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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Into The Valley Of Death

There's an old saying, 'Fortune favors the bold'. Well, I guess we're about to find out.
Benjamin Sisko - Deep Space Nine

I am a pod pilot. I am a capsuleer. I am immortal. I am Hallan Turrek, and if you don't remember the name, it's because it got lost with your new clone's memory.

You won't expect me. You won't understand why I'm doing what I do. You may kill me. You may die, but if you survive, you will remember me.

I find it hard to understand why people worry about losing their ships. Other people find it hard to understand why I don't care. We're pod pilots, we can replace them. You gain nothing by holding back. You may not lose anything, but that's the best you can hope for.

You gain nothing by holding back.

If you see a Hound lobbing cruise missiles from a hundred kilometers away, why not try to get him? He can try to kill you, but while he's occupied your corpmates can come around behind him. Make him focus on you.

The entire fleet leaves and the Vagabond they've decided to leave alone is all that's left with you. Tackle it.

You gain nothing by holding back.

A criminal Raven sits on a gate, bring it down or lose a ship trying. Why not?

See the Rifter, two Cyclones, a Crow, a Muninn, a Thorax, an Omen, a Vagabond, and two Nighthawks on scan? Even if they're together, you can take that Rifter.

You gain nothing by holding back.

I will win some. I will lose some. You will remember me.

Fortune favors the bold.

Good day.


  1. Agreed, except if you have a cargo full of loot that is. ^^

  2. You are so right, my friend! There is no fun to be had avoiding fights--especially in ships as cheap as frigates and cruisers to replace. While my ratio of losses to kills isn't as sexy as it once was, I'm having a lot more fun now that I have stopped fretting so much about losing whatever I choose to undock. Granted, I'm not crazy like you, but I'm definitely more keen to engage than ever.

  3. Indeed. Well-written and melodic.