Skip to main content

Sleepy Monday Feels like Sunday

Vitamin C - Graduation Song

Today may be all about industry. But I am writing about yesterday. Yesterday started off as being about chores. I made two or three Jita runs throughout the course of the day. Bleh.

Finally, I just left Chella in Jita so that I could join in on the POS bash that was supposed to be going down.

The other day TEXN went and smacked around a POS belonging to a small corp that has recently(ish?) moved into the area. The POS was due to come out of reinforcement and we had plenty of people on so it was off to take it down and see if a fight developed.

The rule for the event was battleships and armor tackle. I decided to try out my armor fit SFI purchased with ISK sent to me by HHWHKM. I doubt a POS bash counts but it was a good time to get out there and play with it some. I find the SFI to be an ugly ship. It looks more like a carcass and bones with the head of a dragon. But, function over form or something deep like that.

The fleet started to assemble itself and head out. When I hit the system everyone as at the POS and smacking it. The defending corporation had someone manning the POS guns taking shots at us. They did manage to nab one of the cruisers. I got a shot a few times. I had that first moment of panic when my shields went away. Then I remembered I was armor tanked.

A scimitar and a probe were there. We shot at the POS. The POS shot at us. We shot at it some more. Local never spiked. The boys got bored and decided to just do a takedown if everyone was in agreement.

Everyone was. So we left. The cruisers docked and everyone wanted out GCC while people shipped into dreds.

As I hung out in local the corporation in question struck up a conversation with me. It seems that they had looked Capital Punishment. up when TEXN shot the POS and stumbled across my blog. Sensible enough that. The odd part is that they seemed to think we were there to steal their stuff.

"My guess, though, is that your leadership saw polymer reactors and thought it might be a good chance to swipe a corp hangar full of fullerines?"

I did not know what he was talking about. My making stuff knowledge is still low. But the answer to that was no. He did express disappointment that we had brought a subcapital fleet when he was expecting a capital fleet.

I shared that with the fleet and everyone chuckled. "He will have one soon enough," they said. I chatted them up in local. They were talking a little bit of smack as they destroyed someone's drones but nothing terrible. Nice group of people all around. I think they thought that we were done for a few minutes there.

But we were not.

Cyno up.

Their desired capital fleet arrived.

And the POS came down.

The ships that didn't get off grid fast enough were popped. The modules were destroyed and the caps jumped out.

We said goodbye in local. They said that we seemed like nice sorts. We are. Their batphone call did not go through. Too bad. Perhaps getting to know the locals would do them well. I did ask why they thought that this was about stealing their items. Maybe it's the pirate label.

With no fight building from the POS take down as hoped, we scattered into smaller groups. "Anyone want to go kill some more stuff?" The answer, as it almost always is, was "Yes".

A wormhole next door took us into the heart of Genesis and the boys wanted to go. I was tired but it was only around 2300 hours at the time. A roam sounded good.

We stayed in armor and bounce a small fleet through the wormhole.

THC2 used to live in this area. There was a lot of nostalgia going on between the boys. They knew these systems and remembered the area. I kinda feel the same way when I go back to Derelik, it contains most of my first 'aware' memories.

Our little cruiser gang was quite adorable. We bumped into an Ishtar pretty quickly. If it was one of our shield gangs he might have had more of a chance. But in armor we were heavy with the webs and we stopped him before he could reach the gate. Equally, he was shield tanked and once we worked through his shields the subsequent explosion was immediate once his shields vanished.

Everyone with global docked up. As we did that, we had one ship out on the station that wound up engaging with an Eve Uni Caldari Navy Hookbill outside of the station. A merlin landed. We undocked as some stilettos appeared.

The CNHookbill was first. I pointed the merlin and webbed him as we pewed the Hookbill. The merlin was then shot and vanished in an almost instantaneous poof. Then two stilettos landed at different ranges. The one that was in closest was webbed and scrammed. I was lobbing rounds down at the one further off while someone chased them down and pinning the one down since I was right on top of him.

As we were chasing down the stilettos local started to go up. By the time we had them both down we had a massive spike and we bailed off the field. Thankfully, the boys had bookmarks from their time in the area. We regrouped and giggled. I think the local spike was 15 or so people.

It is silly fun to get away with doing that type of thing. Popping the advance tackle and then running like hell when the body of the fleet arrived. Taking GCC and getting shot by the station in our cruisers. The only thing that would have topped it off would have been if we had gotten the chance to loot the field as well. We were happily in our safe until they dropped combat probes on us. So, we docked. Everyone was toasty from overheating and some people had burned out weapons.

Now we had a loki, oracle, 3 drakes, an Armageddon, executioner, hookbill, harby and some other stuff camping us in the station. We settle down to wait. They didn't stay around all that long and waved and left. We scouted the surrounding systems, blinked, and headed back out.

"Ever been to the Eve Gate?"

Nope. I've never thought much about the Eve Gate. I really don't pay attention to the games lore. Eve is very much about what the players make of it each day. But there is back story. The Eve gate is also in low sec. I always considered that to be odd.

At ten jumps away we headed to it.

I expected it to be a structure I could warp to and fly around. Instead it was a very pretty rip in space I could not reach.

Oh well. We headed back home with a detour to pick up some loot Dher had stashed in a system some time ago. We did try to find a Tengu that was doing a site. He told our scout to fuck off in local.

Then back through the wormhole. Our local spike interrupted a battle that had at least three sides to it. Most of the sides did not know who the other sides were. our sudden appearance in local scared off the members of a fight thinking we were the backup fleet for the other side.

Oh well. Sleepy.

Comments

  1. Figured it was a wormhole. Uni was chasing a hobo navy fleet which was chasing you into that dead end. Hobo navy likes playing station games too :p

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Memoirs - Part One: Virtual Worlds

Virtual Realities: Memoirs of an internet spaceship politician by Sugar Kyle CSM9, CSMX
This is where it really started. The day I lost my mind.

I never told anyone how long I had been debating my run for the ninth CSM. The thought started to circle in the back of my thoughts in November. I was back home after a sucessful Eve Vegas. I had met a few people. My notes from the presentations and round tables had gone over very well. I felt useful, comfortable, and excited that I was a member of the community. I belonged and I cared about this thing that I belonged to. That thing was the community of Eve Online.
Eve Vegas of 2013 was when I found out that a conversation I had been fortunate enough to have with CCP Masterplan at Fanfest of that same year, had sparked enough interest to gain developer attention. At Eve Vegas I learned that they would be working on ideas based off of the premise that I had presented. Only days later, a developer posted to the Offical Eve Online forums about i…

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…