Category: Gaming

Fly Safe

Doing some data & relic site scans. I got lucky and found a few safe locations in a wormhole (safe from NPC, that is, not from players, nothing is safe from players)


A New Raid (finally)

I finally got into the level 60 allied raid in FFXIV – and had a gigantic cut scene to enjoy afterwards. This was so much fun!


Nothing Fancy Mining


Life on The Rim

I must be rusty, my latest colony didn’t even last 15 minutes before someone was kidnapped, their dog murdered, their brother had a heart attack…

Just another day on the Rim.


Heartstrings


It’s all in the details

I absolutely love how detailed EVE is. Every nook and cranny of my ship is shown off in glorious detail, even if it’s damaged because of some asshole NPC lancers who were hanging out at my customs agent as I worked on planetary production…


Relic & Data Sites

I have a helios fit for scanning down cosmic signatures, and I spent a little time yesterday flying around familiarizing myself with the method. I’m still torn about ‘The Agency’ feature, it’s great for new & returning players, but I feel like it puts too much ‘out there’. It’s also great for gankers who want to try to catch unsuspecting victims.

I have a much easier time in WH space than I do lowsec. In lowsec it feels like gates are camped, and people are always around. In Nullsec I rarely see anyone else, and if I do I have plenty of time to get away. So lately, that’s where I’ve been spending my time.

I typically scan down a wurmhole in HiSec, then see how long I have before it collapses and how much traffic it has seen. If everything is good, I’ll pop in and send out my probes, then cloak near the exit – after marking all of the locations down, because I want to be able to find my way out again if I go exploring.

Sometimes I’ll see others warp in and send out their probes too, sometimes it will be a ship returning to their POS – so far I haven’t seen an entire fleet enter (or exit). I’ll take my time and scan down all of the signatures in that wurmhole, looking for safe data & relic sites. There are a few – others are heavily guarded.

Finding sites that haven’t already been picked through can sometimes be an issue. I’d also absolutely love to try NullSec mining, but I absolutely do not feel confident in my ability to perform this as a solo/duo player – which is probably the point. Most of the Low/NullSec activities out there are for fleets of people.

I have planetary production all set up on my main now, happily (passively) crafting away, I have my industry jobs set up, I’m earning datacores with 4 R&D agents and besides faction to increase my standing with those agents so I can use higher level ones and I’m not really sure what I should be doing. I really enjoy mining, but doing it in HiSec is a bit.. boring. I have been leaning towards ice mining instead – but again those belts have been marked in The Agency, so they’re crowded.

Playing EVE? What have you been up to lately, do you have any suggestions? I noticed I haven’t finished the Sisters of Eve story ark yet, so I might work on that with my main, it’s a good chunk of faction (or so I hear).

Fly safe!


Wurmhole


Missions


EVE? Sure!

Like clockwork, every year I seem to return to EVE Online. I get excited about a new project, or friends are playing, or a new campaign starts. No exception this time. I don’t remember what all I was working towards, but I’m getting myself situated easily enough and already thinking of activating my second account.

First? I needed an R&D agent that handled graviton physics, because my old one hates me. Not sure how I messed up my faction, but there you have it. I’m still doing a lot of drone crafting and these datacore help me out a lot – though I hear there are other ways of getting them now.

I’m looking to what I want to fly next. I’ve got my orca as support for mining, and my tengu for most combat. I want to swing back into PI and hopefully make weekly trips to Jita to sell. A bunch of friends are playing and I think that’s awesome. I’m excited for them.

A lot has changed with the UI since I played last. I forgot I had to hit the journal to find the agents I’m working with. There’s a lot more hand holding for those who want it. In true EVE fashion you’re welcome to play any way you want, but it’s nice to have some guidance if you’re new or returning.

I know people tend to waffle around and next week we may all be playing something new, but it sure is nice to be flying the skies again.