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Convince Me To Start Playing Again

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2012 by khalia

Ok EVE players, my internet woes from a while ago *may* be solved.

But I’ve stopping caring about the game, except for the sad yet interesting story of Sean Smith.

Can anyone give me a compelling reason to play again? All ideas welcomed!

CANCELED: Suicide-gank Contest (Blame CCP)

Posted in Uncategorized on July 15, 2012 by khalia

Sadly, I have to cancel today’s suicide-gank because CCP’s servers are so unstable I have been unable to stay logged in for more than ten minutes without a client disconnect. This seems to be happening to a number of people, and you can see the threads about this here and here.

Sorry folks!

Check out my ping to the EVE servers today:

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The Free ISK Party Has Closed

Posted in Uncategorized on June 27, 2012 by khalia

The faction warfare LP party is over, at least for those in the Minmatar militia:

We have to wonder if it was the Goons keeping everything at Tier 3 or better. This is the only time I’ve seen the Minmatar militia at Tier 2.

At tier 2, you’re going to make about 30m ISK worth of LP per hour, assuming you can run six plex per hour. You’ll do better with level 4 missions.

On the other hand, that’s still decent ISK for completely new characters. If you want to get a new person into EVE, consider pointing them to faction warfare. They’ll learn combat, d-scan, and other useful skills while still making a decent income.

Achievement Unlocked: Navigation LIKE A BOSS

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2011 by khalia

A goal of mine since my early EVE days was to maximize my Navigation skills – excepting the Capital Ship / Jump skills which I don’t use. That goal was realized this weekend. It’s gratifying to know that any ship I fly will accelerate, turn, align, warp or microwarp as best as is possible.

Write For Us

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2011 by khalia

My Loot, Your Tears is now looking for user-submitted content.

Send your story to my in game EVE Mail (Khalia Nestune). If we like it, we’ll post it, with credit to you. Stories should fit the theme of MLYT, which is griefing, corporate infiltration, and general hilarity in EVE.

Stories of at least a hundred words or so (a few paragraphs) are preferred, and longer is better as long as it isn’t rambling along. Please run a spellchecker once for our sanity.

Level 60 Griefer LFG

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2011 by paul

So now that things seem to be under control in my business, and I’ve been able to hire some part-time help, I have more time. More time means I can play Eve more regularly!

I’m looking for a low/null sec PvP corp that minimizes political bullcrap and maximizes small gang fights. Now that supercarriers aren’t be dropped on an invading Drake as effectively, I’m hoping to get some experience in… gasp… actual traditional PvP.

Yes, all my alts are burned as corp thieves. I don’t want ROLES in your corp, and I won’t ask you to loan me a jump freighter.

Convince me in the comments section to join, fight for, and blog about your corp.

What’s Going On?

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2011 by khalia

Small update here. Crucible has gone out, but I’ve been clueless on it – I discovered Fallout 3 and have obsessively been playing for the last … month? Nearly that long.

My first-pass comments (since I’ve had to log in to change skill queues, at the least):

* The new font still looks BUTT UGLY to me.
* Engine trails are so, so nice
* The new nebula/backgrounds are beautiful

Finally, why do I still have to set my client settings for EACH account I login with? Why can’t I just set them once for the entire client, regardless of what account I login with? When you have five accounts this gets really annoying.

Incursions: The Two Minute Review

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2011 by khalia

Hadn’t tried Incursions at all, and being bored with what we’ve been doing, I thought I’d give it a run. All the info I got was from at http://incursionguide.wordpress.com/ and http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/2011/08/guide-introduction-to-incursions-part-1.html which are both great guides.

Since I have an alt that is a highly skilled Basilisk pilot he was my guy to use; Khalia is unfortunately blacklisted =)

I got a decent fit, headed off to Amarr where the current highsec incursions are, and started broadcoasting my request for a fleet invite in the well-known ‘BTL Pub’ channel. Got picked up pretty quickly to run Vanguard sites. I had done logistic chains before in PvP, so this was fairly straight forward.

Income on a ten man fleet (2-3 logistics, rest DPS/webs/painters) runs 10.5m per site plus 1500 LP. These sites can be done in about 5-10 minutes. My first FC was decent, and we got into a nice rhythm. After an hour or so, he left and made me FC.

As Paul said to me “the essence of leadership is delegation”. So I found someone in my fleet who knew these sites to tag, and I started furiously reading site guides while making sure reps kept up on people. And it worked! We did a few sites before I passed the ball onto someone else.

Later I was picked up into a larger 30 man fleet running a Headquarters site. This was not quite as fun, as getting 30 people all in the same place at the same time and listening consistently to orders is way harder than 10 people. Not a linear scale at all. Our site took about 30 minutes and paid out around 30.5m plus 7k LP.

Second night, I got into a pickup fleet with an excellent FC and a great group of players. This FC really knew his shit and we blitzed through about 20 Vanguard sites in a few hours; I made about 200m plus a lot of LP. This was a lot of fun, and the 10-man fast blitz is definitely the way to go. Catching other fleets at a gate and racing to complete a site against them was enjoyable.

Final fleet before this post was a 22-man fleet running a Nation Commander Stronghold site with five logistics. This fleet took a long time to form up, a long time for everyone to get together, and about 20 minutes to run the site, for a 18.2m payout… and then a break. A number of people new to Incursions complicated matters, and a Machariel panicked on low shields and shot a fleet member; CONCORDOKEN and ragequit resulted.

Summary: Incursions are great ISK. Incursions are fun, IF you get a competent FC and play with a small group who have some experience and understand each other well.

Oh, some actual Loot and Tears to come soon.

Ninja Baiting: Your Mileage May Vary

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2011 by paul

Khalia made a post detailing why he thinks that Ninja Salvaging is Dying. I wanted to make a quick post to clarify my position. As the Gold Ammo scandal posts indicated, being Space-BFFs doesn’t mean that Khalia and I always agree 100% on everything.

I agree with Khalia that the dynamic has changed for Ninja Salvaging and Baiting. Salvage and loot are less valuable. Mission runners are more spread out. In general, Mission Runners are less likely to shoot. I suspect that Khalia and I in particular are less likely to be shot at because of the widespread popularity of MLYT.

The Orca hot-swap nerf? Meh. Although swapping my faction-fit Tengu for a shuttle and warping away was very LOL, ultimately it was a bad mechanic and needed to be changed. Though recently most Ninjas have been getting their kills by aggressing with tanked bait-frigates and swapping to pew ships from a speed-fit Orca, I never really stopped doing my ganks the old-fashioned way, warping out, swapping ships, and coming back. Some ninjas will fall back on this, and others will find something else to do.

The biggest reason that I have not personally been out ripping off carebears has been, as Khalia said, my stupidly busy schedule. My leisure times begin on weeknights at about the time that most normal people go to bed, and I’m completely unable to play on weekends. Khalia and I are having a lot of fun during the non-prime hours getting space-rich in wspace. My departure from Suddenly Ninjas was in name only–I’ll always be a Ninja at heart.

I don’t think Ninja Salvaging is dying. It’s changing, as it always has been. As for the community “declining”? I disagree. I remember the days when Khalia, Aiden, and Zav were new to the corp. I referred to them as “the new kids” and was nostalgic for the “old crew”. Now those kids are the old crew and a new batch of Ninjas are carrying the banner. Likewise, the forum community hasn’t changed in maturity, only in meme-of-the-week. I would have no objection to flying with them again if my schedule allowed it. I hope to do so again someday, and make the bears sad!

Failing Grade for Wormhole 101

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2011 by khalia

If you’re going to fly about in w-space in a scanning frigate, by god, cloak while you’re scanning. I had time enough to scan down this Heron with combat probes, then pop and pod him.