June 29, 2009
Picked this screenshot up the other day on a roam around space adjacent to our alliance. The Curse belongs to our fleet, the Paladin was a blue moving through the gate we briefly camped. The drake is me–cheap and expendable.
Isk In Space
June 19, 2009
Still means hurry up and wait, regardless of the setting. Is the primate below in a vagabond?
Tech 2 DPS Needed!
Beginning of the week brought new tidings from our neighboring PVP alliance, UK and some other group I haven’t heard of, Embers of Fire. Another group, Bombus polaris [sic] declared and retracted war within minutes. Not sure what that was about.
Coming to get us, apparently.
Nothing Instant in EVE
Not unlike The Great War, apparently mobilization means fighting and there is nothing our diplomatic corps can do to avert it. However, why is there a 24 hour wait? Why not instant combat? Perhaps UK needs to train another set of skills to wage war? I guess it is so that the “victim” cannot be immediately ganked in highsec by a suprise wardec (if there is such a thing).
So far the combat seems to have centered on UK blocking the pipe to highsec for our logistics. A virtual “space blockade” on the bottleneck to market meaning there has not been a sustained engagement as of yet. We have seen a few 5-15 ship fleets come through our space looking for lone targets, but they tend to get cloaky when we come out to fight. I went on a short roam yesterday with some corp mates in tech 1 frigs and a cruiser. We went to the UK hangout, and I saw my first war target icons.
Everyone expects this to be a long war, and UK has wardec’d several other alliances and corps as well. I can only guess they want more pvp in more places. Until I can do more than tackle, I am guessing I will be piloting a pod more frequently in the coming weeks.
June 15, 2009
The corporation continues to move along, working on our fuel needs for the various POSs and the new station. Today was ice mining, but unfortunately the dark glitter did not spawn, and we were left with enriched clear icicles to pick apart with our mackinaws and hulks.
Blue Beams of Happiness
I really need to get my second two miners into tech II ice harvesters. The one character I have using tech IIs outpaces them by a large amount.
June 14, 2009
Having switched multi-box obsessions from LotRO, to EQ2, and finally landing back in EVE the last few months, I made the move to 0.0 space and a new corporation while remaining on speaking terms with Wilhelm and Potshot, et. al. I’ve been taking lots of screenshots, and may try to do something similiar to Kilgore’s EVE Online Pictures for awhile. First up, corporation mining operation this last week.
Lots of Lasers
Things went well until our frequent roaming band of gankers came by from -A-. We quickly reshipped and began to harrass the two reds in our system, giving them enough time to call in reinforcements and cost me a drake. Incidentally, the same gang caught me the next day while I was installing “Cinderalla” on another computer for my daughter. This time it cost my other pilot a raven. Apparently, they hate children and I can’t seem to learn that 0.0 AFK equals 150 million ISK.
Speaking of which, Adam of The Witty Ranter and other Virgin Worlds podcasts has joined me in 0.0. He seems to be having fun, although his losses of choice are hulks rather than Caldari rigs. Of course, it helps when your ratting with this monster.
Goldfinger and Me!
We used his firepower and my drake to get a nice kill
a couple days ago. Incidentally, Adam got credit for helping kill my drake as well.