Archive for May, 2010

All your life. Are belong to me
May 24, 2010

We are the locusts. We will devoure what ever is in our way, be it ships or ore.

That is pretty much a quote of Locusts. motto.

It is official, I am to be one of the 2 lucky people to take a small group of people into battle to do or die. I will lead these men with honour, distinction and the sole purpose to bolster my e-peen. In reality however my peen will shrivel in all likliness as operation after operation appears to have no effect and is a total failure.

Why you ask, would the great tomovoni not be a great curagious FC?? Well for one, I’ve never commanded a fleet, I have little to no experience in small gang pvp, and I have no spine so I’m probably going to abandon my comrades and flee when I don’t like the look of things.

There’s also the fact I won’t be on for the next 2 weeks or longer so my first priority is to make an assistant squad leader to lead all my ops, be successful and let me take all the glory.

I am proud of being a selfish bastard like this.
Tomovoni

Good things come to those who wait..
May 22, 2010

And you’ve waited a very long time.
That’s right I’m finally back, at least for today, with the story of tomovoni and his travels.

Now I’ll be honest, the main reason I’ve not blogged is the fact I’ve not been on. But contrary to common belief,the world of eve does not come to a stand-still when I leave. Shocking I know.

There’s so much news though that I’m probably gonna forget to report of it. The first bit of news to come to my mind however is that the myrmidons fimally come! That beautiful machine has come to bless us with it’s owenage even though I find an armour tank better because it’s faster and has no cap issues. Along with that delivery came the implants I purchased cheap in high sec so I don’t lose too much money if I get popped.

The next thing I can think of is weapon upgrades V! Now I can use the T2 Magstabs I’ve been salivating over, mainly because our Market is nearly completely seeded with T2 stuff when it comes to the gallente. All the guns are T2, most drones, most armour mods. I don’t resent this per se but it’s a bummer that I’ll have to get T2 guns just to fly an ishkur.
After I’ve finished spaceship command V I’ll be in my Ishtar. But I’ll be in Belgium camping for over a week so I’ll just put assault ships V on for 3 weeks just because it’s long and useful, especially considering the next bit of info.

We have been sorted into PVP squads. This basically means we’re going for getting our name on the killboards. And the best part, I may well be selected for being a squad leader. This is not certain though but there is a fairchance. Why’s this related to assault ships? Well, if I am selected for leading the poor sods into battle I’ll probably be doing a frigate wolfgang, no bombers though, I don’t like bombers.
Another feature of my leadership will be forcing my subordinates to sign a document deasribing how, as far as they are concerned, I AM GOD! and they will do everything I tell them.

The next news I can think of is the failed PVP op today. To cut a long and tortuous story short, I waited an hour for the fleet to do something, then they told us to switch to TS3 which I couldn’t be bothered downloading, then they said go back on vent after I left.

After this I had a bit more fun after a guy created a ratting fleet. Me and a couple of others joined and decided to do a sanctum site, we made about 7 mill doing this before I had to leave but it was pretty cool watching battleships die in less than a minute.

And tyrannis has been delayed! If it gets rid of the lag issues in big fleets, I don’t care if they delay it another month.

And that is all the news I can think of for now.

Tomovoni

Mmm. Tasty trailer
May 5, 2010

Ah yes, the new tyrannis trailer has come. Something that isn’t just some short videos of freighters omniously flying towards a planet, GET ON WITH IT!! I scream at the old trailer. This new one seems to be part emperian age trailer with the massive battle scene, and part dominion/butterfly effect trailer with the suggestion of acorns to oak trees and the constant stream of WIN!

And the CSM. if I’m honest I didn’t even know the voting was on again so I’ll have to get around to voting for the right man.

But in eve a sobering event has happened. I’m back in good old 0.0. The home of the rich bastards with faction ships.
I moved there with a tiny little shuttle, but I didn’t brave the gayecamps alone. I had help, I’m terribly sorry though I can’t remember the guys name, he was in green alliance though so I suppose I’ll just shout you allk out. Anyway, while I was still in highsec travelling, I noticed this guy following me through every system, so I convo this guy, ask him if he’s going to 0.0 too. Turns out he was. So I suggest we fleet up and move as a team. He valiently said he’d be scout for me. And so we move out into the great wildlands. Luckily I timed this so perfectly that there was only a few thousand people in game because it was literally just after downtime. We did however find one gatecamp. A few ships on a gate, he lost a shuttle while I played around with the stiletto jumping back and forth at the gate. I eventually get through unscathed and proceed to insmother and Reckoning. space.

In my eagerness and impatience I simply buy a myrm off the Market and not wait for my myrm to be delivered. (Thank god for that, bret and zaslow are still having trouble moving ships.) And set it up in a fairly cheapish armour tank setup that’s stable with two reps and will tank any belt spawn. Most of them but the multiple battleship spawns with one repper too.

Also after experimenting for an hour or so with sentries I find that just using Hammerhead IIs is the fastest way to rat the angels.

The trouble I have though is that I’m now down to 100 mill or so. In 0.0 everything is pretty damn expensive. I mean eveything, ships modules, guns in particular are in short supply. Costing over a mill for even just meta 1 or 2 things. And ofcourse this is compounded by the fact that angels use projectiles and missles, not hybrids. Another major pricey item are implants, for the most part only +3s are seeded and they have a pricetag of 16 mill. I had to get 2 just to train assault ships in a reasonable time then I have weapon upgrades 5 before I get to heavy assault ships. But I have done it. I have finally managed to reach assault ships, a target I’ve had for months, it has finally happened. WOOOT!

But of course. 0.0 means being in constant conflict with evil forces, and of all the evils there are none worth than that of the Russians, (SOLAR FLEET and xXDEATHXx are Russian yeah?), which send in a few people a day to piss us off. But we got our own back when we destroyed 2 redeemer black ops ships. I’ll be honest though, the alliance killboard is all but stunning.

I think that just about wraps up what I have to say about the last few days, did I ever mention we have an awesome Corp logo by a comicbook artist, cool guy.

Tomovoni

Stupid NOIR.
May 2, 2010

Grrrr. I’ve still not moved. It seems that noir. along with others, are having a mini invasion of the systems around us which is deterring ne from risking myself by travelling.

Unfortunately aswell we’ve been unable to get clones at our new home because they aren’t giving us access to the offices.

And I can’t use the rorqual to carry my JC because, well, brets the only one who can make a cyno so he can’t travel too easy.

I think I’m just going to have to get my myrm out of the Corp hangar and bite the bullet, try and get into a convoy and speed down to EUU. Maybe train for a cloaking device while I’m there?

The only real good thing to happen today was that I happened to be online for the alliance meeting on vent.

And for the good old skills update. Well I’m getting repair systems V, (weird I know but I had 5 mins to find a skill that would last me at least a day or two that I had the implants for. Once I have the implants i’ll get assault ships up to 4 or 5 before weapon upgrades V and at last. Heavy assault ships!!

Tomovoni

Bring on dominian! Get me even more isk! (Beg still applies nomatter what my income is, only my expectations go higher.)

Did I mention I have over 200 mill?