TigeRPaw had expressed an interest in Space Skilling, some time ago she did warp the ship see Warps: Rocktropia – Crystal Palace – Next Island so is not a complete novice however this was about two and a half years ago.
We took my Quad from the surface of Calypso to the Space Station and then onto Crystal Palace where from the Hanger we TP’d aboard, the ship being positioned too close to the asteroid to permit a direct transfer from the Quad.
From here TigeRPaw piloted the ship from dock to the Training Grounds while listening to my very basic instructions, once Horrors were spotted I stayed in a turret while she collected the first two before going to the repair stations. TigeRPaw collect five in total and once there were no more skills to be had was talked through positioning the ship ready for them to be killed, which was done successfully.
TigeRPaw repeated this without any further instruction, there was a hiccup in that I took a phone call that I could not hurry and we ended up with a little more than five Horrors and a ship very close to blowing from either repair point but we managed it. Unfortunately this did take quite a lot of time during which TigeRPaw gained no skills but some experience.
We went through the process a third time, this time eight Horrors were collected, drained and killed. After repairs I took the ship back to Crystal Palace while TigeRPaw was in Engineering and later in a turret.
The whole session lasted about one and three quarter hours and even resulted in a small profit. At Crystal Palace we went our separate ways. TigeRPaw may join us for Space Skilling Saturday once in a while.
Earlier in the day Lizzy had taken us to Crystal Palace Sub-Warp and after I had headed out toward Sayah Space again at Sub-Warp but had logged part way there. I logged back in in time to get to Sayah Space where I was met by Nocturaline and Wolta arriving in their Equus’ (Equusi?), Phil was already aboard (he still has not cleaned up).
Location:- Sayah Space.
Time:- 1750 MA.
Present:- Nocturaline, Phil, Wolta and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads myth of a Space Hof
I was already in the seat so I took the first shift. The skill gains seemed a bit low to me and the Cosmic Horrors were a bit thinly spaced but I managed to get some decent stacks for the first 3 visits to the guns and in each of those visits managed at least one loot of about 13 PED. The fourth visit was after not very much time so the stack was small but I still managed one loot of about 5 PED. Not a bad session.
Wolta took the 2nd shift, I forgot to start the clock but fortunately Wolta had made a note. Wolta reported good skill gains and we were quite busy in Engineering too. Wolta did suffer from a disconnect and there was a point were everything hung for all of us except Phil. Best loots were 23 PED during the first visit, 13 PED during the second and 10 PED during the fourth. So far loot had been significantly better than usual and I was feeling pretty happy.
Nocturaline took the final stint in the chair, she also found the skill gains to be decent and Engineering was busy again. Best loots were 2 globals of 89 and 94 PED respectively on the third visit, there was only about 50 seconds between them. Afterwards, Nocturaline took us back to Monria where we disembarked.
Made a profit this week of 97 PED which is a return of 128 %, feeling very happy about this.
I was unsure where to go, we had to be close to an hunting zone for Space Skilling Saturday, it is only Thursday but I will have so little time tomorrow night. My choices were Calypso or Arkadia, Wolta had logged on the ship and Nocturaline had already gone to Arkadia so I figured Arkadia was the place to be.
It was about 20 minutes before I reached Arkadia that Nocturaline reminded me she would not be able to attend this week’s Space Skilling Saturday, my memory, Doh! I continued on and docked at Arkadia before logging.
The journey was without incident, I did not see another active ship.