pleione - P-Sec JC-U B3-2 - ???

I'm expecting that if it pans out it'll lead me to the area where you can see this:

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This thread is way to long to read it all back so i have no clue if its already thought of..

But, that small emblem on the barnacles, we all assume its Barnards loop? Can it be the Galaxy it self? Can it be a crater somewere on a planet? A map? If you look at a specific angle to Barardsloop, its looks like an eye, Is it the eye of the Galaxy? are they watching us form somewhere in side that dustcould?

Also, if you "Fly around" Barnards loop in the galaxy map, there are a few Nebula's in front of it, and 1 behind, did anyone draw a line through them? And were does the line lead?

We dont have Horizons yet on Xbox. If i had, i would surely go to Barnards loop, to the center, and start looking form there.
It could be anything really. We're assuming the emblem is made by someone with the same perception of color that humans have. A possibility could be that it only represent a small span of wavelengths that we cannot perceive. It all really depends on the type of ambient light the barnackles evolved under.

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DustyArne

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There's still research that XB CMDRs can do: some of us have a theory that if there are other Barnacle breeding grounds, then they'll possibly have another UA shell around them, as with Merope.

If true, then it'll be significantly easier to find UAs than it will be Barnacles - since as soon as you hit the right distance, you get SSS spawns within minutes.

The problem remains, with nebulae as large as, say, Barnard's Loop, is the size of the thing: if there are other shells like the Merope shell, it's going to be centred on one planet again, and we won't know which one. So some 'fuzzy' searching will be required. Before this CG kicked off I was planning to go back to the California nebula and search there.

But, anyway - if our XB scientist could get onto that, it'd be great.. Especially since the first free-floating UA was spotted on XBox ;)
Im certainly willing to help. Its also the only way to get involved at the moment.

I think im going to outfit my Conda for long distance jumping, and go to the California nebula. Do my part.

What am i looking for exactly? SSS in that area?
 
It seems I've been afflicted by the invisible POI bug. A couple days ago I went to the crashed anaconda on Pleiades Sector JC-U b3-2 1 to check it out then left my ship in sight of the nearby barnacle. Seeing the new community goal I logged in to get some meta-alloys but the barnacle wasn't there. Reloaded several times, solo and private group, but it didn't show up.

So I flew back to the Anaconda and there's nothing there either. Went to 2 other barnacle sites listed in the spreadsheet but there was nothing at those sites either and nothing on the srv scanner.

Is there a known workaround or am I screwed until there's a patch?

I have to assume the time I spent searching was a complete waste of time if they rarely even load for me.
 
That's not true, it would continue, but along another path.

Michael
AhAh! Thanks Michael!
That means that FD will truly react depending on players actions.
So, what I take from your comment is that we can choose to take meta-alloys to Palin, or not.

Rizal likes to get his point across clearly. That is why we have decided to hold him responsible for the consequences of harvesting the barnacles.:p

Unless all goes well. In that case the community will share the glory. :D
Leadership brings risks: I am already responsible of so many troubles in real life that one more is no problem! :D
Aren't you curious of what could happen, are you? Because I am... ;)

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I've added MB comment on the Front Page. ;)
 
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Exiting to desktop seems to get them to pop up again - not sure how long you need to be logged in before the problem reoccurs though.

I hope FD are gathering lots of data from this CG to identify the problem - it's a big credibility issue for them.
 
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