Thursday, November 1, 2012

Settling in

I am slowly but surely settling back into life in New Eden.  I have dusted off my scanning skills and I am really skilled at finding w-space systems which are already occupied by other ball dragging sons of bitches.  Is it too much to ask for just one sweet little class three system with a static hi sec and a static class four connection?   To break up the boredom I am planning to try and introduce some unsuspecting fool to a bit of vaccuum.  Following the classic Foulmouth tradition I will focus on uunarmed vessles.  I am a devout believer that fair fights are for story books and dumb-asses.  I don't want any part of an activity that has a 50% chance of ending badly for me.   The next time I scan down an occupied system I am going to map it in "Cheater" and then come back in "Das Bootie" to hunt down a nice fat mining barge.  It will be nice to get a kill mail again.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Search for a hole to call my own.

Last night I scanned down a WH opeing in a 0.5 system and stuck my head in to see what was there.  A quick D-scan told me right off the bat that this was someone's home.   An Amar control tower and lots of small lasers.  D-scan also showed a boat load of warp bubbles. 

Never being one to leave well enough alone, I decided to take a look at this POS just for shits and giggles.  After setting up a safe spot, I made few in system warps to D-scan the location of the POS.   It was located at planet 4 moon 7.   I knew it was risky given the number of bubbles out there but I figured what the hell.  Of course, I get sucked into this huge mass of bubbles filled with cargo containers.  Thankfully, I ended up in a spot where there was an opening in the web.  I burned out and got to a safe distance.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Of wormholes and vaccuum

Finally got back into EVE full swing a few days ago.  The first thing I did was go and get myself lost several wormholes deep from K-space.  I wandered around scanning and exploring.  For the most part it was a pleasant diversion but I wanted to get back to Hi Sec to join up with a couple friends on an op tonight. 

After much searching, I finally found an opening to K-space but sadly it was an opening to Null Sec space.  I had 63 jumps ahead of me over half of which were through controlled Null Sec space.  Since there was no sure fire way to find a Hi Sec path inside W-space, I decided to make the plunge.  The very first jump I make sends me right into a pile of mobile warp bubbles.  Thankfully there was no one activly minding the trap so I made it out safely.  The mext dozen or so jumps were thrilling but uneventful.  I would cloak up, d-scan out a safe path and warp and jump. 

At one point, I arrive on gate with an Armaggedon sitting there.  I cloak and warp off to a planet.  He follows.  I have my default "warp to" set to an irregular number to lessen the chance someone will warp in on top of me.  Fate was not on my side as he lands just under 2k away from me and I am decloaked.  I was able to burn away and reestablish my cloak but it made me crap my pod.  I move off and safely jump out of system.

As I approached the last 4 jumps to get out of Null Sec, the pucker factor went way up.  There is always more activity in the border lands than in deep 0.0.  As it turns out, I was right to be scared.  Warping to the second to last gate, I am yanked out of warp by a bubble.  This one did have someone minding the store.  That someone had a pack of drones out.  Before I could burn away, I was targeted, vaporized and the podded in very short order.  EVE can be a cruel mistress sometimes.  Aura told me Warp Drive Activated while I was in my pod trying to get away and I thought I might escape but a parting volley saw me quickly to my clone back in Hi Sec.

Such is life and death in New Eden.  I spent a couple hours and a couple hundred million ISK but it was time and money well spent.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


This blog is intended to be a documentation of the time I spend playing pretend.  Me being me I will likely also comment on random other crap that may worm its way into the mush pile I call my brain.  I welcome anyone who is bored enough to want to spend time reading my thoughts on the trival.  Fair warning, I can be a bit of a foul mouthed son of a bitch at times and I often offend but accidentally and intentionally.  I usually don't mean any harm but none the less best not to have children read this.