lördag 23 maj 2009

Moar disappointments

Haven't had the energy to go hunting much lately. But for the few opportunities that has arised I noticed that my favourite haunt now has been taken over by piwates and other ebil beings. Not fun. Not a victim in sight for a noob like me. Especially since both times I've passed through I've been in my Rifter. Not much point in going up against PvP battlecruisers in that.

As I write this I'm waiting for two intended victims to stop hugging their stations and come out and die like real men ;-)

onsdag 20 maj 2009

Eternal podding

There's an episode in the famous Sandman epos where he escapes from the Burgess clan after being trapped for dozens of years. The punishment for Burgess muchly junior is "eternal waking" (believing himself waking up from nightmares, only to wake up in a new one).

Yesterday was like eternal podding.

My dear benefactor is in a war and was moving some of his stuff to a new location outside of previous known WT grounds. He was in a Bestower when jumped by 3 guys and their drones. Chickens.

Later during the day I joined up with one of his mates and another bunch of probably decent outlaws (or former honorable outlaws). We went on a roam in a program called "daily pop". I sneaked out of base and ended up around Orvolle waiting for the rest of the gang. Fleeted we set out for a suicide cruise down Syndicate. Due to communication failure I missed out on killing a Ishkur and later internal crew communication made me drop back. Coms sorted I set off down after the rest of the gang which now were a few jumps into Syndicate. Not knowing if the path was clear and getting system calls from my mate I jumped into lawless land. First jump clear, ship on overview.

Speeding on to the next gate I make it there jump, and ... wtf .... like a fly on flypaper. Frelling bubble up apparently.

Await inevitable end.
Await cloning station.

Why the frell do I have my cloning station 14 jumps out from my home base?

lördag 16 maj 2009

Sorry for the lack of content

Something caught up with me.
It's called "over worked in real life" I think.
Chiana is sorry to say that the RL person - the puppet master if you will - has only been able to muster energy to do a bit of "killing rocks and small red crosses in belts" lately. And taken Chianas alt out for a station camp in a war in Jita.

Chiana will be back with more news when her interface is fixed (computer disk crashed).

söndag 10 maj 2009

A day of frustrations

I just dumped my trusty Rifter for the Rupture. Added more tank and now the thing was too slow :( A noob piraty being in frig got away just because my AB was too bloody weak tangled into a bunch of roids. That might have been a bit lucky though as just seconds later a Hurricane descended on the scene. And off they warped. So I've upgraded. Earlier the reason for ditching the Rifter was another new one venturing out into low sec in a drone factory, a.k.a Thorax. Until I'm flying my BC low sec I'll keep away from those when in my Rifter. It seems though that theres been slight increase in people getting into low sec with better ships - at least where I am. So - upgrade time. Need to figure out how to set this thing up for speed though.

Earlier, my benefactor went camping in high sec as he's war deced (... again). The rag tag fleet trapped and chased a "Dictor" into a station, but the intended victim undocked with a pod and got through. His new Scorpion battleship hasn't seen any real pew pew yet, much to my benefactors great sorrow.

torsdag 7 maj 2009

I'm baack!

Hello dear future victims, Chiana is back.
Unfortunately the systems that were unpronouncable and deserted on the way out were as unpronouncable and deserted on the way back - so nothing much happened. Spent some time hunting a few (even more) minor players but they hid up when I got near. The little chickens. Now I'm pretty confident I've got the hang of the scanner so yes, I'm fairly certain they hid (last time I had this problem, any reason was a valid explanation as to why I didn't find them).

Something else recurring this time was that the autogenerated route - my own ship - tried to kill me. Looking at the 20 something jumps back home, I noticed that the last couple of dozen were a boring high sec. Checking more carefully I again got three 0.9 and at least one 1.0 systems ... jeez.

Quick change of settings to "Shortest ... ignore security".

Much better, and shorter =]

onsdag 6 maj 2009

Chiana lost in space - part 3

OK, decided to try to get home again. I've been having a bit of fun - my first null sec access. Hey guys! You aren't claiming that area for yourself I hope. You know there is a back door just two jumps off from where you usually camp. Seems a bit daft to me - watching the front door and ignoring the back one, but what do I know of 0.0-tactics.

My Rifter is no match for the rats down here at the bottom of the pit, though so no rat kills for me. I did a plex (or sorts) which I got through the first two rooms with right tactics and not much trouble, but then face a swarm of rats, as well as a swarm of real people in local so had to abort that thing. Pity the keys are consummated when entering a new room though. Anyway, there's not one DED out here, but two. It seems however that in practice there is only one - the key wielding overseer alternates between the two. Anyhoo - on the track home-ish, hopefully without too much hassle and a kill or two ... I'll rejoice in the thought of saving a mill a jump all the way home. Pity Don doesn't pay me the same, I'd be rich enough to buy my Wolf when getting back.

måndag 4 maj 2009

Chiana Lost in Space - part 2

A had a go at the plex while I was here, and after a lot of jumping in/out and keep an eye on local I finally got the key from the overseer. Not much loot, but the bounties were very nice given the level (2) of the plex. No ordinary rats these. Buying a better armor tank I'll be a grapling with these rats again. Due to where this is (Tamo is 0.3) I'll have a small window very early EVE time to get these over and done with. I'll go out and fetch the new armor in a few hours.

Chiana lost in space - part 1

I tried retracing our steps from yesterday, but I ended up in suburb to godknowswhere called Tamo. I set out from Eugler in my little frigate late Monday afternoon after stocking up on a few thousand rounds of ammunition. The thought was to get to my favourite haunt where we killed the Brutix the day before. Unfortunately, without maps (as I was to lazy to bring Ombeys excellent work in that regard) I was soon lost.

So wandering around space, drifting aimlessly from unknown, unpronouncable and muchly deserted system to the next unkonwn, as unpronouncable and as deserted system I found myself wishing for anything to happen. Encouraging words of "no, that's not on the map matey" from my corp mates and seeing no one (except for a fleeting glimpse of a alliance companion) to ask the way I all of a sudden found myself in Black Rise. And here I find, on the ships map system, the first traces of something interesting a null sec area. Unfortunately the first obvious entry point is heavily guarded and camped, as is evident by the number of ships killed. Completely lost in low sec I suddenly saw land, the "Isla de la Muerta" of the endless, lawless sea of (as it now was) Lonetrek low sec. Three or four empire systems suddenly lay before me, and reaching the first I thought I was in Turtuga. Bustling with life, the system was all of a sudden filled with gazillions (well at least 8) low sec pirates, mercs and hard core industrialists. It was like stumbling in on a scene from Pirates of the Caribean. Befitting that impression was the fact that the only other systems with ship kills was "Isla de la Muerta". This would have been a very nice time of actually been able to walk in station or visit planets or the like. I could have killed for the opportunity, a beer or whatever. Not able to I hope I didn't catch anything on the way here, as one of the areas I passed through had the ominous name of "Malariya", at the same as they were talking talking about Dengue fever on the radio.

But my goal was null sec. Studying the ships maps, whatever the state they are in, I seemed to have found a way past the heavily camped gate, going in a roundabout route down to the cryptically named systems, more akin to register plates than the friendly Turtuga, that signifies 0.0. On my way there, I had to dock up in Tamo for the night, finding in the process that there was a level 2 DED complex in this system. But I saved that for another day.

söndag 3 maj 2009

An ebil piwate :}

Family thinks I'm an ebil piwate. Really. My son, an avid WoW player thinks its ebil putting an Brutix out of its misery. Well, my take on that is that if the Brutix pilot misconfigures a perfectly good battlecruiser and takes it low sec - he's getting what's coming to it. Me and a corp mate were out and up to no good when we got my favourite system of late. Everything good (to me) happens here for some reason. Jin then says "Brutix on scan" and later "On top station", so after decrypting the messages I set off to the top station. And find Jin and the Brutix staring each other down. Apparently the Brutix got away from Bloodmoney trainees, even killed one of them. We sat there looking at each other for a few secs. For some reason he didn't think to dock, protected by sentry guns. I mean, jumping a ship with two cruisers just doesn't work in sentry gun range. Seriously wounded the pilot instead took the ship down a roid belt. Baad decision.

We warped in, scrambled and that was the end of the poor thing. At least he managed to warp his pod off before I got a lock on it. Decent loot was shared by both anyway. All those hours ratting and missioning down the .... I'm even further down the road to -5 now. But what the ... the main thing is having fun.

I'm waiting for my Cane to be T2 fit before taking her down low sec. That'll give me time to get all supporting skills up as well. And get an insurance... 10 mil insurance is a bit insane I think. Oh well. But maybe not as insane as I would be if I lost an uninsured battlecruiser. More missions coming up with a bit of money I hope. My Pink Roach will handle those easily...

My Cane arrived

My trusted benefactor got my Cane delivered. He built it himself so is happy with that. I'm happy too, really happy. I'll be deadlier than ever. Especially as I'm training Gunnery V and will be done in a week. Now I've finally got something to go in gangs with, or something. At first, while I get all my skills on par I'll use it as a mission boat. Only got a lot of loot (or my benefactor has) so need to do a kind of weird setup that not something you'd want to PvP in. Now is the time to start looking for the setup, it'll have to be T1 for the time being though. And insurance, and decoration. Why not a pink Cane? Nice :) With flowers on.

Coming to think of it looks a bit like a roach. Hehe, my pink roach is going to spread fear into it's enemies :)

EVE blog roll

Just got a nice message from CrazyKinux, this blog is now on the EVE blog roll. Nice - on my way to alternative fame and glory :) Or not. Which is more likely.

Many a thanks though.