Monday, December 22, 2008

War is brooding and boring

Well its been a while that i posted here. After my adventures in the Gusandall area with a Rifter, a Tristan and various other frigate hulls i got a bit bored by the absence of targets. That and a new blue stick, that was invented by some gallentean drug lord, made me a bit weary and lazy. I just couldn't resist the call of the blue stick and therefore i got into a welcomed stupor.

After what seemed like months full of drugs, girls and excessive drinking in countless bars the rumors had it that war loomed over the four empires. Well, that sounded strange enough 'cause the current state with the four empires is just a truce between Gallente and Caldari as one conflict and Ammar and Minmatar as the other armistice. And pod pilots from all empires didnt care an ISK about the truce. Freedom Fighters, zealots, smugglers and businessmen from the galaxies just shot at each other or said "A fat lot i care". But there was a day when the news showed one of those super carriers, a NYX-class, steered deliberateley into a station managed by Ishukone corporation. Well .. this really ment war.

The Nyx is a gigantic homage to a figure much loved in Gallente society. The ship’s design is based on the scepter of Doule dos Rouvenor III, the king who, during his peaceful 36-year reign, was credited with laying the foundation for the technologically and socially progressive ideologies which have pervaded Gallente thought in the millennia since. Indeed, the Nyx itself is emblematic of the Gallenteans’ love for progress; packed to the ergonomic brim with the latest in cutting-edge advancements, it is a proud reminder of the things that make the Federation what it is.

The unstable truce between Gallente and Caldari broke. Shortly after this it was war all out.

My interest reawakend. War ment new targets and lots of it. I hired a new crew for my Tristan interceptor class star ship and went to reap the harvest.

Interceptors utilize a combination of advanced alloys and electronics to reduce their effective signature radius. This, along with superior maneuverability and speed, makes them very hard to target and track, particularly for high caliber turrets. Developer: Duvolle Labs. Duvolle labs manufactures sturdy ships with a good mix of offensive and defensive capacities. Since its foremost manufacturer of Particle Blasters its ships tend to favor turrets and thus have somewhat higher power output than normal.

The new wargrounds of the empire militias were in my huntinground - lowsec space. CONCORD rarerly ventured here and if, they only stood at the gates huddling around their escape route. The weeks of piracy didn't tame my inner beast. I was ready to claw out again.