Elite Dangerous – 21,500Ly from Colonia

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At first glance it appears I am simply going to Colonia from Sol… but I’m not, I am heading here from Beagle Point. My journey began 20 days ago – August 10 2017 (3303 in game time) and I still have a few more days until I reach Colonia. Side note: I did lose five days in jumping having to go to Georgia on an unexpected trip in real life.

It took me roughly 27 hours of jumping to reach Beagle Point, with a couple of detours, but nothing to drastic. I have spent just under 11 hours so far on my return to civilization. I estimate, with scanning good planets as I find them, I have around 8-10 total hours left until I reach Colonia.

My plan is to reach Jacque Station on Friday at some point.

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Beagle Point – Elite Dangerous (PS4)

I finally made it to Beagle Point last night! I made it through the Abyss with no issues… Yay Anaconda jump range!

All in all it took me around 27 hours to get there from Sol. I took almost a direct route – though I swung around Sag A* then back towards Beagle Point once I got closer to the Abyss.

Route in Google Drive

If you were to follow my route, I went to bookmark #45 then switched to to plots on the 2nd tab (“Modified at BM 45”). I had no issues at all crossing the Abyss with a jump range of 56.5Ly, and I believe you would be safe around 45-50, though it may add a few extra jumps while crossing the Abyss. Note: I claim no responsibility if its not safe, but I have seen posts on Reddit were people with a jump range of around 47 not encountering any problems. Note on plotting routes: I filtered only scoopable stars – though a few of my bookmarks brought me to brown dwarfs, I had no issues plotting across the Abyss with these filters.

If you look at my route on Google Drive, you will notice two things – first, the third tab has me going to Colonia then to Sol. Also, it has me starting from a system that is not Beagle Point. That system has been dubbed the “Treehouse” and is where I am heading next before beginning the long journey home. I have already checked plotting and I will have no issues getting there, though it will take me 22-23 jumps to go the 750Ly.

I am choosing to go to Colonia simply because a) I don’t want to follow the exact same route going back to the Bubble, b) it is closer then the Bubble (got to turn in that cartography!), and c) looking at the Neutron Router I was having issues getting plots from a certain patch of space. Plus, there is a good chance that due to time, I may be hitting Colonia around the time patch 2.4 hits, though hopefully I will be able to get completely back to the Bubble before then.

One neat feature of Horizons is the multi-crew feature and I was able to bring altlesjo into Beagle Point so he could see:

The first picture there is obviously my holo-me and his, the second was taken by Joe.

If you a deathly bored, feel free to check out the entire 27 hour journey –


As I return, more videos will be added. I plan on streaming the entire return trip just like I did the journey out there.

To all of those who stopped by while I was streaming to keep me company, I am very thankful for the support!

Fly safe Commanders! o7

Elite Dangerous – 18,000Ly from Beagle Point

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So, here I am, 18,000Ly from Beagle Point, 48,300Ly away from Sol… which means I am roughly 48,000Ly away from any civilization.

I will soon reach the Abyss – a portion of the galaxy between me and Beagle Point where the density of stars is very low. I am pretty confident… yet still anxious… that I can make it across with no real issues. The plan today is to do some jumping this afternoon, trying to get to around 10,000Ly away from Beagle Point before tonight – essentially putting me right on the edge of the Abyss. The plan from there is to cross it tonight and reach Beagle Point, but we will see!

I will be streaming this afternoon (with no commentary, but I will be in the stream chat) and then again tonight starting at or around 7:30pm Eastern (with commentary). If I get to the point where I know I will get to Beagle Point, I will make sure I tweet it out so everyone knows.

Be sure to follow me on twitter for updates as well as YouTube.

 

Elite Dangerous – Closing in on the Abyss (Journey to Beagle Point)

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After almost a week away, I was able to jump back on a little this weekend to make some more progress. I made it from my 25th bookmark to my 35th – roughly 9,000Ly – which, in the over all scheme of things is not much, but since being away for so long felt like a victory!

I am approximately 26,000Ly away from what is known as the Abyss – a region of the galaxy that has few stars, making it difficult to plot a route across. Even with being able to plot a route, one must be careful to make sure there are enough scoopable stars along the way as to not run out of fuel.

Hopefully I will be able to get back on track and schedule this week – I am experiencing a slight upheaval in home life (my mother has come to live with us), but everything is starting to feel like it is getting back to normal. The general idea is to start by 8pm Eastern, but as close to 7pm Eastern as possible, so we will see how it goes. I apologize in advance for not being able to nail down a specific time, hopefully I will be able to soon.

Elite Dangerous – Journey to Beagle Point (Trip Update)

So far i have travels almost 30,000Ly on my journey to Beagle Point, leaving me just over 26,000Ly from the Abyss – a very empty portion of the galaxy (empty of stars at least). Before engineering and jumping boosts, this area of space was very difficult, if not near impossible to traverse, i am hoping now that I have an engineered FSD with a 56Ly+ jump range, it will not be too bad.

Unfortunately, it looks like i am going to have to take a small break in my space travels to take care of some family stuff – nothing real serious in the grand scheme of things, I just need to take some time to take care of it. I will probably be off for 3-5 days, but then be back to it.

CMDR altlesjo (His YouTube) has promised to stream and share all of our secrets… what ever that means! 🙂 But, don’t hold your breath haha.

Safe Flying Commanders! o7

Elite Dangerous – Onward to Beagle Point

So, it begins! Last night I was able to get in about 9,000Ly, even with starting out going the wrong way – had my route to somewhere different for some reason, I will chalk it up to nerves.

Along the way, I was swayed by a Nebula not to far away – NGC 6357 – to give it a visit, so I did.

It was one of the better looking nebulae that I have ran into so far.

This trip will probably be full of detours and distractions – that is kind of the point in going out 65k Ly to the edge of nowhere, so expect some more picture like these to follow.

Streaming schedule of the trip:
Today – Approximately 1pm or so, for a few hours with no commentary – thought I will answer any questions in chat as I can
Tonight – Approximately 7pm with commentary. CMDR altlesjoe may also be in chat, and maybe CMDR whatevernick. Joe is beginning his way back from Sagittarius A*
Tomorrow – Approximately 7pm with commentary
Sunday – Approximately 7pm with commentary
Monday – Streams during the day with no commentary and at night with.

As always, I will be streaming on my YouTube Channel.

So far, beyond having a hard time turning around one binary star grouping and starting out going the wrong way, the trip has gone off without a hitch. We will see what happens 48 bookmarks later when I get to the Abyss.

o7

Elite Dangerous (PS4) – Journey to Beagle Point

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My Anaconda is ready. I am ready. So today will begin the long journey to Beagle Point. The plan is to go there as well as the “Tree House,” then head back to Sol.

The trip out there is just over 65,000Ly – so round trip i am looking at at least 130,000Ly without any detours, and I expect there to be some detours. The plan is to take it slower then my trip out to Sagittarius A* – I wont have CMDR whatevernick pushing me to catch up!

Unlike my trip to Colonia, Sag A* and back to Sol, I will be in an Anaconda with a jump range at 56.51 Ly with a full tank of fuel. This leaves me with around 19 jumps or less for every 1,000Ly, in stead of around 30 or so like it was with the Asp Explorer. I will also be taking an SRV with me, and I do plan on landing on some planets.

The trip begins tonight – around 7-7:30pm Eastern time, and I will be streaming on YouTube as usual.

Elite Dangerous – Home Again from Sag A*

I made it back to Sol from Sagittarius A* last Friday night, and it was a huge relief. All in all it took just over a week – from Friday night to Friday night (started at 7pm Eastern and finished at around 8:30 pm Eastern a week later). I made just over 103 million total in exploration data – could have made a bit more if I would have taken a little bit more time before I got to Sag. A*. It was a fun and good trip, with a few cool sights – black holes and nebulae – a little danger – got too close to a star once, and a LOT of jumps. But I made it, and all is well.

Sol to Colonia to Sagittarius A*

Next up… Beagle Point.

I know, i just got back, but I’ve never been one to stay at one place for long, so after a little money making (Quince) and a little farming for FSD mod parts, it will once again be off to the great unknown – well, not totally unknown, but definitely for me.

I will definitely be streaming on YouTube, and will make sure I announce on here and twitter the exact day I plan to start. Should be Thursday or Friday.

Stay tuned! o7

Elite Dangerous – Great Annihilator & Black in Green (Black Holes)


First stop from Sagittarius A* was the Great Annihilator black hole system

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It was pretty cool, but to be honest, the look wasn’t much different then Sagittarius A*. Luckily, I didn’t have to go to far (just under 2,000Ly) to get to a totally awesome black hole system, known affectionately as the “Black in Green” black hole, located in the Shrogea MH-V e2-1763 system. Though it took me about one 1,000Ly way point out of the way from my route back to Sol, it was well worth it!

Here are some pictures I took while there:

Until reach this, Sagittarius A* was, for me, the coolest system I had been in, but not anymore! If you are heading to Sagittarius A*, or returning back to Sol, I definitely recommend you checking it out.

Here is a link to my current route with 1,000Ly way points from Sol. For the record, I set my filters to only route to scoopable stars and non-sequence stars.

Elite Dangerous (PS4) – Sagittarius A*

After around seven hours of flying and jumping from Colonia, I finally made it to Sagittarius A*.

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I’m not the first Elite Dangerous Commander to make it to the center of the galaxy, and I’m sure I wont be the last, but it was a hell of a trip, and now its time to begin my trek back to the Bubble and Sol.

What began Friday (July 28) as an excursion to Colonia from the Bubble, ended up being a roughly 34,000Ly journey to Sag A* and i had a blast. To be clear, I did not stop in every system to explore and scan, but I did here and there. I made just over 30 million credits from exploration data from Sol and Colonia – which included stops in two Nebulae, plus a little exporation in the Nebula around Colonia. On the way to Sag A*, I’ve already discovered some water worlds, and with the amount of exploration I intend to do on my way back to Sol i expect a bigger pay day.

Above is some pictures on the way to the center of the galaxy, below are some more from Sagittarius A*.

Finally, one from the begin trip back home.

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On the way back, I plan at least one detour – to the “Great Annihilator.” This system has two black holes in it and a few other stars – should be fun! It will be featured in tonights stream, roughly about an hour in depending on how many planets I decide to scan along the way.