Flieger, grüß' mir die Sonne, grüß' mir die Sterne und grüß' mir den Mond. Dein Leben, das ist ein Schweben, durch die Ferne, die keiner bewohnt! - Hans Albers, F.P.1 antwortet nicht (Adaptation in the 80s: Extrabreit)

Monday, 2 March 2015

Lots of nice impressions out there

There, I found an Elite blog which is similar to mine, but focusing on exploration. Great! Welcome! CMDR Zulu Romeo sure has been at it from the very beginning and expertly does wonderful screenshots from his expeditions. I am envious and immediately added some them to my deck of desktop backgrounds. The next update of the game will have an external camera and I am pretty sure that I am going to make use of it!

HIP 66740.The primary star is one of those beautiful class F elven white-golden main sequence stars. 10,000 ls out is a seconday class K yello star, and there are some planets over there which look interesting, although already explored before by CMDR Sturn. Nevermind, there could be an earth like and I want to see it! As I approach, i see one planet with a vertical orbit; it is metal rich. Then, 1,000 ls out there, twin planets, seemingly without an orbit but around themselves. Cute, little dance. One is a water world; the other high metal. Keep them coming! Yep, another water world! And another! All of them are nitrogen-oxygen based! A pity I am not first explorer anymore. But just imagine, imagine, guys, if this game´s simulation had a core of reality in it. How many worlds out there are waiting for us?

- forget about Mars, I say!!!

Their frequency in some systems show that twin planets, just revolving around themselves, without an orbit around the star, seem to be a common occurence, if Elite´s modelling of the galaxy is remotely correct. Ah, see, I found this article about it; it seems worth to look them up.

I take a lot of screenshots. This system fascinates me; probably because I somehow a have a very good "orery like" view on it, which makes for a really good "bird perspective". I jump about a lot, there are many white or yellow star systems on a planar level, so I do not get "up" much yet.

- white star class A in COL 285 Sector NY-Q D5-47

Then I am suddenly again out there, alone. It feels good. The next system is the first virgin system; COL 285 Sector CS-H C11-7. It even has a water world, which is mine now.  But it seems I was luky, after this, more already discovered systems.

A deadly Eagle interrupts. Kill scan costs me another shield cell, and it is not worth it. I must remind myself to stay on my toes, lest I fare the same fate as on my first expedition!

Slowly, imperceptly, the night sky above me gets darker, as fewer and fewer stars dot the sky. Below me, the galaxy glows brighter and more beautiful than ever. all those dust clouds are out of the aay

Wregoe VG-C D13-30 is another virgin system, and it is big; three stars, no planet looks earth like. But it is mine again. Sigh. How long can I continue to surface scan every virgin system? But the work is worth it; another water world. Seems I am a specialist on water worlds. Some earth likes can pop up sometime!

 - Imagine we would live in a solar system like this, instead

Exploration is slow, trance-li... if not suddenly a Viper would snap out and grab you. This one again is rated deadly and I have respect out here; one mistake and my hull suffers and my expedition is in jeapardy. I fight carefully, since my shield cells are already exhausted. I works well, and the bounty is sizeable; 32,000 CR.

As I am finally finished surface scanning everything in this system, I realise a little difference in terminology which escaped me before: there are metal-rich planets, and there are high-metal-content planets. The latter are probably worth most.

Well, time passes by quickly and I have to log out. I have probably traveled though only 20 systems, but most of them had indeed metal planets to scan, so it should have been worth the while.

- first planet of this kind for me to encounter

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