Whoa, its a SIGN! Did you get the video?
I have a video of it but it won’t let me post it here. It’s not the original approach because it took me by surprise and I went after screenshots first. I quit the game to see where it would start me up and sure enough I was standing next to my ship and it went off again. The video is 1:18 and it shows everything back to the title screen but if you scroll to the end it’s there. I just need to figure out how to post.
Maybe it is a sign!
There’s a base less than 4 minutes away on foot!
Here is a view from directly above the base. Hazy view of the portal in the lower left.
This planet has frequent hot storms, is freezing at night and it’s surface is shattered with canyons and caves.
It is somewhat barren but has it’s share of flora.
It’s also a Whipper-Snapper paradise…
Let’s see if this works. I had to make a youtube channel.
Yes. I’ve seen that a few times.
Seems the flare that you see shoot up out of the ‘interactive disk’ on monoliths (when you successfully pass the test) sometimes repeats the flare when you approach it later on.
It is like the ‘used’ monoliths reloads when you approach them and they occasionally shoot up the flare that was their last action.
Cool to see when it happens.
OK guys, I’d like to get the poll going for the capital. I will go back through the thread and look for all the possible candidates, but feel free to post any suggestion you want to see in the poll. I plan to get the poll up sometime in the next few hours.
There were suggestions in the Nadirin-Magar, Lefirdi-Ikoma, and Liinak systems. Take a look at the Star List for more info and other possible options.
How about revealing the Capital on Unification Day?
I did the rounds of the systems/planets listed in the poll & find myself unsure of which seems the most practical as a capital.
Yankangduiwa in the Liinak system has interesting colours & as @CrossID noted, has an exceptionally well placed portal but is lower down the chain.
Hoanagii Brovsk is the best placed planet for warp arrivals in the selection but is a bit bland.
The more popular choice (at this time), Hereidenttiet, seems a bit distant from warp arrival point to me & also seems a bit bland so I’m intrigued as to why it’s the popular choice…?
I recommend everyone take the time to investigate each of the poll locations so we are happy with what we choose. I noticed a couple of comms already placed by other explorers.
I feel like practicality was all we looked at in the candidates, which I think is why so many of them look bland. Also, most of the planets suggested by name were barren (desert) planets, which aren’t the most exciting biomes to begin with (still my favorite). That’s why I included Crocti and Iegfriesse as alternatives.
I am just as confused about Hereidenttiet
If anyone is dissatisfied with the candidates, feel free to say so (or pm me if you prefer). We can always re-poll with a different set of planets. While we have an unofficial deadline of the 30th, personally I would prefer we extend the vote if it means finding the right capital.
Sorry @Sir_oops, I did not mean to ignore your suggestion. If we end up re-polling, we should discuss it.
Yeah, when we considered criteria it was all pretty basic and practical. It may be we all need to be more flexible about some things … like gek, vykeen, or korvax. I’m open really, even to vykeen systems (or gek) if it expands more possibilities others can get excited about.
No problem, I didn’t want to confuse anyone with my suggestion, with an open poll and a few votes. I’ll restate since we may re-vote. Should we PM xion are choice for capitol? Then when the time comes, we can have a reveal party. Xion can tally the results and list who vote for what.
I’m still a ways off, almost to pilgrim star. I have two glyphes, hope I get it before Unification day. Anyway, I can only go on what has been reported… Wait, I’ll go on creative tonight. Was not thing that thru.
Any ways, again, why not extend our deadline. Then our establishment day (or what ever we call it) won’t be the same as Unification day. And we would have two holidays.
I poked around the chain in Creative mode. I liked the red star system (discovered by xion) off the kink and then one called “Osborne ECSD” above the Penthouse. Unfortunately they are named. I thought above the Penthouse would be fitting, if you look at the chain as representing Edison tower and our capitol as the light bulb. Osborne also had 6 planets.
Well, I see three requests for a re-vote. It sounds like we need more time to look around, so I have closed the poll. We should all take this time to look around for alternate options. Again, any planet you may want to see discussed/voted on can be posted here.
@Sir_oops we did have a name chosen for the capital star, but we can always discuss the idea. Personally, I don’t mind losing the star name if there is a good planet for the capital.
How about a simple poll. might help?
I want our capital…
- off the chain above the Penhouse
- on the chain towards the top, under the Penthouse
- on the chain’s near the middle
- Just on the chain, no preference
- Just on the chain, roll a die
- on the chain, above the Cellar
- off the chain beneath the Cellar
- off the chain with a view of it around the top
- off the chain with a view of it around the middle
- off the chain with a view of it around the bottom
- Just off the chain, some where.
Of course, this is just adding more criteria. What we need is serendipity, like the chain. @Mad-Hatter, was like, look what I found and everyone was like HUB!
I applaud your enthusiasm @Sir_oops. I too am anxious to move us closer to taking another vote on a capitol system/planet.
However, I’ve been combing through the star chain just now (via the galactic map) … has anyone noticed that almost every system has been named and/or uploaded? I’ve even found some of the systems I discovered (but carefully did not upload or rename) which have been named and uploaded by other players! I challenge anyone here at the ETARC star chain to point out ANY system not renamed and/or uploaded which could be a capitol prospect … anyone?
My imho in the order of importance - on the chain, lush, very close to portal (<5 min on foot), wealthy, low conflict, no predators (or at least no severely dangerous ones), good ships/multitools/blueprints…
Went stockpiling warp cells to arrive to the location on PC and help with specific candidates.
Are they at least tag properly?
Take a look and see. Let me know what you find?
I haven’t visited every star to verify, but a fair amount of the central and upper chain still have their procgen names. Unless someone has uploaded them like that…
I took look at afew star chain planets. This system I thought is a candidate.
The Blue star with, the blue planets is stunning on entry.
The planet I was thinking of is Ufferdwarz Onyang. The planet is A High radio source planet which I thought was fitting. The planet is the color of the forum. Has a lake front portal and a lake front base 24min walk away. Cons: Hostile Sentinels, a small ocean feed canal between base, portal, and EXTREME, 10.9 RAD and its a ocean world.
I still need to look more.
Othrys XVI is a fantastic system. However, the star has already been named/uploaded (without ECSD tag). That’s not an automatic deal-breaker imo, but is something to keep in mind. I believe all 6 planets are still unnamed.