Updates and rocks

The other day I logged on to do my PI in the hole only to come to the conclusion that I couldn’t undock my Epithal. Turns out I was not allowed to have 3 warp stabs in it.


Now, I tend to live under a rock when it comes to eve online updates. I don’t really look at them unless people point them out to me, and it has been ages since I had been on /r/eve.


Turns out that if I had actually looked at things, I would have known what was going on.
As most of you know there have been a few changes to both nullified ships and stabs and such. These are no longer passive things but need to be activated.


I personally am not sure if I like the change. Am I affected by it? Not much I guess, I usually use an interceptor for travel but that is about it. The stabs on my Epithal are there just in case anyone does catch me in the odd hours I do PI and even if they do it is not like they will be getting much out of it.


However I do know that this is a HUGE change, and not really for the better. At least not for those that PvP. I have heard that null sec ratters love it though. And I can’t really blame them.


With the active module you are not as quick as you used to be, you can still go gate to gate but if you’re out hunting, time is of the essence. The fact that you now have a timer that may or may not fuck up your next system you’re going through. That just makes it even easier for the ratters you are trying to catch.
And some of those are quick as they are, especially with local automated alerts and such.

I hope that CCP and I guess Pearl Abyss know what they’re doing because this has annoyed a huge part of the player base.
Although with how fast this was put out there, I feel like they may have dropped the ball on this.
Time will tell.


For now I have changed my scanning Tengu and gave him an active nullifier. It’s not like I am using it much since I am still abroad.

We caught this pretty thing last week


Stay tuned o7

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Wolves have a nasty bite

The problem about going on a bit of a holiday is that you forget about the things you are supposed to be doing. Or at least some of the things you were planning to write about.


The past few weeks I have joined in a few very fun roams with the rest of the corporation. All through our null static of course.
About a week ago I joined in on a new fleet they decided on which was to fly with Wolves instead of Nergals. Obviously because it is a cheaper option and it could be fun, despite losing out on a bunch of DPS.


As it happens we came into Brave space and caught an orca and some miners. It escalated from there. I am not sure how since I got there a bit late but by the time I was there they had a Fax on the field and we were keeping it tackled.


All the while they just kept flying more stuff in in order to try and get us off of their fax.


I had a lot of fun with that one, survived despite my own little fuckup.
They were mostly flying Caracals, which have a bit of an advantage if you fly em correctly. We were also on grid with a citadel at that point. Due to us free flying I got a bit side tracked and when we were told to fly back to the Fax we had tackled, I accidentally flew towards a fax that was tethered on their citadel.


Now, the Wolf is a fast ship, but I was alone there versus about 10 people, a Stiletto was able to get tackle on me and if not for the fact that I was able to quickly shoot him and slingshot away, I would have lost my ship and my pod there. But I did not.


By the end of the night I had about 66 new kills on my killboard and 0 deaths. Good fun!


Later today we are doing a new wolf roam, I am quite looking forward to it.
Stay tuned o7

The best ship in EVE

The other day I was reminded of some of the people I’ve met in EvE who I have also met in the offline world and it made me smile.

It made me realise that the whole “Friendship is the best ship” is an actual thing. I’m quite happy with having met some of the people in the game and calling them my friends. And to think that would never have been an actual thing if not for the corporations we join on the way.

Unfortunately COVID is making things a bit of a bummer all around the world so meetups and such are postponed/delayed and all that thing.

But once everyone’s vaccinated, oh boy will there be partying. I’ve already got my ticket for 2022 Graspop Metal Meeting, a festival here in Belgium. Mostly because it’s still the one from 2020 and they cancelled it once more. Well, I say cancel, postponed. Unfortunate but nothing to do but wait.

As for my ingame time, let’s just say that my corporation is currently enamoured with HighSec wars and defending alt corporations. Seeing that I will never, ever do a structure bash if it is something I can ignore, I’m just not really logging in.

Here’s hoping regular fleets are back soon.

I also heard something about an industry change. I’ll have to look into this some more soon, when I can find some time to read up on things.

Stay tuned o7

The thrill of the hunt

The thrill of the hunt

A few days ago I was getting familiar with scanning again. This because in the past few weeks I haven’t been doing it much while playing on the laptop.

During my mapping of the holes surrounding our home I came across a few people on my dscan. Nothing major, a Drek here, a scanner there. You know, the kind of traffic you expect in wormholes.

I jumped into a C5 wolf-rayet and my eyes lit up, my dscan showed five Nestors and a Leshak, along with their Mobile Tractor Unit.

Now, normally when people are out farming in space, they pay attention to d-scan and vamoose the moment someone pops up. I’m not sure if these guys were just pretty sure that nothing would happen or that they did not see me but they stayed there.

After messing around with dscan a bit I came to the conclusion that the site they were in was already despawned, this conclusion was made firmer once I noticed that they had the Sleeper spawned.

So what do you do in a situation like this?

Well, you decide to see if you still know how combat probes work.

They did

So I moved out of their dscan range, got my combat probes, and scanned them down. I think I took less than 2 seconds to grab the mtu to 100%

Normally, when I do C5 pvp, at this point I would have seen it happen, but I used to do it in dreads and I kept spamming dscan the whole time, mostly because a site didn’t take too long to clear in the first place.

These guys, did not see it. So I warped at 100 and now I had eyes on them. Slowly they were poking away at the sleeper.

Unfortunately, nobody was online, it was a slow day, almost evening, around the time when most people are eating etc etc. So all I could do was keep my eye on them.

I wanted to drop a saber on them and kill the mtu as they ran but unfortunately I did not have any sabers left.

I did try and kill their salvager, but this one did pay attention.

During all this, I had a bit of an adrenaline rush. For reasons that most of you know, even seeing your would be target is a rush. And I kept thinking I was uncloaked too so that didn’t help much 😉

Next time, I’ll try and actually have something to shoot at.

However we did kill a Rorqual the other day too with the corp fleet, so that’s always nice for the killboard.

Stay tuned o7

The joys of multiple screens

The past few weeks have made me realise how handy a second screen is. I’ve spent the past few weeks in England playing just with a laptop instead of my normal system. And let me tell you, that I do miss my extra screens.

Rolling holes, scanning,.. Everything is so much easier with a secondary and even tertiary screen. The lack of extra screens made it so that I did not feel confident enough to do the things I normally do, which is play around with two or three characters at the same time, so I just kept to my main, or scanned around a bit with my scanning alt.

But this changes again tomorrow. I have trained my third rolling alt into a support role so next time fleets happen I can have him tag along in a Guardian or something. And I can use one of my alts as a tackler.

Things are happening, and they are good!

I also can’t juggle multiple games at the same time without extra screens, I missed out on a phoenix the other day because I was right in the middle of a game of League of Legends.

Normally when they call for help I undock real quick, get on comms while I still mess around in LoL (I only play ARAM or the fun modes) but alas, I was too late.

Oh well, won’t happen again anytime soon.

Stay tuned o/

How to get into it?

A few days ago, someone I know asked me how to get into PvP. It took me by surprise and made me think long and hard about the how. In the end, I couldn’t really give him a good answer.

EvE is so much different than other games when it comes to PvP. If you go out there, you will lose your stuff, you will lose that shiny ship you worked so hard to get. It’s never the case of if, but when.

And that’s something a lot of the PvE players don’t understand quite yet, even when they are reading up on getting into the actual fun bit of EvE. Not that I’m saying pve can’t be fun, I just don’t enjoy it anymore.

But how do you get into it, how do you stop yourself from getting burnt out after being killed a few times in a row without a clue what the hell you’re doing.

Unfortunately, I have no answer to that one yet but I’m going to try and help him a little bit.

What di dit for me was to just do the same thing as I do in real life and just think to myself “Fuck it, let’s do this”
My first time PvP in eve was just a duel between corps buddies, then a little lowsec where I died too often, then getting ganked because I was hauling an Iteron mark V with 4bill in stuff towards Jita, and then I got to where it became fun. Which for me happened after joining my first wormhole corporation and going out with them.

So, I told the guy to look at a corporation to join that could maybe teach him some PvP. He joined RvB. Now, these guys have been around since forever, I know of them, I even joined them for a few weeks at one point. But back then you were just flung into things, nobody explained anything, you got the alliance mail that welcomes you, tells you where to go and that’s it. Nobody there that took you under their wings and was like “Ok this is how things will happen now”.

Which, isn’t great at all.

Unfortunately, I live in wormhole space which is a complete different can of worms to open. But maybe I can point him in the right direction. Just being cannon fodder isn’t good enough, you must enjoy the shooting too. We’ll see what happens.

I have been joining fleets on a regular basis and am feeling close to being confident enough again to try FCing once more.

It will more than likely happen in a few weeks, once I’m back at home and not playing from a laptop. Duo-boxing on one screen is a pain in the ass and I miss my little setup.

But at least I’m blowing things up, that’s always fun.

The beauty of space

Stay tuned o7

Kite or death

It took a few days but my old domain is FINALLY forwarding to the new one. Took ages.

But we’re off to a good start. Not only did I fuck up on the site installation a few times, I also had to mess around with the import a bit. But I feel like it’s doing what it needs to be doing so that’s good!

I’m not sure, but I think that yesterday I flew an Orthrus for the first time. It was fun but once more shows how bad I actually am at this game.

Because making screenshots is fun!

We were roaming a bit in our nullsec static and came across a group that wanted to fight us. Seeing that we were flying in nano stuff the whole idea was for us to just kite them around a bit and shoot them.

Now, little did I know, that my Orthrus does not like pointing things while the MWD is on. In the past few months of me actively playing again I’ve just been basically orbiting or following the anchor. So having the kite was a new experience. I did it in the past sure, but even then was I bad at it.

So here I am, shooting things, trying to make sure they don’t come in range to me, pointing/scramming when they do. Having a good time in general despite not having a clue where my fleet mates are.

And I suddenly start getting hit. Turns out that due to what I was doing, I was suddenly running out of cap, so my mwd decided to stop working. Meaning that instead of kiting, they could suddenly catch up to me and actually hit me with their guns and tracking.

Rip me.

But it’s fine! It’s another learning experience and I had a lot of fun doing this fight.

Next time I’ll just bring an orthrus with an active tank.

I also need to get myself a better overview. I’m currently abroad and forgot to export the one I really really liked using. So I’m using one from one of those overview channels. But I really, really don’t like it.

Guess I’ll need to mess around with my overview a bit.

Stay tuned o7

A small technicality, but it’s fine

Little did I know that transferring a .com domain would take roughly 5 whole days for it to work correctly.

So here we are, my new website up on it’s new adress and my old one without any redirects. Joys! I will fix that soonish…

The new hosting feels faster at least, so that is a good start. We will see what happens in the next few weeks.

Warping is always so pretty

I flew in a Loki for the first time in a while yesterday. It was quite fun. Even had a nice little brawl. Unfortunately the null sec group did not quite take the bait. Would have made it a little bit more fun. Guess that is for next time.

Being in fleet with people that know their EVE does make me always think that I am still quite the noob (hence the site name).


These people know who to target, know how to move the fleet, know how to anchor etc.. I barely know how to hunt anymore.
But at least I can still scan!
Soon my alt will be ready to fly interdictors too, I will then be flying a DPS and a Sabre. Not only that but I have a third account skilling into logi, still about 20 days to go for that though.
But we are getting there, albeit slowly. Not that I can’t fly logi on my main, but let’s be honest.
Most people like shooting things more than being the healer 😉


Although healing in other MMOs is quite fun too.
Stay tuned o7

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Who do you fight for, exile?

The past few weeks of playing EVE made me realise that I’m an idiot for waiting this long.

The joys of procrastination I guess. It took me forever of myself saying “I’m going to find myself a new eve corporation to join so I can have fun again” before it finally happened.

BUT we’re there! And I have just finished the trial, because I’m awesome. So I’m now a full fledged member, huzzah.

I have been scanning a LOT. And been wishing that I had better implants but I’m in a virtue pod already so, I don’t think I can get any better than this. It’s just picking up the whole scanning thing again.

I do think I should start doing it with combat probes instead of normal ones. Because at some point I’ll be going out hunting again instead of just being part of the fleet waiting for stuff to happen.

Which was something I did yesterday while we were doing an operation in Thera. Unfortunately nothing got caught but, there’s a new Path of Exile league so I’m also playing that one. Doing it in a slow pace I have just reached act 9. Righteous fire build is quite fun.

The one thing I didn’t miss about wormhole space is the logistics of it. There’s so many things that I have brought in, and so many I still need. I’m currently flying Omens in the kitchen sink fleets but want to have an Orthrus or Cynabaal on standby if needed. But in order to get them I need to bring them in, so that means I need to find a good high sec from Jita. Seeing that Amarr is basically dead.

Speaking of, I should probably put my second DST pilot there just in case I need it.

Having set up the PI means I have a slow but steady income. I think I’m bringing in a few hundred mill a week with it. It’s not much, but better than nothing.

At some point I will also bring myself an astero, so I can do some hacking. PvP fit obviously if someone drops a saber on me that I can fight back at least 😉

Despite the Thera fleet not really bringing anything to the table for us to dine upon, we did catch a rorqual mining last week. So that was fun. When he panicked we honestly tought he’d get friends of his to drop on us. But turns out it wasn’t the first rorq he lost in the past few weeks so I guess they didn’t want to help anymore.

“It’s fine, nobody is going to drop on us.. I hope”

Good for us, not so much for him https://zkillboard.com/kill/89866483/

Here’s hoping we catch a few more in the next few days/weeks, the war has made null feel emptier than it normally is.

I did see a Titan upclose a few days ago too. It’s been ages since I did any kind of bridging. I forgot what it was like to see these behemoths.

Stay tuned o7

Live, learn, die, do it all again

War, huh, hah, what is it good for?

Well, I sure as hell don’t know other than Tidi.

It seems like I came back right around the time that Goons are at war with a bunch of New Eden once more. Nothing new here, happens every few years and provides content for the null blocs, good for them.

The only thing I know about it is that they dropped a LOT of titans on each other for the armor timer, and that when the hull timer arrived test was a bit late to the party and instead of jumping the whole fleet, there were a lot of issues with the servers and they just fed one titan after the other. Sucks for TEST but hey, that’s content for you.

I’ve lost one of my favorite ships to fly the other day, my good old Omen Navy Issue. Turns out I have no idea how to correctly fly this thing anymore and I got myself webbed and scrammed by a Praxis which had already killed a bifrost of one of my fleetmates a few seconds earlier.

https://zkillboard.com/kill/89767586/

Oh well, live and learn, I thought I could handle him, I didn’t.

The good thing however, is that we more than made up the loss later on in the evening. Including and not limited to this juicy, juicy pod. https://zkillboard.com/kill/89769609/

It’s fine girl, I still love you

I’m pretty sure the guy was accidentally still in the pod he was in when he lost his Hel. Either that or he has enough ISK to not give a damn that he’s flying a 5 bill pod in his Isthar, if that’s the case, good for him!

Another thing that happened where I was extremely lucky and taught a new lesson, was when trying to roll a hole.

Turns out that these days HICs have new modules that get their mass down, it no longer works with putting up all 4 bubbles, no you need the module now. I had a hole that was critical and decided to roll it with my good old trusty hic rolling fit. Lucky for me it didn’t collapse behind me in nullsec because as it turns out, my mass wasn’t anywhere near as low as I thought it was.

Lesson learned, time to bring the new modules in the hole too.

After not having played for so long it’s a bit confusing, there’s new ships, new fits, old fits that may or may not work. But it’s all fine, I know what to do.

Also, what happened to the captain’s quarter? I can’t find it anywhere!

I’m still a noob.

Stay tuned o7