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Space Skilling Saturday 64 (The Usual Suspects)

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1755 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads Alarm set for 15:26

Starting ahead of time seems to be becoming a bit of a trend, I am impressed by the eagerness of the Sleepyheads. Before leaving I acquired a new RK-5 from Nocturaline (thank you) and having noticed that Yoghurt was not on-line asked about her Soc. mate, Nocturaline could tell me no more than that he was not on-line. I did keep an eye on my FL but he did not appear.

After summoning Wolta from the surface of Rocktropia I took us out toward the hunting grounds whilst Wolta purchased RKs from Nocturaline.

I picked up one Horror while approaching the zone but once in it I found the distribution very sparse and it took a long time time for me to build a decent stack, I had tried various z values and found the most to be at about – 200 but even these were thinly spread. By the time I had a decent stack I was getting next to no skills however as engineering had not had much opportunity to skill I continued with them taking considerable damage while looking for a location with a few I could pick up speedily. Once found I visited the turret and destroyed those I had in tow before beginning the process again. At the end of my session I visited the turret for a second time before handing over to Nocturaline. I had not managed to gain many skills nor kill many Cosmic Horrors.

Initially Nocturaline reported having more luck finding the beasts than I did but towards the end of her hour that changed and she was scrabbling around trying to find enough to cause a decent amount of damage. During his hour I was called to the turrets 3 times and selected the Bottom Rear Left, the Top Rear and the Top Front Left with none of them providing much loot.

Wolta took the last hour, I did not notice an increase in activity in Engineering so I suspect that she also had some difficulty finding Horrors, again I had 3 sessions in the turrets this time the Bottom Rear Right, the Top Front and the Top Front Right. It was during the first of these that I got the best loot of the evening with a value of about 24 PED. There was a significance to the time used in the team name that only Wolta would have noticed but she did not.

Tonight’s entertainment was for Nocturaline “In death it ends”, for Wolta “Christine and the Queens” plus some Brittany music and for myself a “Mike and Mike” and a “Cthulhu” podcast.

I have noticed that I do not provide very good reports of Nocturaline’s and Wolta’s sessions at the helm, I will need some kind of report from them in order to do so as all I can give is an impression formed from how busy I am in Engineering. I shall endeavour to ask them for a report at the end of their sessions in future.


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Space Skilling Saturday 63 (A present for pilots)

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1900 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil, Yoghurt and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads very, very Sleepyhea…

We were all ready early, maybe we are practising for next week, with the clocks going forward in a few hours time we will need all the practice we can get. I had offered Yoghurt a turn at the helm and he had accepted so we planned for 45 minute sessions with Nocturaline taking the second stint so that she could provide a little training for Yoghurt. I also gave the pilots a present, this week I would only be using the front gun.

Wolta took the first 45 minutes, it took a little while to build up a stack, it seems things have changed in the Rocktropia training grounds and the Cosmic Horrors are not so plentiful as they were a few weeks ago. My first session at the guns was quite good with a little over 50 PED of loot, my second was not so good, after which Wolta surrendered the helm to Nocturaline as planned. At this point Yoghurt announces he will not be piloting today as he wants to focus on maxing the RK-5. We decided to continue with Nocturaline at the helm and let Wolta have her 15 minutes make up time after.

Nocturaline reported a lack of Horrors and had to move location to pick some up. Plenty of damage was being taken though so there was good repair skills to be gained. I had 3 sessions at the guns, the 1st was quite poor, the 2nd included a single loot of about 18 PED and the 3rd 2 loots around the 20 PED mark.

After an hour Nocturaline offered Wolta the seat for her make up time but Wolta declined so we split the difference and after about 7 minutes I took the helm.

Once I had killed off the group Nocturaline had collected there were no more Horrors and I had to travel a surprisingly long way to find just one, there is definitely a theme here. After moving quite a long way I found a sparsely populated area and roamed there collecting a stack. I used the upper side guns as they are closer to the pilot seat and on my 3rd visit managed a couple of loots around the 10 PED mark. After my time I headed back to Rocktropia Space Station stopping to kill off 3 more on the way.

Skills were not too bad considering the low number of Horrors, maybe once they stop making little updates each week it will improve.


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

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