UAs, Barnacles & More Thread 5 - The Canonn

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Am I reading too much into the omission, or does anyone else think that this means we should have a UA in our hold when we're searching?
I'm starting to think it would help. In other new, I've randomly exploded about 7 SRV's, so I think I'm going to take a break until Thursday...
 
I forget, was it ever mentioned that they will be found in a POI? Or is there still a possibility of it being a completely random signal?
 
I forget, was it ever mentioned that they will be found in a POI? Or is there still a possibility of it being a completely random signal?
As far as I know, we have zero confirmation either way. The only clue is that so far, fixed POI's seem to have no blue dot, and we know some of the barnacles are fixed. We do not know if this means no blue dot for them though.
 
As far as I know, we have zero confirmation either way. The only clue is that so far, fixed POI's seem to have no blue dot, and we know some of the barnacles are fixed. We do not know if this means no blue dot for them though.
So wait, what is this blue dot? On the radar or something else?
 
About those planet sounds. What I have been listening the videos sent on this thread I think those are just normal ambient sound based on the object type. Just like you can just "listen" water/ammonia worlds and Ammonia-based/Water-based Gas Giants on System map for example.

My sound settings are currently:
Sound Effect Volume: Max
Sound Effect Mute: Unmute
Music Volume: 0
Music Mute: Unmute
Sound Effects: All Enabled

Very good thread for this:
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=144782

The sound effects of Elite are just simply the best on game scene and FD's sound effects division members should be raise to nobility at once!

PS:

If you want creepy sounds, set your audio settings like me and land some unsanctioned outpost...
 
Crazy theory time (rummages for tinfoil hat):

What if the UA's aren't transmitting to Merope? What if the reason they're all pointed at Merope is because they're listening instead. Merope may indeed be a relay, but whatever was sending signals to it stopped a long time ago and the UA's are just waiting for someone to start broadcasting again.

So, then the question becomes, how do we use a star as a transmitter? Assuming we could, the other part of the experiment would simply involve someone observing a UA pointed at Merope and see what happens when the transmission hits the star.
Are barnacles growing on the outside of the shutdown stations ( graphically at pic tok sirius inc hasnt seen anything) but in lala lore land, could Fdev check the stations for us and see if barnciles are growing on the outside.

Now as far as the transmitter idea, could it be that our goal of shutting down outer rim stations, might allow the story to move forward, once a certain amount of stations are shutdown due to barnacle overgrowth in space. These might act as a form of meta alloy / hyrbid note stations. So adding maia to the shutdown systems or at least nearby systems. Iapodes and ngalia, 49-64 areitis, pergonia etc.

Then see if both storylines move along once meta alloys are found on the ground
 
Recently got the Strange Alloys mission, so I've been messing around to see if I can find anything interesting. FWIW, I've decided that the Maia system in the Pleiades Nebula is where I will search, because I don't think that Frontier would make these THAT impossible to find. Their hope is that people will bump into them someday, so rather than place them on one of the millions (billions?) of random little planets, they are likely to place them somewhere that will have traffic. Being outside the bubble, Pleiades could be fairly low in traffic. Therefore, I've decided to search what I think would be the most heavily trafficked systems. Maia has a station, and MANY landable moons (one of which has a settlement) But most of all, it has a black hole. I plan on searching all planets anywhere near the black hole. Oh, and I got this weird map glitch when I entered the system for the first time :) (I know it's not related but I'm viewing it as some sort of sign)

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When I'm done visiting all these planets I'm going to go see if there are any interesting messages in whatever-Orbital by the primary star.
 
So wait, what is this blue dot? On the radar or something else?
On the radar when your altitude is between about 2 and 8km.

The best clue we have is from the release notes that links barnacles with fixed poi, which do not appear as blue zones.
Some people seem to be making the leap that because some barnacles are placed randomly, they are also temporary so appear as blue zones. Imho that is an incorrect inference, all barnacles are permanent and therefore have not blue zone, but some have been manually placed while some have been randomly placed.
 
Hitting up one of the poles on Maia A 2 B before bed here. Seems like more strange behaviour, and dense POI's. Could just be bias on my part though. Would love some independant confirmation or debunking of "poles are weird" if anyone has time. :)
 
Thought; what if barnacles are nocturnal? Doesn't have to be a "tidal lock" thing, but maybe a day/night?
Or an even simpler explanation: Dark and misty is cooler looking and makes it seem more mysterious. It might be a hint, but I know if I were to have made the video, I would have picked a location that fit what they did even if that's just a night time version of the location. You don't make scary movies sneaking through a forest lit by a nice sun, with blue sky and birds singing. You use the midnight twilight, with fog. :)
 
Hitting up one of the poles on Maia A 2 B before bed here. Seems like more strange behaviour, and dense POI's. Could just be bias on my part though. Would love some independant confirmation or debunking of "poles are weird" if anyone has time. :)
I saw dense PoIs at the poles on Merope 3C. Best guess is that it's an artefact of the distribution process. If you assume that there is a random chance of a PoI showing up at each (x,y) on the surface then there dense clusters of these at the poles due to the lines of latitude converging, hence more PoIs.

The graphic below might help: if there is a equal chance of a PoI showing up in each divided area then sitting at the pole you have more chance of seeing PoIs around you as there are more areas.

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I saw dense PoIs at the poles on Merope 3C. Best guess is that it's an artefact of the distribution process. If you assume that there is a random chance of a PoI showing up at each (x,y) on the surface then there dense clusters of these at the poles due to the lines of latitude converging, hence more PoIs.

The graphic below might help: if there is a equal chance of a PoI showing up in each divided area then sitting at the pole you have more chance of seeing PoIs around you as there are more areas.

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Yep, I've been in the north polar region of Merope 2D and there are a lot more POIs showing up than before.
 
Recently got the Strange Alloys mission, so I've been messing around to see if I can find anything interesting. FWIW, I've decided that the Maia system in the Pleiades Nebula is where I will search, because I don't think that Frontier would make these THAT impossible to find. Their hope is that people will bump into them someday, so rather than place them on one of the millions (billions?) of random little planets, they are likely to place them somewhere that will have traffic. Being outside the bubble, Pleiades could be fairly low in traffic. Therefore, I've decided to search what I think would be the most heavily trafficked systems. Maia has a station, and MANY landable moons (one of which has a settlement) But most of all, it has a black hole. I plan on searching all planets anywhere near the black hole. Oh, and I got this weird map glitch when I entered the system for the first time :) (I know it's not related but I'm viewing it as some sort of sign)


When I'm done visiting all these planets I'm going to go see if there are any interesting messages in whatever-Orbital by the primary star.
This should be a rendering glitch on system view. Sometimes happens around the main star, and not only on Pleiades nebulae.
Sorry, but.... nothing...
 
Don't forget people, if you find alien barnacle life forms you should immediately i) shoot them dead, ii) blow up their houses and iii) steal their stuff.

TEACH 'EM WHO'S BOSS.










(This is a joke).
 
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Speculation here, but I think MB got us back on target with the expectation that we'd find one over the weekend.

Emergency Barnacle Committee meeting this morning to figure out how to give us another hint - preferably in-game.
 
I saw dense PoIs at the poles on Merope 3C. Best guess is that it's an artefact of the distribution process. If you assume that there is a random chance of a PoI showing up at each (x,y) on the surface then there dense clusters of these at the poles due to the lines of latitude converging, hence more PoIs.

The graphic below might help: if there is a equal chance of a PoI showing up in each divided area then sitting at the pole you have more chance of seeing PoIs around you as there are more areas.

View attachment 93969
Was just writing a post about the same thing, so ninja'd... Your description with the image sure is fitting though...
 
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