Friday, 30 April 2010

Who IS that piece of hawtness!?

        ... I don't know, but if you see her tell her I said hi. On another note Romeo Blakstorm, a fellow Tusker and friend, has just posted another in his line of interviews with other Tuskers and it's finally my turn to be unleashed upon the internet blogging world!

        I hope you all enjoy the insight into a (young) Kishin Hattori, as this interview is from my earlier days in the Tuskers, regardless I'm sure all you out there looking to find out more stuff to blackmail me with will get something of worth here.

        Kudos to Romeo for taking the time to do these interviews!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Courtesy Killed by the Cat

        Finally managed to get a decent fight against an Assault Frigate in my own, with this particular fight being my trusty Wolf against a Hawk which had the guts to show up in Hevrice. Interesting indeed.

        I'd just got back from having my Rifter destroyed during a rather overzealous attempt to kill a Hurricane. My fellow wing mates Steve and Bone also lost their frigates. As I stepped back out of my pod in Hevrice, I noticed a new unknown in local and immediately hopped back in, scanning my ship hold and spotting only one available ship; my Wolf. Usually I am not a fan of flying Wolves for a few reasons, the main being their inability to hold range with lack of a web, thus losing the option to disengage in majority conflicts and rather weak capacitor circuitry. Still I needed something with guns, hope and the need for isk wasn't going to break the tank of my potential foe now was it?

        Undocking with no time to lose as the dreaded 'down-time' approached, I made an initial scan round the centre of the system and spotting a Hawk. 'Sweet Mother of Mary!' I thought to myself as I immediately brought my scan range to 15 degrees and cycled through the belts. My luck held firm and on the second attempt I found him lurking in belt 1 of planet 7. The warp-drive engine leapt into life as I rocketed towards my target. Just as I landed, just shy of 30km away, he made an about turn and hopped into planet 5 belt 1. A short chase later and I caught him at 0km in the belt with my scrambler wreaking havoc with his engine, the fight was truly on!

        A bit of manual piloting played to my strength as I pulled him out of his orbit allowing my fearsome autocannons to really start punching into his shields. As the fight was beginning to draw to a close, the armour on my ship slowly stripping away into the abyss of space, fellow Tusker Bone HeadXVII dropped into the belt and helped me give that final push towards victory. His ship shattered and his pod ejected promptly, with all my hopes pinned on getting a lock and scram on his 4 year old pod...

        'Kishin has point' I proclaimed with a huge grin across my face. That grin was wiped off my face shortly after as I saw the shields on his pod turn to red and his armour following suit. 'Cease fire, cease fire!' I yelled down comms, a fault of my own as I should have proclaimed my intent to ransom the fellow. Raptors pod survived with his structure intact (luckily) and I invited him to our ship ransom channel. A quick apology and incredibly pleasant conversation later and I went away with 25 million. Turns out that was his first pvp based fight ever and those 4 years playing Eve appear to be all industrially based. I felt proud to have initiated him in the world of pvp and piracy alike, with my pride being overshadowed only by the actual regret I felt from stealing isk from such a respectful guy.

        Unsure whether he'll ever read this as I didn't have the chance to say during our conversation (he left the channel just before I finished typing) but I wish him all the best in his budding pvp career and hopefully a rematch might be on the cards!

        Also, don't you think that title is snappy? I was practically giving myself a high five upon thinking that piece of genius up. As a final goodbye from this post I give you my new favourite youtube clip ever, brought to my eyes thanks to Arrhidaeus' awesome post, here's the clip: "If it's not baroque, don't fix it!" And don't worry about me going all soppy on you guys either, the remorse only lasted about as long as it took to click on my flashing wallet, fly safe!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Music Makes the World Go Round

        I can't quite remember who's blog post it was, perhaps one of Kirith's, regardless it popped into my head today whilst logging on and listening to some of my most listened to songs whilst I kill ships.

        Unsure quite what people will think but broadening one's musical boundaries is never a good thing so send me what you like to listen to besides the sound of autocannons!

        My select favs;

        I hope you all enjoy at least one of those, I of course love them. I'd love to know what you guys listen to (if anything) whilst you go about your life in New Eden. Finally back from my break also, so let the good times roll!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Whilst I've been away...

        I haven't been able to share the wonderful world of EVE with you all for what feels like forever now. I've been unfortunately caled away over the Easter holidays to personal matters and thus haven't been able to log on at all. I made sure to put in a nice long training skill to suffice my absence and lok forward to the wait-free results of Kishin's hard work over my relaxation!

        I'll most definitely be back within the next few days and will make up for my tardiness with plenty of pod kills (I don't think I've had a kill all April yet!) but until then I shall be slinking away in the shadow of the world wide web.

        I mainly just posted to give Romeo, a fellow Tusker, some props and a shout out with a series of interviews he has been doing on the afroementioned Tuskers themselves; Ka Jolo's Interview is the latest to be published and it is a really great read. I hope my interviewcuts the bill and makes it to print!

        Til next time, fly smart all.