UAs, Barnacles & More Thread 5 - The Canonn

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On Pleione 4 right now, and I just came across a new "downed satellite" type POI, near the north pole, I think, that I've not seen before.

It's not the normal nav beacon ones, it looks like an old 20th century communication satellite. Anyone seen these before?


89.1572 -3.1086 if anyone cares to see if it's static.

Huh, I've driven 1.6 mega meters in my SRV by now and I've never seen that POI before. Interesting. Most of those meters were outside the bubble though.
 
This must have been said already, but I think we're missing something. There must be a clue, like Planet + Coords somewhere, like the morse code from the artifacts.

Maybe it's not Merope, because it's a small system, with few land-able planets, and also has a big bright star. Maybe a system with a brown-dwarf or something.
 
If this has already been discussed to death, just ignore, but...

The meta-alloy's in-game description as "common in certain parts of space" and Michael Brooks' description of barnacles as "exceedingly rare" is a bit contradictory on the surface. My concern is that we may be taking the "exceedingly rare" statement maybe too literally. The barnacles could be mildly common if we look on the right planet, but rare in that maybe one planet has them in the entire Pleiades Nebula. I'm not suggesting we drop in on a planet, look at a couple POIs, and decide its without barnacles because we don't come across them immediately. However if the in-game description has any actual relevance to the barnacles/meta-alloys in-game, then coming across barnacles won't be so difficult if we happen upon the right planet.

Any thoughts? Or do I need to get a clue? :p lol
 
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I'm not ragequitting or giving up on the search, but I'm going to take a break. The past few weeks I've gone from nebula to nebula, planet to planet and found nothing.
I'm not entirely sure there is something to be found. I've checked hundreds of POIs. I've flown between them, driven between them. I've seen so many, POIs are no longer interesting. Adding more to the overall disappointment I've been feeling with Horizons. I hope 2.1 comes soon.

Whether by bug or design, I just don't think they are in game yet.

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If this has already been discussed to death, just ignore, but...

The meta-alloy's in-game description as "common in certain parts of space" and Michael Brooks' description of barnacles as "exceedingly rare" is a bit contradictory on the surface. My concern is that we may be taking the "exceedingly rare" statement maybe too literally. The barnacles could be mildly common if we look on the right planet, but rare in that maybe one planet has them in the entire Pleiades Nebula. I'm not suggesting we drop in on a planet, look at a couple POIs, and decide its without barnacles because we don't come across them immediately. However if the in-game description has any actual relevance to the barnacles/meta-alloys in-game, then coming across barnacles won't be so difficult if we happen upon the right planet.

Any thoughts? Or do I need to get a clue? :p lol
MB did NOT say they were exceedingly rare. Somebody misquoted him. He said the original UAs were exceedingly rare.
 
I'm not ragequitting or giving up on the search, but I'm going to take a break. The past few weeks I've gone from nebula to nebula, planet to planet and found nothing.
I'm not entirely sure there is something to be found. I've checked hundreds of POIs. I've flown between them, driven between them. I've seen so many, POIs are no longer interesting. Adding more to the overall disappointment I've been feeling with Horizons. I hope 2.1 comes soon.

Whether by bug or design, I just don't think they are in game yet.

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MB did NOT say they were exceedingly rare. Somebody misquoted him. He said the original UAs were exceedingly rare.
Sorry, I attained my information from one of the first original posts in this thread.
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=222049&p=3387847&viewfull=1#post3387847

So that would leave us with the description that the barnacles/meta-alloys are common in certain places. Which means we shouldn't focus too much on any planet that doesn't yield barnacles/meta-alloys following thorough examination.
 
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Finally ending my day.

another long one of searching planets in merope. Not really anything of note to mention. Today, for the most part, i was on merope 1a.

Im coming to the conclusion that barnacles, whatever they may be, may be sort of like a base of sorts. im basing this off the statement from the patch notes about when you can recall your ship. If it is assumed that you could not recall your ship close to a crash site and previously could not near barnicles, its pretty easy to assume they are some kind of structure or base. When you find rocks to blast, or outcrops, they never prevented you from calling your ship right?

another possibility im considering for your consideration is that the myst has nothing to do with anything. It could simply be an artistic touch to help give the feeling of mystery. the same could be said for the direction of the thrusters.

nothing else to report.

*end transmission*
 
MB did NOT say they were exceedingly rare. Somebody misquoted him. He said the original UAs were exceedingly rare.
Yeah, he did actually say meta-alloys were "exceedingly rare" towards the end of the last thread. People then started pointing out how similar his wording was to a post he made when UAs were first introduced.
 
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I'm not ragequitting or giving up on the search, but I'm going to take a break. The past few weeks I've gone from nebula to nebula, planet to planet and found nothing.
I'm not entirely sure there is something to be found. I've checked hundreds of POIs. I've flown between them, driven between them. I've seen so many, POIs are no longer interesting. Adding more to the overall disappointment I've been feeling with Horizons. I hope 2.1 comes soon.

Whether by bug or design, I just don't think they are in game yet.

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MB did NOT say they were exceedingly rare. Somebody misquoted him. He said the original UAs were exceedingly rare.

no, he said the meta alloys are exceedingly rare. its in the thread asking if meta alloys are bugged if you don't believe us.
 
That overheating thing people mention, I'm on the dark side of Pleione 6, had no problems until now. I'm in orbit, and trying to use my FSD heats my ship up over 150% in seconds. I was investigating a signal when I crashed, and teleported back to my ship. Now I'm stuckish, so I'll go back down.

Edit: Went to the other side of the planet, not overheating any more. Heading back to those coords. =]
 
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This must have been said already, but I think we're missing something. There must be a clue, like Planet + Coords somewhere, like the morse code from the artifacts.

Maybe it's not Merope, because it's a small system, with few land-able planets, and also has a big bright star. Maybe a system with a brown-dwarf or something.
The only thing I can think of is that, somewhere, there's a local bulletin board article containing a clue, waiting for someone to notice it.
 
Edit - okay if it's a known bug, that's cool - but I'll leave my comment here anyway...

These SRV insta-deaths bother me greatly. I've clocked up around 200km and never had anything like this - and that's with some pretty dangerous driving (well, falling to be more precise!)...

I know 200km is nowhere near the top amount, but if there were a bug causing it, I'd have expected to have experienced it by now?
I've driven over 1.4Mm and not suffered one of these strange destructions. I'm not a slow or cautious driver, I will slam pedal to the metal over moguls and thruster from dune to dune, or fall 800m on a 1.2g world and survive because of Premium SRV repair immediately before hitting the floor. Nevertheless, I always load at least a 4G Planetary Hangar (2 SRVs).

im at the mentioned coordinates on merope 3c with cmdr de rosa and something just exploded. i heard 3 exploding sounds but i cant see anything.
That's probably your ship dismissing itself and jumping out to orbital cruise. It makes an echoing sonic boom as it jumps out.

Yeah - Pleione 4 is very pretty. Was hoping there might have been some barnacle-y things in the ring that dropped to the surface... but I certainly didn't find anything.

It's not a friendly planet for Pythons, either.
It is friendly for finding Arsenic and Polonium for jumponium. I quite like the planet. Maybe it's the blue star giving everything a washed out shade.

Tomorrow morning: Michael reads this thread. Ask Development again. They take a look into the spawn table of the Barnacles Poi.

*uhh we have it game, but we forgot to active them..*
Don't even joke about that! ;)
Really, the collective number of flight and driving hours racked up by all pilots in the Pleiades this weekend is insane!

just to show you how far lights can actually be seen....
I've spotted a POI from 3km away in my ship because of the lights. It was distinctive because I've never seen a data point like it, with bunkers and a blue shaft of light shining into the sky. Very human. Nothing usually found.

Kerrash said have we reduced the number of planets to search yet.
Given the SRV thrusters in the trailer indicate a planet with higher than 1g gravity, here's a list of the landable planets over 1g in the Pleiades. Thank you to whichever editor did this in the spreadsheet because it wasn't me. I'm grateful they did it. Thank you.
From spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wmSi-3ZELqOK51ypEmHSZRligUFw79RnXmPPH0H8TAw/edit?usp=docslist_api

PlanetTypeLandableTidally locked GravityTemp (K)
HR 1185 A 4High Metal ContentYesNo4.12701
Taygeta 4Metal-richYesYes3.51388
Taygeta 7High Metal ContentYesYes2.9561
HIP 17862 2High Metal ContentYesYes2.64
HIP 17862 1High Metal ContentYesYes2.19
Maia A 7High Metal ContentYesYes1.96545
Pleione 4Metal-richYesYes1.821046
HR 1172 A 1Metal-richYesYes1.541033
Electra 1Metal-richYesNo1.391334
Electra 2Metal-richYesYes1.351017
HR 1172 A 2High Metal ContentYesNo1.25777
Pleione 6High Metal ContentYesYes1.25789
Electra 3Metal-richYesYes1.161017
 
The north pole on Pleione 4 is swarming with scanner hits. I found a crashed ship, another old-timey satellite, and a gold stash all within a a very short drive of each other. This is very unusual. I have a feeling that if I drive around here enough, one of these POI's will spawn a Barnacle.
 
Why searching for a dwarf star ? Or on the night side of a tidal lock planet ? Because their was in the dark in the trailer ? What about the green glowing effect if it was on a full light scene ? you probably think too far and miss something right front of you.
 
And what about if barnacles are able to expand on the surface of planets? Now we are looking for something that we think is shown in a frame from a video but it's not confirmed. Maybe we need to fly around and look for changes on planets surfaces.

PS: sorry for English, regards from Spain! 🤖

Now on my way to job.
Fly Safe!
 
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