This blog was supposed to be mainly about Eve Online, a beautiful sandbox game I like to play. Since I started the blog, things have changed quite a bit, mainly because I have been diagnosed with epilepsy. Combined with family life this is dramatically reducing my time to play. I compensate by shitposting a lot on /r/eve.
Don’t expect too much from this blog. I just need a place to where I can collect both my thoughts and shitty designs I make from time to time.
Also, I suck at this game. Bigly.
I think I mentioned it before, I am always lost when it comes to nullsec politics. Recently there was a lot of shittalking regarding Pandemic Legion. Had to draw this.
Never be on the phone when jumping through a wormhole. RIP
Maybe resubbing Willow was a bad idea. The first weekend hunting went quite well and now I have tasted blood. I had parked my char in a shattered wormhole with 3 statics. It seemed like a good place to start my operation, with enough options should one of the chains be shorter than expected.
I like to have at least one kspace exit, in case I need to batphone. A few jumps from home I end up in lowsec close to a hub. Perfect. I bookmark the entry and plan to jump back when I notice a Porpoise and a Covetor on dscan, plus 2 ventures. Only 4 people are in local, all belong to one corp. Soon I am on grid, admiring their moon mining activities. At first, I am wary. There is always the possibility of cyno bait. But looking at their killboard, most of the kills seem to come from NPSI fleets and none of the losses shows a cyno. I am good to go.
I warp to the asteroid close to the Porpoise, decloak and lock it up. Just when my drones start to land the pilot locks me up and starts to fight back: It’s a battle Porpoise, something one should not underestimate. I am too much on adrenaline to realize that I should kill the drones, instead it comes down to us trying to neut each other out. I overheat everything and start aligning out. I miss a number of rep cycles due to me being dumb and start getting nervous when we both go into low armor.
Just when I am in structure and ready to warp off the ship pops. We exchange gf in local, together with friendly messages for each other’s mother, then I jump back into the wormhole. At one point I find a HS connection. Right after bookmarking it I hear hole activation. A Vexor decloakes, launching probes. The ship pops, so does the pod. Turns out, the pilots is new and didn’t really know where he had ended up. I am happy for every person I can lead towards the path of Bob so I take the time to explain what had happened.
I am ready to call it a night when a Drake shows up on dscan. I warp to the hole and can’t believe what I see: A pilot is rolling the hole in a Drake. And he does not wait for his polarization timer to run out, jumping back immediately. 80% sure that it is not bait I go for it. But again, I am reminded of the fact that my fit does not provide a lot of DPS. The ship is passive fit, easily holds tank and decides to jump through the hole after a few minutes. Funny thing is that it collapsed after him. I hope he had probes with him.
Lots of nightmares and bad sleep recently (side effects), resulting in a series of small seizures today.
Recently, CCP sent me an offer I could not refuse: 50% off a 3 month subscription. Interestingly, I only saw this on my wormhole account. Anyway, the offer made me resubscribe my wormhole hunter even though I don’t think there will be a lot of time to fly her.
The last months I have spend my time almost exclusively with trading. While it is not the most exciting thing to do it is always interesting/surprising to see how easy Isk can be made due to the laziness of other players. In the last 3 months I was able to make about 12B Isk, not including my assets and sell orders. On average I spend not more than 20 min per day on it, mainly updating my orders. The occasional shopping trips to Jita I do with autopilot, in a T1 frigate, while finishing real work or playing with the kid. I never haul myself, everything goes through the “Haulers Channel”.
Some of the money I made, I invested into a treasure hunt for my main corp (material for another post). But apart from that, there has been no real reason to spend the Isk. Now that Willow is back in the game, I am getting itchy feet again. There is simply no space like wspace.
She is currently back in her Stratios, parked in a C3 with a LS static which is inhabited by a Russian corp. I will fly that ship until I get ganked (which will happen soon I suppose) and then try out a Loki. I have never flown a T3C so I don’t expect to fly it for long. Unfortunately the inhabitants are not very active, I haven’t seen any real activity during the times I logged in. I am trying to get rid of the habit of staying to long at one place. If nothing happens during the 2 – 3 times I log in, I will move on. Fingers crossed.
I am not a role player but I still wonder how the Sansha feel about the fact that they never manage to actually expand their borders. And would it be possible to change Eve’s spaghetti code so the Sansha could actually expand their borders, meaning change the map of New Eden? Thought I doubt that people would be happy about that.
Even if you don’t follow wormhole politics you might have heard of NoobManHK. As a member of CSM XI and CSM XII he was one of the more active/outgoing representatives. He also used to be the director of Hard Knocks, the main player in wormhole space.
I had this piece planned for a while but then NoobMan won Eve and so the project got lost in my pile of “let’s do this later”. I am happy that I managed to finally finish it, even though it is a bit late.