Archive for April, 2010

Ready to move, move it!
April 30, 2010

Well first off I’ll apologise. I said last post that we were moving to somewhere but no, we’re really going to insmother. The rest of the info is true.

But yes I’ve got the myrm setup at RENs. And because of the fact that it’s just a ship I can’t be bothered to fly to RENs, or fly well for that matter, I’ve just sold it along with the rigs to raise the wallet to the alltime high of 220 million. It’s a good thing.so now all that needs to happen is that I go get a jumpclone installed in the rorqual and jumpclone to the new home. Or I can suicide clone but I don’t seem to me able to find any station on the list that’s in insmother.

I’ve also almost completed engineering V. And if I didn’t tell you I’ve also got mechanic V. Now I’m getting repair systems V. Once I’ve got the right implants in I’ll get onto weapon upgrades, and then I’ll be kicking ass in my Ishtar!!!!

Tomovoni

This blogging lark
April 28, 2010

Am I anygood at this blogging thing? I seem to posting once a week at this rate and it’s not like the stories I have are massive epics like some blogs.

But moving on from the self pitying stuff. God it’s been a while since I’ve shared my stories. Wormholes, mission, 0.0. It’s a long story.

And I’m gonna tell you pretty much all of it!

So I think I’ve told you how I did one level 3 mission and became horribly bored by it. Then the next day I found a class 2 WH. Naturally I went in, checked it out and ran some sites. In my trusty old myrmidon I went off and tried to kickass. I did the site ‘reminants of *something* cohort 27. When I came out after god knows how long of trying to kill the bastard sleeper battleships, I came out with something in the region of 35 mill. Pretty good. The thing is alot of this comes from the initial spawn. Over half I think. The five frigs give you 15 mill in nanoribbons, (I checked it, I did the initial spawn again and got 3 ribbons again), and then another few mill through the battleship blue tax.

Why did it take so long? Well I forgot to use sentry drones like I said I would last time I blogged about the matter and used warrior Is. If I get the chance again, I’m using the damn sentries. Why? Well incase you haven’t been following me that long it’s because there’s no travel time. As long as you sit still, and my myrm has the tank to do so, if your drones are primaried, they can be retracted instantly. They also have sufficient buffertank not to instapop.

But the more interesting news is that we’re going to 0.0 again. We’ve joined reckoning. (not the ‘.’), alliance. As far as I know it’s an industrial corp deep into 0.0. How deep? Well 3 JF jumps if I’m right. Scalding pass rings a bell but I’m really not sure. All I know is that we have 5 systems all for industry and ratting activities. We have PVP but that’s circumstantial to being in 0.0.

As ever, my plan is get in my myrm and rat my face off until I’m bored then go fail at PVP and rage quit for a week after getting called primary! It’s a great life!

Really though. If we get the chance I might join the WH colonisation. If we don’t start that again then I’ll just try to find the odd class 2 or 3 and solo it.

Of course I’ll indulge you all in my plan for skills. Basically, train for Ishtar. Use it. Make money. Rage quit when I lose it. I might wait until after tyrannis to get my Ishtar so I get the new insurance bonuses given to t2 ships. Hopefully the angels will be kind and give me easy money. Apparently the systems got lots of military upgrades though for complexes so all should be good.

Tomovoni

Back to empire
April 23, 2010

And back to empire for me. We have left majesta after our trail ran out. As far as I know we were the ones who left and weren’t kicked, but I’ve been absent for the past week so I dint really know.

So it’s back to missioning with me. We’ve moved over to amarr space, though I’ve stayed at isekesu because I’ve got much better standing with the caldari navy so it’s easier for me. I’m also only 4 jumps from jita. I managed to run one mission before I had to come off and it was but nostalgic. It was boring as hell!!!

However, in the runup to getting to re mission I had to sell my stuff I left at tvn. So I jumpclone back up there and sell all my stuff, apart from a myrm I had whick was insured for 40 mill but the selling price was less than 30.
So I undock and bargain on a suicide clone back down to mastakomon. Te funny part in that was that I undocked alongside a rorqual. And that roroqual had a scramblers. And ogre IIs. You see where Im going with this. I get podded in about 1 min and I’m back to the safety of highsec, with no wardecs!!

And in other good news, gallente cruiser V!!!! The month of training is over. Now for a dew more weeks of training and I’m in a Ishtar.
And I now also have 8 million SP.

I think I might restart my WH ops again to make a bit more money than missions, bur I’d still say a level 4 is more profitable than soloing class 2 or 3 WHs.
Tomovoni

Spark me
April 17, 2010

I need an idea. Something I can just search constantly and never get bored of. Anyone any ideas.
On the bright side apart from the internet being void of info, I have 4 days until gallente cruiser V finishes. Woop!!
Tomovoni

1armageddon, 1 munnin, 2 brutix, 3 carriers, and a titan
April 5, 2010

You know how I complained that I lost a thorax to chimera. I lied I checked the kill mail and it turns out I had a geddon, munnin, 2 brutix, 3 Thanatos and leviathan killing me. That FC was pretty desperate for a kill!

I tried another pvp op today to defend our entry system from atlas. I got caught in a bubble when everyone else had warped out. I was pissed but I’d insured the brutix in station and the fitting was mostly free. Shame I didn’t Corp insure it but the loss didn’t hurt in any department other than the killboard one.

To try and recoup any major losses I just ratted for the rest of the day.

On the days before that though, some shit went down! I’m now using tovoni as a station trading alt in jita. I gave him 20 mill and he’s staying level I think. He’s not making it big but the trade sems to be making a bit of money. I’ve tried a few items but there’s only Bern one successful one and I think I’ll continue it. The unsuccessful ones include missiles, the prices fluctuates due to time of day, scanner probes, nobody buys them, and caesium. It keeps being outbid. My current item stays stays fairly steady and it has a nice margin. I think I’ll cancel all the other orders and just concentrate on this item. I reckon it could turn pretty proffitable once I trade more of it.

I also suffered a terrible morale blow these past few days. My super tank myrmidon was defeated. I went to a guristas troop reinvigoration camp, (a 6/10 complex), got to the second room and drew full room aggro from 7 BSs, 12 BCs and a small army of frigs and destroyers. The tank slowly died before I warped out. Thankfully some good old corpmates cleared the room so I could grab my stuff and try and rebuild.

This war we’re in is taking it’s toll. The markets here are emptying, things are more expensive and we can’t safely get stuff from empire because IT, COW and ATLAS are camping our exits and jita is probably just a hellhole. We’ve managed to get a few things but it’s a pain to get anything big up.

That fight I mentioned today? Great success. ATLAS was trying to take our system at about 2PM by putting up their SBUs. Then they offline it and reonline it. We were outnumbered so were were trying hit and run sniper HAC raids on them. Like I said I was killed and podded but the reports are that we killed 2 if their SBUs and simply owned the field. As a lot of people are now saying, ‘We’re not just carebears, we can fight back’. And we have, look at what ATLAS, COW and IT have captured. Nothing. They only seem to be able to perma-reinforce a low-sec pos.

I’ve also gotten wise about saving money when I die. Only install implants I’m going to use now. For the past couple of pods I’ve used 3 +3s for intel, memory and percep, no matter what I’m training. Along with +2s in the others. Now it’s just the +3s in perception and willpower because I’ve got that for another 2 weeks along with gunnery and other skills that need this skills.

The final op I was on today was actually a liitle stealth op. A corpmate found a WH straight into delve. I had to leave after a neutral in a dramiel killed my very, very poorly fit incursus but that left a drake and a manticore in delve to wreck havok. How’d you like that IT. right inside your lines ready to kill on sight.

Tomovoni

PS. IT we have so much funny propaganda on you. We’ve got Easter present posters and old WWII posters with you clowns photoshopped in.

Im sure that made your E-Peen so much bigger!
April 3, 2010

I started off the day as usual, did a bit of ratting, though I did it a bit differently this time using a thorax to see if it’s any quicker, it’s not.

I got the call of an op going down so I hiked up to H-W to bridge in. The actual fight was going down in some dead-end system with one gate if I remember right. So we camp this gate for a few minutes, suffering some pretty bad lag, then the enemy cynos in a mixed capital and battleship fleet, I even saw a nyx! We were a completely battleship fleet though. This causes some god aweful lag though, effectively freezing eve for me, bar a few frames per minute.
Then some damage starts to come in. From a carrier. Oh here’s the best bit. I was still in a thorax, and this carrier tries to kill me! The actual killing blow was laid by a maelstrom using 720mm artillery on me. But a carrier, chimera, blowing up a thorax. I’m sure your E-peen has grown exponentially mate. To nail the sad nails in ITs PR coffin. The FC said later that his interceptor had been doomsdayed!

The lag was actually so bad that I had to reboot the computer because it froze the computer. I relogged and it froze again as I entered the battlefield. I logged in again several hours and the fight had moved on. As I warped to the old field of battle at the gate, I really wished i’d had a hauler at the time. There was so many hobgoblin IIs just left there. I had a few safe jumps until I ran into an unavoidable gatecamp in my pod. Like a man I tried to burn out but it was enevitable I’d be killed in the process, at least it gets me back to base, I thought.

Well no it takes me to the nearest high sec from base. And I lost my implants, ****. So I pause my skills, jump up to tvn and hear about another op to defend our most strategic JB. Unfortunately I miss the final Titan bridge as I looked for the blasters or railguns to buy or get from the corp hangar. We have none! Someone in ME start building or bringing in non-t2 hybrid guns. I log out as I have to leave anyway. Oh shit I forgot to restart the skills!!!

On the Corp logistics side, I think I have found a way to get cheap goods from jita, to the main fight in 0.0. Basically, I use tovoni in his hauler to drag modules safely up from Jita, and put them in the Corp hangar, people pay me for the modules they order as I think I’ll make this service available to the Corp, and ask kindly if one of our corps jump freighter pilots can send the stuff up to TVN and give it back to us to use/sell. I’m releasing this plan without fear because I want people to do it. Just do it to lower the cost of this damn war, and so we have better fit pilots for all the blobs!

Tomovoni

Blogging to the masses
April 2, 2010

It was only last night I last blogged which is a bit early, but the idea for this blog came to me and I didn’t want to forget.

It was not long ago that my blog was dedicated to simply getting daily hits, I’d advertise in ingame channels, blog daily to appear on eve bloggers front page, ( they contribute a lot to the blogs popularity with rss feeds and such. But the whole blog was dedicated to just satisfieing a want for popularity and not concentrating on real stories, it boiled down to, ‘today, I have 5 days left on a skill, I can’t wait to get in a WH, visit this blog dammit.’
I can only imagine it was fucking boring to read.
I won’t deny I don’t still do bits of advertising, I put a link to the blog on my corp forum signature. I put a link in my latest alliance post, but that was relevant to the post.

It may be a obvious plug, but I can’t thank locusts. enough! They reinvigorated this blog, I do pvp operations and not die, I make respectable money from ratting, I have fun! Majesta obviously deserve some credit here but I still would have had fun without them being in a WH.

I don’t really have anymore stories for today apart from one successful op we did that spanned too many systems to name. The main events of it were; 1) killing a POS, 2) smarting at the patheticness of atlas while killing the pos, 3) and chasing after a couple of supercarriers.

The successful POS takedown was one that was reinforced a few days ago on an op I decided not to do. When we came through to the atlas pos we were warned about some stealth bomber gangs that atlas were using. We smarted at the fact they ere reduced to such a cheap tactic when they are such a huge alliance. If they were small and poor it would be acceptable because it’s a good cheap tactic if you can’t afford to field more effective capitals. So we started to takedown the POS and at about half armour, about 10 stealth bombers jumped to the pos but, they got caught in a bubble. Somehow one of hictor/hictor pilots had placed a bubble about 100km from the main fleet, catching the stealth bomber at range, out of range of the bombs. How we laughed as they were killed quickly and efficiently with no damage taken at all from them.

The supercarriers were supposed to be a few jumps away and when we got the call, we abandoned the movement to X-70 and tried to reach them. Someone said that they gas both cynoed in on a tengu in a combat site. This couldn’t be confirmed though because it took so long to get to the system because of gate traffic. We then proceeded to X-70 where we camped a station until I got bored and went home. Ironically, I think the fleet got a few kills after I left.

For all the fighting I was in my trusty ‘target is invunerabl’ sniper thorax. I fitted him a loopy different though by removing a small armour repper for an inertia stabaliser and a cap recharger for another sensor booster.

I also discovered the old passive myrm can tank a guristas haven. The last time I went into one of those I almost died but this time I managed to tank it all solo, though I warped out to join the POS bash fleet. Can someone tell me if it’s good to be able to solo tank a haven. I’m interested because the sanctum always seems to be used by others and we’re banned from that anomaly in some systems. Which is more profitable, sanctum or haven?
Tomovoni

So that’s why they do it
April 1, 2010

I think I’m beginning to understand why people do 0.0 pvp. It’s fun to have 80 in TS and 100 people in fleet waiting patiently for the FC occaisonally cracking a good joke and getting hyped about a possible carrier kill.

I started the day late after coming back from Nottingham. I came on did a bit of ratting, but here’s the problem, it’s insanely boring!!!

So I decided to join the gatecamp fleet we have, after jumping around abit as they were jumping around chasing after stuff in the intel channels that were a few jumps from the main base. I should mention I was in a sniper cruiser shooting at around 20k with antimatter ammo. Didn’t have a point disrupted or webber though, instead using a cap recharger and sensor booster. I finally meet up with the fleet at the base and we set straight off to NCGR-Q. We camped around there for a while. If I remember right we almost got some tech 3 kills but only a Loki came through and he managed to escape.
We then came back to the start system camping the fate into low-sec. After getting cloakers in there and several requests for scanners to come in and look for some safespotted ships, we got a call from bret.

All credit to Yorkshire now as he and the FC formulated a master plan. He was trying to get his rorqual out from the lowsec station but it was camped by a zealot, vagabond, maybe a harbinger, and a Thanatos! The plan was that bret would undock his rorqual to get their attention and to check what was happening, then we warp in, tackle and kill. We managed to kill the vagabond and zealot. We almost killed the Thanatos too but we were mainly a gang of 70 BCs and a few battleships, so we somehow lost the tackle and lost him in half armour. The atlas,(could have been gentlemen’z club), carrier should have been ashamed, camping a poor rorqual.

We then went straight back up to a reported carrier tackle in TVN, it didn’t appear to there, we only saw a group of 5 dramiels and a sabre. There was talk of springing the rorqual/station trap again, but if they did do it I didn’t stick around for it.

I think I’ve got my skill que sorted out too. In 19 dys, when gallente cruiser V finishes, I’ll train up large hybrid turrets and CCC rigs so I can use my new BS, still caught up in mastakomon as obe is gatecamp heaven, and I don’t know about the system after that! I’ll continue to train up BS modules and skills useful to to it for up to a month, then revert back to cruiser skills. First weapon upgrades V then propultuion jamming V. see where I’m going here? Yes, I’m going for a heavy interdictor! Phobos to be precise. I have it planned out, 2 reps and lots of hardeners and cap boosters, then armour rigs. Can someone answer me this though, I know when using the bubble the Hic can’t be RRed but can it be RRed with the script loaded? Once I can fly that I’ll move onto hacs, then crosstrain into amarr. Then I’ll continue again into BS skills and probably start using +4 implants, if I dare! And train for T2 guns.
Tomovoni