[EVE Online] I took some time off from my job search. It seems most corporations out here have odd work hours and they don’t much jive with my sleep hours. So I need to find a few corporations that operate when I do.
In the meantime, I found I nice deal on an Osprey just a few jumps away from my current home station. I placed the order and jumped in a shuttle. I picked up the Osprey and promptly named it “Rock Tumbler”. The Osprey is a good ship for mining.
I needed to order a few parts for the ship, namely a few good mining lasers. I found a deal for 4 of them in Jita, which was 6 jumps away, so I insured the Osprey and off I went.
I arrived in Jita and picked up my lasers. I had the local fitment department install them for me, but they told me I would only be able to install 3 of them as my CPU needed upgrading if I wanted all 4. Therefore, I decided to slap a missle launcher on the fourth slot for a little pirate defense. I purchased 3 drones for defense, but I might put a mining drone in there for a little assistance in crushing rocks. I also installed an afterburner for a little extra boost when needed.
I traveled back to my home system to give the Osprey a test run. Warped out to the nearest asteroid belt. When I dropped out of warp, my proximity alarm went off. 4 pirates nearby, closing fast. I launched the drones, which did not go as smoothly as I would have liked because I couldn’t find the proper attack command sequence for them. Eventually, I did get them out before the rats were right on top of me.
I located the nearest rat and weapon-locked on to it. My missles started flying and soon he was nothing but vapor. The drones took out 2 of the remaining 3 rats while I was positioning myself for a clean shot on the fourth. I recalled the drones as the rat came into view from behind a large ‘roid. Missles away and more vapor. The drones did not escape damage-free, so I’ll have a few repairs when I get back to the station.
I activated my scanner and located the nearest hunk of scordite. A little shot from the afterburner and I was within range for my mining lasers to dig in. Turned those beasts on and soon my cargo hold was filling up. As this was just a test run, I did not feel like mining so long that I needed a hauler for the ore. Once full, I headed for home.