Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Corporation Recruiting!

My corporation, We Care A Lot [W-CAL], is opening recruiting.

We offer taxes of 0.5% and illegal friendly fire for anyone that wants to join for any reason!

My main interest / focus is hauling in High Sec... but I do other stuff too! The corporation is open to anyone interested in doing anything except non-consensual PVP. That's right... I do not want gankers or pirates joining my corporation. I expect people interested in wardeccing will not be joining anyway!

There is no compulsion to do anything social within my corporation. Nothing is being organised. You can enjoy the low taxes and go about your business. If the membership grows enough, I might look into organising some things such as Mining Fleets, Hauling Fleets and so on. Maybe even SRP and stuff like that... well I could imagine it.

What do you need to join?

Simply register your combat log API with so we can keep a check that you aren't secretly ganking. Either that or send me in an EVEmail your combat log API directly (if you do not want to be open to public scrutiny!). In addition to clicking on the "apply to corporation" button, you should probably also send me an EVEmail... otherwise I might not notice your application in time. In any case you should be patient... it might take a couple of days for me to get to accepting applications!

Give it a try, or not.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

CSM XI Results

The results are in, and it was a good day for null sec!

I would still like to thank everyone that voted for me, and everyone that voted! If the Institution that is the CSM survives another year, I expect that you will find me waving the flag of High Sec again next time!

Monday, 18 April 2016

Nullsec Holiday.

So there is a war going on. After refining the arts of nullsec living in the super friendly and comfortable region of Providence, and having finished my copy of The Eve History Book I decided to go on a tour, visit some of the places that I have heard about.

I packed up my stuff and loaded it into my trusty Helios, and headed out for a nullsec look-see. My round trip of wandering was to take me about 90 Jumps through all security types, and maybe I would even see some fighting!

First on my list of things to visit was the wreck of Steve. The journey there was uneventful, hardly anyone or anything in local at all. The wreck still hangs majestically in space.

This was the first time I had seen anything remotely connected to a Titan live in space! I had to be a bit cautious because of the rats hanging around, and didn't dare to get as close as I would have liked to.
The next location on my list was the Titanomachy monument to The Bloodbath at B-... 33 Jumps through contiguous nullsec space.

The trip until now had been remarkably uneventful. I came across the remains of a gate camp, that slowed me down a little bit, and caused me to be extra careful for the next few jumps making sure I did not just fly along the pipe between the gates. It added a bit to my travel time!

The Titanomachy Monument is surrounded by the wrecks and debris of the battle. Multiple Titan wrecks can be orbited and examined. I really enjoyed experimenting with the first-person cockpit view and trying my luck at flying!

After the exploration it was time to start heading back home. I had some excitement getting chased through a few systems, but my Helios was quicker than the pursuing ships, and over the course of a few jumps I managed to outrun them.

As luck would have it, on the very last gate in null there was a camp. This was the first time I had seen a camp where the bubbles were in the pipe about 100km from the gate! So my "warp to 100" method of staying alive did not help me here!

I did, however, like a professional care bear, save my pod!

Since then I have been elsewhere as well. I watched the scrapping on the Imperium's Saranen undock for a while. I photographed Goonswarm territorial control units and hubs, whilst they still exist. I ran into a gate camp in the EWOK system and got a pod killmail with 66 people on it.

It has been fun!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Zopiclone FoF?

So I was hanging out in New Eden, amongst others in the anti-ganking channel:
  Channel ID:      - 49826306
  Channel Name:    Anti-ganking
  Listener:        Lorelei Ierendi
  Session started:  2016.04.17 20:05:19
[ 2016.04.17 20:09:09 ] Chinwhe > Zoiclone is cool as f**k
[ 2016.04.17 20:09:17 ] Chinwhe > end of story
[ 2016.04.17 20:10:04 ] Gillian Newhouse > He was ganking last week though
[ 2016.04.17 20:10:27 ] Gillian Newhouse > with Snigie from code
[ 2016.04.17 20:10:30 ] Gillian Newhouse > see killboard
[ 2016.04.17 20:10:50 ] Lorelei Ierendi > trying to work out why he is showing "orange".... but
its only that he joined a non-provi-friendly corp
[ 2016.04.17 20:10:55 ] Chinwhe > ganking shmanking
[ 2016.04.17 20:11:19 ] Zopiclone > Gillian Newhouse it was for a new project of mine. sorry :(
[ 2016.04.17 20:11:23 ] Chinwhe > anti-code = cool
[ 2016.04.17 20:11:44 ] Zopiclone > This game will make you do crazy things to get to where you
want to be.
[ 2016.04.17 20:11:59 ] Zopiclone > crazy cool things.
[ 2016.04.17 20:12:19 ] Lorelei Ierendi > but you were
ganking yesterday?
[ 2016.04.17 20:12:25 ] Zopiclone > I havent seen too many uedama fleets lately what happened?
[ 2016.04.17 20:12:41 ] Zopiclone > 2 days ago  Lorelei Ierendi . like I said another angle I am
working on.
[ 2016.04.17 20:13:00 ] Lorelei Ierendi > well if CODE. are dumb enough to keep working on you,
I look forward to the story!
[ 2016.04.17 20:13:10 ] Zopiclone > :D
[ 2016.04.17 20:13:14 ] Chinwhe > ganking isn't all bad.... I am 100% cool with ganking AFKers
and botters
[ 2016.04.17 20:13:15 ] Keisari Shi > angle of ganking miners =)
[ 2016.04.17 20:13:32 ] Chinwhe > play or die
[ 2016.04.17 20:13:47 ] Zopiclone > I strongly believe in the golden rules of eve...
[ 2016.04.17 20:14:02 ] Zopiclone > Ie the one that says if you undock you are in danger and
play accordingly.
[ 2016.04.17 20:14:33 ] Chinwhe > agreed, that's what makes EVE what it is
[ 2016.04.17 20:14:47 ] Zopiclone > yeah... very high energy game.
[ 2016.04.17 20:15:13 ] Chinwhe > but harrament (bumping non stop for no good reason) is lame as
[ 2016.04.17 20:15:22 ] Zopiclone > so did you guys shut down Uedama or something? I havent seen
any fleets there.
[ 2016.04.17 20:15:33 ] Chinwhe > and i forgot some letters but whatever
[ 2016.04.17 20:16:24 ] Chinwhe > maybe kinda... we have new tactics against freighter ganks
that seem to be really F'ing with their heads
[ 2016.04.17 20:16:41 ] Zopiclone > counter bumps?
[ 2016.04.17 20:17:27 ] Chinwhe > yes, that and then some
[ 2016.04.17 20:17:59 ] Chinwhe > a little birdy told us some cool stuff
[ 2016.04.17 20:18:02 ] Chinwhe > haha
[ 2016.04.17 20:18:08 ] Zopiclone > :)

In one of my previous blogs, I commented on the 40 Billion ISK theft that Zopiclone managed by one of the CODE. corporations... amongst other things he ingratiated himself with CODE. by helping to gank a lot of innocent care bears.

Now Zopiclone is ganking again with CODE. people... because he says it is "something new" he is working on.

So, I ask you: is it ok to gank innocent carebear miners/haulers (to the tune of multiple hundreds of billions) in order to steal 40 Billion ISK from an alliance?

Monday, 11 April 2016

Small Tip: Avoid getting ganked on Jita - Amarr Pipe

So, I do a lot of freightering, transporting and so on. Up until now I have had the fortune to not get ganked... I have (as far as I remember) escaped Machariel bumping in a Charon three times. That is, of course, mainly dependent on:

1) The bumper lacking some experience, or being distracted by something such as TeamSpeak or Netflix...

2) Getting bumped more or less towards a warpable celestial or something similar (see 1).

But this post is not about how to escape once being bumped.

The Jita - Amarr pipe is one of the most heavily / regularly ganked routes in High Sec. The vast majority of the ganks are centered around Niarja and Madirmilire.

Did you know that if you set the system Madirmilire to "Avoid" you miss the hotspots of Madirmilire  / Niarja Gate, and Madirmilire / Ashab gate? Your route then goes through Niarja-Bahromab... a much less ganked gate. So even if autopiloting, taking this route can increase your survivability.

Jita - Amarr is 9 Jumps.
Jita - Amarr avoiding Madirmilire is 12 Jumps. That is not much of a time increase if you are jumping... and if autopiloting it gives just about time for another cup of coffee. I must admit, I have hardly noticed it since I started doing it.


Monday, 4 April 2016

Provi Gate Camp

So  lost another ship in null sec... and learned something again.

In the run up to the CSM election campaign I was doing a lot of mining in Provi... at least by my terms. I ended up with over five hundred thousand cubic meters of ore. Transporting it back to my industrial center in high sec was going to be a challenge... and the first challenge was getting it out of null... one Prorator at a time... 58 trips to the High Sec border base and back. One day I shall bring my jump freighter out here, I swear it!

So I broke it up, did a few trips now and again. Not terribly efficient and not terribly fun.

Anyway, today there was a gate camp on the null side of the Dital gate. I flew through it a couple of times in my Blockade Runner, without really paying too much attention... because that is what blockade runners should be good for, right?

Then... LAG*... I landed on the gate but didn't jump.

And they got my empty pod too. Well it saved me having to get back to base. If anyone wants to sell me my corpse I am open to negotiations!

So :

Lesson #1 (yet again): Sort the overview out! Getting slack making people red and blue lulled me (this time) into a false sense of security... as opposed to (other times) when it makes me overly paranoid.

Lesson #2 (yet again): This is not high sec. Even though I can covop warp, warping to 0 is bad. If the gate doesn't decloak you... their drones will.

Lesson #3 (yet again): Do not panic! From experience I know that frantically clicking stuff does not make it happen quicker.... just slows the computer down.

hmm.... seems like I had already learned that before. My bad!

Lesson #4: being familiar with your ships counts for a lot. I ended up back at home base... jumped in my trusty Prospect without waiting too long... and made it through the camp with no problems. Actually the Prospect can carry more ore than my current Prorator fit.

Friday, 1 April 2016

CODE. robbed.

Interesting news coming out of the last day or so... not just from the war that is going on in null.

CODE. was robbed of more than 40 Billion ISK by favorite:

In order to carry out the theft, Zopiclone spent nearly a year in the midst of the New Order. She ganked or helped gank more than 1 Trillion ISK in Care Bear ships. Then finally she pulled off her "master" stroke:

This victory was posted on reddit:

I have ganked ships ( ) I regularly have to answer for this when I am flying around in Providence. But as I said in my campaign thread for CSM X... each of my "victims" was reimbursed for more than their ship was worth.

In the context of EVE Online... going undercover for nearly a year to rob an Alliance / Corporation for revenge is an heroic effort and worthy of attention. But my heart bleeds for the victims, and I find myself asking myself if it was worth the death and destruction of so many Carebears just to take (in comparison) relatively little back. Alone in this month the New Order received from 1 (one) player 142 Billion in donations ( ).

I do however think it inappropriate to count this as a principled strike against the New Order, because there should be something about doing more harm than good... and killing 1 Trillion ISK of my Care Bear cousins just to steal (only) 50 Billion ISK back is anything but proportional.

It is, however, still a good story. o7