Saturday, October 29, 2011

SBU Bashing

One of the aspects of null sec that I dislike with having done very little of actually doing it is blowing up PoSs and SBUs. However, this time had some potential for trouble as I came into it late by about an hour or so and I figured someone had noticed by now. I was pretty tired though, so I wasnt sure how long of this torture Id be able to endure.

As I arrived to L-6, I warped into find that the SBU had just started taking a beating, roughly 90% shields left. Wooo! About 2 hours of shooting my awesome torps at this! Torps because we had a nice sized fleet of Stealth Bombers shooting torps at this SBU. Sounds fun, yeah? No, not really.

Then some guy in a dramiel came out. Warping in and out at 100-200km, he was annoying. Then his Ares friend did some similar flying. Or his alt, which I think I saw mentioned in local at some point. Either way, the Ares was pretty dumb and got himself caught.

Now,this may not seem like much, but for me, it was pretty cool. I had a target painter (as did everyone else I gathered from all the red lines pointing this guy) and I quickly had my torps shooting towards him. He started out at about 5km from me, but he was a fast bastard and I had no webs. Others did, but Im a slacker with only a long point. I like to think I helped in stopping him from warping off, but with 30+ people targeting this interceptor, I doubt I helped much. After all, my torps did an amazing 56 damage to him!

Anyhow, the SBU went down and several of us decided to head home. Being that we were all in covert ops ships, someone offered to light a cyno and use their black ops battleship to jump us home. How nice of him I thought, saves me the time of 10 jumps home. Well, this entirely boring couple of hours was made entirely worth it for me in this upcoming bridging.

Ive never seen a Redeemer actually in space. First cool thing. Second, he opened a bridge to the cyno. I was zoomed in kinda close to my ship when this happened, so when I suddenly saw a distortion with lightning and other weird anomalies I was pretty freaked out. As I zoomed out, I saw the Redeemer sitting in the middle of this newly opened wormhole. Ooooo, covert ops jump portal generator. Definately got to myself one of those someday.

After standing in awe of this spectacle before me, I almost missed my chance to jump through and quickly figured out how to do so. Cloaking up and waiting a minute more for everyone to be ready for the second and final jump, I opened up EVEMon and setup a future plan for a Redeemer. Long term plan, but eventually, it will be cool to fly one of those ships.

Fun times were had on comms, albeit boring times shooting torps. I look forward to actually doing some ops, but in the meantime, Im getting some ships setup down in lowsec for some rematches against former foes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

OOC:Life Sucks Sometimes

Sorry to my corp, my activity has not been at an acceptable level when I said it would be. Explanation below. Real life, personal stuff here, so if you are looking for EVE related post, this aint it.

I had an awesome birthday weekend, which I let a few know that I wouldnt be available during this time. My family is awesome and my other half made a great cake. Got some cash to go to Best Buy and splurge, used some to pay the electric bill, and had an overall great dinner at Olive Garden (My favorite place)

As all things do, the good times came to an end abruptly. One of my cousins who I was pretty close to, passed away. Ill never get to see him again and its hitting me kinda hard. Ive lost family before, but that was when I was younger and didnt really understand it at the moment it happened. So time went on and I learned and dealt with it. This loss is rough.

I normally keep these kind of things to myself (not even with my g/f), but I wanted to try sharing it out on my blog. I dont have a journal or diary and I dont really feel like making an entirely new blog or notepad to write it out for one post. So you just gotta deal with it if you are reading my blog. =P

I wont go into the details on how he died, but he committed suicide. The side of him I knew; he was a cool guy. He had a ton of friends, everyone liked him. That statement has to be pretty damn close to fact as I never met a person who said a bad thing about him. When people pass on in this way, with this many people who care about and love them, it makes me wonder "Why?"

"Why did he feel the need to do this?" I ask myself multiple times daily. He has an awesome son, only a few months younger than my son even. He has an extremely massive (100+ppl), close and caring family who he could have turned to at any moment and said "I need help." And without question, every single person would have been there in an instant. So why?

Everyone has their demons, everyone has their own issues to deal with; but was it really that bad that there was only one way out of it all? Like I said, when people die this way, you ask why. Well, they're not here anymore to answer that question. Not even the people closer to him than I was can answer that question; they were blindsided by this news also when the Sheriff showed up at their door with this terrible announcement.

So this happened, went to the funeral. Was a nice ceremony, but Id give just about anything for him to be back with us. I hope he found the peace in death he was not able to get in life. And so I just havent been in the mood or spirits for blowing up ships in space.