Etarc Hub Is Open

I have a CB farm in Iivill-Wussu XIV system - on PS4 in Normal Mode.

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I have a LG farm on Tulontritesho, in the Othrys XVI system. Survival mode. I plan to get a normal mode slot there as well.

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I’m there in Creative-ps4, made base at a single planet red star system a few jumps away from the chain. I can see the star chain in the sky when the winds dies down. Bases is a CSFD headquarter prototype. Hope to be there soon in Normal-ps4 also.

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I’m about 2500LY away in the Evento Conflux, Randall System.

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It might be a task upcoming for us to return to the Etarc Hub star cataloging & begin adding the portals (& whether or not they function) to the already comprehensive list of systems & planets. I’ve noticed at least one system which has been uploaded & recieved a name change since we documented the chain.
Being able to portal to a location for supplies (or simply to aid in locating it via the discoveries menu), would be of use when hunting for a particular element or tech.

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I recently updated the list. I added 7 systems that had been uploaded. I would be more than willing to add any data sent my way.

Star List

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Do we Have the coordinates for the whole star chain?
If not, If I go into creative mode and retrieve them will I ended up the discover of a lot of the planets and systems?
I don’t want to do that, everyone should grab a planet/ system or two.

“Why do you ask?”, you ask. Well, the crew working on the logo may want it modeled to add it to the logo and I thought it would be fun to start with the Star chain then the rest of the systems. Maybe useful.

I plan on using the Pilgrim star path app to get the XYZ coordinates, that is unless someone knows and can explain the math to convert the hex to xyz. This would save me some time.

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If you need to convert the portal address into galactic XYZ coordinates this site can do that very easily.

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@Sir_oops Between the hub residents and The Spacing Guild over 1000 locations have been found and discovered in the Hub locale.
You are pretty safe to explore anything with the suffix ‘ECSD’ or an obviously non-generic name. We have a few systems in the star chain pending decisions for our capital which are not uploaded.
Use the ETARC HUB IS OPEN thread to get a portal address or the co-ordinates.
I have a Normal and a Creative save both residing in the hub.

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Sorry, by xyz i meant Cartesian coordinate system.

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Gotcha, sorry misunderstood. Can’t help you with that unfortunately…

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Alright, its probably best if I wait then, I wanted to start with the chain.

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There is no harm in visiting any location. The issues occur when you upload the data.

As long as you don’t go into your menu and manually upload your discoveries, systems you visit remain “undiscovered”. You are fully free to explore any location in the star chain relatively worry free.

Just stay as clear as possible from your “upload all” button. I’ve had nightmares about accidentally hitting that thing and claiming the whole chain :cold_sweat:

EDIT: I’m no mathematician, but the signal booster coordinates are “cartesian”. If I can recall correctly, the pattern is X:Z:Y:W, where xyz are your 3d coordinates (I think w is a planetary marker).

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@Xion4012 Doesn’t it record a date stamp of the time it was discovered? That means that anyone who discovers a system after it was first discovered & not uploaded will lose their discovery when the original discoverer eventually uploads their data.
I found this out after discovering a system that was inhabited offline and then later brought online. The name and the discoverer changed.
Any mode works for discoveries too doesn’t it? Normal, survival, creative, etc but is separated over pc /ps4.
I’d be very nervous about having a massive list of non-uploaded discoveries in my menu that could effectively wipe the hub chain.

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One of the major problems here is the use of vocabulary. “Discover”, “claim”, and “upload” all mean the same thing to me. It occurs when you enter your menu and either upload the location manually, or “upload all discoveries”.

(Some of this is speculation)
When you visit a system, your gaming device requests data from the NMS servers, the server then sends back the information. If location information has not uploaded to the server by another player, it can’t be requested. I noticed this when traveling the Hub, locations that our scouts thoroughly explored were completely undiscovered. They always say “you discovered this” when entering, even if the system had been visited before. The information will only appear to other players if the data has been uploaded by another player.

If not, CrossID would own most of the chain :rofl:

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For me I use the term ‘discover’ in the context that ‘I’m the first’ (unless it is the generic bit that pops up on screen the first I enter any system and it will now appear in my list).
I use the term ‘claim’ when I decide to officially take possesion: be it a base or by uploading my finds or names.
I consider ‘uploading’ simply to be the process by which I make a claim.
I try to never have many unclaimed/non-uploaded in my menu due to the risk of accidentally claiming/uploading them.
My prefered method for invisible investigations is to perform a hardsave, then warp about, look around, take note, then reload back at my previous save leaving things as if I never went exploring.
Admittedly, I’m old school and typically have a notepad beside me to jot down things should something in particular get my interest.

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I prefer the “old school” as well, I wrote down all the information I gathered from the Hub. However, I very rarely upload anything I discover. I tried naming things when I got to the Hub, but all 3 times it has come back to bite me in the a**. Never again…

I have yet to figure out exactly how the new save system works. The non-auto save file I have is from 2 weeks ago.

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LOL. I had somehow gotten the impression long ago that if I was the first to “discover” then I would be the only one able to name/upload. There were some pretty strange system names showing up in the neighboring clusters and I was hoping to hold the chain down for ECSD capitol, etc. Turns out I was wrong :grinning:

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I had forgot that system coordinates where in hexadecimals. I remember reading some where how to convert it long hand, but no need for google docs spreadsheet has a function for converting hexadecimals to decimals.

I have collected the coordinate data and done a little research.

Looks like the hexadecimal coordinates only gets you to a box in space containing a group of stars. So converting the xyz to decimal isn’t accurate enough to map the chain. The 4th Hex in the series (the W) is called Solar System Index in the code. There was some speculation that the index located the system with in the box the first 3 HEX coordinates located.

Anyways, maybe there is another in game way to map it. Red shifts out. Reality capture? There was a guy scaling planets by traveling the same time out backward from each planet. The only thing we have in the galactic map is the distance from center ( if its not rounded up to much) and the distance between stars. Could measure the angle between stars with a protractor. Thoughts?

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Personally, I’d be inclined to draw it all on paper using a chart plotting the chain and its stars locations from 2 points of view. Then I’d draw up a second series of system maps; one for each system, showing the central star and its planetary bodies with relevant information under each one.
You’d end up with about 160 pages (I think, I can’t remember the number of planets of the top of my head).
You could make a book! :crazy_face:

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