Mostly Space Skilling Saturdays

Log entry for the 10th of April 2016

For various reasons I have not been able to play much, I have however made sure that Space Skilling Saturday continues, the link goes only to the latest.

After SSS this week I went to Zomhatten and joined with the denizens of Rocktropia in the destruction of various Kongs, Things, Werewolf Gods and I’m sorry to say Vampire Queens. Actually made a few PED too, it was good to be part of this again but I must not allow myself to get used to it.

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On the Rock.

I started the week thoroughly enjoying myself on Rocktropia, I was serving the nation again working toward the completion of stage 3 by the end of the day I still had about 250 werewolves left to kill. The Skill Pills are great, I can see my skill increasing quicker and have been working out how much ammo I need with what set-up on the Karma killer for it to last an hour and thus get the most I can from each pill, so far it seems that with werewolves and no enhancers 250PED of ammo lasts just over 55 minutes. It’s a pretty intense 55 minutes though, not sure if I can keep it up. The loot has not been terrible either, managed a small global with a 20PED ESI and another loot contained a generic fuse which is always good as it saves me buying them to make warp drives.

Wolta and I finally got around to a team hunt, we tried werewolves first and then Motorhead Security, it was short hunt, I only used about 90 PED of ammo, we did score a small global, team name of Sleepyheads. We need to do this more often unfortunately we do not seem to be on line at the same times very often, I guess it’s a summer thing.

Tuesday, I continued to serve the nation, financially a less rewarding day but the skills are still improving with the skill pills, this hunt consisted of 250 PED of ammo, an un-amped and un-enhanced Karma Killer and un-plated Viceroy lasted slightly longer than the pill but I had lessened the pace a bit. Most of the time I do not need the armour but with werewolves being as aggressive as they are I several times found myself up against 6 or 7 so it definitely saved my bacon.

Wednesday, much the same as Tuesday except I tried the harrier armour with 5b plates, this provided more than adequate protection, unfortunately the returns were slightly worse. I did complete the The History of Vampire Helena #3 (kill 1000 werewolves) , I am not sure what the reward was I think I was told at mission start. I did start The History of Vampire Helena #4 (kill 5000 werewolves) the reward for which is first aid, a long mission and one I probably will not start on this visit, only a few days left before we move on and I would like to try a few more mobs.

Friday, I didn’t forget Thursday it’s just that I did nothing. Motorhead Royalty at Lemmy’s Castle, these were tough for me solo, I had to heal a lot and on several occasions I did not heal enough so had to TP back to the mob to finish it. Often I was trying to heal but the lag was delaying it until it was too late which I found very frustrating. I did manage a small global and another loss.

Saturday, I went to Wet Wolf Creek in search of wolves, I did not care if they were wet or dry, I just wished to finish the Vampire Wars #1 mission, I was at about 40 of 100 when I started and it did not take long to complete. Once done I visited Evil Cathedral to take on the next mission. Whilst there I used the rest off the 100PED of ammo to kill zombies, Hell Week has lasted me at least a year and I am not near to completion. Later I heard the call on #Rocktropia that Zombie Kong was going to be summoned so I asked the location and tooled up. I had not done this before, it seems that there are several waves of Zombies to be dealt with before Kong manifests. I really enjoyed this and hope to be able to do it again, didn’t do bad on the loot either got a Tommy Gun of some kind, looks kind of cool. After this I did the first 2 waves before it timed out on me prior to a mad dash to prepare for departure. I TPd a lot of low MU stuff before heading to the Pathfinder for Space Skilling Saturday. After which Nocturaline and I went to the surface of Monria.

Sunday, Monria, I did some of the noob mission sequence and hunted some Yog Scrub and Arbitrator the Vermin, it did not go very well but I did get an increase in Evade. Monria was pretty deserted, other than Nocturaline I saw only 3 other avatars there, maybe it will pick up after the migration on Calypso (I think this takes longer every year). Late in the day I took the ship to Calypso.

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.