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What an weekend

Not in a good way. I missed out on a very exciting weekend full of huge battles and ass stomping on the part of my alliance. I missed most of the drama of burn Jita as well. I was enjoying the feeds when I got to glance at them. I also managed to low my Myrm (finally) down in low sec. Due to my inattention as well. As always, you get comfortable and you make mistakes. I made mine because I got distracted and missed someone scanning me down. Fast scanners are fast and you have to stay on top of things. I was very tired, to tired to be playing and distracted and he landed and I was like shit. One of the irritating things, was that as he landed on me and I tried to warp off, I had no warp options. This happened a few times and then they popped up. Yay me. So he tackled me and I asked for help. The only person nearby was buzzing around in a frigate. I knew I was going to die. He'd been after me for about two months and I had been giving him the slip. So I sighed, and …

ISK per hour

I was reading some of the tears over the incursion nerf on the forums. Many, many tears poured about how the incursions are not worth doing and that blitzing level 4 missions makes the same amount of money. And that made me think of ISK per hour. Its a huge thing in Eve and often argued over the value of PLEX. Because PLEX has a real world price (20 USD) and an in game price (500mil at the moment) people say that its silly to grind for isk because you are making only a dollar or two an hour. For me, ISK making is a lot of my game play. Oh, I love my pewpew to death but its not a 24/7 action. Pulling large amounts of isk from the game to become filthy space rich is my main personal in game goal (outside of becoming a badass). I do it many different ways and try things out. Some days I am wildly successful (in my opinion) and others I don't make shit. This month, for instance, I am positive 1.3 billion isk. If I add in my expenses (hurricanes, rifters, covops, anoth…

Jita Burning

Live streaming of the event at http://www.twitch.tv/daopa One interesting thing with the feed is that the person hosting it also plays other games. There are a lot of non eve people in the chats. Some are fascinated and some confused and some indifferent and some repelled. Its funny how it all makes sense once you have started to play it. The battles look good when you are in them but the brackets show you what is actually going on and how many things are out there. Distance is huge in Eve. Some of the mess that is Jita from this morning.

Pirates! Yarr!

Oh what fun. We were hanging around in our system chatting. We had tried to chase down a war target earlier with the alliance. I was watching a rather technical discussion about fitting logistics ships out when we noticed that someone from Eve University had jumped into our system. An Eve Uni low sec roam? Oh, I like this. The last one that came into my system had 25 members and I was the only one logged in. They bounced in and we and the alliance were kind of around, in the surrounding systems. We hopped onto coms and started to orient ourselves while I distracted them in local with conversational smacktalk and another corp mate attempted to have them, and their 15 man fleet, come play at a planet without gateguns. My smack was mostly about how 'small' their fleet was. How if we were going to engage we wanted at *least* 25 of them in system not some bullshit under 20 man fleet. At one point he said, "We're poorly fitted its okay!" As far as I unde…

I have a bounty it seems

The bounty system in Eve is terribly broken. Many people log in, start the training missions and mouse over the bounty hunters office. They get excited. Some of the people listed have billions of isk on them. They think, "oh I will be a bounty hunter when I grow up". It is really not that easy. My bounty was put on me by someone in a public chatroom. They either did it for lulz or they did it to see how it works. One way or another a 5k bounty spiraled to a 20mil bounty in about 15 minutes as other people added onto it. I have no clue if they went any higher while I was logged off. I don't actually care. If it gets much higher I'll pod myself. That is where the bounty system is broken at. If I take one toon and kill the toon with the bounty I will get the bounty. This is what people do when their bounties become to high. Right now my bounty is worth the price of my implants, minus the lp to buy them. It's not worth my time. If someone pods…

The pewpew

To my amusement, thanks to my POS whoring I bounced up second on the killboard with almost a hundred kills for the month. I will be the first to announce/admit that 69 of the 97 currently listed of those are POS related. Beyond that, we haven't been doing to badly. I shipped up into the hurricane finally. Only to find out that I couldn't fit some random things. I spazed a bit and realized that I couldn't fit my T2 neuts. A day and a half of training and that was corrected. Then I needed my ewar drones. Well I needed drones 5 to use the drones. What I didn't realize was that I needed Electronic Warefare 4 to inject the skillbook. Ahhh, thing after thing after thing after thing. This is why people get intimidated by Eve's skill program. The pewpew went very well over the weekend. We started with a little gatecamp in null. This was different then one in low sec because we can have someone with the mobile bubble. This puts me on the side of using the…

Loot

In my attempts to control my urge to sell everything in my possession I have created a Loot container. The loot container's only goal is to hold what I manage to bring back form PvP. I normally sell the stuff that I get but I am trying to hold onto it, and use it at need and maybe just have it as a trophy case. I don't know, we will see how it goes. The selection of useful stuff is not bad as well. maybe I can use it to fit my ships at some future point. Sometimes I explode before I get home with loot. If someone dies on the roam they are given all of the loot. So its not a grand total. Its more from the last two nights or so.

Tears

Tears are a large component of why people do what they do in Eve. They are basically the whining that comes from something bad happening. They can also be the insults handed out after your ship explodes. For instance: [22:22:11] Shadysheep > your a **** you have no job, you live in your mums basement and spend all day flying internet spaceships trying to be a big man to escape from jsut how bad it is being you [22:23:24] Mane Frehm > Shady - I am saddened by your attitude. Dont you care about the environment? 22:24:55] Shadysheep > the actualt environment outside the four windowless walls you dwell in yeah the online imagianry asteroids that magically reappear after that small window of time where you have to live in reality, nah [22:25:46] Mane Frehm > Shadysheep - you seem upset. Rough day? Get a license and it will all be better This happened in local in a .06 system. The Shadysheep's Hulk was blown up and he was rather unhappy about that. Now, Eve ha…

Large Collidable Objects

Large Collidable objects are an interesting thing in Eve. In many sites (better then rooms IMO) there are THINGS that you can bump into. They may be asteroids, debris, chunks of exploded spaceships and other assorted spacejunk. These items can be hit and you can get stuck on them so that it is hard for you to enter warp. Eve is also beautiful. In these pictures I am piloting a very small ship through an area full of large things that I can get hung up on. What happens is that you go to warp to leave the area. When you are in a mission (Eve's version of a quest) and you are getting your ass handed to you by the NPC pirates, you warp out of the area so that you can regroup. Warping has several steps. You align to your target, get up to max speed, and then warp off. When you are at a large collidable object you can slam into that object. This causes you to bounce and you lose speed. Your ship will keep hitting it trying to align and go towards the object you need to…

Don't talk Smack and go AFK

A guy wandered into system and goes "help me help me at planet 1 at 0." Uh huh. No one did. Then he asked for a fight in the top belt of the system. No one answered. About fifteen minutes later, one of my corpmates undocks in his machariel and goes to see if the guy is still at the top belt since he is on scans. Sure enough he was. *pop* Turns out dude went afk. He heard his ship explode and just managed to get his pod out. This is why we don't go AFK in space like that. There are 5 stations he could have docked at. The first was what I call a system camp vs a gatecamp. We bounce around a system trying to grab whomever is running through. It takes a lot of coordination and decision making on where to go when. For some reason we also do these ridiculous style and tend to have an outrageous amount of DPS on the field. It was productive and we picked up a drake, a purifier, and a myrm. The myrm was a wartarget. He was like "wtf". T…

Google Translate, Thank you

I've said it, everyone says it, the website says it, but Eve is a single server with a global community. I don't think people realize how fucking cool that it is how useful Google translate can be. I can have a conversation with someone from Russia because of Google translate. It is not perfect but both sides appreciate the effort that the other takes to communicate with them. It's amazing in my opinion. Anyways... I really need to improve my PvE abilities. I'm not sure how I plan to go about that but I need to do something. It would make the entire isk making process faster and allow me to hoard my complexes to myself. I've been eyeing the big stack of PI loot from the POS that went down the other day. Its about 50mil in stuff. What I've decided to do it just load it up and drag it to high sec with me when I do sale runs. I wound up doing one such run tonight because while I am calmer about sitting on ISK I am not super calm about it. I…

Haulers can't pewpew?

I managed to undock in the wrong ship and make it to the site I was going to do. I went to lock on an NPC and shoot it when I realized that I was in my hauler and had no gun or any pewpew capabilities. *sigh* I was punished for the huge attention lapse. The site despawned while I warped out and came back to it. Poor me. Later, I found another Radar and a Mag site as well. While I had almost finished the Radar one of the larger more vicious PvP corps jumped into system. Because I was watching my dscan I was able to catch their scout, who was a cloaky falcon right before they came in. Once they decided to hang around for a bit I decided to pull my drones and leave my site. I had pulled one object out of it so the entire site was not a loss. Thankfully, when I came back it was still there and I managed to crack a few more goodies out of the cans. All told, it is about 20 mil worth of stuff for the hour it took me to find and pull it. Not bad. It'd be faster if I…

POS Bashing

It's a good kinda sad when you don't notice over 100mil appear in your account. My payout from the plex came in it seems and I didn't notice it until I was checking sell orders that I put up. 21 people in the fleet and most of them battleships with a few Tengus and battlecruisers. The alliance that my alliance declared war on was not happy with us. We took the tower down later then they expected. Because of that, it came out of reinforced mode during my alliances prime time. Whoops. That went up to 25 by the time we hit armor. Plus I was running supplies back and forth with my Viator as people ran out of ammo, needed cap boosters, needed drones (the shields keep eatting them). The size of the effort was satisfying and a lot of fun. Once the thing popped we were left with a can full of Planetary Interaction goodies and some drednaught ammunition. I made three runs with my blockade runner from our base to clear out those cans. The last jump, we made a co…

Faction Spawn!

I was out being a good girl and working on my sec status. The first belt I landed in I realized had a faction rat in it. Excited I went and pewpewed with and was rewarded with a faction tracking enhancer worth 160mil. Yay for me. I remember when I didn't really understand what a faction spawn was. I've left them in belts plenty of times. Now that I know I can eat their tasty deliciousness and slurp up the faction drops. I'm not interested in keeping said faction drops as of yet. I don't want to bling out any of my ships considering my young age and low skill points. I make more off of them as isk I feel. Still, nice mod. I hope it sells quickly.

Fitting Day

I've been fitting out my ships for a while.

The 4/10 plex from the other day did not drop an A type mod but it dropped a bunch of C types for a net haul of about 350mil. Not bad for something that took us under 10 minutes to complete.

My exploration has picked up again and I've been pulling some decent items from sites. I've been much calmer lately about selling stuff. I tend to gather a bit more and then make a high sec run when I am out of sites or need something else to do. I lost yet another covops frig, however this morning. I warped in and saw that it was a site that I can not do. Then about 30 seconds later I decloaked and the missile batteries beat the fuck out of me. Of course, I did not insure that ship. Yay me.

Anyway, I refit and all that good stuff and decided to go to bed with what I had. Once awake, I headed back down, making sure to buy some extras of the stuff I keep losing with these frigs, and got to work scanning and fitting ships.

I had…

Modesty

I met someone around my home system the other day that started chatting me up. We had a good conversation and the following day he told me that he stumbled across my blog. He also called my modest and said that my in game knowledge seems to be greater then I give credit for. I don't like to lose track of how much I do not know. Its important. Surviving in low sec has taught me a lot. I have a natural thirst for knowledge and I absoutly adore my internet spaceships. Reading a forum post last night, I saw exactly what I do not want to become. This is why I am careful about becoming to comfortable in my knowlege. The thread is here "How do I deal with Ninja Salvagers" in the New Citizens forum section. The gist of it is that the player feels that salvaging should be a theft offense as looting is. As it stands now, only the loot in the ship will cause a theft flag. Using a salvager module on a wreck is not stealing, no matter who the wreck is. This player fe…

Logistics Skillbook Injected

I finally finished the last prereq to logistics today. Yay for my plan but lord it sucked. I've had a few skill setbacks as I've had to take a day here and there to learn other items for other reasons that affected me a bit more personally and immediately. The funny thing is I spent the 24 mil for the skill book and injected it. An hour later, looking at my wallet, I couldn't figure what I had spent 24 million on. I checked transactions and felt like an idiot. Now I'm going to take some time to improve my drones and skill myself fully and comfortably into my logistics role. I am feeling, right now, that I won't be called upon to use it anytime soon. I still have to skill into logistics 5 and that is another month of training. I'm going to give myself a few weeks doing other things that will help me with what I do every day (such as pewpew for isk) and then plug that in. Also, I forgot a skill with my poor Alt so she is delayed by a day to getting …

ROFL - I'm an absent minded idiot

There is a wormhole in our system for the last few days that leads to deep nullsec. It is irritating as hell because we have a flood of random people moving in and out of the system. Occasionally, they try to play with us but so far it has been unimpressive. I undocked in my Jag to find another Jag 8k off of me. "Oh?" I thought. My corp mate had been trying to catch a Tengu from someone from the same corp. As soon as I undocked he started burning away. I let him burn, let him burn, my corpmate undocks in an Enyo and when he reaches 150km away I hit warp to an insta undock I have 160k off station and land behind him. He freaked out and I learned that he had a MWD on his Jagar as my corpie landed on his other side and we tried to pincer him. Sadly, it did not work but it was very cool move on my part I thought. He then warped to the sun. Assuming he didn't want gateguns we went after him. Only he was gone. We warped back to station and he was about 200k of…

Battle Salvage

People leave a lot of stuff laying around in Eve. Battles leave wrecks of ships everywhere. Recently, having learned that I can collect T2 salvage I decided to try to be a bit more adventitious and scoop up these wrecks. So, when I was told that there was a stack of wrecks a few systems away I broke out my covops and headed there. I forgot that it was nullsec. So far, I still really, really frantically hate nullsec. However, Isk! I have no self control when it comes to earning isk. So I went. I mean, they said they had just gone through and there were no bubbles and... wrecks! Isk! I mean... ISK. So I hopped through and it was clear. I land in the system that they were in and they are gone. For real? WTF? So I scroll back up in chat and they tell me there where the wrecks are. Poor me. I hop to the sun and land about 50k off of the wrecks. No one is in system so I decloak and MWD over to them. I start to salvage the T2 wreck while spinning around it scooping…

My wallet is on fire

I spent isk today as if I suddenly hated it. My eyes are still boggling a bit since I just dropped around 300mil. Soon, that won't even cover the ships I want to fly. For now, I think it is the most expensive buying spree I have yet had. I remember the day I got a Domi and a Noctis almost back to back and spent like 90 mil. Soon I will be posting billion purchases, I can feel it coming. My wallet screams. I'm down 500mil from that loan but I try not to think of it. I wound up with 3 fully fit hurricanes. I contracted them to my corps jump freighter toon. I also had to buy a new set of sisters probes and launcher because I lost yet another covops frig today. Turns out the rats that spawned scramed her. She was fucked and could not warp out. However, I salvaged a piece of T2 salvage off the frig that covered the cost of the frig. I consider that a win in the end. However, for the two I have lost (had a spare in the station) I've earned over a bil. S…

Ahh, Stress and Drama

So, rounding up my shitty week and attempting to put it aside, I hunt down my mentor. "I has a serrrus question about internet spaceships." "orly?" "Do you consider me, as I am now, to qualify as a pirate?" "My opinion is, yes." "Then I'm gonna embrace it." "Embrace the hate." The hate, btw is not me hating people but the hatred people have for pirates. I'm not into ransoming people but I realize I've been living in this half state where I've committed myself and my resources and my learning to low sec but not my ideals. I've worried, that people who knew me as a raw noob or a carebear will dislike me as a pirate and I've attempted to keep this balance. I'm tired of it. I may not like being chased out of my missions, running off of gates, spamming jump, and feeling terrified when local goes up, but I'm totally cool with it because its Eve and I've chosen to play this way. …

These gates are going to kill me

I lost my scanning covops frig yesterday due to not paying enough attention. I didn't make sure she had warped clear. Because of that, I looked over at the screen and saw her sitting in a pod. I thought that I had landed on another player and gotten popped, but no, it was just me.

Thankfully, I didn't lose my sisters expanded probe launcher. That would have sucked, they are around 40mil on the market. I technically paid 50 mil for it by trading a skill book for it. Still, it would have sucked.
Fortunately, it made it through as did half of my probes and the rest of my fittings.

Considering that I had forgotten to get ammo the other day when I was refitting my rupture from the cruiser roam, I also decided to load up on ammo. I bounced from station to station collecting ammo for a bit until I got tired of it. I logged out and went to work to come back and buy the rest of the ammo and then head into low sec. I also tossed in a skill book for rigs so that she could …

Cruiser Roam - Fail

I guess I am risk adverse and lacking the proper mindset for PvP. I still don't understand how 4 T1 cruisers and a rifter are going to come out positively with 2 talos and 2 hurricanes. Then, a falcon decloaks and everyone just explodes in a nice, bright light. I don't consider possibly killing a ship that is bigger then I am but ultimately everyone dying in fleet a good fight or fun. Gods knows ships are going to explode. I have zero problems with throwing myself into the fray for the greater good of the fleet and battle. Sometimes shit just isn't going to work out and bad things will happen. I don't understand what the point is of taking a battle that you know is bad from the very start. I really, really am not getting it. I'm trying to do things that others swear to me is fun. It's not anymore fun to do then it was conceptually. I also don't like null sec. I have not yet found anything about it that makes it worth going into over empire spa…

Carnage and camping

Instead of going and doing the next step of the mission that was handed out, a shield fleet set up so we all resorted ourselves and headed to do that instead. Oh the miscalculation that happened. Our fleet was 15 people. It was battle cruisers, two logi, a falcon, a command ship, and me in the rupture. The fleet we engaged was all 6 legions, 4 oricles, 2 oneiros, and some other high powered dps shit. They ate us alive. A few decisions were made as to handle people and really, we didn't fight in the best situation for us due to the fact that the gate was big, the distances were not closed or made, and they were a larger fleet by about 3 people. We should have picked a less tanky primary. Our command ship also disconnected as we bounced through the gate. I think six people died before the rest of us were able to bail. We didn't kill a thing. We managed to hobble ourselves back together, lick our wounds, and stagger back to low sec. It wasn't productive. …

Ship Sizes

So we wandered off to do a 'plex only to find that it had already been done. That sucks but it happens. Sometimes they do not despawn when they have been finished. Fleet leader decided to nail the last structure and lo and behold, we got an escilation. This sent us off into nullsec. At some point, one of the guys parked his Hurricane on top of the FC's Machariel. Below is my Jaguar. The Jaguar is a frigate. One of the smallest ships in the game. The shuttles and noob ships are smaller perhaps. The Hurricane is a battle cruiser. The Machariel is a battleship. A break was taken with some reshipping done. I grabbed a bowl of ice cream and hoped that my Jag would make it back to my home system.

Teasing the Noob doesn't always work out

I got into a motorcycle wreck last night so that means plenty of time over the next few days to play Eve! (I'm okay and it wasn't my fault). While I have not yet found another 350mil isk skill book, I have found something even better. I found a 4/10 DED Complex and it dropped a stack of high grade shiny mods to the tune of 1.3bil isk. That is split between me and my corp mate. I found the 'plex, he tanked the 'plex, I assisted him in clearing the plex, so we split the loot. So I will gain about 500-700mil isk from the sales. I am quite happy. That will bring my isk earnings for the week to over a bil. I have a little system loop that I do for scanning. Scanning isn't fast for me yet. I have to hunt down the sites, bookmark the entire system, hop a combat ship over, do the site and open the containers while keeping my eye out for local and such things. Then drag the items out. I'm willing to take the smaller sites that others ignore. I was …

What is Eve

War is on the horizon and I don't know how I feel about it. I came to Eve because it is not a nice game. I know that people fight and wardec and do their thing but I really like the lifestyle of just roaming around and killing shit. However, that is not going to continue to be my life. Now, I have the choice of leaving my corp and roaming on my own but that is not what I want to do. So, I have to ponder the entire war thing. I think, for me, war, feels like such a strong term. I don't really have any strong feelings against other corps to feel the need to go after them. Like wise, while I expect people to want to harm me, it seems more serious and focused when you put that shiny red star beside their name. The entire situation left me very grumpy yesterday. Grumpy enough that I lost my temper a bit at someone playing stupid ass gate games. Normally I'm super cool and relaxed, but I happen to hate some things in Eve I am finding out. One of those is people w…

I'm pretty tickled with myself

I've taken up exploration in recent days. I can't call it weeks because it is not. The first site I found, I got my ass handed to me. It was a very hard site and me, being the stubborn creature that I am attempted to do it. I failed. I got the great idea to kite the NPCs away from the cans and attempt to hack them. Much to my delight, it worked. The first can revealed two skill books. I didn't check on them immedately but later, I did to the tune of 100 mil isk in skillbooks. One was Drug Manufcaturing. The second was Neurotoxicology. Yay me. Second site found Nanite Control and Neutrotoxin Recovery as well as Standard Sooth Sayer Booster Reaction. There are random datacores that I will just shove into a container for a while. Maybe I can dump them as a lot in Jita eventually. Later that afternoon I wandered to another system a few jumps away and proceeded to hunt down another 3 sites each with data cores and smaller stuff plus a mag site fu…

Month Four

Today is my 4th month since starting Eve. Yay for me. :) I'm learning about scanning down sites. Its up in the air so far when it comes to profit but I'm getting there. Soon enough I should be able to do a logi/dps combo between the toons that will give me greater ability to do stuff.