Skip to main content

PSA: Keep Your Cargo Clean

My husband loves the public service announcements from his childhood in England. He learned to paint his bike white and to not talk to strangers looking for puppies. Great things, I'm sure. Honest. Anyway, an effort is made to hand out some common sense and make obvious reminders. Reminders are useful in a frenzied, busy life to take a moment and make sure things are taken care of.

You know... the simple things in life... Turn off the oven. Lock your door. Don't leave your keys in your unlocked car running in front of a crack house. Take the PLEX out of your cargohold before you move your stuff to a new corporation. Simple things such as that.


The above pilot was very good natured about his loss. He forgot to clean out his cargo and forgot that he had purchased the PLEX since he was undecided about what to do with them. So, he tucked them away and forgot about them. But, Vov found them.

Forgetting to clean out a ship can happen to anyone. It is common in capital pilots. Some capital losses make an eyebrow raise with a puzzled, 'wut?' form on the lips. A moving op a few days or weeks before and suddenly an expensive loss mail is created as blueprints explode by the hundred littering the field with the fluttering edges.

It tends to be a self correcting problem. I have lost a booster shipment before because I forgot I had it. I decided to change my flight path to hit the high sec station I needed first. Well.. that didn't work. I remember going, "No! No! No!" as I died. As if my cries would have stopped the payment for my ill attention. So far I've managed not to do that again.

Sometimes being forgetful hurts.

Sometimes it hurts the one doing the hurting as well due to the loot fairy's fickle roll.

Keep your ship clean.

Comments

  1. Strangely dressed and suspicious giant blokes who appear with road crossing advice, Squirrels that get run down in the street, a sanctimonious and unitelligible cat that advised you not to play with matches, talk to strangers (as in the video above). Blightly was a strange place back in the day. They now just go for all out horror. It's strange that I spend my time in EVE actually trying to do the equivalent of playing with matches, always talking to strangers and generally behaving badly at road crossings.


    ReplyDelete
  2. I had 6 PLEX in an Iteron V once, ended up with 2% hull on warp out, I messaged the gankers and told them what was in the cans later.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Sugar’s Non-Technical Guide to Making Boosters

Welcome to my non-technical and outdated but probably still useful guide to boosters.  There have been changes to how things are built in Eve. This was the old POS code before the introduction of new structures in 2016.   This is just a walk through on my wobbling path of booster production.  It took me half a dozen different documents to figure out what I needed to do to make these mythical things.  It is what I do.  It may not be perfect but it works.

This is pirate focused industry.
This guide brought to you by Lain asking me to write it after I tried to explain it in chat.

Why make boosters? Because drugs are good.  Really they are performance enhancers and performance enhancers can give someone that extra edge in PvP.  It was also because my boys used them and when they ran low they often ran out, I could be their supplier.  They would no longer hoard their drugs due to the length of time it takes to get fresh product.. The thought of being a drug kingpin was also very appealing. …

Will the real player please stand up?

I installed Eve on my Surface the other day. I then remembered why my last laptop, when I was playing Eve, was an Alienware gaming laptop. My Surface, wonderful creature that it is, runs Eve at such a tiny magnification that I squint to see it. I could change my settings and adjust for this. Instead, I'll stick to my desktop and try to remember to log in and see the latest round of changes.

Yet, here I am writing.

Deep in the muzzy field of my brain that has been working almost daily for the last six weeks, random thoughts bubble up. I may not log in and spend my time focusing on Eve as a world, but it hasn't slipped from me. I've picked up an amazing group of friends that I talk to daily and many of them still play enough that I skim the social edges. At times I'm angry that the same social problems exist. At others, I'm fascinating by the process.

Today is a fascinating day because I've been answering e-mails. I still get e-mails occasionally from people who …

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…