Thursday, April 4, 2013

My CSM8 matches

I went off and did the survey at to see who I would best be matched with.
Not surprisingly 4 out of the top 5 are wormholers.

73% Match - Nathan Jameson
67% match - James Argent
66% match - Trebor Daehdoow
65% match - Cipreh
63% match - Chitsa Jason

I will be throwing a vote to Psychotic Monk, just because griefing is hilarious, even if it happens to me.

I may pepper my remaining votes with 4 accounts across other candidates...  Bribes may be sent to Jhared Skyfire directly.  (Hey this is eve, bribes are an acceptable voting mechanic)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Missing out on fun happy times, and popping a venture.

So a follow up from last week on the people that wanted to evict us- their corp was 3 times the size of ours, so I ended up getting the batphone out.

Future Corps responded, I have them the location of our hisec static, and then we sadly had to log to go to work.  Using the batphone is a risky gamble, as if I caused a wild goose chase they would rightly be miffed.  Fortunately they did catch the invaders (who were actually moving back out due to a ransom paid by the industrial pos owner), but they managed a few nice kills and stole the invaders tower as it was being unanchored.

Fast forward a week or so, it's been quiet.

Or not so quiet.

Newish player scanning in a cloaked imicus...he leaves...I go afk for a few minutes.  Slade mentions the imicus is now a venture, I verify he's stealing our lovely C50 gas, grab the bomber.  Now thanks to Penny's notes of her adventures I have a scram and a disruptor on the bomber to combat the venture's built in +2 warp stabs.  I have safespots peppered all over the system, so I pick one that's in direct line of the venture relative to the gas cloud it's harvesting and warp in at 50.
A few seconds later I'm 8000 meters from the venture while being about 9000 meters from the gas cloud - I decloak, activate both points while waiting for the target lock to resolve.  Shortly thereafter (Although Slade said it was painfully long) the venture pops.

Must remember to get a navy scram for the longer range.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A bad start

So I wake up check up on the new neighbors and see this-

Not a good way to start wormhole life.

The attackers now want to evict us.  Time to pull out the batphone?  Or negotiation...hmm...

Bother I have to log and go to work now.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Quick Deathrace recap, and explodiness

So I made it to the very end of the Deathrace, it was quite a bit of fun.

I was flying a shield Astarte, and since I knew I would die somewhere, I stocked it with booze, tobacco and dancers.  I then jumped into a fresh clone and headed for the starting system.

First gate was camped by several smartbombing battleships, which worried me for a moment as traffic control kicked in and I ended up waiting 30 seconds to jump out - I wasn't taking any damage though.  I gradually fell behind the leaders in the slow Astarte - fleet chat was lively.

Tidi kicked in a few times, but nothing too bothersome.  Poetic Stanziel was getting annoying though for his needlessly harsh criticism of the organization of the race - he was podded shortly before the end.

Last jump was into a nullsec system, and to nobody's surprise it was heavily bubbled and camped.  The Astarte fell to heavy fire from multiple pilots, including Ripard Teg.  For some reason the lossmail is not showing up on the killboards.  I did make it to the final can before getting the pod express back to hisec.

This morning I made my way back to the hole after getting back into my proteus, logged and went to work.  While there we had someone move in and setup a tower - an industrial pilot.  At least this one actually scouted and saw our towers and took the risk of setting up shop - as opposed to several others in the past who never bothered to check for existing towers.

On the last note - I was making PI runs to catch up for lost time outside the hole and got nabbed by a daredevil, goodbye Viagra Incident.

Lossmails on BC -

Killmails I managed to get on - thanks drone buddies!

I will try to post the Astarte manually, or anyone who got on the killmail please try to post it :)

And finally, a picture of the last gate!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Deathrace 2013

Details are over at

Should I be able to block out enough time, I too plan to join the race.  Being that this is very last minute, my choices of ship are going to be limited.   I don't plan on winning anything, but the experience itself will be more fun than watching the exit.

I wonder if I should update my clone...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dumping the hitchiker

I was woken up by my phone bleating a txt message from Slade to come help collapse the static.  Turns out our guest was had scanned the exit just before Slade could and was out in hisec.  When she came back in Slade was waiting for her in a thorax specially fitted to take care of her.

Popped and podded, we quickly set to collapsing the static before he got back.  Slade had already made a few trips through in a battleship, so my mass calculations were a bit off when I shoved the orca through - jumping back left Slade stranded in hisec.  Just in time too, not a minute after the exit vanished Lawrabeth was back in the hisec system with another heron, only to find the wormhole was gone.  Probed out the new exit for Slade to come back home and stowed everything - we had 3 other exits open at the time.

I then promptly logged and took a nap.

Notes:  Lawrabeth had never attempted to contact us, her only words in local were 'Ransom?' when her first heron was killed earlier in the week from a helpful person from an incoming C2 (They were nice enough to combat probe her out before I could, so I just watched dscan).
If you're in our system for a week and don't talk or mail any of us, we presume you are hostile and will be dealt with accordingly.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cake day

Today marks 4 years that I've been a member of TEMT, about a month after I first started playing Eve. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rats in the cellar

It's been relatively quiet in here, despite RL issues keeping me busy.

It appears we have picked up a hitchhiker though, we keep seeing a Heron belonging to a 1 year old player lurking about.  Couple days ago he was probing in a safe spot and an incoming C2 spewed out a couple of ships that combat probes him and popped him.

Turns out he came back in yet another heron...too bad the executioner didn't pod him.  We will assume any connections have been opened for the meantime, until he gets either bored or we manage to pod him and collapse the static.

Although...he's gotten smarter and cloaks up while scanning, after getting his first heron got shot up.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

System upgrades

I went out and purchased a 250GB SSD for my main rig and installed Windows 8 on it.  I'm liking it so far, as task manager and copy files tool has more detailed info, as well the system is really snappy thanks to the SSD.  That being said, my old 500GB Win7 system drive was freed up, I shifted stuff around - and finally got around to setting up the DLNA server in the router+external drive for media files - means I can finally get some redundancy on my data drive.  Both previously existing drives were 500GB, so...

Next step is to build a proper NAS for backup/iSCSI operations.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BB #44 - The Local Channel

Here's my take on the supposed 'Local issue'

I don't care.

I'm used to having the delayed local in a wormhole, in hisec I tend to ignore local entirely.  To be honest, I don't really care about local in nullsec, and being that I don't live in nullsec, my opinions shouldn't matter enough to affect nullsec residents.

On the other hamd, it would be kinda nifty to be able to use the System Scanning Array module that was removed before I started playing, but is still available on the markets.  Have that anchored at a tower and BAM  you have fully funtioning local.

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Love Spa Returns!

Over the weekend a couple things happened to bring some much needed change in our home. 

First we finally took out the last Interbus POCO at Planet 5, yes it was dangerous since our static was open, but nobody came to visit us while we did so.  That in itself will save money from taxes.

Second, we upgraded the medium domination tower to a large Minmitar tower - fuel costs will go up, but Frank is starting to make boosters and we just didn't have the grid or cpu needed without offlineing an alarming number of defenses.  The medium faction tower has always worn a 'kick me' sign anyway, so it's less stressful in the long run.  We'll also be able to partake in some T2 ship manufacturing as well, and have additional labs if needed.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Jhared's space hardware - nemesis

For sneaking up on unsuspecting miners and hauler, nothing beats a stealth bomber.  The lack of recalibration delay definately helps again those are who are actually on the ball and watching for dangers.

Nemesis -

Cross-linked Bolt Array I
Ballistic Control System I


Warp Disruptor II
Target Painter - Partial Weapon Navigation
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I
Medium Subroutine Screen Stabilizer I

3x Upgraded 'Malkuth' Torpedo Launcher - Inferno Torpedo
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Core Probe Launcher I - core probes - offline

Small Ancillary Current Router I

This was tossed together out of whatever spare parts I could jam on it, and it's a _very_ tight fit, I have 0.8 cpu left over.  I could upgrade the meta items perhaps, but until it pops there's no real need.  The shield extender is for fragile hulls that attempt to shoot back, and it has the dual points specifically for warp stabbed opponents.  Or in lucky cases, when I can point 2 ships/pods at once, like in this happy scenario - Mammoth Covetor mining pod 1 pod 2

Never heard back from those guys...

Any suggestions on the fit would be appreciated.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Jhared's space hardware

Scattered from time to time I see others posting about what they fly, so I'm going to occasionally post a tidbit here and there with what I fly, and the fittings.  Comments , critiques, and suggestions are welcome.

We will start with one of my oldest ships still in service, the Myrmidon.  As I was still less than a year old, being able to fit T2 tank/guns felt powerful at the time.

Myrmidon -

High slot-
6x 425mm Autocannon II

Mid slot -
3x Cap Recharger II
1x 10MN Microwarpdrive I
1x Stasis Webifier I

Low slot -
1x Damage Control II
1x Armor Thermic Hardener II
1x Armor Kinetic Hardener II
1x Armor Explosive Hardener II
1x Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
1x Medium Armor Repairer II

Rigs -
1x Medium Projectile Collision Accelerator I
1x Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
1x Medium Projectile Metastasis Adjuster I

Drones -
16x Hobgoblin I

I have recently refit the Myrm to replace 1 gun with a salvager, and 1 cap recharger with a web for ninja salvaging anomolies where the wrecks are not mine.  Otherwise it has remained pretty unchanged for the better part of 3 years.