Leita ok Reiði

I’ve spent the last couple of nights hanging out in the Ani Constellation which is a Level 4 Sisters Of EVE Mission hub. I was out scanning to see if I could find any stray MTUs and noticed a bunch of areas with drones and no ships on scan so started concentrating on scanning them down and over the course of an hour or so had scooped a number of T2 drones into my hold and totally lucked out with a score of one abandoned Gecko!

While I was out mucking about a couple of Mates were missioning and noticed a few Suspect blinkies rolling around the Constellation. They were shooting MTUs and looting missions so we decided to try and scan them down and see if we could snag a kill or two.

Scan them down we did and a kill was snagged – Arty Mcfly – Lachesis – I almost solo’ed him, just needed a couple more seconds : )  Love those Mates, so much fun with them!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Vándr Nauðsyn

I’ve been joining in on a number of Fleet Ops lately and most of them have been geared towards SOV-Warfare and/or POS Defense and while I enjoy helping out and being a member of the Fleet I must admit that the actual Ops are usually pretty boring… orbit and shoot the big structure. Between Territorial Claim Units, Sovereignty Blockade Units, Infrastructure Hubs and Conquerable Stations/Outposts there is a crap ton of Hitpoints to grind down over the course of a few days \o/

The actual mechanics of Sovereignty are rather simple; the entity which possesses an online Territorial Claim Unit in a system has Sovereignty over that system but understanding the nuances of SOV-Warfare are another thing all together – there are a number of good resources to look at for this info:

I did get into something a little different on our last Op and acted as a Scout in an adjacent System providing the Fleet intel on incoming Neutral Pilots, which was both a little boring and exiting in short spurts – I did Scout a Fleet of ships coming in belonging to The Camel Empire and was able to get that intel to our FC who then got our Fleet to safety. One bonus of being a Scout is that it gave me some time to learn more about the different Ship types in EVE, never a bad thing.

In other news, we’ve been Wardec’ed again… so I’m back to avoiding High-Sec and the SOE mission grind is off. Instead I’ve been concentrating pretty heavily on some exploration and jumping into anything I think I can handle, whether that be a Relic Site, Data Site, DED Complex or Wormhole, which I’ve taken to jumping into any that I find just to poke around. I found my first C6 last night and being the curious fella I am jumped in and started scanning down all the Cosmic Signatures and found four of these – Unsecured Core Emergence – those look particularly nasty!

One thing I’ve noticed during my exploration roams is that Relic/Data sites in Drone space are very rare. Had another ‘first’ last night scanning down an Abandoned Research Complex DG003, got a little excited thinking I might find a Drone BPC but no joy, did find some Rogue Drone Components. Not super exciting but I scooped them up and added them to the expanding hoard of exploration loot I’ve got stashed away, sure they’ll come in handy some day.

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Systir Eva

Put some time in working for the Sisters of EVE last night. My brother and I both have access to the Level 4 Security Agent in Lanngisi, Kiljavas Yaskasen, so we were doubling up on the missions and ripped through a fair number of them.

We weren’t really ‘Blitzing’ the missions as we do enjoy the extra ISK from the bounties but with two Battleship sized hulls on grid we burned through the missions pretty quickly.

Our goal for the evening was to earn 30,000 Loyalty Points, which is what you need to buy an Astero Blueprint Copy (1 run) from the SOE Loyalty Point Store. There is decent profit to be made from selling the Astero after you make it, and you can even make a little extra if you’ve got all the necessary manufacturing requirements on hand.

I normally like to reship into my Noctis after a couple of missions and head back out to loot and salvage my wrecks but we had an objective in mind last night and just grinded our way to it. Next time we do something like this I may look into employing one of the professional looting and salvaging Corporations like Pro Synergy to clean up our messes.

Has anyone had any dealings with one of these looting/salvaging Corps?

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Ný-kominn Leika

Only got on for a bit last night but had some fun exploring the Phoebe changes and checking out the area …

  • Loaded up my Training Queue with a few months of skills.
  • Hit a couple of Data and Relic sites to see what was new in them and found a few items I’d not seen before – enjoying the adjusted volumes of the loot, can carry a lot more of the more commonly found stuff.
  • Noticed quite a few new Neutrals in the neighborhood with some new Alliance names in the mix. Phoebe Freeport Republic and Gatekeepers Universe being two of the more prevalent ones.
  • Didn’t see one Cyno lit up during my time, albeit short, logged in. Which made me a little sad as I was looking for some easy kills – these could be few and far between now?

Will hopefully get on for a bit longer tonight and see if I can’t join some of my Alliance mates in some fun. Or since our Wardec with The Pursuit of Happiness came to an end while I was away maybe I can get back into some SOE mission grinding?

We’ll see what the night brings!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Fólcvíg

Another week – Another Wardec.

After our abysmal Wardec with The Marmite Collective we’ve apparently caught the eye of another High-sec Wardec happy Alliance… The Pursuit of Happiness. They currently have over 100 active Wardecs on the  go!

Near the end of our Marmite Wardec debacle our leadership sent out an Alliance wide message with some general guidelines to follow while we’re at war but apparently this fella didn’t get the memo – Doom Aldent (Rattlesnake) / Doom Aldent (Capsule) – as one of my EVE mates said “It’s like a volcano of dumb…” so after those losses that general message was followed up quickly with this Alliance wide message…

 

Don’t even have to talk with the person, we all know the excuses:

1. I’ll watch local (they use neutral alts)
2. It was only for 5 minutes (you are still in highsec)
3. Its only 1 gate (you are still in highsec)
4. Its far away from trade hubs (hello locator agent)
5. I need to plex my account (spend $15 or there are lots of other ways to make isk)
6. I didn’t think it would happen to me (yay loot pinata)
7. I didn’t know there was a war (sure do now)

Really simple rules paraphrased from 4 or 5 all Alliance emails sent previously:

1. Stop going to highsec, this isn’t hard at all.
2. Use out of alliance alts for your highsec needs.  No really stop going to highsec.
3. If you absolutely have to go to highsec avoid trade hubs and pipe systems.
4. If you absolutely have to go to highsec Use an interceptor or covops.
5. If you mission or mine or haul in highsec while at war, then you have failed at all 4 rules above and will likely lose your ship.

If everyone follows these rules the parasites will drop the wardec in 1 week and then we can go about our normal business of being in low/null.

If 1 person decides the rules don’t apply to them then we get 2+ week wars, and other groups of parasites see us as easy marks and wardec us as well.  (basically what just happened to us)

If you need something from highsec and don’t have an out of alliance alt ask for help.

Q&A
1. But why don’t we fight them?!
a.) They really know their game, they use neutral scouts, neutral logi, station and gate hug like no one else, if they come off station its because their scouts have cleared it and the target is solo, they use heavily tanked ships with logi.

2. Could we kill them?
a.) Yes of course, but 99% of the time they will dock up and we’ll get nothing, they have no assets in space to force a fight. Their game is preying upon uninformed undisciplined pilots.

 

 

Two kills and 3.16 billion ISK later and it’s looking like we will likely get another week or two added on to this latest Wardec. We have had three (or maybe four?) days of un-Wardec’ed time in the last few weeks and it is definitely cutting into my SOE LP grind but it’s not a huge deal. The wonderful beauty of EVE is that there are lots of things to do!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Dauðr

Well after that Wardec I guess I got a little PvE rusty. We ran a few Level 4 SOE missions the other night to grind some Standing for one of our New Bros but as I was on before everyone else so I jumped into my PvE Arty fit Maelstrom to try to solo one. I got offered a Team Burner mission a couple of times in a row, declined both times, and then was given “Silence The Informant“. I was so eager to get in the mission I just undocked and warped right to it (PS – Note to Self- ALWAYS check out eve-survival.org before you undock!).

Well the end result was that I was a little too courageous and I lost my ship…

2014.10.21 01:01:00

Victim: Kalam Harkair
Corp: Fractured Glory
Alliance: FØRCED ENTRY.
Faction: Unknown
Destroyed: Maelstrom
System: *Classified*
Security: *Classified*
Damage Taken: 38441

Involved parties:

Name: Elite Drone Parasite / Unknown (laid the final blow)
Damage Done: 38441

Destroyed items:

Explosive Deflection Amplifier II (Cargo)
Gyrostabilizer II
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
1200mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Artillery I
EM Ward Amplifier II (Cargo)
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 3544 (Cargo)
Large Projectile Ambit Extension I
Tracking Enhancer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 31
Warrior I, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)
Gyrostabilizer II
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 31
1200mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Artillery I
1200mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Artillery I
Limited Adaptive Invulnerability Field I
Acolyte I, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I

Dropped items:

Phased Plasma L, Qty: 31
1200mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Artillery I
Berserker I (Drone Bay)
100MN Afterburner II
1200mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Artillery I
Titanium Sabot L, Qty: 3808 (Cargo)
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 31
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 29
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 29
1200mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Artillery I
Limited Adaptive Invulnerability Field I
Kinetic Deflection Amplifier II (Cargo)
1200mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Artillery I
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 29
Warrior I, Qty: 11 (Drone Bay)
1200mm Heavy ‘Scout’ Artillery I
X-Large C5-L Emergency Shield Overload I
Optical Tracking Computer I
Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 29
Tracking Enhancer II
Tracking Speed Script

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Feeling bummed I went back to Station, re-shipped into my PvE AC fit Maelstrom, re-focused, warped back to the mission, proceeded to melt all those nasty Rats, finished the mission, turned it in, hopped into my Salvager and then went and cleaned up all my mess.

 

Lessons learned:

  1. Don’t be hasty!
  2. Do your homework before you undock.

 

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam