Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Blizzard season

It's that time once again, when Montreal turns from the gray and brown end-of-November dullness to complete white-out. And this year Mother Nature didn't mess around for the first real storm. Having recently turned into a pedestrian, this morning's walk to work was more like an epic journey and I have to psyche myself up to do it again tonight. At least I don't have to do it again till Friday because I have a training course for my work's new pay system, and that's downtown. I won't take a chance and still leave early because I doubt that all the streets will be cleared of snow.

In EVE, I'm starting to get back into the swing of things after surviving one of the most emotionally draining couple of weeks of my life. I thought separating was bad... HA! Oh well, I've talked about it a bit in last Friday's music post so let's leave that shit in the past and let's look ahead. But yeah, in EVE... as I'm typing this text Cozmik is starting the training of Mining Barge V; No worries, it's the ship skill only. I have sworn that I would never ever point a laser at a rock and I fully intend to keep that promise. If I stayed in my PvP clone the skill would end on Christmas day, but I will surely clone-jump back to my mission hub soon because I'll need ISK after buying some goodies like a few frigs and cruisers to annoy The Entity with (hi guys!), a Domination Warp Disruptor to put in my Rapier (to be used judiciously) and finally the Orca, which is sitting in Rens waiting for my training to end. Now I have to think about a good name for it; I'm sure that "Shamu" or "Killer Whale" are way overused, so those are out. Maybe "Grand Antonio", after Montreal's well-known strong man who could pull school buses with his dreadlocks (no joke!). Write a comment if you have an idea :)

Another thing I have to do is collect enough ISK to keep that Orca stocked and ready to rock, so that means oodles of spare ships, mods and ammo. And speaking of ammo, what about them T2 rounds! Finally, Quake isn't just a good FPS game by id Software anymore. I sense a Gank Cane fleet in my future! And I'll also have to test rockets because I haven't fired a single one since the changes brought by Incursion. And through all this I have to survive work, training for work, having my boys this weekend and walking through snow drifts. Yeah, interesting week :))

Fly like the wind



Letrange said...

Well let's see - you'll be using it as a mobile base but we can't use carrier names - there are real internet space ship carriers to think of down the road. Calling it the Winnebago would just not be martial enough. Humm, name it the Cape Bretton - after teh HMCS Cape Bretton which was a "Escort Maintenance Ship" for the Canadian navy - sounds about right for what you are going to use her for.

Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...

Suggestion noted, and it's a good one :)