Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mining in W-space


After logging in to find that some bastard stole all my sites again this friday while I was sleeping the only thing left in the WH was a Unsecure Core deposit, so I warped and and scanned to see what was there Ark - 35k and Bistot - 200k .... well thats quite a bit of isk there so I moved everybody in position to have the boosting character with the mining mindlink, and 5 retrievers.

After closing all of the wormholes, and placing bubbles and cans at all of the warp ins from every celestial in the system

We began mining and with a full boosting Orca, we are making good progress
I dont think we will have enough space in the corporate hanger for all of the ore, so we will have to start rolling the static soon to get a WH somewhere near caldari space where we have perfect refining.
Now I will say that the only semi secure way to mine in W-Space, is to close all of the holes, bubble all of the aproaches from every celestial and anom, place decloaking cans from every one of those aproaches and place combat scanning probes and keep mashing scan. At the first site of a new Signature, beat feet back to the POS.
So thats it for now

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In the hole again


The wallet is looking much better than it has been in a long time, I managed to sell about 250 Imperial Navy Slicers, 2 Navy Apocs, and 10 Navy Omens before the slicer market crashed. I am still constructing the remaining 430 Slicer bluprints, I will sell these when the market recovers and I have 100 more slicers already built and in  the hanger.

I spent the last few days reconsolidating my ships I had all over the universe back to my main HS base, all told I had about 4b isk in ships sittting all ove rthe universe I wasnt using or able to get to. I will sell some of these off and keep some of them for spares.

I have spent the last week cleaning out all of the sleepers in my hole, that added a nice chunk of change to the wallet as well I missed out moving in some more tengus into the hole the other day when there was a hs k162 because there was an alliance using my hole as a transit point to move their ships in and out of a C6. I really considered hitting one of their haulers, except I didnt feel like being on the recieving end of 500 idiots sieging my pos afterwards.

so back to business this weekend


Monday, August 13, 2012

Amarr Militia Cash Out at Warzone 4.

So this weekend, Sunday afternoon around 1700 Eve Time Amarr FW made the push to Warzone control 4, I hope that militia chat was not indicative on what the Faction warriors are normally because all I could see is a bunch of whiney bitchy little shits trying to blame the fact on everyone but themselves that they did not have enough systems to reach Warzone control 5.

And frankly, it was stated over and over that they would not be cashing out after this that they would be going back to only keeping a few systems, that makes me think maybe it would be better being in a militia that wants to take care of their members through consistent payouts.

Much was said about how Nulli failed to deliver Warzone 5, though I can not see how this was Nulli’s fault, this was more of a fault of the militia  organizationally failed to push the players to plex vulnerable systems to deliver the required amount of systems to vulnerable.

Organization is very bad, it seems in the milita it is very hard to trust new people as there are many many spies, I enjoyed my time in the Amarr milita, and would like to do more FW with them but if there isn’t going to be consistent payouts I think I will try Caldari militia and see how organized they are. It’s a shame, as I prefer to fly Amarr ships first, but I am not spacerich and don’t want to grind to pvp with my ships.

I did manage to get final Blow on a Susan Black kill Friday evening before losing my Hurricane, but I must say minmatar won that battle with superior numbers as I killed 2 cruisers and lost the isk war losing the hurricane to frigates.

Also Friday eveing I tried to organize a fleet of stealth bombers to capture the rest of the ihubs that needed captured, to the militia chat wailing, screw it let Nulli capture the rest, knowing this had to be done before downtime, it was still up in the air if Nulli would be logging back in to finish up the remaining ihubs.

Now I know I am a newcomer to the militia and I want to give them the benefit of the doubt, that I was just not trusted enough, so thats cool, Nulli did manage to cap the rest before downtime, but I do want to say that dealing with the militia in general through militia chat is like hearding cats.

So how did I do, well I want to say I did pretty good, It will take me some time to manufacture and sell everything I bought with LP, I managed to cash out with 640 Imperial navy Slicer bpc’s, 12 Navy Omen Bpc’s, 2 Navy Apoc Bpc’s, 12 Customs Office Gantry Bpc’s, and 180 Navy Slicers. I am estimating that this should net me around 18-22 bn ISK on the market. Not bad, I cashed in 4m loyalty points to get these items.

So, I will be taking some time off, I have moved these to my manufacturing base and have started producing them with my manufacturing alt. I see that the market has crashed on Slicers in Jita buy orders at the moment, but I do not expect this to continue long term. The Jita Market was supporting 30m isk slicers for quite some time moving in the 50-100 units daily. The price should stabilize shortly and I should be able to sell my stock over the next couple of months.

Wormhole operations are ongoing, so my wallet should begin to fatten and I will be doing more PVP type operations with my main toon, and even if things don’t work out I will have plenty of Slicers to fly in the near term.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ambushed While Rolling the Static.

So I logged in the other evening and scanned down the home system, there was a C6 and the usual lowsec static. A quick reconnoiter of the C6 finds 7 active towers and about a dozen active pilots, so this is not a WH that I want to keep open. Looking at itit looks like it will take about 1bn in mass to close, so one pass with 3 battleships with the AB on and then a pass in the devoter has this hole closed and I have a sigh of relief.

Now since it was a K162 inbound I need to roll the static low to close myself back off to anyone from that system. The low 2 jumps away from New Eden so its in the middle of nowhere and there are no stations or people in the system.

First pass through the WH everything goes fine, waiting out the timer at the tower a rapier comes through the hole from lowsec, thinking he may have been from the C5 I land the fleet on the hole and he jumps back out and the second pass through the hole goes normally.  As I am sitting back in the safety of the tower a covert tengu decloaks on the static, again for some reason I think this must be someone from the C6 I just closed, even though I have combat scanners out I miss the new anomaly that is showing up on the scanners and I warp the 2 Geddons and the Abbadon to the WH. I get Geddon out, Geddon In Geddon Out Geddon In, Abaddon Out and 11 guys land on the two geddons on the inside of the WH… Shit Shit I try to warp off no dice and both geddons are polarized, I start locking targets and deploying sentry drones, Ill go down fighting, oh damn they have a Falcon…

They offer to ransom the pods, and ask me to make them an offer, I give them a GF and honestly at this point I’m not going to pay more than 50m for my pod of 2 +4s so I wake up in Jita. Such is life in a WH I think the most dangerous space in EVE.

I spend the evening getting everyone back to the WH, and log off for the night. The next 2 evenings there are 5 open WH’s into me so I get nothing accomplished except to head Zan over to join the Amarr FW. I might as well get some loyalty points to get some Navy Geddons and some Slicers.

The alts all now can fly Tengu’s so they can manage the day to day in the WH, I simply have to adjust my PI production and import a few more goods to keep that going.

So we are currently chilling in Amarr FW, using the WH as supplemental income. I have been joined by my son on a new toon, the plan is to earn enough isk at the cash out to get him a decent character through the character bazaar, so far we are working that plan, but that is another blog post to come later this week.

Fly it like you stole it


Monday, August 6, 2012

Faction War..., and Super Caps seeded on the test server

Faction War

I have decided to do the Faction War on the side of the Amarr Loayalists, frankly because they have the best ships IMO and I get to shoot some dirty Minmatar in the process, so it all works out. I will be forming my own corporation this evening, something on the lines of Imperial Slavers or some such… I just can’t see joining some fail corp full of scrubs and spies with my main toon, so we will have about 5 people I know in corp and do corp roams nightly.

We will work on improving our relationship with the current faction warfare corporations and try to get some joint roams going, but from what I saw the other night in the roam there was obviously several spies in the fleet as the Minmatar Militia seems to know where we were warping before we warped.

I must say that honestly spies are pretty fail, this fleet was a BC gang, of 20-25 guys, honestly is winning so important to you that you have to cheat to do it, that pretty much says it all about your character. I also experienced an awoxer yesterday, lol pretty much tells me how good a pvp’er you are that you have to resort to awoxing in frigate warfare lol.

Test Server…

So I was on the test server last night and they have seeded Supercaps and Titans, I made sure to grab the Titan skillbook for Zandramus and train it so that I can try out a Titan tonight on the server. I will have Amarr titan trained to 3 and doomsday trained to 3 by the time I get home today. I will probably never be able to afford a Titan on the main server, but this should provide some fun. There was some SuperCap warfare going on last night and I fitted me out a nice Aeon, and had some fun with it.

That’s all to report this week…


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Mate Wars... a giant troll...

I would like to share some behind the scenes on this topic as I have been listening to how it actually started versus how it is being perceived, which I might add is quite comical, especially those of you who actually think the Aussi was being serious.

First, let me go over the players here the player who had all the convo’s with  Rvb I do not know him, I am hearing this second hand from the others that were kicked from RvB at the same time as he was. Lets just say that Kresh Vladir, has returned to the game with a new toon shortly before this all happened, he and the Aussi, and a particularly angry FC from NC. and some other NC. alts where having some fun in Red federation and happened to get kicked after refusing to re-imburse some losses. The Aussi, began trolling the Red Federation directors, about being kicked over reimbursement, and they took the bait with a forum thread as if it he was being serious about the whole mate thing. Thus the Mate war was started. Kresh's  friends created Yellow federation as a shallow troll of RvB taking all of the corp information right off the RvB forum, NC. declares war on RvB and Yellow Federation declares war on RvB, Comedy ensues. Kresh’s friend puts together a RR BS fleet and gets blobbed to hell 150+ to 18, losing a full slave set in the process…

Kresh’s friends puts some disco BS’s together in a HS system and gets the rvb frig fleet to warp in on him and comedy ensues as they manage to kill 22b isk in pods before he and his NC. Pal lose their disco BS’s.

Now I want to say with Kresh and his buddy there have been some funny content generated in this game. It was Kresh who using my alt back in the day that ate the head off the Sharks with Laserbeams can art with a giant Pac-Man. I can say I am happy my son has returned to the game, I wish him and Super69 the best and hope that you all have fun with the Mate wars…. Last I checked last night Kresh was can flipping somewhere in Hisec…..