Finding Impass

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

There's no change in space, as far as I can tell. That's a little over 14 AU, for what it's worth, and I'm fairly sure space extends at least a little beyond that. Perhaps I should take a better look around than merely punching my directional scanner in a safe spot ...

To scan or not to scan

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Our old sites have died. Viva the new sites! I'm tempted to call the abundance of new sites a result of a signature explosion, but there being only four of them doesn't sound too explosiony. Then again, we only occasionally see even a couple of new signatures appear overnight in ...

Scanning gas

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The Helios pilot swaps the covert operations boat for a battlecruiser and disappears. The pod of the pilot whose Epithal hauler I just destroyed is plonked in to a Viator transport, but even I can't be that lucky, even after catching an Epithal, and the pilot doesn't try to finish ...

Cheap and cheerless

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

No Sleepers for me today, even though a couple of new sites have spawned in the home system. I'm off exploring. It's just our static wormhole to venture through, so through it I venture to our neighbouring class 3 w-space system, where I am frustrated by the discovery scanner. Just ...

Anathema to w-space exploration

Monday, March 24th, 2014

I'm starting from scratch. All the old, known sites have disappeared from the home system, new signatures have appeared, and no one is around. What have I got in the system with me? A bit of gas, some relics, and one wormhole. Well, maybe our neighbouring class 3 w-space system ...

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 ...

Ineffective against an Imicus

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

We really ought to try to make some iskies tonight. Throwing two strategic cruisers hard against a bait battlecruiser was kinda thrilling but it can't be done too often. Having the class 2 w-space occupants collapse their wormhole connecting to our home system will help, as will having a bunch ...

Indirectly podding a pilot

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

I'm looting the wreck of the Tengu when I realise something: I know the escape route of the ejected strategic cruiser pilot. He's a tourist from empire space, come to w-space through a class 1 system connected to this class 2 system. His way to safety must surely be back ...

Hauling ores

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Out of curiosity, what is that other wormhole? I resolved two in our neighbouring class 3 w-space system and got diverted down the first, an outbound link to a tedious chain of class 5 systems. I have spent my evening scanning unoccupied or empty systems, being a tourist in a ...

Starting by scanning a stub

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

I'm off for an early stroll through the constellation, maybe murder someone who crosses my path and carry their corpse back with me to perform unspeakable acts of tea-partying with it. Nothing sinister, you understand. Have I mentioned before how plans never seem to get past the first step? Well, ...