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Skill Books and some Piracy

I move in and out of low sec a lot and need a better ship then my trusty catalyst. So, my interest has been in the special ops ships and interceptors so I am currently training into a blockade runner. This is a transport industrial ship that is super fast and runs under cloak.

It will take me almost a month to finish all the skills for it. I have to get my industry ship up to 5, my cloaking skills up to 4 to get the special ops cloak, and I have to buy transport ships the skill book.
That skill book is my biggest purchase yet. I was horrified when I looked it up.


34 mil isk. I just about died. I know the higher level skill books get more and more expensive, but it still hurts. It also adds to the investment if one is calculating the price of reaching the goal. The ship is 100 mil isk. The mods for the ship are expensive. The covert ops cloaking device alone is going to run over 7 mil isk.
Of course, I have to shut up and stop whining. My corp has a spare ship laying around that I get to use. It is all fit. So I just have to train into the skill book and not get the ship exploded.

Now for a little piracy. Only a little.

I am a little pirate after all. I'm not one to buzz about and roar about my power. I don't have any. However, it was pretty productive my last two evenings where I was able to play late night that I was able to go out with the boyz and play pewpew a bit.

We did some POS bashing which was interesting. After that, out with another corp in a large gang (aka BLOB) and started rolling. Moving with a lot of other ships is a very interesting thing. The fleet commander, the orders, trying to stay organized. The ships we found if we got it stopped we kinda consumed. It was cool but weird. I'm not in love with it, but I need all the experience I can get right now. Its easy not to think of the other ships as people.
We/They caught a jump freighter. It seems that its escort tried to send it into fast warp and then they both logged off. But, it created an aggression timer which leaves your ship in space. So, they were caught but they were caught empty. So it was blown up.


Then it went pop and my sec status went down.


The size difference is pretty spectacular.


Later more things were shot but it was so hectic that I didn't take any pictures.

Interesting day.

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