Some time on the home world

Log Entry for June the 29th 2014

Monday, I spent the day hunting Brontes Cyclops, I was using my Archon’s Sword and repaired it 3 times, loot was good the first and third hunt both resulted in globals and a decent profit. I found the herb box just did not heal fast enough and would not keep me alive against an attacking Cyclops, the strategy therefore was just to attack, healing was only done at the revive. Whilst this did work quite well I decided I did need some armour in order to make this a little less arduous. Later it was off to The home world (Calypso) in the pathfinder, it seems I forgot to include that journey in the shop’s log, I do seem to be getting more forgetful, I will try to include something.

Tuesday, I tried both Atrox and Feffox, neither were particularly good though. I decided to try a little crafting and made 3 Breer P3a pistols using up a limited BP I had acquired at some point. I started trickling some of the Next Island Pixie parts onto auction as well as one of the P3a. I find myself wanting to return to Ancient Greece.

Wednesday, I revisited the Drones at Jason Centre, the loot was better but still not good, I tried crafting a few Weapon Skill and Weapon Accuracy Enhancers, which I put on auction along with the residue and unused components that I had purchased, I made a loss but I am not sure how to record crafting, it is the most difficult to assess as the ingredients are mostly not purchased from the Trade Terminal. Need to do some thinking on this one.

Thursday, I tried the Drones at Jason Centre once more and got a decent return (over 80%), I also tried some Longu down in LA6, again more than 80% return, whilst there I did a little mining which returned over 95% so things are looking up. I had a chat with Henry BabyOxide Ha about crafting and he gave me a few pointers which I’m sure will be useful.

Friday, I visited Boreas to take on the Drones there, 2 hunts both in the black. Whilst there I gained another Hit Point bringing me to 168, very happy, a good day in the Entropia Universe. Later it was off to Arkadia.

Saturday, On Arkadia, I had a poor hunt of Oratan Miners followed by a little more crafting, this time of Simple 1 Conductors and Welding Wire, combined there was a slight loss but I will probably recover that by not needing to pay the MU for Welding Wire. The day ended with Space Skilling Saturday and some more travel.

Sunday, Arrived at Toulan, I must admit to being a Toulan virgin, I spent the day roaming, finding TPs and Revives and trying my luck against all I met. My first hunt was very surprising, I had just 100PED of ammo from when I was landing in the Quad and I used this against whatever I encountered, the result was in the black and I had 13 weapons looted, Ok they are not high TT or anything but that many items was something to see. Subsequent hunts were not so successful but I still got many weapons.

Overall an interesting week, with several locations visited and mobs hunted, my return for the week (not including crafting) was a little under 88% which is a good result. I have been considering changing the Soc. name again but am not sure. Neo has been back on line and getting several globals as well as a HoF,

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At Next Island (mostly)

Log Entry for June the 22nd 2014

It really has been a while since I have been to Next Island, it did not take long before I had the old feeling of liking it but not knowing what to do! I decide to fly about a bit and figure out where various mobs were, how tough they were and what they dropped so on Monday I tried Buccaneer Skeletons, Death Drakes, Chimera and Pirate Skeletons. The Skeletons are quite odd, for some reason they all kept their hats! I can understand that they no longer need to wear clothes, after all they do not need to keep warm and have no privates to cover, so why keep the hats? I can only think that they are ashamed of their new found baldness, pirates and buccaneers in life are portrayed as having lots of hair, the loss of which is obviously a cause for shame, so great a shame that they have to keep their hats. I did get a global from a pirate skeleton which failed to register on entropialife, as did 3 of the 5 I got during the week. I ended the day running some of the missions with Wolta, I could probably do some of them again, they have changed since I ran them. I do remember finding them quite good fun.

On Tuesday I just could not wait any longer, the Karma Killer had reached tier 4.9 last week and was ready for an upgrade to tier 5, I jumped into my quad, headed into the big black and set a course for Calypso, I made my approach z+ on Crystal Palace so as to avoid any entanglements and reached Calypso without issue, surface to surface the journey was a little over an hour. Everything I needed was on auction and none of had buy-outs that were much over the daily MU so I acquired what was needed and did the deed. I also got some tier V enhancers and stocked up some of the others that were running low. I’m currently using all damage enhancers but am thinking of testing some others, that can wait however.

I decided to try the newly upgraded Karma Killer and headed to Saba Camp and then east to play with the Rextelum, the pistol is more effective but the Rextelum took advantage of my generosity and I came away with very little by way of a return. On the upside I passed the half way mark of the Supreme Rextelum Slayer challenge.

Exiv was on-line, he had been wanting to join us for a week or so, so I offered him a ride back to NI, which he accepted, however after discussion it seems he would prefer to go to Arkadia where we could all meet at the weekend, it was late, too late for me to make it to NI and still get to bed at a reasonable time so we set course for Arkadia, Exiv went AFK and I chatted with a few people in Space Chat. About 2 AU out from Arkadia, Exiv logged out (it later transpired that he crashed), I changed course for the Space Station. A little latter he logged back in and after reviving found himself on Zeus. I had relayed this on Space Chat and very kindly Sally Sal Bridges offered to pick him up and take him to Arkadia, she was already en route and about 2 minutes short of Zeus. With that sorted I FL’d Sally found a quite corner below decks at Arkadia Space Station and curled up to sleep.

Wednesday, yes, it’s only Wednesday! Fortunately it was a relatively quite day. I had little time so I headed to the Arkadian Surface where I set to against some Oratan Miners, these were much more generous that the miserly Rextelum of yesterday, with a global and a near global. While I was hunting I had a chat with Sally Sal Bridges who had kindly accepted my Friend request of yesterday, it seem both she and Exiv had done quite well the previous night on Arkadia, with her getting a decent global and Exiv a small HoF. Seems we live rather close to each other too, well close in EU terms, probably less than 200 English miles. During the hunt I got 1/3 of the way through level 53 Laser Pistoleer (Hit), crawling along.

Thursday, time to return to Next island, I set off into the big black and headed straight for Next Island, I was about 30 seconds out of the safe zone when I realised I had not checked my stackables, rectifying this I discovered I was carrying all the loot from yesterday’s Oratan miner hunt and absolutely no ammo, genius! I turned around and headed back to Arkadia to put the stackables in storage and to get some ammo before continuing.

Approaching Next Island I decided to try some Cosmic Horrors and used the ammo I was carrying on them before I headed to the surface. With the loot in storage I got some more ammo and went fishing for some Island Sharks, managing a small global and very little else.

Friday, I entertained myself hunting Vulcan Drakes, I did not really have suitable armour so this was harder and more wasteful than it should have been but I quite enjoyed it. I was killed a few times when they ganged up on me but other than that I managed OK.

Later I accidentally began a hunt with blades (finding I needed to defend myself but not having any ammo on me} this hunt continued into Saturday as I was called away to complete a warp pick-up.

Saturday, The hunt with blades continued against various creatures and resulted in almost a 100% return, which was rather pleasing. I was asked for some assistance by a newish arrival one Feyn An Talitha which I gladly gave and had quite a long chat with her and assisted her with gaining  Morion Teleport.

Later I found I was unprepared for Space Skilling Saturday, having neither enough Welding Wire or healthy enough Rk-5 and RK-20 so had to make a quick trip to Arkadia. After which Space Skilling Saturday went quite well.

Sunday, Straight to Ancient Greece, Wolta and Nocturaline were already there. I found my Settlers garb no longer worked there so I was forced to run around in my underpants, it was that or wear a dress. I’m sure I had acquired some Hoplite Armour on a previous visit but was unable to locate it so I shall need to get some more, the auction had 6 parts but it was overpriced so I managed without it. Every item on the nearly 2 pages of auction had been placed by just one person, is there a market here?

I decided to try the Brontes Cyclops, quite tricky without armour but Archon’s Sword was very effective, healing was next to impossible so I only did it after I revived and was assisted in this by Nocturaline briefly. To my amazement I managed a small global, my first in Ancient Greece, and the hunt returned the first positive of the week . Later I hunted some Achelous in order to complete the Arachne’s Dilemma mission, this hunt also produced a positive. I find myself wondering if this is an Ancient Greece or a melee weapon phenomenon. I think there is only one way to find out but it will have to wait until next week.

My total return for this week was 71.75%, it was only this good due to the events in Ancient Greece.

Next Island (Eventually)

Log Entry for June the 15th 2014

Monday and I continued with a hunt against various Oratan, this did not go well, the return was very poor. I did get Level 29 in both One Handed and Two Handed Clubber at the same time, these have always been at the same time, either I have never used a club or this happens for everyone.

Tuesday – Thursday, I concentrated on Oratan Miners, this gave a much better result but it was still poor, Skills gained were Level 32 Brawler (Dmg) & Level 22 Gunner (Dmg). On the Tuesday I had a nice long chat with Alaina Bonnie Scotia, nice to get to know her a little. There was a time when I made a point of trying to catch up with everyone on my FL but I have let this lapse, maybe I should make a bit of an effort.

Friday, Oratan Miners again, poor result again. No surprise there.

Saturday, A couple of hunts participating in the Oratan Slasher Thug Event for New Starter Packs The first one returning over 90% and the second over 110%, this was by far the best result of the week. I should probably have stayed for the rest of the weekend but had other plans already deferred from last week. During this the Karma Killer reached tier 4.9, excited to upgrade it but could not find the required commodities, looks like a trip to Calypso is required, however I was heading the other way. After Space Skilling Saturday  it was off to Next Island with Wolta and Nocturaline.

Sunday, I awoke on the ship and headed to the surface of Next Island, it has been quite a while since I have been there so was quite excited, it was just as I remembered it, still a lovely place but with too many monkeys. I had 3 hunts covering Storm Drakes, Snow Drakes, Boars, Portal Guardians, Island Sharks and Pirate Skeletons. Returns were between 55 and 70%, actually not bad by comparison and to my knowledge I got my first Next Island global ( I could be wrong), then I got my second, the first was against the sharks, the second the skeletons although for some reason that one did not register on entropialife.

Exiv has made a return this week we are intending to get the soc. together for a few team hunts.

That’s my week, sorry to go on about the loot returns so much it’s just that they have been so shit for so long that I’ve been considering hanging up my gun and concentrating on the transport business. The overall return for the week was 66.54% I hope Next Island is more generous but I’m not optimistic.

 

Got me a HoF

Log Entry for June the 8th 2014

Monday, I decided to take on various Oratan at or near to Steadfast Firebase. One of the camps there contains some heavy hitters, as it turned out too heavy for me but I tried with the A105 strapped to the Karma Killer. I used the TP chip a lot, managed to complete the first wave but wave 2 beat the crap from me and on returning to the camp via the TP chip I found it empty, the wave had timed out. I went on to investigate another camp (there seem to be 3 in the area) and then a mine. The return was quite poor in the end, I guess I had wasted quite a few rounds though.

Tuesday is Teladay or maybe Teladon day, hit a 53 PED global on the first mob which is always nice, unfortunately it trailed off rapidly from there and I ended up with a return only minimally an improvement on Monday.

Wednesday, I TT’d some stackables and placed quite a few more on auction before returning to Steadfast and revisiting the Oratan, I was busy at the mine when my head began to drop, the soothing sound of gunfire was putting me to sleep. I finished the round then logged at the mine ready to continue on…….

Thursday, I continued yesterday’s hunt and was rewarded almost right at the end with a 1488 PED HoF, number 7 on the board. I was fairly stunned, my last had been way back in October. I must admit I’ve missed it, there was a time when they were quite frequent, I hope this is the beginning of a roll.

Friday, again various Oratan in the vicinity of Steadfast but this time an exceptionally poor return, to be expected I suppose.

Saturday, this was a repeat of Friday in all respects accept that my Viceroy foot guards reached tier 1.9. I had to rush to get into space for Space Skilling Saturday, cut it fine but made it.

Sunday, you already guessed it, various Oratan at Steadfast, this time in team with Wolta, we did manage a shared loot global at one of the camps before I had to log. I continued solo on my return and managed another small global. The return was acceptable. I upgraded the Viceroy foot guards to tier 2.

Return for the week was 128% even with that HoF but it’s nice to be in the black one in a while. As you may have guessed I’m adding up the points on the Oratan 80K IFN killpoint Challenge, I’m about 1/4 of the way there.