More travel than action

Log Entry 6th of May 2018

May 1st – Tuesday: Red Papoo to 2496/10k followed by test flying the Gungnir I made, I can see its use and I like the visibility but will need some practice at the controls before I can appreciate its handling.

Latter I attended SSI (I must to start calling it by its correct name), which was good, I wonder where all those people are the rest of the time, normally I only see one or two of them.

I did begin the process of working out what items I need to collect but soon got tired of that.

May 2nd – Wednesday: With very little time this evening I did a little crafting, which showed a positive result. Before attending SSI, this time for the full hour, I think that mat be a first.

May 3rd -Thursday: Grey Papoo to 700/20k for some reason, possibly I am losing my marbles. Followed by SSI.

May 4th – Friday: Red Papoo to 3542/10k, even made a couple of PED here. Then I began a journey to Rocktropia, I am transporting Nocturaline’s Starfinder IX at Sub-Warp.

May 5th – Saturday: I concluded the journey to Rocktropia in the same vehicle. Space Skilling Saturday took place.

May 6th – Sunday: On Rocktropia I try the Vixens for the AI mission. I travel offline to Calypso. I am preparing a relocation to Next Island.

 

Clearly I have resumed a weekly blog, I’m not sure I will continue with that but will see how it goes.

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March 2018 (The noob hunting lifestyle).

Log entry for March 2018

Still intending to do less even though the cost (with the exception of SSS and the Colonists jumpsuit) is so small as to be ridiculous. I continue looking for a Disciple.

1st – Carabok, level 2, 500 killed, even sweated 5 of them after, I still don’t see the attraction. Oratan Payback Mission day 5 of 7. Herman CAP-TT R used.

2nd – Oratan Payback mission 6 of 7, nice return from that I’m not sure if they have to be done on consecutive days, no doubt I will find out in time. Jori, a slight loss but did not wipe out Oratan profit. Herman CAP-TT R.

Wolta very kindly gave me a Generic Fuse she had looted, she does that a lot so that I can make warp drives for the ship, next time we get to Calypso I should make a few.

3rd – After a very good Space Skilling Saturday I completed what I now know to be the first IFN Oratan Payback mission by doing day 7 of 7. These have proved to be very good and I would recommend them to any new inhabitant of the Entropia Universe, the payback in Universal Ammo makes it difficult to lose when doing this mission. After this I completed day 1/7 of the IFN Oratan mission II, this provides payback for killing Thugs in the form of skills, from what I can make out these do not have to be done over consecutive days. During this mission I had to wait to heal a few times as I was taking too much damage to just plough through it, I was using the Herman CAP-TT R, for the next session I will try the Herman CAP-R, which is the original TT version of this pistol, it does slightly more damage so should reduce the amount I take. During one of the periods in which I was healing I visited Nocturaline’s shop, she was busy adding more paintings having recently sold several and the images were taking their time appearing. During another healing period TigeRPaw showed up to kill some Bandits, she ran in with what must have been about 20 Oratan Prospectors of one rank or another chasing her, it looked like something out of the Benny Hill show. The Thugs are easy to find 100 of, it seems the Bandits are not, looks like mission III will be tougher.

4th – I purchase a TT Finder and Extractor along with some probes and have a crack at mining which results in a very small loss, the Arkadia TT finder is an (L) item it expired after using 4.1 PED of probes. I did not get another to continue the experiment, perhaps another day.

I placed a couple of auctions, both of which sold this day and TT’d misc stackables.

I went to the Oratan Prospector Wave area to see how this works, I was joined by one Jaco Nihilist Patrolman for about 10 waves and a couple of others joined in at various times, all were shooting the Punys, I got up to level 52 before being killed and not getting back in time to continue, in later waves one of various Oratans of higher levels shows up along with the Punys, the last two waves had Oratan Miner Young in this role. I had been killed earlier but used H-DNA, on wave 52 it involved a TP jump and I was too slow. I used the Herman CAP-TT R (L) for the Punys and some of the earlier higher Oratans but ended up using the Omegaton Igni L1100E for a couple and the Archon’s Sword for the rest when I realised how much ammo I was burning in the Igni, no armour but there was healing, just not quite enough in the last wave, I had forgotten to heal between waves and the first thing I hit was the Miner, lucky me!

Later its the Oratan Payback Mission II day 2/7 using the Herman Cap-R instead of a Herman Cap-TT R was quicker (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) and I needed to heal just twice, however it cost very close too a PED more to kill the same number of Oratan Thugs.

5th – 9th – Each day I just complete that day’s Oratan Payback Mission II, I experiment with different combinations of weapons, the cheapest seems to be using a Herman CAP-TT R (L) with a ZX Sinkadus fitted. A lose on all days except the 8th when I was using a Herman CAP-R with A ZX Sinkadus I am up 1.75 PED. On the 9th I complete the Oratan Payback Mission II and become a Corporal in the IFN, I also begin day 1/14 of the Oratan Payback Mission III, 100 Bandits a day!

10th – TigeRPaw gives me a couple of Way Points that enable me to complete day 1/14 of the Oratan Payback Mission III, left from yesterday. I complete Colonist Jumpsuit mission stage VI. I prepare to depart Arkadia, I leave my IFN uniform in the Sand Runner and store the same.

Space Skilling Saturday 216 occurs at Next Island.

After, we go to Toulan where Nocturaline and I face the Thawr Divine and overcome it with out being killed once in spite of me forgetting to attach the plates to my Ursa, numbnutz! Fortunately Nocturaline has very good healing skills and equipment. Not much loot from this, a return of just 37%. A new one spawned as soon as I killed it. I offered to split the loot with Nocturaline but this was declined.

Spent some time trying to find a location on Toulan where in the past I have done quite well, I did find it but managed another loss defending myself while I did.

11th -13th – Toulan, I wandered around an did some of the missions, including the 200 Tabtab in a day, on the last day I equipped the Ursa, this time with the 5B plates and tried my luck with the Wahesh, the first was a small global the next eight gave quite poor loot, the final one killed me and I had to return to finish it, a profit was achieved. I now have 10 of these towards the 100 daily target, I will try again on my next visit. I met a young Lady by the name of Hexadine Hex Atreides and we talked about shortblades mostly which brought back some memories of my younger days. After I headed back to Next Island so as to be ready for the next Space Skilling Saturday.

15th – 16th – Various Papoo for the Simian Problem mission, Yellow Papoo were really easy, the Grey were harder but not too difficult, both of those are complete. I have started Brown and Red, the Brown seem to be partway between the Yellow and the Grey, the Red are significantly tougher. Ekimose Desnago Born invited me to the “Ancient Greece Naked Olympic Games #1” I wonder if they will call it AGNOG? It is tomorrow (Saturday) and starts at 1630 MA, I will go if I can, it looks like it will clash with SSS.

17th – I complete the Brown Papoo part of the Simian problem.

Later I compete in the first Next Island Olympics, this consisted of three events for the eleven contestants. The first event was a race to the TP at the top of Mount Olympus, The second was a treasure hunt for Cyclops eyes in the vicinity  of Thebes Market and the third was seeing who could survive the longest in the Temple at Olympus, the results from these determined who would enter two PVP battles at Warrior Peak on NI. These were between 3rd and 4th and 1st and 2nd places, using long swords provided by the organisers. The whole thing was very well organised by David Draxar Born and Ekimose Desnago Born too whom a big thank you goes out, it all went very smoothly, very impressive for a first event. I managed to scrape Bronze by the way.

Due to running around Naked in Ancient Greece I was almost late for Space Skilling Saturday which went smoothly.

After I continued with the Red Papoo Simian problem mission but failed to finish it.

18th – Back in Ancient Greece I visit the temple at Olympia and try my sword, well mostly my sword against the Guardians and the Avatars of Despair, I started with full armour and pistol but it was no contest, I felt sorry for my opponents and reverted to Archon’s sword and no armour, I did OK too. Next I completed the Red Papoo Simian problem mission, which finished the missions and I received the reward

19th – Foolishly I returned to the Temple at Olympia, this time armed only with sword and healing devices, I survived just fine but was not financially rewarded.

20th – I was about halfway through the 5k killpoint Yellow Papoo mission and decided I should finish this, needless to say it was not much of a challenge but required some concentration and a little over 14 PED of ammo, I am still using the Herman Cap-R with a ZX Sinkadus attached to do these missions.

21st – Time to make a start on the Brown Papoo 5k killpoint mission, I manage to get to 2727 points, I know I had some to begin with but I do not remember how many, I forgot to attach the amp this time, senile old sod!

24th – It’s Space Skilling Saturday, it comes around fast nowadays.

After I continue with the Brown Papoo but get tired part way through the hunt and decide to finish tomorrow.

25th – I complete the hunt I started yesterday, this brings me to 4700 points, I should be able to finish that fairly soon, next it will be Grey Papoo.

26th – Brown Papoo 5k completed, I realise I have not really started the 1k Grey Papoo mission as I have just 10 points so that’s what I complete and manage to get 10 points into the 5k.

29th – Grey Papoo reaching 1075 points, it seems 16PED of ammo gets me a little over 1k of points and brings the ZX Sinkadus to almost completely used.

30th – Grey Papoo to 2195 points.

Then a few warp transports during which I spent sometime on Calypso picking up various items previously purchased on Auction and sorting out my inventory. I also made a new Warp Drive and placed a few stacks on Auction to try to bolster the funds in my very poor looking PED card, this succeeded better than I expected. I picked up a few items I had stored that I feel would be useful for my noob hunting lifestyle.

I picked up an old Disciple of mine (Clyde Budski Baretta), to be clear he is not a geriatric but has been a disciple for a long time, and we headed back to Next Island where training was given, mostly involving the killing of Yellow Papoo but also use of a Sleipnir. It was a long session and for the last hour I was quite confused often talking into the wrong chat and wondering why (see the 21st).

31stMore Warp transports were completed and I returned to Next Island in readiness for this evening’s Space Skilling Saturday.

After its more Grey Papoo taking the killpoint total to 3288. I also gained a new Disciple one Calsword Cals Demonbane, he was directed towards me by Jaco Nihilist Patrolman to whom I am thankful.

I created a channel for use by myself and my disciples, I will add in past disciples when I see them on line.

A busy month, I am having more fun on Next Island than I expected too which is a real bonus. I think the noob hunting lifestyle agrees with me and am enjoying what little mentoring I have done.

Not sure if writing one of these a month is working too well, it is a lot to read and most of it is dull.

 

February 2018

Log entry for February 2018

On the 3rd after Space Skilling Saturday I took on the Kreltin for a mini hunt, nothing remarkable but there was a small profit. This was followed by the manufacturing of Welding Wire. More Welding Wire was manufactured on the 4th and 5th with some Rk-5s being made on the 5th as well.

Also on the 5th I tested myself against the Proteron Divine. I found if could get about one fifth of the way through it before being destroyed and by the time I got back it was so near to being completely healed there was little point in continuing. I did kill a few of the Cornundacaudas that also inhabit the area and managed a return of about 19%, I think that may be an all time low.

On the 10th another Kreltin mini hunt after Space Skilling Saturday this one providing a decent profit of 144%. This was followed by the manufacturing of RK-5s and RK-20s.

On the 11th TigeRPaw and I went to deal with the Proteron Divine, I was shooting and she healing, it took us a few attempts before we got this right and TigeRPaw very kindly lent me her “Ranked HK1750” and “Improved Omegaton A105” so that I could start shooting at a greater range than I could with my pistol, it did more damage per hit too but I’m not sure about per minute. The trick to doing this is not to kill the Cornundacaudas, they are faster than the Proteron and if you continually back away from the main target they will attack and get between you and the Proteron providing a buffer that keeps you out of its range. I managed a decent global and a return of 364%. I repaired TigeRPaw’s equipment before returning it and split the loot with her, I would not normally do that but then she would not normally lend her equipment. A great deal of trust was shown and it is much appreciated.

Latter on the 11th I went looking for an Outpost that no longer exists and had a go in the Crystal Cave, a small loss taken there. Later still TigeRPaw and I head into space, See Training TigeRPaw.

On the 15th I tried my luck in the Pit at Chug’s Hideout, using the Mission Galactica, Adjusted Restoration Chip, the chip made this much easier than it used to be. Next there was a solo warp to Arkadia where I found the Kamaldon Divine and let it hit to see how bad the damage was. After speaking with TigeRPaw I am provided with Way Points for all the Divine creatures. Then I spend a happy hour or so with my NIP hunting Halix.

The 16th. I test the Kamaldon Divine, solo. As this is just one TP 1 jump away from a revive I though it worth a shot, it did not work. I spend some time prowling the shops looking for what might help, I find 4 x Neurostim-C which give a decent health and regeneration boost. The after discussing with Wolta tactics we could use I purchase some Medical Tool Heal Enhancers levels III and IV, these allow me to fill all five slots in my EMT kit Ek-2900 and give it a heal capacity of 55 points 29 times a minute.

The EMT is given to Wolta who offers me here tier 7 Omegaton Igni L1100E to use instead of my tier 5 of the same weapon however she has no enhancers so I decline this most kind offer. We armour up and I equip an Aeglic and an Athenic ring, I find the Kamaldon Divine and provide a waypoint for Wolta, when we are both ready I take a Neurostim-C and begin. We managed to get it down to about a quarter of its full health before it gets me, I had just said “Easy :)” to Wolta when I am slain! I get back via TP ASAP and continue the attack, Wolta had also been slain by then but I was hoping she would arrive quickly, she did but not quick enough so we go again, this time she is waiting for me and we finish it off, a terrific loot of nearly 18PED in Shrapnel is the result, there is still a small profit!

Next Wolta and myself try the Oratan Miner camp nearby and then several others hoping they will re-spawn but they don’t. One of them was low enough level for me to do without armour quite easily. We also try a couple of Oratan camps, the first was far too hard and we both died several times just trying to take out one Oratan, the second was suitably easy after which I called it a day. It has been a little over two years since I have hunted with Wolta and it was good to do this again, just like old times. I need to be careful not to end up spending all my free time doing this again, judging by the rest of this log entry I fail.

The 17th to the 21st have small Oro hunts, I’ve been through the IFN Challenges and found the level 2 Oro is the one that should be easiest to finish. Some auction sales and the listing of some new items, I had bought some Arsonistic chips with me from Calypso, it is looking like I did not bring enough.

I have become quite concerned with how much weight I am carrying, when all I was doing was Space Skilling it made little difference, now I am hunting and still carrying about 30 RKs, I rationalised what I am carrying but it is still too much so I have purchased a “Lux Special Armor Luggage”, this was from Calypso auction and is waiting to be collected. For some fun I also purchased a “Sand Runner MK1 (C,L)” I intend to keep a different ground vehicle on each planet so I do not need to carry one with me. I soon find it’s turning circle is that of a small moon and that it often takes damage for no apparent reason, it is good fun though.

I offer to split the loot from the Kamaldon with Wolta but she declines.

The 22nd and 23rd, With the Oro mission complete I re-evaluate the IFN mission situation and complete the 1st Feran mission and finish the ammo off with some Halix I bumped into.

The 24th is Space Skilling Saturday after which I finish the level 1 IFN Gallard mission in the dark. For all these low level missions its the original Arkadia TT pistol a Herman Cap-R and no armour.

The 25th, I decide to become an Arkadian Citizen and pay the price in sweat after which I wander along the path I walked before, several years ago, almost no one would talk to me. I’m not quite sure how it happened but I managed to join the IFN and went through the running about missions (so glad I already had the TPs), I did the puny Oratan and the Arkadian Hornets, I am a private with the desert uniform which for some reason has one stripe.

I completed stage 1 of the Carabok mission and started doing the seven day Oratan Payback mission, not sure what that’s about but no doubt I will find out, probably in seven days.

The 26th, I purchase four of the new Herman CAP-TT (L) and test one of them in subsequent hunts, I have plans for them involving a disciple.

Day 2/7 of the Oratan Payback Mission, is easily accomplished. Halix to upgrade to the Blue jumpsuit (I do not currently have enough shrapnel to progress but it wont take long). Jori IFN mission 1, largely for something to do. The final chip on auction sells for the base price.

27th, more Jori, I got to 63/75. After that it was the Oratan Payback Mission day 3/7.

At this time I had enough Shrapnel to upgrade my colonists jumpsuit, I went as far as Gray before I did not have the materials to hand. After I had done it I realised it was 320PED TT value of stackables to get that far and I realised I had been a bit daft in doing it, that said there is only one more colour to get so I will probably be dafter still.

28th, Jori to finish level 1 then to 37/400 for level 2, Dromia to finish level 1, Oratan Payback mission 4/7 and a 1 PED, yes just 1 PED hunt of Halix, I did not want them to feel left out!

I think i am spending too much time doing this, I will cut back in March.

Back with a whimper not a bang

Log entry for the 31st of January 2018

It has been quite a while since I last wrote something here, I have not been doing very much other than Space Skilling which is written of in the Pathfinder XXXI log. This month however I have been doing a little, I expect a little is what I will continue to do as I cannot dedicate as much time to this as I used to.

Last year I would occasionally have a small hunt after SSS, this happened mostly on Crystal Palace where I have the Kreltin mission to complete. These hunts were with just 50 PED of ammo and I would sometimes run out and finish with a blade. A few Kreltin were killed and the mission total slowly increased, it is still a very long way from the target of 5000 kills.

I have continued with this, this year when we are at Calypso, the first time I selected the wrong dome (it has been that long) and instead took on the Aurli with no armour, I managed a small global, I was solo but had not disbanded the SSS team, that was on 20th, the day of our 4th anniversary Space Skilling Saturday.

The following week on the 27th I completed Mission Galactica, at least as far as I wanted to go with it and acquired the Adjusted Restoration Chip which is the lowest chip offered, on doing this I discovered the side mission and have decided to have a go at that. I tried the chip against the Kreltin, with no armour, and it is very useful though that 50PED hunt did not go as well as the one against the Aurli.

Watch this space.