UAs, Barnacles & More Thread 5 - The Canonn

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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.
Oh pants, I got bored and left for Sagittarius A* last night. Typical.

Edit: Where did he say that? I checked his recent posting history and can't see any comment like that.
 
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I'm coming around to the 'carry a UA' thought again - I think I'll pop out and get one later and then cruise another planet.

I'm also curious about the lines around the planets in surface map view - they are clearly meant to be there but just plain odd - maybe they're the next clue.
 
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 suspect though that MB wants us to use our brains to find the target, not use a brute force approach as many of us are doing.

My guess is his hints were not intended to send us all scurrying to the region to start scanning madly, but instead apply those hints to the things like analyzing the videos or in-game info (little that it is) to it.

I could of course be totally off base.
 
I suspect though that MB wants us to use our brains to find the target, not use a brute force approach as many of us are doing.

My guess is his hints were not intended to send us all scurrying to the region to start scanning madly, but instead apply those hints to the things like analyzing the videos or in-game info (little that it is) to it.

I could of course be totally off base.
Dont forget we've been told once before (on the UA's) not to overthink too much
 
I'll be heading over soon to have a little search around the nebula.

By the way, if any of you come across the Great White Beluga Liner out there, a location would be appreciated.

Nothing important, just some unfinished business :cool:
 
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
Sirius Inc is more than welcome to continue to do this if you wish. The Canonn will not.

Obsidian is a community built station and any concerted attempt to shut it down will likely be met by serious reprisals from the large number of groups and sole CMDRs who gave their time to build it.

So, to be clear - when you say 'we', you mean Sirius Inc, not the Canonn.

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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 thought there was a chance we'd find one over the weekend, but certainly didn't expect it.

As agony aunt said - it's possible that the other clues we need are already here in front of us.

Certainly, if we treat the UAs as being related, then they are giving us a big clue in the form of a very large star in a system with lots of planets to land on - and that's where my attention is going now.

Judging by the number of CMDRs here that are also in Merope, I dare say I'll see a bunch of you there later today :D

O7
 
I suspect though that MB wants us to use our brains to find the target, not use a brute force approach as many of us are doing.

My guess is his hints were not intended to send us all scurrying to the region to start scanning madly, but instead apply those hints to the things like analyzing the videos or in-game info (little that it is) to it.

I could of course be totally off base.
Agreed, but we seem to have a lack of real in-game info to go on at the moment.
In the absence of more hints, brute force seems like the only way.

I'm not sure I like a reliance of out-of-game resources for things like this.
If the trailer clip is an actual clue - i.e. a real location in the game and not just custom resources for the video, then it would be better to reveal it via a news item with some additional info in the text.

What do we actually know from in the game:
- UAs orient to the main star in Merope
- UAs transmit morse representations of ships
- the meta-alloy commodity description - "associated with barnacles ... common in certain regions of space"
- the meta-alloy mission - ~6 days to find it on a 'Planet'

We already have a better clue than the information that MB gave us - UAs pointing to Merope, and specifically to Merope.
But then the linkage between barnacles and UAs is speculation at this point.

Not much more than that to go on that I can see - everything else that people are chasing seems like speculation to me - gravity, dark-sides, fog, tidally locked, etc.
 
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I had the same glitch, pointing at the about same place that I never had before in any other system.
OMG we're looking for the Mysterons! ;)

I've been searching quite a lot lately but almost exclusively in the SRV. Driving over mountain ranges is so much fun and the views are spectacular. Nothing worth reporting though.

On another note the meta-alloys apparently could be the next stage in materials tech according to the mission. So crafting? So does this mean there is only a certain amount of time to find them before the next big update arrives? Could be interesting.
 
Dont forget we've been told once before (on the UA's) not to overthink too much

I do like the using planet types to narrow the search compared with meta-alloy description and what we know about UA. I really like the Electra system.... It has 7 planets. first three are all metal rich high temp and over 1G. And to top it off they have that blue green color scheme like the UA. - Keep hoping to see some geographical features that look like some of the weird stuff on the UA - At any rate - i toodled around there all night with nothing to show. Ya im probably barking up the wrong tree, but will do some more tomorrow.
 
@ FIXED POINTS OF INTEREST:

As it has been said, normal PoI show up at a heigth of between 6 down to 1.6 km.
So does that mean that PoI appearing at 13.6 km (as in the picture) are fixed ones?

Could not find any discription of fPoI...


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Dont forget we've been told once before (on the UA's) not to overthink too much
I´m with you.

If we look at the UA´s they clearly show us the way to merope - without having to understand the morse. Like a huge traffic sign, impossible to miss. The morse is additional information, not essential.

If I continue in this logic I would say there has to be a simple way to get to these barnacles. I cannot be expected from an average gamer to get into this story like The Canonn & friends, which is just a question of time for many. But I expect FD to make it possible for them to find barnacles as well. So I still believe we are all missing out on a clue, so obvious we just don´t see it -- or, much worse, the ultimate clue wasn´t given until now.

And for sciences sake, there will be enough to science about in trying to understand what they are, how they work and why they are here.

(Luckily I´m safe from overthinking, flying in orbit for hours while scanning surfaces with my eyes took away 95 % of my brain. Thanks FD for this nice weekend :D)
 
Say,

what if the UAs scan the system for Barnacles after being dropped. If no barnacle is found, the UA points to Merope and transmits its data.

In case a Barnacle is detected in the system, the UA could orient itself towards it.

Just an idea, but did we drop a UA in every of the seven sisters and checked, if the UA point to Merope? It does in Merope and Maia, but that must be true for every star system in the Pleiades.
 
Dont forget we've been told once before (on the UA's) not to overthink too much
Yeah, however, we tend to miss the "obvious" and then spend months looking for the obscure.

What is obvious for MB and not overthinking things might take a while for those who are analyzing this to hit on the solution.

Anyway, yes, the solution will probably not be as convoluted as people are currently thinking, and with hindsight it will be one of those "Oh, that's so obvious!" type things.
 
@ FIXED POINTS OF INTEREST:

As it has been said, normal PoI show up at a heigth of between 6 down to 1.6 km.
So does that mean that PoI appearing at 13.6 km (as in the picture) are fixed ones?

Could not find any discription of fPoI...


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I'm still unsure of what the "blue dot" people are talking about is when talking about POIs. If they mean the area that comes up on the radar, it's more purple than blue and it's definitely more than a "dot".
 
Say,

what if the UAs scan the system for Barnacles after being dropped. If no barnacle is found, the UA points to Merope and transmits its data.

In case a Barnacle is detected in the system, the UA could orient itself towards it.

Just an idea, but did we drop a UA in every of the seven sisters and checked, if the UA point to Merope? It does in Merope and Maia, but that must be true for every star system in the Pleiades.
Worth a shot - very simple ;)

UAs have been taken to most of these systems in the past I think, but not sure if a concerted effort has been made since Horizons to check this out.
 
I'm still unsure of what the "blue dot" people are talking about is when talking about POIs. If they mean the area that comes up on the radar, it's more purple than blue and it's definitely more than a "dot".

yup the "purple" circle ... shows up (centers) over a POI from 2km and up to around 4km high
 
Could there be a link with the Sap 8 Core Container missions? These (summarised here) seem to concern another kind of alien artifact (Sap 8 Cores, which are also referred to as 'data crystals' in mission text), which appears to contain some kind of encrypted data ("We don't know what all the numbers mean").

Coordinates for a barnacle site?

You have to be Elite to get the Core 8 missions so I haven't done them. But I wonder if anyone who has could head back to the station referred to, where you are told that the data will be sent after being "decrypted within a week" and see if there are any new missions or interesting bulletin board stories that might progress the story?

There was another dev post a fair while ago, just prior to the UA morse code discovery, saying that there was 'something going on' with the Sap 8 Cores and that we should keep digging.
 
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I'm still unsure of what the "blue dot" people are talking about is when talking about POIs. If they mean the area that comes up on the radar, it's more purple than blue and it's definitely more than a "dot".
Yeah, it's this region - it can be very small (but still not a dot) - and I guess the colour might depend on the colour you set for your HUD, as it's overlaid on to the scanner.

But, yeah - that's the one :)
 
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