A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.

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A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.

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I took off from Intiso with 2 tonnes of Platinum destined for Axebe and had an engine malfunction which landed me in Witch Space among a lot of Thargoids.

I didn't fancy a long fight so when one of them jumped out I followed through the Wormhole. When I arrived in normal space I was behind a strange ship which, when I targeted it was labelled Thargoid Warship (alien).

It did NOT look like the usual flying saucer alien ships. I only saw the back while blasting it it but, apart from the gaudy colours, it could have passed for a human ship.

I haven't ever seen one of these. Can anybody tell me what it was?

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davcefai wrote:I didn't fancy a long fight so when one of them jumped out I followed through the Wormhole.
Must be an OXP ship, I'd think. Was it definitely a Thargoid Warship that jumped out?
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There only seemed to be Thargoids in Witch Space. However this ship was flagged as a Thargoid warship AFTER I jumped into normal space.

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I don't think core Thargoids can jump out, whereas other core ships can.
Which ship you were behind in normal space though I have no idea.
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Is there a Thargoid ship which is not flying saycer shaped?

Otherwise this is going to be one of those once only occurrences. :(

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something like Simon B's r2dux tharg?
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Thargoid wars oxp enable Thargoid's saucers to jump out or was it in? At least they can follow you from interstellar to a star system, iirc.
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Something like that, but only two spokes in a straight line.

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It's really funny that there are so many OXP ships around, that some of them are actually seem to be "UFOs" - ships nobody has ever seen before. :D
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Commander, were you transporting narcotics when you saw this "UFO"?
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@FSOneblin

Funny! Actually I AM on opoid painkillers following major surgery but really, I saw it!!!!!

Ah well, next time I'll not be so trigger happy and take a screenshot.

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But you do know that pictures of UFOs usually turn out very bad? ;)

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Hmmh, the only thing that remotely fits that description is a terrorizer frigate from Thargon Threat:

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it looks like a cross... just as I wrote...remotely.
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That's what I found. That's two (or four) spokes in a plane, but two spokes in a line would only be... a line.
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but two spokes in a line would only be... a line.
That's what I meant. Central exhaust and a "line" out on each side.

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Ah well. Let's just leave it at that.

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That reminds me of the gigantic Viper MKIII my friend and I discovered in Frontier: Elite 2.
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