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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Killing for Profit

Don't be afraid to be the first to resort to violence.
Rule 27 "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates"

I'm a pirate. Sorta.

I learned something over the last week. I'm still not very good at this. After stealing ore and tricking someone into stealing it back, I popped a bestower. It felt hollow, I knew it was under me, but it paid the bills. I will do it again.

I got back in Eifer late tonight, I popped into a belt with a Rifter pilot I'd spent some time talking to a while back. I wasn't sure if he actually was the Rifter or if he'd scared the Rifter off. I tracked the target into another belt and caught up to him there. It was indeed the fellow I'd seen before. I held fire and offered a hello in the local chat channel when I could've warped out. I was webbed and scrammed in moments. As I took fire, watched my shields evaporate and finally caught on fire, the Kestrel popped. My pod warped out pretty quickly but I never fired a shot. I offered up a duel afterwards with no poddings. He accepted and I at least got his Rifter into armor. Small solace since he was likely set to tank armor. I'll except my place in things for now. Learning requires patience. I've got a hangar full of Kestrals, and I don't doubt I'll see use out of all of them.

On the plus side of things, using a Kestrel to pirate means I never have to worry about going bankrupt. Four hundred thousand isk a pop isn't going to break me by any means. At this rate I can go through almost five hundred Kestrels before I run out of money. I'm actually profiting from this, on a fairly small scale.

Oh, as an addendum, I met a Minmatar chick up in Balginia. She said she might help me with branching out into Minmatar ships. The training for it shouldn't take me that long. One of the things I've picked up from my time out in low sec is that Minmatar ships make fiercesome pirate ships. I'm looking forward to meeting up with her again actually, she seemed pretty nice.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's about time I went on a roam up in Eifer. I'd almost like to do it in a cov ops so I could watch Kane in action...but where's the fun in not being able to kill (or be killed) myself?!

    Enjoyed this post a lot.