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My Incursion Experiment: Part Two

There are spaceships errywhere! Just sitting at gates, sitting on planets, sitting outside of stations. My god. I understand the lure of the incursion gankers. It makes my heart speed up and I'm confused. Thankfully, I am in a logistic ship without anything that would get me popped by concord if I panic. I have no skills to live in high sec. At one time we landed on a planet to wait and two Tengu are just sitting there...

Last night I found a fleet to join after dinner. Ren was with a group and invited me. For some reason, they thought that I was his alt and he was trying to duel box logistics. A moment in voice coms corrected that. Ren is a guy and.. well... I'm not.

More Machariels than I ever see outside of a capital/POS/pewpew fight... Incursions turn the system a nasty murky green. They should be purged just for the terrible effect they have on the graphics.

My headphones were arguing with Eve Voice. They often do. With two monitors with speakers and speakers and headphones Eve has issues. It took me a few minutes but I got that all sorted out. Now I had proved that I was not ren and figured out what I was doing kind of.

I had no idea how to behave in fleet. Everyone else seemed to have a clue. I picked a megathron that was sitting still and decided to orbit him while I figured out what I was doing. Everyone was clustered fairly close together so reps was not a problem.

I have a habit of spinning my screen when in battle to look at things. This has caused me more than once to go wandering off from the group. This then distresses everyone. I'm not sure why. I can lock and rep just fine from 30k or 50k off. I'm trying to behave and I wander back .

So, Chella is in a bunch of channels. I did about 80 mil last night. We had a hard time filling the fleet once it got really late. Ren took over as the FC

The interactions were different. One guy was running five accounts. Two mining, one hauling, one doing incursions, and the other running errands. He also complained that he had two vent accounts open. Herding people is sometimes hard. People are not paying attention. I wonder if it is easier to be a DPS ship? Heaven forbid I stopped paying attention.

The changes to random targeting mean I keep kinda busy checking everyone's status constantly. I've heard people discussing how they don't rep people until they broadcast. I've been doing Vanguard fleets. As soon as I see someone taking damage I start the reps. There was at least one "omg I'm being shot shield reps! " as the guy was being repped. It takes a minute to select turn off the reps and restart them. The lowest anyone got was half shields after a logi disconnected at a new spawn. We got him back up in a moment and the world was fine.

Things have been fairly well organized although the last FC was very scolding. I just orbit and rep people. That is making them happy. The first time we docked for something I asked ren if It was okay to undock and warp to him. Then I remembered I was in high sec. He laughed at me. I laughed at myself. It is an interesting reminder as to where I have spent my time. Its not okay to just undock from a station and wander off where I live. Yet here, ships are AFK on random planets.

Today, I flew with a cap chain that was basi/basi/nightmare? I guess it works or something. I'm just cap stable scimi floating in a circle and repping. At another point I needed some incursion ore or something and was given mining drones and told to mine some random asteroid as I repped people. Okay.

The most amusing event, so far, as been the 'test' to see if someone who was not in any channel but the main incursion channel was going to aggress someone or something. I'm still a bit confused but I volunteered. I figured I might be the most comfortable with dealing with getting away from someone that wanted to kill me.

I really don't understand a lot about what is going on. I'm very distracted and glued to my watch list. While it is not 'hard' I have to put a lot of focus into what I am doing.

My total isk so far has been about 130 million. I'm pushing this through the weekend to see how I'm enjoying it. It's not godlike isk but it's a nice little idle flow in the background. The question still remains, is it worth me keeping Chella so far away from Sugar on the average.

I've also been doing my normal exploration sites. So the incursion isk is somewhat on top of my normal isk income. It has not paid back the cost of the scimitar I am using. However, an extra scimitar was something I had planned to get anyway.

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