The internet can still manage a decent prank now and then, and one of the better ones has been a long-standing gag in the Elite Dangerous community. It takes the form of the ol’-fashioned snipe hunt, a wild goose chase intended to send pilots out to a remote bit of space for a reward that doesn’t really exist.
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Rumors abound of an Anaconda ship free for the taking at the remote Hutton orbital station. That’s one of the rarest ships in the game, presented as a reward for making the hour-long journey to the far-out location. Of course, the free ship doesn’t actually exist, and as Rock, Paper, Shotgun report, the rumor ended up costing one player over six hours of playtime.