Messing with a Magnate

Friday, January 31st, 2014

How's the home system looking tonight? Pretty normal. No ghost sites, a bit of gas, the static wormhole. That's about it. I resolve the wormhole, jump through to the neighbouring class 3 w-space system, and update my directional scanner. A tower and no ships. This evening is just stuffed full ...

Impotent against Imicuses

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Scan, explore, see what trouble I can find. Sure, I'll probably just run away from it like a scaredy-cat, but that's part of the appeal. Nothing jumps out at me in our neighbouring class 3 w-space system, being empty of occupation and free from activity. That's kind of welcome, once ...

Finding the source of a fleet

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Fin's on-line as I come on-line. My glorious leader has been here a while, though, as she's already scouted the constellation. I get a sitrep, involving various w-space connections, a few to empire space, and hearing that a bunch of strategic cruisers were spotted at one point—more than we could ...

Some ships are inadvertently slippery

Friday, November 8th, 2013

I leave the sieged tower and the class 1 w-space system it is in behind me. I can't disrupt the fleet, and they probably wouldn't want me to join in, so instead head back the way I came, through a null-sec system in Perrigen Falls, to our neighbouring class 3 ...

Going backwards finds gooing

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I have a mapped constellation to roam. Let's just hope it is more active than when I uncovered it earlier, as it seemed like what few pilots were visible were pretending their towers' force fields were one-way space hides. But before I go roaming forwards, a new signature in the ...

Quiet night of scanning

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Sites have been sucked, or left to dissipate. None of my bookmarks remain current, giving me a blank slate for the night, but that doesn't stop a proliferation of sites since I last scanned the home system. Eight signatures await the attention of my probes, and as I'm in the ...

Escalating to an unlikely ambush

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

There seem to be enough early risers in w-space, so I'm up early too, hoping to catch one out. Here's one already, my glorious leader sucking on the gas cloud in the home system, a Schrödinger's Target. Fin's testing her maximised Venture frigate and has no problems with my exploring, ...

Seeing the signs

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

I'm giving it another go at getting up early to catch an unsuspecting gooer. All looks clear at home, but that is a reaction to my directional scanner and hardly representative of what may be out there. Indeed, launching probes and scanning, a necessary action to resolve our static connection ...

Restoring Penny preferences

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Damn, this Minmatar technology is flaky. After spending a day trying to get my ship on-line I've had to restore all of its systems to the factory default settings. This is going to be painful. At least I'm somewhat prepared, after previous failures, with a saved overview file that I ...

Noodling through a network of w-space

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Still all quiet at home. So lonely. One extra signature to keep me warm. Maybe it leads to new friends. Maybe! It resolves to be a wormhole, a K162 from class 3 w-space. And jumping through the wormhole has a Badger light up my directional scanner. There's a tower visible ...