I was contacted while on Arkadia, a client wished to warp from Calypso to Howling Mine and back, I was in two minds as I needed to return to Arkadia after so there would be 2 non-chargeable warps but decided to do it anyway, clearly the client was working towards completing Mission Galactica and I did not want to slow progress. I asked the Sleepyheads if they wanted to come, Nocturaline and Phil decided to, Wolta did too but was a little late.
After reaching the ship I summoned the crew and we were under way.
Warp 1: Just as I was going to warp Wolta decided to come but it was too late. We reached Calypso and summoned the client, who logged off almost immediately.
Warp 2: We headed to Howling mine, arrived quite close and docked promptly, the ships status was made know via twitter and our client re-logged and teleported to Howling Mine.
Warp 3: The client returned, paid and sat in a turret while we warped to Calypso. On arrival the client left the ship.
Warp 4: We left Calypso and returned to Arkadia, we were just docking when the client requested some more warps.
Warp 5: Just as we were leaving Arkadia I remembered Wolta and summoned her before we went to warp once more and arrived back at Calypso.
Warp 6: I summoned the client once more and again we performed a logged off transport to Howling Mine, once there the ships location was tweeted and our client returned to the ship before disembarking. We waited.
Warp 7: The client returned and needed us to go to any Space Station, I made the mistake of warping to Athena which whilst being safe is a long way from the z=0 plane. We waited while the client visited the station and returned. It was at this point that Wolta logged, I was so busy I did not notice, sorry Wolta.
Warp 8: With the client aboard we returned to Howling Mine, I arrive at about z =-2500 and had to travel sub-warp to the Mine, fortunately the client was understanding, I will not make that mistake again. The client visited Howling Mine for the last time and returned with his reward, a healing chip which does look rather good.
Warp 9: The client paid and we returned to Calypso where we said our goodbyes.
Warp 10: We returned to Arkadia. Nocturaline and I returned to the surface in my Quad.
During all of this I noticed only 1 other active vessel and it turned out to be the client taking his Quad from Calypso Space Station.
This is by far the busiest time the ship has had since it was acquired. Good fun, slightly profitable and very tiring. I need to revise the pricing structure to simplify it, I also need to work out how to pay crew for their time when running transports where they are required.
September 8th, 2015 at 22:16
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