I've been searching for a portal to the HyperGrid for some time, and oddly enough my first clue was next door to my new home. Mr. Cascabel's office in Quirm has a door that opens to someplace different enitrely.
As impressive as this one was, it was out of order. At least I knew what to look for.
And I found another stargate close to home again, in the sandbox sim of base2. This smaller version functioned correctly.
And I wound up here.
Scanners indicated this world was smaller than Caledon. The structure was in a nearly abandoned field, but there were structures off in the distance in all directions. I soon found the name of this world.
Promising indeed, but a lagstorm forced my retreat. More explorations to come.