Distant Worlds, The View From Above

The week from distant worlds we traveled what seemed a bit further than usual. It also seemed like quite a few commanders have given up and gone home at this point. I can understand why tho, despite some of the amazing views I have seen having traveled around 30 thousand light years has at times felt like a full-time job in itself, and there are still about 35 thousand light years until Beagle Point and at least 65 thousand to get home. For the ones still going tho spirits seem high, many of us still meet up on basecamps every Friday and just race around.

This week’s basecamp as at a place called Goliath’s Rest had pretty high gravity and I didn’t want to risk a landing, so I took a picture from above the galactic plane.

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I also saw a few other cool things, like an Ammonia world.

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It has been a while since I saw one of those and definitely the first since the visual update. The fun thing about being out this far is everything you see almost is a first discovery for you, meaning you are the first person to see it ever and possibly the last. Below are some more things I came across, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Elite Dangerous, The Center And a New Station

I know it has been a bit since my last update, admittedly I have been a bit busy with reviews and being sick as hell with the flu, then baby savior got sick. So I fell a bit behind, also I blew my ship up with a neutron star. So yea, been a tough couple weeks. Tho I have caught back up to the next waypoint, that bright blue star is called The Center. It sits next to the very center of the galaxy known as Sagittarius A (pictured below)

It has been well over a year since I had been there. The Center of the Galaxy was my first trip, almost two years ago well before Explorer’s Anchorage was even thought of. (pictures below)

The cool thing about this station is that it was built as part of a community goal for Distant Worlds 2, which I also took part in. Sagittarius A has a special place for me because there is a trophy for it on PlayStation 4 and when I got it the percentage still read 0.0 which means I had to be one of the first to get it, I also helped build the station that sits a measly 3 light years from it. There is currently another community even going on to finish the station and from there the journey to Beagle Point will continue. Hopefully, I will have more pics and updates soon, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Distant Worlds 2, New Discoveries.

As my quest for Beagle Point continues with Distant Worlds 2 I have already seen hundreds of systems and stars. But this time I saw something I have never seen before myself. I am not sure what they do but they looked neat.

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There had to be hundreds of these things just floating in space. I am hoping they are just something fun to look at honestly because that is all I did. Other things I have seen is this star system.

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It isn’t anything special, there are tons of stars orbiting other stars but this one simply caught my eye and I can’t really say why.  The trip itself is pretty uneventful and I only occasionally see other people at this point. The sights are rather amazing tho, and I have seen more neutron stars than ever before.

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The blue on blue of this one I thought was spectacularly beautiful in its own right tho, possibly the best one I have ever seen honestly. The trip is long and sometimes lonely, but it has its own set of perks. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Elite Dangerous Distant Worlds Omega Station

Distant Worlds is sort of on a break for some good old fashioned community goals. One is to gather the stuff for building a station new the center of the galaxy, the other is simply killing some stuff. I actually got here pretty fast, to be honest, did a little mining and decided I don’t like it and went exploring.

We won’t be leaving for the next leg of the journey until these are done since building the next station is part of the journey. The area is rather nice tho sitting near a nebula there is plenty to see. The real interesting thing tho is all the people. Every time I sign in there are new people to talk to, many still discussing The View where many have already lost ships to the extra gravity. The people on this journey are equal parts helpful and at times lonely. Numerous times people have been looking for wings, just to hear someone else’s voice. The whole thing is rather interesting to follow, and I will keep you all updated once the journey continues. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Start Of Distant Worlds Two

Sunday started the Distant Worlds 2 adventure, as I have mentioned before. It started with a few of us just chatting, giving some last minute advice and a sort of ceremonial first jump. The picture of the menu is that jump, HR 5413. Everyone in the squadron I am in made is safe and sound, and amazingly the US servers didn’t crash.

The first leg of the trip saw me travel to a place called Shapley 1.

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The trip was quite simple and uneventful, a bunch of us met up and chatted. They gave warning of a place called “The View” and everyone said the same thing, it is a beautiful stunning site, but dangerous to partake in. I have a few pictures before I share the story of The View, which is stop number 2 of the trip.

The view from there was great, beautiful blue neutron star and all. The journey there is also quite easy to make as well. The landing? The landing is made on  3.3g gravity world, where the smallest mistake will greatly damage your ship. I was not expecting the difficulty, in fact, the landing I made on a normal world would be fine but here, it was suicide. I came in at far too deep of an angle and there was no way to recover and I slammed my ship into the ground instantly draining my shields and severely damaging my hull. I took a few pictures, but didn’t trust myself in the SRV for long.

I found the nearest space station, a massive trip that I desperately needed to make. It meant nothing, however. The damage was so severe my ship, MorningStar (pic below) could not make it off-world and my thrusters died before escaping the gravitational pull and my ship was ripped back down to the planet.

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Having to start all over again from Pallaeni wasn’t a massive deal, more annoying. I quickly made up for lost time and made it to the 3rd checkpoint, Cycladia.

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Cycladia is known for being much like Earth with some ring around it. I didn’t hang out here long as I continue for Labirinto. WIsh me luck, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Preparing For Distant Worlds 2

So I may have mentioned Elite Dangerous Distant Worlds 2 Decision once or twice, and it has been a bit of a time getting ready. I am outfitting my Asp Explorer formerly known as Meat Paste for the trip.

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I have since changed the ships name and colors, specifically for the trip. I wanted something better than simple black for the pictures. I also am working on upgrading my jump distance. While I have plenty enough for the trip every little bit helps tho I have had some setbacks there. The new system doesn’t always match the old engineer system so I lost a bit of range at first, but I recovered that.

While gathering materials I did lose my Krait, and now I no longer have the rebuy cost to fly it so now it just sits and chills. This will, however, be the longest trip I have made, tho I have gone to Sagittarius A.

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I have also gone to Elite Dangerous: Colonia which was a random trip that I decided to make it one-day cuz I am an idiot. That is also how I ended up with a ship called Meat Paste, I streamed the whole thing and the chat voted on Meat Paste, which @torstenvblog suggested. This will be my last post on the subject depending on what happens when the trip launches on Sunday, after that however I will be posting weekly updates on how the trip goes as well as posting occasional pictures on Twitter and Pinterest. Until then hower, stay safe and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Elite Dangerous Distant Worlds 2 Decision

The other day I asked you guys about Elite Dangerous, Distant Worlds 2. Should Savior Make The Trip? and talked to people on Twitter and Facebook as well. Well, the decision has been made that I shall make the trip to Beagle Point. Starting January 13th I will dive into the Elite Dangerous community as a member of the Distant Worlds community as both an Explorer and member of their Media wing of the expedition. The plan is to spend time exploring on my way to each checkpoint while meeting new people and hopefully getting their take on the entire experience as well as passing on my own experience.

As I experienced on my trips to both Sagittarius A and Colonia the sheer amount of time and jumps it takes to get places in itself can cause many to fail whether they simply turn around or self destruct their own ship to get home when they can’t take it anymore. So wish me luck as I try to make one of the longest trips people can make in the game, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.