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#4550634 - 01/04/21 01:21 PM "The Void"  
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Has anyone here ever travelled to the Milky Way sector known as "The Void"? Is there anything of interest to see there?


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#4551063 - 01/06/21 10:51 PM Re: "The Void" [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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James is our group’s long distance explo guy. Next time I see him on TS, I’ll inquire. Last time I saw him, he was 65k out.

#4551150 - 01/07/21 12:50 PM Re: "The Void" [Re: Bohemond]  
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Originally Posted by Bohemond
James is our group’s long distance explo guy. Next time I see him on TS, I’ll inquire. Last time I saw him, he was 65k out.



Thanks! I did read about "The Void" sector on the Elite Dangerous Wiki website but there wasn't much info at all.


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#4551758 - 01/11/21 10:38 AM Re: "The Void" [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I haven't been there (furthest for me are the Errant Marches and Sagittarius Carina Arm), but I think it's just a more or less generic region. Certain space lifeforms are limited to certain regions, but as EDSM seems to be down for maintenance, I can't check whether there is something special in that respect. Otherwise, I guess you can experience the same edge of the galaxy emptiness, that you can get in any other edge region. I think it's also no candidate for certain "galactical" records, like system furthest from SagA*.

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#4551766 - 01/11/21 11:52 AM Re: "The Void" [Re: WhoCares]  
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Originally Posted by WhoCares
I haven't been there (furthest for me are the Errant Marches and Sagittarius Carina Arm), but I think it's just a more or less generic region. Certain space lifeforms are limited to certain regions, but as EDSM seems to be down for maintenance, I can't check whether there is something special in that respect. Otherwise, I guess you can experience the same edge of the galaxy emptiness, that you can get in any other edge region. I think it's also no candidate for certain "galactical" records, like system furthest from SagA*.



Thanks for this info. I've already visited SagA+ and I've visited most of the well known nebulas so it would be nice to discover some new things.

Maybe one day Frontier will release a Sombrero Galaxy DLC? I know it's 30 million LY away from the Milky Way but you know, you just take it one day at a time with the jumps and you'll eventually get there. biggrin


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#4551801 - 01/11/21 03:54 PM Re: "The Void" [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I haven't been there (furthest for me are the Errant Marches and Sagittarius Carina Arm), but I think it's just a more or less generic region. Certain space lifeforms are limited to certain regions, but as EDSM seems to be down for maintenance, I can't check whether there is something special in that respect. Otherwise, I guess you can experience the same edge of the galaxy emptiness, that you can get in any other edge region. I think it's also no candidate for certain "galactical" records, like system furthest from SagA*.



Thanks for this info. I've already visited SagA+ and I've visited most of the well known nebulas so it would be nice to discover some new things.

Maybe one day Frontier will release a Sombrero Galaxy DLC? I know it's 30 million LY away from the Milky Way but you know, you just take it one day at a time with the jumps and you'll eventually get there. biggrin

Well, they can always introduce the Infinite Improbability Drive that could get us to a new galaxy in an instant, difficult to control where it gets you exactly, but you can't be picky.
Nice thing would be that they could address some galaxy gerneration pecularities, like the Borg cube sectors and such stuff. Would also be a clean sheet for new "Bubble mechanics" regarding populated systems, relations, growth, ...
But then again, we only yet discovered a tiny fraction of the Milky Way, at least for the latter part there would be plenty of room to establish something new within it's confines...

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Originally Posted by WhoCares

But then again, we only yet discovered a tiny fraction of the Milky Way, at least for the latter part there would be plenty of room to establish something new within it's confines...




This is a great point. The last time I checked the stats, it was much less than 1 percent of the Milky Way which has been discovered so far by the entire ED community. That is quite a striking thing to think about.


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It's a big place. I jumped only 2k LY out from the bubble and found a handful of unmapped planets (discovered, but nobody had flown over to take a look).

#4552717 - 01/18/21 05:35 PM Re: "The Void" [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I haven't been beyond Colonia. Not sure I'll ever surpass that frankly. Exploration is neat, but not something I look to do all that often. More of a bucket list sort of thing. Maybe one day I'll go deeper. But most of what i like about the game is in the bubble.

Maybe the update will give me reasons to get out there?


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