Author Topic: [SPOILERS] Reaching The Core  (Read 66343 times)

Dinosawer

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on: November 02, 2016, 03:52:52 PM
A consolidation of info on how to get to the core, for people who are stuck trying to figure it out.

The Way
Right along the wall around the core you can find a hidden mass system with therein 8 asteroid stations in a circle, numbered from I to VIII.
That's related to the 8 Xsoltan Artifacts you can find (legendary upgrades numbered the same, from I to VIII).
When you have (and equip?) all 8 of them a jumpgate to the core opens.
Things leading to those artifacts can be found in sectors with a hidden mass signature (equip a radar upgrade).


The Artifacts (minor spoilers)
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-I is received by finishing the Project Exodus questline
-II is researched at the research station
-III is received by killing Pirate Captain Swoks
-IV is sold by the travelling merchant
-V is received by the artifact delivery questline
-VI is received by killing the AI
-VII is received by the MAD science thing
-VIII is received by finishing the smuggler questline


Detailed guide (major spoilers)
I
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Project Exodus. The start beacons can be found in hidden mass systems at a distance of more than 200 from the core.
They're easy to spot on the map - they blink.
The beacons are numbered - find beacons until you have X and Y of the same number. Go to that location (can be found via mission menu-> show on map.
You'll find a beacon in that sector with new coordinates. Follow them.
Repeat that until you've reached the final sector (somewhere near the edge of the map).
Talk to the communication beacon until it says it'll drop some Xsotan technology.
Look around for the glowy purple thingy, and go pick it up.

II
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Find a research station. Give it three legendary system upgrades, at most one of which can be a Xsoltan Artifact. Research that and you'll get the Artifact.

III
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killing Pirate Captain Swoks (distance to core between 380 and 415)

IV
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sold by the travelling equipent merchant for 3 million creds

V
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Follow the Artifact delivery questline to a beacon. Activate it while having one of the legendary upgrades equipped. The upgrade is dropped when you killed the Four.

VI
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killing the AI (distance to core between 295 and 315)

VII
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destroying 4 MAD science energy research satellites until the boss shows up and killing him. (distance to core between 150 and 240)

VIII
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finishing the smugglers quest and killing Botan. Start by talking to a smuggler near a smuggler post.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 06:03:22 PM by Dinosawer »
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on: November 02, 2016, 03:59:20 PM
I'm pretty sure you're right.
Other bosses you may be missing:
Boss Swoks iii,
The AI.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 08:22:58 PM by Ethentianknight »



Dinosawer

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on: November 02, 2016, 04:31:52 PM

Swoks is the pirate guy (forgot his name  :-X ), AI is listed, which means there's still missing one (unless you can buy 2)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 10:58:11 PM by Dinosawer »
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on: November 02, 2016, 08:17:33 PM
I'd suggest marking this thread with [Spoilers] at the front of the title rather than hiding everything within the tag.

We should mark down what numbers are found in what locations or drops.



Dinosawer

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on: November 02, 2016, 08:21:06 PM
True. Done.
I think Swoks was III and Botan VIII, and MAD science was definitely VII, and I think I saw IV for sale. Dunno about the rest.
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on: November 02, 2016, 08:23:46 PM
Do all upgrades give plus five arbitrary turrets?



Dinosawer

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on: November 02, 2016, 08:24:47 PM
The 5 (of three types) I've found so far all do.
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on: November 02, 2016, 08:31:50 PM
I've found at least four types that all do that as well.
This leads me to another issue, building a ship large enough for 8 upgrades.

You should throw a spoiler tag in the initial post that holds upgrade locations by number.

Spoiler:
I - unknown
II - unknown
III - Boss Swoks
Etc.



Dinosawer

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on: November 02, 2016, 08:42:30 PM
Done!


Well, the battlecruiser I designed (but can't afford) has 7, so I could attach a giant computer core block for crossing the boundary :V
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on: November 02, 2016, 09:06:03 PM
Same. I think i got up to 7.
Only ogonite I've gathered so far is from a scrapyard, assumedly it's mined near the center. Avorion too.



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on: November 03, 2016, 08:50:27 AM
I did a tiny bit of "data mining" and found where to find all the upgrades. Added to the OP.
Spoilers etc
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on: November 03, 2016, 11:59:24 AM
You could add this stuff you find out here to the wiki, that would be pretty cool, actually.
#define TRUE FALSE // happy debugging suckers

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on: November 03, 2016, 03:54:24 PM
I'll see what I can do when I have some time. (have some experience with game wikis  :) )
Seems the current wiki is kind of horribly outdated indeed  :P
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on: November 03, 2016, 03:58:52 PM
Very much so. It'd be great if it got some love. We might be migrating to gamepedia in the near future, but they told us that we can migrate the wiki to their site, so no content will be lost.
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on: November 03, 2016, 04:13:02 PM
I'm all for discovering more about the game, but i am horrid at writing wiki pages. I'm gonna leave this one to Dino, but I'd be happy to point out good resource threads and once we have a good semblance of a wiki, any missing gaps that the forum has filled.