Festival 118! Comes to a Close

by Yaz Shanndar

(Quantar Core) Festival 118! came to a close with some mixed reviews.  About 40 pilots were online over the four days of the holiday, but according to TRI Corporation, which sponsors the annual holiday events, pilots participation in contests and events was fairly disappointing across the board.

Conversely, there was some disappointment with TRI Corp’s event management as well.  Pilot Sinver slammed the running of Friday’s Treasure Hunt event, saying:

“I was looking forward to this all,day while at work. I’ve wasted an entire evening because quite frankly, you couldn’t organize a piss up in a brewery. The clues were useless. Don’t even bother tomorrow. Just park the ship and forget about it. A great idea, really great idea terribly executed. My entire evening wasted. Thanks guys.”

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It’s Pilots’ Choice Time Again

UUNN Newswire

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Voting has opened today for the 118 Pilots’ Choice Awards.  Medals for Combat, Mining, Conflux Hunting, Economy Support and Leadership will be awarded to pilots receiving the most votes — though there is a seven-vote minimum to qualify for an award.  A Pilots’ Choice Award can be given to ANY registered pilot and any pilot can vote — but just once.

ALL PILOTS are encouraged to participate by voting HERE

Any awards will be presented to pilots during this year’s Festival! celebration which will run from 118.11.22 through 118.11.25.

Determined Trio Exterminates Hives

by Thane Carios

(UUNN HQ)  It’s finally done.  Thanks primarily to Clanlord, Gen.Tra and Morris, the targeted hives in sectors First Sight, C-3309, C-1101, C-1102,and C-2199 were destroyed and most of them have not re-spawned.  And as predicted, asteroids that were staying in a high-entropy (heated) state after mining have finally begun to cool.

“Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly what was causing the problem with mined asteroids not-cooling,” said Carlo Adiar, TRI Corp’s Assistant Director for Conflux Studies.  “Nor do we know which hive(s) and sector(s) were the source.  But we just didn’t have the luxury of taking the time to narrow it down one-by-one.” Continue reading

“FluxPert” Suggests Hive Strategy

by Yaz Shanndar

(UUNN HQ)  Xenobiologist and Conflux “expert” Professor Athena ShaiDen believes she has uncovered a potential strategy for destroying the targeted Flux hives.  “I have been monitoring the telemetry from the test-runs against the hives,” said ShaiDen.  “Mr. Adiar is absolutely correct in his assessment that timing is everything.  But I think one thing that no one has publicly discussed is that longer-established hives are much more difficult to destroy than newly-spawned ones — which only take about 5 nukes to take out.”

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TRI Research & Development Calls for Beacon Cooperation

by Thane Carios

(Outpost Station)  TRI Corporation’s Dr. Zhia Katdinal today called for pilots and factions alike to cooperate to help solve the ongoing mystery on why asteroids are not cooling after being mined.

“The only actionable information we have so far has come from Quantar, and they used specially-tuned beacons to get it,” said Katdinal.  “They discovered that something is causing the asteroids, once heated by mining, to remain in a high-entropy state.  We have yet to determine what that something is.”160811_155441

“We need more data from beacons – a LOT more.  But the key is that we need the data to be as consistent as possible, so we can only use data taken from beacons tuned to ONE factional frequency.  In other words, we need the beacons to be the same color.” Continue reading

Infestation Overload

by Thane Carios

(Outpost Station)  Infestations have been popping up across space with increased frequency over the past couple of weeks — with some of them seeming impregnable.  What make this current flurry even more unusual is that there have been no reports of sentient conflux seeding or defending the infestations.infest2

“Something is definitely going on here,” said Carlo Adiar, the head of Conflux Studies for TRI-DEF (TRI Corporation, Defense & Security Division).  “And it’s not good.  We’re seeing infestations on the increase and nuke stocks on the decrease.  Pilots better get after this quickly or we’re going to have a problem.” Continue reading

Launch Systems Down; TRI Scrambles to Resolve

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core)  TRI Corporation has released the following statement:

118.8.9.12:00.00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All station launch systems are non-operational at this time.  Pods have been successfully recovered from all ships that were in-flight at the time of the system failure and there has been no loss of life.  Director Yelda Mossad and her Station Systems & Maintenance engineers are working to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience.