Sunday, February 26, 2012

Second Round of Classes: Bookmarking and D-Scan

Next in our classes we would be covering bookmarking and D-Scan, both vital skills to know and master for surviving in null-sec. These were far more enlightening that the first two training modules. While from a technical perspective it was nothing new, but from a tactical standpoint I learned much.

Now that I’ve completed the classes I’m allowed into null-sec. I begin to plot a course to CL, OUCH’s home in null-sec. I fit out my [[Rifter]] for travel, [[1MN MicroWarpdrive I]], [[Warp Core Stabilizers]], and a [[Prototype Cloaking Device I]]. It’s time to start creating my bookmarks on my way to OUCH’s null-sec home.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

First Round of Classes: Overview and System Settings

Now that I’m in [[corp-km:OUCH]] it’s time to learn. They have a series of training modules that you must complete before you are allowed out in null-sec. There are also restrictions on what we can fly. For each race there is a student fit, a basic second tackler with all Meta 0 modules. The first two modules I will take are “Overview Settings” and “Systems Settings”.

After completing the modules I know a bit more, and have my settings all setup to match the corp. That way we are all looking at the same thing. I really can’t reveal much more as its all private information. I suppose if you want to know more then you should join up and take the classes yourself. The instructors are friendly and helpful, overall a good experience.

Friday, February 24, 2012


One of the major reasons I took a leave of absence from being a capsuleer was that missioning andmining just didn’t hold my interest. What I really wanted was to enter null-sec and fight other capsuleers for dominance of an area. That is what drew me into being a capsuleer in the first place. So, to further these ends I need to get into null-sec. But I have so little experience in combating other capsuleers. The local pirates and missions I’ve been sent on are nothing compared to the skill and cunning of another capsuleer. Every advantage I had over a regular pilot is gone when combating fellow capsuleers.

This means that I began the search for a training corp. After some searching I happened upon the well known EvE-Uni. They looked really good, but had a very long and detailed application process. I continued my search to little avail. Then I remebemered, before I disappeared those long years ago I had just joined a null-sec training corp called OUCH. I checked around and asked my contacts and it turns out that OUCH was still in business. Granted under new leadership, but still successful. Filling out the needed paperwork, which was quite short, I sent in my application to join. Within a day or two I had response…I had been accepted.

My return to New Eden has taken its next step, soon I will be feared.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Level 4’s

I’m back into my [[Drake]], Singing Death. It’s time to run some level 4 missions with a corp mate to make some ISK. First I make the long trek from my home in [[sys:Kino]] down to [[sys:Riavayed]]. We both undock in our Drakes and head off in Amaar space to destroy some low-life Guiristas. Turns out despite our huge skill point difference my Drake had the better tank. While my friend had put around 5million SP into Missile Launcher Operations, I had around 2.5million into Engineering making my shield tanking skills superior. All in all it was a fun introduction back into combat piloting.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I smile to myself as I get off the comm. Turns out I just found an old friend has returned to the life of a capsuleer as well. It’s always nice to have friends around so I agree to join his cooperation, LDD Investments. It’s a high-sec corporation focused on missioning and industry….well technically that’s not correct; the focus is making ISK and lots of it. Missioning just happens to be a good way to accomplish this. This should be a good way to ease myself back into being a capsuleer, to reacquaint myself with the intricacies of piloting into battle.

Monday, February 13, 2012

I have awaken!

“My clone has lain dormant for a very long time. I’m sure everyone has forgotten about me. But alas I awake.

The time has come for New Eden to see that I have teeth.”
I wake in the dark musty clone labs of a Home Guard station in [[sys:Kino]]. Something is wrong. It’s dark and quite. I can’t hear the low study thrum of the clone vats. What has happened? Using what little strength I have I brace my palms against the vat’s lid and push. With the last ounce of strength in my atrophied frame I hear a creek, then a groan and the lid comes free. Sitting up I stare into the darkness and inhale deeply. The air is damp and musty sending me into a coughing fit. Once that has settled down I swing my legs over the edge of the bed and unsteadily make my way to my feet.  On trembling legs I make way to the only light I see, a distant door control. The only glimmer of home I have is that its gentle amber glow means there is still power left to open the door.

I have returned! It turns out some beurecrat though they’d save few ISK and shutdown a few “unused” clone vat bays. Well the engineer in charge of actually throwing the switch was drunk to high heaven off of some Jovian wine and powered down the wrong bay. Apparently I’m one of the few survivors of the incedent. I guess I should count myself lucky. Now that I’m awake its time to pick off where I left off. The screen dims as the conversation is terminated. I’ve just finished telling my … associate … to begin to sell off the stocks of supplies left from before. He too survived the same ordeal as me….what are the odds. Regardless, we are both back and both ready to begin anew. He informed me that most of his buy orders were fullfilled in our absence so we have quite a stock of random things sitting in [[sys:Jita]] just waiting to be sold. This is good as our coffers will need some padding. Now to finish planning my return.