Auðr Landaleitan

I spent a fair amount of time High-Sec exploring with Demonic Pygmy over the past weekend. I’ve tweaked the fitting a little and have started flying with a Mobile Depot in the hold so I can swap out resist amplifiers and if I chance across a Ghost Site I’ve got a Relic Analyzer in the hold as well.

I use DOTLAN EveMaps to research and plot my exploration routes and I’ve been hitting mainly Angel and Sansha Regions. I run any Faction Refuge or Den and Drone Assembly or Gathering sites I come across. In Angel Regions the Refuges and Dens can escalate into a DED 5/10 Angel’s Red Light District Complex. The Sansha Refuge can escalate into a DED 3/10 Sansha’s Command Relay Outpost Complex and the Den can escalate into a DED 5/10 Sansha’s Nation Neural Paralytic Facility Complex. The Drone Assembly can escalate into a DED 3/10 Rogue Drone Asteroid Infestation Complex. I’ve not run across a Drone Gathering yet and it’s not known if it escalates but I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping it follows along the same lines which would mean that it could escalate into a DED 5/10 Outgrowth Rogue Drone Hive Complex. In addition to the chance of an escalation in all of the Cosmic Anomaly combat sites there is a chance for a rare Rat to spawn – a Domination for Angel sites, a True Sansha for Sansha sites and a Sentient for Drone sites.

I got pretty lucky over the weekend and got a number of escalations and rare Rat spawns which netted me some lovely loot.  Ran two DED 5/10 Angel’s Red Light District’s and each dropped a Cynabal BPC, got a number of Centii, Domination and Gistum Modules, managed to score a Rogue Drone 46-X Nexus Chip from a Sentient spawn in a Drone Assembly and got a Mid-grade Ascendancy Delta BPC from a Lesser Angel Covert Research Facility – solid luck and much fun!

Will have to wait and see what the change in Alliance brings, I think we’re gaining a couple of Wardecs, so I may have to put the High-Sec exploration on hold for a bit while that all pans out.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Leita Malm-hrið

The weekend was pretty full of RL stuff so my play time was limited to Sunday afternoon/evening but I made the best of that time. There was not much going on in the way of Corp/Alliance stuff so I wasn’t able to get Dusky Slug out for her first roam but I did spend some time exploring some new (for me) PvE content.

After getting into Interdictors I lined up some cross-training into Gallente ships and worked my way into their Cruisers which, with my Minmatar skills, opened up the the Angel Cartel’s Cynabal. I had seen a post somewhere with a fit for a High-sec exploration Cynabal and it looked like it would open up some fun content for me so I built one…

[Cynabal, Demonic Pygmy]
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Explosive Deflection Field II

425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Republic Fleet Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Republic Fleet Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Republic Fleet Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Republic Fleet Fusion M
Sisters Core Probe Launcher, Sisters Core Scanner Probe

Medium Core Defense Field Extender II
Medium Core Defense Field Extender II
Medium Core Defense Field Extender II

‘Integrated’ Valkyrie x5

Cynabal - Demonic Pygmy

Demonic Pygmy is built geared towards exploring Angel space but with a few tweaks (swap the shield hardener and use the appropriate ammo and drones) you could adjust for whatever Pirate Faction you want. I flew her for a few hours through High-sec systems yesterday hitting all the Angel Refuge and Angel Den Cosmic Anomalies I could find. I didn’t keep track of the numbers of Refuges or Dens I hit but over the course of my exploring I managed to get five to escalate into Angel’s Red Light Districts and also spawned two Commander Waves with the Domination ship types. Only one of the Red Light District escalations was located in High-sec so that was the only one I ran. It’s a bit of a burly mission more like a Lvl 4+ and I knew I wouldn’t be able to solo it so asked the brother if he was able to lend a hand and he was more than game. Got a nice drop from the Angel Retirement Home, a Gistum B-Type 10MN Microwarpdrive and snagged a Mid-grade Halo Delta from one of the Domination Commanders.

With the Core Probe launcher I was also able to scan down some DED sites and ran a couple of them over the course of the explore as well. Truly enjoyed the ‘different’ PvE content, it’s a nice change up from grinding Agent Missions and I’m stoked to head out for some more!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam