Friday, April 11, 2014

Scanning in 0.0

Is that time of year again.... noobtime!

First, I lost a shiny new Astero to a Ghost Site (didn't know they were anomalies), then a covert ops in lowsec to my greed (hacking Relic Sites in a station system with locals around isn't such a good idea). Business as usual, one might say.

But reading several forum threats on e-o I decided to fit me a cloaky T3 and take a look at the Relic Sites in lowsec and 0.0 - what can I say, it was definitely worth the trip. First I wanted to use the Stratios, but as fun as that ship may be it just isn't agile enough for my taste, and you need to beware of bubbles. So I went into the skunkworks and came up with this Tengu fit:

Tengu 0.0 Scanning

Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II

10MN Microwarpdrive II
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Relic Analyzer I
Data Analyzer I
Cargo Scanner II

Damage Control II
Inertia Stabilizers II
Inertia Stabilizers II 

Medium Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I
Medium Low Friction Nozzle Joints I
Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I

Tengu - Supplemental Screening
Tengu - Emergent Locus Analyzer
Tengu - Capacitor Regenration Matrix
Tengu - Interdiction Nullifier
Tengu -Covert Reconfiguration

You get 17k shields and 67k ehp, an align time of under 5 seconds, and enough cargo to do a few runs before you need to load off anything. Not too shabby I'd say. Now, after a few days worth of scanning in 0.0, I am really convinced of this setup. I burned through a few gatecamps easily and found loot worth about 1.25b ISK. With a Mobile Depot, you could really hole yourself in and gather obscene amounts of wealth in very little time. Maybe I'll do that.

Getting back to the noob thing, everyone knows you find BPCs for T2 rigs in Relic Sites, in all sizes. You know what really sours your day? A Capital Gravity Capacitor Upgrade II. Yes, really. I've heard some wormhole corps like to fit them on their carriers for scanning sites in style, but that doesn't really ease my frustration. Of all the possible rigs I could find it hat to be this one. Well...

Monday, March 31, 2014

The size of EVE

Re-installing your OS and re-arranging your whole system of harddisks and data storage is severe punishment, isn't it? So while I'm watching my new EVE Client downloading motherf$&*!ing 6 GB of installation data, I can't help but remember the good ol' days. You know, there was a time when all of EVE would fit on a single CD-ROM... I remember this clearly because at university, when I had free time on my hands, I used to plug said CD-ROM into one of the public workstations and go for a spin. Good times. The graphics of course were nothing like today, at least with the "classic" client, but it worked and that was all that mattered.

Going back even a bit further, I also have distinct memories of my very first weeks in EVE, which was somewhere around late 2004/early 2005. Compared to other space simulation games, EVE looked so cool and stylish. And confusing. The tiny fonts, the overwhemling amount of in-game options, and that horrible, horrible tutorial... I believe there were online groups of people who had mastered the tutorial and still played the game - the hardcore players. If that doesn't make any sense to you, ask someone who suffered through the old tutorial, and you'll get your fair share of war stories. It was that bad.

But I realize I'm ranting like an angry old man, so I'll stop now. The download's ready and there are things to do. See ya in space, or something.

Friday, March 28, 2014


After years of absence, Limitless Momentum will make a comeback in 2014.

Plans are being made, fittings checked, and huge amounts of caffeine consumed. The change will be one of renewed activity first and productivity second, but we will remain being a small-scale corporation. Coming back from a long absence is never easy, but you can't really un-learn EVE, can you?


Watch out for us in a solar system near you soon!