Archive for Vigil

Cartel SAR gone awry

Posted in Journal with tags , , , , , , on 2010-11-14 by rustpunk

No, I don’t plan to talk much about where I’ve been lately. Let’s say it involved a lot of drinking and leave matters there. I should probably note, however, that I’ve gotten myself into a contract with the Angel Cartel. So far? Totally worth it. Talk to me offline if you want to know more.

'Exxxotica B-roll' by Anna FischerI got back out in Emolgranlan today with a Hurricane in my hangar. This way, I figured, if somebody shot at me while I went out on SAR duty, I could come back and finish the job. I ran across a mission contractor in a CNR who shot at me, but when I returned, he’d already fled the scene. The local Angels didn’t really understand why I had appeared, I guess, since they later shot out my Vigil from under me. Too bad, because I had a couple of nice girls on board… Still, I got some nice equipment out of it all, so in the end I made a decent profit on the sortie.

Later, though, I ran across a Drake who fired on me as well. When I returned in the Hurricane, he also fled. I holed up nearby in D-scan range and waited. Sure enough, after a few minutes, I saw a Drake on scan again. Hm, different ship name? No matter, he’s probably trying a little psyops or something.

Unfortunately for me, this Drake had come prepared. A Drake that flew faster than a Hurricane? With a point equipped? I hadn’t quite expected that, so I lost another pair of nice girls on-board the battlecruiser. Oh, and the crew. Always a few more folks looking for work, though, particularly given how many Cartel crews I’ve brought back from deadspace wreckage.

UPDATE: The girls survived. Not that it matters to me directly, but this way the others back in my suite won’t get too melancholy.

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Vigil setup

Posted in Planning with tags , on 2010-07-25 by rustpunk

Despite a few miscalculations here and there, Heimatar has been good to me lately. Between my Probe and a fleet of Vigils, I’ve managed to earn sufficient ISK to get all my basic quality implants. Occasionally, when I want to live on the edge, I fit out my Vigils a little more extravagantly:

[Vigil, Salvage 2]

3x Salvager II

1MN Afterburner II
Target Painter I
Medium Subordinate Screen Stabilizer I

2x Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Micro Auxiliary Power Core I

2x Small Salvage Tackle I
Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I

My next goals include getting some of those cool ‘Prospector’ implants that Poteque Pharmaceuticals makes, like a PPF-1 or PPH-1. A PPY-1 should speed things up when I’ve gotten myself in harm’s way, too.

And I should finish my training for a Cheetah in about a week and a half. That will speed things up, too.