Elite:Dangerous – Fargoner

I created my secondary account, Fargoner, on January 2nd, 2018. This was a return to the old but trusty Sidewinder, now pre-equipped — on account of being Horizons — with an SRV for planetary excursions.

The starting point was Baker’s Prospect, a ground station on Asellus 2 in the Asellus Primus system, under Edmund Mahon rule, just 39 lightyears from Gateway.

The first mission went to Dahan 3 Metalworks, a simple “go there and talk to this person to make 10,000 credits” to help get started. There was little else of interest there, so I went back to Baker’s in search for something profitable. My aim was to earn my way up to buy an Asp Explorer, and go exploring in it.

10-JAN-18 / 10-JAN-04 : Promotion to Peddler
12-JAN-18: Promotion to Mostly Aimless
12-JAN-18: ONE MILLION CREDITS MARK – Credit Balance 1,078,379 CR

12-JAN-18: So far visited – Asellus Primus (origin), Aulin, Opala, I Bootis, Styx, Eranin, Morgor, Dahan, LP 98-132, GD 319, Ori

20-JAN-18: TWO MILLION CREDITS MARK – Credit Balance 2,039,726 CR
Promotion to Scout
Invitation from Felicity Farseer

21-JAN-18: First visit to LHS 3006
Promotion to Surveyor
First visit to Chi Herculis

01-FEB-18: First visit to Aulis
First Million+ Mission: Interact with the settlement data link, Lewitt Base, Aulis (close call but made it out alive)
THREE MILLION CREDITS MARK – Credit Balance 3,511,072 CR
NEW SHIP: Diamondback Explorer (1,894,760 CR), at Beagle 2 Landing, stored first ship. Remaining balance 1,616,312 CR
Upgrade cargo racks. 4:3:3 with 3:2:E, upgrade to 4:3:3
Buy 2G Planetary Vehicle Hangar
Updated balance: 1,547,801 CR

09-FEB-18
Promotion to Dealer
First visit to 10 Canum Venaticorum (via LFT 898)
First visit to Payayan (via Ross 1007 from 10 Canum Venaticorum)
First visit to LP 322-836

10-FEB-18
First visit to Ithaca (via Ross 1007 from LP 322-836)
First visit to LHS 2430
First visit to Parcae (fly-through simple scan)
First visit to LHGS 5287 (via Ross 1051), LHS 6309 (via Surya), Magec
First visit to Nang Ta-khian, BD+47 2112 (flyby)
FOUR MILLION CREDITS MARK – 4,887,629
FIVE MILLION CREDITS MARK – 5,710,651
Upgraded Stellar Scanner 1E → 1C
Upgraded Power Plant 4E → 4A
Upgraded Power Distributor 4E → 4A
Credit balance 2,144,470
PROMOTED TO TRAILBLAZER
First visit to Yanyan
Four million mark again

18-FEB-18
REACQUIRED FIVE MILLION CREDITS MARK – 5,028,587 CR
SIX MILLION CREDITS MARK – 6,125,027 CR
Mental note: Cobra MkIII costs around 350,000 CR

25-FEB-18
PROMOTED TO MOSTLY HARMLESS (after combat crewing with main)

26-FEB-18
PROMOTED TO NOVICE (after combat crew with main)
REACHED SEVEN MILLION MARK

03-MAR-18
Upgraded to Beyond Chapter One
First salvage mission with collector limpets
REBUY – intercepted and KOS on salvage mission at LHS 5287 by NPC wing of 4 including 2 Anacondas, mass locked, no chance to low wake or even return fire. Killed by NPC Iain-K Peake. Must adopt strategy of preparing high wake exit before entering salvage location. Rebuy cost 199,200 (Diamondback Explorer), respawn at McArthur’s Reach, LHS 5287. Salvage mission still active, will try again.