Hmm, I might have to give ED another shot after almost 2 years of no play...but I have a horrible story why...
On a fresh restart I to wanted to get to Jacques station (this was right when it reappeared) and made a goal to get a the best exploration ship I can to get out there at a reasonable amount of time to do some trade, maybe even explore.
It too a few weekends but I got myself a kitted out ASP Explorer with about 27 lightyear range which I was a happy with. I had taken so long (meh, month is long enough, I have to work and have other games) so I take that with two rovers incase once breaks. I also have a repair unit for emergencies.
I didn't bother with the engineer stuff because I felt like I got sidetracked (do I do mining/pirate/smuggle), doing that took a while back then anyway. so I figured meh, just go.
So with all ready I set off for Jacques station and had my sirrus-xm on for the ride.
It was awesome. I saw nebula and landed and roved around a few rocky worlds. Took screen shots and had a blast.
...1 months later (using 2-4-6 hours a day every Saturday and odd evening) About 250 jumps away from Jacques, they roll out the update that included neutron stars and the ability to overload your drive and give you an extra boost doubling your jumps.
so I start charting for neutron stars for my route and begin using the extra boost, all is well and soon enough after a few days I am about 160 lightyears away!!!.
It was a Saturday. Such a beautiful Saturday. I started playing and counting my jumps. Wahoo! Jacques here I come. I'm not the first but i'm definitely one of the early one. I probably even found stuff too!!
I get to my final neutron star, from here that it. It had already been 3 hours. So I felt like getting a celebratory dominos deep dish with a nice cool six pack. As per regulations during celebrations of this calibre.
I point the ship directly opposite at full throttle to the neutron star. Not going to be one of those fools you read saying they log out and get sucked in....no way. Not after all this...I log out and leave.
20 minutes later I crack open a beer and pizza in hand I log back in. Only to discover....my ship....why is it spinning, all the alarms are ringing. I have a 45 seconds until the canopy cracks and a spin I can't get out of! Im inside the vortex and in a spin I cant get out of!!!!
Dropping the pizza slice and downing the beer as I try to get the ship under control...the canopy cracks. OH NO!!!!
Stunned.....I lean back and see if I can finish the six pack before the life support kills my character.....
Yep. that was the last play I had.....