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Space Skilling Saturday 84 (Ghostship)

Location:- Graveyard Fields.
Time:- 1801 MA.
Present:- Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads – Ghostship

Nocturaline and Phil are still on planet leave so it was just Wolta and myself again this week.

When I logged in I noticed the ship had been repaired so I guessed Wolta was aboard although she was off-line I then noticed a message from Wolta telling me she was aboard.

Wolta arrived shortly and took the first shift, I was soon busy in Engineering, the Cosmic Horrors here are tougher than in the training zones. With 3 visits to the turrets and a couple of loots around the 40 PED mark things were looking good. I had failed to prepare properly and had only 50 PED of Ammo available, I was somewhat confused when I could no longer fire the guns as I had run out, I normally take 500 PED, clearly I had missed a 0 at some point.

Wolta took us to Erebos station for the break, during which I caught up a little on this log entry and made a small charge to the site.

I took us out for the second shift and by comparison with the first it was quite disappointing, Cosmic Horrors were plentiful and skill gains were good but loot had become quite poor. I did enjoy the session though with that many mobs preventing the ship’s destruction took some concentration.

After the session I headed back to Rocktropia as I needed to pick up a few things. Wolta stayed aboard for a while before succumbing to sleep, the natural state of a Sleepyhead.

This week’s return was 92.5% with a loss of 14.70 PED, a very pleasing result, I think we may be returning to this location in the future.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.

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Sub-warp, Calypso to Athena

With the Soc. event over I needed to get to Next Island for Drop Zone’s return journey, I do not as yet know when that will be so I should make an effort to be ready. I decided to do the journey in stages as it is both long and boring. I headed away from Calypso with Erebos as my initial destination. However on reaching Erebos I still had time left so continued to Athena where I will stay overnight. My in flight movie was “The Medallion”.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.


Space Skilling Saturday 48 (Leaving Rocktropia).

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1900 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads. More Coffee Now!

We started on time leaving Rocktropia Space Station just as the clock struck 7. I had been careful today not to drink any alcohol and I had prepared coffee to keep me going.

I took the first shift after piloting from the space station. There were enough Cosmic Horrors around to quickly build up a decent stack to keep Engineering busy and to my surprise they gave skills for a long time. I only had 2 sessions at the turret one half way through and one at the end, loot was poor. I did have to get out of the pilot seat on one occasion as Engineering were not quite keeping up with me.

Nocturaline took the helm next she was close to level 19 Captain and was very likely going to get there tonight. At the start of her shift I made some more Coffee. On my return I gained a level in Telepath, go figure. After 35 minutes Nocturaline reported she had gained her Captain level. Shortly afterwards I visited the turret for the second time during Nocturaline’s stint and got a loot of about 20 PED as well as some smaller ones. We had big problems with chat lag it seems only Local is reliable and it took me a while to respond to Nocturaline’s 3rd call to a turret, when I did the first kill was in the 30 PED region. After this Nocturaline relinquished the chair.

Wolta was next up, at this change over I did not get more coffee as I was wide awake and coping with multiple tasks including the writing of this log, without any issues. Wolta soon had us busy in Engineering, chat became a bigger issue with all channels taking more than 5 minutes and I suspect some messages getting lost. The team information vanished from my screen, I tried to recreate but could not, I tried a re-log after which when I tried to create a team I was told I was already a member of one! Chat messages are not going missing but they were not appearing in the same order they were sent. We could not communicate well enough to hunt and Wolta headed to the Space Station to get rid of her stack, disappointing. After sometime I managed to communicate with Wolta to return to the mobs, when we did I killed 2 but could not loot them, I was told the loot belonged to someone else! What a complete fuck up. I logged and rebooted after which I could see the team widget but neither Nocturaline or Wolta appeared in my friend list. I invited Nocturaline by clicking on the avatar and then headed to the bridge to invite Wolta, once done it was possible to kill and loot the Cosmic Horrors which had waited so patiently. It was not worth the effort. Returning to repair we continued for a short while before heading to Erebos, the chat lag continued on and off mostly on, even the decision to go to Erebos was difficult.

We planed to overnight at Erebos and for Wolta to take us to Cyrene tomorrow morning. However after Wolta had piloted us to Erebos I noticed that Zeus was only about 35 minutes away. Wolta logged and with Nocturaline in a turret I took the helm and steered us toward Zeus. The journey was uneventful and on docking at Zeus Space Station both Nocturaline and Myself logged.

Post Script:-The following morning (Sunday the 14th of December 2014) I logged in to find the ship already at Cyrene, I had slept late due probably to too much coffee. Nocturaline reported that the trip from Zeus to Cyrene was “Quiet”.


Do the Sub-Warp Shuffle

Crystal Palace to Toulan.

I knew I could not complete the entire journey in one go so I set out solo from Crystal Palace heading towards Cyrene, once clear I headed z+ and changed course for Erebos. I saw no other vessel on route and on arrival descended upon the Space Station and hung, nose down, like a whale in song. I left the ship here for an hour or so while I was off-line, maybe it was singing, maybe not.

On my return I headed z+ again and altered course for Howling Mine, I was not sure if I would be able to stay awake long enough to reach Toulan and planned to stay at howling mine overnight if necessary however on approach it became apparent that I would be able to do the entire journey without dozing off so altered course for Toulan and after a little while arrived safely and without incident.

The only ships I spotted on route where docked at Space Stations. Space chat was quite busy  though, after the announcement of changes to space it seems the pirates are rather pleased.


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