Anyone Else Obsessed?

•June 19, 2011 • 2 Comments

I’ve come to realize more than 90% of my Facebook status’ are eve related. lol. Good times.

Katsumi Returns To Her Roots

•June 18, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Today Katsumi enters stasis, to quite the nullsec games for the foreseeable future. I am returning to what was my passion: W-Space living and exploration. I have never truely intended to live in nullsec, it just sort of went that way in my past corps. My first corp I joined solely for w-space moved to null. I then went into another corp who had a mostly dead wormhole corp in alliance, so I got stationed in null. It has been fun, and wielded many experiences, but SOV wars can get old… really old. I’ve put in an application for a C6 w-space corp looking for dreads/carrier pilots, better yet: They’re armor based, which fits my pure armor training and capital remote RR skills to good use! More coming later as I get moved in (Should my application be accepted.).

First Day Back

•June 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Last night I renewed my subscription, a bit sooner than I had planned. Mainly, I was sold on CCP’s promotional “Come Back To Eve” promotion which was about to expire, so I took their usual 60-days for $19.95 offer. It feels good to be back! First things first: going through hundreds of old alliance/corp mail and slowly catching up with what the NC’s been up to while I was gone. Seems we’ve had some wars! lol. Good fights and some frustrating ones. Our corp assigns mentors to new members, the one I had a while back went back to his roots as a goonfleet member. My friend who got me into my particular NC corp also left for another alliance. Seems I’m alone now as far as personal friends go. Our alliance seems strong though, we’ve got tons of people and over 200 in our corp.

I spent my first few hours ratting in nullsec, belts and anoms. Used the funds to buy some interceptors and tackle boats (what I’m used to flying). Will be looking for some good roams soon and random encounters. Also: I plan to get some good BC’s for dps roams. It’s good to be back, even if the friends I had in my corp are gone, there’s plenty more friends to be made.

Time Closes In

•June 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

As the end of the month closes in and payday comes closer I begin to take a look at my current skills and where I plan to go should I chose to re-open my Eveonline account. My main character is a dedicated Amarr pilot who can also mine in a hulk if necessary. Katsumi is a Revelation, Aeon pilot with T3 skills as well. Right now I do not have any command ship skills, Logistics is ready, I just need to plug in the skillbook.

I originally quite Eve after suffering the nullsec burnout many get, then like many nullsec natives: once you’ve left null, you feel as though there’s no where to go. Maybe spend a few days trying to run highsec missions before quickly finding out you’re going no where fast, even L4’s are dull. There’s something about nullsec that just drives things forward… Lowsec seems like too much trouble as well, or I tend to think of it as: full of newer corps who’d like to go null, but they are unsure/unknowing on how to do it, or lack enough blue’s to securely move. Plus: when you live in null: you can always go back to highsec yourself via jump bridges or wormhole and drop off supplies without worrying about your security status due to pvp during the week. My biggest gripe in this game still tends to be the voice-comms and how EVERYONE wants them almost always. I tend to like to log in, do my thing, and relax. Not “oh, I have to turn down my music/t.v. so I can hear comms” and etc. While I enjoy hearing corpmates and etc. sometimes I just want to relax, silently enjoying Eve.

I’m often the one who’s logged into TS or Vent while on Eve, never saying a word, most don’t know my voice. I rat in nullsec systems by myself (preferred) whenever possible, and keep pvp ships nearby in stations/POS’s while intel channels and local stay pulled out scrolling down my screen. This choice of actions means I take responsibility while ratting and getting funds for corp events and pvp that arrives daily. The only times I am really on  TS or Vent comes when a sudden, or planned op comes up. I’m curious if anyone else seems slightly annoyed at how games these days want a lot of voice comms and how players have come to almost completely rely on them.

if I do return to Eve at the end of the month: I’ll mostly be skill training. I’ve got fighter-bomber skills that need to be heightened as well as Traige mode that’s still missing. I’m curious as to what kind of a job I’ll end up doing, or if I’ll find a new corp and start fresh with a few ships and a carrier on standby. While I grew tired of null: I can’t seem to find myself fitting in anywhere else: except maybe wormhole space, which I really enjoy, but is pretty dangerous in a wormhole for a capital ship. On a somewhat random rant: I’d still like to see cap ships have more defense against sub-cap ships. Though a good carrier pilot should have a good variety of drones in their hold to scare off pesky invaders should they get caught. Though an even better pilot: doesn’t get caught and is constantly looking at intel and spamming the local scanner. Better yet: plant alts in small cov ops ships like I used to in w-space and place them at exits/entrances.

Silent Treatment

•March 11, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Not much has been posted lately, actually: nothing significant has been posted in quite some time… As I get a little money here and there I’ve remained mostly offline. I’ve logged onto 3 or 4 accounts quietly updating skill que’s and skimming through Evemail. Hell: I haven’t even put any of them into ships or left stations. Anyways: Through my 3 alts I’ve made some small stepping-stones that I can thank to them being atls, otherwise they’d be like my main: too busy training core skills to get where I want RIGHT NOW in other areas. Here’s just a small list of each alt’s new abilities:

First Alt:

Gained Cov Ops+Cov Ops cloaking skills completed. Also expertly trained in RR abilities of Armor and Shield, as well as great armor and decent shield skills for her own ship. Almost maxed in basic Drone’s up to T2 small-medium sized along with Drone Nav V, and others to V that weren’t too long in training. Logistics & Cyno pilot.

Second Alt:

PURE Probes skill. No ships skills except Cloaking. LOL. Since her job is to hunt for my 3 other accounts: She’s going insane maxing out ALL probing related skills to V. The current and longest being Astrometrics V and Rangfinding V. Around 90 days or so to do both. Currently at IV, and all others at IV as well except pinpointing which is V. Cov Ops ship+cloak aquired. Cyno Pilot. No guns, no ECM atm, she’s focusing on Scanning+ sneaking skills atm. Also: basic Cyno pilot.

Third Alt:

Before she’s even trained to anything higher than a frigate she’s aquired:

Electronic Warfare V

Frequency Modulation V

Long Distance Jamming IV

Signal Dispurtion V

Electronic Superiority Rigging IV

This alt is also my ONLY caldari Pilot. As I do not like Caldari, personally: but heavily respect their Jamming ability! Finally got battleship skill high enough for a scrop as well. She also handled some sanctums very well with her good shield skills.

Alone none of these ships are really fit for battle per-se, but could assist a fleet. A new alt is a minmitar pilot going for guns, but she’s young and not up to speed. All my alts have been training off and on one active account at a time. It’s been LONG, and seemingly useless (Ecept for the Drone/RR pilot which could do some ratting I suppose)… But once I am back in Eve full-fledged: These gangs of alts along with my Super-cap+Fighter-bomber main could add-up to some really fun action, either solo or along with corpmates. My favorite aspect of alts is they accomplished very good skills at one job, more than I trained my main up because I wanted my carrier and other skills.

For a very short time my RR pilot helped my main in sanctums, which she proved very capable  of doing, being RR she also is solid as a rock when it comes to her own armor. Scanning with my scanner alt was a breeze and dream come true (made me wish my main had those skills that high when I was living in a wormhole!). Though I still can’t afford all 4 accounts just yet: I’m reaching that point, on top of their skills they all have covert-cloaking abilities to help them get around my home (in null) as well as basic Cyno (not great, but they can open one up).

My next goal for Katsumi will be full black ops with the covert cyno once I get some other stuff going, I suppose my main will always be cross-training in stuff… but hey: that’s what makes my very-specialized alts so fun!

While I’ve been quiet: I’ve still been silently training up a little private army. The next goal is: get the remaining 2 into bombers. Currently I have 2, but my goal is to reach all 4 into bomber stages to have some solo fun as well. I feel I’ve slowly made a small fleet-capable group of alts to go with my main. Now: I just have to get them all back online as the last remaining alt’s account expired last week and get all 4 pilots back online for some tryouts and have some fun!

“Your Account Has Been Re-Activated”

•November 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

So, My Orca alt has taken the bait, and re-activated her account. I’m glad to get a chance at seeing the new expansion when it’s released. I renewed my mining/orca alt for one reason: I’ve never been fully dedicated to mining before, and she is also venturing into getting all the trading certs. This will force me to get more into the mining side and explore it a bit more. With good trading skills, how much isk can I make? Will I end up making as much isk as some people claim to be making? ISK going into the billions of isk? Currently I’d be happy with a mere 20mill/hour turn over. or 20mill/day I suppose. I’m used to nullsec and I believe this plays a big roll on how I look at things in Eve Online. I’ve never really known highsec as a place to play, I’ve spent well over 90% of my time in nullsec. Including markets. So when someone says to me “I can make an easy 10mill/hr running missions” or “I make around 40-60mill/hr running L4’s”, the first mention makes me laugh… 10mill? That’s like 3-4 rats for me!!! 40-60mill/hour isn’t bad, that’s maybe 1  & 1/2 haven or so. However, I got tired of doing what I was doing a while back, which is why I ended up letting Eve go (Even though the eve sound track which I bought at Itunes continued to play on my home stereo the entire time :-p). I am now debating to give highsec a try. The biggest issue I had was being constantly limited to having time doing things because of reds in systems, and wars/etc. The idea of making less income per run, but being able to be free to mine/rat anytime/any where in highsec sounds appealing. Granted: You still have to use common sense and be smart, there are suicide gankers: but you’re talking to an old nullsec/wormhole vet here, I’m not that gullible to ganks.

So where to go now? My starter goal is to see how quickly I can earn that first plex before my 60 days are up, via trading and mining. Mining to make the initial investment money, and trading to help turn it into a large lump sum of ISK.

 
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