I went to nullsec again.
I don't mean Providence, which is now such a regular occurrence that it does not warrant a blogging. No I went to other parts of null, where people are not so friendly.
Having woken up to the news that CSM member Aryth arranged to buy a Keepstar from CSM member TheJudge and that goons were Hellcamping a Keepstar, I decided to pack my bags and go for a look. I have not yet watched a goon Hellcamp, nor seen a Keepstar.
I climbed in a new Interceptor, bought and fitted especially for the attempt to get there. 41 Jumps, mostly through null. On the way to 68FT I encountered a couple of warp bubbles, a smartbombing Machariel sitting at a gate, and a whole lot of silence.
I did make it there, to the System. I did have a bit of trouble locating the Keepstar that was being being Hellcamped. Fortunately someone posted a Contract in local, and I could warp to the Keepstar from there. I warped in at 100km. At last!
Unfortunately I got blown up before I could get a screenshot of the Hellcamp and the Citadel...
|Jay Amazingness - I have heard of him.|
That was frustrating.
So I climbed in my trusty Anathema and went back again, this time taking a route avoiding HED-GP, just to be different. Not being immune to warp bubbles, the 40-something jumps were a lot more tense.
I made it again! This time I warped in to the Keepstar at 200km, already cloaked. That felt much safer, even though I landed right between some bubbles. I could, however, get out there and make my screenshots!
|I was there!|
|The Ice Cream is Falling Off The Cone.|
I got so carried away playing with camera angles, once I figured out the CTRL-F9 trick to get rid of the UI, that I forgot I was moving. Then I decloaked, and got to take the Pod-Taxi home.
To read more about the events leading up to this, I used Wilhelm Arcturus's blog: https://tagn.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/the-imperium-buys-a-keepstar/
He has a list of links about sources.