(Solrain Core) Changes in Conflux spawn patterns has begun to raise concerns among pilots. There have been confirmed changes in spawn behaviors in a number of sectors — in some instances, the spawn strength has decreased, but in the majority of cases, pilots have been seeing higher-level Conflux drones appearing.
“This is nothing to worry about,” said Carlo Adiar, Asst. Director of Conflux Studies at TRI Corporation. “We have seen Conflux patterns change periodically and see no particular threat-pattern here.” Continue reading →
(Solrain Core) As pilots squabble over Antiflux inventories, the prices at public stations have continued to climb to record levels – selling for approximately 250% more than they were just two weeks ago.
“Markets panic, that’s just what they do,” said Ferrix Charyb, the STCC Minister of Trade. “We’ve seen some people grabbing for these rare ECMs, and today, as I look at the market, it appears that the ones that disappeared from Hyperial a few days ago have now re-appeared at Solrain Core – clearly at a very significant profit. Continue reading →
(Hyperial) Hyperial authorities reported that the small supply of rare Antiflux ECMs they had provided at Hyperial Station were taken on 117.11.1. The news triggered a pricing panic with very few Antiflux left. Prices were nearing 500,000 credits by the end of the day.
TRI-SEC indicated that they had an idea who had purchased the Antiflux, and that they planned on questioning the pilot. “We have the purchase data from Hyperial and are going to be talking to the pilot — primarily for his own safety,” said TRI officer Layton ‘Scorch’ Morrison.” Technically, nothing illegal has happened since the Antiflux were purchased at the market price. But pilots tend to react rather emotionally when it comes to hoarding of rare goods. This guy needs to understand what he’s setting himself up for.”
(Amananth) The multi-corporate engineering team that has been at work on the problem of repairing the Antiflux Custom Producer in Amananth for more than two weeks, has released a much-anticipated update on their effort.
“Initially we focused on the data architectures because that’s what DPDQ (the Amananth AI system) had been doing – trying to correct the CPs own diagnostics system. If we could have repaired that, the CPs nanos could have completed the repairs with the aid of directed repair beams,” said Chaiss Rivers, one of the team members from Lexxor Intelligence. “Unfortunately, we were unable to make any progress on that front. So we decided to look directly at the repair system hardware. So far, we have been unable get it activated at all – can’t even communicate with it.
“The biggest problem,” continued Rivers, “is that this was a very well-executed sabotage. The explosions on Amananth station apparently destroyed all of the backup data on the Antiflux systems and hardware, and DPDQ does not seem willing or able to reproduce it. But we haven’t given up yet”
Antiflux Factory Still Down The multi-corporate team that was ferried to Amananth with much fanfare has yet to produce any solid results. The Antiflux factory is still damaged and non-operational, and there has been no word on any progress – of lack thereof – from the team.
Pilots Rally for Mission Pilots wasted no time in completing the recent Amananth Faction Mission. It was done in two days! The mission, while sponsored by Amananth, was actually initiated by the corporate consortium working on the damaged Antiflux CP. The mission to scan the anomaly in Amananth sector was created because pilots saw a ship very much like a TRI Enforcer (though apparently now owned by TRI) jump through this anomaly. Continue reading →
(Amananth) The team of eight engineers who were assembled to try to help figure out how to diagnose and fix the repair systems on the Antiflux Customer Producer , arrived safely at Amananth Station. Seven of the eight had to make the trip in cryo-stasis chambers since they were not jump-capable. Six pilots volunteered to provide flux-cover and escort throughout the journey: Flowbar2, Hammer-BS, hifly, JokeR_GdI, Nafcon and Valmagier.
The trip did not go without incident. Tmolus Shaen, the one jump-capable team member, piloted the mission tow which launched from Wake exactly at 21:30. The trip to Amananth was smooth — at least until they reached Amananth. There they found that a very strong swarm had jumped into the sector from Aman Leap. A few of the escorts jumped in to try to battle the swarm, but they were badly outgunned an outnumbered. Continue reading →