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Space Skilling Saturday 99 (plus an initial warp)

Location:- Arkadian Space
Time:- 1900 MA .
Present:- Kahlan, Nocturaline, Phil, Scarlott, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads No pyjamas party

We being at Calypso Space Station, about 1850, where I summon Nocturaline and Wolta, Wolta upgrades the SI further (Thank you Wolta) while I warp to Arkadia Space Station.  The warp is delayed while Micjack shoots at us for a while, he really is a very pleasant fellow, it does not take too long for him to realise he is onto a loser and turns away. I did hail him good evening but there was no reply, maybe he was ignoring the local channel.

Once docked at Arkadia Space Station Wolta takes the helm and I summon Scarlott, we leave as soon as she is aboard and head to the training grounds.

As is now usual the first hour is Wolta’s and I start the clock once damage is taken. Wolta reports seeing Kronan as do I during my first visit to a turret when I see the ship in my sights. After I return to Engineering, Wolta reports Kronan hails us with a “hello” which Wolta returns. Shortly after my second visit to the guns at about 1940 Kahlan joins us and is invited to the team. Loot was poor throughout.

I took the the second hour, the density of the Horrors was quite good considering both Varyag and Kronan were skilling in the vicinity, I spotted them both at various times during my session. The ship was brought to the point of smoking several times but I did not need to exit the seat, the second herd I gathered did not want to form into a ball and killing them all took 3 visits to the guns, I counted 20 but it’s difficult to be sure. Both Nocturaline and Phil crashed, Phil more than once.

Nocturaline was up next and found few Horrors initially but that soon changed. I had a lot to kill on my visits to the guns and Engineering was kept busy. The loot was consistently poor unfortunately.

A loss of 153 PED was recorded which was a return of just 45%, not a good week for Space loot it seems.


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

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.

Warp pickup + a run in with an old adversary

Whilst in Ancient Greece I was contacted by an established client. They required a warp transport from Rocktropia to Calypso Space Station. I stored my lootables and after returning to Next Island headed to the ship. The warp from Next Island to Rocktropia seemed to take a very long time and I was beginning to wonder if I was trapped in warp space, I was just writing a message to the client when I emerged very close to Rocktropia Space Station and after minor sub-warp manoeuvres docked and turned to be ready for departure.

After summoning the client and allowing them time to log-off I set off again, this warp was unremarkable, on arrival I did notice micjack lurking near the station but the ship was too close for him to be a threat and the sub-warp docking manoeuvres were quickly executed. I tweeted news of a safe arrival and went downstairs to welcome the client back on-line.

After the client had departed I manoeuvred the ship close to the Space Station entrance before heading directly to Crystal Palace, an activity that did not escape the attention of micjack who positioned himself so as to be able to attack as soon as the safe zone was exited. Confident of the ships ability to withstand such an attack I continued on regardless with a Local broadcast of “evening micjack” which was ignored while he proceeded to shoot at the vessel for the full duration of the transit. Little damage was sustained, I suspect he was gauging the ships Structural Integrity. Once docked repairs were made in readiness for departure.

Space Skilling Saturday 78 (Space Loot Sucks recently)

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1750 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads forgot to make team

Wolta was having some difficulty at Arkadia Space Station, micjack was going to shoot her but she did not want this. Nocturaline, Phil and I set off early so that we could warp to pick Wolta up should the need arise. Wolta and micjack stood in the station waiting. Wolta logged for 10 minutes in the hope that micjack would get distracted. When she logged back in she headed out with micjack in pursuit and fortunately managed to warp before he destroyed her. We met in the Rocktropia Training Grounds and her Equus did look rather beaten up. Well done Wolta.

In the training grounds it was very easy to find Horrors to start with, it became more difficult but not bad. I visited the guns 3 times during my shift, loot was quite good to begin with but that fell off. Skill gains were not bad and happily I gained a level in Captain.

Wolta took the next shift, reporting that Horrors were easy to find and she called me to a turret after just 10 minutes. It seems the Horrors remained easy to find judging by how busy we were in Engineering. I manned the guns 3 times, loot was poor on all occasions. Wolta reported a good skill gain of over 7.5%.

Nocturaline took the last shift, almost immediately reporting that there were many Horrors to be seen and shortly after that there was good skill spam. Again things were busy in Engineering and again the loot was bad with one exception though not exceptional enough to be a global. Space loot has sucked for at least a month. Nocturaline reported a Captain skill gain of nearly 6%.

Nocturaline took us back to Rocktropia Space Station.


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

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