Hidden mass sectors are sectors containing a mass that is normally hidden with the usual radar. A radar upgrade with such capability is needed in order for a craft to detect these hidden mass sectors. The Hidden mass sectors will appear as yellow blinking blips on the map once such a radar upgrade has been equipped and when the player is close enough to one such that it can be detected by the radar. It is possible for several Hidden mass sectors to spawn in close proximity to one another.
While it may be dangerous, there are good potential finds in hidden mass sectors that can be of huge benefit to the player
When warping into a hidden mass sector, it is advisable for the player to equip themselves adequately in order to face potential pirates or enemies. These sectors do not have the usual AI ships that will attack such enemies.
Hidden mass sectors can have any of the following contents, and may have a combination of some as well.
Yes, the usual, cold grey lumpy depressing rocks floating in space. Massive asteroid fields may potentially spawn in such areas. These asteroid fields may contain many good asteroids that are good spots for mining. The drawback for mining in such places however is that there are no resource depots to refine your ores (if you're using a R-mining turret) and that there may be potential pirate attacks that the player may have to counter.
These asteroid fields may also contain massive asteroids, usually no more than two, that can be claimed and then sold or made into a mine for a few million credits (upwards of 4 million) owned by the player. Massive asteroids can be sold at a price of a few hundred thousand credits, and can increase your reputation with a specific faction you're selling the asteroid to.
Secret Stashes can be found within these asteroid fields too. Use the C43 object detector to help you find them.
Container fields (or whatever its name is) are huge stretches of neatly organised containers that may spawn randomly. These stretch of containers can also usually be found in civilised sectors too. Some of the containers may contain good loot that can be accessed by the player, and is classified as a "valuable object". As there are many containers, it is advisable to equip a C43 Object Detector to sieve out such containers. Additionally, some of such containers may be Secured Containers that have to be taken (by docking them to the player's ship) and be cracked at a Smuggler Hideout at a price.
Wreckage can be found in such places that can be salvaged. This is similar to those of a scrapyard, just that you do not need to spend money on a salvaging license.
Wormholes are special, natural gates that allow the fast transportation of the player over large stretches of space without having to make multiple stops. These wormholes can came in handy when flying around the galaxy by yeeting the player to the destination.
Pirate hideouts occasionally spawn in hidden mass sectors, albeit rare. These are usually pirate bases. (add more info pls)
Smuggler hideouts are hideouts of smugglers. These places usually contain a shipyard and a smuggler hideout that is capable of cracking secure containers, unbranding stolen goods, hiring spies etc.
Resistance Outposts (within the barrier)
Resistance outposts are hideouts of stations that belong to a faction near the core of the galaxy. These outposts are "bastions of life" near the galaxy's centre (which is usually empty). They consist of a shipyard and another station of any kind, such as a research station or equipment dock (equipment docks here only sell system upgrades) that is named "resistance outposts". Interacting with one of these stations will start the One Against All And All Against One quest.
Xsotan breeding spots (within the barrier)
Within the barrier, hidden masses may contain xsotan breeding spots, which are asteroid fields full of xsotan breeders guarded by a fleet of xsotan ships, usually between 7 to 15. The xsotan ships are neutral unless provoked