After alot of theorycrafting and practice for the NEOII the need for some peace of mind was big.
It’s been in my mind for a while now to get me a decent and versatile ship with a crew and fly the universe in solitude.
The goal is to be unbound to anything or anyone. Go wherever the stars take me.
Doing some exploration. Making a decent amount of ISK. Occasionally kill a unwarry capsuleer.
Finding the right ship for the job was easier then expected.
For this line of work there is only one class that is very suitable. The strategic cruisers.
I went for a tengu since it is the most versatile and tough then any other strategic cruiser.
The new structures that got invented will make the line of work I’m into much easier then before.
After getting all my skills up to a decent level and get my ship fitted up it was time to take it out for a spin.
I probed a wormhole and found 3 ships mining. I decided to take on the more expensive mackinaw.
I got it down before back-up arrived.
It netted me around 10mil isk in loot. Not bad for a first spin.
We’ll see how long it’ll take for me to pick up playing with others again.
In the mean time, try not to get killed by a cloaky tengu.
Saturday morning I woke up with a feeling somewhere between excited and nervous.
I knew we were going to start this tournament as one of the outsiders. Mainly because we are all relatively young characters but also because we are in fact 90% off our time playing the solo game in small frigates.
So we lacked the genuine small fleet experience that alot of other contenders where known for.
Especially the guys we were facing on our first match.
45 minutes before our match started our team captain was prompted with the ban box.
We got hit directly in the face because they banned out what we had prepared for our first match.
So we got to shuffle a bit in our other setups this because Bogdan, one of our more high SP characters, was in a car crash and was not released from the hospital yet.
So we went with a comp we weren’t comfortable with and with 2 points short because we couldn’t fill it up with the pilots we had.
We got moved a few minutes before the start of our match and as we warped to the arena our opponents appeared on d-scan. Revealing what looked like an ideal counter to our setup.
We went in the match giving our best but made a few mistakes and were overclassed by our opponents stong setup and piloting resulting in a flawless victory for them. Well done Gerodian.
After the match ended we stayed on teamspeak figuring out what we would do the next day.
We were not certain yet that bogdan would make it for the 2nd match so we came up with a totally new fleetcomp entirely with pirate ships. If we would go out we would go out in style.
Normally I would have flown the Immolater, this is a special edition pirate rookie ship. When we were about to get moved we hear they were not allowed.
So I had to scramble to get another 2 point ship ready. It was a merlin that apparently had armor damage from before. But I couldn’t see it because I had not undocked yet.
It was kind of a moral drop that we were not a complete pirate ship fleet but in fact the merlin was a tad better then the rookie ship.
We allready had received our bans. This time we could go on with our setup. So all was good.
They banned first and banned a ship that we would have banned aswell so we were able to ban a extra ship.
We were highly encouraging eachother and trying to keep the conversations as light as possible to relieve some of the stess.
We got moved 5 minutes prior to our game and had to wait a bit longer on the arena before our match started.
This gave us some time to work on our gameplan. We made a list of our primaries so everyone knew beforehand what was the next to go down.
All went smooth their 2 logi frigs got tackled almost instant and went down really fast.
We went for the sacrilege before the prophecy and that was a good call because the prophecy was a bait ship that was hugely overtanked.
Dolan and fozzie were kind of mocking the last armageddon of our opponents for not using drones and/or picking some up but I can guarantee you that he had his sentries on our machariel and on the cynabal.
Everyone did their job very well and this resulted in a win.
Right now we’re working on our next match. Lest’s hope it goes as good as our last
The schedule for the first round of the New Eden Open II is out.
We will be performing our first match on Saturday March 1st at 18:20 EVE Time.
Gerodian vs Stay Frosty.
I’m really looking forward to this match and hope we can perform well.
Looking at the Gerodian killboard it looks like a solid corp that fly a meriad of ships.
It’s hard to tell what there expertise is.
Depending on the outcome of the match we will be performing Sunday March 2nd in the winners or the losers bracket. If we win we go at 16:20 EVE Time. If we lose we go at 19:00 EVE Time.
You can cheer us on at the official EVE Online Twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/ccp
Every year in Reykjavik there is a big meetup for all EVE players around the world.
It’s a place were capsuleers swap tales of bravery, comradery, and victorious moments in their digital universe.
If you decide to ever go there. Be prepared to have a very good time.
I went there last year with the misses and we immediatly decided to go back this year.
So our plane tickets, fanfest tickets and rooms are booked.
There is one guy in particular that we met there that we spent alot of time with.
He had his girlfriend with him aswell.
My girlfriend and his girlfriend came along just fine.
So he was my guy to swap those stories with.
Gues what happend not long ago.
Yup, I shot him in the face.
How good does it feel to shoot a guy you know in the face and don’t even care one bit…?
Welcome to EVE Online.
Funny thing in the movie. There is a guy that comes in an atron. Aggro’s both of us and warps off.
There were alot of killmail whores in the FFA.
Right now the focus is on the NEOII that starts this weekend.
It’s been one year since this blog came live.
It has been an interesting time since then.
With alot of different things I found out about this game.
If you have not been doing it, Poke around here every once and a while.
There’s bound to be more coming soon.
Since Summer started I had a lot less time to play eve.
Stuff like going on vacation, doing things with the family messed up my playtime.
I had the occasional roam, but it seemed like everyone was kind of in the same state as I was.
So not much actually happened. And I kind of stayed in a shipspinning mode.
It was a good time to reflect on what I really felt like doing in New Eden.
So I went into Evemon and started looking into what were the possibilities, and how long certain ideas would take me.
Right now i’m a bit short of 28mil SP. It’s allready a decent amount, but it is still nowhere near the endless posibilities Eve can provide.
I came up with around 3 possible ways to evolve in this game that I would really enjoy doing.
All of them taking me close to a full year to get the necessary skills up to a very decent level.
So right now I’ll think about what I want to do first and try to fully commit myselve to it.
So it’s been 18 days since I joined Stay Frosty.
And a lot has happens since then:
The member count went up from 30 to 67 as of this writing.
The good thing is that these are all active players from different timezones.
This means that at all time there are usually around 8-10 active people online.
Alot of these new players that joined are also bloggers.
Stay Frosty has a few very good bloggers, inlcuding Rixx Javixx offcourse, Marc Scaurus, Roc Weiler and Lucas Padecain.
Rixx Javix at EVEOGANDA made a page were all stay frosty blogs are grouped, go check it out.
EVEOGANDA Stay Frosty blogroll
The corp has allready being active alot since it’s beginning only a month ago.
The killboard as of this writing gives us 600 kills vs 500 losses with an efficiency of approx 50%.
Not bad for a newbie corp that is located in a very busy and active lowsec pocket dominated by some of the best rated pvp corps in New Eden.
Stay Frosty Killboard
After spending 18 days in corp chat, doing the occasional fleet roam together with corpmates I can say that there are truly nice people in Stay Frosty.
The chat is family friendly as it should be, and everybody is helping others out getting settled in, moving stuff in, helping with shipfittings etc.
The fact that everyone in corp has acces to all corp aspects is another great thing.
There is no rivalry between different members, because everybody is the same on any level. this makes that a 3 month old first time pvp’er to a 4 year old pvp vet are bassicly treated the same way and accepted in the same way.
I think Stay Frosty has alot of potential to become a very decent pvp corp that can live by it’s reputation of being honourable pilots.
I’m looking forward to the first anniversary of this corp. just to see where we will be 11 months from now.