Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sometimes things suck

Things can really suck sometimes. Last weekend was no exception. I wanted to blog on a few occasions but shit on the fan made that difficult. Ill just sum it up for you in no pariculare order.

Car thought totaled, grandfather on deathbed, iphone fried, best friend has staff infection, and fail fleets in eve.

Good news is my car is okay and I decided to part ways with apple and got a driod (my contract was up so I would be paying the same either way). Gotta say, the driod honestly rapes the iphone. But anyhow, no more of this RL stuff. This is an eve blog!

I won't get into detail but my most recent roam with my CEO turned up nothing. Bad luck and navigation glitch ruined it a bit. Though we put up a good effort. Can't win em all. Otherwise no competition.

I have been wanting to train amarr cruiser 5 forever and get the HACs and command ships but i reluctantly agreed to train large tech 2 guns as requested by my ceo. I know others are tempted to do otherwise but so far any advice I have gotten proves itself useful. Plus it will help get more kills on the corp killboard and definently make us matter more in fleets.

Until then I have been looking for a good small gang roam ship since my cerb, as overjoyed I was with it being my first teech 2 ship, is as awesome as a dried up burrito aged a week on a cold day when compared to other pvp capable small gang HACs. I didn't have anything good cruiser sized so that left BCs and I already love those.

Nighthawk, out of the question, no. I got it with the intent of carebearing with it so that's all it will do. Amarr command ships I can't fly yet and cost lots. With getting tech 2 meduim lasers though I really am falling in love with the harbinger. Great damage, can be decently tanked or nanoed, and it hurts. I have been using them so much that I find myself wanting to buy several more so I won't be caught short on a general purpose pvp ship. And insurance pays to boot.

But everyone got a fun break from null sec and a laugh when our alliance got war decced. Sure, the carebear corps panicked a bit but APCOM was thrilled to have gank these morons in hi-sec. We suspected they were going to pull a 'kitty' (coined by Rasp) and actually present a threat, but instead they seemed intent on small conflicts in empire. Good fun though. I haven't gotten to fight them yet but I do miss those small controlled engagements. Good ole times in 00TAP.

in other good news, my propoganda campainge is already getting results as my good friend (Mr. Staff Infection) is considering joining the eve community. First thing I plan to do is sucide bomb him and scam him in preparation of the cruel world that is eve. Then have him meet Cend to establish his scapegoat.

One last note, C Monster, I'm waiting on that absurdity I was promised. :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Missing out

Gotta hate it when you miss the good stuff. I logged in today and heard my corpies in a large fleet battle. 300 or so allied in Battleships with support against about 600 enemies in similar fleet. Normally you would think we were slaughtered, but due to tactics, circumstances, and dislapline, our side won.

I took a lot of interest in how that came about. It couldnt have been a head on slug fest because either we would have lost with sheer numbers or our enemy was the local institution Eve LAN party trying to prove how superior being confined to a room with pads was.

TM, my boss (AKA, crazy angry brit), filled me in once it was over. Aparently our enemy was fitted for close range with their battleships, which would have melted us aside from sheer number. But our fleet came 'fleet fitted' which pretty much meant standard sniper fits.

I guess some of you are getting the picture here. That added with bubbles (aka, spheres of 'no moar warping for you!') ensured that they stayed out of range of us while our fleet unloaded their guns on them. Each time they tried to move out of the bubble a support fleet with stealth bombers would kindly bomb them to bits. I totally regret not being their earlier, but work pays.

Grats to Rasp for getting in a ton of kills in that battle. He got an outrageous 26 kills last i checked.

As if missing out on that fun wasn't enough, the pvp roam i planned this evening was canceled because of everyone still recovering from their recent awesomeness, and another fleet was forming 2 hours later. Busy night. Oh well, probably would have died horribly if we did go, being in enemy territory leading everyone on my own in places i didn't know the fuck where. I'm sure everyone knows what that feeling is like.

"Oh hey fearless leader! You know exactly where we are going to keep us safe and have fun right?"
"Sure!" *looks and map and cries*

Well you got to start somewhere. Only fitting that the director gets to do the stupid dangerous stuff first (Or next time ill have Cend go first. He makes a nice target.)

Finally got my tech 2 medium lasers, though i doubt i will be able to keep up my practice of shooting every friendly corpie in sight and justifying it with 'I was only testing them out....'. Well anyhow, got a fleet comming up. Should be fun. Ill update the results of it here later.

Sometimes you have good times, others bad. 5 hours in fleet, and 4 kills tends to get to you, especially if you traveled a billion jumps into enemy territory. After i got sleepy i had a paranoia of missing something important said by the FC and being lost in a very unfriendly place. I even forgot to get my drones i deployed when the enemy blobbed us. Oh yeah, we all pretty much died.

We went down guns a blazing though. Didn't see too many enemies in battleships, and though we had short range ones, we still could out shoot them for distance in most cases, so for a while we were able to catch them in our favor and shot up a few of them, but eventually we got raped as they executed their masterful tactic of 'blobbing.'

I must say though i felt a little satisfaction in bringing a carebear raven to its end. I cant stand those ships anymore. Got a Drake, Caracal, and Hurricane as well.

I was happy to get some kills this month, but had i known it would be 5 hours and 4 kills before losing my battleship, i might have told them kindly to go fuck off (not really. TM would kill me. =( ). I have no regret though as doing anything tends to be better than nothing, still that kinda ruined my morning. Speaking of which, my car decided that it didn't need oil anymore. I think my CEO stole it. He loves drinking that stuff.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A little introduction is due

So if your still stuck at 'what is eve online?' then I suggest you either google like every normal smart person or try a trial of it your self. Anyhow, most of you know me as Korenav. Some in Eve, some as personal friends on messenger or people who like to hear of my adventures.

Eve, being the big scary sandbox with landmines and Internet space ships, is naturally a hard to fully grasp game and may be too deep for some people. It's not uncommon to find corporations (player guilds) that aim at helping new people get into the game. I happen to join one of these not a few days short of a year ago. Even though I graduated out of this Corp to it's null sec parent and became it's director, I get a kick out of helping the less fortunate. My Corp still helps run the training Corp we started in to keep numbers rolling

Out in null sec we partake in alliance fleets defending and taking territory, or take part in some of the most satisfying pvp roams (or most horrible death). It often amazes me how organized and powerful a group of players can be if you open the sand box of eve to them and how hours of gathering intel and searching can give such a better feeling of reward than any other game.

So anyhoo, what I hope to do with this blog is share some of the fun rewarding times ( and 'die horribly' fails). There is nothing quite like Eve. Just watch out for my crazy British CEO. He is an angry loon who lost his crumpets.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Omg! A Blog!

Yes, thats right, i folded and decided to do this crazyness. As if i talk peoples heads off enough. Most of you reading this will be fellow eve players, some may be personal friends whom like to hear my ramblings about things in general and adventures in what i think is the best sand box ever.

I dont have any material right now since i am stupid to begin this as i feel like passing out face first on the keyboard, but i will have something other than 'OMG! IMMA BLOGGING!' soon enough.

To hell with Cats,