I’m hailing from the galactic center, and I just joined this community a few days ago. This is, in fact, my second post. What a great group this is! Anyhow, as I stated in my first post, I too was pretty heavily impacted by the “Great Galactic Regeneration”. More so than others, in my opinion. You see, I opened a restaurant…
Yes, THAT restaurant. A franchise, actually. (I’m not going to take all the credit and fun away from people. ) I named the system to attract Travelers before they made that “One Giant Leap”, hoping for some business. I even renamed the planet in my two celestial body solar system “Miliways” so passers-by would be absolutely sure they knew where they were going. My planet was a temperate water world filled with many small continents devoid of macrofauna and hostile Sentinels. I picked a base on a powder blue cliff overlooking an archipelago jutting from a Kool-aid red ocean. Hanging low in the sky was my systems’ sister planet. And in low orbit, my freighter hovered, just to give the right effect.
I was just putting the finishing touches on the attached gas station, (full service rest stop here, baby!), when the “Regeneration” hit.
Upon returning to my planet after 1.3 installed, I was met with a slime green world awash in acid rain and darkness. The once magnificent cliff my base rested on was now a stygian plane out of a Lovecraft novel. It looked like the ocean had been drained away and the mountains flattened by some malevolent god. My restaurant looks like it had been abandoned, with all the missing interior walls and vegetation growing through the floor plates. Crestfallen, I have little choice but to close up shop and start looking for another site to open my establishment.
However, I have opened a portal on this location, in case anyone needs a shortcut to the center. The planet is actively inhabited by the Vy’keen, who have set up a trading post within an easy walk of the ancient teleportation relic. I’ve also left a greeting message, beacon, and Colossus garage for any Traveler that comes through. (Hopefully they will work for them) My hope is that my loss is someone else’s gain.
Anyhow, if anyone from the the more populated areas do come to this lonely neck of the woods, I do hope you give a quick scan for my next Restaurant At The End Of The Universe. Drop by, have a slice of meat beast, hobnob with a deity, and stay for the floor show! Our rates are high, but we have a great lay-away savings plan!