Skip to main content

Running Away


Normally when I see this much structure I am in an interceptor. This time, I was in a Jaguar at the end of a roam with Wex. It was nice to get out in space after I've spent the last two days of Eve writing about Eve but not playing it. We jumped into a Thorax gang. Or, we where supposed to be jumping through them. I was confused about where we had a pilot third partying a fight. I decloaked and derped for a moment which got me pointed.

Realizing that it was a disruptor, not a scram (I love tool tips), I started to burn again. They where huddled on the gate. Maybe I should have burned back. Away was my first through so I overheated and stuck with it. Invul on and burn, burn, burn, as the DPS hit me.

Everyone consoled me on getting tackled as they warped off. I was consoling myself as well. Then, I realized that there was no DPS on me and no tackle. I warped off, managing to pick a celestial I was not aligned to because I forgot where I was aligned. I made some safe spots, went back to the fight, realized that was dumb as well with said Thorax gang landing on us, and warped off to a safe spot. The Burst logi frigate pilots where on the ball. When I landed they dropped reps on me immediately. It was about the third time that roam they saved my ship under incoming DPS and gateguns. When I ran away, again, I was in a much better state of health.

I'm slowly learning Caldari space. Or, I'll be honest and say I am slowly getting used to the system names. Kind of. Let's say that it is good I don't have to FC. I got to cross paths with Jakob Anedalle. I've followed his blog since its start but I have not had the pleasure of sharing the same system with him. Just saying hi and having a quick conversation is a pleasure when you cross someone in game that you feel you know in the out of game Eve game.

There where a lot of cruiser gangs out. Also, some frigate gangs. One cruiser gang had all of the Aurgorors. 15? What looked like bait was bait with a massive cruiser/logi ball on the other side. I want to think that it was battle logi. I'm going to think that.

I also managed to make it to Wex without getting killed this time thanks to the Leopard. I don't have the same smartbomb worries in high sec that I do out of it. I did get a shot out from Meg Yatolila who said hi and tried to nab my leapord at the same time. Not today. We shared a giggle through eve-mail and I landed, whole, in Sujarento.

It was a good night. The boys where out on a Birthday roam for Dave and we met up for a bit and combined the fleets. The oddest part of the entire situation was the scammers that kept posting scams in Sujarento local. I'm not used to seeing that in low sec. ISK doubling and "I lost my ship" money begging. I guess because of the faction warfare nature of the game and the proximity to Jita and high sec? I haven't seen this with my Faction Warfare alt. Perhaps this is random day or I do the Faction Warfare thing at the wrong time.

Time in space... flying with friends... it is always a pleasure.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

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…

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…

TCS: Sugar's Non-Technical Guide to Her Low Sec Market

Gevlon shocked me by featuring my store in his blog, yesterday. My entire project has been something I mostly scraped together and have bumbled through to the best of my ability and sense. Early on, I started a naming dynamic to my posts so that people could avoid the blogs about the store. These blogs are titled TCS. Also, if you search for TCS those particular blogs are available.

I decided to create a more cohesive naming strategy because someone said, “I don’t know how interested your readers will be in your market posts.” I didn’t either. I wasn't going to not write them because I write about whatever interests me. It seemed that a naming convention would correct the situation. However, I’ve started to receive a trickle of eve-mail and e-mail about what I am doing. Sometimes people ask me for advice on how to approach their own low sec market or what they should pick and choose or just how to pick and choose.

Cheradenine Harper asked me about moving forward into the wider mark…