Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Journal: YC116.01.07

Had the first major combat encounter of my stay in W-space yesterday. We were clearing out some kind of Sleeper command center, when three strategic cruisers decloaked on grid. Being a bit rusty as an FC I ordered the fleet to bail out the second they showed up rather than taking a second to evaluate how things were going.

turns out, had I kept my head a bit better, we would have slaughtered them. As it was, we didn't lose anything. Most of the fleet got out, the stratcruisers tackled Bob and I in our Basilisks and we... proceeded to tank them. Almost effortlessly. If we'd kept the firepower and warp disruption on field, those would have been at least one dead Loki.

So, a mistake made and an opportunity missed, but not an expensive mistake. You have to relish the cases where you can learn something, painlessly.

Save. End.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Journal: YC116.01.04

I spent the Solstice season back in highsec with family and friends.

Funny, really. Here we are, a civilization that spans thousands of star systems, and some of us still celebrate the solstice of one particular planet. But, it's a good tradition.

Of course, it does raise its moments of awkwardness. I met up with Pieter Tuulinen, shared some beers on the Jita 4-4 food court. It was a good chat but...

Well. he's happily married. And I'm married too.

To a woman I barely see or communicate with nowadays.

Not even over Solstice.

I mean, I get it. Duty to the State and all that. But...

Save. End.