An Elite: Dangerous player has discovered a generation ship still full of living people

    
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It would seem there are still lots of mysteries to find in the void of Elite: Dangerous. One such discovery was made Twitch streamer Malic_VR live on his channel, where he traced a distress signal back to the Golconda, an immense “generation ship” that, unlike the 15 other ships of its type discovered, actually still contained living people.

The discovery was made by Malic after following a clue dropped during an in-game news report that detailed an apology from the Rockforth Corporation that happened to mention “an unexpected call for supplies from the Upaniklis system.” When Malic headed to the location of the signal, he ran into the Golconda, which left Earth 1,000 years ago at a distance of 172 light years.

Further investigation of the ship found a number of fully voiced audio logs that both describe a ship full of colonists that are being ravaged by a flu-like disease and isolationists who want nothing to do with the outside world. It appears that the captain of the Golconda took it upon himself to try to broadcast a general distress signal without alerting the living souls aboard in order to not make them worried.

It’s unclear what this new discovery will mean for the Elite: Dangerous community as well as whether players can actually decide the Golconda’s fate, but players are certainly free to hop over to the Upaniklis system to track down the ship themselves. We’ve embedded video Malic’s initial discovery below.

source: Twitch via Polygon

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

Oh nice. Now you made me wanting to install it again. Damn it.

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Mikka Hansen

A ship full of old earthlings, what could go wrong?

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styopa

So I guess “finders keepers” yeah?

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Ryuen

Nice discovery, I hope Frontier does something now that people know about the ship.

And good on Malic too, I’ve watched his streams a lot in the past and he is a total lore nut, always trying to figure things out about Elite and always happy to explain something to his viewers (on a whiteboard if needed).

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johnwillo

For the world is hollow, and I have touched the sky.

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laelgon

My only wish is that stuff like this happened dynamically. There won’t be any consequences to this unless the developers decide to manually add something in a future patch. I really enjoy the game, it’s just disappointing that the simulation aspect of the game has surprisingly little depth in terms of how players can affect it.

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Jon Wax

Kinda the gist of why I tapped out. It all feels like each game is just faking it with scripted attempts at life. Like looking behind the scene at Disney, just smoke and mirrors. Not sure how it will ever get fixed or even if it’s possible. Quantum machines maybe can simulate world’s in a way that feel consequential maybe hopefully fingers crossed

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

Really cool that stuff like this exists in this game. Do discoveries like this lead to opening up community events or new locations to go to?

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Greaterdivinity

This game has so many rad little bits like this. Picked it up on sale recently and just did the flight tutorial, but I enjoyed myself. Looking forward to having more time to figuring shit out so I can get to chill and mine resources/explore the galaxy in the hopes of coming across something neat like this.