Marvellously Merry Mayhem mostly, mmmm

Log entry for the 3rd of January 2016

Monday, I realise I’ll not be able to spend enough hours in Merry Mayhem to qualify for the competition but I do want to reach the 2k total points so as to get back 200 PED of Universal Ammo, thinking back this was probably a false economy. I also decided to use my last 5 hour 100% skill pill from the Gold Rush event on Arkadia, yes I had reached my goal of level 60 Laser Pistoleer (hit) and in the process become Marvellous but what’s the point of carrying the pill around and risking losing it to a pirate between planets. Once I have gained the skill it cannot be taken from me, at least not yet. I popped the pill and had a couple of one hour sessions in the instance, the first hour was against Araneatrox the second against Kerberos. The result was a loss of nearly 150 PED (already spent 3/4 of the 200 PED reward right there) but there were three small globals, my points reached 1585, cumulative hours reached 12 and I got to 10% of the way to level 61, “marvellous” as Mr. Brittas used to say!

Tuesday, I spend another full hour with the Kerberos in Merry Mayhem Solo 3 which gives me a couple of globals and an 8 PED profit. Later I return for another hour (the first of a 2 part hunt) it gives just one small global.

Wednesday, part 2 of the hunt from last night, no globals, Laser Pistoleer (hit) reaches 18% to the next level and my MM points total increases to 1750, the combined loss for the two hunts is 224 PED, oops there goes the 2k point bonus. I now have 15 cumulative hours and a very sore right hand, I will have to rest tomorrow.

Friday, it’s 2016 so I wish a very happy new year to anyone who reads this and make a blogging resolution but see the end for that, don’t be filled with anticipation over it though it really isn’t that exciting.
I auction for a buy out price quite a lot of Animal eye oil, funds are low and I need Ammo, Christmas is always an expensive time of year and while I could afford it I decide I do not want to deposit until it is necessary.
Hour 16 against the Kerberos solo 3 results in one small global, a loss of 69 PED and a distinct lack of notes, there is a chance that I was hungover!

Saturday, hour 17 and a 32 PEC profit! I’m quite excited and start to work out what I could spend it on. There are a couple of globals, MM points reach 1828 and Laser Pistoleer (hit) climbs to 21% of a level.
Later there is Space Skilling Saturday which includes a run in with that nice fellow micjack.

Sunday, hours 18 and 19 in Merry Mayhem solo 3, both are against the Kerberos. The first hour is quite poor with one small global and a loss of 160 PED. During the second hour I reach the 2k MM points but continue to the end, I also get a decent global, Laser Pistoleer (hit) approaches 25% of the level and I get my 200 PED of Universal Ammo, unfortunately I use some of it instead of my purchased Ammo. I made a profit of 229 PED (including the 200 in Universal Ammo), am 89 points over the 2k and with only 19 hours am tempted to do one more to get it to 20, which is half of the requirement for entry to the competition.

The return this week was 91% which resulted in a loss of 321 PED, not bad really.

New year’s blogging resolution is to include more background information such as who I have been chatting with although about what may not be disclosed depending upon the content. I have noticed the blog has become very results focused and while I wish to include results I do not want them to be the total content.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Skillfest and losing small

Log entry for the 29th of November 2015

Monday, it has to be Magurg Breeder 2s again, I still have about 3 hours left of the 5 hour, 100% gain Skill Pill I consumed yesterday and need to make the most of it, which I did with what passes nowadays as a very successful hunt. I walked, well, ran slowly, away with a 177 PED profit and a return of 121%. A very good start to the week.

Tuesday, coming out of my semi-retirement, lured by dreams of skill I spend a little over an hour on Gold Rush Island, this time I lost but the skill gains were good and I polish off the Skill Pill at level 59.4663 Laser Pistoleer (hit), pleased with the result I am determined to fit another 5 hours in this week as I have more Pills.

Thursday, I take another 5 hour, 100% skill gain pill and spend approximately 2 hours on Gold Rush Island, another positive return and 3 globals to go with it. After a break I return for a further hour, get another 3 globals, one of which was of the higher kind and manage another large PED gain.

Friday, I need to finish off this Skill Pill before Space Skilling Saturday so as not to waste it and I know I will not get time tomorrow so another 2 hour Magurg hunt ensues, another loss but with the pill gone I’m at 59.5730 Laser Pistoleer (hit), I’m hoping to reach 60 before the new year and it is looking possible now. Also during this hunt the Igni reaches tier 2.9 so I will soon need to look for the materials required to upgrade it to tier 3. I still need a name for the Igni, I had been thinking “Ronda” but she took a pounding recently.

Saturday, all I do is Space Skilling Saturday.

Sunday, I know the Gold Rush Island instances will close at mid-day tomorrow and after some consideration decide I can find 5 hours out of this day to use another skill pill. I do this in 3 sessions, losing big on the first one and small on the second two (not sure about the implied phrase “losing small” but I like it). I manage to gain levels in 4 different combat skills including 56 for Ranged Laser (dmg), Laser Pistoleer (hit) climbs to 59.6936 and I gain my 180th Hit Point so I am more than pleased with my days work. This session was quite painful, the real world work I had done yesterday had left my hands and arms quite sore and using the trackball was distinctly uncomfortable but I carried on regardless. I resupply Weapon Accuracy Enhancers I & II but they are from Calypso auction and are now located in Calypso storage so a visit is required.

A very busy week for me by comparison with recent and surprisingly I did quite well losing just 289 PED which was a return of 95.5%. Losing small, that’s what I like.

Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold.

Log entry for the 8th of November 2015

Monday, I contact Zwierzak Daro GD to sell some Golden Key parts (he had previously contacted me re purchasing them after seeing a HoF for a golden key part. After some negotiations I get a reasonable price for a Golden key Codex Chamber, 6 x Outer Ring and 5 x Inner Ring. I had tried the rings on auction previously without success. The money is to be split with Wolta and Nocturaline, Wolta being available gets hers now, Nocturaline being busy has to wait. I pay a visit to the Teladon and stay over night.

Tuesday, I awake, stretch, fart and continue to shoot Teladon, they were not impressed, when it comes to farting you have to go a long way to beat a Teladon. I did manage to gain some skill levels and lose a fair amount of PED for the privilege.

Friday, both Wolta and Nocturaline are having a crack at Gold Rush, after hearing them talk of gaining skill pills at certain point levels I decide to have a go, I know I’ll not make the competition, I don’t have 65 hours to spare but skill pills are a bonus. I did quite well, I don’t remember how many points I got but I lost only 10 PED in an hour of shooting. I tried level 1, which was too easy and level 3 which was too hard, then I tried level 2 which was just right! Levered another gold reference in there. Talking of Gold I paid Nocturaline her third of the Golden key parts. Then I head to Crystal Palace to drop off some loot and collect my skill pills.

Saturday, I awake, stretch and realising I’m at Crystal Palace and that the air purifiers aren’t very good restrain myself from farting before heading back to Arkadia. I experiment with farting during teleport the results are not good, I would not recommend it. Back on Arkadia I return to Gold Rush and the Magurg Breeder 2s, this time I manage a significant profit of over 200 PED, I’m liking this. Later it’s Space Skilling Saturday.

Sunday, again Gold Rush, again Magurg Breeder 2s, again profit though this time just under 45 PED. Should I quit while I’m ahead? Why break the habit of an EU lifetime?

This week I only lost 83 PED with a return if 96%.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.