Community Research (week 1)

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The subject of this article is from the NEXT update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 28 October, 2018.
Community Research (week 1)
Mission type Secondary
Mission series Community Research
Preceded by: N/A
Followed by: Community Research (week 2)
Requires: N/A
Implemented NEXT 1.58
Description Help Specialist Polo - Week 1 of 8

Community Research (week 1) is a mission.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Community Research (week 1) is the first mission introduced as Community Research and its purpose is to help Specialist Polo determine how the universe changed recently.

This is a time-limited mission and it was available for 7 days, starting from NEXT 1.58 until 6 September 2018.

WARNING: It makes use of portal travel. Please do not forget to go back through the portal when you finished, or you will encounter Portal Interference messages.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Make contact with the Space Anomaly[edit | edit source]

With this mission set as the active mission, fly into space and Polo will contact the player through the communicator.

Specialist Polo

-{{ Friend! The galaxy - it roars and shifts, renewed! You sense it too? }}-
-{{ The boundaries shimmer! Now is the essential time for research, exploration, friendship! }}-

The Gek's enthusiasm transmits bright and clear through the communicator. They breathlessly tell me that their research has entered a new phase, and that we could plot it together...
Specialist Polo transmits the coordinates for a planet returning 'marvellously curious' research data. A cache of strange objects, sprouting inside buried Technology Modules.
A small sample would sate their curiosity, but even better, more marvellous, were I to return with many...
  • Accept

-{{ I am transmitting you coordinates for a portal to bypass the light years, friend! Through that gateway, our research begins. }}-

Visit the marked planet[edit | edit source]

A portal will be marked in the system where the player currently located. Due to it is a mission-related travel, the Portal Terminal will not require any recharge.

The portal yawns before me.
I inhale deeply, awed by the imposing structure. The destination for Polo's request is at my fingertips. Are there others treading this interstellar path with me, I wonder?
  • Input Polo's Glyphs
  • Leave

Dig for strange objects[edit | edit source]

After arriving to the other side of the portal, the mission objective will be updated, but it will not give any specific direction.

The player need to look for Buried Technology Modules by using their Analysis Visor and digging them up by Terrain Manipulator, which will yield varying number of Hex Cores for the mission duration.

After collecting 25 pieces, head to space for contacting Polo.

Make contact with the Space Anomaly[edit | edit source]

The player will be contacted again through the communicator, after using the starship's scanner.

Specialist Polo

-{{ Nada detected your ship signature first, friend! They say you have returned with samples. Shall we draw them across to our home now? }}-

  • Agree
  1. -{{ We will be pleased to take as much data as you have, research deeper, understand further! }}-
    • Give small sample (25 Hex Core)
  • Ask how it is possible
  1. -{{ Aha, a little trick of anomalous space, friend! It is a transporter of my own creation, wired from parts of a deconstructed trade terminal. }}-
Polo clicks their beak exuberantly, the sound of it echoing about the cockpit. They tell me they have transferred a gift to my accounts, and that I might spend it on something fun.
And - they hasten to add - their research could always benefit from further samples!

-{{ You may have noticed, Traveller-Friend, that there is a new guest aboard our little home! A being fashioned from metal and soul, by my own paws! They will help me explore synthesis and creation, transforming Quicksilver into exotic goods! }}-
-{{ You would like to meet them, yes? I feel they are a striking likeness for you, Traveller-Friend. }}-

  • Accept

Visit Polo's robotic companion[edit | edit source]

The Space Anomaly will warp into the player's current system, allowing it to be boarded it.

The door behind the Control Panel is now accessible, where Quicksilver Synthesis Companion resides.

After speaking with the merchant NPC the mission objective will be updated.

(Optional) Dig for more, anywhere[edit | edit source]

Return to space and contact Polo again by using the starship's scanner.

The object phenomenon has now spread throughout the galaxy, allowing to collect Hex Cores on any planets.

Specialist Polo

-{{ We will be pleased to take as much data as you have, research deeper, understand further! }}-

  • Give single sample (1 Hex Core)
  • Give small sample (25 Hex Core)
  • Give impressive sample (50 Hex Core)
  • End transmission.
Polo clicks their beak exuberantly, the sound of it echoing about the cockpit. They tell me they have transferred a gift to my accounts, and that I might spend it on something fun.
And - they hasten to add - their research could always benefit from further samples!

-{{ Hail us with your scanner, friend, if you gather more samples! }}-

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The optional part can be repeated until the mission timer runs.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • 2,000 QUICKSILVER.png when turning in the mandatory collection of 25 Hex Cores.
  • 25 QUICKSILVER.png for every optional Hex Core turned in during the mission period.