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I was exploring in The Void yesterday, using travel mode to transit through one of the asteroid belts. Suddenly, the computer voice tells me that there’s a dangerous area, hull critical and then boom!

So, what’s going on there? I see some yellowish asteroids but it’s not clear what ripped through my shields and peeled my hull so fast. Is there a special upgrade that I need if I ever want to mine those rocks?

  • I suppose these are meant to be radioactive asteroids and the safest way to deal with them is to charge through them at full travel mode speed which should only lead to minor shield damage. – SEJPM Dec 24 '18 at 14:36
  • @SEJPM, well that's an interesting idea. Could you mine away all the asteroids and achieve safety? – Axiom Dec 24 '18 at 17:13
  • From what I've read on the forums, it appears that NPC ships are also affected by the damage. So the best one could hope for is a) the asteroids are actually the source and Egosoft didn't just mark the area of space as "contaminated" and put the asteroids there as a warning sign and b) out-of-sector ships are not affected and can in fact mine and destroy these asteroids. I don't have relieable information on either of these assumptions. – SEJPM Dec 24 '18 at 19:37
  • i believe asteroids respawn in x4 – Lynden Shields Apr 22 at 23:26
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As far as I perceived, only ships in the sensor range of your ship you're in take the damage. So you mining should not be a problem as far as you don't visit the sites -.-

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  • This isn’t true. If you bring up the map when you are in another sector, you can watch ships take damage as they transit this region. – Axiom Aug 14 at 9:29
  • Then it's just another bug I guess. Nothing I'd like to argue about. – Jan Zelmer Aug 14 at 17:07
  • You may be seeing ships traveling above or below the danger region. That’s how I have to transit (or super fast). – Axiom Aug 14 at 18:36

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