Archive for October, 2009

My three suns

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The w-space system holding our mobile tower is now a minimum of two wormholes deep, making it more awkward to enter from and exit to k-space. Although having a static high-sec exit is remarkably convenient for coming and going, once the system is cleared of sites of local Sleeper ...

Filesystem Checkwits in Shadowfang Keep

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Worgen and wolves, wolves and worgen. There is so much potential leather in Shadowfang Keep that a tan mist falls over Vulzerda's eyes. Indeed, after the first couple of rooms are cleared of worgen and wolves, wolves and worgen, Vulzerda uses her hearthstone to return to Stormwind and ...

Where is Tank when you need him?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The current entrance to the mobile w-space tower is over twenty jumps through low-sec. I think I'll pass on that. But there is probably a better opportunity of getting to our large, permanent tower, with its static high-sec exit, where I could at least make myself useful and ...

Hidden treasure

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

There is a strangely familiar feeling, comfortingly nostalgic, about running around Duskwood and finding the occasional metal-bound wooden chest incongruously jutting out of the grassy northen bank. I can't quite put my finger on what is causing the sensation of déjà vu, or why it is so strong, until ...

'It's as it sounds'

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

The marvellous, national treasure that is Stephen Fry has released a new book, a collection of Oscar Wilde's Stories for All Ages. I am fortunate enough to get a couple of tickets to the book signing at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, purely by the good timing of seeing ...

Breaking and fixing my Guitar Hero drums

Friday, October 16th, 2009

My new, heavier drum sticks make missed registrations on the fake plastic drums less likely to occur, as each strike hits with a firmer thwack. I may be able to use lighter strokes to get the same effect, but nothing beats accentuating the right notes. It's great fun ...

Piloting-by a podding

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The convenient cluster of Lai Dai agents is quite close to low-sec space. They are not so close to low-sec that I am unlikely to be able to pick up an encounter mission, rejecting anything that will take my PvE ship to hostile space, but courier missions run the ...

Closer to Damnation

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Training in battlecruiser V is complete. I can now sneak command ship skill training in to the queue, breaking the monotony of Amarr cruiser training. I first need to buy the expensive skill book from a war academy, which I do as part of a mineral shopping spree. ...

'Engineers', my buttocks

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The laboratory I work in is a dedicated area of The Company's building. It is similar to other laboratories in the building but different in feel because of the sound-proofed rooms, smell of grease, and large industrial chambers, plants and machinery, instead of electronic test equipment. Never the ...

A note to New Eden's high-sec pilots

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Warping AFK on AP is much more effective with the AP switched on. Otherwise, you're just AFK.