With the possible incoming encroachment of the Thargoids that was shared earlier this year, the Elite: Dangerous community is whipping back up in to a discovery frenzy with the find of more alien ruins.
The ruins in question were found by Cmdr Khenistry, which were located on a planet in IC 2391 Sector ZE-A D101. The ruins themselves have a variety of large obelisks as well as other artifacts such as tablets, caskets and urns.
With the third such discovery in the game, players are trying to find common ties among the ruins’ locations. One player noted that all three discoveries all share a planetary tilt of approximately 30°, while another player has noted that the planets the ruins are found on are near moons that contain high amounts of silicate and sulfur, which could act as large communication relays or receivers.
While the alien ruins themselves are indeed fascinating, we’re even more impressed with the unique and sharp-minded thought processes among the Elite: Dangerous playerbase. Trying to find common patterns among the ruins and determine their original or future purpose sounds a lot like archaeology, and just serves to make the game’s world that much more immersive.
What do you think about the new alien ruins? Do you think the players of Elite: Dangerous are on to something, or do you think they’re over-analyzing? Let us know in the comments.