Posts Tagged ‘Pirate’

Pirate or nothing?

Posted in Caldari, Corporation, EVE Online, Gallente, Gaming, MMORPG, Myrmidon, PC, Pirate, Web on February 5th, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

Yesterday evening (while getting Heather to search the forums for pirate corporation recruitment threads), I posted my own recruitment info thread so as to get corporations coming to me as well as me finding them. Around 40 minutes later, I got a reply saying;

I was going to reply but then i read

“Can fly a Covetor Mining Barge and an Iteron Mk V ideal for hauling large amounts of minerals, ore, loot (), etc. (as mentioned above).”

If you want to pirate u can sell that barge and come join us, never to speak of the M word again.

And this was from someone called Miner Taur.

After reading this reply, it got me thinking. Pirates seem to generally be split over the issue of taking part in certain ‘carebear’ activities. There are some pirates (solo or corporations) that believe that to be successful and earn  a substantial amount of money as a pirate, it would be foolish to have pirating as your one and only profession. There are other pirates that believe that if you want to be a true pirate, all of your EVE time should be spent focused on pirating and nothing else. These are also the kinds of people that you’ll see in the forums calling ‘carebears’ (or pirates that mine, build, run missons etc.) weak.

Personally, I’m in the first camp. While I’m not entirely sure that pirating (as a profession) needs a boost, everyone needs a back up plan. I also think that this applies to all other professions too. If your main source of income dries up you need to have another, reliable profession to fall back on.
This is especially important if you have something that you spend your ISK on regularly, such as  time codes, POS fuel, etc.

While this is my opinion, I’d love to know what your opinions are on this subject. Even if you’re not a pirate, I’d still like to know your opinion in regards having back up plans to other professions.

In other news, I’ve started to get urges to fly Caldari. I have no idea why but I’m starting to love the blocky, shinyness of the ships. So, to help me make a decision, I’ve put up a new poll on the right. You know the drill, point those eyes to the right and engage that clicking finger.

And the votes are in…

Posted in Blog Pack, Corporation, EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Pirate on February 1st, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

So 14 comments and 11 votes later, the results are in! And the general consensus seems to be that I should try and find a corporation, so that’s what I shall do.

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Now, the usual step here would be to ask you guys what type of corporation I should join but I think I’ve pretty much made up my mind already. I’ve realised that regardless of what I’m doing in EVE, the cure for my boredom always seems to be to blow something up. And it makes it all the more sweet if there is another player (and a ransom) involved. So, as you might have just guessed, I’m going to go back to my old pirating ways.
I’m going to have to revise my Corporation Recruitment info page to reflect my current situation, so I’ll do that later on tonight. Once I’ve stopped being amazed at the couple of inches of snow we’re getting at the moment. Right now the info is pretty vague, so I need to make it more specific to my needs and/or preferences.

In other news, CrazyKinux over at CrazyKinux’s Musing posted the six new members of the EVE Blog Pack after a few months of what I’m sure was very tough deliberation. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it into the Blog Pack but rather than let it get me down, I’m going to soldier on and carry on blogging for the next Blog Pack re-shuffle. After being in the Blog Pack when it was only a wee baby, and having not been in it for months, it’s still strange to see my comparitively low view count. On a very good day, I seem to only get half of my old 50-60 views per day; although that’s probably also partly due to my lack of regular posts compared to my old posting schedule.
That said, congratulations to the bloggers that did get in to the Blog Pack. Make sure you keep up the great posts, otherwise I might be the one taking your place. ;)

Corp Info & Ship Setup

Posted in EVE Online, Gallente, Gaming, Geek, MMORPG, Myrmidon, PC, Pirate on May 12th, 2008 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get into EVE as much as I would have liked over the past week. And because of this, I don’t really have anything interesting to write about. So, I’ve decided to use post this to get a bit of help from you lovely lads and ladies.

Firstly, I’ve finally gotten sick of being in an essentially dead corporation. Since I first posted about my corporation leaders leaving their posts to go ratting in 0.0, there’s been no change. So, I’ve decided to leave and find another more active corporation. You can find my character info below or at my Corporation Recruitment Info page.

As you may know, I am currently looking for a corporation.

In regards to the kind of corporation I’d like to join, I don’t have any particular preference. I’m happy in any line of work. I have decent PvP skills and a couple of combat able ships; as well as decent mining skills, a Covetor Mining Barge and an Iteron Mk V (with 29,000 m3 cargo space). So I can really be put to use anywhere.
I’m looking for a corporation preferably with people active around my time zone (GMT) but I’m prone to late nights at times so any time zone will be fine. I’d prefer a corporation located around the Caldari regions (The Forge, etc.) purely for ease of travel but I am willing travel to anywhere I am needed.

So, let’s move onto what I have to offer.

  • A little PvP experience from my days as a solo pirate.
  • Already in possession of some PvP-ready ships.
  • Don’t smack-talk.
  • Own a working headset. Headset currently broken but will get another when I can afford it.
  • Will happily join you in low sec and 0.0 systems, whether it be to mine, haul or take part in combat of any kind (PvP or PvE)
  • Can fly frigates, destroyers, cruisers, battlecruisers, and battleships. But I do not own a battleship as of yet.
  • Can fly a Covetor Mining Barge and an Iteron Mk V ideal for hauling large amounts of minerals, ore, items, etc. (as mentioned above).
  • Can make graphics. See my EVE-GFX gallery for examples.
  • Discount prices (50% off) on graphics made for corp members (signatures, etc.) or the corp as a whole (banners, headers, posters, etc.).

You can find my character info (such as skill points, current skills trained and ships I am able to fly) at inEVE.

If you want to know anything that I’ve left out, either leave a comment here, on the post that brought you here or send an EVE-mail to Godlesswanderer.

Secondly, after my failed 0.0 ratting escapade, I’ve realised I may need a new fitting for my precious Myrmidon. I know there are some (well, a lot) of you out there that are a lot better at fitting ships effectively than me, so I’d be eternally grateful if you could suggest a ship fitting that will stop (or at least decrease the likelyhood of) me getting my arse handed to me by NPC pirates.

[Myrmidon, Current Setup]
Medium ‘Accommodation’ Vestment Reconstructer I
Medium ‘Accommodation’ Vestment Reconstructer I
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
N-Type Explosive Hardener I
N-Type Kinetic Hardener I
N-Type Thermic Hardener I

Warp Disruptor II
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I
Sensor Booster II
10MN Afterburner II
Medium F-RX Prototype I Capacitor Boost, Cap Booster 400

Heavy Electron Blaster I, Uranium Charge M
Heavy Electron Blaster I, Uranium Charge M
Heavy Electron Blaster I, Uranium Charge M
Heavy Electron Blaster I, Uranium Charge M
E5 Prototype Energy Vampire
Drone Link Augmentor I

[empty rig slot]
[empty rig slot]
[empty rig slot]

Ogre II x3
Ogre II x2

That’s all from me today. Fly safe.

Back and ready for action!

Posted in EVE Online, Flickr, Gaming, Life, MMORPG, Myrmidon, PC, Pirate on May 5th, 2008 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

So, here I am. Back from my month or so of only going online at my girlfriend’s house for about 10 or so minutes a week, and all settled in my new home. I originally intended to only be gone for about a week but unfortunately we couldn’t get into the new house as soon as we moved. After having moved in, I had to wait for the phone line to be activated and then for Demon to get us connected to the internet. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that easy and we had problems with the router and the phone line sockets in the house; and so only managed to get connected a couple days ago.
As a result of all this, I haven’t really been able to keep up with as much EVE related news as I promised I would as unfortunately time and my lack of internet didn’t permit it.

I’ve only really managed to get into EVE once over the past couple days and that was largely uneventful. It seems that something strange might have happened in the month I’ve been gone. Whereas my home system (Tasti) used to have somewhere between 5 and 10 PvPers roaming around, now everyone coming in seems to only be passing through or logging off in one of the systems stations.
I had to go two jumps away to the fringes of empire space to find any significant groups of people and even then, they were mostly in stations.

While I was there, I decided to go into 0.0 (first time in 0.0 on my own) to take a quick look at whether there was anything going on there. Unfortunately, like low sec, there was absolutely nothing going on. So, I thought I’d go and check out the rats (NPC Pirates) that hang out in 0.0. Having a strangely high amount of faith in my Myrmidon that has never had it’s fitting tested on anything other than a battlecruiser rat, I set off to see how my lovely little (well it’s not really that little at all) ship would fare against battleship rats.

Just in case I found myself suddenly in the hands of actual player pirates, I kept an eye out while I picked an asteroid belt to warp to. After a random click in the list, I warped off and found myself in an asteroid belt with two battleships and two battlecruisers (all rats) and with only 13km separating us. Realising I didn’t have much time to think of a plan, I locked onto the nearest battleship, released my drones and set my afterburner going do I could close the distance. Unfortunately for me, I hadn’t taken into account that I’d also have the other ships firing at me as I made my way towards them and I quickly started to lose my shields. About 20 seconds later, I started losing my armour and even with both armour reps running, I only just managed to keep my armour going down.
What I didn’t realise was that I was losing capacitor energy very quickly and my cap booster, while helping a little, wasn’t helping enough and I had to make a decision. Either I warp out of there and get back to the nearest repair station, or I stick around and try to destroy at least one of the ships.

Of course, I decided somewhat foolishly to stick around. I didn’t realise the full extent of the stupidity of this choice until seconds later when I realised that my capacitor was down to about one fifth of it’s full capacity and I’d run our of cap booster charges. By the time I realised this, had just about lost all of my armour and I had missiles shooting huge chunks off of my structure. This was when I decided to turn back, and warp away with my tail between my legs.

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As I was sitting there, waiting for my warp drive to kick in, I was sure I would be leaving in a pod. My structure was at 85% when I clicked warp and it was very quickly diminishing. For every rocket that hit, I was losing 10 to 20% of my structure. It wasn’t until my structure hit 10% that my warp drives kicked in and I was safely (well as safe as you can be in 0.0) on my way to the stargate. Unfortunately I couldn’t get out of the system as quickly as I’d liked as I didn’t have enough capacitor to make the whole jump but at least I was safe from the moment I left the asteroid belt.
The trip back was mostly uneventful, I just spent the three jump trip repairing my armour as I gradually got enough capacitor to sustain my armour reps and warp drive.

That was the last thing to happen to me of any interest today. I ferried some items across the galaxy for my younger brother as I wrote this entry but 23 jump-long trips in an Iteron Mk V are hardly interesting on the best of days so you’ll have to make do with screenshots until my next post.

Fly safe.

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EVE Linkage

Posted in EVE Online, Gaming, Geek, MMORPG, Myrmidon, PC, Pirate, Trinity on March 28th, 2008 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

I haven’t had the time to get into EVE much over the past couple days so I don’t really have anything remotely interesting to write about. The only thing that has happened to me lately is being on the way back from Jita to Tasti and being blown up by a pirate gate-camping in a Badger MkII. Unluckily for me, I was too busy taking these two screenshots to notice that he was flashing red and that he had targeted me.

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Luckily for me, I was only flying in a shuttle (and not my beautiful and valuable Myrmidon) and I had nothing in the cargo bay; and although I was podded, I had no implants (valuable or otherwise). So I didn’t really lose anything of any importance or great value, just 940,000 ISK for the new clone.

Anyway, back to my original point, links. Over the past couple days, I’ve found some great guides, apps and general bits of news that I thought you guys and girls may find useful or interesting. A couple, I’ve posted before but I thought I’d post them again in case you may have missed them or we have some new readers that hasn’t seen them. So here goes.

Applications:

  • EVE-MEEP -Eve-MEEP is the host for a wide array of tools that provide the vital calculations necessary for any serious industrialist. These tools take advantage of data accumulated by Eve-MEEP to help with everything from production to mining to trade.
  • EVEMon - A lightweight, easy-to-use standalone Windows application designed to assist you in keeping track of your EVE Online character progression.
  • EVE Fitting Tool - Great program in which you can try out and test new fittings for ships you have or are thinking about buying.

Guides:

  • The EVE Compendium - A compendium of EVE knowledge, mostly in the form of guides. Pretty much any guide you’ll need is in this compendium.

Maps:

  • 2D EVE Maps - Does what it says on the tin, 2D EVE maps by Ombey (and not Omber Zombie as I wrote earlier for some reason).
  • EVE Alliance Map - A galaxy map, regularly updated with alliance territory locations, pirate infestations, alliance war zones and current political power blocs.
  • EVE Influence Map - Similar to the alliance map above but instead shows influence.