22 November 2016

Hit and run

The day before yesterday I logged on and the corp seemed to have snatched a Rorqual and killed him. The fleet was still going so I decided to spent my little time I had online to join in on the fun. The fleet wasn’t made up of a particular doctrine so I decided to undock my Pontifex for the very first time.

A few minutes before I was able to undock my Pontifex I was about to bring in some ships. I moved out my PI and wanted to bring in some Sabres. A corpmember wanted some Sabres as well so I was hauling 4 Sabres with fittings and a load of bubbles in my shitfit Occator (fitted according to http://www.evilswordfish.com/ his epic Occator fit). Everything seemed fine but then I jumped into the first connection. A Sabre and Sentinel  were sitting on the wormhole . Bubbles went up and I decided to burn back to the wormhole. I have to admit that I had the EVE shakes again when I saw my Occator going down in armor right before I jumped the wormhole to highsec.

Meanwhile I had Rakanishu on the wormhole as well in a PvE fit Confessor (all the bad fits for PvP coming together). The Sentinel managed to warp off as Raka was almost able to blap him to pieces (since I didn’t have warp disruptor). Since I was on comms and a fleet was ready to go to null, my corpmates came down the chain and decided to help me. I docked up and repped in Highsec. We decided to use my Occator as bait while the rest of the fleet was waiting in the next system. Bait was placed and bubbles went back up again but as soon as my friends appeared on d-scan, the ‘hunters’ decided to turn tails and run to highsec themselves. The Occator and its cargo got back safely to our home and I had a pretty sweet escort on the way.

The kitchen sink nullsec fleet was pretty amusing for the short while I was able to come. A few jumps out of the null connection our scout found a few Retrievers mining with a Porpoise chugging along. Our scout was in a Sabre so he managed to bubble all of them. About 6 Retriever went down and we got us a nice new Porpoise kill (https://zkillboard.com/kill/57371532/). After we downed that mining fleet, I had to dock back up and call it a night. Twas a short but good roam.

That’s it for now, Rakanishu signing off o7

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18 November 2016

Settling in

It’s been two weeks since I moved back in with my corp and friends. Things have been pretty quiet so far, mainly because everyone is still settling in the new wormhole. I’m glad to be back with the corp, makes life in EVE so much better.

I have quite a bit in assets now in the wormhole but I still want more. So far I brought in a Stratios, Heretic, Guardian, Confessor, an interceptor, an EWAR frig and Epithals. It’s not a lot but I manage to get stuff done for now. Yesterday, I bought a rolling battleship from a corpmember who’s leaving because he misses our former playstyle (direct NS connection). I’ll probably need to get another rolling BS if I want to roll the static efficiently.

Last blog I also mentioned PI. It’s set up again and going good so far it seems. At first I started out with a lazy man’s setup. I had a few extractor planets for water and electrolytes and a factory planet to create coolant. The other planets (barren and lava) were creating mechanical parts and consumer electronics. One last factory planet made those mechanical parts and consumer electronics into robotics. This setup has net me about 600mil for 2 weeks, which isn’t that bad I think. However, I changed my setup in the hopes of getting a bit more ISK out of it, but it’ll require a bit more hauling.
I’ve changed the barren and lava planets. Now I have 2 barrens creating precious metals, 2 barrens creating reactive metals, 2 lavas creating chiral structures and 2 lavas creating toxic metals. I will also have a factory planet for mechanical parts and a factory planet for consumer electronics now. All of the other planets will remain the same. PI is netting me good ISK but I want to be able to get more ISK in-game. I have a Rattlesnake at my disposal but haven’t been able to use it yet. I need to figure out how I can do PvE efficiently in our new home. If I figure that out, I should be able to earn 1bil a month at least (I hope).

My second account has a few changes coming up as well. Mel finished training for Heavy Assault Missiles and with that, I stopped her training. I’m looking forward to getting a character trained towards a dread. I could do it on Mel, but I’d rather have a dedicated dread character. This project has a long way to go, but we’ll see! And Melanie, the alt on my main account, is 11 days away from decently flying a Nightmare for incursions. Once I saved up enough ISK to buy some injectors, I might just inject some SP to get her ready for any incursions I might be doing in the future.
Tomorrow is the big move in real life as well. Things will get quiet on EVE for a few days until I’m settled, but after that I’m going to start hunting for kills (and ISK) again!

Rakanishu signing off o7

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1 November 2016

Working for the wrong family

Highsec. I must admit, I didn’t get the thrills I thought I would out of this adventure. So I moved to a certain system and starting doing level 1 missions for one of the Amarrian families. I did this so I could improve my standing and lower my tax rate in Amarr. After a while, and after talking to a few people, I realized I chose the wrong family to work for. Taxes are partially based on Amarr standing and specific corp standing it appears. The Amarr trade hub is in the hands of the Emperor family, while I was working for another family.

This meant I had to completely move my highsec outpost, since I went and lived in a system that had agents for the other family. Fortunately, it was pretty close to my current hideout, but I had to go do missions in lowsec. The lowsec system was pretty quiet so it wasn’t a big problem to run missions. However, I forgot how boring it can be to run missions. I got to level 3’s before I ran out of courage. Meanwhile, I mostly did some Blood Raider sites as well, to gather some apparel (I love them Blood Raiders, even though I blast them to pieces) and boosters for my characters.

So, after talking to E’dyn (evilswordfish) and the CEO of my former corp for a while, I decided to go back to my former corp. This decision was mainly based on the fact that I have more free time again, since most of the preparations for the move have been finished, and the fact that I was bored to death in highsec.

Yesterday, I’ve already moved in some stuff into the wormhole. The corp moved to a higher class wormhole, so that’s a good thing. That said, I burned through 3/4th of my liquid ISK by getting some ships into the wormhole, but ah well! The only thing I’m not looking forward to, is setting up my PI again. If anyone has a good setup which uses factory planets to create P3 products, let me know!
See you guys next time!
Rakanishu signing off o/

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