(Solrain Core) Awards for the Festival! 117 have been released — with a couple that were unexpected. “Festival! is the biggest holiday of the year,” said Garth Taren, President & CEO of TRI Corporation. “TRI Corporation works very hard and very closely with Solrain, Quantar and Octavius to sponsor a diverse series of holiday events that are available to a broad array of pilots of all levels. This year we had races, contests, missions, trivia — and even a Haiku-writing contest.”
Taren went on to say that the Festival! holiday provides a perfect platfor for special recognitions: “Festival! gets everyone’s attention in a unique way because it’s roots come from ALL of the factions. This year, we are pleased to introduce a new, very prestigious award called ‘Sarath’s Orb,’ and along with that, we are absolutely thrilled that we will be able to announce two Pilots Choice Awards because there is nothing better than being recognized by your peers.” Continue reading →
(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday.
THURSDAY – 117.11.23
BEER FEST FMs Every party needs beer, so pilots will have a number of “beer-sharing” missions to take on. Watch the Faction Mission board on Thursday for details.
Complete a mission – ANY mission from 00:01 UTC on Thursday to 24:00 UTC on Saturday. The pilots with the MOST completed missions will win the following awards:
First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an AB-4;
Second place, Platinum Medal and an AB-3;
Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-3.
All others with more than 10 missions completed will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
FRIDAY – 117.11.24
TRI TRIVIA CONTEST A series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 10:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (24:00) UTC.
The awards are as follows:
All five answers correct:Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
1 to 4 answers correct: Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
0 for 5: Captain’s Commendation
SATURDAY – 117.11.25
THE FESTIVAL! PUB CRAWL – 15:00 UTC Sponsored by The SpaceBar Pub on GBS Station, you’ll need to equip a Tow and visit ALL of the Pubs around space. The Crawl starts at The SpaceBar on GBS, where Proprietor/Bartender Torn Danton will start the race. At each of the other Pubs there will be a Guest Bartender who will give pilots a task to complete. The race will proceed from GBS to …
(Cornea Station) STCC’s initial Reconstruction Days holiday schedule did not provide any details about its Name the Heroes event — simply saying that it was a “trivia-type event.” As it turns out it is — and it’s a very fitting topic for Reconstruction Days.
Almost everyone knows the story of The Thrice Seven. They were the seven pilots sent by each faction to test-pilot TRI’s first single-pilot jump-ships. Many had auspicious careers before and after this test-pilot duty. Some had tragic ends.
For 5,000,000 credits and a Seeker of Knowledge medal, name at least five of Solrain’s members of The Thrice Seven. Name all seven and win a PCS-4, too!
(Solrain Core) The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which from from Friday 117.7.7. through Sunday 117.7.9 — has finally been released by the STCC:
1. Name the Heroes
This is a trivia-type event. Full details will be released on the Friday, so keep an eye on UUNN! Answers, submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net will be due by Saturday 117.7.8 at 24:00 UTC.
2. What’s YOUR Story?
The Henge is a pre-collapse site that dates to approximately 2,800BT. Its massive structures and ancient technology have puzzled archaeologists and engineers for decades upon decades. The most popular theory is that it’s a launch site, but there is no real data to back that up.
Tell us your story about what The Henge’s original purpose was – and maybe detail its eventual demise. Was it a technological wonder? Was it an epic failure? How long did it operate?
Your story does not have to be scientifically accurate — just creative! We’re not looking for a novel, plot or characters (but feel free, if you want) – just your description. Make it long or make it short. Make it funny or make it tragic. It’s up to you.
The WINNER will get a Cesium Medal – and 100u of Cesium!
The RUNNER-UP will get a Platinum Medal and 100u of Platinum!
ALL OTHER entrants will receive a Captain’s Commendation and an Antiflux.
3. The Production Race – Saturday 117.7.8 at 15:00 UTC
Fire up your favorite Market Tool and Race against friends and foes alike to manufacture an item that we will announce. The race will begin at Cornea Station and will end there exactly 90 minutes later. Use any ship. Use any equipment. The thing you need MOST will be your brains!
The pilot who delivers the MOST of the requested items will win a Cesium Medal and 5 million credits! The second and third-place finishers will win the Platinum and Antimony medals respectively.
There must be at least three racers in order for this race to be run.
We had some problems with capturing the baseline data on beacon stats. If you want to participate in the Beacon Tuning Contest that runs TODAY (Thursday) thru midnight (UTC) on Saturday, please take a SCREEN SHOT of your stat page, showing the beacons stat before you start and email it to us – email@example.com.
(Quantar Core) Quantar has released the three datasets to be used in the Miners’ Days “Uncovering Our History” event with the following instructions:
Participants may try to decode as many of the datasets as they like, but you may only submit one for the contest. If we have already received a successful decryption of the DSS you submitted, we will notify you and you will have the opportunity to try to decrypt one of the other DSS.
The data should not only be decrypted, but where there is corruption, you must attempt to interpolate to make sense of the information. It is also important to try to determine a date wherever possible.
The first pilot to submit a successful decryption for each DSS will win the Seeker of Knowledge award along with an EB-3. ALL those submitting a decryption attempt will receive a Captain’s Commendation.
THESE ARE THE DATASETS
DSS-1 Has been decrypted! Work on DSS-2 and DSS-3 if you want a prize.