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Warp to Calypso (for a new client).

Wolta and I were chatting at Arkadia Quarry when I noticed someone requesting a transport to Calypso. After a brief negotiation The client and I TP’d to Sanctuary and then took off in my quad. I had forgotten to make a team or add the client to my FL so I did this remotely and after adding her to the guest list, she came aboard and I beamed Wolta up.

The warp trip was uneventful and our new client seemed happy with our standard price and speed of service, after paying she left and TP’d to the surface of Calypso. (That’s why our standard price is at the moment 23PED, 23+7 = 30 which seems to be the standard asking price just for the warp, by charging 23 we can compete with the Mother Ships that perform the atmosphere dock manoeuvre.)

Wolta and I left for the surface in her quad and we were attacked by pirates, with neither of us carrying it was only an inconvenience , the quad was destroyed and Wolta killed, I managed to die in the vacuum of space before I was hit by  our attacker! I revived standing on top of the Pathfinder and had a wander before returning to the Space Station where we repaired and tried again. There was a second pirate waiting, as it was late we decided to return to the Space Station and log, after arranging to try again at 0700 MA time the following day (today).

Sadly a pirate still lurked and we were blown up again. I’m not sure if the pirate killed me this time as I seemed to die when the quad blew up. We tried for a third time and it seems the saying is true. Once on the surface I logged and returned to bed.

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Refit

After the recent upgrade I have been inspecting the ship, there are a few things that remain to be tested but so far the biggest improvement I have seen is with the guns. These will now rotate significantly faster than before and it is possible to incline them up to +90°, this provides much better coverage. With just 2 gunners the ship’s blind spot should now be quite small. I understand that Motherships now allow 4 guns to be active which I believe to be 1 more than was previously possible, I hope that Privateers have also received a gain of 1 active gun, if so there should be no blind spot at all. I will test this as soon as is practical. Which seat relates to which gun has also changed and is now more logical

The Engineering Console has been enhanced, it is now possible to check the decay of each item fitted without first having to remove it from the console, I am not sure if this can be done by anyone aboard the vessel or if it is limited to the owner or just those on the passenger list.

The mystery panels have been removed from Engineering, these no longer show as items with no information.

I am looking forward to testing the modifications but will probably wait for an increase in system stability before trying this.


Capable of evading low speed pursuit

Oczko and myself were in the process of setting the ship up for some afk repair skilling. I had added an ingot before I left last time so we had gone straight to the training grounds to take some damage. 0.0 was enabled when I spotted a blue triangle and on checking found it to be a Mothership, Dreadnought to be accurate, it looked like it was giving chase so I made myself a team of one to monitor it’s range. It seemed to be  gaining on me so I activated down and strafe right to try to evade it “I know some manoeuvres”, at which point the distance seemed to level off. Here is a slightly edited extract from my chat log, I have just changed the control codes for punctuation:-

2013-05-31 21:01:34 [Force] [Cee] there might be a problem
2013-05-31 21:02:24 [Force] [Cee] we are being followed by a mother ship
2013-05-31 21:03:05 [Team] [] Important! While you are alone in your team, you cannot loot any killed creature!
2013-05-31 21:03:15 [Force] [<C?>Oczko Oczko PL] pirates ?
2013-05-31 21:03:41 [Force] [Cee] i think so
2013-05-31 21:05:29 [Local] [Stagger] this must be the most boring chase i’ve ever been in..
2013-05-31 21:07:13 [Local] [] Akelice Akelice FRA defeated 21 others in a row before succumbing! A record has been added to the Hall of Fame.
2013-05-31 21:07:32 [Local] [Cee] it is kind of dull
2013-05-31 21:07:43 [Local] [] Vehicle takes 377.8 points of damage.
2013-05-31 21:07:59 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 25.4.
2013-05-31 21:08:15 [Local] [Stagger] ROFL
2013-05-31 21:08:20 [Local] [Stagger] this is never gonna work haha
2013-05-31 21:08:21 [Local] [Cee] haha 🙂
2013-05-31 21:08:31 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 23.6.
2013-05-31 21:08:33 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 26.1.
2013-05-31 21:08:35 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 26.7.
2013-05-31 21:08:36 [Local] [Cee] I like your optimism 🙂
2013-05-31 21:08:36 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 28.2.
2013-05-31 21:08:38 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 25.9.
2013-05-31 21:08:40 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 28.5.
2013-05-31 21:08:42 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 23.0.
2013-05-31 21:08:44 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 23.9.
2013-05-31 21:08:45 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 29.2.
2013-05-31 21:08:47 [Local] [Cee] only skilling repair anyway 🙂
2013-05-31 21:08:47 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 26.2.
2013-05-31 21:08:49 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 28.1.
2013-05-31 21:08:51 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 26.3.
2013-05-31 21:08:53 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 29.3.
2013-05-31 21:08:55 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 27.0.
2013-05-31 21:08:55 [Local] [Stagger] yea i know, was just destroying the ms quickly
2013-05-31 21:08:56 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 27.6.
2013-05-31 21:08:58 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 23.4.
2013-05-31 21:09:00 [Local] [] The vehicle’s Structural Integrity restored by 6.1.
2013-05-31 21:09:04 [Local] [Stagger] figured i’d kill you for a sec lol.. guess i was wrong
2013-05-31 21:09:13 [Local] [Stagger] anyways fun play ima get my ass kicked by some mobs
2013-05-31 21:09:21 [Local] [Cee] good luck 🙂

It was the slowest pursuit I have ever been in and was quite a laugh.

After this I made a major change to the z axis before taking some more damage and then returning to Calypso Space Station where Tiger joined us for some skilling.


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