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My ships go boom

My CEO laughed at me today because I managed to get one of my retriever's blown up by NPCs.

Gods. I got distracted and the retriever I pulled out to handle the mining part of an NPC storyline mission I was on. Well, distracted by IRL, I look back at my screen as I am in half structure. Shit. I start warping off and as I hit warp my mail icon flashes and an insurance notification appears and then my ship blows up.

The day before, I was trying to run to a station to buy the skill book Fast Talk. Well, my sector status at the time was a 2.7 and I hopped into space and got scrammed, webbed, and popped by the NPC Police.

Whoops. Gods. The total loss was around 10 million. The scary part is that isn't very much to me anymore. I remember when I was trying to build that up.

Today, I did make some nice isk. I got to run around and do some complexes with my corpies. I've never done them before so it was a new experience. I made plenty of tasty, tasty isk. Not a lot for them but the 70 mill made me happy. Plus, I crammed whatever salvage I could into my hold as we moved through.

I topped it off with another 10 million in salvage. In Rens, as always, a battle outside of the main station.

Later, I got invited to a roam. I join these things whenever I can. The fleet was large again but not as crazy large as the other day.

Null still makes me worry because I don't fully understand the rules. High sec I am used to. Low sec I am getting familiar with. Null has new elements. There are the bubbles of course. They are made to drag you away from your destination or not make it to your destination. Null sec people set them up to trap people. In high sec and low sec you can normally jump from gate to gate to gate and if you are fast you get through. In null, if the gate is bubbled you are pretty well screwed and need to fight it out.

So we jumped into one system and destroyed the bubble. There was a guy there who I have read his posts on the eve online forums. He is one of the game elected player representatives for CCP. He was not happy with us destroying his bubbles. Local was filled with smack talk. Smack talk is something I don't understand. Its insults and growling and posturing. It really seems ridiculous. The only reason I have local up is to see if more people are appearing in the system. The fleet the other night they kept a steady flow of obscene, lewd, and WTF images linked into local. I really, really don't understand it but I was told that sometimes people get really worked up over it.


There were some kills. There were a lot of gate games played. As always, the various strategies and such I need to think about it.


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