With the recent announcement of Distant Worlds II now being open for signup, I’ve quickly jumped on the chance to be involved in the second round of the amazing exploration trip. While I unfortunately missed the last one, I’m not going to make the same mistake again!
I’ll be using this post as an introduction to my intentions, but I expect to have a new post with the final plans on it later. Keep an eye on the tag for this expedition.
The approximate route of the expedition leaves from The Bubble, travels via the Sagittari Conflux, through the galactic core, across the Perseus Stem, Styx and Scutum-Centauris Arm, through The Abyss and up to Beagle Point, then back roughly following the route of the USS Voyager’s voyage home from the Delta Quadrant.
This expedition is planned to leave after the final chapter of Beyond is released, with the expected enhancements to the exploration functionality of the game. Therefore, the expedition is not expected to depart until Q4 2018 or even Q1 2019.
I’m planning to take Pathfinder, my Asp Explorer. The provisional outfitting that I have puts me at an approximate jump range of 46.02 ly, so this is what I expect to have pending any additional engineering I do. Pathfinder will be switching it’s ship ID from STW-05 to it’s new Distant Worlds 2 designation – 1M2-DW
Looking over signup list, I see both CMDR Obsidian Ant (#108, 18P-DW) of YouTube fame, CMDR Felix Macedonica (#455, 011-DW) of VonRictofen’s Rescue / Macedonica’s Leap fame and also CMDR Harry Potter (#2223, 0A1-DW) from SDC. While I’m excited to see Obsidian Ant and Felix Macedonica on this list, SDC’s presence, while unsurprising, I’m less enthusiastic about.
Anyway, for now, this is mostly just to say “I’ll be there!”, and as more details are released by the DW2 staff team, I’ll start planning a more detailed mission.
The DW2 logo and the DW2 route plan above are sourced from the DW2 signup thread – more information about the DW2 expedition (and if you want to sign up yourself) can be found at the relevant forum thread.
|Departure||LHS 28 (Flade Enterprise)|
|Fleet Departure Point|
|Conflux Delta Site|
|Waypoint 3||Clooku EW-Y C3-197||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 4||Boewnst KS-S c20-959||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Polo Harbour Planetary Outpost|
|Waypoint 5||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Via 2||Sagittarius A*||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 6||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 7||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 8||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 9||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 10||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 11||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 12||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 13||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Waypoint 14||Unplotted||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Via 3||Beagle Point||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Arrival||LHS 28 (Flade Enterprise)||CMDR Fleetcomm|
|Current Location||Ploi Aim WC-V b2-18|
|Distance from Pallaeni||0.00 ly / 0 j remaining (217.34 ly / 5 j)|
|Distance from Sagittarius A*||25,940.21 ly / 564 j remaining (25,771.77 ly / 561 j)|
|Distance from Beagle Point||39,386.35 ly / 856 j|
|Distance from LHS 28||65,319.24 ly / 1420 j|
|Total distance||130,645.80 ly remaining (130,694.70 ly)|
|Jump range||46.02 ly|
|Route plotting range||20,000 ly|
|Best case jumps remaining||2840|
|Unsafe drop from Supercruise (into star)||0||0|
|Diversions to Fuel Scoop||2||0|
|Unable to jump to intended destination due to insufficient fuel||0||0|
|Attempted to scoop obviously unscoopable star||0||0|
|Unsafe drop from Supercruise within jet-cone (causing destruction)||0||0|
|Accidental deployment of heatsink||1||0|
|Journal file corruption||1||0|