Monday, 27 June 2011

Homeward bound


The Molden Heath campaign is over.

I've been based in Molden Heath ever since I joined the Tuskers, and I have been active there throught most of the campaign (I took a short break to avoid burnout, and for the last week or so real life has prevented me from logging in for more than a few minutes at a time).

When I joined the Tuskers, I set myself a campaign goal of 25 kills. My actual total is 32, which I am pretty pleased with, given my periods of inactivity. The Tusker killboards keep a "real kill" count - this seems to disregard pods, shuttles, noob ships and any kill even one jump outside the campaign "footprint" - and with 17 kills I am one of the top 10 campaigners (tied for 9th place), based on the number of kills.

Of course, flying a frigate my "tonnage" killed is far lower than some of my corp mates, but as a new member I have been keen to prove my value to the corp, and I hope this goes some way to doing that.

That said, I am really, really glad to be leaving Molden Heath. I didn't like it the first time around, and I didn't like it the second time around, despite being far more successful on this run. The Loop makes roaming a bit of an autopilot experience, and the local style of warfare (battlecruiser fleets & gate camps) does not suit my tastes. Clearly, this suits the locals, and it makes sense given the geography of the system, so I have no criticism for those that play that way; it's just not for me.

Over the next week I will be shifting my clones and gear to Hevrice, which should not be to arduous; I'm broke and virtually shipless. One run on my hauler alt will do it.

This will actually be the first time I will have done more than pass through the place that the Tuskers call home. I'm looking forward to it, and to having regular backup for those Drakes I seem to insist on tackling (there are a couple more fights that will be posted over the next few days that expand on this point).

I have a post on Friday that will look more closely at my future plans, but for right now I'll just finish up this post by saying goodbye to the residents of Molden Heath and the good fights they've given me.

So long, and thanks for all the fights.

(See, I can do Douglas Adams too.)


  1. Looking forward to your return back to Tusker HQ Tau! Hopefully we'll get the chance to roam about a bit in the near future, I'll bring an anti-Drake fit!

  2. The Tuskers are coming home, eh? Having just moved to a spot a couple jumps away, I'm sure I'll have the pleasure of bumping into you soon!

  3. I see what you did there.