Friday, November 11, 2011

Around New Eden - Day 18


REGION: GREAT WILDLANDS

I did a little bit of ratting before heading back to SL-YBS, ratting along the way. My #tweetfleet friend, @EVE_Rhavas, suggested I go back there and check out planet 1 for one of the best views in the galaxy.  So I thought I better do what he suggested, since that's the kind of thing I'm travelling around and documenting!

SL-YBS

Silly me!  I completely forgot that this system was one of the 'shattered planets' that I talked about here.  How exciting!  So naturally I took a few photos...






Very cool...

L1S-G1

So after doing a bit of ratting around some asteroid belts, I headed back to L1S-G1 to do some more ratting before moving on to further uncharted areas.

Interestingly, I found this fighter ship or frigate, of a design that I'd never seen before. Have any of you seen this? Can you tell me something about it?


OPI4-E

For some reason I had a safe spot in this system. I thought I'd never been here before, but after checking the map I saw it was only 3 jumps from Molden Heath, my old stomping grounds from some time ago. I realised that I must have been down this way sometime while wandering around being a pirate. Gee, that would have been maybe 3 or 4 years ago. Ah, memories....

What a pretty photo this is.


9SNK-O

Bored by this system. Can you tell by the photo.


B-VIP9

I'd received a tip from Kaisi13 to watch out for this system, because there were lots of warp bubbles and gate camps.  I'm not afraid of such things, but I was thankful for the tip so I could be careful, but I was hoping to take photos of some bubbles or camps. When I got here, however, it was completely empty of people and bubbles. So I took a photo of the gate to Egbinger instead.


I thought about jumping into Molden Heath, but changed my mind - I'll be in there soon enough as I travel through the regions.  So I headed back along my route to continue on.

6WT-BE

Another boring system, but I quite enjoyed how this gate looked against the backdrop of the nearby planet...


SL-YBS

I know I've been here twice before now, but I decided to have another look at the shattered planet, and wow!  I found something that I hadn't seen mentioned before.

The debris around the planet seemed to have actually been orbiting it. This stuff was moving!  While I was there watching, the debris was slowly moving away from me. I tried MWD'ing after it, but it was actually faster than my measly ~1000m/s.  I decided to take a few photos from the same angle to show how they moved over a reasonably short period of time.






I decloaked for the photos only when I was alone in the system, and stayed cloaked while waiting for the debris to move on.

I'm a bit amazed that I've been to this system three times now and found something awesome each time.

I looked for some battleship rats to kill, but couldn't find any by themselves - if there were any in this system, they all flew in pairs. I didn't want to risk doing anything stupid, so I went to bed instead.

It's been quite an interesting day.  See you next time!



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3 comments:

  1. That design is one of the "unique" frigate designs that CCP came up with, it's a common model they use for Angel rats, both in belts and in missions. The way I see it, CCP spent the most effort on the Angels faction since all of the pirate hulls with unique models are Angels.

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  2. well, in the story line, the Angels are the ones that have access to old Jovian technology, and probably the biggest and 'most important' of the NPC pirates out there.

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  3. Yep, as Planetary Genocide said, it's a frigate design associated with the Angel Cartel. It's one of six NPC frigates commonly found in missions involving mercenaries and/or Angel faction elements.

    This one is the Styx. Further details can be found buried in the EVE item database, which is where I sourced the info (via iClone and EVE Universe) for my Mysteries of New Eden: The Pirate Ships blog post.

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