The (not so) Great Escape.

Log Entry for July 21st 2013

The start of the week was much like the the end of the last, things were going downhill rapidly and even the drones had shallow pockets. I was beginning to think that maybe I should just avoid the bulk of the migration this year and head off world.

I had recently seen a few people around with a rather nice looking armour, I had no clue what it was but thought I would like a set if it’s any good. I think I scanned someone to discover it was the Viceroy Skullcandy edition and the stats. looked pretty good. I could find none on auction in spite of looking over several days. I searched the forums to find this very helpful link . It seems the armour was available from a string of missions on Arkadia and rather oddly once obtained could not be traded nor was it of any value to the TT. It did however have stats. very similar to (slightly better than) gremlin. I have often of late been tempted by the gremlin, a good all round armour and useful against Leviathan and Aurli. My mind was made up.  The mission involved the trading of stackables for armour parts so I took a copy of my inventory from the website and worked out what I had, what I did not have (not very much) and what I needed to transport from Calypso (quite a lot).

I knew I would not see Wolta again until Thursday evening so I e-mailed her the link. I spoke with Nocturaline and she was up for an extended stay on Arkadia. I have never been there for much longer than a weekend so a more lengthy visit with time to explore a bit more would be welcome for me. I had planned on going Tuesday evening but events prevented this so Nocturaline and I went on Wednesday instead (foolish as it turns out as Wolta would be on line the next day and we had to go back for her). Details of the trips are available in this ship’s log entry. First thing we did on the planet was have a race around the track, always fun and as is usual I lost :). I got most of the armour that night, I needed only a few veneer of various types and decided to be lazy and buy them at auction.

Thursday night and I completed my set and we returned to Calypso to pick Wolta up. Wolta soon managed to get her first part and we started to hunt for the necessary boards with which to make the veneers. We soon got the boards between us and Wolta got her complete set of Viceroy (with which she is very pleased), my loot issues continued, I was still losing but now I was not losing quite so much.

On the Saturday Nocturaline invited Wolta and myself to join her in an Arkadian Key mission, none of us had done this before and we had no clue as to what to expect. Nocturaline had bought an Arkadian key 1, after some wandering about we found the way in and spent some time running around the underground slaying the various mobs, it was ridiculously easy for the 3 of us, one of us could have done it easily and indeed the following day Nocturaline did do this solo. We all got some loot and guess what, we all lost, especially poor Nocturaline who kindly refused to take any PED to cover the costs of the key.

Afterwards Wolta and I tried a team hunt against the Riptor and the Scoria, the mobs won quite convincingly although we managed a small victory against the Nusul the following day.

During the week the latest recruit to “The Curse of Chug” one Mad Neo Force got himself a number 1 on the HoF listNeoHof, good work Neo and well deserved, lets hope there are many more.


A busy week for Cee

Log entry 17-02-13

The week started poorly, on Monday hunting had still not recovered from Sunday. I was trying a few Allo and Esto when I got a call from an old friend from EUC one Una Griph Alconbury asking me if I would like to do the Daikiba wave event near to Odysseus Landing. It had been a while since I had done it and had not seen Una for a while either so I headed for the TP and then to the Wave Event area by air.

The event started slowly, I was massively overprotected at the start as I had put on the ghost armour but we worked our way through the first couple of waves. Una had also invited slartybartfass slarty bummel and James Dont GiveUp so this turned into quite an EUC reunion. We soon ploughed through the Daikiba and despatched the boss. Good fun if brief.

Tuesday night and the loot was no better, at least for me, James did rather well though, I am glad to say. I also had issues with weapons not firing and FAPs not FAPing while out hunting and decided to quit earlier than usual, I even had problems trying to sell to the TT! I did manage to put a bid on an A105, the price is quite low and I am bound to be outbid but worth a punt.

Wednesday, loot was still poor, so poor I had stopped hunting and was going through some calculations as to the economy of amps when I received an e-mail from MA. The content of which was to do with the tenth anniversary of EU/PE, I could not help but smile when I read the last paragraph, which I quote here :-

“Finally, as some of you may have noticed, MindArk has already started celebrating by juicing up the loots, globals and HoFs! No one can be sure when this insanity will end so be sure to grab your share of these Modified Loots!

I tried a few atrox, the return was poor and I left the hunt half done.

Thursday, I picked up were I left off with Wednesday’s atrox hunt, unfortunately the loot picked up where it left off too! Later I finished off the BSF Kaamos on a few allo and esto, I’m kind of sad to see it go, I liked the weapon but the MU is now too high for it to be a practical choice. It was during this hunt that I reached the 4k mark of the 5k Allo/Esto Iron Challenge. Later still I hunted with a P5a, it felt slow and weak by comparison but I think I finally got one of those globals MA were touting in their e-mail.

Friday, I spoke with Wolta and we planned Saturday’s trip.

Saturday, off to Arkadia aboard the Pathfinder, see here for more details. On Arkadia I tried hunting some Nusul solo, the results were quite poor but I did complete stage 2 of the challenge (I think it was stage 2!), I also tried some mining wich came out pretty even. Later I tried some Nusul in team with Wolta and the results were even worse than solo so we went to 8 Coins and had a crack at some Scoria, they proved a bit tough for two armed with P5a but we managed it and even got us a small global of about 80 PED, we were both delighted to find that 75.87PED of that was an ESI.

Sunday, Wolta, Henry and I tried some more Scoria, it was much easier with 3 but the results were not as spectacular. I also tried soem mining but that yielded a very poor return. Soon it was time to return to Calypso, the log for that is here. I tried some more hunting but results were as poor as the rest of the week. I finished the week off having a long chat with Calico about almost everything, it was really nice to catch up.