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Old 4th Feb 2019, 10:56 AM   #361
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So yesterday I started a trip to Sagittarius A. Just to see the black hole. I'll be charting and mapping along the way. After that, I might hang a left turn and head to Beagle Point. It seems to be the place everyone wants to go to these days.

Part of the problem with the fuel scoop size is where I bought my Orca i.e. Jacques Station. I bought the biggest one they had. Which isn't a 6.
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 08:13 PM   #362
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So I pulled up eddb.io and searched for a class 6 scoop near Colonia and found a station selling a 6A in Ratraii. Since I wasn't that far out (about 40 jumps) I turned around and went back. Only to discover that my Orca couldn't land there because they only have medium landing pads. I hopped back to Colonia: Jacques Station and bought a Krait Mk II just to go and buy the scoop. On the way, I thought about how most stations I found out in the black are the small, box like ones; medium landing pads only. So I pulled all of my upgraded modules out of the Orca, put them in the Krait and sold the Orca.

Now I'm heading back out to Sagittarius A and yes, it can top off the 32 ton fuel tank in 30 seconds or less. Right about the time the COVAS yells "temperature critical".

So thanks for that Jedi! I stop for fuel more often, but it still feels faster.
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 09:47 AM   #363
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I am just following the distance world 2 waypoints at the moment. ^^
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I haven't even logged in since DW2 started.. hehe. I'm out in the black already, just headed in a different direction. No idea where I'll wind up, probably take the scenic route around and stop by Beagle Point along the way.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 04:35 PM   #365
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I'm headed out the lower arms going to explore the Hawking's Gap for ruins and awesomeness. Sold my Krait MKII for a DBX just for the jump range. Gonna try to get Elite by doing some exploration for a while. That and my kids have gotten bored of me mining asteroids lol.
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I had a good night last night. Made 60 jumps, doing some scanning and charting along the way. Got first to discover and map on 3 earth-like worlds (about 3 million credits each once I sell it) and 4 or 5 water worlds (about 1 million each).

Stopped on SCHEAU FLYI JM-I c11-2220 1 for the night. Screenshot below.
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With the class 6A fuel scoop, I've developed a new procedure for fueling: I don't stop! When I come out of a jump, I always veer around the star in front of me to line up on my next jump target. Now, I veer off just until I skim the edge. By the time I fly past it, I've refilled my tank. No more stopping for fuel!

I've stopped in PHROI FLYUAE UF-Q C21-5861 for the night. I'm now 130 jumps from Sagittarius A. I'll be at the black hole tomorrow!

Then, if I decide to go to Beagle Point, that is going to be my longest trip ever.
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Today I reached Sagittarius A, the black hole at the centre of the galaxy. Got a nice screenshot too!

Good thing.

After admiring this impressive sight, I noticed something to the side labelled The Centre. I targetted it and headed that way. Turned out to be a tourist beacon. Just as I was closing in on it, I lost control of my speed and slammed into it. Which normally wouldn't be so bad except, because I'm out in the black, my shields were off-line.

I died. Back at Jacques Station. And I lost the 511 systems scans I did on my way out! That included first to discover and map on THREE earth-like world (one of them terraformable) and 7 or more water worlds (one of them terraformable). AAARRRRGGGHHH!!!! I probably lost 20 to 30 million credits for that.

Ah well.

From Jacques, I'll be heading out to Beagle Point next. I think that's actually a shorter trip than going there from the black hole.
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Man, that sucks. There wasn't a tourist beacon when I was there, but I did overheat quite a bit flying past the black hole.
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I didn't get close enough to the hole to overheat. I didn't notice any heating issues at all. Or I was to busy admiring the black hole to notice my temperature!



Changed my mind; I'm heading back to the bubble. I decided I want to work on reputation for awhile (to unlock some other ships) and look into getting the Guardian FSD booster. There's some nice tutorials for that on the internet. I expect to make about another 142 million on the way back.
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Trip back to Sol is off to a good start (I haven't died!). I made just over 53 million credits in exploration data in my first day. I have about six more days to go.
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I wouldn't go shieldless even out in the black, hell my ship I'm using for DW2 is a fully armed and shielded Krait MKII.
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I carry a weak shield, but I only power it up when I'm landing.
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Today I reached Sagittarius A, the black hole at the centre of the galaxy. Got a nice screenshot too!

Good thing.

After admiring this impressive sight, I noticed something to the side labelled The Centre. I targetted it and headed that way. Turned out to be a tourist beacon. Just as I was closing in on it, I lost control of my speed and slammed into it. Which normally wouldn't be so bad except, because I'm out in the black, my shields were off-line.

I died. Back at Jacques Station. And I lost the 511 systems scans I did on my way out! That included first to discover and map on THREE earth-like world (one of them terraformable) and 7 or more water worlds (one of them terraformable). AAARRRRGGGHHH!!!! I probably lost 20 to 30 million credits for that.

Ah well.

From Jacques, I'll be heading out to Beagle Point next. I think that's actually a shorter trip than going there from the black hole.
Oh sorry to hear that. That does hurt...

Would never go out without at least a bit of a shield. You never know what's coming. A 3g planet for example.
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I carry a weak shield, but I only power it up when I'm landing.
That's what I was doing too. But I wasn't landing on the tourist beacon.

And since when are beacons tougher than a 1,000 tons starship???
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