Going Underground

Log Entry for March the 30th 2014.

The week started with a Soc hunt, Wolta and myself took on some Oratan Miners and won! Only a little win but that’s as good as it normally gets.

Nocturaline told me how to create channels so I did a couple just so I have the names for the future. There was some tweaking of the chat system done by MA which resulted in a considerable improvement and the destruction of the previously created channels. I recreated them and they work better.

I deposited for the sole purpose of purchasing some Arkadia Underground deeds on day one of their availability, so far the returns seem OK but I’ll wait a week before deciding if I should invest in more.

A second Soc hunt, this one with Vinge against the Ostelok, this one resulted in a small loss but was fun, I shall hunt them again just to complete the IFN challenge.

Saturday saw a very poor hunt of various Oratan types with a 41.07% return. Talking of which the spreadsheet updates are completed making it easy for me to generate my weekly figures. I’m planning on publishing them here each week but want to plough through the ToU first, just to be on the safe side.

Space Skilling Saturday went very well and included some shenanigans with a pirate.

Nocturaline took Wolta and myself on a TP tour of Arkadia Underground, I was surprised how long this took, it’s quite a big place and has some interesting looking mobs in it.

The week ended with me going underground and taking on the Oratan miners in their own environment, surprisingly I beat them but only just and managed 3 small globals while I was at it.

Skill gains for this week are 11, still at 29 average for hunting but think I’ll improve that soon.

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Every which way!

Log Entry for March the 23rd 2014

I have spent most of the week in Space, skilling where possible, some was with Wolta on the Monday evening. My feet did not touch the surface of a planet (Calypso) until Thursday night. Maybe it would have been sooner but the Gold Card lock out issue took me off line for a day. Support was very speedy when it came to re-synchronising the login sequence with my Gold Card.

The New chat system was something of a shock! I struggled for about an hour before I had to go out and that hour was very frustrating. However on my return I began to get to grips with it, it’s very flexible with many new and good features, some fundamental changes are causing me a few issues still, I’m used to main chat staying in focus until I press ESC and am struggling to break the habit, the consequences are that I start typing while the main screen has focus and various windows pop into existence, which can be inconvenient. That’s not a criticism the update is a definite improvement and I am particularly glad to see off-line messaging available. There are a few bugs known and these will no doubt be resolved soon. Nice work MA.

Hunting this week has gone well for the most part, I have had some positives and some negatives and there has been an approximate correlation between decay and loss which is what I expect to see. That’s based on a statement made by an MA representative (Marco I think) a long time ago which basically said that MA makes their money on decay. I have hunted some Drones on Calypso, Riptor, Oratan Miners and Slashers on Arkadia. I even got globals from 2 consecutive Oratan Miners on Sunday plus a smattering of others during the week.

Six assorted skill gains this week plus a Hit Point increase, I’m now at 164. Looking at the skills I’m getting quite close to new levels in many hunting skills so I expect a spate of level increases over the next few weeks.

I took possession of my new base of operations on Calypso, Lake view #1 and have managed to procure a shopkeeper to install there. I need a week or so on Calypso to move my possessions and set up the new base, a dreadfully dull task, I moved just 3 items and got bored. Maybe this week will see me moving.

Vinge has been making good progress in her discipleship which is nice to see, she is crafting away when possible and joined us for Space Skilling Saturday 10 so more of an increase there. Hopefully we will do more together soon, some kind of hunt would be good.

Been a busy week, I’m bound to have forgotten something!

Karma Killer tier 4

Log Entry for March the 16th 2014

Highlight of my week is the Karma Killer reaching tier 3.9, I checked both auction and shops for the necessary upgrade items but Arkadia was bare! Fortunately a couple of days later, Wolta found us a client who wanted a return trip to Calypso and whilst there I procured the necessary items and performed the upgrade. I also stocked up on enhancers.

Talking of tier upgrades, I noticed the Viceroy shin-guards had reached tier 1.9 so I upgraded those, I have all the supplies to upgrade the rest of the suit in storage on Arkadia, possibly not the best place to leave it.

I have a new disciple, one Vinge Neitsi Aare. We started chatting after a transport and she asked a lot of questions that I answered after a while I asked if she wished to formalise the relationship and explained the advantages. The upshot is I’m mentoring again after several disappointments with scroungers. Looking forward to this, I do enjoy mentoring.

I completed the Kamaldon 75 kills IFN challenge and took the reward, I did this over two days, the first went quite well, the second was rather bad.

Harping back to last week’s entry, I went ahead with the purchase of Lakeside #1, still not convinced it was a good idea, I cashed in my CLD returns to achieve this. I had worked out when the auction would end and intended to be on line as I happened to have the day off. I completely forgot about it and logged on by chance with just 2 minutes left. Took it as an omen and did the deed.

I had a crack at some korwil, these were a little too tough for the Viceroy armour, I could kill them but it took a lot of healing in between firing a few rounds so expensive for me.

2 people removed me from their friend list this week. I used to make a point of chatting with everyone on my FL on a regular basis but I have let this slide. I shall try to make more of an effort.

9 level gains this week in various categories, nothing spectacular or meaningful but it’s always nice to see these go up, chasing down that average of level 30 in combat skills.

On Monday the 10th Chuck Norris was 74, Wolta and I celebrated with a “Happy 74th Birthday Chuck Norris” team name and scored a couple of globals, if Chuck Norris was on the team every kill would have been an ATH!