Spotting the signs of hauling

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Tonight I shall focus, and not be as careless as I was yesterday. That's the plan anyway, and my plans always go so well. At least they generally start well, and my focus in the home system is exemplary, the sole signature of our static wormhole not giving my mind ...

Bagging some booty through bubbles

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Excuse me a moment. I just have to plug in a new implant. Oh yeah, 10% more scanning strength. That's well worth training cybernetics up to level V. And I have my glorious leader to thank for the gift, which is awfully generous of her. Here she is, too, just as ...

Forced on a Typhoon

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Bearing backwards led to bait, which we naturally took and managed to survive. Forging forwards bagged Fin a hauler incautiously collecting planet goo. And in our currently well-connected w-space there are still options for exploration, which is surprisingly through our static wormhole, given that all we've done so far is ...

Wormhole crashers

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Right, let's find a target or two to shoot. Positive thinking will get us a kill, I'm sure of it. There are no ships and no K162 wormholes in the home system—and I double-check this time—so I head outwards to our neighbouring class 3 w-space system. My directional scanner showing ...

Showing my shadow

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

I've been absent for a few days, and now I'm back to see what's changed. There are no obvious visitors in the home system, letting me get on-line and settled without any stress, and my probes pick up three signatures plus one for our static wormhole. With three sites resolved ...

Chasing transports

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

A bookmark to an unvisited wormhole welcomes my appearance, and rocks, more rocks, and gas do not. But a new signature in the home system may compensate for the missing sites. Two new signatures, in fact, as the bookmarked wormhole has apparently been visited and died of old age already. ...

Greed is good when you're not caught

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The static wormhole is dead! Long live the static wormhole! For sixteen hours, at least. But that still gives us plenty of time to explore what is hopefully a more interesting w-space constellation than the one we just isolated ourselves from. A first look in the replacement neighbouring system doesn't ...

Running in to a siege

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Three extra signatures seems like a lot. Can they all be Sleepers? Yes, they can, being gas, gas, and our static wormhole, which doesn't really count as a new signature but a replacement for yesterday's. Silly me. I activate the two new ladar sites and jump to our neighbouring class ...

Muddled by the mystery hauler

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

If there's a match for my patience it's my persistence. Fin and I have spent half the evening watching a Hoarder hauler refuse to move, then tried to ambush a Cheetah covert operations boat that didn't want to explore beyond its home system's normal borders, before giving up when the ...

A miss and a hit

Monday, December 5th, 2011

There's an interceptor in our home system. I don't feel threatened, though, as the Malediction is bearing the name Sad Panda and is sharing my otherwise empty directional scanner reading with a jet-can. Fin's hunting that errant canister down again. As she gets closer, but still days away from the ...