I’m halfway there

Log Entry for January 26th 2014

A mixed bag this week, some very poor results and some not so bad, even had a couple of positives, maybe things are looking up.

I started the week on Crystal Palace hunting aurli and making a start on the 1k mission, not a very big start but it all counts, the results here were rather poor so I headed for Calypso where I set about completing the ambulimax 6000 point challenge, I had a reasonable return in OLA17 where I also tried a little mining for the first time in a long while also with a reasonable return. I finished the 6k ambulimax at Nea’s where I had a decent positive return for the first time in what seems like forever. I took as my reward the 12.56PED Handgun implant and this brought me to within a gnat’s nad of Lvl 50 Laser Pistoleer (hit).

After Space Skilling Saturday I took on the kreltin at Crystal Palace where I ended the week, this did bring me to Lvl 50 Laser Pistoleer (Hit), it also unlocked Combat Sense which has caused all my hit skills to increase rapidly as I gain skills in this, a bonus that will soon wear off unfortunately.

Wolta and I teamed on an aurli hunt which had a + result and was good fun, I think I’m beginning to enjoy team hunting a lot more than I used to. I then took on some more kreltin to bring me to 186/500 for that challenge, the loot has been quite poor but the reward is another handgun implant so no doubt I will continue.

Other than the aforementioned skill gains I have had quite a few other skill improvements this week:-

Lvl 10 Carpenter (go figure), Lvl 32 Swordsman (Hit), Lvl 26 Brawler (Hit), Lvl 32 Evader, Lvl 26 Grenadier (Dmg) and Lvl 24 Dodger.  In addition my average for combat has increased to Lvl 28.

I noticed a few weeks ago that the Karma Killer had crept up to tier 3.8 without me noticing the individual 0.1 steps however it has stayed there even though I have been using it a great deal, this seems the same as when it got to 2.8 and then took what seemed like forever to trip over to 2.9 and be upgradeable. I am quite looking forward to gaining a tier 4 slot, it is becoming quite a formidable weapon but I have a lot of catching up to do before I can use it properly.

My foray into trading last week looks destined to fail, the article almost immediately took a dive on the auction ratings and is currently worth less than what I paid for it, I’m hoping that will change and it’s value will return to it’s previous average in the next week or so.

Some Aurli

Log Entry for January 19th 2014

It’s been another quiet week for me, once again the NFL has taken precedence. Next week should be easier as there are only 2 games to watch.

I continued with the ambulimax challenge and completed 3 hunts during the week which brought me to 5124/6000 for the challenge, again returns were dire.

After the Saturday Space Skilling session, which went quite well, I headed to Crystal Palace where on the following day I had 2 and a bit Aurli hunts which allowed me to complete the 500 iron challenge and get a few globals. I took the 5.25 Athletics Skill Implant, the only noticeable effect of which was  an increase in HP, it’s now 161.

Once done I spent some time browsing some of the stalls there, there are a couple of stalls where the MU is ridiculously high, no idea who would be dumb enough to buy from them.

Quite a few skill increases this week:-

Lvl 19 Mounted BLP (Hit)
Lvl 20 One Handed Clubber (Hit)
Lvl 31 BLP Sniper (Hit)
Lvl 6 Treasure hunter
Lvl 16 Grenadier (Hit)

I am trying a little trading again, I have done this in the past with some limited success, it helps to gain a few PED here and there to slightly offset the losses that are still rather bad.

I ended the week on Crystal Palace wondering if I should make a start on the Aurli 1000 iron challenge.

A puny effort

Log Entry for January 12th 2014

I blame the NFL! The Wild Card weekend resulted in me having 4 games of football to watch as opposed to the usual 2, due to the blackout of games I did not manage to complete this until Wednesday evening, this resulted in very little on-line time. With the Divisional games being played yesterday and tonight I will not get much opportunity next week either.

I did try Fight Club again and once again I was killed in the 4th wave, this was entirely my fault I need to keep my wits about me in wave 4 however at the time I had consumed way too much alcohol. I did return to the pit to complete the task, wave 5 was harder then normal simply because the Kirkiba spawned on top of me.

Only 4 hunts of any size were completed this past week, the results were poor, again! I do hope that changes soon. I was hunting ambulimax again and have reached 4196/6k.

On Saturday Wolta and I each took 10 PED of ammo and went puny hunting, at the end of the ammo we compared how many bone samples we had looted with the winner taking the samples from the loser. This was a good idea from Wolta, it was fun even though we ended up hunting at different times as I had to log unexpectedly.

My only achievement in this  rather short week was level 42 Plasma Pistoleer (hit).

Wolta and I are planning on regular space skilling sessions, see the entry at pathfinderxxxi.com.

I did try a daily task, I had to kill 40 creatures the name of which completely escapes me, they were very small stone like creatures, easy to kill but not so easy to spot, a very dull task. It was a level 1 task, I shall have to try the higher levels.

A New Year and into the red

Log Entry for January 5th 2014

As part of my attempt to post more regularly, here is my first offering of 2014.

Most of my hunting this week has been in OLA17 with a little at Nea’s, the prey has been ambulimax, I am trying to achieve the 6000 point challenge and gain the handgun skill reward. As BIG Industries has a competition in OLA17 at the moment it seems to be the best location, if I understand correctly there is an extra 10PED for each ambulimax global scored there in January. So far the loot has been poor. I am about halfway through the challenge.

At Chug’s Hideout I have tried fight club, I am intending to do this once each weekend. In a previous attempt I survived with little difficulty but this attempt resulted in me being killed in the 4th wave using the same equipment as before.

Also at Chug’s Hideout I have noticed an influx of heavy hitters, it seems “Art of War” and ” Blackangles HQ” are now using this as a base of some kind. I am used to being there alone, maybe seeing 1 or possibly 2 people there. Walking into  the building and being surrounded by such prestigious company is some what disquieting.

This year I have upgraded my accounting spreadsheet (again), Hopefully it will be a little easier to use and provide more useful results. So far I am quite liking it although I’m not sure how I will deal with crafting, I do not do it often enough to have gained a familiarity. So far the only down side is the 4 digit red number at the bottom! Though that is partly my doing.

I have been looking at purchasing some chips to try to assist me in balancing my “Ranged Laser (Dmg)” with my “Laser Pistoleer (Hit)” skills as at the moment I have not been able to find a weapon that will give me Skill Increase Bonus in both, I did purchase a “Laser Weaponry Technology” chip and this has made a small difference but not a significant one as it also increases “Laser Pistoleer (Hit)” all be it by a smaller amount, it does look like I am on course to reach lvl 50 in that within the next week or two.

Skill gains this week:-
Lvl 26 Mounted Laser (Hit)
Lvl 38 Laser Sniper (Hit)
Lvl 20 Gunner (Dmg)