Jaques – 1st Sep 3302 (Day 2)

Today was full of torment and anguish, as my route through the stars has seemingly taken course through many, many unscoopable stars. I was getting slightly worried by the sheer number of brown dwarves (both T- and Y-class) and those pretty red L-class stars – I was beginning to think I’d have to divert. Soon enough though I came across a very pretty white F-class star that I managed to refuel from.

Having not checked the galaxy map (I blame tiredness), I was beginning to think my luck was just bad as the next line of brown dwarves and L-class stars came along. Once again, I was starting to get a little bit low on fuel, and starting to worry. A quick check of the galaxy map told me the last jump I could make on my planned route with current fuel level was a nice scoopable K-class

Subconsciously wanting to liven things up a bit, I decided it would be a good idea to just look at the next star. Another L-class red thing. While this is normally just a waste of time, either space madness or tiredness from today’s lack of sleep told my fingers “you don’t need to pull back your throttle, just keep it at full while you fly towards the star”. I think we know how this ended up…

All in all, I was supposed to make 52 jumps tonight. Thanks to my beautifully planned route with not quite enough scoopable stars, I actually had to divert four times for fuel, which added a further three necessary jumps. I think I have some tweaking to do with the route planning settings.

But, alas! I made it to Waypoint 1, where some brief exploration of the system revealed a very low gravity, but landable planet for Curiosity to spend the night.

Statistics

Current locationCol 359 Sector XD-I a68-0
Next waypointBleia Eohn YC-V c5-22 (994.04 ly, 62bcj)
Distance from Colonia20981.15 ly (1297 bcj)
Incident count5
Jumps made55
Jumps remaining (best case)1297
Space madness22 %

Incidents

Unsafe drop from Supercruise (into star)1
Diversions to Fuel Scoop4