The following 2 logs are being posted a few days late, I didn’t actually think to disseminate them when I first wrote them. But I figure they may be interesting to someone, and might lead me to some more ideas of what to try next.
Got a wild hair up my ass to go exploring the abyss, don’t know what it is. Maybe the challenge, or maybe its because so little is known about it yet.
Set out with the ambitious, and possibly foolish goal of trying to map abyssal space, at least in-so much as it can be mapped. Trying to figure out if the filaments we use drop us off at more or less random incursion points, or if, as I suspect, the collective is guiding our entry points and travel through their space.
The first day of expeditions did not start out terribly well, I had a spare Gila laying around from a previous deployment, which I retrofitted with some equipment I had laying around, saw some initial success, managing about 30 dives total. Never terribly deep, sticking to calm and agitated areas while I got my bearings.
However near the end, not sure if it was exhaustion, or ignorance I ended up getting caught by a particularly nasty combination of triglavian ships, and couldn’t quite hold out long enough to finish them off.
I did have some minor successes though, I was able to collect roughly 100 triglavian data caches, the datastreams they contained where interesting, but not anything new or groundbreaking.
I also determined that mapping the systems is likely going to be harder than I first anticipated, with a little bit of brute force I was able to get my nav system to remain connected for a second or two which was able to get me a little telemetry. Enough to confirm that there seems to be 5 regions, and 8 constellations in the region I was in. However, again this seems to be information that was already available. And without being able to identify what system I am currently in, it is of limited use.
With the loss of my ship, I need to reconsider my approach, clearly just throwing myself blindly at this is not going to work. Will sleep on it and get back to it in the morning.