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Space Skilling Saturday 94 (Chaos)

Location:- Graveyard Fields
Time:- 1900 MA (Kind of) .
Present:- Antzy, Kahlan, Nocturaline, Phil, Scarlott, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads Danse Macabre

Prior to 1700, I wished to store some items at Crystal Palace so once aboard the ship I set off from Calypso Space Station. There were hostiles in the area, micjack being one of them but I ignored them and went anyway, the ship’s SI has deterred them in the past and I could see no reason as to why this would change. However, it did, micjack began firing almost immediately so I said “Good evening”, another hostile joined and possibly a 3rd? With no gunner and no engineers aboard all I could do was run for it which makes it easier as the attackers can focus their guns on just one repair point. Arriving in the safe zone around Crystal Palace and with the ship getting quite badly damaged I headed for the TP but the ship blew as I got to the bottom of the stairs and I was ejected into space with very few HP left. I said on the local channel “not quite fast enough” referring to my transit. A quad began firing at me and missed several times before I realise I had been in the safe zone long enough for me to no longer be damageable, the quad pilot did not realise this for a few more shots and as he and micjack turned away I said “good try :)”. It was the closest shave I have had and I shall be more cautious in future, just one person on repair would have made a difference here. I shall need to consider upgrading again so that I can make the run solo.

After storing my items I headed back to the ship and began to repair, I was joined shortly by Phil and we completed repairs together before I headed back to the Space Station safe zone, this time ignored by hostiles.

Wolta logs in aboard ship and tells me she needs to go to Crystal Palace. Arriving in the Space Station safe zone I initiate a summons and Antzy, Nocturaline and Scarlott answer and are welcomed aboard, I ask Nocturaline to instruct Scarlott in her duties whilst I turn around and head back to Crystal Palace so Wolta can make her visit. On the way Antzy tells me she has forgotten to bring her sweat and textures. Arriving at Crystal Palace again Wolta and Antzy disembark. I talk Antzy trough getting to the TP but it does not work and she needs a re-log before she can get to Calypso. Wolta returns to the ship and I head back to the Space Station to summon Antzy for a second time. With everyone finally aboard I head back to Crystal Palace and then turn away until clear before warping to Graveyard Fields where I relinquish the helm to Wolta. I’m fairly exhausted by this point.

After all that the Skilling session was something of an anticlimax.

Wolta takes the first session, there are plenty of Cosmic Horrors and plenty of damage to go with them, loot was somewhat lacking so no surprises there.

I took the second shift, I got a bit carried away and at one point had a train of 24 Horrors on the ship, I had to stand a couple of times while at the gun to prevent the ship from being destroyed. Skills were OK and I had no problems finding Horrors.

Nocturaline was last to the helm and again we were busy, there were lots of Horrors to kill.

Both Wolta and Nocturaline had little to report apart from this being a fun session.

New Blood tonight, Scarlott’s first time on a ship, I thought she did very well, paid attention to the situation and reacted appropriately. I hope she becomes a regular.

At the end of the session Nocturaline warped us to Arkadia where Nocturaline, Scarlott and Myself descended to the surface in one Quad and one Equus messing about a bit on the way.

Needless to say another loss was achieved -125 PED, 66.5% return.

That aside this was a fun session, the early logistics were a tad stressful as multiple private chats while trying to do something can be confusing.

From the desk of
Chela Bias.

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Space Skilling Saturday 93 (Halloween practice)

Location:- Graveyard Fields
Time:- 1800 MA.
Present:- Nocturaline, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads Not Chardonnay 1995?

Nocturaline and Phil were already aboard and after summoning Wolta from the surface of Arkadia I warped us to Graveyard Fields whilst Wolta upgraded the ships armour, I am very fortunate where crew is concerned. On arrival Wolta took the helm. I was too lazy to think of a new team name so I recycled last week’s, that should help save the planet!

Wolta soon had us a busy in Engineering although I forgot to start the timer so looks like she gets a slightly extended session. 20 minutes later Wolta reported reaching level 16 Captain and that the skills were not too bad. Loot was good too, no globals but some decent loots.

I was next to the helm, I found there to be about the right number of Cosmic Horrors and the skill gains to be reasonable, loot was OK too! Looks like coming here may have been a good decision.

Nocturaline took the last shift, quite early she reported a lack of mobs but relocating resolved that and soon Engineering rang to the sound of RKs. Loot was again OK and Nocturaline reports an above average skill gain in Captain.

After, Nocturaline warps us to Crystal Palace this was the last warp from the current warp drive so I replace it with a gleaming, bright new one before stashing the loot, Wolta and Phil log and Nocturaline and I head to the surface of Calypso.

Decent loot tonight, I lost 16 PED which was a return of 94.95%, happy with that.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.


Space Skilling Saturday 85 (Close to a global but not close enough)

Location:- Graveyard Fields.
Time:- 1750 MA.
Present:- Antzy, Nocturaline, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads crew the Ghostship.

This session began at Calypso Space Station and we had a potential new crew member (Antzy Angelove Heaven) trying out. By 1750 everyone was aboard so Wolta piloted us away from the dock and engaged warp for the journey to Graveyard Fields.

We began taking damage almost as soon as we arrived, Wolta kept us busy in Engineering and later reported that skill gains were not good. I had a few sessions as the guns with fairly low loots.

I took the second stint, skills seemed OK to me and Cosmic Horrors were easy enough to find, I did get a few decent loots during the killing sprees.

Nocturaline took the last shift, again Engineering was busy, she reported that skill gains were OK. In the turrets I did get an almost global, its been so long. At one point Nocturaline took so much damage that the ship almost blew, she left the seat and at that moment disconnected, as did Wolta. The damage kept on coming but we just managed to prevent disaster.

At the end we headed for Arkadia Space Station at Sub-warp with me at the helm, calculations showed this would take about 70 minutes, I was too tired for that so I engaged warp, emerging directly below and very close to the Space Station. After docking Antzy, Nocturaline Wolta and I descended to the planet in 2 Quads and an Equus which was fun, nice to fly in a group. Phil remained aboard, he lives there and may I add never cleans up, some weeks we are wading through empty and some not so empty pizza boxes. I’ll have to flush the ship soon!

 


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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