exploration

  1. GraphicEqualizer

    ED: O gameplay fixes - Exploration / Vista

    Glad to hear the effort is going to be put in on Odyssey PC woes before thinking of pushing it onto consoles. Here's my ten cents worth for what needs to be fixed for Odyssey explorers and how to ensure more that one dimension of gameplay to every feature (this will be a recurring theme...
  2. B

    System for logical, balanced, slow-burn "base building" without direct executive control

    TL,DR Create new stations/settlements at a slow rate based on emergent local properties, and collective CMDR engagement in logistical and survey activities (existing mechanisms). The systems built in, and how they are populated, emerge from properties of each of eight construction companies and...
  3. GraphicEqualizer

    General Fixes to make Odyssey live up to its name for exploration gameplay. Will any of this appear in Update 5 or before console launch?

    I am mainly focussing on exploration gameplay here to help actually live up to the definition of the name "Odyssey" Live up to the name dammit, especially given the extreme disappointment from the hype that we thought exploration gameplay was finally going to get some long overdue work (the...
  4. Vernon

    Finding Bacterial colonies - quickly

    I made this video that shows an entire loop of me starting on one planet, travelling to its neighbour and then finding and scanning the bio signals. The entire video is 17m long but the action in terms of locating the bacterial colonies starts at 8m31. All in all, it takes about 9 minutes for me...
  5. Wulfrim

    Why Can't I Find All the Organics Sometimes?

    Hello CMDRs, I've been very excited about the addition of Odyssey's exobiology, and while I've figured out most of the basics I've been encountering a problem that no one else seems to be talking about. When I scan a planet with FSS or DSS I of course am told the number of biological signals...
  6. A

    Accretion Disk Boost

    Not sure if this has been suggested before but here I go A new feature called Disc Boost, which is similar to jet-cone boost How to perform a Disc Boost Step 1: Outfit your FSD with the experimental effect “Drive Shielding”. This effect eliminates damage from jet-cone boost and allows for...
  7. N

    Finding bacteria is a bit too difficult and suggested improvements.

    Most of the bio signals are sticky uppy things, sometimes easy to spot glowing sticky uppy things, however bacterial aren't, so they they are harder to spot. This means gameplay wise I'm currently: Try and scan using the hand held scanner thing The scan is really close range, so nothing is...
  8. Noduran

    Paladin Consortium: Paladin Support Initiative

    Dear cmdrs, Paladin Consortium is proud to present our latest project: Paladin Support Initative The Paladin Consortium has decided to open its expertise to pilots and organisations, independently of their affiliation. If you are in need of help, or simply seeking advice, do not hesitate to...
  9. S

    Feedback and questions I had during Odyssey gameplay

    Hello everyone, I really hope that someone from Frontier will actually read this. I´ve spent many hours in Odyssey already, so I consider my feedback valuable. I also have multiple questions that could be considered feedback as well (since its not clear to me). Note that I like Odyssey even if...
  10. marx

    Exobiology and its missed opportunities

    There was an interesting post by @Ian Doncaster in the Distant Worlds 3 expedition is postponed indefinitely thread, and I would like to touch on the subject: however, I'm banned from posting in that thread, and the subject would be off-topic anyway, so I'll do a new thread on it here. The...
  11. Suni

    Please allow explorers in the black to acquire an Artemis suit to be able to scan the new biology

    I'm in the black, thousands of light years from the nearest station and almost as far from the nearest fleet carrier. I have no way of doing the exobiology thing (scanning plants) since I don't have an Artemis suit, and it will take weeks or more of play time to get to where I could purchase...
  12. Tonchor

    [UNAP-EC] Exploration Mission “Growing Moon"

    Information about the expedition Where: Jirani -> Colonia -> Sagittarius A* -> Colonia -> Chakaia. Objective: To study new biological species and planets in places remote from the main halo of human habitation Criteria for joining the expedition: none Description of the expedition: Greetings...
  13. B

    Fleet Carrier Quality of Life and exploration

    1) exploration: first of all I want to say that in my opinion exploration is undervalued, I think the community should be encouraged to explore more, greatly increasing its value, I say it because a person who was going to explore It had been a long time, but now that the odyssey is here, the...
  14. R

    Medium Gutamaya Ship Idea: Imperial Surveyor

    There was an error with the image, this is meant to house a Class 6 FSD to achieve the numbers found within the calculations Above is something I drew up because it was Sunday, I was bored, and I want a Gutamaya exploration vessel. You may find a full res version of the image here. I was using...
  15. Yurika Shirayuki

    Suits / Equipment Needed For Exploration

    Any consensus on what equipment / suits will be needed for explorers outside the bubble? I know the Artemis suit is a must have for exploring footfall enabled planets outside the bubble, but will there be any need for the Maverick suit to salvage wrecks of crashed explorers that were outside...
  16. Mysturji

    Cannot plot route, & Neutron stars are big blobs

    I haven't played much since the Odyssey beta, but today I decided to go exploring. (Currently in Colonia) I went to Los to get an Artemis suit, then to Magellan to get a neutron boost. The star was a big white blob with jets coming out. After scooping, I tried to plot a route down to the Neutron...
  17. R

    Found crashed ship far from bubble but can't loot it !

    Hi all, I am on an exploration mission doing some exobiology and plan to stay for a long time, going around the galaxy to beagle point then colonia and then back to the bubble. I found an crashed ship in an unexplored system around 2000ly from the bubble, opened the maglock but can't loot the...
  18. CMDR WozToons

    DSS Shrubs?

    I have a planet that lists 4 biological. In the DSS the options are Bacterium, Tubus, Tussock and Shrubs. I have easily found the first three bur the 'Shrubs' are eluding me. Perhaps it's me being dense or perhaps it's a bug, both are equally possible. Any assistance would be appreciated.
  19. camenecius

    Add DSS filters, bio-sample markers, and element grades to SRV Wave Scanner.

    The new DSS contact filters are a good addition to exploration, and they need to be added to the SRV wave scanner. The current scanner tries to fit too much information into a few visual and sound effects cues; the ability to filter for a particular signature is a realistic solution to the...
  20. omnicognate

    Do neutron jumps not work any more?

    Any time i try to use a neutron jump to go beyond my normal jump range i get a plotting error saying the route is unavailable... Am I just using the new UI wrong or have they somehow managed to break this?
  21. S

    [INDEPENDENT] Paradise Lost, new nomadic community

    We have no ties to any power, faction, or system. There is no mission statement you're required to follow, no leadership ranks to climb. Nothing but your ship, the stars, and a community to help build. I plan on creating a website and maybe even an in-game squadron but my focus currently is the...
  22. Voivre

    [ALLIANCE] Alliance Exploration Corps

    Founded in 3305, the Alliance Exploration Corps is the exploration arm of the Alliance and a joined collaboration of Elite Commanders trusted with the exploration of the unknown regions of the galaxy. As a secondary mission, the AEC also engages in mining and security details as means of funding...
  23. marx

    Marx's guides, research, data, and various other stuff

    I wanted to make a collection of the various threads I've made over time, with the guides, research, data, and so on, but it wouldn't fit in my forum signature, so I decided I'd make a thread summing them up instead. Here they are: Guides: Marx's guide to finding Earth-like worlds Marx's...
  24. [VR] Goooost

    Improve exploration player retention by leaving behind black box upon death.

    I've known a couple players, and seen the threads for countless others, who have given up on Elite after dying during a long exploration session. My idea is that after collecting more than 500k in exploration data, any ship death will leave behind a signal source with all that data in the form...
  25. Y

    Intruigingly low-mass sector

    In exploring during the Odyssey Expedition, I found near waypoint 8 that the systems in the Hypou Briae sector are unusually low-mass for their mass class. I was informed that the mass classes in a sector are scaled based on the heaviest system in said sector, so this means that the whole sector...
  26. S

    Wich ship is best for exploring?

    Anaconda, Asp Explorer, Diamondback Explorer, Python. Wich one is better for exploring? ( I have seen this types of tread, but they were form 2018-2017, too old)
  27. GetOffMyLawn

    I found an amazing canyon racetrack!

    I don't know who else loves a good canyon run but I've spent the last half hour running this track in my fighter. Amazing place if you like canyon running and quite close to the bubble! It's too good not to share with ya'll! Outopps JI-B d13-26 C 2 a
  28. Heart Kicker

    Elite Dangerous Travel Guide v1

    Hi Cmdrs, It was a little tiring, but very good. I hope it has been a useful content. I will publish a new version, if there is something you want to add, you can comment. Thank you o7.
  29. C

    The Things I've Seen (v2)

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQYiqK66lFE
  30. C

    Newcomer / Intro Odyssey exploration question

    Hello, fellow comanders. Right now I am outside of the bubble, coming back from traveling to Beagle Point. My question is, will I be able to land and explore planets on foot without returning to some station, to buy the gear, or it will be similar to Horizons DLC, and my ship will automaticly...
  31. wutzai

    Can't recall ship from SRV

    I'm a bit upset. I've got two months of exploration data, now possibly lost due to the fact that I can't get my ship to land on the surface. Because my Planetary Vehicle Hangar is active, the power limit is exeeded, so it just crashes to the ground whenever i recall the ship. I don't know what...
  32. Sleep Runner

    [INDEPENDENT] 🔬 Ended Development - Recruiting in the name of science!

    Ender Development [EDEV] Squadron looking for new members! The main responsibility is to maintain peace and security in our systems, the well-being of our pilots, and the development of our company. We also providing support for new pilots, such as defense and carrier services, performing...
  33. CMDR Junagu

    In Search Of Gwydion - Core Region Expedition 3307

    [FCOC #131-blodeuwedd’s-branch_junagu-jhz-6tz] will be heading to SagA* and Explorers Anchorage, but taking a curved route up and across the Sagittarius-Carina Arm and the Scutum-Centaurus Arm taking in the Circinus Transit and parts of the Norma Expanse and Arcadian Stream before heading into...
  34. Earthserpent

    Jörmungandr's Odyssey to Beagle Point

    F.C.O.C. Jörmungandr is looking for willing and able explorers both experienced and new to join for an Odyssey to Beagle Point! With the next expansion, we will be able to experience all the galaxy has to offer like never before. Jörmungandr, of the Fleet Carrier Owner's Club (Discord Invite)...
  35. B

    Exploration missons

    "I see you're heading out into the black - can you help us CMDR?" One thing that's missing (passenger and Colonia courier missions aside) from the smorgasbord of BGS mission types, is exploration. I'd like to see missions giving relatively high rewards (increasing with distance to objective)...
  36. Syd_Tenebrous

    Anyone with a Carrier who's headed to Rackham's Peak want to graciously pick up a CMDR in HIP 50943?

    So I fired up the game for the first time in weeks (if not months), tuned in to Galnet and promptly heard about Rackham's, which could be reached "with ships with long jump ranges." Surely, I thought, my Asp X that took me to Sadge A* and Colonia qualified. NUUUOOPE. Therefore I'm stranded in...
  37. norlin

    Add a way to name firstly-discovered (first walked?) planets or even systems

    That would be great if a Commander will be able to name a whole system or at least a planet which is first discovered by them. Or, to couple it with Odyssey, those where they are first walked by a surface. To keep space civilized and at the same time not add any moderators to the team, it...
  38. marx

    Marx's guide to finding Ammonia worlds

    Welcome to my guide to finding Ammonia worlds! This was adapted from my guide to finding Earth-like worlds, but it seems there's more and more of an interest in finding Ammonia worlds as well. If you read this little text, you'll know how to improve your chances of finding Ammonia worlds. Note...
  39. Coldmaster

    A simple feature to add

    Hello to all commanders, I don't know if this has already been discussed, but I have a simple feature that would be interesting to put in the game, especially for explorers. Put some compendium with the systems that the commander was the first to discover, the planets that he was the first to...
  40. P

    [XBOX][Recruitment] Cartographers of the Abyss

    About Us: We are Explorers. Who like to explore and conduct business in the farthest parts of our galaxy. We are pilots of All skill levels from all around the world! I'm Commander PAPAHOFF420 and I'm an explorer by heart. Space Legs: With our Space Legs coming in 2021 I'm hoping we'll be...
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