Gecko Volatility Post Eve Vegas

During the Capital Ship session at Eve Vegas we learned that Capital ships will no longer be able to use standard drones. This announcement sent the Gecko market into a period of high volatility given the speculative rarity of the item. Looking at the charts, it seems that the volume and return amounts are trending towards less volatility and a price around 90M.

The blue bars represent numbers that are based on finalized price data while the yellow bars represent an estimated value based on current trends.



If you have a stockpile, I would not sell at the moment. Hold on to that investment.

Reasons for Attending an Eve Player Gathering

If you have never attended a player gathering, it is an opportunity to witness the sheer passion, altruistic spirit, and friendless of the Eve community. Along with the playerbase, many of your favorite Devs are walking around, giving you the opportunity to have a face-to-face interaction with them. I had the oppournity to personally thank CCP Seagull for her passion and dedication on delivering a renewed vision of Eve Online. Many thanks to my partner in crime for the weekend, Lockefox (@HLIBIndustry).

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Witnessing Vegas first hand.



Abusing the Planet Hollywood restaurant twitter hashtag.

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Front row seats for new Capital reveal.


Watching some PvP action and bidding on server blades.


Seeing the Floating Nyx model and crowds.


Cheering for Structures with CCP Nullarbor.

Sharing a drink with @CCPQuant, talking statistics, and learning Icelandic for modern inventions like ‘refrigerator’ and ‘computer’.


Witnessing the power of an open bar.

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Being a guest on Hydrostatic Podcast.


Leaked Communication from State Protectorate

— begin message —

From:  Mumara Kara
Subject: Guristas Attack

Chief Executive Officers of the Caldari State,

Our agents have learned of a planned Guristas attack to test new fighter technology they have been developing.

While we have yet to learn where they will strike, we know that it will take place on YC117 01-19 @ 02:00 Eden Standard Time.

We have also learned that the Guristas have enlisted the help of Gallente Militia Capsuleer corporations to pilot capital assets in this attack.

Please inform all security forces to be on heightened alert and prepared to respond with force. We are authorizing a bounty for the capture of any prototype fighter technology.

— eof —

Please stay tuned for further details.

Rorqual Rescue Screenshots

Some 60 Aideron Robotics pilots gathered in order to save two Rorquals from Caldari lowsec last night. Kirith Kodachi has an outline of the rescue operation here.







Risk Tanking

I’m making a move to stop being a Jita Bear and to undock and lose things. Eleventybillion ISK isn’t any fun if you can’t watch it explode with friends. After a few days in Aideron Robotics, I’ve already started to change things and I have set a plan in motion that I will report on after we conduct the op. I can’t disclose any details besides it will feature many billions of ships exploding, [OPSEC], and [OPSEC].


Side Note: The phrase “risk tanking” came from o7: The EVE Online Show. Episode 3 where CCP Seagull said “risk taking”, but it sounded more like “risk tanking”. Risk Tanking is a much more amazing term and I hope it becomes part of the Eve lexicon.

Rorqual Move

I spent a few hours moving a Rorqual to my new home system and almost got caught making a fatal mistake because of my lack of knowledge regarding standings if you are in Factional Warfare. It turns out that standings can affect where you dock when you are in FW.

Since this was my first capital operation since the Phoebe expansion, I wasn’t prepared for the amount of jumps Dotlan pulled it. I was thinking that it was going to be a simple 2-3 jump operation, but actually came out to 7.


Everything was going according to plan until I hit the Ofstold system, which is an Amarr system.

[ 2014.12.06 06:40:34 ] (info) You have been denied access for the following reason: The Amarr Empire denies access to Factional Warfare enemies. Either assist the Minmatar Republic to capture this system or retire from the war.

I paused for a second, let out an audible curse, and checked local — empty. The quickly formulated backup plan that came to mind was to warp to the sun, create a safe inline, and warp to the newly created safe. If someone came into local, I was going to log off and wait them out until I got my cyno character in position in the next system.


I was able to get my character in position in the next system, wait out the 12 minute fatigue timer, and safely land on the next station.


Even if you have been playing Eve for 5 years, there are still areas of the game that surprise me. I was quite lucky that the system that I could not dock in was currently empty.

Joining Aideron Robotics

I’ll admit it, the “This is EVE” video combined with the momentum coming out of CCP got me excited about flying spaceships again. I decided to join Aideron Robotics and bolster the Gallente Militia.

I’ve got a good base for Gallente so I just need to round out some Drone and support skills.



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