Buried Comms in the deGrasse System

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On October 1, 2017, I visited the planet Pr for the first time. I returned nearly nine months later to see what, if anything, had changed. As has happened elsewhere, the base had moved, excavating itself and then siting itself on the other side of the planet above ground. This base, however, was no amazing architectural feat. It was merely as generic base unit with a save unit outside. This left me wondering if I was looking at a deconstructed build, if the player was having a joke, or if this was a newish base on an older planet. I could find no earlier pictures of the base to see if that was true, and the communication stations (most of which remain buried) did not provide the clues they typically do. The main question I have is why there were so many comm stations surrounding the old base site. I’ve only seen 30+ comm balls on a handful of occasions at major sites, so what was so special about Pr?

In the composite image below, note how the base unit’s flag icon floats above it, but later retreats inside the base itself. I can’t tell if this was glitched, or if it reflected the original placement of the base unit, perhaps in a tower. I’m afraid I’ll never know.

One other thing of note: I found the first example of spam-in-space, with one Waypoint renamed to a “free” bitcoin website. I can’t tell if the player was joking or not.

Anatomy of Pr

Wifterdor Eurne (née Pr)
Legacy Hub
System: [HUB-G-193] deGrasse
Base Name: Kogiirouk Outpost
Player: PLOTKING

Type: “Low Atmosphere” planet
Weather: Clear
Sentinels: Minimal
Flora: Empty. There were 12 flora varieties discovered, but all are gone.
Fauna: Deficient. 7 of 7 animal species have been discovered, but all are now extinct on this lifeless planet.

Economy: Energy Supply // Developing
Dominant Lifeform: Vy’keen
Conflict Level: Fractious

Planet Base Coordinates: 0469:0081:0D6D:0193
Portal Coordinates: pie bird galaxy dinosaur pie face balloon ship tree tent ship hexagon

Resources (according to the log): Cactus Flesh, Gold, Iridium, Heridium.

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The left-hand images reflect the first base-visit on June 20, 2018, while the images on the right are from only an hour later with Online Services active.

Landscape

Pr is now a combination of airless desert, mountains, and caves, largely dark for most of the day because of lack of sunlight.

Waypoints

14 Waypoints discovered as of June 20, 2018, ranging from February 7, 2017 to July 20, 2017, none of which by PLOTKING.

1 by ShinobidoN on February 7, 2017
1 by ShinobidoN on February 8, 2017
1 by ShinobidoN on February 9, 2017
2 by ShinobidoN on February 11, 2017
3 by ShinobidoN on February 12, 2017
2 by ShinobidoN on February 26, 2017
1 by galactic_123 on May 20, 2017 renamed “Free Bitcoins at 123Bit.Com”
1 by Janezki on May 28, 2017
1 by LawRenz713 on June 20, 2017
1 by atheisticpolitic on July 20, 2017

Base Description

As of June 20, 2018, the base has moved from its original site (as evidenced by the cluster of communication stations elsewhere on the planet), and now sits in a crater, a single, generic base unit with a Save unit just outside the door. This may be the original base design because some comm stations joke about it being “minimalist.”

Comm Stations

I visited on October 1, 2017, when the base was at its original location. Interestingly, it (and most of the communication stations) was buried under the bedrock. Revisiting on June 20, 2018, the base had relocated itself, but the comm balls remained, most under bedrock, but some messages broadcast up from beneath the surface. One floating cluster of three comm balls suggested a mountain-climb. A single comm ball floated a half-hour away, while another single station sat buried one day west of the base’s new location. The original base site retained a cluster of 38 comm stations arranged in a semicircle, with my NMS Archaeology station marking the original site precisely.

No. Color Placed By Text Note
1 Orange forresto Am I being shown a path to a new world. Buried
2 Orange Unknown Peaked out with Captain Monday baker Starship only, grouped with 3 and 4
3 Orange Unknown Excuse me while I… Starship only, grouped with 2 and 4
4 Orange Unknown Kiss the sky Starship only, grouped with 2 and 3
5 Orange Unknown Galactic 123 Camp Starship only
6 Orange NMS Archaeology Plotking base dig site. 1 Oct. 2017. NMSa At original base site
7 Unknown Unknown Here the blood of Nobilis spilt – Uncle AG Buried
8 Unknown Unknown But what is with the land behind the Mount Buried
9 Orange outlawcus956 Had to kill a big animal! It attacked me!! Buried
10 Unknown Unknown NMSAetherMercCorps Buried
11 Red Kowski42 r/NMSAetherMercCorps Buried
12 Unknown Unknown I’m going to write something. What to say? Buried
13 Unknown Unknown Needs some fixing up Buried
14 Unknown Unknown Survival mode 7/19/19 Buried
15 Unknown Unknown Under construction Buried
16 Unknown Unknown Alright m8 Buried
17 Unknown Unknown Who da pappy? Buried
18 Unknown Unknown Hello 2 both of U Buried
19 Unknown Unknown Love the Minimalist design 6\17\17 Buried
20 Unknown Unknown Hello from MB fellow Interloper! Buried

—Andrew Reinhard, Archaeogaming

One thought on “Buried Comms in the deGrasse System

  1. Interesting read. Plenty of questions unanswered. There’s another bitcoin comms suspended high in the air close to the portal on Drogradur.

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