Oh dear, I started playing some Elite Dangerous again. What have I done to myself?
dw2 DW2: FLEET STATUS & INFO dw2
January 19th, 3305
warning FLEET LOCATION
OMEGA SECTOR VE-Q B5-15
Planet 7, Rocky Ring A
at OMEGA Mining Operations - Asteroid Base
Sunday, January 27th, 3305 - 20:00 UTC
Next waypoint will be announced 1 hr prior to launch. More info on departure in next update
rotating_light IMPORTANT INFO
earth_africa OFFICIAL ROSTER IS NOW CLOSED
Signups are still open and going into the Latecomers Roster instead. The access is thru regular thread: https://tinyurl.com/ya8s9enf
earth_americas FLEETCOMM PG & FLEETCOMM DISCORD ARE CLOSED FOR NEWCOMERS
Due to backlog from last weekend, we have shutdown both and we recommend joining Mobius PG for the time being. Go to: https://elitepve.com/page/join#
Squadrons access remains open barring they are not full (see previous announcements for info)
earth_asia REGISTER FOR EDSM TO TRACK EXPEDITION PROGRESS
Make sure to set up your account properly in the Elite Dangerous Star Map Website to track your progress. More info: https://www.edsm.net/
crossed_swords CQC COMBAT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXPEDITION
Just drop a comment in discord chat or squadron and join CQC for quick combat fun. Also, meetups every saturday at 21:00 UTC here. Contact cmdr @Zulu Romeo for more info.
earth_americas PS4 PG/Facilities
Applications to the PG are suspended but the PSN community remains open as does the squadron until its full. For more info, contact @Allcrowsareblack [PS4 Lead]
For general info, contact @DW2 Helper
For reporting Discord rules violations, @Ban Hammer
For reporting PG violations, @PG Admin or @Ban Hammer
Thanks everyone and hope you are enjoying DW2!!
Edit: their discord: https://discord.gg/rt9T9AA
After a bit of messing about I’m a few jumps out from Pallaeni. I tried mining but I didn’t like it too much. I have built up a Type-6 for trading and have found a handy single jump trade loop that gets me around 450k per round trip.
A bit boring but its getting results. Soon that kitted Diamondback Explorer will be mine!
If you want to make amazing cash on mining then do this:
Core mining is a lot more interactive than normal mining, it is risky and you have to be quite skillful. You can also get a very high return with a very cheap ship.
And something cool is they got a letter from Commander Chris Hadfield
Isn’t that where they start from?
Cool. Now you can start the journey. They only starting the next leg on sunday at 22h00 so you should be able to get there. The mining event is still going on in any case.
It looks like you managed to get a diamondback.
I’m going to try something new-ish, I’m kitting out a Dolphin and will take it for a short expedition to see it’s capabilities before embarking on a further journey like Distant Worlds. Maybe visit NGC 7822, a nice little ~2000Ly trip should give me an idea.
If you want to reduce your chances of dying when you get to Waypoint 2, I would suggest going into Solo Play before you enter the system and then fly to a safe place like the station before going back to Open Play.
I wish I had read the posts on the Distant Worlds more carefully, then I would have seen that I have time until 27 January to complete the trip. I could have done some additional stuff at home base before disembarking. Oh well.
What happened when you entered the system in open play?
There is a rival group, called the Distant World Gankers. They have taken position in the waypoint system to gank any and all Distant World travelers they can get.
Good to know!
Glad I’ve been sticking to solo thus far. I don’t even have weapons installed.
I got murdered. My conda is kitted for exploration, so light shields and no weapons. I died very quickly. 10 million insurance later I had a new ship.
Next leg of the journey is getting posted tonight. They doing a community gathering at 10 tonight but they’ll release the details an hour before at 9.
Expect an influx of screenshots
I’m just doing my own sort of thing, just exploring. Just left California Nebula and now making my way to NGC 7822 and looking for some cool systems and landfall planets to explore too.
The info for waypoint 3 is now live.
Waypoint 3 Route Map and Itinerary is now available here : https://tinyurl.com/yah9wgkj
There are no official mass-launch events from WP2. Commanders should depart for WP3 at a time of their own convenience. However, Kancro Vantas will coordinate an unofficial and optional launching from the WP2 basecamp at 20:00 UTC. Kancro will coordinate his launch event via the voice channel: dw2-events-voice.
The journey to Waypoint 3 includes an optional Mapping Project - see the details on Post #3 of the Submissions thread : https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/462526-Distant-Worlds-2-Discovery-Submissions
Arrive at Waypoint 3 the weekend beginning February 1st.
Additional News : We are pleased to announce that the Galactic Core Starport will be deployed in several weeks time, when the fleet approaches Waypoint 7. We have been informed that the station will have basic facilities to begin with, including outfitting. Commanders will therefore be able to leave their mining gear at the Omega Mining Asteroid base and transfer it to the new Starport once we get there, or buy gear at the new station in readiness for the 2nd CG (scheduled for March 3305).