Oh expensive. A pilot in Elite Dangerous has fallen for a cheeky prank. Commander SpeedyBebop undertook a six-hour journey to Hutton orbital (a distant house station orbiting 0.22 lightyears from its dad or mum star) after listening to that a free Anaconda awaited anybody who travelled there. This is among the house sim’s most costly and highly effective ships. But when he arrived, he found the entire thing was a ruse. There was no Anaconda. And it seems he’s not the primary one to fall for this prank – it has grow to be a operating joke amongst Elite’s pilots.
The journey to Hutton usually takes simply over an hour. Unfortunately for this commander, web issues meant his journey saved being interrupted. It took him a complete of six hours of on-and-off flying earlier than he eventually docked his Type-6 spacetruck. When he did, he observed that the station doesn’t also have a shipyard, not to mention a free vessel.
This “free ship” is a longstanding joke amongst pilots, it transpires. It’s talked about on Reddit way back to a year ago. Sometimes pilots brusquely right each other, saying that the particular ship at Hutton really prices 1000 credit (nonetheless a pleasant low cost on its ordinary worth of 146 million). The origins of the hearsay aren’t clear however at the very least one other person fell for a similar trick final month.
“I first heard about it as a remark… on a post talking about free ship skins,” SpeedyBebop advised me, “and I assumed that if there were free ship skins, it wasn’t too much of a stretch to say maybe Frontier was giving away an Anaconda for 1000 credits in the game for Thanksgiving.”
“I’m not really annoyed (other than the time that I wasted) but the feedback I’ve gotten about sharing my story of falling for such a joke has been awesome, it has made me feel less of an idiot then when I first realized it was a joke.”
So take this cautionary story as a pleasant reminder, house buddies. There’s no such factor as a free launch.