Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fucked up update, A little bit of missions, a little bit of isk

When I tried to log into my blog, Blogger decided I wanted it in German because I am in Europe. Nice of it. My German is a bit rusty, I will admit. Also, I wonder why I get so many hits from Russia. It's fascinating me.

I've been working on my Republic Fleet standing to get it to a 7 so that I can pull level 5 missions. Well, I can't say I've been working on it because I haven't done a thing to help it in about two weeks. Curled up in my hotel room, exhausted from my lack of sleep and lovely English head cold, I decided to work on that some. My 2 myrms and my Oneiros had been delivered a few days ago by my builder buddy.

I forgot how much it costs to fit a ship. It took me two days to find enough of the type of gun that I wanted at a correct price. Someone had a stack for sale at a trade hub for 4.5mil. The guns are only about 200k a pop.

As I was typing this the daily shutdown happened. When I attempted to run the 'new eve launcher' and start up it said it had an update. Fine. I ran the update and now my launcher and game have been stuck into a circle where the game insists it needs the update and the launcher says the game is ready. I've been working at it for half an hour now.

Currently, per the forums, I am running the repair tool. However, that failed and my client still insisted that it needed to be updated. I ran the uninstall and then it froze and failed and left the launcher. I manually deleted the launcher and reran the download and it said that it errored and sent me to a page to manually download the client. I am currently doing that and will see in a few minutes if I can get the client back up.

I'm normally not one to stomp my feet and scream but this type of thing is rather irritating. I am fortunate that the hotel has such a fast connection. At the moment it is installing in the background...

Back to my Myrm. I took my PvE myrm down to lowsec a few weeks ago and left it there. My goal was to build another one in high sec. This way, when the scanning skills I have working finished, I could use it to help myself run plexs down in low sec.

However, my builder buddy has been bugging me to mission with him. He hates solo missioning as much as I do. So, I finally dragged myself up to high sec and refit my myrm. I forget, that half the cost of a ship is its fit sometimes. My wallet, which has not been going up started to go down much faster then I wanted. I spread out a bit to find the guns. However, I went back to my base and remembered that what I needed was rigs.
Another 7 mil and my ship was rigged. I then almost undocked to go to my mission agent when I remembered drones. T2 drones. Drones that average 500k a done and I needed 15 of them.
(The complete reinstall worked BTW. Yay Eve.)

I did about 5 or 6 level 3 missions. I managed to loose 2 drones during that time and that wiped out my profits from the missions themselves. Sigh. Once again, I really don't understand what is so great about these things. I'm doing them for the standings because they are largest with the security missions.
I still do not enjoy this, even with the company I get from my shipbuilding friend.

Weird, how one can play a game and do something they dislike so much but do it voluntarily. Eve is such an evil place.










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