An Elite Dangerous fan spent two days travelling across the galaxy to rescue a marooned player who had declared his game was over. CMDR Chiggy Vonrictofen travelled a whopping 60,000 in-game light years to help stranded CMDR Macedonica, who lacked a key resource that would have fuelled his travel back to safety. Here’s how it went down. Three days ago, CMDR Macedonica took to the Frontier forum to explain his situation. “I’ve messed up,” he admitted. Essentially, he had managed to jump to a system fewer than a thousand light years out from Beagle Point. What is Beagle Point? If there’s a bright centre of the universe, Beagle Point is the place farthest from it, Elite Dangerous players affectionately say of it. The problem was that CMDR Macedonica had used up a crucial resource used for boosting while out exploring, and couldn’t jump back. (It’s worth noting that in Elite Dangerous, you can only jump into star systems, not “empty space”.) “I have 29 LY range on this old Lakon Type 6E,” CMDR Macedonica explained. “So you can imagine my horror when I jump into the first system (with no planets) only to see that the NEXT one is 30.3… Read full this story
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