Elite: Dangerous – Stardate 3302 Jan 4

Elite Dangerous Log

Happy new year Commanders! This will probably the best year as an Elite pilot.The last couple days I have been pretty busy. Startet the year with more trading, some Smuggling, a lot bounty hunting, tracking wanted pilots, making new friends. But lets start slowly.

A new Ship and a New Crew

Vulture

The year began with a very nice invitation to join the Mobius Group. I was flying some cargo and got in contact with some other Commanders during my flight. They told me about a great opportunity to make some money the easy way. So I agreed and parked my Type-6 at a nearby station.

The Community Goal they have been talking about is in Cherets. A system some 120Lys away from my position right now. Checking the route I said to myself “Why not! Bounty hunting in a Wing for a good cause might be worth the travel”. I took me quite some time to find the right place to buy a Vulture and the proper outfitting. But thanks to the great guys from coriolis.io and eddb.io I could buy the ship and the outfitting all in one place. Sitting in my Vulture I plotted the route to Cherets and started my engines.

Cherets Community Goal

Arriving in Cherets I heaed to Buckey Hub to sign up for the community goal “MORE BANG FOR BUCK” and “GOING OUT WITH A BANG”. My Vulture does not have any cargo space so I winged up with other members of the Mobius group and went to LFT 214 to do some bounty hunting at a local check point. This time we are not going to a RES because of the community goal. For the CG we have to deal with the ships at the checkpoint because only those count against the CG goal.

Beside LFT 214 we also did some hunting in LTT 11 and and. These a very nice system with low to high and hazardous RES locations. You are free to give me a com-call and we can wing up and do some nice hunting in the belts.

Vulture Configuration

Vulture Configuration

Fireworks from Anduliga

A day later, my new friends were still sleeping. I made one jump to Liu Huang to buy myself a nice Diamondback Scout with 16t cargo space at the McDivitt Dock to work on the second CG. Fighting alone is boring and because the Celsius Station in the Anduliga system is more than 650.000 Ls away (roughly a 15 min flight). It’s the perfect route to finish some paperwork I have putting off for a long time now. With the extra fuel tank I am able to go the fast rout without fuel scooping. Nice!

At the end it was still a good thing to do. I was able to deliver 72t of cargo. Would be one more, but I have been interdicted by this damn pirate who instantly disabled my thrusters. Having no shields is not a very idea. I had to eject all my cargo. After that – I was standing still in space – he rammed be with his ship blowing me up! What a pity.

Nevertheless I delivered 72t of fireworks to Buckey Hub and moved up the ladder into the top 30%. That will yield 5 million credits at the end of the CG. Not bad. Could have earned more money with bounty hunting, but this was lazy and easy work.

Bounty Hunting in Borr

I woke yesterday and had an urgent message in my mailbox. Two friends are in need of my help in Borr. A system about 60 Ly from my current position. So I plotted my route and started the engines. Regarding the system map, I do not need to scoop fuel on my way. It will be a fast 5 jump trip. The message was written in haste, so I do not exactly now what they want, but it contained „help“ a couple times. So I better hurry up.

I reached Borr without any interruption. Immediately send out a broadcast to reach my friends. I couldn’t see them online in my communications panel. After a couple seconds I heard something that sounded like my friend. He was calling out for Haz-Rez-Borr 5. Ok my friend, here I come! Turned around, locked the target and gave full speed. The Vulture can be pretty fast when I need her. Good ship!

I reached the HAZ-RES and got into a fight in that moment I came out of supercruise. Damn it. Where do all these pirates come from? Or wait. No not pirates. They were Feds and they were attacking my friends. WTF is going on here?

I send out an encrypted message to one of the Cmdr’s, asking what’s going on. He replyed with „help help help“. I told me, that I am not willed to attack the Feds. They are green and allied. I convinced him and the other Cmdr to jump out and wait a little bit. Phu, that was close. I dont know why they have tried to fight the Feds with a Cobra MKIII and a SideWinder. But hell knows what happened before. Talking to the Feds that all the things are some sort of miscommunication, I was able to handle the situation. The security forces accepted my apology and flew away. I contacted my friends again and told him what I achieved.

In the end it was a great day. We continued with our protection of of the miners and made some 800k Cr each. It was a nice day to hang out with friends I just met two days ago. Thanks go to CMDR FunGas, CMDR Cyka Blyat Blaster, CMDR HTE_MattyD and Mama Midnight for the musical entertainment.

My next goals

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My next goal is an ASP Explorer with A-rate components of course. Beginning next weekend I would like to go out and do some exploration and scanning. First in the nearby systems and then moving slowly towards some unexplored systems out of human reach. Keep up!

Oh and, I almost forgot to tell you. I got a strange message today. I think they got in contact with me because I posted my job offer on the bulletin boards. I will answer this and let you know, maybe, what it is about.

Fly save and be happy!

 

 

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