Saturday, June 14, 2008

Taxi Service

I mentioned last time that INSRG is folding its banner and moving out of the North. I had taken a brief hiatus this past week and ran Level 4 missions for Caldari agents. It brought in a steady stream of income, but the pay was meagre compared to what I earned from ratting in 0.0, so I did not do those missions with a great deal of gusto.

When the time came to move our assets to the South, I was more than ready. I hauled all my luggage and toys into the designated low sec system that we were jumping out of, and hollered for corpmates to be my bellboy (since I don't own a capital ship). The actual moving op happened on a weeknight, was as chaotic and raucous as any form of moving can be, but we finally sorted everyone out. The system was clear of nosy pirates for the whole duration of the move, and anyone who came in were either awed or scared off by the Ragnarok-class titan and her capital escorts on scan.

I was flying about in my crow, safe in the knowledge that all my baggage were secured for the move, when I discovered that flying into a moon's center produced some rather odd visual disturbances:


When the order finally came to start the op, I took many pictures of the titan, like any proper tourist would do, and almost missed the actual jump like a complete fool. After all, this was the very first time I had been in the vicinity of a titan, and so my distraction was understandable. This one here shows the titan activating a jump portal, which allowed us to "teleport" into another system far away:

A close-up of the Ragnarok with its hull gleaming in the sunlight:

After a grueling hour or so, we finally arrived at our new home. A big thank you to the titan, supercapital, and capital pilots!

The naughtiness started just a day after the move, and this was the result of a doomsday device activated on an unsuspecting IAC fleet. Game over! About 30 enemy ships were destroyed, most of them being Tech II ships. Some 4 to 5 of us perished when we could not warp off from the grid or got desynced. (The rest of the white wrecks were NPC rats.)


All in all, a fairly warm welcome for us into our home in the South. This is starting to turn into one of the best corporations I have ever been in, and I think I'll fit in just perfectly. Keep checking here for more shenanigans that are sure to come!

9 comments:

CrazyKinux said...

Happy to see that the move went well. I've through a few with Phoenix Labs and know how complicated they can get.

Lovely screenshots you've got there Bri! Maybe we should start an EVE Blog Pack Group on Flickr and add them my list.

batolemaeus said...

You have spammed 1600 screenshots into that group, ck? Woah.
Good idea to be honest, i think i'll join up and post some of my screenshots. Got some pretty nice ones with 5 titans and a dozen freighters etc. (yes, in premium client)

To bri..have fun in the south. Please keep kicking smacktards, and start reforming, so we can meet again.

The Congo Sovereign said...

where? back to Delve?

Bri said...

negative. we're not bob pets.

The Congo Sovereign said...

also bri -- can u change the font color on your blog - it's very hard to read.

ps. can u invite me to your family channel in eve, brain is there and us other congoian's feel left out :-(

Ombey said...

Nice screenies. I remember the first time I did the Titan Jump at Xmas, it was seriously "oooh" and "aaah" and gawping at the damn thing. And trying not to bump it also!

digital oxygen said...

awww... you changed the back ground. i liked it, and never had any problems reading it...

wotlankor said...

In dire need of updates on how it is down south...

Anonymous said...

it's taxing elves in heaven now

 
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