Sunday, 5 June 2011
Crash and Burn
Most of the Tuskers have abandoned the Molden Heath campaign, and this has had serious repercussions for me this weekend.
To begin with, it mean's I'm in the wrong place to take part in corp operations. I've tried to make the effort, though, but the journey (to Hevrice) at peak times is dangerous. I ended up losing more ships/pods trying to reach the fleet than I did in the actual engagements.
It also means that I'm flying around Molden Heath with no backup and no intel. Weekends are a prime time for gate camps and roaming blobs, and I've managed to find some of each.
On top of that, though, I've been quite ambitious in my recent undertakings. While it has certainly given me some good fights to post about, in many cases I simply bit off more than I can chew and I have to accept responsibility for that.
All told, I've lost eight ships and four capsules in the last 48 hours. My savings are decimated, and frankly, I feel a bit low about the whole thing.
I've sold virtually everything I had sitting in my hangar and I've managed to get back on my feet. I've got a new set of learning implants (pretty much the most important investment for a new character) and two fitted hulls sitting in my hangar. That's about as much as any new pirate can ask for.
Still, I'm feeling a bit drained by the experience, so I'm going to take a bit of an Eve break - probably about a week. And when I get back, I suspect that I'll be flying quite conservatively for a while.
I have plenty to post about, so I won't be leaving the blog unattended and updates should continue as usual, but it may mean that I don't respond to my in-game mail for a while.