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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 98 (reduced crew)

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

Earlier in the day I increased the ships S.I. a little, with the crew doing this over the past few weeks it seems only right I should contribute.

Nocturaline and Phil are late (2 weeks in a row), Wolta and I wait until Wolta remembers that they are helping a friend, having been told this I also remember. Neither of us can recall what would be happening with a start time, so at 1915 we leave the station with Wolta at the helm.

The first hour is Wolta’s, we are not sure of how many Cosmic Horrors to annoy as while I shoot there will be no repair, we start with getting just 5. When the time came Wolta reminded me to take a loot pill, I forget every week! 5 proved to be easy so we try for 10 next time. This was not necessary as Kahlan joined us at about 1940, Nocturaline at about 1945 and Phil at 1950. Now we don’t need to worry about the Number of Horrors. I give Wolta extra time at the helm to make up for 30 minutes of only me at the helm, during which time she reports that Kronan steals her mobs. Wolta reports “Not many mobs but skill was good and I hear Pink Floyd, I really like them”

I have the next hour, surprisingly there are enough mobs and I manage to get a stack of more than 25 Horrors, there is plenty of damage being taken and the ship starts smoking several times. I see Varyag a few times whilst building the stack but we manoeuvre to avoid each other. Killing so big a stack can be difficult and I have to ask Engineering to change the repair point they are concentrating on twice. During the killing spree we manage a global which is always good. It took most of my hour to build and drain that stack but still managed a decent sized second stack which I polished off almost exactly at the 60 minute point. The skill gains seemed good and the loot was OK too.

Nocturaline had the third hour and soon had a decent amount of Horrors attacking us. I remember to take a look pill before entering a turret for the first time in Nocturaline’s session. At about 40 minutes in Nocturaline spots Kronan. Nocturaline was trying to gain level 22 Captain and was close to doing this so we extend her session by a few minutes so she can complete this. Once done I kill quite a large stack, getting one decent loot before Nocturaline returns us to the station.

This weeks loss was just 58 PED, which was a return 80%, a good week and not just because of the hunt, this session flew by.

From the desk of
Chela Bias.

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 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.

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