Bridging the Gap - Overview of Phases

A couple of questions.

Has a larger story arc been pre-written for the future Initiatives or are these Initiatives their own separate entities?

Is this 'Bridging the Gap' the start of this larger story arc?
 
So for this first Interstellar Initiative - I'm thinking of taking a PvE capable DBX out there, with just 16T of Cargo space (and the usual exploration goodies, some gear for Guardian Structure sites, and a with decent shield. Getting 2 new size 1 slots makes the DBX an interesting ship now). Wondering if more Cargo Space will be better though, given we're going to be getting a Trade CG coming up...
 
Another request, for the system map, following FSS or scanning the Nav Beacon:

Please update Ports, Landfall Planets and Surface list to include Guardian assets.
 
So for this first Interstellar Initiative - I'm thinking of taking a PvE capable DBX out there, with just 16T of Cargo space (and the usual exploration goodies, some gear for Guardian Structure sites, and a with decent shield. Getting 2 new size 1 slots makes the DBX an interesting ship now). Wondering if more Cargo Space will be better though, given we're going to be getting a Trade CG coming up...
You might want to practice in another CZ with it first...
One of the CGs is a full out CZ battles... With Anacondas and pythons running prismatic shields... and learn to avoid them... and take out eagles and cobras these are engineered war ships not PVE pirate ships... so Experimental weapons are also going to go right through that shield an do hull damage...
 
Hm, two Majestic Class Interdictor capital ships from the Imperial Navy are present now in the Zende system, close to the megaship "The Conduit". Does that mean something?
Zende have just finished a war in there system, the empire based rival had cutters and capital class ships during that war...
So it looks like the empire faction won the war then if the capital ships are there... Interesting... er actualy nope zende seam to win, no idea what they are doing there then..
 
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Zende have just finished a war in there system, the empire based rival had cutters and capital class ships during that war...
So it looks like the empire faction won the war then if the capital ships are there... Interesting...
Yes, also an Empire military base setted up next to Zende A 6 A, called "The First Brigade Base".
 
+1 for Gimbals on ALL exotic weapon types, p & q FDev! :confused:
I think when Thargoid combat was first introduced it was intended to be occasional "endgame" PVE content for experienced players who really ought not to have been needing the training wheels of gimbaled weapons.

But now that AX combat is something we're all supposed to be doing on a regular basis there is arguably a need for gimbaled AX weapons.

Though you could also argue that their absence is part of what gives AX combat a unique flavour, differentiating it further from combat against human NPCs.
 
Zende have just finished a war in there system, the empire based rival had cutters and capital class ships during that war...
So it looks like the empire faction won the war then if the capital ships are there... Interesting... er actualy nope zende seam to win, no idea what they are doing there then..
Also seams the player faction never took over Ford Colony for some reason so the empire still own that in system as well
This seems symptomatic of the same hand-of-godding that happened during the Nova Imperium CG, as they were in a war with one faction before the CG started and created an amount of weirdness.
 
So whos cheating for the CG on thursday and allready grinding Gaurd materials via ship... ( CG are normaly not announce before hand like this, only on the day of the CG do they normaly get announced...)

RNG on USS is getting realy annoying when getting guardian materials in space for the 16th CG... very few at level 0 are spawning for me and most are now level 3 USS...
Had to transfer a size 6 shield in to zende... for my explorer phantom... the FDL and anacondas in level 3 started to get annoying...
 
It looks as though the decal indicates some kind of "research" which is presumably undertaken the traditional way with weapons ;)

Also, maybe some explosions around the mega-ship, and Thargoid gunk (?), so perhaps something will happen to the megaships and it becomes a Defend the Megaships Initiative (dramatic music sequence).

But will those of us who have already collected the decal care enough to intervene? :unsure:
Correction : Having now watched the Livestream, 🙄 I'd say the explosion in the background represents the attack of a rival faction ... not Thargoids !

The weapon effects showing in the decal appear to be (a) missiles streaking along and (b) multi cannon flashes/impacts ..... which are the choice of weapons offered during the Initiative.
 
So whos cheating for the CG on thursday and allready grinding Gaurd materials via ship... ( CG are normaly not announce before hand like this, only on the day of the CG do they normaly get announced...)

RNG on USS is getting realy annoying when getting guardian materials in space for the 16th CG... very few at level 0 are spawning for me and most are now level 3 USS...
Had to transfer a size 6 shield in to zende... for my explorer phantom... the FDL and anacondas in level 3 started to get annoying...
At the moment you are the most wanted on Zende... Harry Potter only the 3rd :)
 
You might want to practice in another CZ with it first...
One of the CGs is a full out CZ battles... With Anacondas and pythons running prismatic shields... and learn to avoid them... and take out eagles and cobras these are engineered war ships not PVE pirate ships... so Experimental weapons are also going to go right through that shield an do hull damage...
Ah, good to know. Maybe I'll kit out a Krait then. Thanks for the info! o7
 
At the moment you are the most wanted on Zende... Harry Potter only the 3rd :)
Tried Pirating ships for Guardian commodities but skipped back to materials in phantom... they had point defence on so hatch breakers don't work so got cross and killed them... T7 are fragile... Then killed security forces and that zoomed up the bounty price very quick...😚

Edit : Guardian material in space grind video examples for those not in systems yet (the fastser more peple can do this the faster the CG completes from the 16th...)
You don't have to use SRV to get Guardian mats... Only data and blue prints need SRV..

In Guardian systems with "Out posts" ships are destroyed carrying Guardian mats to these outposts, this creates USS with Guardian mats with in USS of levels 0 and level 3...
Level 0 are currently more random and available less
Level 3 are normaly baited traps to try to kill you... If the security ships don't turn up in time you may have a real fight.. If your shields are light as possible for explorer builds you may even Die...
Ships in level 3 combat are random it could be Eagles, it could be a FDL with escort ships or if you get a realy bad draw an Anaconda may show up...

There is a long time when you jump in system were you have to find the right USS type.. This can mean using the FSS scanner... This section in the video is speeded up... The ship in use is an phantom explorer build with the shield replaced to size 6, all the rest is low power and light, not a combat build...
Have fun..
 
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