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I give in.

My attempts at finding a new method of shipping my stuff has not worked out as well as I have hoped. Red Frog again has my ISK for freighting through high sec. TCS is doing very well and mixed with my new, somewhat more occupied schedule, I have had to rely on them a lot. I don't move much over a billion ISK. TCS often has three billion ISK worth of orders that I need to renew. That means one to two Red Frog contracts as well as another for myself. They must recognize my route by now.

I am still doing some of my own shipping to compensate for the price changes. Being a space trucker is a good use of my distracted time. Still, it takes forever. And warp speed changes. How can I suffer so much for something I technically agree with. As much sense as it makes it sucks to live through.

I cannot live like this. I cannot stand to shudder as I slip into my freighter. I have no more tears to cry as I slip out of warp over hundreds of KM. Warp speed of 1.37 AU a second. It is a bad joke that never stops being bad.

I will buy a low-grade ascendancy set. But, let me tell the truth. I'm not buying it because of the intense suffering of freightering slow as hell across space. I'm buying it because someone told me they were down to 250 million. I was at a true, dark low and I needed this to be true.

I've always found the skill requirements to be a mild troll of low-grade implant sets. The Omega set calls for Cybernetics V while the rest are implantable with Cybernetics II. Many a pilot decides to dive into a low-grade set only to discover that they cannot complete the set. No one will know that private shame until a podding happens.

My freighter pilot has Cybernetics V. I got it for this exact reason and now is the time to indulge.

  • Ascendancy Alpha - 44
  • Ascendancy Beta - 50.4
  • Ascendancy Delta - 64.5
  • Ascendancy Epsilon - 100
  • Ascendancy Gamma - 72.5
  • Ascendancy Omega - 63
  • Total  - 394.4

Not quite 250 million but I was sold. I wanted it and life had to be better implanted up. Now, I know that the Eifyr and Co. 'Rogue' Warp Drive Speed WS-615 is a popular replacement for the Low-Grade Ascendancy Omega. But, that is eventually going to be fixed and other stuff that is really good reason for me to just get the full set.

One thing that made them easier to buy is the fact that I have been debating a set of Nomad's for almost a year. I never managed to cough up the ISK. This choice... well this one is a quality of life decision.

Yes, Eve. I know I cannot remove them without destroying them. Let me click that check box off and plug in sweet, sweet, warp speed.

1.83 AU a second.

It's better.

It's 400 million better.

Honest.

Comments

  1. Now I'm using Orca that warps 3.91 AU/s (3 T2 rigs + fitting implant), aligns with MWD in 10 s and it is somewhat bearable.
    I cannot imagine crawling through space with less than 2 AU/s...

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    1. Just a quick note: with ascendancy implants and t2 warp rigs, an orca can warp at 6au.

      something to think about!

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  2. Same Orca but sacrifice a low slot for a fitting module instead.
    That said, I do find my Fenrir tolerable.

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  3. Just remember, before the warp changes, freighters went at 0.75 au/sec, so they're mush faster now :)

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    1. Incorrect. The warp speed changed to faster, but the time necessary to get up to that speed AND slow down from it is much, much longer.

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  4. I guess I know what my indy alt is getting for a present. :-)

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