Die, discovery scanner, die

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Aww, man. It's just me at home. Who am I going to play with? I'll see if the neighbours are available. Some ships are visible on my directional scanner in the class 3 system through our static wormhole, so maybe the neighbours are available. But changing my overview settings sees ...

Aligned for an exit

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Extra signatures in the home system aren't accompanied by foreign ships. Do they lead somewhere? One leads to gas, the other two to wormholes, plus our static connection. That's good so far. Warping around sees a K162 from class 2 w-space, a K162 from class 3 w-space, and a disappointingly ...

Names are confusing, ship and pilot

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Gas has floated out of the home system to be replaced by what I assume are new and almost entirely similar pockets of gas. But assumptions are about as reliable as a Gallente's word, and one of the signatures resolves to be a second wormhole. Where does it come from? ...

Elroy Skimms and Van Ketris can skip this post

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Ah, movement. I missed the hauler warping around collecting planet goo, and now maybe I can miss catching the Abaddon doing whatever it's gone to do. The battleship's pretty easy to trace, particularly once his drones appear on my directional scanner, as that almost certainly places him in an ...

Watching d-scan

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Oh boy, gas! That extra signature in the home system is really getting me excited. I want to see if I can tempt people to suck it. Maybe our neighbours? Maybe not. My directional scanner is clear from the K162 in the class 3 w-space system, and my notes only ...

Rats in Fountain

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I'm hoping for more luck tonight, after yesterday's rotten exploration. Too many systems, not enough pilots, and a diversion through high-sec. It wasn't much fun. But maybe entertainment will come to me today, with two extra wormholes in the home system. The K162 from class 5 w-space that's at the ...

After-Venture adventure

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The Ventures have fled this class 5 w-space system, but I'm still sitting on the wormhole leading back home. I wasn't able to catch the frigates sucking up gas in a ladar site, not being able to hide from their directional scanners in the small system, but I'm curious to ...

Sucking at gas

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

'...getting all explodey in the Widow.' Um, what have I stumbled in to? 'Nothing to see here', says Fin, 'and don't look at our recent losses'. I'll try not to, although curiosity gets the better of me and I see the death of my black ops ship. Poor Neko Ninja, ...

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 ...

Training in diplomacy

Monday, January 7th, 2013

It's cold in space, and there's a cold in Penny. I'll restrict myself to light-duty w-spacing tonight, nothing too strenuous or stressful. And, just for once, I'd quite like circumstances to go according to plan at least for a few minutes, to make it feel like I have some semblance ...