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Space Skilling Saturday 125 (Fucking about with graphics, yet again)

Start Location:- Rocktropian Space
Time:- 1800 MA .
Present:- Maritina, Nocturaline, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads do it laying down

Wolta takes us out on time and we engage the Horrors at 1805. I have further issues with graphics and spend at least 20 minutes fucking about to get this to work again, even now I have no graphic for a BLP pack and a few other things, at least now when I examine an item I can still see what’s going on. Had a session at the guns without being in a team (due to a couple of logouts) so recreated that after, Wolta reports not being able to find any Horrors but that does change.

My hour passes quickly, almost enough mobs, got some skills and the loot seemed OK, always hard to tell though.

Nocturaline takes hour 3 and struggles to find Horrors, she spotted Normandie at least twice also skilling and with plenty of Horrors! Later there are Horrors aplenty.

Nocturaline returns us to the Space Station where we go our separate ways.

Space Skilling Saturday 95 (Crowded Space)

Location:- Arkadian Space
Time:- 1900 MA .
Present:- Kahlan, Nocturaline, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads or Magurgonauts

With both Nocturaline and Wolta are participating in Gold Rush and with me having a dabble it seemed prudent to stay at Arkadia this week.

Wolta kindly upgraded the SI again, after last week’s fiasco it is clearly needed. Thank you Wolta.

Wolta took the helm and headed into the training grounds and almost immediately engaged the Cosmic Horrors. Within 10 minutes she reports sighting Varyag. After about 30 minutes Kahlan joined us. Loot was poor, what a surprise!

The next hour was mine, it was somewhat frustrating, there were very few Horrors and gathering a herd took a long time, I tried various coordinates but there was no improvement, talking of improvement the loot didn’t. I did spot Kronan at one point but we were not in the same vicinity for very long. Twice when leaving the gun seat I found myself on the outside of the ship, on the second occasion getting back in led to a ctd.

Nocturaline had the third hour and very quickly reported the sparseness of the Horrors. 30 minutes later she spots Normandie and hailed but the hail was not returned. Again Loot was poor.

Not a single decent loot this week which led to a loss of 119 PED and a return of 52%


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Space Skilling Saturday 16 (Some friendly banter)

Location:- Arkadia Space.
Time:- 1800 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Vinge & Myself.

Nocturaline travelled to this session from Calypso in her Quad, there’s dedication for you. All were on-line on time and the summons was issued to bring Wolta and Vinge aboard.

Wolta took us out and had the first hour in the chair, she obviously had no problems finding mobs, I was busy repairing non-stop for the entire hour. I had devised a small competition for everyone this week and explained it in chat, Wolta was too busy piloting to read it so I asked her to do so when she finished.

I was up next, there were a lot of Cosmic horrors about tonight and the skilling was good, I checked in with Wolta a few times but got no response other than a short message to do with drinking, later she went AFK and later still logged out, I’m guessing a time out after falling asleep at the keyboard. I don’t blame her, I was tired and a little drunk myself and I have said before piloting is tiring, enjoyable but tiring.

Nocturaline was next and again I was kept busy at repair, plenty of mobs, plenty of skills. I had been reading Space Chat and some of it had been quite odd this evening which is a good thing, someone came on and shouted “PIIIIIIIIGGGGSSSSS IIIINN SSSSPPPPAAAAAACCCCCCEEEEEEE” , it did make me laugh, been a long time since I have seen the Muppets. I did get a couple of skill gains during this session, they are quite rare now.

Vinge passed on pilot so I went again, I do prefer it to repair even though it takes more effort. During this session Vinge reached level 10n VSE which is a cause for celebration. Also Space Chat became rather entertaining, both Vinge and myself joined in the banter and advertised the ship’s availability for skilling after someone (sorry I forget the name) joined space chat requesting a position at a repair station, unfortunately we were near to the end of our session by then but I did pass on the web address, maybe someone will take a look. Quite a lot of friendly banter ensued regarding websites and skilling locations. Vinge seemed to be looking for a liaison with Bonnie (on the Normandie I think) but she was having none of it. We also touched on objects you can fly through (Crystal Palace), objects you can’t fly though (some space rocks, the ones in Gordon’s Belt spring to mind), Structural Integrity improvements, drinking, drinking while piloting a space vessel and the possible punishments that may be bestowed on someone found guilty.

For a change I took us into the Space Station instead of blowing the ship and repairing, it seemed the best thing to do as I was very close and the mobs had stopped giving skills so best to turret them.

A good fun session, a pity that Wolta missed it. I have not made much use of Space Chat to date but I think in future I will be doing so. Gratz to Vinge for reaching level 10 VSE. I shall add something to the Skilling page in the next few days with reference to the competition, I intend to run it every week when there is more than one person who could win, although I did not run it this week, still in the planning stage, well not really planning it’s to simple for that, more communication really.

Tonight’s entertainment for me consisted of 2 “Mike & Mike” podcasts, an “Inside the Huddle” podcast, and both “The Cats of Ulthar” and “The Hound” both on the HPPodcraft website.

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