Monday, September 28, 2015

From ganker, to savior, to target, to hunter, to ally, to enemy..

Tonight I was reminded yet again why Wspace is the place.

We roll the hole and I drop my scout in first. A quick info look up on the POCO tells me that its Red Fires' hole. There are only a couple ships on D, nothing larger than an Omen Navy and we figure its POSed up. I drop probes, and begin the chain.

It goes quickly because I'm not alone. I find the first hole, call out in coms a scout in waiting jumps the hole. He calls out the next hole and another scout jumps that hole. We leap frog over each other each person finishing up the scan in one hole and a new person jumping into connection after connection.

Less than 15 minutes pass and our chain is more than 8 holes deep. This is fairly standard for us, we cover a lot of ground very quickly. Anything out of the ordinary we call out and plot its demise.

Tard (great name after I just said we were all adults... o well) calls out that he has a Sigil baiting sitting on a hole. We know its baiting because why else would a Sigil just sit there. Tard is a special pilot, he favors aggressiveness over calculated caution. In most cases it works for him, but in the case of a baiting target, not the best of choices.

The Sigil jumps into a C2 from the C4 and he follows it.

He springs the trap and the nearest ship to support him is my Gila 5 jumps away down the chain. 

Two bombers uncloak on the other side. Tard assumes the bombers are hunting the Sigil also, so he says on coms. "O look, bombers, I'm going to Save the hauler!!".  The same ship he himself was about to gank.  He locks up one of the bombers and kills it.


The sigil locks up Tard. "Hows that for gratitude?" 

The people baiting, were obviously looking for more than just Tard to kill because I was able to make it 5 jumps before I landed on grid with a phobos, curse, domi and svipel. After some quick scambling tard and I manage to get out of the trap.

The remaining support coming to help us find that some of the R3d Fire guys are in the chain between the trap group and their home hole, so we have 2 fights going on at the same time.

Tard is calling out ships in the C4 with the trap group, another person is calling out targets in the Static C5 through the chain. We end up getting out fleet made up of mostly random shield kitchen sink spread out 5 jumps worth of wspace.

Tard on his one man mission, finds were the baiters live and starts calling about rattlesnake, raven, raven, nightmare.... more and more.. We all want to get there, but we have R3d Fire fighting us with 3 Navy Omens and some god damn Oracle in the chain to support him.

He manages to extract out of their hole, but not before we lose a strat.  (sad face) I guess the baiters, seeing that we were coming in force, decided to try and roll their hole connected to the C4. They trapped out a raven and rattlesnake doing it. lolz

We caught the rattle and his pod.  

 During all the confusion of killing the rattle snake, we still have Red Fire running around in the chain. They some how ended up killing a falcon I loaned to someone.

We go back to shooting at Red fire and essentially have ships across 5 wormholes. Then, out of no where a random raven that was trapped out jumps into our fleet.... and his pod

Then we are back to fighting with R3d Fire again and nail one of their Omen Navy Issues down

Its back and forth through the chain, they are warping off, kiting, we have pilots all through chain, so do they.. its bananas. Good fights.

More kills

Omen Navy.


Oracle :

We lost a few ourselves, it was back and forth non stop for at least an hour.  Till....

Someone said on coms that another group was camping one of the high secs entrances to the chain. Turns out R3d Fire had been fighting with them on the high sec trying to get their pilots back in we podded out. 

The people camping the high sec are using a devoter to prevent R3d Fire from getting back into their home, to get more ships and fight us.

Well, we simply can't have that.

I started a convo:

 [ 2015.09.29 00:40:54 ] Longinius Spear > Your pods want free passage back to your home?
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:07 ] lycoses22 > no our ships do but i know you wont let that happen
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:10 ] lycoses22 > right?
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:11 ] lycoses22 > orrrrr
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:24 ] lycoses22 > and are you guys gonna frag these retards on the high sec?
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:33 ] lycoses22 > caracle vexor devoter
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:34 ] Longinius Spear > we tried, they jumped out.. we baited with a drake
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:37 ] lycoses22 > cloaked lachesis
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:43 ] lycoses22 > ah
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:45 ] lycoses22 > rgr
[ 2015.09.29 00:41:57 ] Longinius Spear > we've left the c2.. we are headed back to our home
[ 2015.09.29 00:42:39 ] Longinius Spear > our fleet is chasing after your Dare Devil. Thanx for fighting btw.. its been a blast
[ 2015.09.29 00:42:59 ] lycoses22 > haha no worries we are always down to fight no matter what
[ 2015.09.29 00:43:05 ] lycoses22 > unless its t3's and guardian
[ 2015.09.29 00:43:11 ] lycoses22 > thats just unbreakable
[ 2015.09.29 00:43:15 ] Longinius Spear > Yea, we aren't shipping up, because we are having fun
[ 2015.09.29 00:43:16 ] lycoses22 > not fun
[ 2015.09.29 00:43:25 ] lycoses22 > good glad to hear :)
[ 2015.09.29 00:43:37 ] lycoses22 > so if we come back in ships.... will we be ok?
[ 2015.09.29 00:43:41 ] lycoses22 > or just pods?
[ 2015.09.29 00:44:07 ] Longinius Spear > well i can't guarantee your ships, but pods are free to pass. We don't have bubbles along the way, but we have random pilots all over the place so, i don't want to be responsible
[ 2015.09.29 00:44:16 ] lycoses22 > ok
[ 2015.09.29 00:45:39 ] lycoses22 > thank you btw
[ 2015.09.29 00:45:47 ] lycoses22 > hopefully we can provide some more content

[ 2015.09.29 00:45:48 ] Longinius Spear > Np, our fleet is totally back in our home
[ 2015.09.29 00:45:50 ] lycoses22 > if you want
[ 2015.09.29 00:47:21 ] Longinius Spear > we are just screwing around. Good fun.
[ 2015.09.29 00:48:12 ] lycoses22 > theyre back to camping lol
[ 2015.09.29 00:48:17 ] Longinius Spear > fkers..
[ 2015.09.29 00:48:19 ] lycoses22 > we'll try and fight em off :p
[ 2015.09.29 00:48:19 ] Longinius Spear > lol

We set Red Fire to blue, so we wouldn't accidentally kill them. :P

They must have headed back down the chain with more pilots to get the campers off the high sec. We headed down in like 10 confessors or some crazy shit. RAWR!

[ 2015.09.29 00:51:10 ] Longinius Spear > we got some guys to help clear that high sec for you
[ 2015.09.29 00:51:17 ] lycoses22 > ok
[ 2015.09.29 00:51:33 ] lycoses22 > thanks
[ 2015.09.29 00:53:16 ] lycoses22 > vni just jumped in
[ 2015.09.29 00:53:24 ] Longinius Spear > yea, we are on our way
[ 2015.09.29 00:57:02 ] lycoses22 > you have eyes on the hole?
[ 2015.09.29 00:57:10 ] Longinius Spear > The high sec? yep
[ 2015.09.29 00:57:15 ] lycoses22 > kk
[ 2015.09.29 00:58:39 ] lycoses22 > you guys are going to the wolf rayet c2 right?
[ 2015.09.29 00:58:45 ] Longinius Spear > yep.
[ 2015.09.29 00:58:54 ] lycoses22 > rgr
 [ 2015.09.29 00:59:19 ] Longinius Spear > we are trying to apha some stuff :)(
[ 2015.09.29 00:59:29 ] lycoses22 > i see that :p
[ 2015.09.29 01:00:59 ] Longinius Spear > got oen :)
[ 2015.09.29 01:01:50 ] lycoses22 > Kill: Voland Oramara (Vexor Navy Issue)
[ 2015.09.29 01:02:37 ] lycoses22 > gj :)
[ 2015.09.29 01:02:44 ] lycoses22 > the t3d's reck
[ 2015.09.29 01:05:14 ] lycoses22 > thanks for that :)
[ 2015.09.29 01:05:19 ] Longinius Spear > kk you straight?
[ 2015.09.29 01:05:24 ] lycoses22 > yea man
[ 2015.09.29 01:05:36 ] Longinius Spear > GL.. fight us if you like, if you dont no biggy
[ 2015.09.29 01:05:39 ] Longinius Spear > we aren't holding you to it
[ 2015.09.29 01:05:48 ] lycoses22 > rgr we will if we can :)

Killed a Hacate too

We then removed R3d Fires blue status and went back to shooting at them.  Lol.

We went from ganking a hauler, to saving a hauler, to losing a fight, to winning a fight. We blued up the people we were fighting, for the soul reason to shoot at them more after they had a chance to reship/return and fight more.

Props to Red Fire because as I write up the crazy story, we are still at it. Shooting at them and them shooting at us... 

 I fucking love wspace people.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Strange days

EVE is the fantasy land of reinvention. One moment you could be doing one thing, the next something totally different. The only real constant in the mix of never ending scenarios is you, but if you are like me and treat the EVE fantasy land like my own little chemistry set, shit gets weird.

Having lived in Wspace for as long as I have, you get see a lot of really weird stuff. Crazy fits, crazy people and even crazier situations.

Quick Pilot update:

1st off, I'm no longer with Nova Haven. I wasn't just one thing that made me leave, I would be ashamed of myself if it was. To put it lightly and to the point. I raged. Just walked off, threw my hands in the air and said fuck it. I will say though, be a part of that corp wasn't time wasted. I met a good chunk of people who put EVE into some perspective for me. For that, thank you.

In Nova Haven, there are some of the most positive people I have ever met, in game or in real life. The corp oozes goodness and a great outlook. If you are feeling burnt out, want a reboot of attitude of sorts, jump in there with a noob and take a ride. That's how I'll describe them from this moment forward. "A ride". Read into that how ever you want.

2nd. I'm back in Isogen5. To be perfectly honest, I was lonely and missed the same thing that drove me away in the first place. Ugg I'm so co-dependent. I'll stop there.

On with the story.

The single most crazy day I have had in EVE.

Date: Sept  6th. 1am PST.

Foedus is being Foedus and he is doing one of his favorite past times, guessing POS passwords. As long as I have known him, he's done this. He's almost never successful, but he tries it anyway. This time, he struck pay dirt.

The resulting actions, netted him a 7 billion isk profit and 10+ billion in kills. You can read more about it here.

Good way to start the day off.

The previous day we had stumbled across a "Wrong Hole." eviction. Which we were able to bait their scout watching the hole with a scan ship.

Not bad, but that wasn't really our goal. We wanted the fleet that had set the timers on the POS. Sunday, was going to be that day. ETA  for timer about 4 hours. We planted an alt and continued to look for pew.

So we decided to screw around in null sec.

Some of our guys on coms came across some bubbles installed by god only knows who in the null, so we did what anyone would, and shot at them. Some skirmish's happened, which is expected. Till we encountered a hurricane that was bouncing back and forth from one side of the Null gate to the next. Just repeat gate crashing over and over again. We had tackle on both sides, so it was just a matter of time.

Then he lights a cyno. Cause fuck it... cyno right? He brings in an archon, which we instantly start fighting. I think the second that guy realized that we weren't going to run, he knew he was fucked. Some of the other people in his fleet were able to get him free and the archon warped.

That didn't stop us! Some bad ass combat probing and we got the kill.

We also got some other stuff in the process, rapier, confessor, some pods.. it was a good little exchange of fire. Props to that guy for hot dropping a fleet with a single archon on a gate. Balls that clank on that guy.

The day was just getting started !

For the POS coming out of reinforcement. We called in our friends in Sky Fighters for the 3rd party ambush of the fleet that was invading the C5... (Wrong Hole.) Our scout provided us a way in and after getting all the way to the target hole with our huge fleet... The scout said the hole was crit.

SHIT!. They had Two dreads on field both in siege.... grr. Well good on them for being smart. If that hole wasn't crit, we would have done terrible things to them.

The fleet should have gone home at that point, but Iso5 never wanting to give up, called the logi and dictors to jump into the crit hole. It closed, trapping 1 saber and 3 guardians in a hole with an enemy fleet. The logi got safe and I was the scout that needed to provide the remainder of the fleet a way in.

Sadly, no direct Kspaces and the static that just rolled was a C5.O well, looks like I need to scan my logi a way home.

So picture this, 3 guardians with minimal dps drones, 1 saber and 2 scouts. One of the scouts headed down the chain one way, and I headed the other. Bronya Boga was flying one of them and me in the other. Bonya somehow managed to get himself blown up while scanning out the C5 static. So then it was just me, trying to save his pod, the guardians and a saber. I came face to face with the C5 highway.

C5 after C5... the chain went on, no low class holes or high/low secs. We did find some 0.0 exits, which we tried to use to find more holes than just C5s. No luck.

What we did find in our epic journey, was some abandoned ships at a moon. A newbie ship and a stiletto. Bronya couldn't fly the stiletto, but a newbie ship is better than a pod. I figured, why leave it in space. We mustered all the DPS we could get from the logi/dictor and blew it up.

Op success!

We continued to scan our way back to Kspace, until our elite pvp logi gang found an offline POS. I took our roaming guardian gang for another epic kill.

This guardian roaming gang was doing great! Finding ships, blowing up POS mods. Good times!. Finally, we did find the end of the C5 highway, which ended in a Null direct to catch about 10 jumps from HED-GP. Yea, we aren't taking our elite guardian task force through HED.

In my escape from C5 space, I must have scanned 20+ nulls in both directions of the chain, until I found a direct to c3, which had two C2's connected to it but we eventually did find a direct to high sec.

I know this seems minor but taking some near defenseless ships through 10+ wormholes, 20 some nulls, without any kind of bookmarks or cloaks (other than the scout) is a hell of a thing. It took me almost 2 hours and we lived... and GOT KILLS!

Bronya offhandedly mentioned "how much weirder could this day get?".

Welp.. Bronya, later that night a guy named Hazard said the words that every wormholer loves to hear on coms. "I have an offline tower on scan, multiple SMA's".

The single largest kill mail I have ever been a part of.

29.6 billion isk... HOLY SHIT!

Multiple capitals in the wreck, multiple T2 ships... billions in assets, all because someone forgot to put fuel in the tower.

Since all loot from scouting goes to the scout, Mike Hazard just cashed in with an estimated 20+ billion in ships and assets, gratz bro!

Since I had been in the corp only 2 days at this point and wormholers being the superstitious lot that they are, I was given the title "Good Luck Charm".

4 days after this insane day, with multiple engagements and kills under my belt. I have gone to 4th on the Zkill board in a 7 day measurement. Bob has shown me that, this is where he rewards me for my actions. I guess I do belong here in Iso after all.

Thank you Bob for your holy gifts.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ransom Received: Op Success

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.  -- Bruce Feirstein

I have been in a newbie teaching corp for the past few months with my main Spear. I love sharing experiences and knowledge with new players. Lately living vicariously through their discovery, has brought a level of joy I have been missing for a long time. That thrill of discovering something new by only trial and error is hard to replicate outside of the EVE newbie experience.

Well tonight was one of those moments that I simply could never have imagined but I couldn't have been happier that I was a part it.

I log on to voice coms to hear that 3 of our members are shooting an offline gun, attached to an offline tower.

Everything about that sentence is crazy. Let me describe why.

1. The tower is offline. Its essentially a large blob of useless hit points, taking up space.

2. Its not even our wormhole. Its just some random wormhole that these our guys happen to have entered. Then they happen, to have warped to a moon and landed on grid with an offline tower.

3. Killing the mod won't give you ANYTHING, other than a kill mail. The kill mail will be for about 3 million isk. You could get into a free newbie ship, mine beginning high sec asteroids, buy a ship costing MORE, eject that ship, then blow up that ship and get a larger kill mail.

4.  You are doing it with 3 people. You are attempting to chew through a blob of 1,000,000 some EHP with 3 ships. Its going to take you many hours.

 Well these pilots couldn't be swayed by anything as trivial as facts. They had a thirst for POS mod blood, that could only be sated by a semi massive explosion.

We started to joke on coms about if they would get jumped by a roaming wormhole gang before the module was exploded. In this case a Sensor Dampening Battery.

After 4 hours, our brave pilots managed to destroy the offending module without dying.

There was much happiness.

3.5 million ISK in damages!

This is where the story should end, but I wanted to find out more about the people who we terribly wounded in our devastating attack

The victim corp was "Extreme Dimensions"

A 3 member corp, with 3 members who haven't been active for about 2 years. The corp has closed its doors.

I did some more digging...

About 2 years ago this corp had a few unfortunate losses by most of its members. Extreme Dimensions kill board.(see dates)

I figure these guys might still be active, so I started searching for previous members who might be online right now.

Sure enough, 5 members deep, I find someone online and I open a convo with them.

Time for a totally random conversation.
[ 2015.08.28 02:25:17 ] Longinius Spear > Hi, we blew up one of your pos mods
[ 2015.08.28 02:25:32 ] Longinius Spear > Kill: Sensor Dampening Battery
[ 2015.08.28 02:25:36 ] Odin Aurilen > good
[ 2015.08.28 02:25:39 ] Longinius Spear > It took us 4 hours
[ 2015.08.28 02:25:50 ] Longinius Spear > pay us 2 million or we will blow up another one in 4 hours
[ 2015.08.28 02:25:52 ] Odin Aurilen > thats closed corp i think
[ 2015.08.28 02:26:21 ] Longinius Spear > Does this mean you won't pay?
[ 2015.08.28 02:26:31 ] Odin Aurilen > im not in that corp
[ 2015.08.28 02:26:39 ] Odin Aurilen > it was 2 years ago
[ 2015.08.28 02:27:00 ] Longinius Spear > Yes but you are the only one we can find, so are you going to pay?
[ 2015.08.28 02:27:14 ] Odin Aurilen > zechs260 is the ceo
[ 2015.08.28 02:27:27 ] Longinius Spear > He's not around, we need money.
[ 2015.08.28 02:28:03 ] Longinius Spear > listen, we overheated some of our mods.. blood has been spilled
[ 2015.08.28 02:28:29 ] Odin Aurilen > well thats means you dont get money
[ 2015.08.28 02:28:46 ] Longinius Spear > :(
[ 2015.08.28 02:28:53 ] Odin Aurilen > that corp isnt active anymore
[ 2015.08.28 02:29:13 ] Longinius Spear > But, we blew it up..
[ 2015.08.28 02:29:35 ] Longinius Spear > we really want 2 million isk or we will blow up another one..
[ 2015.08.28 02:30:05 ] Odin Aurilen > ok ok i'll give you 2 mil
[ 2015.08.28 02:30:30 ] Odin Aurilen > happy
[ 2015.08.28 02:30:39 ] Longinius Spear > Yes, we are splitting it 4 ways
[ 2015.08.28 02:30:49 ] Longinius Spear > Thank you, pleasure doing business
[ 2015.08.28 02:30:55 ] Odin Aurilen > ok
[ 2015.08.28 02:31:20 ] Odin Aurilen > if its not online then just unanchor it and sell it
[ 2015.08.28 02:31:26 ] Odin Aurilen > cost lot more

He leaves convo. 

Ransom received....We halted our attack...  Op success.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Sansha Hole Day 3ish: Not a camera

So I've been living in this Sansha hole for a couple of days now. Almost all the traffic I see, is scanning ships and probes. Today was the first time I've seen a true combat vessel.

I was just logging in and didn't have the statics scanned down. The statics had long since rolled. Before dropping probes, I hit D-scan and discover a wild Gila on D.  (pronounced "HEE-La", you animals)

I always like to learn about other cultures outside of my own, so I did a quick google search to the name of his ship. A quick copy/paste from D-scan (this is why ship tags are stupid) to Google translate.

[sen]メラではない    Gila    - Translated to "Not a camera"

 I guess if you need to name something that is in fact not a camera, "Not a camera", might as well be a space ship in EVE? Aren't other cultures fun!?

 Then he started on one of the Sansha combat sites

I knew the moment I dropped combat probes or normal probes, I was sure to spook him and spoil the hunt, so I figured I would do it in a spectacular way. 

I dropped probes and extended the traditional wormhole greeting in local chat. In his own language.

I never really noticed how creepy my alt looked, till I used google translate to threaten people.

It took him at least 5 minutes to realize someone was talking in local or that there was probes on scan. In that time, I found the high sec static and just as he warped back to it.

I really wanted to have a conversation with him further about his camera or not camera status, he wasn't having it and left.

O well.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Day 2: I'm not alone

This is my 2nd day in J010556.(not a big update, just a quick one)

This many sigs spawned in 24 hours. In the below screen shot I removed sigs that disapeared on the right and compared it to what appeared on the left.

So you can see the two wspace connections rolled, but the remaining 3 are new sigs. 

All of the respawns were 2 relic sites and 1 combat DED site.

I found the high sec, got my alt logged in and came in with my Helios.

 Whats the best thing about a pulsar? Bringing an armor ship into one! (no, don't do that only dumb people do that)

This was the ship I used, not the greatest thing, but it works.

 [Helios, ◄鸭► Gen smells weird]
Damage Control II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Expanded Cargohold II

Cargo Scanner II
Relic Analyzer II
Data Analyzer II
Initiated Harmonic Warp Scrambler I
5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive

Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Sisters Core Probe Launcher

Small Emission Scope Sharpener I
Small Emission Scope Sharpener I

Warrior II x1

Core Scanner Probe I x8

In the time that I went out, logged in my helios, fit the helios and returned.. someone had warped to all the relic sites and cherry picked the best cans.

Why you little sneaks! Clearly I'm not alone. I guess someone else had the same idea.

This is what was left for me from the remaining cans.  O well, I have plans within plans.. muahah muahaha .. (evil laugh off into the distance)

Monday, July 27, 2015

J010556 - Shattered C4 Pulsar - Static High sec, Static C1, Static C2 - Sansha Hole

 The title says it all.  This hole breaks all the rules and in my professional opinion, is in fact, bananas.

 I've been looking for one of these Sansha holes for a while now to do some adventuring in and I finally found one.

So a little bit about this particular hole....I'm going to break it down to different points because this wormhole has a lot going on in it. I'm not sure if you can tell how excited I am to be in it, but having been in Wspace for years, finding something 'newish', can be exhilarating. If you already know everything there is to know about this wormhole.. well good for you, don't wreck it for me.

1. C4 Pulsar:

After intense observation and research (sat in here for like 3 days) I came to the conclusion that this was a C4 pulsar (also said that info on siggy).  For those of you who might not know what a pulsar is, its a wormhole special effect, with the following bonuses and hindrances;

Shield Hit point bonus of : + 74%

Armor Resist reduction: - 36%

Capacitor recharge time: - 36% ** correction** People tell me this is a good thing.

Signature Size: + 72%

Energy Neut/NOS bonus of:  +72%
These effects occur to player ships only, not to NPCs. 

The C4 class means that anoms will have C4 level sleepers spawning in them. Those anoms that aren't Sansha of course.

2. This is a "Shattered Hole":

 This means its signature refresh rate is way higher than other non-shattered holes. The anoms respawn faster, the sigs respawn faster and there are more wandering wormholes connected to it and from it. 

Shattered wormholes also have no moons, so no player owned structures. This makes for an very interesting environment of people who are only in their ships or working from anchored cans/Mobile Depots. 

It can also have C5 gas sites spawn in it. It can also have ice belts. 

3. Its a Sansha hole:

Pirate anoms! Just like in Sansha controlled null sec. Also it can spawn every level of Sansha DED combat sites. 10/10's 8/10s 5/10s.. All of them. The relic and data sites that spawn in this wormhole are null sec quality and are only Sansha data/relic sites. Combine that with the shattered anom/sig bonus and you can have lots of relic/data/DED sites appearing within minutes of each other. (perhaps not that fast, but much faster than anywhere else, that's for sure)

Crazy right!?

4: It has 3 static exits!

There are many players that believe that shattered wormholes don't have "static" exits. That every shattered hole only has wandering wormholes that exit from or to it. Nope!

This mofo has 3 statics. I know because when one of its outbound holes close, another sig of the the exact same class connection appears instantly, just like a static. I didn't believe it at first either, till I literally watched it happen with this holes, 3 static connections, for 3 days straight.

1st is a C2 static, 2nd is a C1 static and last...... High sec static classified as a D845, which isn't in siggy for some reason.

Its static high sec totally changes this wormhole's appeal for me. I was totally going to move in here with a whole force of alts and shit. Planning on living out of a C4 and doing crazy things. NOPE, I just need to scan down the high sec from within, move in my combat ships, do my thing, then fly right out again.

The only ship that needs to be in here is my scanning alt.  I have some serious adventuring ahead of me.

My story line going forward. 

I'm going to 'try' to break the following posts into "days" but I don't get the chance to always play every day, so if it says "ish" at the end of the day, cut me some slack it might not be totally consecutive.

Day 1 - Sansha hole - J010556

When I scanned down all the sigs, and saw the combat site which was a 4/10 (forget the name) sansha I knew I had to try it.

I hurried and looked for something that could do the site. I found some Sleipnir I had used for some thing at some point and modified it to run Sansha PVE.

Please keep in mind I'm not very good at this game and PVE really isn't my thing. I just know guns are needed, shields are needed and... ammo?

O well, Off I go! I fit this bitch like a boss.. (no not really please don't make fun of me).

Fun fact, Sansha rats tracking disrupt. I didn't know that... Do you know what else? You shouldn't bring the least tracking disrupt resistant weapon system into that situation. ... /sigh...Fuck it.. its only money AMIR!te?!

[Sleipnir, Fluffer]
Damage Control II
Capacitor Power Relay II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Capacitor Power Relay II

Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Pith B-Type Large Shield Booster
Shield Boost Amplifier II
10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Gistum C-Type EM Ward Amplifier

425mm AutoCannon II
425mm AutoCannon II
425mm AutoCannon II
425mm AutoCannon II
Medium Diminishing Power System Drain I
Prototype 'Arbalest' Heavy Assault Missile Launcher I
Prototype 'Arbalest' Heavy Assault Missile Launcher I

Medium Anti-Explosive Screen Reinforcer II
Medium Core Defense Field Extender II

Acolyte II x5

Phased Plasma M x4520
Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M x2000
Barrage M x3140
Republic Fleet Fusion M x2000
Mjolnir Heavy Assault Missile x1880
Caldari Navy Mjolnir Heavy Assault Missile x486
Nanite Repair Paste x23

I completed the 4/10 thinking I was going to be rich beyond my wildest dreams. Nope. 

Sad times. I took my loot and headed out the high sec.

This was just day one, this hole is going to be fun I know it.

Friday, June 19, 2015

And now for something completely different.

After my previous blog post on tips to bring your wspace group up to snuff. I caused quite the hub bub (not really) in my alliance. People asked the alliance leader if the member corps would be ‘required’ to implement my suggested changes. 

The alliance leader, said very clearly, NO. All changes would be viewed as optional and it would be business as usual. … sigh…

This new information came on the heels of me listening to a podcast that had Kira Tsukimoto on it. She was talking about how she was creating a new corp with the very specific goal to training newbies in a class like structure.

I thought to myself, why am I attempting to force people to learn ways to improve, if they don’t actually want to learn? My time could be better used  teaching newbies useful things before they get to this stage. So I said my goodbyes and thanks for all the fish.

I started up a convo with Kira and asked if she was looking for a new W-space PVP teacher with a high patience threshold. She agreed. So here I am.

This is the great thing about EVE, you can reinvent yourself at a drop of a hat. What’s important is you are playing and not complaining. No one wants bitter around them, so pick up stakes and do something different.

Nova Haven!

First I want to say, I really like the attitude of all the people involved so far. They have this really great vision of what they are going to do. The enthusiasm displayed so far is slightly intimidating . Like some guy asked a question in our help channel  and I would say that everyone in our corp instantly answered it and then attacked him with helpful tips.

Right now I’m spending my days in voice coms talking to new people on how to scan, best practices for wormhole travel and seeking out more newbies.(that's harder to do than you might guess)

I’m going to build a class like structure, where I’ll take a small group of newbies and do some high sec diving. Have them all in a fleet spreading across low sec and high sec looking for holes. When they find a target, we will all ship up and bring the newbie heat.

When we find a juicy hole to grind some sigs/anoms we will do it as a fleet from high sec.

Instead of just doing the job for them, I’ll be teaching them how to do it themselves as a purely consulting role. Possibly handing out ships to these guys and walking them through how to do sites and kill people.

You may see more guide type posts coming up because I’m this teaching kick as of late, no idea why.

Recruitment offering.

If you are a newbie/returning player or just want to learn something new, not sure on how to do wormhole thing, check us out. If you know someone who might want to try EVE and you just don’t got time to train them the basics, send them our way.

You can find us in "Nova Haven Help" channel.