[EVE Online] I stopped by one of the agents I do odd jobs for last night to see if she had any work for me. She offered me a courier job that consisted of several parts. I was to deliver some cargo 5 systems away, where I would pick up some new cargo that needed to go another 5 systems away, but was in 0.4 space. 0.4 space is low security and you risk losing your ship/cargo/life just by entering. Add in the fact that we have an Empire war going on and a simple courier mission becomes a life or death situation.
I had 4 stations to visit in total, each with a drop-off and pick-up. One of the stations was low security, the rest were in Empire. My reward was to be 125,000 ISK and double that if I finished in 1 hour.
Off I went in my frigate-class Probe. With a tech II afterburner, I hoped to be able to outrun any pirates I might encounter. As I jump into each system, I scan local for bad guys while I am still cloaked from the gating process. If all is well, I hit the autopilot and my ship heads for the next system gate.
Checking the map for ships destroyed in the last hour, I see that one ship was blown apart in the 0.4 system I’m heading towards, and I’m flying with who-knows-what I have in my cargo hold (it was all in locked and secured containers). I check for pods destroyed and saw that it was zero. Looks pretty safe so in I went.
My heart is racing as I exit the gate into the system. Check local for enemies or even anyone suspicious. The area near the gate was clean, so I warped to the station. A quick swap of cargo and I was headed back out. Six people in the system, but nobody near me. I safely gate back out of the system.
I was lucky this time. The rest of my trip was uneventful as well, but too much chat between me and another pilot caused me to miss my bonus reward. Oh well, next time I’ll try to hustle a little more. I gained a large amount of reputation on this run, and the 125,000 ISK reward was my highest payout yet.