Day 7 & 8

This post covers my weekend, so it will be a little on the large side, TLDR is at the bottom.

Day 7

So welcome to my weekend, day 6 didn’t happen as I had other real-life events to attend to, it was a Friday night after all. All my training was pre-scheduled to last until the weekend anyhow.

Last time I left off I had just returned from Null with my spoils 🙂 to the tune of 120m or so once sold. Now that’s what I like to see. Now regards the ship I want to do a little switcharoo with the rigs, dropping the scanning rigs and fitting relic/data ones instead. Sure it will take me a little longer to scan down the sites, but IN the sites is where the money is made and lost, and I’m popping and losing quite a few containers.

So with my ship newly refitted, and some new implants in my head to the tune of 20 million (hey I can afford it) to increase the speed I learn the skills I need, I head back into null.

Net worth ≈ 160m

Things are a little slow going as the systems are mostly devoid of exploration sites, but with enough dedication I keep going and amass a cargo haul approaching 130m, this is going great, its taking its time, but it appears to be a solid income. I do the usual of finding a wormhole home, and scan my way back towards High sec…….

Net worth ≈ 300m          *half a plex, joy,joy, happy, happy.*

Instead of popping out into High sec, I find a lowsec exit 7 jumps from a Trade hub, and 4 jumps until High Sec. 1 jump later I hit a quiet system with LOTS of Signatures to scan down, OH BOY OH BOY, my lucky day so I settle into my usual routine, jump to a planet @ 100km burn away from it, start scanning. Yay a data sight, I continue scanning until I’ve scanned all 8, boo a combat site, yay a relic sight, BOOM what the hell was that… erm erm ship gone… erm erm warp to nearest gate , phew I got away.

Net worth ≈ 120m      *sad face*

I had a little chat with the guy/girl that popped my ship, they were flying a Insta-locking Loki, and my frail old ship was no match, he is 100m richer, I’m considerably poorer. Basically I had made it much too easy for him to find me, I stayed too long, and I wasnt paying enough attention, lesson learned.

Ok, new ship time, dammit Magnate at normal price is 5 jumps away, meh I’ll just take this Sarum Magnate, at 3 times the price instead, cos its shiny 🙂 (Hey I can still afford a few luxuries). Now I’d like to point out at this point I fit 2 Warp stabilzers to my ship, so that the would need a at least 3 points of warp scram to stop me warping( Scram x2, or Scram + disruptor). I then head back into WH Space to get back to Null and earning my living, cue the ominous music.

Net worth ≈ 100m *Grumpy Face*

What happened you might ask… weeeellll I was scanning my way back through to null, jump into a wormhole and then another, quite a relaxing trip actually, doing a little sight seeing….. erm Whats an Archon? oh its a big sodding ship that hurts things…. ok shhh I’m not here, erm whats a Moros, dont worry thats just a Dreadnought… erm ok! I had only seen these things on d-scan, but I was suitably concerned. Ok lets get out of here sharpish in case they are active. Ok scanned down a wormhole, jumping. Wait wait! there are people at this one, a Buzzard and a damn Loki. Ok calm down I got this, jump to planet xyz, Frigate has me locked by now. Erm computer I said jump to planet xyz, computer:“I’m sorry you appear to be warp scrambled”, “hey computer I fitted these damn warp scrams for a reason”, computer:“I’m sorry, they are no match for my systems, Good Bye”, And then the ship explodes… hmm I’m in WH space with no idea where to go. “YOU MAY TAKE MY SHIP, BUT YOU’LL NEVER TAKE MY…..”. (I chatted the pilot of the buzzard, he had no less than SIX points of warpscram on me)

You awake in a new clone. Ship gone, implants gone, hmm maybe I should have gone to bed earlier…..

Day 8

*Shakes fist at PvP players everywhere*  I will not be stopped I will get my plex!!!

I take my time fitting out the ship, make the jumps for the good deal on the large price tag items, fully fitted its about 7million. I lost the implants, so I pop a couple more back in. And then head out on the lonely road to Null (Or at least the road less travelled) I also completely sell up all of my other assets, save the Rigged Coercer, I dont expect I’ll be doing combat missions anytime soon. This is much too lucrative, even with the losses.

Net worth ≈ 80m (I’m not considering implants as assets, I cant sell them, nor take them out of my head to reuse)

New ship, new day, lets get it ON!

Today I take it much more cautiously, if the system is busy I just move on, its not worth the risk. Due to my increased risk aversion pickings are a little slim…. add the fact I cant seem to find many sites… over the course of the day I gradually raise my haul to around 160 million… but as always something happens….

so there are 2 people in system, I merely but cautiously start scanning, a Relic site pops up, and another, rest of the signatures are trash. Hmm I see double the number of probes on d-scan… need to be careful. I jump to site 1, afterburner on, and head to the nearest one, crap crap, a Helios turns up in the site. I jump to the 2nd site. Erm the Helios is here too, let me just find out what a Helios is. AHHH its a Covert Ops ship, a sneaky little ship for doing the same thing I am. ok so I jump back to site 1 and open up a conversation with him. Lets see if I can use a little diplomacy to keep the peace. Hmm his english isnt so great, but I seem to give them impression that he get 1 site I get the other and its all cool.

Net worth ≈ 220m *this is the right direction!*

So i return to  ripping open these containers, while having the conversation on my chat window… a Manticore uncloaks 750m from me while I’m in the middle of hacking CRAPPP!! jump jump jump, dammit computer JUMP  computer:“I’m sorry we’ve already had this conversation, I suspect the outcome is the same, good bye Capsuleer” I keep clicking to jump while my ship explodes….

But hang on a minute I’m 80 jumps from a Trade hub in hostile territory…. *Sets self destruct*  computer:“you have 2 minutes remaining, before your capsule implodes”

computer:“You have 5 seconds remaining before your capsule implodes, I hope you enjoyed your stay”

You awake in a new clone. Ship gone, implants gone, hmm maybe I should have gone to bed earlier…..

The mistake I made this time, was that I have shifted over to the conversation, and I was no longer tracking local…

Here endeth the lessons

Liquid isk: 65,000,000

Estimated assets: 2,000,000

NullSpace Cargo Value:  ZERO AGAIN!

Approx Net Worth(incl. cargo) : 62 million

PvP Related losses : 320 million

Weekends Play time: 20 hours.

Accumulated Play time: 46 hours.


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