The Enclave - Overview of Phases

Will Flanagan

Community Manager
Frontier
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Hello Commanders,

The second Interstellar Initiative, The Enclave, begins July 4. Check out the post below for more information!

What are Interstellar Initiatives?

Interstellar Initiative are a series of in-game events and narratives that utilise our existing in-game systems, such as Community Goals and Scenarios, to provide narratives that, with the influence of Commanders, can have lasting effects on the galaxy!

Check out our second Incoming Transmission video to find out more about The Enclave.


Instead of individual posts throughout the course of the event, we'll be periodically updating this thread with details and updates as they develop.

Overview of Phases

Phase 1 (July 4)

Meta-Alloys Reportedly Growing Scarce

Aegis Research has issued a statement amid growing concerns that meta-alloy harvests in the Pleiades Nebula have slowed dramatically. A number of sources claim that Thargoid barnacle sites have recently ceased producing materials.

The situation was addressed by Professor Alba Tesreau of Aegis Research:

“Thargoid structures remain poorly understood, so we can only theorise why the barnacles in most Pleiades systems have grown barren. Our leading hypothesis is that these sites have been over-exploited in recent years, and humanity has simply exhausted this resource.”

“What is certain is that meta-alloys are both a valuable commodity and a vital component of anti-xeno technology. It is of paramount importance that we maintain the supply of this material.”

“Therefore, Aegis Research is spearheading an initiative to identify an alternative source. We ask the galactic community to support us by providing exploration data, in the hope this leads us to undiscovered barnacle sites.”

Independent pilots who wish to participate can do so by handing in survey scans to The Oracle in the Delphi system between the 4th and the 10th of July.

  • Meta-Alloy production from Barnacle Sites (in the Pleiades) will start to dwindle, threatening the availability of Meta-Alloys. As this commodity becomes scarce, the price in which markets will pay for Meta-Alloys is bound to increase.
  • Community Goal - Aegis Research will request the service of Commanders to deliver Exploration Data to The Oracle in the Delphi system, a combined effort to locate a new source of Meta-Alloys.
The next phase will be announced after Phase 1 has ended.

Phase 2 (July 11)

Alternative Source of Meta-Alloys Identified

The Witch Head Nebula has been confirmed as a primary source of meta-alloys, following an initiative hosted by Aegis Research. The news has triggered efforts to swiftly establish a human presence in the area.

Aegis Core released this statement from Professor Alba Tesreau:

“Having analysed large amounts of exploration data, graciously provided by the galactic community, we can confirm that the Witch Head Nebula contains enough barnacle sites to meet the demand for meta-alloys. I am confident that these sites will offer a suitable alternative to the exhausted barnacles in the Pleiades Nebula.”

The Alliance, Empire and Federation have already despatched advance teams to the region. Each superpower has asked the galactic community to support its respective initiative and help them establish megaships and Ocellus starports in the nebula.

With the Pleiades sources of meta-alloys now almost completely depleted, independent traders will play a key role in ensuring that this vital commodity remains available to humanity.

Pilots seeking to participate in any of the three initiatives will be able to find further information on the nearest mission board. The campaigns are expected to run between the 11th and 22nd of July 3305.

  • As detailed above, the Alliance, Empire and Federation are seeking to make a claim in the Witch Head Nebula. Aid one, or all three, Superpowers in establishing megaships and starports in the region.
  • The success and tiers of each Community Goal will determine how many megaships and starports, of the respective Superpowers, will be established.
  • Each Community Goal will run from 11 - 22 July (eleven days!)

Mid-Phase Development! (July 18)

Thargoids Return to Pleiades Nebula

The Thargoids have returned to the Pleiades Nebula in large numbers, with several conflicts reported within hours.

Professor Alba Tesreau gave an update on behalf of Aegis Research:

“The Thargoid forces that recently withdrew from the core systems have resurfaced in the Pleiades Nebula following a brief disappearance. An initial analysis of their movements suggests a subtle change to their tactics. I believe they are seeking to reassert themselves in their original nexus.”

“A considerable number of Thargoid craft have gathered in the Maia system. With the Palin Research Centre facing an imminent attack, the decision was made to evacuate Professor Palin and his staff, thereby protecting a number of vital research projects. All work at Palin Research Centre has been suspended.”

“Regrettably, however, a transmission from Palin’s megaship, Carson's Spring, indicates that it was assaulted by Thargoid vessels shortly after departure. With system security forces already under pressure, we urge independent pilots to head to Maia and protect Carson’s Spring.”


  • Thargoids have been sighted in the Pleiades Nebula, with several Thargoid scouts recently being sighted close to Professor Palin's base in the Maia system.
  • Out of concern for Professor Palin's safety, a megaship has been dispatched to safely transport him to the Arque system.
  • The megaship, Carson's Spring, can be found in the Maia system.
  • As the Professor's retreat takes place, Commanders will be unable to engineer at the Palin Research Centre.
  • Please be aware that the no fire zones are still in effect near Palin's Research Centre the and the Carson's Spring megaship. We expect these security systems to be deactivated by 18 July, 16:00 UTC, fines will no longer be issued for fighting in these areas.
 
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2:50 video, I got excited there for a second. Half is talking about the previous CG, the other half is announcing an exploration data CG.
If you guys are trying to lower our expectations for all the content between today and the big 2020 update, you're doing fantastic.

Also, Will:
Interstellar Initiatives are series of in-game events that utilize our existing in-game systems.
Are we going to use the 'in-game' forum voting mechanic this time as well?
 
Will the systems scanned actually have any bearing on the outcome? If all that is submitted is rescans of bubble systems, could it fail? Can rescans even be submitted?
 
PHASE ONE: CG to hand in exploration data.

PHASE TWO: Salvage CG to collect alloys.

PHASE THREE: Combat CG scored on Thargoid bonds.

PHASE FOUR: Reward of a new 'totally not from the last event' AX Missile Launcher, or more advanced meta alloy hull reinforcements.
PHASE 3: Cleanse the human vermin. As a response to humans harvesting this new Thargoid barnacle source, Thargoids now appear in all human systems and in real time. Only by beating back the Thargoids can humanity win.
 
Looks good so far, not kicking off until next week then. It seems worth going off on a passenger exploration trip beforehand.
 
well ... the next CG. Well, I'm disappointed, even though I know that the frontiers like to disappoint their sociable and it works great for them.
much more interesting would be semi automatic events like the one that was with Salome a couple of years ago.
but, of course not, I understand that it’s too difficult for fd to organize this with the participation of the community management department, because we just continue to eat CG.
it seems that there will be no changes for the better from the elite, therefore there is no point in waiting.
 
Well, here's what we know. Thargoid Barnacles are present in:
  • Pleiades Sector
  • Witch Head Nebula
  • California Nebula
Thargoid presence is suggested to be around:
  • At least the permit-locked Col 70 Sector, given the triangulation of Probes/Links to Col 70 Sector FY-N C21-3
  • Thargoids are known to exist in "high concentrations" around the Cone Sector, and the system where The Gnosis attempted to jump from still has Thargoid Structures/Barnacles in a system or two there.
Potential locations are:
  • Banard's Loop, given it's between Witch Head, Cone, and the symbolism between that nebula and Interceptor/Barnacle markings, though it's likely a highly scoured area already which should've turned up something by now.
  • Most geographically close nebula to the known Barnacle locations, because "nebula"
  • Maybe IVO the Guardian ruins, since Thargoids wiped them out?
  • Maybe any regions hinted at when this goes live
 

rootsrat

Volunteer Moderator
Thanks Will.

To be honest, I was hoping for Cmdr Chronicles type of video to kick off this this 2nd II. I am not going to look into the spoiler, as I want to experience this II from narrative point of view.

The premise sounds interesting! But so did the one for Bridging the Gap... I'm looking forward to participating in Enclave and hoping that the community feedback was taken on board.

Also, to make things clear - are you guys aware that the Guardian materials and commodities are NOT actually spawning in Bridging the Gap system? Unless that was fixed, but AFAIK it wasn't so far.
 
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