Archive for August, 2010

Education through explosions

Friday, August 13th, 2010

'We're going to bomb someone.' That sounds exciting but, sadly, I am a couple of minutes too late to join the party. The two-man fleet has warped off quickly in order to catch the target and, with no one else around, didn't take the time to copy and ...

Flying a mixed fleet against Sleepers

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Our neighbouring system has been scanned, but no further. Keeping the class 4 w-space system's static wormhole closed gives us the opportunity to make some profit from wrecked Sleeper ships with less likelihood of being interrupted. A remote-repair battleship fleet is assembled, with two Ravens, a Scorpion, and ...

Wandering through the constellation

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I thought I saw a Hulk on the directional scanner. Of course, it is an alliance Hulk exhumer mining, being in our home system and the bookmark to our static wormhole indicating the connection is dormant, but it is still a tough choice as to whether I go exploring ...

The only difference between a Basilisk and Guardian is the Guardian's not on fire

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Probes on the directional scanner halts a corporation fleet's Sleeper engagement. The fleet changes from remote-repairing battleships to PvP ships and seeks the source of the scanning probes. A Rifter frigate in the neighbouring system is suggestive but is likely bait. Jumping through to the next system ...

They came from the K162

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Our scout is out scouting and I ask in hope if there are any targets. 'Nope', he replies, 'only Sleepers'. That's a shame, but I like getting another chance to pilot my Tengu strategic cruiser in to combat against the denizens of w-space. So it is also ...

Orbital mechanics

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Music of 2010, part two

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Clinging to a Scheme is the third album from The Radio Dept., and although I really like debut album Lesser Matters I managed to skip past Pet Grief. Maybe I should grab that second album, as Clinging to a Scheme shows The Radio Dept. to be as evocative now ...

Expanding the Manticore

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Only being able to carry two spare bombs in a Manticore limits the operational utility of the stealth bomber. A bit of welding should help me carry more and be effective for longer. It works like a dream, as long as I never need to manoeuvre.

Kairos by White Hinterland

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Or Music of 2010, part one (continued). Casey Dienel's dreamy vocals open White Hinterland's second album Kairos. The soaring calls of Icarus echo before being repeated over a thumping drum and pulsing bass rhythm, creating a different dynamic to the piano-based folk music of previous works. The juxtaposition of ...

Neutralising a Nidhoggur

Friday, August 6th, 2010

I'm not quite sure what I'm seeing. I've just ganked two ships mining gas, only podding one of the pilots because the other got away, and now a Nidhoggur carrier has appeared on my overview. I think this is the first time I've seen a carrier being piloted ...