UAs, Barnacles & More Thread 5 - The Canonn

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Thanks ! I think that's what was going in my mind.
http://i.imgur.com/YMRm2Bo.png
http://i.imgur.com/flqQLuf.png
http://i.imgur.com/IIm6TPJ.png

not going to post them as pictures to avoid confusion, but I think that, after my first week of UA threading, my brain has finally rotten away...

i can agree with that! I go to bed, by the time i get home there are 50 pages, at minimum, to read. im still set about merope. gut feeling as well as the UA pointing towards the star however there is always the possibility of UA, barnacles and meta-alloy all being completely unrelated >.>
 
@ Micheal Brooks:

Can you confirm that a unique audio file is played when barnacles are near/in vicinity of the player? Sort of similar to the whale song that the UA emits?

Thank you kindly :)
 
About VerneAsimov's screenshot: the message is nearly verbatim from somebody selling two tickets on Reddit. Looks like those are for Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Do we have any other sightings of this message, or something similar?
This disheartened me a little. I really want that eye mission to be a clue to something, but it could just as easily be one of the dev's saw that on reddit and thought to himself, "that would make a good cryptic log entry / eye mission" with no further thought put into it.
 
Sounds an awful lot like mold when you put it this way which is known to proliferate in dark, damp, and warmer envioronments. Lichen is somewhat similar but in colder environments. Someone had pointed out that there are some liches that have been dubbed barnacles in addition to the actual animals.
As far as I remember, the big stars in the Pleiades nebula has a dual effect on the Nebula it self.

It pulls the heavy elements in, due to gravity and blows the light elements out due to solar wind.

Planets will probably be bombarded with the heavy elements. This could be something baracles feed on, if they wave their 'filter hand' like regular barnacles.

Another point. The Pleiades stars were not created from the nebula. Theopen cluster and the nebula met in spcace at a later point.
 
I feel there's a bit much emphasis on tidally locked planets in this discussion. Therefore I would like to comment on 2 points which I think are the most "harmful" to our search.

- The trailer scene which we assume shows Barnacles is in the dark, therefore Large Barnacles are only found in the dark.
- The trailer scene which we assume shows Barnacles is in the dark, therefore it must be a tidally locked planet.
Those two points are completely baseless. The trailer could be shot at night, the trailer could be shot on a planet far away from a star or it could indeed be on a tidally locked planet. But we have absolutely no indicator which it could be. And the darkness could very well serve an exclusively dramatic purpose.

In my opinion it would be much more useful to try to understand what the Barnacles "want", what a suitable environment might be for Large Barnacles. I think it's safe to assume that the Large Barnacles have been dubbed that way because they look similar to the barnacles we all know and love, and not because those "interstellar explorers" have run a lengthy analysis to figure out that they actually are similar.
If we assume those things in the trailer are indeed Large Barnacles then I would tend to exclude planets with a really low gravity. Why? Because I think the gravity of that world would favor tall and slender entities over those with a broad base as was shown in the trailer. This kind of structure to me looks like it would be a much better fit on a world with gravity equal to or greater than Earth's.
Agreed, especially when you need to take into account what things are tidally locked to.
If it's permanent darkness people are looking for, only objects that are tidally locked to a star count - these are likely to be hot - maybe too hot for meta-alloys.

Given the way ED does light sources, maybe even only the primary star.

Moons can be tidally locked to their planet, binary pairs may be tidally locked to each other - neither of these results in areas of permanent darkness.
 
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...
Maybe someone can find it, but I'm pretty sure when the Cthulhu angle was brought up MB demurred and said that he was not in charge of picking the locations of the barnacles.
 
Meta-Alloys. A kind of metal.

Ship graveyards are known to exist as hand placed, "special," POI's on planets.

UA's degrade our ship components. They degrade the "metal."

Proposal: Ship graveyards, if found in Merope, are the result of downed UA convoys. The UA's are not actually destroying the "metal" in our ships, but rather converting it - to meta-alloys?

Crashed ships are substrate/food. UA's are barnacle seeds.


Find a ship graveyard in Merope, find a barnacle, find meta-alloy.


Assuming they're all related.



/tinfoil.
 
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Meta-Alloys. A kind of metal.

Ship graveyards are known to exist as hand placed, "special," POI's on planets.

UA's degrade our ship components. They degrade the "metal."

Proposal: Ship graveyards, if found in Merope, are the result of downed UA convoys. The UA's are not actually destroying the "metal" in our ships, but rather converting it - to meta-alloys?

Crashed ships are substrate/food. UA's are barnacle seeds.


Find a ship graveyard in Merope, find a barnacle, find meta-alloy.


Assuming they're all related.



/tinfoil.
I believe I may have stated similar on pages 5 and 119 of this very thread ;)
 
Meta-Alloys. A kind of metal.

Ship graveyards are known to exist as hand placed, "special," POI's on planets.

UA's degrade our ship components. They degrade the "metal."

Proposal: Ship graveyards, if found in Merope, are the result of downed UA convoys. The UA's are not actually destroying the "metal" in our ships, but rather converting it - to meta-alloys?

Crashed ships are substrate/food. UA's are barnacle seeds.


Find a ship graveyard in Merope, find a barnacle, find meta-alloy.


Assuming they're all related.



/tinfoil.
Find the Antares, find the truth.
 
Fun fact : Sojourner found a Barnacle ... on Mars ... in 1997 : http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap970708.html :eek:

Regarding the Log Entry. Thursday could mean the 4th out of 7 sisters (or 5th out of 7 if the week starts on Sunday). Sorry if this has already been said, I've tried to keep up with the thread but I just can't handle it :D
 
Great observation!


Maybe totally unrelated but I started looking around at a few nebulaes (in the map only) and I looked at the whole horsehead, barnard's loop complex. I saw a star there very bright, may be the brightest that I didn't recall seeing the last time I looked at tha area. the name had something to do with Orionis but the interesting bit is that it started with an asterisk *. to the best of my knowlege I thought only SGR A* had the asterisk... is this new?
For your collective info, these are the systems in the Crescent Nebula that were permit locked in January 3301 (a year ago).

Crescent Sector BQ-Y d24
Crescent Sector BQ-Y d25
Crescent Sector BQ-Y d26
Crescent Sector DL-Y d26
Crescent Sector DL-Y d27
Crescent Sector DL-Y d29
Crescent Sector DL-Y d30
Crescent Sector DL-Y d32
Crescent Sector FW-W d1-24
Crescent Sector FW-W d1-25
Crescent Sector FW-W d1-26
Crescent Sector HR-W d1-28
Crescent Sector HR-W d1-29
Crescent Sector IH-V c2-10
Crescent Sector IH-V c2-11
Crescent Sector KC-V c2-10
Crescent Sector KC-V c2-11
Crescent Sector MI-S b4-0

They weren't limited to being strictly within the nebulosity, some of them were on the outside edges as well.
 
SO, has anyone with more money than they can spend tried to fly into the Merope star while carrying a UA yet?
(possibly with heat sinks, to try and get as close as possible)

I mean, they're pointing straight to it for a reason, right? lol
 
Agreed, especially when you need to take into account what things are tidally locked to.
If it's permanent darkness people are looking for, only objects that are tidally locked to a star count - these are likely to be hot - maybe too hot for meta-alloys.
Maia A 7 is not that hot, but due to other light sources in system, the Dark Side is merely a kind of Dawn Side...still...landing there is no picnic due to gravity. If I wanted to make the salvage/mining of meta-alloys challenging for players, this is kind of the place to go.
 
Some news on the spreadsheet I've been doing.
It will lead to a systematic search.

It's been modified to a 'night time mode' as some people had eyestrain from late night exploration.

Specific Data on Merope has been added. Use the linked cells with the word "System data" to link to the data of that system.
It's the equivalent of a system view.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bichQJBbL9ygW1xXc3GQhC5KT-o9u05ihWKXebt4BcM/edit#gid=0

Any suggestions, general feedback or data is most appreciated xD
 
Meta-Alloys. A kind of metal.

Ship graveyards are known to exist as hand placed, "special," POI's on planets.

UA's degrade our ship components. They degrade the "metal."

Proposal: Ship graveyards, if found in Merope, are the result of downed UA convoys. The UA's are not actually destroying the "metal" in our ships, but rather converting it - to meta-alloys?

Crashed ships are substrate/food. UA's are barnacle seeds.


Find a ship graveyard in Merope, find a barnacle, find meta-alloy.


Assuming they're all related.



/tinfoil.
thinking about ship graveyards, has anyone tried to let an UA destroy your ship while landed on planet in the srv?
 
Great observation!


Maybe totally unrelated but I started looking around at a few nebulaes (in the map only) and I looked at the whole horsehead, barnard's loop complex. I saw a star there very bright, may be the brightest that I didn't recall seeing the last time I looked at tha area. the name had something to do with Orionis but the interesting bit is that it started with an asterisk *. to the best of my knowlege I thought only SGR A* had the asterisk... is this new?
I just left the North America Nebula and Pelican Nebula Friday, and spent Saturday/Sunday going through Horse Head. I can't do comprehensive planetary searches, but nothing in the space regions has really surprised me.

If you find the system name, I can do a pop-over to check it out since Im already in the region (trying to prove/disprove other 'nebulae' being a spawn location)
 
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