Shout Outs

Last night while mining I received an Eve mail from a gentleman named Thrakkar. I was not terribly involved in my mining so I opened up a convo with him. Turns out he runs the blog over at EVE RAEG. A great read by the way. He mentioned he ran across my blog, so I wanted to say thank you for reading. We chatted for a while about w-space and my upcoming adventure. He offered me some great advice and well wishes. Then this morning when I logged on I got an Eve mail from another fine gentleman named Pluripotent, who also has a fantastic blog over at Splatus. Their alliance seems to really have their stuff together, and makes me even more excited about my w-space ambitions. Although they brought up a good point as far as logistics goes, it’s not gonna be easy getting setup initially. Thank you again guys for the nice chat, and if we ever cross paths in w-space, PLEASE DON’T KILL ME!!! Oh and New Eden Notes is another great blog.

If anyone who reads my blog wishes to open up a convo with me please feel free. I don’t have a CSPA charge by the way :-). If you wish to offer advice, experience, or even to just have a chat, please don’t hesitate. I should warn you that I have been getting wife aggro a lot lately. In fact I think that might become a thorn in my side when in w-space. I remember from my previous wormhole residency that you can’t just go afk for a few minutes randomly without having to drop everything and safe up. I don’t know for sure, but I believe wives can smell fun…much like animals can smell fear. When my wife smells that I’m having even a hint of a good time, she must pounce on it immediately and kill it. I know Klandaxor (the guy who bought my stuff that was trapped in 0.0) had some family aggro during our transaction. Anyone else ever get that from the family? I don’t think my wife knows I do a blog (she would really give me a hard time about being a super nerd), but if she ever comes across it…Honey I love you and think you are so beautiful and I’m such a lucky guy… one could argue that I’m an overachiever if you look at me then look at you, and I meant that fun killer thing in a nice way.

I finally finished the training for my alts in PI, scan and cloaking. It felt really good to get back to training on my main for the first time in over a month. I could’ve finished some nice level 5 skills in that time…oh well. I think I have decided what my PVE ship of choice will be in the wormhole. I really wanted to stick to T1 hulls because I have a really hard time with the idea of losing my Proteus, and we all know ships will be lost. I want to be able to replace them without having to leave the hole. I bought a 15 run BPC of my preferred battlecruiser, and I will be anchoring a ship assembly array. I do plan to do some mining when everything else dries up (providing there are grav sites at that time), so I also will be bringing in a refining array. I’m not terribly bothered by the wastage factor of the mobile refining arrays. My main concern is keeping my home system secure and “locked down” for as long as possible. If I don’t see another player on d-scan or on grid for a year, than I did a good job. I can’t control the k162’s from other w-space systems coming into my system, but I can do my part to keep my system secured. I have to buy a PLEX this week, so I might be delaying the purchase of a wormhole from the sell orders. Or I might find one scanning around, which is how I intend to spend some time over the next week.

The important thing for me is that I’m at the point where I’m pretty much ready. I have to buy a few more POS mods, and get everything packed up into as few ships as possible, but I’ve reached the skill plan goals for my alts to get me through the threshold of solo w-space living. Stay tuned for more progress probably next Sunday, as I start my long week at work tomorrow :-(. Only 19 more years to retirement!

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6 responses to “Shout Outs

  1. Thanks for the three new blogs to follow.

    Is there any particular reason you are moving into WH space solo? SynCaine, a fellow blogger, just took INQ-E into a C2 and they’re probably looking for more members as it sounds like they need to move on to a more active hole. Just a thought.

    • Thanks for the read! I’m still trying to figure out how to add a blog roll to my site of blogs I follow, which are pretty much Eve related.
      As far as solo w-space is concerned, it’s something I felt I needed to try. I was burnt out on the grind I’ve been doing for a while, and on Eve in general. I felt I needed a big change to get thing moving again. I tried nullsec again because I really enjoyed it the first time I did it, but it really wasn’t the same. I thought about solo deep space exploration, but didn’t. I think I was inspired for solo w-space living from a blog (can’t be sure though), and I started coming up with the ways I wanted to do it. PI was a priority so I trained up my Alts on this account to each use 6 planets, basic scan and cloak skills.
      I am fairly confident that things probably will go horribly wrong because there’s so much to w-space living, but I’m already committed. I would definitely be interested in an established w-space corp after this project for the record.

  2. Thanks for the kudos mate, great blog and great project to try out. A few months ago, we met someone who squatted alone in C5s and ran their sites with a team of Orcas holding ships and many Tengu alts running sites. It takes a a lot of skill and guts to pull something like that off, so respect for you trying to build up your own WH.

    It all depends, I assume why you play the game. I personally play the game to hang out with friends and build a community in our corp and alliance (shoutout to Lost in EVE Alliance!) and being in a WH is already pretty claustrophobic. Being there alone would drive me nuts. But that is a personal preference. EVE is great in the way that it lets you define your own path.

    Whether your experiment fails or succeeds – we will be looking forward your updates. Talk to me anytime if you need want to chat about WHs.

    Fly dangerously!

  3. Splatus pointed me at your blog. Thankfully you don’t have too many posts yet so I got all caught up. I’m looking forward to reading more about your solo adventure into wormhole space and I hope it works out for you.

    While I can’t promise we won’t shoot at you in the off-chance our paths do cross, feel free to hit any of us up for advice whenever you want.

    Oh, and thanks for having a link to my blog.

  4. I really like the idea of an internet spaceship.

    I’ve never played Eve, but I can imagine it is just as time consuming as any MMORPG game out there. The only reason you are getting wife aggro is because your wife likes you 😀 Which is a good thing!

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