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Your vote counts!

Posted in Eve with tags , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by maniac69uk

Or does it?

I’m back… well, sort of. In RL (it does exist apparently) I’m laid up due to ill health temporary I hope, so am not at my residance. I’m sat at my laptop, unable to run my mining fleet, but everything is pretty much set up to look after itself. I have a trusted friend sorting the 1 account that needs skilling up. “Theres no trust in Eve” well… there is in some cases. If I couln’t trust anyone I wouldn’t play… simple as that. He trusts me and I trust him… I am looking after several billion isks of his bpos while I researched them and copied them… and then they get assembled into freighter bpo packs and sold, before we split the profits.

Anywho… the reason I’m posting this…

CSM 8/9/10? I forget…

I never bother voting anymore… since it’s basically which alliance is going to get its chair on the CSM… so I don’t really see the point. I never bother with all the rhetoric… I’d rather just stick to doing what I’m doing. Hell, I could drop 7 votes in any direction I wished… but CBA…

So sorry CSM… but I have about as much faith in you as I do in all politics… f*** all

As  I see it, the CSM was just a CCP tool to appease the revolting player base… and it only partially worked… And before anyone says “The csm matters to the players”… well… look at the total number of accounts and compare that with how many people bother to vote… I wonder if it will actually hit 50%… And since the only people who get in are supported by the large alliances the general capsuleer doesn’t have anything to get behind.

I’ve tried suggesting ideas that a lot of people thought would be good, but because they didn’t benefit the alliances they were just shot down or ignored. CCP and the CSM are both apparently as corrupt as each other. CCP constantly bend their will to the alliances whim.. take the nullsec sites for a starter. We had sanctums and Havens in most nullsec sectors (sectors we worked hard to increase the military level on) then ccp decided the better sites would only drop on the better quality nullsec regions. It was to encourage the baby alliance to push back at the larger alliances… BULLSHIT. The larger alliances were pissed off that smaller alliances would dare to have sanctums and forced ccp to bend to their will.

Rant over…

My fleet has now reached 7 accounts… and we make quite a shock when we land 😀 Indeed… I had a fleet land on us and start to bounce my fleet around while I continued to mine… before the penny dropped and we realized we were all blue to the same alliance… lol kills the boredom!

My new miner is about 2 weeks from being able to fly a hulk… I took the step of another account because I knew my pc could handle the 7 accounts (its getting close) on minimum graphics. I might need to look at a new g-card soon, and thinking about getting a hybrid SSD drive, but bumping up my memory is looking like a no go… that might end up being a new build – eventually. I started a new job last year so I’m slowly getting myself finacially straight(er) but this is impacting on my eve availability (always the way!)… maybe one day I’ll find a better balance to the EVE/Work thing…

At one stage last year I was filling 2 freighter loads a night, but that has dropped down to 1 mostly, although I do often sneak in 2 at the weekends. I’ve also been encouraged/nagged to refit my fleet to T2 xtals and strips, for the increased capacity… and although I do see the benfits of them, I liked being able to hit what I wanted. Some of my alliance buddies have complained that ccp need to give some recognisability between the roids and xtals… at the moment theres no clear way to see which xtal is for what, without an indepth look… we need something doing to simplify the problem!

Does anyone think we should be allowed to run Rorquals in highsec…? Since thier use in lowsec and null is going to be negated by the leadership boost nerf perhaps they ought to be allowed in highsec? Otherwise I can see a class of ship pretty much dying a death…

Don’t fly straight, and I’ll try not to be a stranger…


The isk train cometh!

Posted in Eve with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2012 by maniac69uk

Geeze… what do I have to do to make isk? I’ve currently got 1 rorqual on the market and 2 orcas…. all well within the market price! I decided when my alts carrier went into the oven I’d mine and sell, but last night I got asked if I could fulfill an order in a couple of weeks, so now I’m stockpiling in preparation of a big order that may or may not emerge! Oh well, at least I’ll have the ore to sell if it falls through. I just need to decide what level to have the cutoff for holding onto ore before I start to sell again!
Really I don’t need to keep any of it, because my rorqual stock pile is secure in my hanger (although I borrowed from it and replaced).
I’ve decided to reduce the corp pos as it’s an isk hole atm… it’s just not covering the fuel bills the way my maths worked out. The only thing I couldn’t figure into my calculations was the market being flooded by the end product and no one buying most of the time. One of my buddys has suggested doing research jobs, which I could get away with on a smaller pos which means less fuel bills. We shall see how that works!

Most of my training has dropped onto covering capital ships, as I realised my alt had just overtaken my main in that field… not a good thing! The next week or so will be solid cap skills!

Don’t fly straight!

Once more into the breach (again?)

Posted in Eve with tags , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by maniac69uk

It must be that time of year again… doesn’t it come round quick?

Yes… the “I’m bored… what can I do now?” time. A few of us carebears (including 1 that doesn’t think he is) have been mulling over nullsec alliance invites.. Once trader has joined the “gay russians” as we like to call them on every opportunity (usually after he has lost a ship due to lack of support). Anywho.. I’m weighing up all my options as I don’t want anything too small or too large… I’ve tried both…

In the meantime I’m prepping for the transition… I’m building a carrier for my alt (again since I sold the last one) amd planning on what to do with the pos. I’ll leave ship aquisition until I decide where I am going (and been acepted..) since most alliances have thier own ship requirements. I’m still mining atm.. I figure I’ll need a healthy bank balance for the move since pvp is a massive drain on the wallet! I’ll also park 2 chars whilst I’m away. If it looks like I can do some mining there I may bring them in; time will tell.

Training wise…

I’m currently topping up all my shield comp skills to level 5. My main alt is currently doing her armor comp skills to level 5. Although I normally fly armor ships it can’t hurt to improve my resistances on shields. The longer it takes to get through my shields the better!

Don’t fly straight!

P.S. If anyone is after a rorqual… I have one up for sale…

Mining my own business

Posted in Eve with tags , , , , , , on November 4, 2012 by maniac69uk

Well, this is the 2nd or 3rd time I have written this post… once I deleted it and once my browser had a dicky-fit and lost it… :S

I’ve been spending a bit of time mining recently, although I took some time out to run some missions to get some salvage together fir rig building. I like to build my own rigs as it reduces the cost of putting a new ship together.  Mission running I tend to cheat a little, and do level 3 missions in a marauder… I really ought to do level 4’s but I like to have some backup ships incase it all goes pear-shaped! But when I’m running a light fleet I just use a Kronos and a second account in a Noctis. Its easy, safe and quite boring…. hence why I don’t do it for long! I failed to acquire any Tritanium bars, so I need to remember where I used to mission where I had loads of them!

I’m currently sitting on enough highsec minerals (tritanium, Pyerite, Nocxium, Mexallon, Isogen) to build a rorqual, and to date I nearly have enough to build another! Just another 15 mill Pyerite needed and I may look at a new project. I started working towards doing 4 carriers (again) but decided it was too mammoth a task to hit in 1 go. But if I keep this collecting up its going to be feasable.

This would have to be after I rebuild the carrier for my alt…. Yeah I built 1 out of spares I had kicking around… and promptly sold it for above market value *lol*

Spare parts? Well, every time I complete a cap ship I complete the bpc’s from the pack so inevitably end up with extra components with every build.

I’ve not long ago completed a Rorqual for a buddy which I sold him under the market price. The alliance he was in broke up mid purchase, and although he paid for it I found out he was struggling to cover his plexes and he mentioned to me that the rorqual wasnt selling. I bought it back from him at the same price he paid, and now I have it up for sale. So although I may nearly have the minerals to build another. I’m not sure I would build one at the moment!

Skills-wise, I’ve hit a deadend with some of my chars. One alt is becoming an orca pilot (ability is there, just the leadership to get half decent). My main is doing some old skills (completed Armor reinforcement 5 on all flavours, but looking at shields next. 1st Alt is beefing up her capital ship skills. I’m back in charge of my Wifes account but I don’t have a clue which direction would be helpful for her to go in! I might look at her defensive skills, before looking at her PVP skills – just incase!

Don’t fly straight!!

From the end of the universe

Posted in Eve with tags , , , , on September 18, 2012 by maniac69uk

I’ve not posted much recently as I’ve not had anything new or exciting to post. I still haven’t but I have a couple of things I want to express anyway..

The passing of Vile Rat saddened me greatly. Not because I knew him or even like the goons (anyone that knows me may have heard this before!!)

The passing of any eve player who has managed to change the game either helping steer eve in a positive direction or by assisting players to find new and interesting projects to follow is a loss to us all. I just hope when I finally run out of clones I will have achieved something worth mentioning in a blog somewhere.

Reading the messages on FB was interesting and mostly nice. You always get 1 idiot that cannot differentiate between a character in a game and the human being  behind the character.

It was nice to see the positive actions of people in lighting cynos, renaming stations in Vile Rats honour and even the mass fleet.

Anyway… back to Eve.

I’ve been mining like mad (even more so) with the intention of stock piling enough minerals to build a rorqual. Just incase a large order dropped in my lap that I wouldnt have time to mine for. I hit my targets and started mining towards doubling the target since I didnt have anything else to mine for….. Upshot was someone needed a Rorqual and I needed some fast isk since the coffers were working low. The Rorqual is now in the oven, along with an orca for someone which should lead to a profitable weekend! And to top that my cans are starting to get the target amounts of ore in them. I just need 70mill Trite and 16mill Pye. These 2 are mainly found in scordite, but I’m hitting other things as well so I can get some minerals to sell for more isk! Once I finish recollecting all the target minerals I’ll start collecting for my next project (I can and obelisk on the horizon for someone!!)

My skills have been all over the place recently… but I’ve dropped back onto Armor tanking skills since they are approaching level 5. It’s going to take another 20 odd days, but once its done I can perhaps look at shield tanking skills. Theres always something that needs some love!

My alt is working on Jump drive calibration 5, so once this  is done and the rorq is sold I’ll have the isk for her carrier skill book! Just need to build the sodding carrier now… lol


Don’t fly straight!

The future of solo

Posted in Eve with tags , , , , , , , on June 9, 2012 by maniac69uk

Well, whilst I’ve been mining my proverbial off I’ve made some new friends along the way. I know this was what ccp like, but this was a friendship out of necessity. We started off chatting about possible gankers within our pocket of space, and now theres talk of forming an alliance. Its only talk at this point as only 2 of the 4(?) corps knows one another, but I’ve stated I’m willing to get to know them along the way. They have just put up a pos in lowsec and scouting moons managed to land on mine (luckily they are blue). Apparently I anchored my pos out too far, so anyone that warps to 100km off risks bouncing off the shields! Not a planned action but, meh… no point having all that weaponary if you don’t have chance to use it lol!

The orders are coming in steadily… I built a thanatos in lul in orders but I’m not sure if I’m keeping or selling it! I started mining for another ship and got asked if I could handle a 2 orca order. Well it took me about a week but the ships are in the oven and the next order of a charon has just landed on me. I’ll be interested to see if I can do this one in a week (although I’ve quoted 2 weeks to get it in production). Cripes…. that may be the last for the time being as RL is about to force a time out in 2 weeks… I’m going to be confined to my laptop for a while so the fleet may have to take a break :s

My main rig lets me run 4 accounts, but with my lappy it isn’t feasable to run more than 2… Its one reason I’m not in a rush to start this alliance just yet. I’m hoping to be back to normal after 2 weeks, but thats if everything goes right.

Trainingwise I’m at a bit of a stalemate. My main alt is training capital ship navigation (jump drive operation finishes in a few days) so calibration will be next to maximize distance. Currently she can only fly my Rorqual within sector, but if she can jump it as well it will make travelling a hell of a lot easier as I can get another account to handle the cynoing and I can jump 2 ships instead of having to do a relay! Once the cashflow easies up a little I may get her on carriers (she is closer to jump freighters than my main but I have jump drive calib 5 trained). Carriers are really handy for moving lots of stuff over distances!

My main is doing mining drones 5 atm… something I’ve been trying to get onto for about 4 years….. After that… well if someone that knows me in gamne can remember what I said I was going to do… please remind me…. lol Otherwise I think I’ll work on my elite tanking certs 😀

Don’t fly straight!


Hiding from the enemy!

Posted in Eve with tags , , , , on May 6, 2012 by maniac69uk


Well the enemy that us hulkageddon has landed hard, and appears to be achieving what they set out to do! 2873 kills to date and there is 3 weeks left! I’ve looked at some of the hulk fits and had to resist the urge to bang my head against the wall in despair. Come on Carebears… HTFU! Fit your ships properly and you may have 1/2 a chance of surviving (note… unless you are a macro miner – please ignore)

Well I’ve had to do a switch on my chars and hulkageddon is as good a time as any! I’ve had access to one of the chars I was using removed (damn wife… I’m no intention of using the account, but you cant either – even though I’ve paid for 90% of the time inclusive of when she was bothering… 😦   )

Oh well, with mining operations being offline I’ve spent some time in lowsec playing with a pos setup (not sure if I’ll keep it going for long though). It’s costing me aroung 1/2 bill in fuel a month so I need to find some way to make it profitable. I’ve setup a moon mining arangement, and with the bit I need to buy to do reactions I may end up about level isk wise. If not it’s a nice little distraction that I can handle on my own! Its becoming harder to find worthwhile things to do that can create isk. Incursions are so over populated now getting a fleet, and a clear site is next to impossible! Missions are so tediuos unless you are running level 4s. I even thought about trying a level 3 in an AF just to make it interesting.

I did find time to move my cap ships closer to my new lowsec base… although I’ve not taken the final set of jumping them in! The dread will go straight into my hanger, but the rorqual will possibly either be left at the pos (piloted – you don’t screw me over twice ccp) or in a ship store (if it will fit…). My carrier was jumped in a few weeks ago, but I’ve left it docked up – for now. I might use it as a ratting support ship and just send drones to another player.


Has everyone claimed thier 9 year reward? I logged in today and put my order in. The collection time is open until early June and can be found here, which takes you to the accounts management page where you need to log in and choose from… 1 pack for each race of a couple of cruisers and skill books; set of implants, T1 mining crytals (10x each), refining skills, and an artifact that may or may not actually do anything. Sooo once you’ve claimed your illgotten price the order goes into the system and ccp will deliver it to you when they see fit (lol). I don’t know if there is a delivery date but if you dont apply for the stuff you’ll never know.

Training wise… I’ve pretty much reached a deadend on my 2 main chars… I’ve got a couple of things I want to look at, but nothing really new and exciting. My main is just topping up old skills, getting a few more level 5’s under my belt… while I train my alt to fly the rorqual – since she has excellent orca skills (perfect training) and 12mill leadership SP. Although my main has the skills for jumping maximum distances once the rorqual lands at the pos it will be handed to her.


Don’t fly straight!