Archive for April, 2014

*** Apr 5 ***


The biggest and nastiest strategic cruiser fleet Stacey had ever seen was flying right next to her Guardian, while it made its way towards one of the wormholes which had an exit in lowsec. It was about to get even more scary when we would join an alliance called Blackstar Privateers inside their wormhole. There we would start roling wormholes until juicy targets would show up for us to kill.

Do we have a logi anchor for our Guardians and who will take leadership for them? I volunteered. Stacey, being an old logi pilot had excellent leadership skills to take on a wing of Guardians and I also had experience being an anchor for Nyan fleets, even though those were a little bit smaller of course.


We had 75 guys and girls in over 50 bilion isk worth of ships. Oh boy, don’t you dare mess this up Stacey! But the op started out great. The first wormhole we rolled had a pos with a couple of ships inside. But wait! There is also a ship outside the tower! A large Archon, fully fitted and with ships inside, so we heard afterwards, was probed down and with some hostiles still inside the wormhole we had stolen the carrier and brought it back home in one piece. Thank you’s were put in local and big laughs were had!

Op success, but we had so much time left. Lets role another wormhole! One by one the wormholes got rolled, but without success. Time flew by and even I got bored sitting at 0 with 10 friendly Guardians around me orbitting me at 500 meters. Sometimes things got exited when one of the Guardian pilots accidently burned away from me and I had to put her back into place by saying on Teamspeak that he or she was leaving the invisibility device. It is something new and it prevents enemies from scanning the fleet, which is awesome for getting fights in wormholes where you can’t see local.

‘Bro, can you do the chocobo run for me?’ Sure thing. I am the best at Final Fantasy X chocobo running and my sis hated it. While I was gone running with Tidus and his chocobo, sis was having fun repairing after some stealth bombers had tried getting revenge for Agrippa, who had lost my new Interdictor.

‘It was awesome bro, those silly bomber pilots had bombed themselves and with that our entire fleet by accident. I had to actually do something!’ Well, at least my sister had her fun and so was I by getting Tidus his ultimate weapon. After a big hug from sis I took over again as logi leader and anchor, but our fleet got smaller and smaller. More people left and eventually someone decided to take on a tower that some people were putting up. It was fun reinforcing it while spreading my repairers, but the tower was of course stronted and with wormholes not lasting very long they would just repair it up with us back inside our home system. Tired I left the wormholes and went to highsec to prepare Stacey for a highsec war.

*** Apr 7 ***

Our highsec wartargets were a bunch of Russians that had nothing better to do but to roam around with 6 or more guys in T3 cruisers or sitting at safespots within the range of the station to snipe down any small ships passing by. When I undocked Stacey I was met in by a whole fleet and docked back up. Obviously these guys didn’t want to play at all and once a highsec mercenary myself I knew the tricks and they never killed Stacey during the war.

*** Apr 16 ***


On April 12 separatists of the Caldari Navy calling themselves the Provists had attacked a border region facility in Otsasai and stolen several capital ships including a Wyvern mothership. On a second release that day wing commander Hikemi Korrado gave all capsuleers and non capsuleers throughout new eden the assignment to hunt down and kill these separatists responsible for almost killing an entire station filled with personnel.

I wasn’t around that day to join the CCP event. Being in a wormhole has taught me to take things really slow and real life has creped onto me like a little octopus holding me down and preventing my hands from touching the computer mouse. But maybe it was for the best. Resent reports had shown that Pandemic Legion had already taken all of the first bounties, which were plex for certain achievements like top damage, pod killer, best battleship or cruiser damage and many more.

Maybe it was a friend that pointed me towards the event or maybe it was me reading it in local, I don’t know. One thing was for sure, little Stacey was jumping up and down, eyes glistering and she had changed her white pajama covered with pink cats and bones for something more assassin like. A tight black outfit covered her whole body and didn’t made any attempt hiding her female curves. She had proven herself to be a mercenary and with such a huge price it was her job to hunt down these separatists and claim those juicy rewards.

I had no idea what to expect and wondered how many people would be in local when I read the first message CCP had put up on their live-events tweeter account. But I just had to try and get there and had grabbed a heavy tanked Proteus with some big guns on it. When I arrived it was chaos. Everyone was clustered at the gate and Stacey being a smart girl had locked up all the orange ships right away. One of the carriers was almost down and Stacey had opened fire. More and more people started to join when the first carrier pilotted by Tuohmirasen Oittakko died. Saara Humo died almost right after while the few remaining battleships got locked down. Unfortunately they died so fast, that Stacey only got 2 of them, including one that tried burning away with high speed to leave the battlefield. No luck for him, with the Proteus being faster and equipped with a warpscrambler and a webifier.

As expected people tried smartbombing the pods, which left hilarious suicide killmails. Also, the few Templis Dragonaurs that were present had managed to kill a few capsuleers and of course there were a few wars going on as well, which left a wonderful mess in the system:

*** Apr 17 ***

Gabryella and Stacey sat in Jita while inspecting the killmails. These seperatists like to use active hardeners and shield repairers, even their battleships are equiped with them. ‘We need something to counter those Stacey.’ Gaby whispered to her while dressing up in one of those ‘you touch it, you die’ outfits too. ‘This is going to be fun!’ Stacey replied while asking Scotty to get their ships ready.

In the meanwhile I had told my sister to join me on EVE and together we had set sail towards the Torrinos system. CCP didn’t link the system, just the constellation, but the map showed that was where the sepatists were.

When we arrived at the station there were only two remaining Phoenixes this time. One was at half shields and they were at 130km from the station, so Stacey and Gabryella had to burn a bit to get into range. Luckily the Curses had a microwarpdrive fitted and once we were in range Stacey ordered: ‘Gabryella, put your nosferatu on Ina and all your neutralizers on Aikabinen!’

‘Ay, ma’am!’ And 2 Nosferatus and 8 neutralizers cycled. The Phoenixes and especially the second one died really fast and two more targets were crossed away in Stacey her little black book.

On the forums I had told fellow capuleers and CCP Logibro about our trip and he replied that both Curses had indeed capped out the Phoenixes, which meant that our hunt was a great success:

*** Apr 18 ***

The timing on this op was horrible and afterwards I am happy I had let Stacey sleep trough this one. Apparently it was in lowsec where Pandemic Legion had allowed the separatist to escape. No one knows what their business was or why they were there, but some say that they had stolen valuable information about the Caldari Navy that day. No, I was awaiting the next day, and this time Stacey would get her reward for her hunting troubles.

*** Apr 19 ***

Tight ninja outfit on, console in hand, little blue eyes staring anxiously at the screen hoping for a message from the council of hunters. And yes, there it was! They were spotted the Usi system. On her way Stacey went inside her dps Proteus now.

When I arrived they had 7 carriers and 1 Wyvern ready at one of the customs offices. I didn’t even need to scout them down, I just followed everyone warping off in that direction. Right from the start I locked down Ichonen Aroki in his Chimera, who had locked me up as well and had deployed quite the amount of Dragonfly fighters. For a moment I feared that I had to warp Stacey off to keep the Proteus alive, but he changed target when he found out that I still had over 150k ehp on the thing and it would take longer for him to kill me than we would kill him. One by one the carriers died and I decided to get on some of the mails by deploying my drones or my scrambler and webifier, which I had fitted again just in case.

The main target Kossen Jaikka had burned away from the fight, but some smart capsuleers had brought heavy interdictors to prevent him from warping away. I should have locked him up and put my drones on him for a moment, but I decided to pass this kill for some juicy rewards. My damage was high and I had been shooting my personal primary for way too long to allow the reward to slip trough my hands.

Ichonen Aroki, the target I had been shooting for over half an hour in heavy time delation had finaly died, but Kossen had burned over 270km away and was almost dead by the time I got to 180km. I didn’t make it and the fight was over. The seperatists that had gotten away were all killed together with the main target. All that remained were wrecks and people in local screaming they had won some juicy plex:

*** Apr 20 ***

The killmails weren’t there yet, but I had read that even though I had applied almost all of my dps on the carrier of Ichonen, someone had applied even more and had won the price for most damage applied by a cruiser class vessel. From the seven carriers I got only 4, but one of my corp mates DutchGunner had joined as well and had the Wyvern killmail and the others to make the killboard look juicy for our corporation and alliance.

Stacey cried and had two loving arms around her. ‘If only … ‘ Gaby who had joined the alliance hushed her while gently caressing her back. ‘It is going to be okay luv, at least we got some nice killmails.


*** Apr 23 ***

The ladies made it back into J112417 aka Vallhalla or Home after a failed attempt which had cost Stacey her ship and her pirate pajama. + pod

Being refreshed Stacey had thrown away her new pj covered with tiny wormholes and had grabbed her Guardian from the maintenance bay. ‘I am ready.’ a still slightly upset, but sweet female voice sounded trough the coms.

Suddenly reports came in from her fleet members. ‘We have a Moros Dreadnought tackled!’

It was Jezza who had seen Sofia Kyodai in her heavy Moros jump into her home wormhole from lowsec. Up until now we still have no idea whether Sofia was trying to move a newly bought Moros into her home system or that she was just trying to close the wormhole to prevent strangers from jumping in. One thing is for sure, Jezza had Sofia her Moros tackled and help was on her way trough the many wormholes connecting ours with theirs.

‘We need more Guardians!’, was yelled on coms several times, while Stacey and Gabryella were already on their way with only a few jumps to go. When they arrived I had them orbit Kestrel Hath, who was already at the scene with her Guardian and a capacitor chain was set up. Unfortunately Jezza had already lost her Anathema, but the guy in the Dominix that had killed her got murdered by the many ships that had pored into J233917.

Drones were deployed while a Chimera pilot wanted to help out her friend, but decided not to do such thing. If we had less people pounding on the Moros we probably would have gotten a fight, judging by the Maelstrom staying at 110km range from our fleet and some other ships nearby, waiting inside their tower. But who cares, we got some awesome kills. + 345 mil pod

When the Moros died Stacey and Gabryella cheered. It was their first real Capital Kill owned by a real capsuleer during a fleet op! + 413 mil pod

The wrecks were salvaged and the loots taken. Back home Stacey and Gabryella were drinking an old bottle of rum that said ‘Love you girls forever, Ezeria!’ when suddenly they received a message from an old friend from inside Home. Apparently enterap, who was a member of Disband. and had flown with us back in Delve, had joined the alliance in search for fast isk and juicy kills. It is nice to have friends nearby and with his wormhole experience the girls should be able to get many more capital kills soon!


Because wormholes are so distant and not even part of real space, or as wormhole people say known space or in short K-space, messages could not be received trough regular transmissions. Stacey was missing Gabryella, so it didn’t take long for her to leave the Proteus in the large hangar and go back to highsec. She was awaited and hugged by Gaby and one of her dearest friends, Jordan Zhuge, who wanted to know what the girls were up to. And while running some much needed missions for the Republic Security Services to increase Gaby’s standings even more, Stacey explained the riches and few, but awesome kills you can get in wormhole space.


*** Apr 2 ***


Our wormhole J112417 is a C6 wormhole space with a C5 static and chosen for a reason. It means that you will always have a wormhole that leads to a C5 wormhole space. For many years Stacey has looked at dreadnoughts and carriers jumping in and out of lowsec and 0.0 trough cynocural fields, but apparently they are being used in wormholes a lot too and guess what, especially in C5 wormhole space! They aren’t even combat fit, but often ratting fit to kill the wormhole inhabitants called Sleepers. Stacey is scared to death for them and I never looked into Sleepers, but I heard they are very dangerous and best to be left alone unless you got one of those capital ships and a nice fleet to back you up.

Stacey got her first kill by accident and although it wasn’t a capital ship yet it was most certainly very juicy. After carefully playing with the Proteus and her probe launcher I decided enough is enough and sat at the station for a bit to relax. While I did I noticed there was a fleet up and I joined it just for fun. Two members only. Oh well, they haven’t kicked me out or ignored me, so all is good I think.

Suddenly I heard someone saying: ‘Bomber tackled, warp to me to kill it!’ Alright, here we go! Lets help and get my first kill for the alliance! The lazy Proteus geared into warp, but when I finaly arrived the Bomber had burned 50 km away already and died before I could get in range. Apparently we had killed a Deep Space Walkers fleet commander who was maybe in search for his fleet he thought was hiding inside our home system. Anyhow, I webbed his pod just in time and got on the killmail.

But we weren’t done yet. Right after the pod popped, dragora yelled that we needed to go to another wormhole, one leading to highsec. An enemy Proteus with Guardian support had been spotted on the other side and they were ready to jump into system. With the wormhole at a critical state it had the chance of collapsing and it would trap the poor Proteus pilot and her Guardian buddy right into our hands.

Hey, but wait, that is a brilliant idea! One of our Orca pilots had to go to highsec anyway and warped towards the wormhole when the Proteus pilot decided to take a peek. The Orca pilot jumped trough as fast as he could and Agrippa in his Broadsword activated his bubble maker. One of my biggest fears unfolded in front of my eyes. The wormhole collapsed and was gone and phr0zengurl in her Proteus was trapped inside our bubble with dragora, IAmSeannn and of course Stacey ready. The Proteus appeared and being cloaky fit cloaked just as fast, but our interceptor pilot could decloak her and me and dragora burned over to scram and web her down.

She went down slowly, really slowly and Agrippa in his Broadsword was taking damage. However, the word got out that we had phr0zengurl captured and more people warped over to bring the much needed dps. Orders were given to kill the pod as soon as possible and at that point I had no idea why. Later on I found out that wormhole people have expensive implants and that they will destroy them when tackled before getting killed. So there are no good fights in local and this also meant that even though Stacey locked up the pod and the webifier started its cycle, she didn’t get on the killmail due to time delay.


Perhaps we should have waited for the Guardian pilot to jump trough, but according to our Orca pilot the look on the pilots face was worth the missed killmail when the wormhole collapsed.


*** Apr 4 ***

So this wormhole thing is actually just as cool as 0.0, but the kills are found and put on the killboard slowly. Yet, a Proteus as a first real kill for the alliance is not bad. I needed something else inside this wormhole besides a probing Proteus though. Maybe something like an Interdictor to move around fast and catch those juicy pods.

I got lucky. Today was one of those days where we had a nice exit and I managed to get an Anathema and a Guardian inside. But the guys were a bit nervous when Stacey was on her way back to highsec to pick up her Sabre. Apparently they had found someone in a hauler that was thinking the same as we were, but for his own wormhole linked to ours. Unfortunately he had jumped out into highsec too and searches were made to see where he was going.

I jumped back into the wormhole with my brand new Sabre and discovered we had set up a little wormhole camp with a few guys to catch the hauler. There was even a Proteus, but no one with a bubble maker and what if the hauler was stabbed? I decided to join the group and wait. I can’t stress this enough, wormholes are all about waiting and being patient, but if you are patient enough you will get rewarded (most of the time). And so did we when he came back in a Noctis now. It is a somewhat less juicy target, but who cares, a kill is a kill. And when his scout in the Magnate jumped trough I deployed my bubble.

Shahni died a quick death while Kib3rOk in his Noctis jumped trough and jumped back again. I did not know we had the Broadsword on standby, so I had jumped after him missing the Magnate and his pod for the killboard looks.

On the other side I had scrammed and webbed the Noctis though and deployed an extra bubble while he tried to move out of the bubble made by the Broadsword. It had nowhere to go and everyone jumped to whore on the kill. Little Stacey had top damage on yet another juicy mail, but the pod was missed due to the cloak I had fitted on the Sabre, a must have for interdictors inside wormholes I was told.

Not bad for a first week with the new alliance I thought to myself while I went back to our home wormhole again.

We closed the wormhole behind us with an Orca for other juicy wormholes to appear, which is called chain collapsing or rolling. It worked, the old C5 closed and a new one appeared magically. Strangely enough no one wanted to scout it down and I waited. Is this a test? Is scouting something bad and annoying? I know it can be, but I had an Anathema now which should make the job a lot easier.

After awhile people were asked to start scanning and of course being new I volunteered straight away. If only they had asked us sooner, then I wouldn’t have to wait again. But little Stacey was on her way, probes were launched and a wormhole was found. My first wormhole for the alliance popped up on the scanners, woohoo! But I had forgotten something essential, always check if the wormhole is critical, you might get stuck!

Leave that wormhole alone Stacey, it is dangerous! Ok, lesson learned. Another lesson was bookmarks. Apparently each wormhole and wormhole system has a number which should be in the bookmark. Also always bookmark both sides (except for critical ones of course) so people can go in and out without any problems. It isn’t that hard I thought to myself while jumping back. Oops, I wasn’t supposed to do that, but when I wanted to jump in again I got a nice timer. Ah yes, also don’t forget the wormhole polarization timer silly Stacey!

Hostile Anathema spotted called Stacey! Oh dear, couldn’t they guess it was me? In my rush to try and probe out these wormholes I had forgotten all about my ship tag. Ship tags are very important in wormholes, because you can not guess how many people are in local and what they are flying. On top of that, a lot of guys fly the same ships in wormholes, so it is crucial to have a tag in the name of your ship and show that you are part of a team. Only in a few rare cases the FC will tell you to rename your ship when he wants to confuse enemies.

It was a lot to take in, but I slowly got the hang of it. I had renamed my ship with the right initials and after trying a few times I had found my second wormhole and bookmarked it properly. Suddenly one of our friends was yelling on comms that she needed help. While I was scouting in one wormhole system Miriam had found another wormhole leading to a 0.0 system in Delve, my old home, and she was under attack when she found some juicy ships to shoot. I went back trough one wormhole after another to get back into our home system where I changed my Anathema for my Sabre to try and help her out. Unfortunately I had to make a few more jumps to reach the 0.0 system and Miriam was fighting on a gate, which meant even more warping.

While being on my way I heard her say she died. But wait, where are the others? We had 30 people in fleet and I saw only a few of them trying to help and they were in a kitchen sink fleet definitely not designed to take out the hostiles. The order was given to stand down and disappointed we went back home with a frustrated Miriam.

Stacey sat in her ship with a nice view across the wormhole and had opened her little notebook in which she wrote down some of her new experiences:

Wormhole things that I learned
– Always name your ship properly
– Don’t forget wormhole timers
– Plated ships can kill wormholes
– A C6 is hard to reach

Wormhole things that need work
– Leave critical wormholes alone
– Make proper bookmarks
– Just bring your 80% Scimitar and a few Ventures
– Tell Gaby to train probing, she is going to need it

Wormhole things that are going great
– Unlike some lazy alliance members I am actually scanning for wormholes
– Active in fleet and and on comms when in wormhole space
– The alliance killboard is showing my name and strangely enough on the right side
– Some of the guys are awesome

She was tired and pressed her pencil against her nose while staring at the force field displaying her many rings. ‘I wonder if the shield makes a humming sound’, she thought and gently put away the pencil and her notebook before pressing a button that made her seat go flat. A big fluffy rainbow blanket she got from Brockmist a long time ago was pulled over her body and Stacey closed her eyes. ‘Sweet dreams everyone!’


Both girls got a lot of mails often with the question when they will return to the alliance and every time their answer was the same: we don’t know. Both ladies didn’t want to think about returning just yet, they had a lot to learn and both had their own missions. Gaby went to a corporation called Banjo Bandits and will stay there for 2 weeks. With her excellent standings of 9.40 for the Republic Security Service her friends will be able to get their much needed jump clones for just 100.000 isk each.

Stacey had a more urgent job. She had to find the illusive C6 wormhole J112417 owned by the Disavowed. alliance, which they called Valhalla or Home. At first I thought it would be an easy thing, but soon I found out that a C6 can be hard to reach. I had to be patient.

I had a lot of help from a cool program that shows all wormholes connected to the C6. Stacey is linked on it, so whenever she enters one of the wormholes her name shows up, which is pretty cool.


But even so, the highsec entrances are being destroyed or put into critical mode quickly by Orca and Freighter pilots needing materials to make capital ships. It shows with the red line and it will be a hellish job to get all the stuffs I want to use inside. On top of that, can this alliance be trusted? And most of all, will they trust me?

So I started with step number one. Lets try and get into this illusive C6 wormhole and try and probe for other wormholes and their sites before using my guns. At first I thought about a covert ops frigate or one of those new Sisters of Eve ships. But in the end I went for a Proteus. It is strong, has a nice bonus and both ladies can fly one. On top of that, it can be easily refit for pvp purposes, which I am not going to do just yet. I need to practice my probing skills first and learn not to be afraid of wormholes.

Stacey’s Scanning Proteus
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Faint Epsilon Warp Scrambler I
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I

1600mm Reinforced Steel Plates II
Damage Control II
Energized Explosive Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

Medium Trimark Armor Pump II
Medium Trimark Armor Pump II
Medium Trimark Armor Pump II

Proteus Defences – Augmented Plating
Proteus Electronics – Emergent Locus Analyzer
Proteus Engineering – Augmented Capacitor Reserve
Proteus Offensive – Covert Reconfiguration
Proteus Propulsion – Interdiction Nullifier

Caldari Navy Antimatter, Null and Void ammunition
Core and Combat scanner probes
Nanite Repair Paste

And of course I added some Spiced Wine, for when Stacey gets lost and needs a drink while trying to find her way out.

The alliance and corporation members were all talking about making huge amounts of isk in their wormhole and for them this fit is like a big laugh. Stacey, you are doing it wrong. It needs Faction hardeners or even better, deadspace hardeners. It needs faction damage modules and of course a faction microwarpdrive and faction tackle on top of that. But, even though I sold almost all of my 0.0 stuffs and added a small 10 billion isk to the wallet I thought I would not spend it all right away.

I waited a few days and made a little list of ships I wanted to bring. 2 Guardians, 2 Proteusses and 2 Scimitars should do for now together with 4 Ventures to mine some gas and make some isk. But first things first. The program showed that there was a great entrance and I was ready, Stacey was ready and Gaby was laughing at Stacey. Laugh all you want little lady, you will be next! Here we go:

  • Proteus – check!
  • Proteus Subsystems – Check!
  • Proteus Fittings – Check!
  • Drones, Ammunition and Nanites – Check!
  • Alcohol – Check!
  • New Implants – Check!
  • New clone – Check!
  • Clonejump – 4 hours and 57 minutes – NOOO!

I had to wait several hours before I could get into my new jump clone specifically made for the Proteus. But the next day it was a go. According to the program the chain was still up, but I had to scan my way through. Excellent practice, but holy molly! Even with the faction probe launcher, the faction probes, the probing bonus and my level 4 probing skills it was almost impossible to probe out something. It was like all my probes were confused. False readings, multiple dots everywhere and when I finally had one of those dots it showed it was a gas or hacking site. Help, how am I going to find my way trough these wormholes!

Again, take it slow. If there is one thing I learned from the Viperfleet members it is that you have to be very patient and relaxed. That means instead of speedy shield repair Stacey, I had to become a patient probing Stacey.

If worked. After cursing at the screen after yet another failed attempt to find the next wormhole leading to the alliance C6, I finally found the wormhole I needed and after cursing yet some more I had found the illusive C6 J112417. A little cheer was had behind the pc and of course I was going to check out the posses and bookmarks linked in the system. I took my time and slow boated around and eventually I found a tower I could enter and where I could relax and think.

Showing VFI above the tower created by the pos gunners to welcome new members, the alliance left me a little present to try and test my loyalty. A large Archon carrier was drifting outside the force field all fitted up and abandoned, probably after running a site or repairing a few modules. First, both ladies can’t fly a carrier and second, even if I would tell my friends about this, how would they be able to take the carrier out of the wormhole in one piece? I had to laugh and even thought about bumping the carrier back into the force field. But downtime was calling and who cared anyways. These guys have plenty of isk, they don’t care about a carrier. Better leave the ship alone and pass the loyalty test.

Now it is time for step two, to try and find out more about wormholes and the many traps and goodies they have. My corp members linked me a nice video about the wormholes and how to scan and hunt in them. It is a must see for wormhole newbees like myself: