Archive for June, 2010

Missing the salvaging action

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Two corporation pilots are out in strategic cruisers. They are taking the fight to Sleepers in a class 3 system and I offer to salvage for them, but they already have help. But they note the presence of a Mammoth industrial ship in their system, so I head ...

On being a carebear

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

'... sure, because I'm such a pirate compared to you.' 'Admission is good for the soul.' 'The what?' 'It's what died when you popped Akulx the second time.' 'Oh, I remember it now. I don't miss it.' 'It's not too helpful out here.'

Testing the fleet in a class 5 w-space system

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The corporation fleet has the opportunity to test itself. We live in a class 4 w-space system and generally engage Sleepers at this level or below. Today our neighbourhood holds a class 5 w-space system with a catacylismic variable phenomenon, which increases remote repair rates and capacitor capacity, ...

Losing a Maller, making a profit

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The local w-space systems are mapped and we have a simple route from home to high-sec empire space. Copying the bookmarks across to my systems shows that the exit leads to The Forge region, which could potentially be close to many of my k-space possessions. I have been ...

Bumping in to a familiar clone

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I've missed some action. I turn up at the tower just as a small corporation fleet is returning from successfully engaging a couple of combat ships. It's always good to see kills with no losses posted on our kill-board. The engagement may mean there is no one ...

Ready to cause mischief

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

For an early start I follow our scan man scanning. Our own static wormhole is found and jumped through in to an occupied but inactive system, where I barely have time to resolve a couple of sites before I am hauled by squad warp to a wormhole the scan ...

Welcoming tourists to w-space

Friday, June 25th, 2010

My Manticore roams local w-space looking for activity. The stealth bomber is small and agile, yet can pack quite a punch. It mostly suffers when attacking ships that can fight back, as its small hull doesn't withstand much damage, and as I am flying solo I need to ...

Music of 2010, part one

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Half-way through the year already and I have yet to review any new music I've bought. It's time to rectify the situation. The first album I buy is surprisingly influenced by a television advert, which reminds me that I quite like Delphic's single Doubt. It's the start of the ...

Early scanning again

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

No fleet, no bookmarks, it's time to scan. My preliminary sweep with the directional scanner finds a lone mining drone somewhere in our home system, but we've had a few people out mining recently and it probably just got left behind. There are few signals now left in ...

Shopping in Amarr

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Scan man is out scanning, but I think I'll sit this one out. He's much better than me at scanning and I generally end up following him around, so I'll instead take it easy at the tower and read his updates. It turns out we have another quiet ...