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I'm baaack!

Well, I'm sorry for not publishing an article in a long time, but I've been very busy. Well, you'll hear all about it.

So I took a little break from pirating to get some money. I was doing missions....eww. Me and my friend ended up starting a corp. Bla bla bla. It was going well, but I decided I couldn't pirate for a while. We had quite a few newer players, and if we got wardecc'd, it wouldn't be good for them.

So anyway, I'm getting totally fed up with missions, so I took out a rifter to rat.

So I'm ratting. Same ol' same ol'. Orbit at 10km, turn on my SBII, and my guns. Then I chat.

Zzzzzz

After while, I switch rats.

Zzzzzz

Then, someone with low sec status warps in on me. My heart starts pumping harder and harder as he locks me. I'm back in business. Continue reading "I'm baaack!"

Reaching Out

Hello readers of Eve-Pirate. We have to sit down and have a little meeting.

As you can see, we have a new poll. It's about what you guys want to see from us. We're looking for your input, because we're thinking on taking on new projects and really working to expand E-P. Right now it's a little slow, and we're working on that. We need your help though.

Here's what you guys, as the readers (and posters) can do to help E-P grow:


The easiest thing you can do to help us is spread the word. Put a link to us in your bio, or EON forums siggy. Tell your friends and corpmates. Write a blog about an adventure you and your friends had and tell them to read and post comments about it. Stories and readers help us a lot.

We could also use money donations. That helps pay for a lot of things. We need this to run ads, and pay for hosting and such. We appreciate anything you can offer, whether it's a few dollars, or a few ISK.

Anything you can do to help makes us really happy. If everyone did just a little, we could grow a lot.

So, now that you know what we want from you, we want to know what you want from US.

What do you want from Eve-Pirate?

Vote in the poll to let us know, and comments here would be appreciated.

Do you want new stuff like podcasts or radio? Do you want us to branch out into different aspects of Eve? Do you want more stories? Do you think it's fine, or just needs a few more active members? Do you want more events and competitions?

Let us know what you want changed and added here. =)

The adventures of Strings EP4!

Ok everyone. Here's episode 4, and as promised in EP 3, it's one of me actually winning :-P

Alright. I'm off to my new pirating location in Essence, since the anti-pirate alliance, CVA, was cracking down on me in Domain.

I have to jump through some low-sec space, which isn't a problem, but I take off autopilot and start to fly my way there. When I jump through to the next system, I had feeling. A good feeling. Call it dumb luck, or the "Pirate's Sixth Sense." Regardless, I had a feeling.

I jump in, and right from the gate I can see 4 belts. I decided to give them a quick scan and be on my way, when I catch a Ferox in one of those belts. Lucky for me he didn't rename his ship, so I got to check out his credentials. He was still in a starter corp. Nice, a cearbears alt.

Now here's the major decision. I'm in a bleeder Punisher, aptly named Termite, (I take bites out of big things, and I'm hard to get rid of :-P) and he's in a Caldari BC. "What the hey, I'll give it a shot." I jump in.

Immediatly when I see and lock him, my heart starts racing. I know this is going to be quite a fight. I scram him, and kick on my ab to close the range before he knows what's going on. I get to under 10km away before he gets me locked and sends the drones and missiles my way.

I'm up close now, and shut down my ab to save the cap I know I'll need. I set my nos on him, and target his drones. OUCH! In about 2 seconds he takes down 3/4 of my shields. I kick in the armor repper to prevent him from digging deep into my armor. POP goes one drone. 2 to go. Pop goes the second.... 2 more to go? He let loose another drone. He has 3 drones out again. My armor is half gone already.

This is bad.

Read on.

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Oh and btw, you've been promoted to "author" :-) Gratz!

Continue reading "The adventures of Strings EP4!"

The adventures of Strings EP3!

Here's the third installment of "The Adventures of Strings!"

Ok, so that's kind of cheesy huh? Oh well!

Here we go. A corp mate and I decided to go out for some good, clean, Yarring. He took out his Retribution, and I took out my Punisher named Termite. (It was actually Termite IV, since I add a number each time I get a new one.) We scouted a nice busy low sec system, and decided to prowl around. He's a bit of a RPer, so he wanted to go to Minmatar space to "Get back what's rightfully ours." That basicly means he didn't want to ransom anyone.

We warp into the system, and I go to a planet with the majority of the systems belts. As soon as I get in, I see a Crudsader about 100km out. He starts Comming at us full speed. He locks the T2 frig (duh) and starts unloading on my mate. I'm pretty layed back right now, since I just locked down a T2 frig. Mmm loot. Then I see local jump. Oh noes!

I yell for my mate to get out, but he's scrammed, and isn't outrunning this guy. I know we're going to get pounded in a minute, so I try all I can get get this Crusader to run. At this point, I didn't even care about the loot. Then warps in a 5 more enimies, consisting of some nice cruisers and T2 frigs. Crap.

The thought if warping out crossed my mind. I wasn't scrammed or anything. No. My mate is in a T2 frig with nice mods. I have about 3 mill to lose on the Termite IV.

Good news. Their snipers. We still might have a chance. I tell my mate we need to keep focusing on this Crusader so we can get him out of there. My mate is getting pounded, but he told me his tank can hold out for a little bit longer. I'm surprised at the amount of punishment his ship can take. He's had 6 guys shooting at him. We get the Crusader into structure and he runs out fo scrammer range, then jumps.

"Get out of there!" I yelled.

Nope, they got wise to our plan and sent one of the sniper close to scram range. I told my mate we can't win this and to try and get out of range, and before I press enter, pop. That's bad.

I tried to stay and save my friend, but it didn't work out so well. I made a break for it now. I slammed on my AB, and tried to get out of range. Now i have the 5 snipers all hitting my little T1 frig. My repper can't keep up..... I'm almost there... 18... 19.... pop. CRAP! I was almost there, and my repper couldn't take it.

Time to get out Termite V

It seems like every story I write is one of me dieing, or losing. I'm really not a bad pirate, I just think some of my best stories are when I almost did the impossible. Next episode will be me winning ok?

Fly Safe,
Strings

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The adventures of Strings Ep2!

Hey again. I'm trying to get at least a blog a week out in hopes of someday being an author. Anway, here's the next installment of the almost unrelated adventures of me. Horray!

Alright, so I've been a while without a killmail, so I decided to head out with my corp. We go into our allies 0.0 space neaby. We're jumping through this gate, when about 40 enimies on the other side surprise us. We lock on a few, and start unloading. Then someone shouts, "I got blue's shooting at me!" That's followed by, "I'm locking blues!" "Blues are everywhere!"

There's mass confusion, so our CEO warps us out of there, and we regroup at a belt having lost a ship and being confused. Then, after a while of tyring to sort things out, he decides we make a break for the gate and jump through. If they follow all 18 or so of us, we'll try to engage them with our close range ships.

So he gangwarps us, we see some of them, then we warp though and see some more. We're all wondering what to do, when all of a sudden we uncloak. He tells us to hold our fire untill they fire a shot. So sit there for a few uncomfortable minutes, when he gives us the lowdown on what happened. He tell us that we just warped in on a large fight between our allies, and some of our enimies. In the confusion, some friendly fire happend, so that's what messed us up. When you have a lot of ships on one screen, it takes a minute for the ally blue color to come on, so they shot at whatever came though the gate thinking it was backup.

So we continue on for a while, making it to our allies POS. We make a pitstop there and see we have a KOS docked in the station. We decide to camp him out, since I doubt we'd ever get a better chance to later on. We wait...... and wait..... and wait...... Then another KOS warps in at 100km. We get the "OK" to engage, (You have to remember, we're in our allies space, so we don't want to get one of them) and I'm off like a bat out of hell. I get within 20 km of him (just out of effective range) 20........19.........20..21..22..23 oh man... he's got a mwd. I yell to see if anyone has a web, but it's no use. None of us can catch this guy. We run around for a while like total idiots, when we just decide to forget him. Back to the camp.

We've been camping here for about 15 minutes, and just as someone says, "He's not comming out, we're wasting our time," out pops the guy. I lock him, scram his ..... bestower? Oh man! I was hoping for at least a BC. I wanted some fight. Whatever a kill's a kill. I scram him, start unloading, the rest of the gang does the same. We punch through his hauler in about 3 seconds, and out pops his pod. I lock it, scram it, and with a satisfing SQUISH one more person on our KOS list is down.

After that I tried to go out on my own, but didn't have much luck. All in all it was a good day, and I'm glad I finally got my scram :-P

No killmails, sorry. I'm only in a frig remember ;-)

Good news though. As of 24 hours from now, on 3/29/07, Thursday, a war against 2 unfriendly corporations starts. That'll give me something to do. I won't have to go more than one jump for some action, since they base themselved in the system next to us. Our only worry is that they overpower us and gatecamp our base. That's why I'm moving all my valuables to our POS 2 systems over, since I know I can always retreat back there if we get hit hard.

Anyway, that wraps up espisode 2. I hope to get another episode written very soon.

Fly safe everyone.

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The adventures of Strings Pt1

Ok, so I'm going to start off saying these arn't really like a series of connected adventures, just stuff that happens to me while pirating :-P

Anyway, here it is, my first eve-pirate blog-thingy. I hope it get's the "Ok!"

So lets get to the action. Right now I'm making a new pirating toon, because I've been away from Eve for a while, and I needed a new toon to fool around on. I've been training Minmatar Frigate V for a while now and I only have 4 more days. The problem is, I don't have anything else besides that. No scrambler, no learning skills, no cybernetics or gunnery skills. Yep, lame right?

Anywho, I'm playing Eve earlier than expected, so I don't have the right skills, so I decided I'm going to try some easy miner kills. Fun right?

So I get to the star, scan out some miners, blah blah blah. Warp in, bam, jetcan. Nice. I drop my own, switch the ore, and wait. Bam, he steals it back. This is going perfect! I open fire in my trashy frig, let my drone go, and hope I get him before he warps. Comon..... comon...... shields down...... armor......into structure..... warped. Bleh! I need a scram. All of a sudden another miner comes in in a..... probe? Hmmm they need an indi ship. They were ganged so I get to try my luck on him. I gave him all I had, but didn't get him before he warped.

Now I'm mad. I could have had 2 kills now if I had a scram! GRR! I try to pick up an "electronics" skill book while I wait, but the 1.4 patch made the market go down. Nice. So they come back, I try to get em, they warp out. It's a cycle of lame-ness. I was about to leave when a stabber came in. Hmm..... this could get fun. I know I can't get him, but what the hey, right?

He locks me, I lock him, orbit at a nice 1km, set the afterburner and unload. I'm denting him, and he can't hit me with his medium guns of awesome-ness. We do this for a while, then the 2 miners come in with some cheesy railguns on. Haha wow. They're trying to hit me too, and get a few ok shots in between the two of them, but noting my shield booster won't laugh at. So deciding this cruiser is about as dangerous as a blind ducky, I focus my fire on the frigs to scare em away. I get this guy down to 50% structure and get gets out, then the next frig warps after him.

Meanwhile this cruiser keeps sending lead over my head, landing an annoying hit in once in a while since I'm not close to him, and I decide to play with him some more, thinking I have nothing better to do. We go at it for a minute and as I have him into half armor, I get rammed by a........ shuttle? What? Ummm...... this is getting embarrasing. I'm not going to take that. This guy thinks he's funny. I switch to the shuttle and blow it up happily, and, still being mad target this funny guy's pod. I get 2 hits on it, and almost had it, when he warps out. I say screw it and go back to the station feeling like a really lame pirate. I give myself a sad 'yarr' and log off.

Man I need a scrambler.

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