Skip to main content

The Consequence of Choices

"Cargo hold optimizers or tank on my Orca?"

"Tank."

"I was thinking about it but I don't know..."

"I don't understand why you wouldn't *want* to tank your 600mil isk ship..."

"Well I just don't think that I need the rigs as well."

In my mind I am thinking, "But the cargo rigs will make your ship more fragile..." The conversation wandered over to it not being worth having if one was to handicap it by tanking it. What is the difference, one more load? Is not one more trip worth a 600mil isk ship?

"My first corp's CEO lost his Orca because he didn't tank it. The cargo expanders and optimizer make you to fragile."

"If I see local go up by 10 I'll warp out."

At the same time in alliance chat...

One of my alliance mates purchased a Navy Apoc. He logged onto my corps coms and asked us to do an escort for him down to his home system. Battleships do not move quickly or warp quickly. They are very vulnerable to frigates. It would not take much to take it down, so one should take the time to move it properly.

"Of course," we said and wrapped up the other things that we were doing. Two Megathrons and a Hurricane, a loki and an anathema to cover all scouting points and provide assistance and dps and speed later, the Navy Apoc makes its six jumps home.

In my other chat room, the Orca pilot say debating that they had "enough" tank and it would not be of value to cut into cargo capacity further.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

CSMX - Post #20

Summer is here and CCP is very much out of the office. Sion made a good point in wondering why everyone leaves Iceland when it has its best weather. What it means is that all is mostly quiet on the dev blog front. There are some things happening but the dev blogs and news announcements have not yet happened. The skill points were delivered on Tuesday so yay for unallocated skill points.

Over in CSM chat, there has been a lot of back and forth about sov and measuring the impact and success of things so far. I can say that CCP and the CSM are watching it. The pros and cons are coming in pretty hot and heavy. Some are being looked at now. Some have to see how things are going and if and how the direction needs to be tweaked.

In my corner, I'm starting to gather things together. The summit is in seven or so weeks. In between then and now I need to gather up my question list and write down a few topics of discussion. I'm starting now because I have personal vacation at the end of A…

The Charm of the Familar

With a few picked up a shifts at work due to the holidays. I pondered logging in but I didn't have the energy to do so. Being able to say no to logging in is pleasant. Just as my youngest puppy interrupts me every fifteen minutes to pee, going to sleep instead of staying up is also pleasant. I had a lot of short slept nights when I was active in a corporation.

My next plan has been to learn how to scan again. The new map is in and I need to refresh my scanning skills. My hold is full of probes. My ship appears to be reasonably set up. I remembered how to hit my F key to cloak. In fact, I hit it a bit to fast. I need to get the ebb and flow of the tic back down.

I am also rusty in my paranoia. I idly switch to another window to research breadbowls and the soup I want to make later. Then I remember I am sitting, decloaked, off of a gate somewhere. Whoops. I did figure out a breadbowl recipe and soup as well.

The question was where do I relearn to scan? I need somewhere off the beate…

My Skill Queue went empty

The thing I miss most is having mail. When I log in I often check that line to see if I have mail. Unfortunately, I do not. I am not surprised. There is no reason for me to have mail. Yet, I do miss it.
In some ways having regular eve-mail was the moment that I was most connected. I had people to talk with and engage in. It was the closest I've ever been to having a normal social level that I was comfortable with. This shows you how introverted I am that eve-mail filled up my social meter. 
I log in and look around. Normally, I am looking for the people that I do not have other social contacts with. It is very, very easy to lose those relationships. The binding glue of the game has dissolved and friendship, as an adult, can take work. Even in this information time. Eve gave me things to talk about. Without it, I remember that I don't talk very much. Unless it is about dogs and driving my co-workers crazy when people come to me for advice they won't follow.
Since I logged …