Sunday, 12 December 2010

The call

I feel it, Eve calling out to me.

Alot has changed in the short time I've been planet-side, my Corp has left the MC then formed the Mpire alliance and have rented a pocket in catch 0.0 ( more on this in a later post ).

I'm truly looking forward to next weekend and Reaper's return

See you in space


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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Where's wal... Umm ReapeR

Well it turns out I seam to have joined the only merc alliance that either,
1 Doesn't want any contracts

2 refuses to take any contracts it deems beneath its eliteness

3 (and the most likely ) nobody wants to hire us because we suck.

All it takes is one look at our kb, ok so it's starting to pick up but still I'm really not impressed with the MC! Rant over.
The real reason I've not posted is that fact I haven't played eve that much, I find it's nice to have a short break from time to time so that's what I'm doing. Don't worry though I will be back soon and there will be some changes coming one way or another.

Oh and if you haven't already go download minecraft it's soooo cool!

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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Slow week, Died fast

Over last weekend the alliance has had 2 new corps join us to bolster our numbers and we have been ordered to move our assets to new high/low sec staging areas ready for a new campaign. Things have been very quiet in the MC for the last few weeks, the leadership for what ever reason seemed largely absent (no doubt working hard in the background) and with the lack of action a lot of my Corp and much of the alliance stopped logging in, but, things are picking up with the news of the coming pew pew so all i can say is roll on next weekend.

After moving my gear (I love the orca, what a great ship, all my small stuff moved down in 1hit) only 1 BC had to be flown manually. I could have got it jumped down but I wanted to change one of the rigs and I would be passing amarr so that worked out well. Anyway after refitting a few of my ships I decided to have a look around, Tama was close and I had heard there was pew to be found there so set coarse in a rifter. I jumped in there was a small gate camp, nothing I was worried about, I had a look around system and decided warp to the top belt witch had a malediction on scan. I was gearing up for a fight, I really do have a go at anything in my rifter. I land and head straight for him, as I start getting close he warps off. Cursing my luck I hit warp to an off grid ss and nothing happened , then I switch my overview, the pesky ratu have me scrambled. OK, no problem I was thinking , just as I destroy the first rat the malediction comes back at range. I quickly kill the second rat and align out only to be scrammed and webbed bye a rapier
that had de-cloaked. Oops I'm screwed, Down I go. I get my pod out with ease, so ok not a good start. I reship into a stabber and return some time later to the same belt, there's a claw interceptor in with me so I light him up, my first volley stripped half his shields and the second nearly takes him into armour but not quite. The trouble is, I was hoping to pop him with the first 2/3 shots as he was burning away with no transversal, but I didn't and he was now out of range, so my point drops but I decide to stick around. A few seconds later he starts burning for me once again only this time he points me, I overheat everything in the hope he would pop but his buddy in a vagabond arrives and I go Bang(not as fast as i was expecting I must say), having burned out my mwd and guns. I return home a little unhappy but that's Eve, I'm having a bad week tbh, after the rifter and stabber I also lost a Crow and a Stiletto during a roam, stupid losses, I was not happy about it but can only blame myself.

Sorry it's been nearly a week since my last post but as I said things have been very slow and largely uninteresting hopefully there will be more posts next week maybe even some where I acutely kill something. Wish me luck


Thursday, 4 November 2010


Yes! I can finally fly a vagabond, I know what you might be thinking, so what! Well it's one of my long term goals reached, when I started out in Eve I wasn't interested in pvp and that came back to haunt me as my skills were so spread out from mining to trading to mission running.

About 10 months ago I decided to try and address the problem, I made a plan to cross train my skills to minmatar but this time do it properly. Starting at frigates and getting the skills to fly a rifter well, I then trained for interceptors and Assault frigs, after that I move up to Cruisers and Battle Cruiser's. I also trained for interdictors at some point during all of this.

Battleships just don't interest me what so ever and my plan was to stop at Hac's, but I have decided to train for a rapier as an extra and this will be as far as I go for sub caps for the time being.

Once I can fly them all well I will be making the jump to a carrier for logistical purposes only as I don't have the isk or the desire to use one in combat, yes some might see this as a waste but I can't find any other option to jump ships around (yes I'm aware that jump freighters can but the expense is far to great and the rorqual as far as I know can only fit mining barges and industrials in it's ship maintenance bay ). So a nidhoggur as far as I can see is the best option for moving cargo and rigged ships in and out of 0.0 and low sec. For any high sec hauling I have an alt that can fly an Orca so I should have all my bases covered.

It is a nice feeling logging on knowing I can join most fleets with the ship type that's being asked for (bar bs fleets but that's why I trained for a dictor so I can still be useful ).

After all of this my favourite ship to fly is jag or stabber, it's just a shame there seams to be alot of snobbery and elitism in my alliance when it come to ship types wanted for ops, there's nothing wrong with wanting the best possible ships for the job but sometimes I just want to have fun and flying a cheap t1 with t2 fit cruiser it is all that's needed for me to have a blast, and if I lose it the kill board doesn't suffer for it.

I must admit I am missing my old Corp/Alliance Ushra'Khan and the small gang stuff that we used to do but the MC is a different kind of alliance so theres bound to be growing pains as I try to settle in one thing I will say the next contract can't come soon enough it's soooo boring at the min. I want pew pew so if your anywhere near kharam/mista area and fancy a frig or crusier fight hit me up in game I'm allways around 18:00et onwards most week nights I won't bite would be nice to see some blinky blink in my chat channels for a change :p



Monday, 1 November 2010

Don't touch my Drake!

Just lately I've been hearing about the Drake and how a lot of people are saying it needs a nerf how ridiculous if theses people played eve a bit more rather than bitching about things on the forums maybe just maybe brain cells would be used to figure out a counter.
 Now im not saying that nothing in Eve should ever be nerfed  because that's not true there are for what ever reason some things do. Ever since I started to fly the drake all I here is the drake is crap and it cant pvp, well some bright spark changed all of that bye thinking outside of the box and trying something new,  it worked congrats is all I can say im still not sure what the problem is.
 What makes this game so brilliant is the fact every ship has a counter and there's no win button. To prove this here is a video (in my opinion one of the best eve videos out there) of the Initiative using  there INITIATIVE to counter the drake blob.
Now to those who did the bitching STOP! and go play the game.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Friday inty's, Saturday Bomber's

Friday 29th
Log on in the hope for a fleet but there's nothing doing so I logon my alt  and move some gear around for awhile.  Eventually an fc steps up calling for nano hac's but after 20 minutes or so most of the guys have turned up in interceptors so we head out on a inty roam instead.  We head down to R3-K7K, scout jumps in and has a look around, he finds a lone Polaris syndicate vagabond on the n8xa-l gate (obviously bait) but he goes in for tackle and gets red boxed.  We all jump in and warp, as we start to land our scout has to jump out and the vaga is now 25 off the gate but we easily get retackle.  We start to pound and get him to armour as his gang mates warp in, a bunch of hac's and recon's so we GTFO.  We did lose a Stiletto and a Sabre so not the best of starts. 
We hang around in R3 whilst the 2 guys re-ship, we move to T-RPFU then on to HED-GP, our scout jumps in and heads to the KEBERZ gate expecting a camp and we are not disappointed.  We all jump in and head to KEB gate, our scout/tackler Pops just before we land and the camp scatters before we can get any points.  I try to chase down a crow that seamed to warp to the sun but he safed.  We camp HED for a while until our sabre pilot reships, we head to curse but only venture in 2 or 3 jumps before we decide to move back to catch.  As we move around we nearly snag a cynabal but just manage to get away, we give chase but don't manage to pin him down.  We do snag a Manticore in 36N-HZ.  People are starting to get tired by this time and its decided to head home, we offer to escort a campmate who is in a BS back to our staging area, that goes without a hitch and fleet disbands.  All in all not the best 3 losses to 1 kill but hey things can only get better can't they. 

Saturday 30th
 There was a bomber op scheduled for 20:30et so I make my way to amarr an hr or so before hand  for the ship and fittings I needed.  Isn't it always the way, no matter how much you plan you always forget something.  I got the hound back to mista then turned around back to amarr, how I didn't notice I hadn't fit the damn thing I will never know but its only 6 jumps, it could have been worse.  I then afk for awhile, the wife bought Fable 3 so I ninja'd a go for and hr, its a nice looking game, I miss the Bow, it seems to be all rifles and pistols for ranged weapons. 
I jump back on eve to find nothing going on so I sit around and wait and wait and wait.  I'm not sure why the op didn't happen, maybe the Fc getting all emo on the forums about something.  I start talking to some guys on TS and we decide to join up with one of our corpmates who is solo camping a gate in curse, he has a drag bubble all set up so we all jump in something that can cloak.  I get in the hound that's caused me so much hassle and we burn down to 8G-MQV, 23 jumps.  Nothing to report on the trip down, we do have to slowly make our way though a gate camp in Doril but we all went 1 at a time so that we didn't de-cloak each other as we slow boated  to the gate.  We all made it no problem and the last few jumps were uneventful.
  We all jumped in to the target system and spread our selves out around the bubble and cloaked, what happened next was a lot of chatting on TS ( I didn't realise so many GEEKS played EvE :p) and us just having a laugh.  We had been there for quite some time and there were a few BC and Hac gangs moving around but we stayed cloaked until they moved on.  Finally we snag a  Atron who got caught in our bubble, a few of the guys had to go so they made there way home, I do feel bad for my corp mate and friend Sable who lost his hound to a saber on his way.  To rub salt in his wounds if he had stayed for a few minutes longer he would have been on this proteus   kill mail, which kinda made my day.  We hang around missing a fair few targets but you can't have it all your own way, we get a caracal who jumps in to us.  At some point we lose another Hound to a camp in doril. I decide to call it for the night and log off in system.  I make my way home just after DT on Sunday, doril is still camped and as I jump in I see a jaguar just off the gate.  I hold cloak, my spidy senses tingling, and low and behold a saber de-cloaks and drops a bubble.  Ha, you going to have to do better than that, I align and  pulse my MWD/cloak.  Luckily I was near the edge of the bubble so I warp to safety, I then made my way home.  All together happy, I got on a few km's and my ship is still intact, this is the sort of thing I love and hope we can do more of the same.


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Gang down

I logged in, there was an op about to start. FC was calling for cloakies, mainly rapiers, but anything that can warp cloaked was accepted so I made the short trip to amarr to buy a new manticore and the relevant fittings, got it all together and made my way back dodging a few WT's along the way (lets face it, it's not hard in a bomber).

I get back just as the fleet is moving out, destination was set to ay-241 in provi. On the way we find a 5/6 man BC gate camp but they don't want to play with us so we carry on. As we reach ay-241 scout reports a drake gang ahead so we give chase all the way down to ul-718 but we get fed up so a new destination goes in fleet chat g7aq. We head off passing a few blues on the way, at one point our fc gets a convo about joining forces with a nearby blue gang but nothing comes of it so we change course once again, this time heading into catch.

As we make our way there towards D-G we hear reports of a large IT gang around and as we warp to f9e-kx scout reports them holding at zero on our out gate so we all bail and cloak as they jump in. We start playing with a Loki vaga and a few ceptors but it was always going to end in tears as we lose a Hound to miscommunication. I'm not sure why he didn't jump through tbh but meh, by this time we have an init gang on our ass so we burn for a few jumps until we get to the 36n-hz gate in 9koe-a. At this point I'm a bit WTF is going on, fc calls for everyone to jump and hold cloak, his intention is to catch one of the init interceptors before the rest of the gang arrives, trouble is they're right behind and the hostiles jump in to us. Down goes our Tengu one of our Rapiers and a Falcon I Gtfo as they try to lock me up, somehow we lose another in Rapier in u-gvwd. I'm not sure how that went down tbh.

All in all a disappointing roam. I'm not sure why we stopped for the inty but that's just the way the cookie crumbles, on the plus side two of our guys did kill a Rifter :) 800mil+ losses for a 3 mil with fitting kill, isn't Eve great.

Still had fun, I love roams just wish there were more going on in my play time.


Sunday, 24 October 2010

Lost in space

A very quick post i am still around but working away from home alot at the min so i havent been able to log on for any ammout of time, hopefully i should get some time towards the end of the week


Monday, 11 October 2010

Domi's Domi's Typhoon's oh and a Wolf

I logged, in there was an op on that called for typhoons and domis, only had limited time so I jumped into my wolf (it was that or a hurricane but I didn't fancy trying to get back if I had to log in hostile space with a 1600 plate, it has a fat ass and the agility of  a stack of bricks ).

We visited noir's pocket, nearly got a fight but they bailed.  We did manage to get a lachesis which dropped a dark blood disruptor, only half the fleet got on the mail as we were the back group, we just missed it.  After more moving around our scout jumped into 7MD-S1 and reported a frig and an Assault frig gang landing on our in gate so fc sends the hic in.  He bubbles up and we all follow, we catch and kill seven of them including 3 assault frigs.  Was a bit overkill tbh but they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

We started to move around again and visited bdeal's pocket but got wind of some targets in D-GTMI so burned back down.  We played around  for 20 mins or so but it never really worked out, we did manage to snag a cane and flycatcher and I'm sure we had a drake also but I can't find a KM for it so I'm not too sure what happened.

As we were on our way back home we got word of a bubbled carrier in dai's pocket.  We got a jb( I'm not sure who's it was tbh might have been a dara ) to 3GXF-U and then started to move conventionally to B-WPLZ catching a drake in 49GC-R on the way.  We nearly had an onyx that  was pointed as well but he was burning like a mad man and I just missed the re-tackle.  As we arrived we heard that the carrier had left the field but it's bs heavy support fleet were still around, by the time we got into xhq a daisoda gang had engaged/drove them off so our fleet stood down, we all moved to dital and made our way back to the staging area only 6 jumps or so.

I logged in esescama and had a cuppa.  It was an enjoyable op, a good chance to get in fleet with my new Corp mates and alliance chums.  Very professional, found the fc a bit quiet compared to what I'm used to but he was duel boxing and my head set isn't the best.  I look forward to flying under him again =


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Welcome to M.Corp

It's official I'm now in M.Corp all my security checks were completed and paper work filed. I've joined the intel channels and forums. I just need to get registered on team-speak and I'm all set, I even managed to get some ships to the stageing area for our current contract. I hope to be getting in some fights very soon.

But before all that I'm takeing the wife and kids to the nottingham goose fair should be fun!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Things are moving fast

Well as the title says things have been moving fast. As soon as I read the alliance mail spelling out the future for D'k I almost immediately made my mind up that I wanted to try something new. I didn't have to go far as I was still in touch with few friends from an old corp who were now in M. Corp, one of the longest running corps in eve and who are in mercenary coalition alliance. Being a merc is one of my eve goals so it seemed like an opportunity was presenting itself, I applied to M. and thanks to help from Ajax, sable and Lasc it was relatively painless process. I am now waiting out my 24hr cool down before becoming a mercenary. I'm really looking forward to the new challenge I'm about to under take, it also seems my alt is going to have more up time as I will need ships moving a lot more, so I had better dust off my orca.

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Time for a change ??

Well the time to re-evaluate my position as a member of d'k has not been long in coming, i received an alliance mail about a chance there could be for a return to roots with the corps of d'k rallying under the banner of Ushra'Khan once again, now under normal circumstances that would be a good thing but other things in the mail leave me very disappointed things I can't go into right now as it's "secret" but I'm now left with a decision to make and it is a hard one I think I will sleep on it.

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Monday, 4 October 2010

solo kill best kill!

Well after 2 years playing eve I finally got a solo kill :) 

I logged on an hour or so after downtime.  I was just logging on to see if anything was going down but nothing was happening that interested me all that much, a few guys camping  daisho syndicate space but they were mostly afk cloaking. 

If you didn't know dai are one of the alliance's given space in providence after the removal of CVA by AAA U'k and allies and until recently were a part of the nip(non invasion packed ) fightclub In provi, but due to reasons, some I agree with some I don't, we are now at war along with sodalitas xx and dara cothrom also ex nip alliance's between them.  They are a formidable force, one we may not be able to beat. Camping their bearing grounds is not my idea of fun but it does serve a purpose.

So sitting in esescama spinning ships with a quick look at dotlan amamake is only 4 jumps away, so off I go not too fussed about getting blown up.  I love rifters and t1 frigs in general, I just feel so care free in one.  As I jump into the target system  40+ pl in local who had a camp on the osoggur gate mainly  bc hacs and logis.   I had to be on my toes so off to a safe spot I have close to belt 3-1,  there I sat directional up scanning every 30secs or so, in the direction of the belt I see a cane pop on scan. He hangs around for a few minutes then leaves.  10 min passes and I've had a few near misses with a stabber and a taranis but as I land in the belt he's warping out so back to the ss and start scanning again.  A few moments later I get the taranis on scan so I align.  Whilst I think about whether it is wise I try and take on what's considered the best inty in the game.  Screw it,  why not I think, off we go in warp, he's still on scan.  I land about 40km of him, hit approach afterburner on, it was all down to him if he wanted a fight or not as he can easily out run me but thankfully he heads my way.  He yellow boxes and I return the favour  as he gets into range i scram and web  { do you want to proceed with this dangerous act }, ahh fuck off I'm trying to kill this guy ( yes I forget I'm in low sec doh).  As I settle into orbit my shields have disappeared and he's at 20%.  As I start to think about how to get my pod out my damage jumps and he's at half armour, we're now level so I sit there fingers crossed, hoping and praying we both enter structure and I start to see I may have the upper hand as my rep cycles giving me a small amount of armour.  The taranis pops, I've done it, my first solo kill and god does it feel good. 

I set course for his wreck to see what goodies he's left me then I realise the 10% of structure I had left was now full.  I was in my pod, damn those pesky ninja rats.  Oh well let's get another ship and see what else I might be able to pop.  I set destination to Rens and just as I land on the out gate (yes you guessed it osoggur gate oops)  I'm in station in a new clone, damn those smartbombing pl guys, uugh still i won't let that stop me ,14 jumps to Rens all high sec. The auto pilot went on and I had some food :)

As soon as I had finished eating and re-shipped with rigs this time (as I forgot to fit them on my last ship) off I go back to amamake avoiding the osoggur gate for obvious reasons.  I jumped in and head straight to my ss near belt 3-1 and start scanning again for MORE pray and guess who's back in a new taranis.  Feeling confident in my new rifter with damage rigs this time I warp down, just as i land he warps off, for the next few minutes we both keep warping back and forth neither of us wanting to be the one that lands in the belt first.  The pesky rats are on to us now.    Finally I land and get tackle and the fight starts again, this time he remembers to deploy his drones but my damage  is hitting a lot harder than the previous engagement and even with his drones on me he goes down  just as I'm entering structure ,i quickly loot and off to my safe I go.  2 solo kills now to my name.  I start scanning the belt desperate for more kills, a raptor appears, off I go with no fear.  He warps just as I land, I go back to scanning, a stabber appears then the raptor again (alarm bells should have started to ring but I had the taste of blood, screw it lets do it).  I warp down and see the stabber raptor must have left, I hit the AB as he redboxes me. Ouch,  it's not a good idea flying straight into AC's.  xistent.  I get him to  about 10% shields, I'm going to win this I start to think just as the raptor lands, locks me up, and starts eating me, and I go down .  I get my pod out a little bit unhappy but that's eve, one minute your up, the next down, that's why I love this game so much.  

On a side note I do get on the stabbers KM after he tries to leave amamake via the PL gate camp, doh :)

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Whats it all about?

Hi Ive decided to start blogging about my time in the mmo EvE Online. Its something i have wanted to do for awhile now but due to work commitments i have never found the time. I will mostly writing about what I've been doing and my thoughts on whats going on around me and from time to time i may post on other topics but i will try to keep them to a minimum.

Living in Providence and serving in the alliance Damu'Khonde (formally Ushra'Khan if you didn't know ) i will give my opinion on what going on in our pocket of space, but more importantly i will be blogging about HOW i feel not what i SHOULD feel about my alliance ,corp and genaral happenings in eve whether it be good or bad.

I live my life honestly and that transfers into the game i don't scam or grief and try to be hourable  but that's not to say i wont blow your ass up if you get in my cross hairs :)  Just lately Ive got the urge to become a pirate but i wont abandon my alliance mates right in the middle of a war just to fufill one of my eve goals when things cool down in providence i will reevaluate the situation.

I started playing since apr/08 2mths in i had a break money was tight and i didn't resub until feb/09 i would consider myself a very strange capsuler with nearly 2 years playing i still haven't got to grips with pvp ( in fact my first solo kill came today i think i will do a separate post for that one and milk it a bit )  I rely on evemon and battleclinic for fits as i really struggle with all the ships and there respective bonuses I find it very confusing and I'm not ashamed to say so i try not to let affect my gameplay maybe I'm just too lazy to learn it all :) any how i think ive rambled on for long enough.

 I just wanted to say hi I will try to post as often as I can but im not going to set myself an impossible task of posting every day I am completely new to writing  and my spelling sucks so it takes time to put a post together I will try for a mid week and weekend post for now and see how it goes.

Reaper cross