Friday, March 15, 2013

Opps! My bad!

Sorry folks, all the old content is back. I let my other blog address expire and then the host decided to shut down. Don't worry, there was no Eve related post. I did lose a fairly popular guide I wrote for X3: Terran Conflict however. Like a retard I didn't backup the databases... live and learn.

As I am not actively playing Eve Online ATM I think I will start up another blog for general gaming and my [fail] videos. Hell I could even do it here, surely anybody who would be reading this is interested in other games too.

What have I been up to since the last post on this site? Well, less than you might think. Did a chain of post on X3 Terran Conflict. When the host went down I made some YouTube videos on Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Terraria and most recently I picked up Minecraft.

I would like to do some Lets Play vids for a lot of the games I own even though they are mostly older ones. It should be a fun time overall.

So, why did I let my Eve accounts expire? Well this is kinda difficult to answer. I joined GENTS as was mentioned in some previous post. Finally got a carrier and fairly well skilled for it. However at the time, if you aren't in the inner circle, you aren't shit. I literally had to beg for a cyno constantly and was always just ignored. There wasn't much going on and I grew bored of carebearing. Couldn't really PVP in Branch as when a hostile would show up, hundreds of people would be chasing him. This is the only coalition where people will form up a massive fleet for a guy in a T1 frigate. Quite honestly it was ridiculous. So I carebeared up a few billion isk and sold off most of my assets, jumped to lowsec and logged out. Haven't been back since.

If I didn't have to rely on PLEX to keep playing I would have just left the alliance and went back to pirating. However I have to always be on the lookout for easy ISK and have to limit my spending to make sure I have enough for 2x PLEX per month. At the time, I didn't really have a backup plan for making money. I could have started doing missions again, but SOE was just nerfed into the ground. I could have started trading, but my god that is so boring....

Anyway as stated, the old content is back (it was just hidden, not deleted). Sorry for being in the void for so long. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'll try to come up with some way to bring in more games and much more content in the future.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Still Up For Grabs

The lack of content on this blog is amazing, and yet people still visit. I don't get it. Whatever I guess.

A few things happened recently the most obvious thing is that I left Black Rebel Rifter Club without notice. I have been drinking a lot more than normal recently and ended up being stupid in corp chat. Instead of apologizing for my actions when I'm not sorry about what I may have said or did I just left corp instead. As far as I know, this isn't a "family friendly" corp. After most people appeared offended I just took my leave. Its really that simple, no arguments or smacktalk going on.

The second notable thing is how bad the AC thrasher is solo. I was really hoping to get some decent FRAPS but it never worked out. After losing about 5 or so I just sold the rest and bought some PLEX for my accounts. The Kestrel on the other hand is very good for solo work. I think its due to people underestimating it, much like the Atron in this regard. With no web it requires quick adaptation but it puts out significant DPS with a very solid tank.

Now a plug for somebody I have never even heard of but found this while surfing through blogs (yep you can surf blogs, so many links to follow! Look I even added new blogs to the blog list.)

Short and sweet. Its about 7 minutes long and to the point. I recommend downloading it instead of watching on YouTube so you can actually see what is going on and watch it again later without wasting bandwidth.

Watch it then leave a comment in the FHC thread, NAOW!

Lastly I have been doing a lot of carebearing since leaving corp. Yesterday I decided to do the Gallente epic mission arc. It took a while but I think it was worth it. Took about a day and produced 200 million ISK in mission rewards and bountys. The reward at the end is either a Syndicate Cloaking Device or a Black Eagle Drone Link Agumentor. I chose the Drone Link (and Gallente standings) because it seems like it would be an easier sell. They are both worth about 200 million each. Putting the reward at 400 million for a days work, not bad. The main thing I didn't like about this was that near the end, the rats don't have bounties or tags. The mission reward usually makes up for it however. Such as one where you need to kill around 20 battleship rats and kill a station gives a 30 million ISK reward, so its very similar to running a good mission.

The Tengu handled this fairly easily. Only one mission gave me a scare. Almost enough to warp out but even then it tanked fine after taking down a few of the battleships. The mission is "Showtime". The incoming DPS is extremely high. More than "Smash the Supplier" if you have ever attempted that. But overall it was worth the effort.

My eve future is uncertain at this moment. Don't want to join a new corp, kinda want to move into a wormhole or maybe research some BPOs. Or maybe even move out to NPC nullsec. I just don't know, but something will eventually happen.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Up For Grabs

PLEXed up and ready for something new!

Activities report coming soon™

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Eve Online - The Musical

Ok so somebody was nice and didnt like that I took down the blog.

Ratting up your sec status is not fun. Although it was a lot easier this time around as i was only -5.5. To help pass the time I decided to go check out some new music - Dubstep. This is a genre I know next to nothing about so I jumped right in. I'm a fan of Heavy Metal, Death/Black Metal. I like Rap and Rock and Classical - ya it sounds real weird i know.

I found the heaviest stuff I could right off the bat and was surprised at what I found. A lot of it is GOOD! Really good!

This is the kind of music to PVP to. I purchased a few albums and single tracks for my listening pleasure after only 2 days of Youtube.

I recommend turning up your speakers/headphones and listening to this if you into heavy/hard metal/rock. I liked it right away but im sure many of you won't enjoy. Anyway here is a short lineup. If you like any of these I def recommend checking out the genre in greater detail. There is also a lot more chill types if this is too heavy. Deadmau5 is a good one as example.


Ry Legit - Buzz Lightyear

Cookie Monsta - Ginger Pubes

Dodge & Fuski - Guetta-Step

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hanger of Shame

Update: Ended in complete failure. 100% loss rate. no kills.

Lately, I have been trying to fly more battlecruisers. Needless to say it's not going well. Yesterday I bought 2 Cyclones and lost them both within a few hours. Both in fights I should have won.

First was a hurricane. He wanted a 1v1. It was a great fight, coming down to the wire. we were both in structure and suddenly the fail leaped out of nowhere! Guns were fried... BUT he burned his too. We exchanged GFs and went to rep up. Upon undock he was there again and we still had aggro. We went at it again. This time we were both in deep structure, and I burned my guns again... and he didn't, leading to the loss of the first Cyclone. For future reference, with Thermodynamics V - stop overloading at half damage. I had 2/3 damage and next cycle fried the guns.

Next up was a drake camping a highsec gate. He wasn't flashy at first but I docked and came back out when he attacked a newbie. He engaged me under sentries, practically guaranteeing me victory. His shields are almost down I thought, but I'm in armor and repping up a bit of shield at a time... hmm why am I out of cap? Why wont my cap booster load? By the time I was able to manually load a cap booster I was dead. No idea what happened here. Auto repeat is on for my cap injector, why it decided to stop working at the most critical moment is beyond me. That's minmatar for ya I guess.

Now I have a few more ships to die in a fire with.

The Vengeance is a new addition. Two more Cyclones, an Imperial Navy Slicer and a Rifter.

The Cyclones are identical to the last 2 I lost and hoping to get at least one kill out of them. The Slicer is specifically for fighting other Slicers when they show up. So far they have all ran away when I undock in it. The Rifter is my most used ship (great fight btw) recently, but this could change with the Vengeance. So far I'm liking the tank and rockets on it. 

Only one kill with it (a Caldari Navy Hookbill) but it wasn't a good fight. He pointed me on gate but wasn't even shooting until he was almost dead. No idea what happened to him. 

The other fight I got was vs a Merlin. With my current setup I am able to permarun the armor rep but it only helps so much when you have a Ballistic Control System fitted instead of an Adaptive Nano Membrane. It was a good fight and no clue who would have won. We were both taking heavy structural damage and his scram let go and I warped. At first I thought he died. Later he said the heat from the cap injector fried the scram, thank god for small miracles. It was honestly that close, he may have won, but who knows for sure.

The Vengeance fit:
[Vengeance, Rock It]
Pseudoelectron Containment Field I
Small Armor Repairer II
200mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Ballistic Control System II

X5 Prototype I Engine Enervator
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I
Catalyzed Cold-Gas I Arcjet Thrusters

Rocket Launcher II, Foxfire Rage Rocket
Rocket Launcher II, Foxfire Rage Rocket
Rocket Launcher II, Foxfire Rage Rocket
Rocket Launcher II, Foxfire Rage Rocket

Small Anti-Thermic Pump I
Small Auxiliary Nano Pump I

And the Cyclone:
[Cyclone, Cyclone]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Co-Processor II

Large Shield Booster II
Invulnerability Field II
Medium Electrochemical Capacitor Booster I, Navy Cap Booster 800
Warp Scrambler II
Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive

425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Hellfire Rage Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Hellfire Rage Assault Missile
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II, Hellfire Rage Assault Missile

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I

Warrior II x8

Any suggestions are welcome along with ship recommendations. Try to keep it cheap though. I'm kinda on a budget.

Thanks for reading.