Space Skilling Saturday 66 (Carnation Pink Lip Gloss, so wrong)

Location:- Calypso Space.
Time:- 1855 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads random funny comment

I had had a conversation in the morning with a young woman who was looking for somewhere to repair skill, I offered her a place on Pathfinder XXXI but come departure time neither she nor Yoghurt were on-line. Also absent was Wolta who had informed me in the morning that she maybe late but would join us as soon as she could.

With Nocturaline and Phil aboard I left Calypso Space Station heading for Crystal Palace and was promptly attacked by a hostile quad, he got in quite a few shots but barely scratched the paint, unfortunately I have since forgotten the name.

It took almost 15 minutes to get to the training ground so we decided to swap helmsman at the 15 minute past the hour mark. Whilst in the training zone I spotted a couple of friendlies, one was a quad the other a Vega class vessel. Killing the first stack was quite difficult, as often Propulsion had been fully repaired whilst the Reactor was at less than 50% and I had to wait a long time before I could move into the stack to finish it off, fortunately that improved. Loot was not bad, I scored no globals but managed a couple in double digits during my 3 visits to a turret, just before the last (short) visit Wolta arrived in her Equus to complete this evening’s crew.

Nocturaline took the second hour during which she reported that she had seen another friendly (twice). On my first visit to a turret I got some makeup, either these poor ugly creatures are trying to pull or there is some animal testing going on, it was another double digit loot so OK by me. I got another loot over 10 PED during my second visit. After this Nocturaline seemed to struggle to find mobs and things became very slow in repair for a while. After one final session at the turrets with yet another double digit loot Nocturaline handed over to Wolta. I asked Nocturaline about her session, she reported that although she had received much skill spam her skill gains were not good, which tallies with my own experience tonight. She also reported seeing Starfinder III several times.

Wolta soon found some mobs, but shock Cosmic Horror on my first visit to the turrets all I got were single digit loots and some were less than that. It seems Wolta was having trouble with her left and her right which caused a minor issue, though to be fair she had been drinking the Polish girls spirits! My second session in a turret had the same poor result, it’s as if someone switched the loot off. During the third killing session the loot switch stayed in the off position. Wolta reported that the Cosmic Horrors were sparse and needed to travel a lot to find them. Skills were slow to start with but after were not too bad.

At 2110 Wolta began the journey back to Crystal Palace, as we were on the far side of the training zone this took a little longer than the outward journey and we docked at 2130. Hunting return was at about the 85% mark which is quite good.

Wolta was listening to Pink Floyd, Nocturaline to In Death it Ends and I just listened to the noise of the ship and it’s guns.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.


Space Skilling Saturday 65 (Say it with a global)

Location:- Calypso Space.
Time:- 1855 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil, Yoghurt and Myself.
Team name:- Congrats to JBK and ABK (nee S)

I moved the ship from Crystal Palace to Calypso Space Station prior to starting so as to be ready to summon Nocturaline before picking Wolta up whilst passing Crystal Palace on the way to the training grounds. As a plan it worked well, always a worrying sign.

We arrived at the training ground about 1905 and initially I had some problems finding Cosmic Horrors, they were quite thinly spread but that changed and I found the density to be about right, skill gains seemed reasonable too. I made three trips to different Top Front Side turrets with very little success. Yoghurt joined us at about 1945 after travelling from Calypso in his Quad.

Nocturaline took the second shift. During her stint I visited the Bottom Rear Left, Top Rear and Top Front Left turrets (the last one twice), the loot was about the same with the exception of an 8 PED loot, things were looking bad. Then during the very last visit and on the penultimate kill we managed to say it with a global. During this time Wolta had an issue with lag and was forced to relog, which resolved the issue. I asked Nocturaline to report on her session, skills a bit low, mob density average, there were more in another area but Starfinder III was there so we could not occupy it with out appearing threatening, Nocturaline was also distracted by Space Chat where an idiot who shall remain nameless was preaching.

Wolta was up next, starting a few minutes late. During her session I visited the Bottom Rear Right, Yoghurt reached lvl 5 VSE, I visited the Top Front and got a brief glimpse of Starfinder III but little else, later it was Top Front Right at which point Wolta had to hand over to Nocturaline due to lag again while dispatching the Horrors. I asked Wolta to report but the issue with lag made it impossible so we called it a night.

Nocturaline handed over to Yoghurt for the journey back to Crystal Palace and sat in a turret to provide a little crew training.

Not a good return tonight but at least we got the fanfare.

From the desk of
Chela Bias.


Space Skilling Saturday 64 (The Usual Suspects)

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1855 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads Alarm set for 15:26

Starting ahead of time seems to be becoming a bit of a trend, I am impressed by the eagerness of the Sleepyheads. Before leaving I acquired a new RK-5 from Nocturaline (thank you) and having noticed that Yoghurt was not on-line asked about her Soc. mate, Nocturaline could tell me no more than that he was not on-line. I did keep an eye on my FL but he did not appear.

After summoning Wolta from the surface of Rocktropia I took us out toward the hunting grounds whilst Wolta purchased RKs from Nocturaline.

I picked up one Horror while approaching the zone but once in it I found the distribution very sparse and it took a long time time for me to build a decent stack, I had tried various z values and found the most to be at about – 200 but even these were thinly spread. By the time I had a decent stack I was getting next to no skills however as engineering had not had much opportunity to skill I continued with them taking considerable damage while looking for a location with a few I could pick up speedily. Once found I visited the turret and destroyed those I had in tow before beginning the process again. At the end of my session I visited the turret for a second time before handing over to Nocturaline. I had not managed to gain many skills nor kill many Cosmic Horrors.

Initially Nocturaline reported having more luck finding the beasts than I did but towards the end of her hour that changed and she was scrabbling around trying to find enough to cause a decent amount of damage. During his hour I was called to the turrets 3 times and selected the Bottom Rear Left, the Top Rear and the Top Front Left with none of them providing much loot.

Wolta took the last hour, I did not notice an increase in activity in Engineering so I suspect that she also had some difficulty finding Horrors, again I had 3 sessions in the turrets this time the Bottom Rear Right, the Top Front and the Top Front Right. It was during the first of these that I got the best loot of the evening with a value of about 24 PED. There was a significance to the time used in the team name that only Wolta would have noticed but she did not.

Tonight’s entertainment was for Nocturaline “In death it ends”, for Wolta “Christine and the Queens” plus some Brittany music and for myself a “Mike and Mike” and a “Cthulhu” podcast.

I have noticed that I do not provide very good reports of Nocturaline’s and Wolta’s sessions at the helm, I will need some kind of report from them in order to do so as all I can give is an impression formed from how busy I am in Engineering. I shall endeavour to ask them for a report at the end of their sessions in future.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.


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