A lack of focus

Log Entry for July 8th 2013

I had to think quite hard for the title of this entry and am not really happy with it, however it is quite accurate.

My PED card was feeling a bit thin so I TT’d some low MU stuff from storage to fatten it up a bit, I do try to auction stuff but sometimes it just isn’t worth the effort.

Neo, the soc’s latest recruit tried out in the pit and was killed during wave 4, Exiv also tried out and finished on wave 4 also, improving his rank by 1.

I have tried some Rextelum this week but the results were poor so have left them alone most of the time. I did have a good fun Opalo, Proteron hunt with Drop Zone, they are hard work, with a lot of concentration required but well worth the effort.

I found myself in Rocktropian Space and decided to take advantage of the situation to “Serve the Nation”. The werewolves were not kind to me and after 2 hunts with large losses I decided that the nation needs to subsidise me if it wants me to continue with this, at least in the current climate. I had more luck against Panthers with a small global (the only hunting one I saw that day). I tried the Pop Dragons but they turned out to be Poop Dragons, right down there with the werewolves. I had to TT the low MU stuff from my Rocktropian storage to keep going. I did buy a couple of items from stalls while there for re-sale on Calypso, they did sell and I made a few PED that that way but not much more than the combined entry taxes of Rocktropia and Calypso. I also put some stuff on Roctropia auction, I expect I will be collecting it when I am next there.

The Longtooth arrived as part of the annual migration, I need to keep notes of this, I swear it happens more than once a year! This year I was determined to finish the 250 challenge, I was already a little over half way through, previous years had been bad with the exception of the first one, when it first started Exarosaur Elites counted as Longtooth. My initial hunts were all rather disappointing but Neo and Exiv in team seemed to be doing rather well with some nice HoFs and many globals. Sunday night saw me with a 1k plus HoF, still not enough to cover the losses but it helped a great deal. The few items I looted did sell quite quickly. I did complete the 250 challenge this evening and managed 3 or 4 of the 1k challenge before having to go.

Also this evening (and yesterday evening), Wolta and I went hunting Exarosaur Elites near to Cape Corinth, a small global yesterday and a much bigger one today helped things along.

During the week I used up all the old Limited Armour and am now using the Ghost, I am fully unlimited! In addition the Karma Killer has reached tier 2.8, I wonder how expensive the upgrade to 3.0 will be? Talking of expense, it looks like it’s time to sell more loot so as to fatten the PED card a little.


Something stupid progress report 1

Log Entry for June 3rd 2013

It has not been as bad as I expected, costs do seem to have increased but not considerably, loot has decreased, I have had several very poor returns as have many people I have talked with. The Karma Killer tiers rapidly so far by 0.1 for about each 150 pedal of ammo. The armour is being swapped out and at this time I am using Ghost face and feet, Ursa shins and the rest is Jaguar. I am using accuracy enhancers on the Karma Killer and have started to swap my FAP enhancers from economy to heal, I intend to replace my Ghost’s durability enhancers for defence but that will take time.

I made me a new friend this week (something I seem to be getting better at), Nocturaline was at Chug’s in the pit and I offered some assistance once round 4 kicked off, this enabled her to get the “Lord of the Ring” achievement. After which we spent some time discussing the pirate issue.

I have had 3 team hunts this week, the first was on Crystal Palace with Tiger, we took on the Kreltin , I think the Kreltin won but we did manage a good couple of globals. The 2nd was with both Tiger and Cee against the Proteron, they definitely won that round but we’ll be back. The 3rd was with Cee against the Argonauts near Twin, again there were 2 globals but this time we beat them.

The Proteron hunt followed me being invited to “Drop Zone’s” Soc. Proteron sweating event by Nocturaline, this was a lot of fun and I hope to go back and maybe be on the kill squad. I died several times while sweating and did not get a lot of sweat but that was not why I went. Fortunately the poor Proteron we were torturing was near to the TP.

June has started so the soc. is gearing up for the challenge in the pit to determine rank. I hope we will get some pit action next weekend.

Trying something stupid

Log Entry for May 29th 2013

Something stupid, well I’m not the smartest cookie up the flagpole in the first place so this should be fairly daft.

I decided to try the old way, the unlimited way, the non SIB way! I went and bought myself a Karma Killer. I’m planning on sticking with the unlimited Ghost and will use up the relics of my Jaguar and first Ursa set, disposing of parts as they expire. My second Ursa set will remain in storage for a while, while I tread the path of the ancient.

Last night I tried my new/old approach against the rextellum, I found the weapon to have a significant increase in fire rate, I seemed to be killing them in slightly fewer shots, I did notice an increase in misses and in skills and at the end the size of loss was not unusually high. Look out for me in my Christmas tree armour, I wonder if I could put a star on the top!