Fylgja Naðr

Took a chance last night and undocked Demonic Pygmy for a little High-Sec exploration roam. We’ve still got a Wardec on the go but I did some homework on the crew that is at war with us and found out where and when they were the most active and planned my route accordingly.

I hit the systems quickly running any Refuges and Dens I found and I cleared a few but didn’t get any escalations. I was getting ready to call it on the exploration roam and  instead go camp some MTU’s with some mates but as I was in a really quiet system I thought I’d at least scan down all the Cosmic Signatures and see if there was anything exciting. In amongst all the Wormholes I ended up finding two Combat Sites – a Rogue Drone Asteroid Infestation and an Angel Lookout.

I ran the Drone site first and ripped through it rapidly. The Angel Lookout wasn’t any harder but once I destroyed the Angel Control Center a message popped up:

“Your attention is drawn to one of the communications panels; it looks like you are receiving a transmission from one of the few pirate ships that got away. It is only one word: “Help!” The device also shows the apparent location of the transmitter…”

I had just received my first expedition – Chasing The Dragon – it was nothing epic but it was fun to run!

 

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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

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

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