Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97-Pastimes

Video games are a pleasant pastime during the lockdown. There are plenty of games to choose from in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and multiplayer games offer a great way to stay in touch with friends. Alas, despite the restrictions, I do not have much time to play.

To Colonia! – Final Entry

I have arrived at the Jaques Station in Colonia, and the eighteen-month journey is finally over. The legs with dates are in the table below. The Cobra lost 65 % of its paintwork, and my exploration rank increased from Surveyor to Ranger. My ship had a meagre ~26 light-years jump range. Upgrading to a Diamondback…

To Colonia! – Part 8

I managed to increase the pace and reached Polo Harbour in Boewnst KS-S c20-959 system and Vihara Gate in Kashyapa system on the same day. All posts in the “To Colonia!” series: [Elite Dangerous © 1984 – 2019 Frontier Developments Plc]

To Colonia! – Part 7

Only two stops left after docking at Caravanserai in Gandharvi system. All posts in the “To Colonia!” series: [Elite Dangerous © 1984 – 2019 Frontier Developments Plc]

To Colonia! – Part 6

This finish gets closer as another leg of the journey ended at Gagarin Gate in Gru Hypue KS-T d3-31 system. All posts in the “To Colonia!” series: [Elite Dangerous © 1984 – 2019 Frontier Developments Plc]

To Colonia! – Part 5

    I am past Sacaqawea Space Port in Skaudai CH-B d14-34 system now, which means half of the trip is done. It is starting to feel it was a stupid idea to try to get to Colonia. Just jumping from system to system is not really interesting gameplay and exploring the planets would slow…

To Colonia! – Part 4

The journey to Colonia is taking much more time anticipated, but I have finally passed the Eudaemon Anchorage in Rohini system. It is the first station on the route, and I took advantage of the outfitting services to shed some weight from my Cobra. All posts in the “To Colonia!” series: [Elite Dangerous © 1984…

To Colonia! – Part 3

Technical difficulties (severe server connection issues) delayed the third leg of the journey to Colonia, and I arrived at Eagle’s Landing in Eagle Sector IR-W d1-117 system one week behind schedule. There were more brown dwarfs on the plotted route, and I had to perform several corrections to find fuel stars. Already late, I abstained…

To Colonia! – Part 2

I have arrived at Amundsen Terminal in Lagoon Sector NI-S b4-10 system and completed the second leg of the journey on time. The route went through a brown dwarf field, but I got through with minimal course corrections. Regardless of the goal to get to Colonia fast, I stopped to perform surface scans in an…

To Colonia! – The Journey Begins

I recently joined Mobius to be able to fly among other commanders without the risk of being ganked. At first, I planned to get involved in the BGS for the Order of Mobius but decided to move to Colonia to support MCRN instead of staying in the bubble. I have desired to get more into…

My top games in 2017

According to the Xbox statistics, my most played games this year were Elite: Dangerous and Destiny 2. Contrary to the number of hours played I got the best experience from older single player games I finished this year. Rise of the Tomb Raider I have not played the original Tomb Raiders, but I enjoyed the…

Elite Dangerous: Keelback

The Keelback is the cheapest ship which can fit a fighter hangar. I bought it to have some variation while bounty hunting for community goals. It is surprisingly fun to fly, and the rotating thrusters look cool. The mothership is not very agile, but the option to switch to the fighter makes up for that….