I've reached the point in the "Agricultural Research" base mission where I'm supposed to hire a farmer. I found the system in my Galaxy Map, warped to it, and got a waypoint on a planet:
So I took off, but before my craft even exited the tunnel, the waypoint moved back behind me! I boosted a bit to try to get an idea of what was going on, and I found the waypoint was back on the station:
So, I went back to the station and found the waypoint was, once again, back on the planet:
Initially I thought this was a glitch. So I teleported back to my home base and talked to my Overseer, but it's not saying anything new. Teleporting back to the station, reloading an autosave, manual save, and quitting to main menu and re-logging doesn't change anything.
I get that this is a puzzle, but I'm very confused at how to solve it. I tried going to my freighter, warping away and back, then the same with my starship, but that didn't get me any closer.
I admit I probably didn't pay close enough attention to what my Overseer was saying about working with another Gek—there was probably a clue there. I can't get a good enough picture even with my analyzer's zoom of where on the planet the waypoint is—should I try to fly down there and use my signal scanner or beacon? I don't think that's it, because as I've tried to work this out, the mission reminder periodically pops up telling me that staff to hire can be "found on stations". That hint is a little too subtle for me.
I've wasted a few hours on this puzzle and I've Googled around, but since I guess this is a new thing in Next (I never played the game before Next), I haven't found the puzzle even mentioned. I give up—I'd just like the solution. It's not a very interesting puzzle to me (and is probably something stupid I just hadn't thought of) and I'd like to just get on with the game. Thanks!
Update: it occurs to me that what could make sense from a storyline view is that this Farmer has had a run-in with my Overseer before and doesn't want anything to do with it, so the Farmer's evading me using the station's teleporter; when I dock, it teleports down to the planet, and then when I head for the planet, it teleports back to the station. So I suppose I should try to disable the station teleport somehow? But I can't figure out a way to do that—none of my equipment works inside the station.