Friday, 28 January 2011

Gankers Up the anti..

Over the Past few week with the run up to hulkageddon it would appear that gankers are becoming more frequent making it tricky to mine or even haul your valuable salvage or ore's about, this is most apparent in jita where the number of people in local has risen well into the thousands, and undocking from the station becomes the lag fest from hell, with hundreds of ships camping the station exit, to counter these unwanted attacks you have to start looking for alternative ways of getting your goods in and out, this comes in the form of smaller faster ships that can get away quick or flying something so heavily armoured it can survive the gankers onslaught until concord removes the problem, however the latter comes with its own problems as it would seem people that do this sort of ganking think nothing of loosing a battleship or two in the pursuit of a highsec kill.
Even pirates with a -10 security status who normally wouldn't be able to fly a ship in highsec without being instantly set upon by Concord have worked there way round the issue to join in the fun, as explained by fellow blogger of "finders & keepers" (always a good read by the way) although he didn't want to give his secret away, However I suspect his way round this is to fly in with nothing but his flasy red POD and use a neutral orca flying alt to bring in his ganking ships in and another to wait at the gate picking targets for him to warp to, this suspicion confirmed as he removed my comment off his blog shortly I had posted it ;-).

However im not going to wine and bitch about this sort of behaviour, as after all said and done this is a game and people play it however they want and this makes the game what it is and why I love it, there not cheating like people do in other games like battlefield where feckers hack the game to hide in solid objects so you don't see them till you see your blood splattered all over the wall, and there not using a bug or an exploit in the game to swipe your hard earned ISK and although some might curse and whinge and call them every name under the sun, and that dose include myself until I calm down, it dose create some opportunities that wouldn't normally exist, for instance I have recently found myself having some fun with Khan trying to swipe loot from under the noses of these pirates making a snatch and grab and hope I get away before they turn there guns on me this certainly gets the blood pumping and puts a little smile on my face if I succeed, another point to note is with it being harder to get ore in and out of jita its bound to raise the price of ore making our loads more profitable, so there is a bright side to this otherwise dark and tarnished penny

fly safe and fly smart..

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The New Face of Mobious28 & Khan28..

Ok so heres the final result of a few hours creating and then another hour of tinkering after they gave us the option to go and re-work our portraits, I'm feeling really good about them although i was a little disappointed there are no tattoo or scar options, although i do hear they are looking at introducing fetchers like that in the future

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

And It Ends in an Almighty Bang…

So the evening Starts out well, We get a cry for help from some of our alliance members as a Null sec gang squad jumped them in there WH and proceeded to camp the entrance, we manage to get together 5 guys from our corp and a bunch of others from around the alliance making a good 20 odd in fleet forming up outside there entrance it took a while to form up and the enemy spat the odd scout out now and then to see what was happening, The fight was on we were ready and they went backing down.

the entire fleet jumps in and start locking down targets first we down a drake my little roaming Caracal punching hole in its shields second was a vagabond quickly followed by a Hurricane by this point the enemy decided to move 100km from the WH trying to draw us away but w went gona play that game a crusader jumped close then back out a few times until we took him out, shortly after the had decided they had lost to much and headed back to there home, we hung around for a while mulling over the spoils and planning the low/null sec roam that had been planned for that night.

Shortly after leaving the WH still feeling the burn of a good battle our fleet regrouped in the staging system outside a station in highest, while we waited more joined our group, and soon the space out side the station was a swarm ships resembling bees round a hive. We were all in cheep T1 cruisers namely because we had a habit of dying not always quickly, but i can safely say no one was expecting to make it back to the station :-)

the call was made and the Hunt was on off through low sec then into null, fully expecting to hit a camp of some sort but surprisingly we didn't, on we went deeper and deeper, it seemed when ever ppl saw local spike everyone hid, this went on for an hour the most action we saw was some gate rats and a bunch of unmanned bubbles, feeling surprised we hadn't died yet we headed back into low sec and sat in a belt advertising our presents hopping for a bite but still nothing.

some of the fleet disbanded as time was working against us, still wanting to shoot something we chased a shuttle back to a station and grouped at the exit waiting for death to strike and strike it did, first a flash red Megathron undocked, we laid into it knowing it was likely to be a trap we got it about half way through its armor when his help turned up, my screen filled with red flashy ships undocking and everyone was a Battle ship of some sort, oh and a super carrier which promptly started to rep the stricken ship, from this point the battle was short and sweet T1 cruisers popping every which way, well we got what we came for we pretty much all died but i did save my pod and my mail box started flashing with the insurance payout so all was not lost. A good night was had by all involved and even though i died again i came away quite pleased with myself, Next time i might try to survive ;-)


Sunday, 2 January 2011

New Year Wishes to all..

First of all I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, I hope the jolly fat guy in red was good to you all :)

Our Corp is now a proud new member in the P R I M E alliance thanks to a fellow pilot we knew from null, so hopefully we can now avoid the situation we had a few weeks ago where we lost our POS, plus we can get involved with some alliance operations.

I haven't had much game time over the holidays as I have been spending the holiday time with my love and fellow eve player Stormo, but I did manage to get in on a bit of alliance fun taking down 2 offline POS towers belonging to a war target, we were hoping they might turn up to defend there assets but they decided to stay away, and although POS bashing can be a bit boring we got some nice fire works out of it which was quite apt seeing that it was new years eve, interestingly enough he dropped the war shortly after he lost these towers so its now safe to move ships around in highsec again :)

Fly Safe all and have a good new year