Monday, December 15, 2014

Catching Up

 The Christmas shopping was mostly done and I only had some wrapping to do, so this past weekend I pulled on some fuzzy socks, and spent some quality time in the wonderful virtual world of internet spaceships.

Now, I'm sure many are wondering what happened with the last post. Did I give the dude back his ISK, or not?

And the answer is, that no I did not give back the ISK.

The 'advice' I was given was pretty much 50/50. Some were quite emphatic that I should definitely not give the guy back his ISK. While many others said I should be a nice girl and give the guy a break. 

Maybe I'm not nice. Maybe, I really am a dirty, rotten, evil pirate after all. However, I decided that if I was going to be giving away ISK --no matter how it was acquired --it would be going to corpmates and not strangers.

If it had been a friend, or even someone I knew relatively well, I'd have probably given it back. But it was someone I didn't know. And thus, my corpmates can rejoice in the shiny new guardians that now grace our corp hangar.

End of story.

Over the weekend, I hit the milestone of acquiring my 8,000th kill on eve-kill.  Now, I'm not really the type to take a whole lot of stock in killboard stats. You can only learn so much about a person or a fight through those kinds of statistics.

However, killboard milestones DO make very good excuses for buying yourself more shiny things. And so, for my 8,000th kill, I think I may buy myself another shiny ship. I'm still deciding on which one....maybe one of those amarr destroyer thingies?

The new alliance is going well. For the first time in a very long time I feel like there are things I can learn --and even ships that I can train better skills for. I'm working on some capital skills, and will hopefully be adding some new caps to my inventory of shiny ships over the next few months.

Learning new styles of pvp is always the hardest part of joining a new group. I find that I have to be very careful about listening and paying attention when I'm in Snuff fleets. It's not like an IFW fleet where I practically know what to do without anyone actually saying it aloud. (Actually, I'm occasionally ADD in fleets, but I'd rather think of myself as 'proactive' than scatter brained...)

Not to mention that even though we all speak English, there's occasionally enough of an accent from our Europeans where I occasionally misunderstand things.

For example, in last night's fleet I could have sworn that Donnie kept telling us to 'warp to the Dalmatians.' I had no clue what he was talking about, so just kept following everyone else like a good little lemming. 

Finally, I couldn't stand it anymore and I asked a corpmate what he was saying. Apparently, he was talking about fleet warping with our Damnation pilots who would otherwise be warping faster than us.

"Sorry, Susan. CCP have not yet implemented puppies in this game."


Anyway, right now I'm trying to learn all the Snuff ways and not get anyone killed through any stupidity of my own.

I will say that there's nothing better to break a daydream than a stern, British voice loudly saying your name on coms in the midst of a very large, quiet fleet.

It's just that I was looking at the pretty Erebus...and mentally calculating what it would take for me to buy a super cap of my own....maybe a Nyx? Those 1,500 Firetails  could be sold, as well as pretty much the entire remains of the Huola market now that Huola has been abandoned...

hmm....I wonder how much stuff I actually still have in Huola. Maybe we could find a wormhole like we did last weekend to move a few things.

...wormholes...I really need to go take a look at Thera one of these days. I wonder how I'd get there....I bet there are interceptor maybe?

Why is everyone disappearing?  Is fleet over? 


Ohhhh crap.

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya. Moved back to my old corp after the Minmatar fw effort withdrew. They've relocated to low sec after an increasingly oppressive tenure in null sec under RIM. A breath of fresh air to say the least for one and all. My short time in the Periphery was a good one with great mates, but it's good to be back home. Nothing like German-accented english on comms too.

    -Xavi Bastanold