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Space Skilling Saturday 194 (Can lightning strike twice? Stupid question.)

Start Location:- Crystal Palace.
Time:- 1750 MA.
Present: Kahlan, Nocturaline, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:-  Sleepyheads are at it again!

Keeping the same team name (just in case). I arrived in good time and moved the ship to the Space Station ready to summon. We depart early with Kahlan joining as we pass Crystal Palace but departing within seconds and without a word. We are beginning a global tour of the planets with Training Grounds, if we global we move to the next one in an anticlockwise direction, stupid I know but it’s something different to do and I’m curious how long we will be stuck at Next Island. We encounter the Cosmic Horrors at 1808.

Wolta’s hour:- At 1820 Nocturaline and Phil disconnect for about 3 minutes, Nocturaline reports experiencing severe lag prior to being disconnected.¬†Kills 25 for a 12 PED loot.

Cee’s hour:- Kills 40 for an 11 PED loot needless to say the rest was poor though skills seemed ok. Some Rubber banding when at the helm and lots of target and loot lag at the guns! Hard work with so many lag issues.

Nocturaline’s hour :- kills 45 for a 51 PED Global on a Cosmic Horror Mature (Lightning does strike twice but the second one was feeble). Lots of ammo wasted due to lag on the guns. Nocturaline had to leave the seat to assist in repair on both of my visits to the guns.

Nocturaline takes us to Crystal Palace where I stash tonight’s loot before she warps us to Arkadia Space Station.

This week’s result is a loss of 82 PED and a return of 76%.


Space Skilling Saturday 90 (Locusta for a change)

Location:- Unnamed Space.
Time:- 1800 MA.
Present:- Kahlan, Nocturaline, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads out of the zone!

Nocturaline had mined some gold on Cyrene and kindly added this to the ships armour increasing the Structural integrity, my thanks to her.

Wolta warps us from Cyrene to the location Locusta are known to be and we engage them at 1807. These can be tricky, they are faster than us so the potential for the ship blowing is increased, especially whilst we are killing them as plus one man in a turret is minus one man in Engineering. Wolta reported good skill gains, loot was poor with the exception of one of 37 PED.

I took the next hour, for me the skill gains seemed OK but the loot was dire all the way through.

Nocturaline took the last hour, for her the skills were poor though the loot improved marginally. Normally I carry 500 PED of ammo for SSS but during Nocturaline’s stint I had to visit the TT for an extra 100 PED worth, these take more to kill and are faster to collect. After Nocturaline took us to Next Island Space Station dragging a Locusta most of the way, this provided Engineering with a little to do and was something I could watch from a turret. After I kill it, all but Nocturaline and I log. After docking at NI we descend to the planet’s surface in my quad.

Looks like I managed to lose 187 PED this week which gives a return of 66% Quite expensive but fun.


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Back to Next Island

I headed out from Crystal Palace some 7 hours after arrival. I had fully intended to do the journey to Next Island at sub-warp but realised I could not be bothered so after about 5 minutes engaged the warp drive. Docked safely at Next Island Space Station.

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