I had a few hours of unallocated time yesterday, so I set out to poke around coalsack some more then head back to Cubeo, where my other ships are currently at. Honestly I want to get some engineering done on my FSD and that’s not going to happen out in the middle of nowhere. I need, among other things, data from high wake scans.
For an hour or so I just meandered from system to system scanning everything and slowly tweaking my screenshot settings. I’ve been trying to get the screenshots to look more like what I actually see. I may ultimately have to abandon the software I’m using for screenshots and return to using Steam’s internal system. This shot, while somewhat better, still seems to be suppressing the stars in the sky. Maybe it’s some form of built in noise suppression?
Anyway, I realized after I’d been going from system to system scanning my way back to Cubeo that it had been four hours and I was still about a dozen jumps away. I pretty much gave up on scanning everything and just started jumping back to back, occasionally taking time to scoop a little fuel and honk the horn.
I honestly wasn’t expecting this much return for the scanning that I did. I expected maybe 1m or so, certainly not 4m. It’s a nice return though, especially considering I spent about twice that on upgrades right before I set out.
On the upside, there’s not much more that I feel I need to do with this particular ship, outside of some engineering tweaks. We do have the new update coming though, and that may or may not alter my plans.
Unfortunately the first livestream covering exploration is this afternoon during work hours so that a really big question mark on my plans at the moment. I’m sure I’ll be writing a barely informed opinion piece in the next week.
This feels like such a short post compared to the amount of time I spent playing. That’s exploration though, it’s a very slow and quiet experience for the most part, especially when you there’s a sun with gas giants full of moons 500kls away from the drop point. I reckon that’s why they’re updating it. Heaven forbid we actually have to do something.
Stay safe commanders, watch out for those crazy buggers and their weird ships.