UAs, Barnacles & More Thread 5 - The Canonn

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I keep looking at those 7 markings on the UAs head too, but so far I can't sort it into anything meaningful. I'm sure it represents the 7 Sisters though, and perhaps describes a paper chase- if we can associate the right stars to the right markings we get the right order.

BTW - @DynamicBob - it's been a few pages since you last spammed the thread to sell UAs in Maia. Maybe you'd like to pop up another one so we can all ignore it, and/or put up another counterpost to remind everyone that the Canonn are not condoning selling UAs to stations?
It might be interesting to sell just one though. The price-speculation thread on the UAs posited the value of the UAs in the "source" system would be 150K, it'd be interesting to see if that theory checked out.
 
It might be interesting to sell just one though. The price-speculation thread on the UAs posited the value of the UAs in the "source" system would be 150K, it'd be interesting to see if that theory checked out.
No need to sell the UA in order to get the price. I've got one in my hold - I'm not selling it, but the black market in MAIA offers me 271,829
 
It might be interesting to sell just one though. The price-speculation thread on the UAs posited the value of the UAs in the "source" system would be 150K, it'd be interesting to see if that theory checked out.
Out of date.
We had this at the end of Thread#4:
(one example)
UA_______(stolen) 271.324 Cr______330K Gal.Avarage
UA_______(not stolen) 361,765 Cr___330K Gal.Avarage
Main change is the increase since the Galnet post and that they now again have different prices at different blackmarkets.
Lowest (as usual) @ FoundersWorld. And now you can sell direct to "The Dark Wheel" faction if you find the right surface place ...
 
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Hehe, nice attempt though. No it never leads you to that article or myth. And you didn't narrow down the search.
Now give me the key, I'll got some tea & biscuits for you. we got plenty from Merope 3 C last night.
PS: Lurker is a Canonneer, with a special mission to find clues for us. There's a bit of trust within the group when we dig up old dirty notes, until we can reference it properly.
Trust is a bi-directional thing bud!! I don't appreciate being accused of lying or trolling.

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Regardless of Lurker's credentials, I'd still like to know the context of the Log Entry.
 
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All your effort on solving UA mytery and on seraching Barnicles over planets surfaces is impressing, but there is one point to be taken into account: Elite Dangerous is weekly updated by FD with minor changes, one of these changes has modified the UA sound behavior in order to put a real messages into the strange sound (when UA changed their sound and spawning mode).
Now we are searching for something on planet surfaces, but there are no hints a part from the region of space with tents of star systems to search. I'm start to think that currently the Barnicle position is not currently defined on the game we have today, but I hope to be wrong anyway... The search is very enjoiable.
 

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Ok, well I've been in the Pleiades for the entirety of Horizons, and I haven't seen a single POI that is large enough to be seen from that far away. The largest ones that I can see from my usual cruising altitude of 2-5km often don't even render. I assume we haven't seen these kinds of POI in the Pleiades then?
I spotted a couple of small installations from 8km up last night. It can be done.
 
No need to sell the UA in order to get the price. I've got one in my hold - I'm not selling it, but the black market in MAIA offers me 271,829
Out of date.
We had this at the end of Thread#4:
(one example)
UA_______(stolen) 271.324 Cr______330K Gal.Avarage
UA_______(not stolen) 361,765 Cr___330K Gal.Avarage
Main change is the increase since the Galnet post and that they now again have different prices at different blackmarkets.
Lowest (as usual) @ FoundersWorld. And now you can sell direct to "The Dark Wheel" faction if you find the right surface place ...
Ok, thanks!

You're right, the prices have changed a lot. On the old thread that I found Peregrina was the cheapest price found, but since then the prices everywhere seem to have increased substantially.
 
I spotted a couple of small installations from 8km up last night. It can be done.
Oh yeah I know, I'm just saying sometimes they don't even render until I get somewhat close to them.

Also, to be clear, I already look around for things as well as use the radar, but all of the installations I've seen will also show up on the radar.
 
I spotted a couple of small installations from 8km up last night. It can be done.
Agree, sometimes they render further away. But in many of my own situations I've been cirlcling and triggered it earlier, it will definitively maintain keep rendering when you are at higher altitudes again.
My own thumb rules is to stay at 2km or below just to make sure my own trigger-coverage is greater.
 
I've been lurking this thread for a while because I myself am looking for these Barnacles...

First, thanks for the community for impressive amount of information, foremost to Riz for compiling it into the OP.

So basically I've been scanning planets in Pleiades, randomly dropping to the surface for visual and instrumental scan. Now I read from the OP that there should be somekind special locations (Persistent POIs) which wouldn't show in scanner.

So we are supposed to use our visual capabilities to find these. Where does this information about PPOIs come from? How this can be confirmed unless no one has ever found a barnacle?

I'm just curious.

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I spotted a couple of small installations from 8km up last night. It can be done.
sometimes shadows help to see them also from higher positions. I think that when blue circle appears, the item is placed on the surface and than drawed. If you have enough resolution and good contrast with the surface, you should find it (if you pass over it of course)
 
PR5, row 2, seats 5 and 6.

I'm thinking Pleiades Region PR-E b5-6
Or Pleiades Region PR-E b56.

Do either of those exist in-game? I'm away from a screen right now.
 
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Oh yeah I know, I'm just saying sometimes they don't even render until I get somewhat close to them.

Also, to be clear, I already look around for things as well as use the radar, but all of the installations I've seen will also show up on the radar.
Installations all do appear on the radar, but Major Crash sites DO NOT, and they have been lumped together with barnacles as a "type of POI" by the comment in the release notes.
 
Interesting!


Did you see the price that the Cmdr who figured out that the UA scans ships got?

https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/3t1iej/oh_crap_ua_prize_thanks_mb/

And the Great Old One Gtuhanai is to be found in the Pleiades cluster (Cthulhu Mythos)

Maybe someone with greater knowledge about Cthulhu could come up with further clues...

Agreed, but a firm link to the mystery would be nice - all we have here is a random screenshot with no context.

Having said that, googling 'Pleiades PR5' leads to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elements_of_the_Cthulhu_Mythos

The PR5 entry leads to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep

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Looks like a barnacle to me - mystery solved, I'm going to chill out in my padded room!
 
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Trust is a bi-directional thing bud!! I don't appreciate being accused of lying or trolling.
Regardless of Lurker's credentials, I'd still like to know the context of the Log Entry.
Maybe what he meant is that PR5 doesn't actually have anything to do with Nyarlathotep/Cthulu, it's just a reference code in the wikipedia article.
 
Greetings CMDR's... here's a question that may or may not has already been asked before, but did anyone try to bring an UA to Merope or any other system in the Pleiades Nebula to make it pinpoint the origin further down? It may be possible that the UA will align itself further and reveal additional coordinates like for example, if deployed inside a system like Merope...wouldn't it be possible that it'll align itself to a moon/planet there? Excuse me if this has already been asked, but I was just wondering since I searched for such info and haven't found anything that would relate to that.
 
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