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02 Sep 2019
The Colonia Trophy Dash

Mission type:
Peaceful
Mission state:
Mission in progress
Visibility:
Public
Priority:
Optional
Members:
0
Location:

This mission was set by the allied/supported squadron: Buckyball Racing Club

The Colonia Trophy Dash is a time trial race that is intended to be an ongoing standing challenge with all waypoints in the Colonia region. All waypoints accept all three size classes of ship, so all ship types can compete. In a similar manner to the A* Challenge, the race will be split into Classic and Unlimited classes and the fastest times for each ship class will also be recorded.

Mission details


The Colonia Trophy Dash is a time trial race that is intended to be an ongoing standing challenge with all waypoints in the Colonia region. All waypoints accept all three size classes of ship, so all ship types can compete. In a similar manner to the A* Challenge, the race will be split into Classic and Unlimited classes and the fastest times for each ship class will also be recorded.
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There are two separate race classes: Classic and Unlimited. In Classic, no Engineering, FSD synthesis or Guardian technology is permitted but Neutron star and White Dwarf jet cone boosts are permitted: this is intended to both allow a level playing field and to encourage new players to race. In Unlimited, Engineering, FSD synthesis and Guardian Technology are all permitted. The use of Supercruise Assist and Docking Computers is not allowed in either category.
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Note that it is necessary to have Elite: Dangerous: Horizons to participate.The Buckyball Racing Club's Discord server (https://discord.gg/YwxcsCf) and website (http://www.buckyballracing.org.uk) provide helpful information on entering a race and hints and tips for improving your flying skills.
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Race times in Classic class are expected to vary considerably but a vessel with a decent jump range should be able to complete the course in under an hour, depending on chance factors such as planetary alignments. In comparison, Unlimited times are anticipated to be approximately 45 minutes or less but will also vary significantly by ship, loadout and pilot experience, with the very top pilots possibly completing the course in under 25 minutes in racing-optimised ships. Participants may take part in any play mode they wish but Open play is encouraged in order to meet other racers on the course.

Race Outline

The race begins at the Dove Enigma megaship in the Colonia system and ends at Jaques station, also in Colonia. After leaving the Dove Enigma, the course proceeds through the following locations, in order, before returning to Jaques:
The starting point for the race is the Megaship Dove Enigma. Large landing pad availability is limited so, to race in Open if there are no free pads, it is possible to dock in Solo mode and then switch to Open once docked: a new instance will be created to accommodate you. Remember that, after landing, the pad still needs to turn around as normal so remember to enter the hangar and then return to the surface to avoid beginning with the pad turning around.

The Colonia Trophy Dash is open for the long term. Make the run at any time, with no deadline. For full details on rules and how to enter, see the race thread here.


Colonia✂︎

Economy:
Tourism / High Tech
Government:
Cooperative
Allegiance:
Independent
Population:
450,000
Controlling faction:
Traffic:
850+ ships
Security:
Low
Star type:
Class F (scoopable)
Permit required:
no
Powerplay:

Info updated:
09 Dec 2019, 12:19am
Factions updated:
09 Dec 2019, 12:19am


Faction nameGovernment  Allegiance  PendingActive  Inf  
JaquesCooperativeIndependentInvestmentCivil LibertyPirate Attack53.6%
Colonia Council NCooperativeIndependentCivil Liberty29.2%
Holloway Bioscience Institute NCorporateIndependent
9.6%
People of Colonia NCooperativeIndependent
7.6%

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