Community Research (week 3)

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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 3)
Mission type Secondary
Mission series Community Research
Preceded by: Community Research (week 2)
Followed by: Community Research (week 4)
Requires: N/A
Implemented NEXT 1.60
Description Help Specialist Polo - Week 3 of 8

Community Research (week 3) is a mission.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Community Research (week 3) is the third 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 1.60 until 27 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

-{{ The Sentinels make some trouble for Nada and Polo. They always have. We fly outside, do not conform. If they located us, the Anomaly would be ended! }}-
-{{ There is a facility that I am sure stores some of their logic, but I can not access it remotely. I am transmitting the coordinates to you now, friend! Let us push them, examine their routines and responses. }}-

  • Accept

-{{ I am transmitting you coordinates for the portal, friend. But there is danger! Please be full of care! }}-

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

Reach the marked facility[edit | edit source]

After arriving to the other side of the portal, the mission objective will be updated showing the BUILDING.UNKNOWN.png icon for a Manufacturing Facility.

It is locked by a reinforced steel door that the player will have to break through, which will alarm two Sentinel Drones when attempted.

After successfully entering the building, a terminal can be found that requires the player's attention. Three Damaged Components need to be repaired before it can be fully accessed.

The terminal interface lists several databases related to Sentinels: manufacturing information as well as behavioural logs. The data is encrypted, but I can see an option to download for backup.
Something prickles, tingles, at the base of my skull. A sense of impending danger as the crimson alarm light sweeps across the room...
  • Download Sentinel Data
  • Leave

Destroy Advanced Sentinels[edit | edit source]

After the information is downloaded, the mission objective will be updated.

Sentinel Quad is considered as an Advanced Sentinel, which requires Security Level 3 to appear.

When one is destroyed, 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

-{{ Did the Sentinels resist your presence, friend? Can we learn from the patterns in their patrols? Let me analyse the logs. They must be aware of the what is happening... }}-

  • Transmit data
Polo reviews the logs, their holographic image nodding seriously. They tell me they have transferred a gift to my accounts, a small token for the risks I take on their behalf.
They seem reluctant to ask, but hesitantly they let me know there is still work to be done.

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) Destroy more Sentinels, 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 kill Sentinels on any planets.

Specialist Polo

-{{ Every drop of pugneum, every shattered piece of glass - this data brings us closer to the truth, Traveller-friend. But always take care! You are so precious to Nada + Polo. }}-

  • Transmit data
  • End transmission.
Polo reviews the logs, their holographic image nodding seriously. They tell me they have transferred a gift to my accounts, a small token for the risks I take on their behalf.
They seem reluctant to ask, but hesitantly they let me know there is still work to be done.

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

After killing 25 Sentinels, besides the first Sentinel Quad, 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 bravery! You do us a great service! But we are safe for now, Nada and I. Do not risk yourself any longer. }}-

  • Transmit data
  1. -{{ Polo beams, relieved that I have not come to harm on their account. They tell me they have transferred a gift to my accounts, and that I might spend it on something fun. }}-
  • End transmission.
  1. -{{ Thank you, thank you! We owe you much, Traveller-friend. This peace will pay us back in knowledge, I promise you! }}-

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 killing the first Sentinel Quad.
  • 3,750 QUICKSILVER.png for killing a total of 25 Sentinels, besides the first Sentinel Quad.