I’ve been thinking of rules for exploration since my most recent… mishap. I think I’m gonna start with an obvious one – in fact I get the feeling these are all going to be obvious things to those not suffering the effects of space madness.
- Don’t explore without your shield.
I mean, for the most part it’s probably fine to fly without a shield, but the point here is don’t land without a shield. Especially on high gravity worlds. The only reason for shutting off your shield is power conservation, and to me this means you’re doing one of two things
- Sitting still for a while, be it AFK or wanting screenshots of ice
- Running really low in fuel
In the first case, you’re gonna be starting up modules again anyway. In the second case you should have planned it better, and now v2.2 is out there’s not much of an excuse as you can exclude T Tauri and other non-main-sequence stars from your route plotting.
For pure efficiency’s sake, my weapons, cargo scoop, PVH and AFMU are all disabled, as none of those perform any role in keeping me safe out in deep space.
Having said that, let’s see how many times I “bellyflop a planet like a skrub”, as CMDR Braxton Doyle oh so eloquently described yesterday’s main event. Yes, I’m departing Colonia for Sgr A* again. I’m hoping I at least make it to Waypoint 1 this time, also notably a different Waypoint 1, as I’ve decided to use CMDR Braxton Doyle’s instead as it’s a little closer.
I found this pair of a pair of planets which I found interesting – I’ve seen this with stars before but not with planets – a pair of a pair:
I’ve also found this system which looks interesting, so I took a wonder around to see what the sights to see where, getting surface scans of everything I could.
I’m glad I did come looking, since I’ve found a water world – Eol Prou KW-M d7-1763 6 – but it has an Ammonia atmosphere!? I’m guessing this will answer some of the questions raised by CMDR Braxton Doyle and I on our way out to Jaques.
I found a few systems I thought were worth taking a look at, but nothing really that noteworthy.
I’m parking up for the night on Eoch Pruae AE-W c16-13 A 1 a, some 23 jumps from Waypoint 1. A 1 is a gas giant with water-based life, which I thought was quite neat. The planet I’m actually on, A 1 a is just the standard Icy Body, but it does appear to have deposits of Vanadium, which I’m temoted to get, but not tonight.I also want to find one of the water geysers that are reported to exist on this planet, though taking a ride in one in an SRV might just end badly, especially since this planet only has 0.08G gravity (smooth landing, no belly flops this time!)
|Current location||Eoch Pruae AE-W c16-13|
|Next waypoint||Eoch Pruae MO-H d10-2679 (381.92 ly, 22bcj)|
|Distance from Myriesly RY-S e3-5414||9532.87 ly (535 bcj)|
|Distance from Sagittarius A*||1244.57 ly (70 bcj)|
|Distance from Great Annihilator||2921.48 ly (164 bcj)|
|Distance from Whambeia PO-Q e5-2321||4199.99 ly (236 bcj)|
|Distance from LHS 28||19284.07 ly (1081 bcj)|
|Jumps remaining (best case)||2086|
|Space madness||15 %|
|Connection loss to Frontier servers||1|