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Almost there

I set out last night on a solo sub-warp trip from Arkadia to Calypso with brief stops at the various hunting grounds in between for a little skilling. After skilling to destruction in Gordon’s Belt I repaired at Zeus and then as it was late stayed there the night.

Sub-warp was not in the least bit dull, with the VU updating all the various chat systems and adding another one I had plenty of time to play around and figure out how things worked.

Today I continued my journey, I was heading for Calypso training grounds and was almost there when I was called upon by a client to provide an off-line transport from Arkadia to Calypso. Of course I answered the call. I explained the need to charge a pick-up fee and the price for transport was agreed. Whilst I prepared for and executed the warp to Arkadia I explained that news of arrival would be via the twitter feed to this site.

I arrived at Arkadia, docking manoeuvres were minimal, issued the summons, the client logged off and I took us out again. There had been several red triangles lurking during approach but all had gone now, the warp to Calypso was uneventful and minimal docking manoeuvres were required. The arrival message was sent and responded to so quickly I found it hard to believe. Payment was tendered and the client TP’d to the planet.

I headed to the surface in my quad, there were a couple of red triangles but I think they were practising against each other, certainly as I reversed away from them they headed away from me.

Answering the call

A previous passenger contacted me needing transport from Calypso to Arkadia, as both Wolta and I were already on Arkadia we needed to perform a pick-up, I headed spacewards while negotiating the price.

Once aboard I summoned Wolta who headed straight to Engineering while I took the helm. We left Arkadia Space Station and went to warp as soon as possible. The warp exit was very close to Calypso Space Station and I manoeuvred the ship to dock within about 10 seconds.

I summoned our passenger and once aboard immediately left Calypso Space Station again entering warp as soon as possible. Warp exit was not quite so close on the return journey but I was quite happy, we docked without incident and our passenger left for the space station happy with the service, which is always nice to know.

Wolta and myself attempted to shuttle to the surface but a couple of pirates were hanging about, Wolta was about to log so we returned to the ship where she did. I manoeuvred the ship to act as a safe marker on route to the planet and then took the quad, this time there were no pirates and I headed straight to the surface.

The negotiation has got me thinking about our pick-up prices, perhaps they are a little unfair. I shall be reviewing these tomorrow.

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