Sunday, 29 November 2009

Weekly Update #12

Weekly Update #12 (23rd November- 29th November)

I am back! And back in HD! My new laptop is a beast; superfast and sexy graphics. EVE has become a whole new experience. Running two clients is not a bother either and it has been a dream coming back after 4 weeks of eve abstinence.

The only fucker is that it runs windows 7 and it has some loading issues every once and a while. But I am working on it. Also as mentioned before she aint pretty hence my request for artwork to plaster over the laptop cover. I have had some interest but only one piece has been sent in sofar. A job well done by TehMastersword;

Please note the competition is still running and the prize is increased to 500 mil for the winning design; so don’t make TehMastersword win by default!

Celebrity Death Match
CDM #18 has also been completed, Kirith Kodachi and myself duked it out once more to break the tie. Kiriths faction fit Mega proved too much for me but good times have been had by both.

Something EPIC brewing again as I am planning my next EPIC CDM. This EPIC CDM will be played out in the New Year and nothing is confirmed just yet but I can let you know it shall involve Carriers. So excited already!

I have managed to stay at the top of the killboard for the entire week! Maybe not such an achievement for some but it sure does excite me. I know the week isn’t over just yet and K Starwind and Ronindata are set to beat me but at the time of writing this and just a few hours to go I am still victorious.

There is a few pod kills on there and some low blow kills on unsuspecting haulers but a kill is a kill. Also the stats got boosted by Realyfs class-A find of an offline POS. After stealing their ships we proceeded with taking out the majority of the modules but with the lack of BIG guns we left the tower standing.

A Raven got ransomed for 100 mil and after a swift payment I have my name on the ransom board also.

One of the highlights this week however was going on an 8 man Interceptor roam with Ronindata. Some nice kills got scored and good fun all round.

A surprising number of T3 cruisers have been encountered this week. All got away with their damn cloakyness and speed. I did get on a T3 killmail but at the receiving end. A super fast locking Loki ripped up my Drake and pod. /me sighs…

I think my favourite kill this week must be this Jaguar which we ended up chasing for 170 clicks. I had him tackled but simply couldn’t break his tank, Wikkid had him perma-jammed throughout the 10 minute engagement but it took Realyfs experience to contribute a mere 915 damage points to finish him off.

I will be very busy for work in December but I shall be in space for every spare minute…

Watch this space…

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Celebrity Death (re-re-) Match #18 Kirith Kodachi

Kirith Kodachi – Blogging Allstar

Kirith Kodachi, the man with self professed verbal diarrhoea, and me vowed to catch up after our very first meeting some 4 months ago. This very first meeting was to be victorious for me. And a glorious victory is was, spreading my favourite blogger’s Myrmidon across space in my favourite ship.

After much fist shaking and trying to find time for each other, a rematch finally came about. This time however Kirith outsmarted me and as skill-full as a surgeon took my destroyer to bits without taking any damage himself.

We agreed at the time that if indeed he would win our second battle the score would be a draw; a CDM impossibility. Kirith agreed to fight me in my favourite ship class if he would win the second meeting and therefore I felt victorious already when I found my pod bobbing gently in space.

My foe claimed two CDM firsts; a fight in Destroyers and now in Battleships. The fight dubbed ‘Rumble in Rens’ unfortunately got postponed due to laptop issues on my side, but late on Thursday night we managed to catch up to arrange the duel for the following night.

I rushed home from work on Friday night with the knowledge I had to get my Battleship to Rens and I was at least 22 jumps out, with the added issue I would have to check/change the fitting.

My fleet had been stationed around the Amamake area in the time I spend with the Caldari Navy. Most of my ships there have been either destroyed or taken to bits and sold for parts. Most of my modules in that region have also been sold, all just to fund my new passion; pirating.

I arrived in a shuttle to pick up my standard Raven the ‘Woop-Ass’. One of originally 6 Battleships here it is my last, and she was finally going to see action again.

It sported a target painter, something this fight clearly did not require and a drone bay full of random drones. I stripped the drone bay out and added the one Faction Sentry drone I had left and some mixed Tech 2 mediums. The fit originally had a MWD but out of experience flying with Kirith I knew that would be pointless as he would catch me anyway. Instead I chose to lose all non tank/gank gear and built a brick shit house, created for only one thing; Kiriths doom.

I would like to dedicate this fight to ‘Lars Matterson’, an EVE capsuleer who generously donated 50 million isk to be used for the CDM series.


‘Woop-Ass’ slipped into the darkness, the rear of the enormous Raven class Battleship lit up by the bright light bleeding from the undock point.

As the ship aligned for planet 1 my heart started pounding more intensely. I could do with a CDM win; the score board certainly does not favour me at this stage.

‘Warpdrive active’ Aura informed me as I checked my systems and drone bay format.

‘Rokh?’ I asked, expecting Kirith to fly a blaster Rokh. As I landed his answer came at the same time his ship entered my overview…

‘Mega’ Kirith smiled…’Shit’…

Cans were exchanged and I knew this was going to be a tough one as our ships aligned to planet 2.

I entered warp a second before Kirith but on landing he was already waiting for me. The tjirping of my targeting system lasted only seconds but it felt like an eternity. Primed Tech 2 Torpedoes needed no encouragement, shaking of the gathered dust as they left their bays.

‘Launch drones!’ I commanded as the first volley hit. Wave after wave of Torpedoes exploded viciously through his shield and ripped away large chunks of his armour.

The 20 click gap closed fast, even faster than I had expected. My shields trembled with every hit my foe scored, now in a comfortable orbit around my vessel.

Powerhouse versus powerhouse, slugging away mercilessly. Overheating modules burning brightly, glowing red. Huge Torpedo impacts lit up the blackness.

This was not the match that required flying skills; it was a mere test of strength and defence. With his armour reaching a low point a sliver of hope crossed my mind…

‘Your ship is out of control’ Aura bleakly noted as she spat my escape pod into the void.

A giant dust cloud engulfed my pod as bits of Raven splattered against its side. ‘Well done Kirith, good fight!’ I managed to squeeze out. ‘Wow!’ he replied excitedly.

This was sure to put a spring into his step for the rest of the day I figured. I was happy for his win as I am sure he had been hunkering for this moment since that fateful day I separated him from his Battlecruiser.

Kirith had taken drastic steps to ensure victory; he had fitted nearly his entire ship with faction modules. After all he does have a reputation to uphold. It takes balls though to take out such an expense, I mean this fight had taken him to 19% armour and I bet he was sweating a fair bit throughout.

Props to Kirith for bringing it once more and giving me a thrilling fight to remember, I am looking forward to the write-up my friend! Although this is the last CDM we will be fighting against each other I hope this is not the last time we meet. But more on that later…

Watch this space.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Bio funnies #4

I was an atheist, until I realised I am god...

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Weekly Update #11

Weekly Update #11

As you may have noticed I have not posted much and a weekly update seems a bit pointless as still I have not ventured out into New Eden yet.

My new laptop has been delayed by a few more days as the Blu-ray drive was out of stock. One option was leaving it out but I figured patience is a virtue.

So this weekly update does not have any new CDM posts, pirating adventures or any such juicy stuff.

The first CDM to be rolled out will surely be with Kirith Kodachi in Battleships (a CDM first) and has been dubbed ‘Rumble in Rens’. I can’t wait!!!

Following the Bastard Kill Board and Ransom Board closely I can see I am missing out on all the fun. =(

In other news however Rettic has just finished a new banner for my blog and I figured it be good to post about it. I highly recommend for i-podders to click on the linky link and check out his website if you normally only read through the Capsuleer application.

His website has to be one of the sexiest looking blogs I have seen so far. Mr Rettic had posted a little while ago that he would be willing to do some banner art and such like for the blogging community. Very generous of him indeed and again testament of how close this community really is.

Having seen some of his work I jumped on it and put my request in immediately. I just received his email with the art work and figured I’d post it immediately. I’ll post the art in this blog for you i-pod Capsuleers also;

Other than that I just wanted to point out I posted artwork competition earlier this month with a 250 million isk prize for the winner. I have had some interest shown but I have not received any actual work.

I will extend the dead-line by another 3 weeks to 4th December and increase the prize to 500 million isk! Surely this should generate some interest? Remember anything is welcome and all work sent in will go up for public vote.

Also a quick reminder for everyone to vote for our new CSM members. My votes would have been split between Teadaze and Spectre but read this hilarious post to see why Spectre wont be running anymore. Each to their own of course, but my 3 votes are all for Teadaze (read his Campaign here). Good luck my friend!

That’s it for now and I hope to join you all again very soon…

Watch this space.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Ramblings #16 Laptop Skin Art Request

My laptop hasn't arrived just yet but I await her arrival with anticipation. As mentioned before she is powerfull and fast but as ugly as anything. To jazz her up a bit a friend was going to do a paint job but he is otherwise engaged atm and also paiting on plastic is a tough job.

So after some browsing I found this website;

My question/request goes out to all you incredibly clever computer wise artist to come up with a cool design to adorn my new beast.

My RL wallet is pretty much empty after the purchase of the laptop itself so I cant pay real money for any work done, I would be more than happy to pay in ISK as soon as my 3rd account has sold. Lets say 250 million isk for the winning design.

If you would like to participate please send me your entry to by Friday 13th November or email me if you would like to enter but need more time to complete said work. I shall post all artwork that gets sent in and will leave it for the public to vote.

(ps. my personal prefference is dark, dark stuff, Bastard related stuff deffo gets my vote, but dont let this affect your style =))

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Ramblings #15 Venom Orchid Art

I made this drawing last week but I wasnt sure if Venom thought it to be too personal to post. Anyways, long story short she likes it and said I can post it;

This is done with a HB pencil and a touch of charcoal. I really liked doing this picture and it only took about 30 minutes.

Ramblings #14 Hellcats Art

I started doodling this picture at work with a blue biro. Clearly with Hellcats on the brain as I didn't intent to draw anything in particular but this came out. Its obviously unfinished but I think I'll leave it at this. I like it, I hope you do...

Ramblings #13 New Laptop Specs

I am still planet bound, not by choice however...

My trusty laptop appeared not so trusty after all. I had intended to buy a new laptop in January but with my current laptop requiring £200 worth of repairs I spend the extra budget to buy a laptop now.

The specs;

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile P9700 (2.80GHz) 1066MHz FSB/6MB L2 Cache

Memory (RAM)

Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 32-bit + Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher Bluetooth &

Infrared Options

Memory - Hard Disk

2x SATA BLURAY ROM + 8x DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer & 16x CD-RW

Graphics Card

I had hoped to buy a ASUS G50 for its sexy looks and nice specs but it is a tough little machine to get hold of in the UK. Its replacement model is the ASUS G60 and is very sweet indeed but £300 over my budget. anyways who cares. I went for a hand made laptop with better specs and even though she is ugly as sin she is a beast on the inside.

I have a friend who has offered to do an art job on the case to make it look more appealing. Skull and bones design I am thinking =)

Anyways I hope for the machine to be with me by Friday the 13th just for good luck =( and I shall voyage into space again very soon after. Thank god for the Capsuleer app to keep me in the loop of what is happening in the meantime...