Sitting Manticore

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

I leave the boring class 2 w-space behind me, bridge across our home system, and jump through our static connection to class 3 w-space. Updating my directional scanner after the transit sees the normal sight of a tower, but what's this? A ship? Inconceivable! But that definitely looks like a ...

My first Rifter

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Oh my, that's a lot of signatures. Granted, it's not so many when I revert my filter to not show structures, and when I'm no longer looking at all of the many parts and defences of our tower I'm left with just one new signature. That's about right. And, hey, ...

Following a fleet

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Fin's next door, and is a bit of a dawg. She's heard I like finding wormholes leading to class 3 w-space systems through wormholes leading to class 3 w-space systems, and has delivered. I jump to our neighbouring system, get a sitrep on the three towers, unpiloted Prorator transport, and ...

Dropping in on day trippers

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

They might be on to me. I've not ambushed a planet goo-collecting hauler in quite a while, which makes me think I've got to shake my routine up a bit in order to surprise them again. So I am in space earlier than usual in the hopes of catching a ...

Buying a ship and leaving it docked

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

I need a new stealth bomber after recklessly losing it to obvious bait. Um, I mean, heroically protecting the home system from invaders intent on stealing gas that we were never going to harvest anyway. Buying a new Manticore shouldn't be a chore, though. All I have to do is ...

Dullness in scanning

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

It's just me and my Tengu. I'm going to see what I can get up to in a covert strategic cruiser today. Two new sites appear in the home system for a start, but neither of them are interesting and I merely bookmark them and move on. Our neighbouring class ...

Straight-line scanning

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

An empty home system is a good place to start an evening's quiet exploration. Rocks and gas that appeared earlier in the week have dissipated, leaving me with some newly clustered rocks to ignore and a static wormhole to jump through. The designation of our neighbouring class 3 w-space system ...

Stealthing and bombing in w-space

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I can't yet undo my previous scanning and delete all my patiently collected bookmarks. I am back from afternoon tea and was hoping glorious leader Fin would be here and we could kill our wormhole. Despite my best efforts, and various potential exits, I still haven't found a convenient route ...

Scanning and collapsing

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Sites are popping up everywhere in the home system. Our recent spate of invaders has calmed down, no longer rampaging through our system whilst we sleep, stealing profit that we'd never realise anyway, and the local concentrations of rocks and gas are beginning to build up again. I am mostly ...

Scanning action

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Another false start to a day, as a K162 wormhole coming from class 2 w-space distracts me. I can't divert my attention further that way, though, as the wormhole is at the end of its life. Instead, I continue to scan until I resolve our static connection. The wormhole to ...