What I Did in EvE Today
Today was a fairly eventful day. I logged in, fiddled with my horrendously unsuccessful market alt for a bit. Looked around and finally bit the bullet. Jump Cloned Corelin down to empire, sold some stuff to keep liquid and bought an Archon BPO. Because I can. I then puttered about for a bit, realizing I don’t have a good place to research it at the moment. One of the corpies misinterpreted my plight to understand that I needed an Archon. He mentioned that he had one he couldn’t fly stuck near a station owned by some reds in NPC null. He’d bought it a while back and just never bothered to skill for it. He needed it, and the ships it was stored with, moved out and pronto. He was willing to pay. With the carrier. I want to make this point clear. I did not ask for the carrier. It was offered to me free and clear, I asked him if he was sure. No I didn’t ask very hard. The Archon was not located in friendly space. In fact it was decidedly unfriendly space so I hopped in Robert Capa, my extremely slippery Loki that was literally built for this sort of expedition, and moved out.
33 jumps later…
I bounce through a few systems filled with baddies. Was kicking myself for not checking the route more thoroughly and I was *REALLY* hoping that the carrier had little things like fuel, some fittings, and that the station had a generous undock. I land on the station and breathe a sigh of relief. FAT undock. Love it. It’d take multiple Mach bumps to get kicked away and I’m not that dumb. I rechecked the jump range, counted the people in station against in system, and realized that I could go straight to a cyno beacon, and that the only person undocked was someone I’d seen stooging around in an Ibis. Whelp. Load everything in the carrier, and I mean everything, Undock, ctrl-space, quick d-scan, right click on the capacitor and JUMP! It even had fuel. Of course the idiot that fit it in the first place had triple trimarked it so lumbering into warp took EVEN LONGER than it normally would. Finally I breathed a sigh of relief as the warp tunnel formed and my ship slid across space into the friendly confines of our local home. Trading back the ships and faction mods from the carrier I enjoyed myself spinning it for a little while.
We have recently imported practically an entire highsec carebear corp. Caldari ships and mining vessels abound for these guys and hardly a turret to be found in their whole arsenal. I spent a little while chatting with them about the “why” of turrets and armor, including such gems as “I’m fairly certain an Armor tanked Nidhoggur could run down a Rokh” and a pretty intelligent discussion of delayed DPS, and the more recent missile nerfs. Fortunately these guys have the right attitude. They know that explosions happen, and are willing to train into what they need to train into. Sadly they have a bit further to go than I’d like but we don’t all start with great armor tanking skills, or T2 turrets sadly. What they do have is not only the capability to generate raw materials, and basic ships, modules and munitions, but a driving NEED to do such things. They were drooling over the opportunities to make money with a completely unconstrained voracity. When the JFs arrived they eagerly tore into getting themselves sorted and making money just to “stake their claim” on space, and see what opportunities they had. Hopefully they can continue their enthusiasm and pick up an equal penchant for blowing up the fruits of others labor. All in all quite a fun and successful day.