So while the invention is slowly going it is still going which is a good thing. Finally had another success on the ark which is a god send after a couple of fails! Almost recouped the initial investment it's taken a few months but was expected! Dedafs is a vital tool and helps me keep track of everything wherever I am so things are ticking along. On another note I'm finishing up the next fiction post so that will be out sometime midweek!
Hi guys after finishing up my first fiction series I decided on a new approach to the next instalment. And I realised a lot of mistakes since the last one so to all who read here's the starting point for my new not so epic saga.
It was dark and dull and the silent thrumming that echoed down the corridor outside my bed chamber was keeping me awake again. I opened my eyes and let the dim light from my overhead reading lamp which I had left on after dozing off again.
I stated at the light for a few minutes willing It to become something more than a light to be the start of some epic journey across the stars that would pull me out if this meagre existence I had for a life, unfortunately my light stayed just as it was.... Just a light.
I swung my legs over the rungs of the bed and landed on the cold hard floor the vibrations tickling my feet as I walked Way. Stopping long enough to grab myself a coffee I strode off down the corridor humming out tune as usual and stopped to look out of the window and saw the golden yellow of the strip miners running their cycle stream past the viewport.
It had been several month's since last contact with Dusty and Counter. We
had a massive operation in the making that included most of the pirate factions
of New Eden along with Miners, Colonist's and assortment of other characters it
spanned several months while each of us prepared our armada for the oncoming
It was morning, I knew this because I had spent the entire night composing
my final words to my friends knowing full well I would not survive what was about
to transpire even though my pod was supposedly backed up the station to which
it was secured in was destroyed several weeks back by the Sansha, I hadn't been
able to bring myself to tell the guys we had all gone into this knowing what
ever happened we'd all walk away with or without a ship telling them this would
put a crushing blow on an otherwise already precarious plan we had in the works
and I had finally got hold of good Intel on when the next attack would be.
The Horkkisen system that was home to several billion inhabitants on the planet
side, and millions of interspace colonists working the asteroids. This was
where it was meant to go down. I got onto Aura and messaged the guys,
"Times come people lets fire it up. Destination is Mara. No holds barred.
Bring everything. When the cyno's lit all hell will break loose. Good luck...
And fly safe."
I was sweating as I made down the dark corridors of my ship, The Serenity.
She was my life line in this the one thing that could survive long enough to
bring in the cavalry and save the system. State of the art tech III cruiser
with a defensive system that could match anything they could field it was so
advanced that only highly skilled pilots could utilize them effectively. She
was outfitted with the most expensive modules a pod pilot could buy off the
black market and some sent to me by friends I had recently made within the
darker side of Eve. While staring at one of the viewing screens scattered about
the ship at the bleak desolate void that is the space I reside in alarm's
started sounding off throughout the ship sending my head spinning from the
noise it was like a vast wave of thunder that near crippled the senses if one
hadn't spent years listening to it often. This only meant one thing... They had
"Captain!!!! Multiple contacts landing just outside orbit of Horkkisen
4 more than we expected" Lorenzo bellowed down the comms.
"I know I can see them, Prep the Cynosaural field we're going
"Aye captain! And Rand?"
"Been fun flying with you"
"You too... Old friend."
Lorenzo was under no illusions... He wasn't a pod pilot and he knew as well
as the rest of the crew they were not walking away from this. Lights started
slamming on up the corridor as I ran towards the pod to take control of the ship's
functions sliding in I felt the pod fill with its Nano tech fluids and the
control nodes plug them selves into my body, Figures started coming in on all
the viewing screens in my neural matrix. Everything told me we were going to
die and to stay away, but I made a promise and I intended to keep it. I fired
up the engines and through Serenity into warp for the final time hoping all the
while that everyone else would stick to their promise as well.
Comms channels started popping up as the warp tunnel enclosed my ship.
"Counter, Dusty are you guys ready? There’s a lot riding on
"Counter here. Dustys MIA at the moment no one's been able to contact
him since 2 months ago, He left you a message to give you when the time came...
He said he'll be there when you need him most. Fuck knows what he means by
that? We need that scrawny son of a bitch now!"
"God dammit... what about the miners he was bringing in?"
"There here... 790 Ships total, Plus 1278 from the Pirate factions.
Mostly battleships with a lot of logistics, ewar etc. you know the score along
with 2 divisions of carriers." Counter seemed calmer than normal none of
his boisterous flare was there... Just a cold hard calculating mind and I could
feel it in his voice he knew the odds were not good.
"We're up against over 4000 enemy vessels my friend; I count 900
capital class ships with Super capital support." Counter must have sensed
my melancholy mood, "Cheer up Randy, We're about to do what no other
muppet in this god forsaken ass end of space has done... We've united all the
Pirate factions and the miners and we're all about to go on an all-out
explosive suicide mission against some clone faggot army that not even concord
could handle... I'd say regardless of who wins we won't be forgotten in a hurry.
Now let’s get these fleets morale up! Aura patch me through to the fleet!"
Patching.... Please hold.... Fleet connected.
"Right you lot... We have planets down here with wives... children...
brothers... dogs... family members and loved ones you'd rather not have the
wife find out about, And they are about to be killed, raped or processed into
these slaves. This is our space... our lives... OUR FRIENDS! Let’s go and show
them what happens when you throw down the gauntlet to a fleet commanding some
of the most ingenious inventors and ruthless pirates..... Let’s fucking hot
drop them son of a bitchs!"
The screams and shouts over the comms was deafening... as my ship pulled out
of warp I landed about 10km off the main battle formation the enemy had
established around the orbit of the planet.
"JUMP IN 5s!" I screamed over comms.
A green light went on my heads up display and I felt the mental connection
with the ships Cyno field ignite.
"JUMP JUMP JUMP!!! ALL SHIPS GO GO GO!"
There was an almighty BOOM! As the fleet was pulled out of compressed space
and landed around me.
"Target that super. FIRE!"
The noise from the first volley of missiles and guns was astounding our tacklers
were zipping through the ranks grabbing everything they could, I saw counters Maelstrom
zip past my currently stationery ship towards the fray our fleet was committed
now. Explosions rattled me out of my daze.
"Captain! We're being targeted by most of the enemy fleet... Logistics
can't keep up for long. They estimate capacitor instability in 5 minutes....
I'll get all the juice I can out of our own defences but I don't think we'll be
seeing the end of this... Sorry Rand."
I didn't bother replying, Instead I watched helplessly as my friends and enemy’s
alike were torn apart like nothing more than paper bags, our fleet was losing
we had already sustained 20% loss's and the enemy 10% we won’t be able to win
this without a miracle... they are just too powerful.
Another explosion made me swing the camera drones round... A massive ship
bigger than anything I had ever seen had appeared on the battlefield.
"Your end is near... Your worlds are mine... You brought with you the only
force capable of stopping us for me to destroy. How kind. Good bye pilot."
The voice that had plagued my dreams for so many years had in fact manipulated
me into bringing all the pilots in new Eden under one banner just so he could
wipe us out! Mid-thought a great beam of dark energy smashed its way into the
carrier ranks and obliterated all of them in a single hit... Without logistics
we were as good as dead... And as if to confirm this fact our ships started dying
left right and centre. We had lost.
"Warning, Warning Armor depleted"
Once again I was back where I started in a ship... with no hope and this
time counter wasn't coming to save me. A couple more hit's and I'd be floating debris;
It was a good ending for my life to be able to die on the field with my
friends. I closed my eyes and waited for the final volley.
"Multiple targets have just left subspace" The computer was trying
hard to keep up with the information pouring in through what remained of the
I opened my eyes and saw a bright light engulf my ship and a noise that
shattered apart even the fight on the battlefield. Surrounding my ship in a
Phalanx formation was the most majestic sight I would ever lay my eyes on in my
entire career. As my ship was engulfed by thousands of repair beams I was
tractored towards the lead vessel an Erebus class Titan, Which in turn was
surrounded by several thousand titans ranging from all the factions.
My pod was removed and transported to the bridge as shocks hit the massive ship’s
hull. I released the catch and dropped out spluttering and coughing up the
liquid that kept me alive.
"You look like shit Rand"
It was Dusty's voice... I looked up and there he was in jeans and a t-shirt.
I couldn’t help but burst out laughing.
"Hahahhahahahha, you wore jeans to a fucking war?"
"There comfy... so what? Sorry I've been out of the loop... I just
didn't want anyone to know about my little um... Project...."
"Little? Little? This is not little my friend... This is just... wow, I
have to ask why aren’t we firing back?" I chocked back another laugh.
"You are the fleet captain, I figured I'd pass control over to you...
for a little while anyway" Dusty winked at me while handing me the comms
"Hey guys its Rand... Dusty bought some friends... What say we hand out
that ass whopping about now?"
"Sounds like a plan I wonder how many we can take out at once."
"Beats me... Let’s try it and find out, this is you're captain
speaking! Pick a ship and fire at will"
A chorus of recognition rang through the comms... "Doom's day device
ready... Target automation on. Firing"
A great whirring sound filled up the ships interior with a loud ringing
noise and then like the heavens opening up it released a massive black bolt of
energy at the enemy fleet shearing through their ships, explosions erupted
throughout the entire enemy fleets ranks as titan after titan released its
specialty weapon upon the enemy. Once the last shot had dissipated 90% of the
remaining enemy force had been destroyed.
"All ships target that enemy titan. FIRE"
"This is not the end!" A shill scream echoed throughout my mind.
"Fuck you ass hole" I echoed back as the song of thousands of
turrets sang its way through the heavens and obliterated the enemy titan.
The long awaited post to follow up from "Onwards" is due out tonight. Considering it's been a month since I last hooked up on here ( New Girlfriend! Blame her ;] ) I finally have time to pull together the bits Ive been working on.
Ok so it's now raining again so back to playing eve!
Something I've noticed since patch release notes is that T2 materials are rising alittle ( Alot ) but ship prices are dropping Im not sure how that works but ok. Example being Ark was at 7.2b and has dropped to 6b?? Thats a big drop but the material cost has gone up!?
Been out enjoying the few ray's of sunshine we get down my end. And polishing off the weekends fiction post still have a few more bits to do but it's almost done! woooo
On another note T2 part prices have gone mental since the dev blog release on the upcoming expansion I predict a steady rise in t2 ship costs at least until prices start to steady out. So grab what you can now and save your wallet a lot of hurt later ;)
Thats all for now as I have work and a bumper to spray !
So as per yesterday's post I did have a nice stint of kills today only a few but enough to satisfy my hunger for the time being.
Had a griffin engage me on station after taking a pot shot at him so he died in short order. . . No idea why he thought he could take me?
After that a Drake was scanned out in Erila he was 40km off me when I landed in my Cyclone so overheated the MWD and made a burn for him as I was scram fit he stuck around long enough to pull in his drones by then was too late! So I went and shot that one he died too fairly good fit for PVE but no match for the mighty pew.
The icing on the cake was a Golem that we got scanned down doing the first room of Angel Extravaganza mission he was finishing up the final wave when we landed points he exploded in shiny glory however his fit was a little "different".
Real life is keeping me tied down a fair bit at the moment mostly personal stuff so EVE my beloved second job has taken a downer again which is a shame as I had planned to put in some more time!
I have however been busy in EVE although not so much with the blowing up of stuff but with invention and building ect to keep the wallet topped up on my extended absence. It's nice being able to do something! constructive even though I may only have 5/10 minutes of time on my hands or not a big appetite to play. The first jump freighter will be coming out the oven in 30 days! :D
That will put my industry build list to everything but supers which is good for me. It's a goal Ive been working on for awhile to keep moving up the chain bit by bit and Ill be looking at about 2b profit form the venture - 30 days fuel so around 1.7b which for a one man army is fairly nice. I have acquired 2 Providence BPO's Both which are on copy/ME rotation for invention and progression. So far the first copy provided me with a nice -1me Ark BPC.
Ive been watching some old and new eve video's mostly PVP ones and it's been making me itch to get back on alittle more so we'll see! Hopefully Ill have someones corpse to show off after a couple days.
Why hey there kids! Did you know that in EVE people still trust strangers? No? Well it's true! Although one less person does now!
Ill explain in a bit! First up I have moved corps after spending a year in eHarm I felt that we had drifted apart and it was time to move on so I hooked up with my new pirate buddies and got a application in the other day! So yay! Been having an absolute blast. Case in point about two days ago me and Fay where trying to catch some Jedi Starwars fanboys and failed horribly until DT which saw a dread log off at the sun in Erila! After DT we logged in and opened a can of shadow cartel whoop ass on him!
It's late so I'm bailing for bed another update tomorrow! And a conclusion to this post!
I have been playing actually quite abit and that was the main reason for no post's, I have been heavily involved with a cool little pirate corp while on my lowsec break!
It's been extremely eventful, Lots of nice kills, Plenty of isk making being done for the most part and also some just in general lols. And also of course the abundent new friends!
About 5 minute's ago I had Fay shouting at me on vent to give back up as he had managed to bump a rorqual off the station 2 minutes later I decide to drop capitals not something I normally do as they more or less suit me for logistical purposes!
Anyway with that said the rorqual met a untimely end kudos for him for getting us a rorq kill! :D