lafzy wrote:Even if you enjoy exploration, the jump and scan and explore routine can get a bit boring when you're doing it for the 400th time! I broke up the journey by visiting different nebula along the route, and doing it in stages like that made it a bit more palatable.
Be aware, i could not find a single station in the Colonia region that had A rated modules, and even the engineers in Colonia are grade 1 and 2 only. One of the good things about the region was mining, I found pristine rings out there a lot easier than I do in the bubble, just wish they had introduced the deep core mining element earlier so i could have taken advantage while i was out there!
I bring there ship to finish engineering it with modules and mats ready to upgrade. As far as I know, Mel Brandon does G5 thrusters and G3 (max) SCB, which is similarly hard to unlock with bubble engineers. Going to Colonia is slightly less tedious than grinding Dangerous combat rank for me, which Lori needs to unlock, and Palin needs you to travel 5k Ly anyway. It's quarter of distance to Colonia, so why not simply go there? Also I kinda wanted to visit it, see it for myself. Plus only 6 engineers left for me to get max reputation with them, so there's also that. Trying to kill few birds with one stone here.
Regarding Exploration, I do enjoy it to some degree. It feels incredible, especially DSS mapping. When you're all alone, far away from populated space, have amazingly fitting music. And see those probes fly there, leaving beautiful trails in sync, aligning with a musical rhythm. The only problem is, DSS was broken for last 3 months or so, and these shitheads from FDev aren't in any hurry to fix it, despite all the reports their getting...