Hello readers (if I have any left), my apologies for the lack of posting over the last few weeks/months. It was not my intention to leave it this long without giving you something to read.
Since my last post things have been much the same (hence the lack of posting), I’m still getting some kills and even spent some time in lowsec. The Black Rebels now have Chapters so I’ve moved away from Hek/Auner area and I’m looking for a new home in Caldari space. To be honest I will probably stay available for what is currently a period of ongoing war’s with various different Corps/Alliances some of which are in High Sec (i.e. no negative ten sec status for me yet).
A few weeks ago the Rebels took a small gang around Auner, this was the first time I’ve flown with some of the Rebels and as most of my time is spent Solo it made a nice change. I was in my shiny new armour Cane providing DPS and a big target while the rest of the Rebels were in smaller ships. We ended up killing a Raven (running a mission in low sec.. that’s what d-scan is for), and as a claim to fame (well sort of) I managed to get the final blow on Lady Shaniqua \o/.
She wasn’t too pleased about being “ganked” and come back in a Loki looking for us, but before we could all die under her guns we went after a Battleship (yes it was bait) in a belt and then got blobbed, my Cane died a hero’s death though and managed to kill a Rifter and Rupture before exploding..
Skill training wise I am finishing off what I class as the last of the Core support skills to minimize capacitor/CPU/Powergrid and maximize Tank before topping up some more Gunnery and Missile skills. To be honest I will still fly the “smaller” ships because I enjoy it more than tanking around an a big ass hull. Plus I still have some ships I want to fly and all these wars give me plenty of opportunity to try them out. I did lose a Manticore the other day in 0.0 space on a quick visit, I was about 15KM off the gate when a Dramiel uncloaked me and made short work of my bomber. I will be back though as I want to practice some bombing runs.. I might even head back into WH space in search of some PVP action..
The Black Rebels are also recruiting currently, so if you fancy some small gang PVP and want a awesome bunch of people to fly with (some of the best pilots I’ve ever flown with in Eve), then drop by our in-game public channel The Autocannon or pay a visit to our recruitment thread.
So that’s about it for today, sorry again for the lack of posting I will do my best to improve.. I would also like to say Thank You to all my readers.. I know it may seem strange but because of you guys and the other Bloggers out there I enjoy telling stories of my Eve life, in fact since starting this blog I’ve started another blog about my other passion in life (well not including my awesome girlfriend and family of course) which is all things IT related..
This is totally a none Eve blog so if you are interested (and there isn’t much there yet) please feel free to visit The IT Geek Chronicles. I would ask though if you want to comment etc please use a non Eve account (I want to keep them separate).. oh and Rixx if you are reading this, let me know what you think to my blog banner on that site..
So it’s been a while since I posted last, not because I’ve stopped playing Eve just more because I haven’t got anything “interesting” to write about. I’m still floating around Hek picking fights and overall it’s been a case of winning more than I’ve lost (which is always nice).
I’ve been in the Black Rebel Rifter Club for over 3 months now, which for me is a long time to stay in a PVP corp. Not because I am a serial corp hopper, just because usually I either lose interest in PVP or die and get bored. The Rebel’s are a cool bunch to fly with, each with their own style and although we are often spread out across the universe it’s still nice to know a good bunch of pilots have your back. We also have a large number of bloggers in the corp. You can find the RSS feed for them all HERE
This post is a mostly a review of my PVP career in the Rebels, I’m not a great one for posting how awesome I am at killing ships but I am proud of my stats so far (mostly because I’m still new to PVP and I fly solo 100% of the time).
So here for your enjoyment are my R1FTA Killboard Stats:
Real kills: 43
Damage done (ISK): 0.28B
Damage received (ISK): 0.09B
Chance of enemy survival: 21.82%
Pilot Efficiency (ISK): 76.05%
Ships & Weapons Used:
Rifter 42 Kills
Wolf 4 Kills
Hookbill 1 Kill
150mm Light AutoCannon II 29 kills
200mm AutoCannon II 14 Kills
Caldari Navy Foxfire Rocket 1 Kill
Make of this what you like, but I’m pleased with my progress so far, a lot of my kills are against bigger ship classes so that’s a good thing right??
Fly it like you want
So I’ve been a bit quiet the last few weeks, other than publishing my PDF version of my looting and flipping guide that’s been about it. To be honest I’ve reached a bit of a “bleh” moment in Eve. Can flipping and looting wrecks has reached the point where it’s more work than I want and the fights aren’t always “fair”.
I’ve been waiting for some courier contracts to be completed (thanks Red Frog Freight) in order to get my gear into low sec, now all I need is to fly some ships into my new home and then get my mass of modules and ships moved. It means reducing the number of some ships I will be taking but nothing major.
My last couple of outings in Eve have been a bit FAIL, for a couple of reasons. The other night I undocked in my Rifter and after 10 minutes hunting around Hek decided to head back to Arnon (yes I was that bored), on arriving in Arnon I was surprised how quiet it was so decided to head into low sec next door.. Again nothing worth engaging so I decided to have a fly around the area and see what happens.
I randomly chose systems and made some new safes in a couple of locations, I was just about to log for the night when I landed in one system and warped to the station. On arrival at the station I saw a hauler slow boating out of the station and warping off to customs office. I decided for an easy kill and followed, I landed just before the hauler locked him, point, web and started to unload hot rounds of RF ammo into him.. Awesome I thought he’s going down quick.. well not as quick as me when Concord landed and blasted the shit out of me.. Yes yes I was in a 0.6 system and hadn’t thought to check before being a wannabe pirate.
The next day I reshipped in a shiney new Hawk assault frigate, first fail of the day, rocket/shield fit. Second fail of the day engaging a cane in Hek, that wiped me out in seconds. Now I have half decent shield skills and thought I had a decent fit but it made me realise that when it comes to shield fit ships I need a lot more practice flying them so I will stick with armour for now.
2 stupid encounters in 2 days, does it bother me, no not really I think it’s just a side effect of living in high sec for so long, you tend to lose a part of your common sense and forget that fights need planning and attention should be paid to your surroundings at all time.
Oh well, off to low sec I go, I’ve been putting it off for too long.
Fly crazy (but be smart).
So I know I’m a bit behind with this, but I’m on another batch of medication and in my drug fueled haze I’ve finally finished the PDF version of my Guide to Looting & Flipping. Now I admit I’m no guru with graphics so apologies if it doesn’t look like a fine polished piece of work but I’ve done my best.
You can download the guide HERE
This is just a quick post to say I’m still around, just not really “with it” at the minute. The last 4 weeks I’ve been ill and after 6 trips to the doctors, 2 lots of blood tests and 4 different lots of medication I think I’m finally on the road to recovery.
I have been in-game during this time and even managed to get a few kills but my focus hasn’t really been there and I’ve been sleeping a lot. A lot of my in-game time has been spent moving stuff around on my other toons and getting my indy alt settled into his new WH home.
The guide I published a copy of weeks ago is nearly finished in PDF format, just a title to put on it and then i will publish it on this blog for those that are interested.
I posted a week or so again about being unsure about going -10. Well I’ve finally decided to go for it, I will move my stuff into my new low sec home this weekend and then once I’m back to 100% health I will see how long it takes to get -10 (and the all important flashy red). I’ve kinda worked out a skill plan for the next few weeks that will help me with the ships I fly currently and let me get into some new ones. After that it’s back to the support skills I need to max out to make my frigates even more powerful…
I would like to thank everyone for all the positive feedback and comments since I published my Guide to Looting and Flipping. Over the next week or so I will publish the guide as a 1 page PDF (available for download) and if my geek skills are up to it as a in-game browser compatible web page. I’m not sure if this will be a benefit but it might help some newer players access my guide without having to visit my blog.
Yesterday was my RL birthday (no Eve related presents for me though) so I didn’t get any Eve time in and I was busy over the weekend as well so not much happening. I’m currently work on a new Loki fitting so I can make us of that for some more high sec fun and mischief and to my shame (don’t tell the Black Rebels) I’ve been running some level 4′s to get my sec status back up past -2.0 so I can move more freely around empire space.
Oh my social experiment for creating my own blog related in-game channel so far has only one other visitor (you know who you are), so thank you and hopefully might see some more of you in there at some point.
I’ve decided to try a bit of a social experiment, now I’m not claiming blog fame or some kind of celebrity status it’s more an experiment for myself.
I’ve created an in-game channel called “Durzo Chronicles”, basically if you read my blog and are bored at anytime feel free to join the channel and say hi (as long as I’m online), if I’m not about please feel free to hang around and see who else might turn up. There isn’t really a point to this other than one more channel you can join and you never know who will might meet.
That’s it for today, fly it like you are being chased.
This is just a quick update post with a more “interesting” one later on in the week.
My PC is now back up and working and I’ve managed to get back into the swing of things again. I managed a few kills on Saturday as well as one lose (1v1 PVP is never a bad thing) and one fight that ended with my opponent self destructing his ship. To be honest it was an awesome fight, myself in a Rifter he was in a Celetis, once I managed to kill his drones off it was a long fight which ended with us both in structure before he blew himself up. Don’t see the point in that to be honest but each to their own I guess.
I’ve also learnt not to underestimate my opponents, I looted the wreck of a month old toon in a Vexor only for him to slaughter me with T2 drones and Neut’s, had a nice chat with him afterwards and looking at this killboard, he’s done a lot of baiting in that thing.. Loses like that never bother me, I think it’s all part of the learning curve and it helps me develop.
Arnon is getting boring now though to be honest, so preparations are underway to find a new home, I’ve decided to take a different route for a while, I’m going to spend a lot more time in all things cloaky, I have a Hound and a cloaky loki already for some solo WH PVP where I will dive into WH’s from high sec and see what I can kill.. (and not sleepers). I tested both out yesterday but the C1 I found only had 1 tower which was abandoned and no targets to hunt. I’m hoping this will improve both my scanning and d-scan skills as you need both in a WH.
In an effort to make more of this blog and give my readers something new I will be writing my first Eve related guide. “Durzo’s Guide to looting & flipping”. This will be my thoughts, tips and suggestions on how to annoy people into fighting you in highsec. I appreciate there might be similar guides already but this one is mine. A couple of Black Rebel’s are expressed an interest in this so hopefully it will be of use to some people.
That’s all for now.. fly safe and remember to jet can mine as much as you want..