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Monday, February 21, 2011
‘To The Mizar System’
The following story mission is: ‘Explosive Information’
If you’ve read my post on ‘Imminent Detonation’ then you’ll know that this is one of the story missions I described as undesired orphans, specifically the plain older sister, and a mission that no one wants. Or is it? The official Pirate Galaxy forum has this post.
Completing story missions gives you a war score. One of the recent(ish) updates to Pirate Galaxy gives you the ability to reselect an already completed mission. Previously you could only redo by joining the squad of someone yet to complete it. Apparently if you repeat a mission you get the war score again, which is strange because that doesn’t happen with the Cryonite reward. Some enterprising souls have discovered this and allegedly kept taking this mission, and other travel story missions such as ‘Antares System’, again and again. This is a risk free, quick and easy method of ramping up your war score. So, far from the plain older sister that no one wants, this mission is the quiet girl who turns out to be a real raver and the favourite of everyone ‘in the know.’ I hope that’s put it delicately enough.
SplitScreen has responded to this discovery with this post, which is why I haven’t tested the war score exploit. In summary it says don’t do it or else. I would imagine that this is an easy thing for SplitScreen to fix so expect this loop hole to be closed soon. If anyone has been taking advantage of this exploit to the level suggested then I think its poor form and definite gamesmanship, but it isn’t cheating and it is cunning. I’m not going to be holier than thou because I pointed out and took advantage of a small exploit in ‘Imminent Detonation’ relating to selecting the freighter.
Now I’ve kicked that point about, on to the mission. Natassia Ivanova tells you to pursue the Mantis to the Mizar system and try to find the remaining pieces of the artifact before they do. She also gives you a big pat on the back on behalf of the human survivors in the Gemini system. All you have to do is fly to the Gemini Stargate and from there go to the Mizar system. For that you get 200 crystals, even if you’ve been there before. When you get to Mizar, Natassia advises you to find Dr Valto Copernicus if he’s still alive. He may be able to help you find the next fragment of the artifact.