The thin green line

Log Entry for April the 27th 2014

I spent the weekdays on calypso where I spent my time hunting drones, a total of 6 hunts with a loss on all but one of them.
On the Tuesday I placed on auction a Leaf Beret (F,C) that had been in storage for a long time. The Beret is green with a light trim and was one of a pair, there used to be the (M,C) version as well. Back in the day, when the Soc. was the Guardian Tigers and was run by Tiger Master Lee, the Green Beret was awarded to the winner of the monthly Soc. event. The winner wore the Beret for the month and gave it up to the winner of the next event. For that month the wearer received praise from other Soc. members. A bit daft really but good fun. I have not see the (M,C) version for a long time, I think Tiger sold it but I could be wrong. Anyway, not having both of them it was time to move on from this so it’s on Auction, I’m not expecting it to reach a good price as it’s full TT.

Saturday morning and Nocturaline and myself headed to Arkadia in my Quad, Wolta was already there, she had taken the ship last weekend. There was an Oratan Invasion event in progress and we all wished to stand in the thin green line to defend the forts. The journey was uneventful, seeing only 1 pirate at Calypso Space Station who tried hiding in his back seat but when he realised he had been spotted legged it pretty sharpish. No others were seen probably due to our approach vector to Arkadia.

We met Wolta at Courageous (I think) and all 3 of us stood with others against the massed ranks of Oratan who could have easily swamped us if they had attacked enmass, they seem to have a culture of individual prowess something akin to the iron age Celtic peoples of mother Earth. Which is extremely fortunate for us.

I had prepared myself with 500 PED of ammo, my plan was to use my NIP against the smaller Oratan and the Karma Killer against the larger, those with area effect attacks. Using this method the 500 PED would last quite a long time, I would be able to tier the NIP and would hopefully get a decent sized reward when I was using the Karma Killer though an ATH had occured the previous night I was still optimistic when it came to the spoils of war. My 500 PED came to an end and my return was about 80-85% but I had gained quite a few skills especially in evade so was quite happy with this.

The attack was far from over, a further 500PED of ammo was aquired and I returned to the line, this time I got lucky on a big HoF my share of which was about 1450 PED and after I had used only about 100 PED of my ammo it was time for Space Skilling Saturday so I stored and headed spacewards.

Sunday I was back on the surface and headed to Repulse (The Oratan had moved to attack there at somepoint yesterday), again 500 PED of ammo was aquired and using the same tactics I stayed in the line for much of the day, this time I came up with a considerable loss but did not mind, I had got an extral level of evade (lvl 34) in the 2 weekends I had been doing this, though both Wolta and Nocturaline seemed to get considerably more than that, I had also tiered the NIP. During the Sunday the lag was so bad there were times when I could not even fire my guns, this was particularly the case when a large Lancer was the target of many defenders and was somewhat frustrating.

I counted the number of times I died during the weekend, not including Space Skilling I managed and impressive 57 deaths (noob) though I may have forgotten to count a few.

Over the course of the week I gained 3 skill levels, the Karma Killer reached tier 4.6 and my return was about 140%, all things considered a good week in the Entropia Universe.



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