Leita Gørsimi

There is an allure that keeps me going out for High-Sec exploration roams – depending on the day and time it can be feast or famine though and finding and finishing sites can sometimes be a race… you’ll have made your way through 20 systems and not gotten an escalation or have found a Combat Site, or you’ll be mid way through a site and someone will warp in looking to ‘steal’ your drop but that’s all part of the allure – you just never know what’s going to happen, who’s going to show up or what you might find.

And while sometimes you find next to nothing it’s those times that you open up that wreck or cargo container and see a Gistum C-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field or a Cynabal BPC that keep me undocking and exploring in High-Sec.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

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Vart Hitta II

I wrote a pretty detailed post with copy and paste of a forum post about Drone Data sites back in November – Vart Hitta – and since we’ve been under some Wardecs lately I’ve been spending a bit more time in and around the Drone Null-Sec regions exploring and last night received my first ever Drone Data Site escalation!

It was only five jumps away from where I got it so I burned there excitedly and dove right in – the escalation site was identical to a normal Drone Data Site containing 3 cans, two High Security Containment Facilities, and one Research and Development Lab. I hacked the Lab first and it came up empty but the first Containment Facility I hack contained two 60-Run Augmented BPC’s! One for Augmented Hammerheads the other was an Augmented Ogre BPC… SCORE!

Also came away with a handful of ‘Integrated’ Drone BPC’s of different variations.

Was a nice little run, will head back out again soon!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Trúr Landaleitan

Since I started delving into the High-Sec exploration I’ve been pretty lucky with the drops (so much so that my Corp has assigned me with the Title “Sideways Horseshoe”) and I have started to compile a little collection of Deadspace and Faction items. There’s likely a decent market for them but instead of selling all the items I’m stockpiling them, they may come in handy some day…

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gørsimi Hodd-dofi

I’m taking full advantage of this time with no Wardecs and am hammering some High-Sec exploration.

For the past couple of days I’ve been hitting Systems in Serpentis Regions hard and while I’ve been doing well with the Bounties and with scanning down some Cosmic Signatures the main thing I’ve noticed is that I’ve received ZERO escalations and only one Faction Commander Spawn from all of the Serpentis Burrows, Refuges and Dens that I’ve run – and I’ve run a bunch of them!

When I was running the Angel and Sansha Anoms I would get, at minimum, one escalation per exploration roam and Faction Commander Rats while not super frequent would spawn on average about one per ten sites that were run. Not sure if it’s just totally random and I’ve not been getting the random ‘luck’ or if different Factions have different chances for escalations/Commander Spawns?

I did have some ‘luck’ last night scanning down DED Sites and ran two DED-3/10 Rogue Drone Asteroid Infestation, two DED-3/10 Serpentis Narcotic Warehouses and a DED-4/10 Serpentis Phi-Outpost. No BPC drops but I did finish the roam up with a number of faction and deadspace modules.

Will keep at it and see how the ‘luck’/randomness plays out…

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Landaleitan Ørendi

Well… some ships are now sitting in the hangar of the Alliances’ FOB but I didn’t spend much time there this weekend. What time I did spend in New Eden was productive in other ways. Spent one evening helping one of the newer Corp mates grind some SOE standing to work towards getting him into Jump Clones and we did good work, he’s almost there. Also spent a fair amount of time running Cosmic Anomalies and doing some High-Sec exploration. Ran sites mainly in Angel and Sansha space but late this weekend I ventured into a Serpentis Region and was struck with a new goal – run the Serpentis sites until I score a Daredevil and/or Vigilant BPC.

We’ll see how long this takes?!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Marglóð Hestrskórs

The RL brother has come up with a new theory in which I’ve apparently got a horseshoe up my arse. I ran a couple of sites over the weekend and scored some good drops. The first was a Gas Site I scanned down, an Elohim Sooth Sayer Distribution Base, and was able to hack all the cans and came out with a couple of Standard Sooth Sayer Booster BPCs and a Neurotoxin Control Skill Book. The other was a Relic Site and I can’t remember the name of it but it dropped an Angel Control Tower BPC!

I’m not sure that it has anything to do with a horseshoe, it’s more likely a case of the shotgun effect – I’m just running everything I find that I think I can handle and some that may be just out of reach but maybe I can snag a prize or two before getting wrecked.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Einn Haf Víl

You just never know what you’re going to find when you jump into W-Space…

I was out exploring the other day and had scanned down a few wormholes to check out. The first one I jumped into was J213932 a C1 in the A821-A Region. After my initial D-Scan check I saved my exit location and then rolled the MWD/Cloak Trick just in case someone was ‘watching’ the hole I came in.

J213932 was a pretty small system all but one planet was within D-Scan range of my entrance and there was absolutely nothing showing on scan so I warped over to one of the moons of the far planet for a little recon. As I reached the end of my warp to the moon I got some D-Scan results, there was a POS in the area and a few ships. I narrowed down my scans and found the POS which had all but one of the ships within it’s forcefield, the unaccounted for ship was a Minmatar Shuttle. I kept up with the D-Scanning and managed to track it down near the Customs Office of the planet so warped to 100km of the POCO and there it was, just 140km away – and empty, it was just the shuttle, no pilot?

It seemed odd and I was more than a little suspicious so took my time, stayed cloaked and moved myself to within striking range. Once within range I chatted with a few of the mates for a bit trying to ease the trepidation I was a feeling as I was sure it was a trap – my mind had it playing out with me uncloaking, targeting, and then shooting the poor defenseless shuttle only to in return get owned by the half dozen cloaked pilots that were just waiting for someone like me to show up – the fellas suggested the “Banzai!” approach and I went for it.

Uncloaked, targeted and then unleashed my torpedoes on PI Boss’s Minmatar Shuttle which exploded in a fiery ball of loveliness and there was no trap – it was just a lonely, adrift, un-piloted shuttle containing 1 unit of Tritanium and a Planetology Skill Book?

After that little bit of fun I settled down and scanned all the Signatures in J213932, managed to find a few Relic/Data sites and scored a 3-Run Shadow Warp Disruption Battery BPC!

Gotta love the unknowns and surprises of W-Space exploration!!!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

 

Landaleitan Fǫr

Wardecs galore!

We’ve taken a beating over the last week or so and of course others have taken notice so we are now a delicious target for the High-Sec Wardec crowd… which for me means it’s time to go hang out in Low and Null-Sec while this all plays out.

I’ve decided to delve back into some exploration and try my hand at finding some more Drone Data sites and I was successful! Rolled through a half-dozen low traffic Drone systems the other day and popped two Drone Data sites and manage to score six ‘Integrated’ Drone BPC’s and with looking at the Blueprint Calculator there appears to be some decent ISK to be made from them!

The short-term plan will be to get out for some more exploration and keep a low profile while the Alliance hopefully gets through these Wardecs.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Annarr Rata

Got out with Demonic Pygmy again last night and this time kept a record of all the Cosmic Anomalies and Cosmic Signatures I hit, here’s the tally:

I did not get any escalations from the Cosmic Anomaly sites nor any Domination/Sentient ship spawns but I did score a few Gistum C-Type Deadspace Modules from the DED sites which made for a profitable evening and has me looking forward to getting out there again!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Auka Viðrtaka

Took Demonic Pygmy out for another High-Sec roam last night. Hit about a dozen Angel Refuge anomalies and managed to get one High-Sec Angel’s Red Light District escalation which the RL brother was able to help me out with. Also scanned down one DED Complex, an Angel Repurposed Outpost.

I didn’t get anything epic from the Repurposed Outpost, just the 7th Tier Overseer’s Personal Effects, and the Red Light District dropped a Gistum B-Type Explosive Deflection Amplifier and the 18th Tier Overseer’s Personal Effects.

I had a couple of the 18th Tier OPE’s and a number of the lesser ones but I wasn’t sure what to do with them. All it took was a quick ask in our Alliance/Corp channels and I had set my destination for the nearest CONCORD Station… the higher Tier OPE’s are solid ISK, the 18th Tier OPE is worth $43,200,000.00! The lesser ones not so much but it all adds up.

After dropping off the OPE’s and selling off some of the loot I’ve got over the last couple of days of High-Sec exploration Demonic Pygmy has paid for herself and then some so I treated her to some upgrades and with her being strictly a High-Sec boat, one that I won’t fly during a War-dec, I felt the upgrades are worth the risks she takes.

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

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Pith X-Type Explosive Deflection Field

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

Warrior I x5
Warrior I x5

Cynabal - Demonic Pygmy

 I already had two of the Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizers so used those and picked up a third which boost the DPS up nicely, added a Pith X-Type Explosive Deflection Field which kicks the Explosive Resistance to 82% and upgraded the third Shield Extender to the T2 version giving her an EHP of over 40,000. I’m working towards T2 Medium Projectiles currently, they’re a couple weeks away, once they are fit she’ll be prime and will absolutely slice through any 3/10 or 4/10 DED site.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam