Yep, it's that time of year again. Getting anything done at home is a tough job when you're a music lover because the year's biggest festival is going strong and when other music lovers invite you to shows you just do not refuse. Therefore, getting much of anything done in EVE is almost impossile because there are too many fun things to do in and around Montreal. Add to that the fact that yours truly has just switched cars from a dying 2000 Subaru Outback to a much smaller, much less gas-guzzling 2010 Nissan Versa, and yeah, to Hell with computer gaming this past weekend :))
However I did get some playing time here and there. First there was the return of what we at AMC call the Asshat Squad, who with a lot of patience and some luck managed to snag my Loki; no big surprise there... every time I get a new, bigger and better ship I lose it usually within a week :) But what followed that I found extremely funny, if a bit pathetic, was the asshat's failed attempt at tear extraction. Let's see: this is an Atlas member operating solo (and away from his alliance I might add) with a small squad of NPC corp characters with recon ships and we're not the only ones to have fallen for his Modus Operandi. But for someone who started the smack-talk in Local he didn't seem used to receiving smack right back instead of tears, and I was laughing out of my chair that he looked offended by it. So, asshat, listen here: EVE is not just populated with whiny carebears willing to pay stupid ransoms in a vain hope that you would simply "go away". And to answer that someone with a blog shouldn't be calling people faggots is about as strong as balsa wood. So grow a set of balls - you clearly don't have any to have such a hard-on over Recons - and take the smack-talk like a man when it comes at you.
Ah... that felt good !!!
On other EVE news fronts, I took a small break away from W-space to go flying dangerous in Gallente Low-sec space with one of my Montreal buddies. Things were pretty quiet until we hit Egghelende, were we met Spectre3353's favorite PvPer, Ken Plante and his BANE buddies. Although I'm sorry to say we did go down to Ken (Vexor Thorax < Curse Dramiel Cynabal), we took quite a bit of time going down as their damage appeared to be quite erratic. I got very excited at one point because Ken and his Cynabal came just outside of scram/web range, flying within 9800m of my Thorax... now this might have turned the tide quite a bit :) After reshipping we went back on another small roam but everyone had called it a night so we did the same.
Finally at the end of the weekend, and seeing I wouldn't have much time playing anyway, I went back to Chaos Central where I helped a corpmate to do a Mag site (Asshat was probably doing chores under mom's orders) and pulled in a good haul, and as we had an uninhabited Class 2 system connected to us I decided to pay it a visit, only by this time it wasn't empty anymore as I had 2 medium bubbles on scan... hmmm let's take the Cheetah and see what's up. Lo and Behold, I found a Megathron and a Raven, both piloted by low SP characters, in the middle of the only 100% combat site in the system. Time to fly a bit more aggressively! I switched to my Broadsword and my corpmate to his PvP Gila and I warped us to a wreck I had bookmarked which would've have caused both BSes to be in the middle of my bubble. Unfortunately they must have scattered as we were in warp because they were nowhere to be seen upon landing. But we did kill off the remaining Sleepers and we managed to loot and salvage the entire site. Thanx guys!
And that's about it for now. Play time is still at a premium but I do try to make the most of it :)
Oh and in closing, open comment to jazz piano-man Keith Jarrett (that he will never read of course): you sir may be an extremely gifted musician of great reknown, but you are the epitome of fail as a human being. Please don't come back to Montreal. Thank you.
Fly loud and proud