i thought the aim was to fly to beagle point (where the trolls wait in open play) and allow people to explore along the way, keeping track of folk using the new squadron system, and meet up each weekend at whatever waypoint for fun’n’games?
They’ve dropped the number of waypoints down to 15 so it shouldn’t take quite as long but keep in mind that 15 weeks is a one way trip during which you’ll just be flying, scanning, and maybe mining if you’re suitably equipped. it’s new, shiny, more engaged scanning and mining, but you’re leaving everything else behind in the meantime. I did road to riches in a week and a half and that was a lot of flying, this is doing that until mid-May. For the guys who are that into exploration it’s awesome, and i hope they manage to get more folks into it, but it’s a fairly large commitment. Though if the largest jump between waypoints is 8,000LY there may be folk who fly out and back again in the earlier weeks i guess. It also looks like they’re running a tour guide group to allow cmdrs to jump into other peoples ships on the journey rather than flying out there themselves (which is the most tempting option for me). This week though they’re taking folk through the engineer and guardian module upgrade paths in preparation, which is nice.
I think all community goals are across all platforms, or have been since i first did one. It looks like they’ve set 4 weeks aside for it, so i’d imagine 4 weeks of community events, 1 or 2 a week, but that far out it might only be mining and maybe combat goals.