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Old 11th Jun 2018, 05:57 AM   #301
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Gratz m8, well done. I was the 10th person to visit Sag A*

Onward to Beagle Point ! - I was 64th there
I'm thinking about setting a course for Beagle Point, but not sure my Asp has a high enough jump range. It's just below 40LY... Do you think I can make it?
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I'm thinking about setting a course for Beagle Point, but not sure my Asp has a high enough jump range. It's just below 40LY... Do you think I can make it?
Should be fine, though don't go direct, what I mean is go slightly right of centre when travelling to the outer arm. If you try and go to the left the stars there are spread a little thinner and you may end up back tracking a lot.

Mind you the plotter is waaay better than when I made the journey (only plotted 1k). When I went to Sag A* the first time I had to plot every jump manually near the centre

You should be able to plot from the inner to outer arm way in advance. Just do it

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Old 11th Jun 2018, 11:17 AM   #303
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Should be fine, though don't go direct, what I mean is go slightly right of centre when travelling to the outer arm. If you try and go to the left the stars there are spread a little thinner and you may end up back tracking a lot.

Mind you the plotter is waaay better than when I made the journey (only plotted 1k). When I went to Sag A* the first time I had to plot every jump manually near the centre

You should be able to plot from the inner to outer arm way in advance. Just do it

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I'll give it a go, but probably won't jump back into the cockpit until at least Friday evening.

Yeah, the ability to plot a 20,000 LY route is a vast improvement!
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I am waiting for the Distant Worlds 2 expedition. I won't go out there again before the last exploration updated for the game.

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...Sign-Up-Thread

Spending all the time till then to max out the jumprange of my explorer cutter. I am at 40ly now and think thats the best i can get. At least without the Guardian FSD booster.
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I am waiting for the Distant Worlds 2 expedition. I won't go out there again before the last exploration updated for the game.

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...Sign-Up-Thread

Spending all the time till then to max out the jumprange of my explorer cutter. I am at 40ly now and think thats the best i can get. At least without the Guardian FSD booster.
I don't have a high enough Imperial rank (Baron) to get a cutter, and I'm only a Lieutenant in the Federal Navy, so it'll be a while before I can get a Corvette. Still, the combination of Asp Explorer and Anaconda is good enough for me at the moment.
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I seem to have a bit of a problem... I'm now just under 20,000 LY from Beagle Point, but after attempting to plot a direct route it fails at around 70% of the calculation. I'm a bit weary about trying to get a few thousand LY closer only to be forced to make a sizeable diversion, or worse still be in a position where I may be forced to reverse course back to the bubble. To get back to Sagittarius A* will require over 500 jumps...
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Like I said, don't go direct, err to the right of the centre vertical of the map and you'll be fine, if you try to go straight there as the crow flys from Sag A* you'll run into trouble....that final gap to the outer arm needs a ship of 40+ to get across. My Conda had 41 when I did it and I had to backtrack once or twice, albeit only a few hundred light years. I could only plot 1K LY, do the same. Stay close to 0 on the map's vertical axis (largest star density).Go forward in small chunks of a few K LY's.

You can do it, but you'll have to go up and then left along the outer arm. Capiche?
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Like I said, don't go direct, err to the right of the centre vertical of the map and you'll be fine, if you try to go straight there as the crow flys from Sag A* you'll run into trouble....that final gap to the outer arm needs a ship of 40+ to get across. My Conda had 41 when I did it and I had to backtrack once or twice, albeit only a few hundred light years. I could only plot 1K LY, do the same. Stay close to 0 on the map's vertical axis (largest star density).Go forward in small chunks of a few K LY's.

You can do it, but you'll have to go up and then left along the outer arm. Capiche?
I'll have a look at plotting along the outer arm as you suggest. Will have to leave the resumption of the voyage until the weekend, but will devote at least a week to the endeavour after I get back from Norway next month.
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I will be in a few hours. I joined the Gnosis Security Squadron, we'll be looking to help protect explorers.

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I'm waiting to see what they've got for exploration improvements.


Most of their updates in the last couple of years have been heavily centered around combat, and that's something I just don't put a lot of time into. So I'm not playing near as much these days as I have in the past.
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I'm waiting to see what they've got for exploration improvements.


Most of their updates in the last couple of years have been heavily centered around combat, and that's something I just don't put a lot of time into. So I'm not playing near as much these days as I have in the past.
I'm still a few hundred jumps from Sagittarius A*, so will be ages before I get home. Only went online to download the latest update last night, but might try and get back into the game this weekend. Because I spend close to nine hours in front of a PC at work, I'm not generally in a good mood to do the same at home...
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