Distant Worlds 2 - Community Goals
During the Distant Worlds 2 Expedition, pilots are being invited to help build a Science & Exploration Hub at the very center of our Galaxy. It will be constructed at Waypoint 7, in a system neighbouring the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*.
Vast amounts of material are needed for the construction and because it has been successful in the past, independent pilots are once again being asked to help in the gathering of those materials. When completed, the planned station will be the farthest human outpost ever built. It will offer deep space travelers and future expeditions a welcome rest stop at the very heart of the Milky Way, amongst some of the most iconic and visually stunning locations so far discovered. This is your chance to play a part in this historical chapter of human industrial endeavor and expansion out into the depths.
This thread will be used to provide updates for the coordination of efforts and status on the project as it progresses. The Intergalactic Mining Union (IMU) and the Rock Rats will work closely together developing Resource Acquisition Teams (RATs), and will be on hand to help coordinate mining operations for miners, logistics, and prospecting teams within the Distant Worlds starfleet to ensure that the station is being constructed and outfitted in the most efficient ways possible.
A new age of exploration is about to begin and the participants will stand alongside the founders, creating this scientific complex and explorers oasis for the generations to come!
The Community Goal event will be split in two stages.
This CG will last one week. It will focus on mining and will require part of the fleet to consist of heavy-industry based vessels (ie. mining, refineries, and transport). The Station at WP 2 will have Outfitting available, where mining-gear can be bought or transferred to, so nobody needs to drag the gear with them. Once the expedition reaches Waypoint 2, mining locations in the area will be scouted and presented in this thread. Resource-Acquisition-Teams [RATs] will coordinate wing mining events to collect as much material as possible and deliver them to a nearby installation ([RP] whereupon it will be used to construct the station superstructure [/RP]).
Whilst RAT’s will focus on wing activities, they will be available to assist other individuals and groups as needed. Waypoint 2 is within 6,000 LYs of the bubble, so pilots wanting to take part should bring what they need for deep space mining operations. Please refer to the IMU Wing Mining Guide on Post #2 and the official Outfitting Guides for a lean and effective build of your ship.
Once this stage is over, the fleet will depart Waypoint 2 and continue its journey, visiting various waypoints along the way at weekly intervals. Several weeks later, as we approach Waypoint 7, close to Sagittarius A*, the new station superstructure will be deployed at the second CG location, and the fleet will head there to begin Stage 2.
Update: Jan 24th 3305 - Stage 1 is finished.
Stage Two of the Community Goal has started at STUEMEAE FG-Y d7561, Explorer's Anchorage Starport. We are tasked to mine Water, Liquid Oxygen (both icy rings) and Bauxite (rocky rings). Thanks to the incredible scouting-efforts of CMDR Will T. Riker and his fellow commanders we already know the closest Hotspot-Locations of these materials. They are located here:
Water: Stuemeae GG-Y C893, Planet 5 (2021ls), 12.32ly from CG
Bauxite: Juenae AJ-C C2-1813, Planet A2 (571ls), 9.61ly from CG
Liquid O2: Juenae BC-B D1-8970, Planet A8 (2977ls), 10.35ly from CG
All other results of the scouting can be found in the following spreadsheet. All these materials are best mined by laser-mining and in wings. If you want to wing up please ask in the #dw2-miners - channel in the Fleetcomm discord. Successful completion of this CG will contribute to full station-services at Explorer's Anchorage Starport and will construct a Megaship and an installation around Sagittarius A*. For information about good mining outfits see the iMU mining guide below.
Please note that the fleet will depart Waypoint 7 for Waypoint 8 once the station becomes fully operational, so commanders who wish to unload their mining gear at the new Starport before the trip to the far side begins should be able to do so.
Please note that participation in the DW2 CGs is voluntary. While the CGs are underway, there will all sorts of player-created events and projects to take part in for those who do not want to be part of the Industrial aspects of this expedition. Additionally, the CGs are open to anyone, whether they are part of the DW2 expedition or not.