Alien life discovered in Elite Dangerous — and it’s not what you think

    
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Ever since Elite Dangerous dropped its Horizons expansion and allowed players to land on planet surfaces, captains have been scouring the galaxy for interesting sights. Well one player has found the following definitive proof that we’re not alone in the universe: barnacles.

Yes, you read that right. Giant alien barnacles with a strange symbol on them were discovered on Merope 5C, and once the awe of this find wore off, giddy players did what they do best by trying to blast it with mining lasers. “As I type this, I can hear weapons fire,” one captain posted. “If this does end in war, then we clearly started it.”

The discovery of the barnacles wasn’t by accident; Frontier had been giving clues to the community about the possibility of extraterrestrial life for a while now. If you’re in-game, you can check out the stellar barnacles for yourself at -026.3496°, -156.4044°. Alternatively, you can get an eyeful of barnacles (and hear what kind of weird noise they make) after the jump.

Source: Reddit. Thanks, Cotic!
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dragoon0705
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dragoon0705

FlukeLsx Well in 2026 when Star Citizen is out I am sure you will have fun.

Kataq
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Kataq

FlukeLsx You are welcome, bye :D

Kataq
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Kataq

PhoenixDfire Great questions! It really seems like a prelude to invasion. 
I think someone else noted on the forums that discoveries are gradually being found directly towards the galactic rim. So Pleides for the current discovery but it seems Barnards Loop (is that correct) could well be where clues are pointing for the next step.

I am currently taking part in the DW event, so hopefully when the invasion does happen I’ll be safe and sound somewhere near Beagle’s Point, 65K LY away :D

Defector1980
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Defector1980

PhoenixDfire FlukeLsx Reminds me of Ultima Online’s story and events.

PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

So here’s the rub. Have the Alien’s already made the fist strike;-

1. How many people died when that plague sweat through some of the human systems last year? There were suspicions that it was Alien Related.
2. Why are the Alien Probes broadcasting the design of ships that they come accross and to whom?
3. Why are the stations where the alien probes are being delivered to disabling them? And how do they do that?
4. ‘Harvesting’ these Barnacles seems to produce the only item which repair those stations. Are we fixing those stations or are we planting a very subtle ‘trojan horse’?

This has the feel of the old Live Events in MXO (which is a good thing) and brings the community together (including some griefers so watch out) and people are having fun.

FlukeLsx Please go away to SC and stay there. This isn’t the click bait your looking for.

FlukeLsx
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FlukeLsx

I think I’d rather watch Golf on TV.  That’s 2 minutes of my life I won’t be getting back, as I fast forwarded through the video expecting something epic.

Click bait anyone?

GoJammit
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GoJammit

I’m amazed he’s never been banned.

Kataq
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Kataq

TheChiefTurtle After seeing that LoB’s latest trolling was deleted, I wonder if Massively moderators are taking a tougher stance against trolls. One can only hope.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

It’s easy to see they are building something with this tentacle and the Unidentified objects. It’s a very slow build but it’s there.

Defector1980
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Defector1980

TheChiefTurtle I enjoy Elite. Do you need a hug? I love you, fellow human.