Distant Worlds II

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.

There are a lot of different Commanders taking part – at the time of writing I’m one of 1,728 who have signed up for this.

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 RescueMacedonica’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.

Route Plan

StageSystemWaypoint Source
DepartureLHS 28 (Flade Enterprise)
Via 1PallaeniCMDR Fleetcomm
Fleet Departure Point
Waypoint 1Omega Sector VE-Q b5-15CMDR Fleetcomm
Roald Landing
Waypoint 2Pru Aescs NC-M d7-192CMDR Fleetcomm
Conflux Delta Site
Waypoint 3Clooku EW-Y C3-197CMDR Fleetcomm
Shepard Shallows
Waypoint 4Boewnst KS-S c20-959CMDR Fleetcomm
Polo Harbour Planetary Outpost
Waypoint 5UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Via 2Sagittarius A*CMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 6UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 7UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 8UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 9UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 10UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 11UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 12UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 13UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Waypoint 14UnplottedCMDR Fleetcomm
Via 3Beagle PointCMDR Fleetcomm
ArrivalLHS 28 (Flade Enterprise)CMDR Fleetcomm

Current position

Total
Current LocationPloi Aim WC-V b2-18
Distance from Pallaeni0.00 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 Point39,386.35 ly / 856 j
Distance from LHS 2865,319.24 ly / 1420 j
Total distance130,645.80 ly remaining (130,694.70 ly)
Jumps made248
Jump range46.02 ly
Route plotting range20,000 ly
Best case jumps remaining2840

Incidents

TypeΣΔ
40
Unsafe drop from Supercruise (into star)00
Diversions to Fuel Scoop20
Overheat10
Unable to jump to intended destination due to insufficient fuel00
Attempted to scoop obviously unscoopable star00
Unsafe drop from Supercruise within jet-cone (causing destruction)00
Accidental deployment of heatsink10

Technical issues

TypeΣΔ
10
Journal file corruption10