Friday, 17 February 2012

how to deal with botters

my corp mate has come up with a nice way to deal with botters in high sec. not anything new or for that matter nice... just go a blow them up, i assure you it eats in to there profit

good lord 'perun' is on a rampage 
but you can see how effective a single thorax can be
he has even got some juicy pods

my corp yesterday did the same thing but with more numbers and cheaper ships

I'm sure that some of them "macks" are botters, some possible not but this is a lesson to pilots in eve online "you are never fully safe anywhere", my tips are:
#1 - always be watchful
#2 - never go afk in space
#3 - always fit your ship for combat (a hulk can be fit take more damage than these ones where)
#4 - if you dont know them assume they are there to kill you
#5 - never fly alone if you can help it, lone botters die, lone miners die, lone pilots die. anyone in eve who is successfully is so because they have Friends, even a solo pvper will have Friends in some place

i live in 0.0 everyone that is not blue is there to kill me (and have done for the last 4 years)
when i do go to high sec (which is rare and happens less often) i assume just the same and take the same steps i would in 0.0 to stay alive

we are not greifing you, we are teaching you the harsh lessons about this game

look at all the missles!

till next time
fly sideways

Thursday, 16 February 2012

tengu's ahoy

ok so yer lots of blogs this week
i cant help myself

today seems i go along to a CTA in my ares (trusty little ceptor it is), its a tengu fleet (yer i know I'm in the wrong ship but everyone needs ceptors and i always do my part), as such i get such a nice lot of screens i have to share them so here we go...

apart from the fun i had flying my ceptor around it was not a very fun fleet to be in, there was a battle but it was very short and only got a hand full of kills... at least we did not lose and i have fun with the ceptor

in other news (or at the same time i was away orbiting tengus at over 5000m/s) my corp went out on a roam in destroyers to gank hulks in high sec... they killed 3 then called it a night. 3 hulks for what was about 9 destroyers between them (and they got to loot the Field) not bad and a bit of fun. always teaching the lesson in eve, watch out you are never safe no matter where you are. high sec is not safe space it is just space where after someone has killed you they will get poped themselves... 

till next time
fly sideways

days when everything goes wrong

some days in eve
everything can seem like its not going your way

1st my corp lose 2 dreads while trying to destory a small POS, they got ganked by more dreads and a nyx.
then the roam we took out out ganked by a gang twice our size... lessons learnt
then i have to sell my customs office to some stupid people because they want to charge 10% to everyone inc. their own alliance (i told them they are crazy and ownt earn any money or make any freinds (most likey be told to set it back again)) but anyway i sold it and now i need to move my PI somewhere else (im not paying 10% tax)

but good thing is, the dreads shruged off the loss and going to keep going
we will roam today and make up for any misstakes
and i will move my PI to somewhere which is easyer for me to manage

quick update on how eve can throw that curve ball at you. just bonce back again

till next time
fly sideways

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

the low sec gate camp thing...

not much been going on in null at the moment (at least not where we live), thats always the sign to go somewhere else and have a bit of fun.
so we roam Providence a bit, it nice to see my old home back up and working again even if i am the one going around killing people in it this time round, but honastly i belive i am teach lessons and looking for good fights, provi has always used to be the place where people go to learn about 0.0. now that it seems its back to that i am more than happy to lend a helping hand in teach people about loss...

ma cane and tempest :D

we also been camping avair, avair is the 1st system in a dead end low sec pokect, sitting on the ebo gate and waiting for targets is how we are currenty passing out time out of fleets (when we dont have anything else to do in other words), it is painful at times then all of a sudden then it can get very frantic and fun... low sec for ya...

nice shot i think

got a tempest for my alt :D nice ship if you want a BS that can move and do some nice damage (next i guess will be the teir 3 BC the tornado), also spent about 500mil isk on skillbooks i can now fly every sub-cap in the game (with zama) then every mini ship with zarca (my alt) :D

hummm it looks so 3D
anyway till next time
fly sideways

Monday, 6 February 2012

my little muse about EVE online

i find myself ask this question often "why do i play eve online". then find out that the question i ask (mainly to myself) is very long and complex. (much like the game)...

last year i introduced two Friends to EVE online, both of which play a lot of games and a lot of MMO's (lots of titles i never heard of before), one lasted for a month had some fun and then got board, they other 2 months had some fun made a tone of money and then quit give it all to me (i was not complaining). i ended up asking myself that same question (in a different way) "why did they not like eve online". well its quite simple really, they never play any game for longer than a week they always like the new and get board VERY fast, the fact eve online kept them playing over a month is impressive. this year i asked them why they left they said "takes too long to get anywhere", hell i agree with them Hench one of the reasons i like eve so much, you have to invest real effort and time in to the game and it rewards you for it, but its not just a game which you can play to get to the top right away, effort and time both are needed.

they are now playing new star wars MMO and have made it to the top level in under a month (an example of how much they play), i am very happy you cant do this in eve, after 4 years of play i would be very annoyed if someone who is 1 year in to the game comes along and is telling me what to do... mind you sometimes that happens but sometimes they deserve it because they are good at it. Hench another reason i like eve... you don't need skill points to be good at eve, you need to understand the game and be good at flying around controling the space (and people) around you.  

eve is complex on many levels and there is a lot of reasons i like to play the game. i could type for ages about why i like this and that, but they all come down to the same two reasons in my mind... i like eve because you have to invest time, knowledge and effort, these investments are not hardships just you cant just walk in and own everything from the start you have to think about what you are doing, also i like eve because you need skill to play it, not skill points, not ship class, you can win a fight* or earn money in ANY ship (and you are a fool if you believe otherwise) with any amount of money or skill points, if you know how to play the game you can win but eve is so complex that from day to day how to play the game might change (and it does)

so there you go eve is not for everyone (really it is not for a lot of people) but the few that it is worth playing for get an awful lot out of it
i guess i like the games where you sit back and take you time (Hench i also like "X" games and Sims like "sins of a solar empire" or "civ" games, funny how they are mostly Si-fi games...)

so anyway enjoy the pics
and fly upside down with style

*when i say fight i mean any fight battle of market, battle for your ship, fleet combat, solo fighting... all you need is the power (skill) to pick who and how you fight, if you get both of them you will always win versus anything

From South to North Then back South again

Read about addicted Eve player and his Renewed ramblings in the South of eve, PvPing mostly but never one to stay away from a challenge, I'm sure you will find something i blog about that makes you smile.

please feel free to comment back
and i hope you enjoy reading my ramblings in space

my spelling and grammar is very poor, so i apologize and if there is anything you cant read say and i will try to correct it

fly safe
zama 118

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