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Scan detected

Postby Ghworg » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:49 pm

Bit of a noob question from someone who should know better having being playing for months but...

When I select a CMDR ship and it starts auto-scanning to give me basic information like their name, wanted status etc. Does that trigger the "Scan Detected" notification for them, or is it only if I use a scanner manually such as a KWS that it says that?
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Re: Scan detected

Postby Kiltrathi » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:01 pm

Good question actually, as far as I understand and experienced, scanning other ships 'passively' or autoscanning, will not result in a 'Scan Detected' notification for the other ship.
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Re: Scan detected

Postby Morgan Bateson » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:17 pm

Cargo scanner does iirc

Edit: and kws yep
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Re: Scan detected

Postby Xebeth » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:14 pm

Certainly my experience with NPCs is that they only run when you KWS them, so a passive scan probably doesn't trigger anything.
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Re: Scan detected

Postby Pembroke » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:49 pm

only cargo and KWS scanners set off scan detected, a friend and myself actually experimented with this.
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Re: Scan detected

Postby Ghworg » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:25 pm

Pembroke wrote:only cargo and KWS scanners set off scan detected, a friend and myself actually experimented with this.

Scientific testing! Excellent, thanks.
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Re: Scan detected

Postby Cometborne » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:20 pm

There is a third scan: Unknown Artefacts will also scan you if you get within 1 km. They will also send out encoded morse messages with a wireframe diagram of your ship or the name of the planet they are on. Oh, and they will scream if you destroy (kill?) them.

The general theory is that the scan is a cargo scan, but there is no hard evidence for that.

PS: Do not pick them up unless you absolutely know what you are doing and how to deal with the effects. Otherwise, your harsh education will start after 30 seconds.
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Re: Scan detected

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:30 pm

Cometborne wrote:PS: Do not pick them up unless you absolutely know what you are doing and how to deal with the effects. Otherwise, your harsh education will start after 30 seconds.



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Re: Scan detected

Postby TorTorden » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:44 am

Cometborne wrote:...
PS: ... unless you absolutely know what you are doing and how to deal with the effects. Otherwise, your harsh education will start after 30 seconds.


But, but.. Then I would never do anything....
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Re: Scan detected

Postby Cometborne » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:08 pm

TorTorden wrote:
Cometborne wrote:...
PS: ... unless you absolutely know what you are doing and how to deal with the effects. Otherwise, your harsh education will start after 30 seconds.


But, but.. Then I would never do anything.....


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