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Community Research (week 2)

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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 2)
Mission type Secondary
Mission series Community Research
Preceded by: Community Research (week 1)
Followed by: Community Research (week 3)
Requires: N/A
Implemented NEXT 1.59
Description Help Specialist Polo - Week 2 of 8

Community Research (week 2) is a mission.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Community Research (week 2) is the second 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 1.59 until 13 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

-{{ This universe is greatly changed! Evolution has clocked a thousand loops, friend. The very metals and minerals of the worlds are refreshed, echoed by the diets of all strange and splendid beasts. }}-
-{{ I believe the Hex Cores have been attracting creatures, nibbling at this anomalous snack! We much observe the effects. Feed our animal friends and search the results for clues! }}-
-{{ This is joy-stuffed research we do! }}-

  • Accept

-{{ I have found a prime site to continue our research, Traveller-Friend! am[sic] 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

Feed Creatures and detect Anomalies[edit | edit source]

After arriving to the other side of the portal, the mission objective will be updated showing the number of fed creatures.

The player can easily spot them by using their Analysis Visor. Feeding requires various resources, the type is indicated upon interacting with the creature.

After a successful feeding, the creature stays near the player and rewards them multiple times with its unique faeces called Coprite Crystal, which is indicated with PICKUP.LIFESUPPORT.png icon.

When these picked up, each yields 12-18 pcs of Hexite. After feeding 25 creatures the mission will be updated again, 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

-{{ I detect the aroma of your research from here, Traveller-Friend! Let us fatten our research banks as you fattened those creatures! Sync your findings with the Anomaly database, if you please. }}-

  • Transmit data
Polo clicks their beak and gives a little sniff. They tell me they have transferred a gift to my accounts.
And - they hasten to add - their research could always benefit from further samples!

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 accessible, where Quicksilver Synthesis Companion resides.

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

(Optional) Feed more creatures, anywhere[edit | edit source]

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

The broadcast is amplified and the research zone extended throughout the galaxy, allowing to feed creatures on any planets.

Specialist Polo

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

  • Transmit data
  • End transmission.
Polo clicks their beak and gives a little sniff. They tell me they have transferred a gift to my accounts.
And - they hasten to add - their research could always benefit from further samples!

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

After feeding 100 creatures, besides the initial 25, the research data limit is reached and the mission objective will be updated.

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

Specialist Polo

-{{ Friend, we are spoiled and overwhelmed by your dedication to research! But I have learned all I will ever need to learn about anomalous digestion, for this and all other cycles. }}-

  • Transmit data
  1. -{{ As their image fades, I see them examine a Hex Core of their own, as if considering eating it. }}-
  • End transmission.
  1. -{{ Thank you, thank you. I have analysis to do, much knowledge to build. But let us trade words again soon, continue to query this young galaxy! }}-

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.

After speaking with the merchant NPC again, the mission will be completed.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • 2,000 QUICKSILVER.png after feeding 25 creatures.
  • 3,500 QUICKSILVER.png for feeding a total of 100 creatures, besides the initial 25.
  • 45 QUICKSILVER.png for finishing the optional part of the mission.