Guardian fighters are utter crap, their hulls are paper thin and their shields do not stand out either. So they vanish in an instant. No wonder Guardians vanished, too.
ANYWAY, I'm pretty bored with the game so I'm joining a possibly interesting voyage into a previously unreachable Cone sector riding Canonn's megaship Gnosis
. The sector remains unreachable BUT Frontier will let the ship jump in. Jumping in sadly means that on Thursday, when Frontier imports all their updates and changes to the universe, the ship will be deleted from Outotz ST-I d9-4 and will be added to Cone Sector FN-J b9-0 with all the docked commanders. We'll be unable to return to the bubble until Gnosis jumps out in a month.
Presumably it will be an exploratory expedition (booooooring, done enough scanning) but we are alerted that there might be a widespread Thargoid infestation inside. But I fear a group named HALT more. These Thargoid huggers abuse the fact that anti-Thargoid weaponry does very little damage to Human ships and will attack anyone who has these weapons armed. Allegedly this is role-playing and they are trying to save Thargoids for whatever reason, but I'm sure their decision is largely backed by the fact that Thargoid hunters are more or less unarmed against them. So, my ship is not equipped against Thargoids but people. But, if possible, I'll have the rest of the equipment sent to the megaship. It will probably cost a fortune as the ship is pretty far from the inhabited space.
My prediction is that the whole expedition will be a total bore and I'll finally find the time for the photobook. If I'm wrong, the book will wait.