It is well established by now that I am as new to New Eden as you can be. Eight days in, and I have a nice hangar of ships, and around 100,000,000 ISK in the bank. Who then, in their right mind, would spend 75,000,000 of that hard-earned loot on a Noctis hull plus fittings? Well, I would of course.
No risk, no ISK!
To understand how bizarre this might seem, you need to know what a Noctis is… Think, overhyped Garbage Truck…
I know, right? 75% of my total net worth on a garbage truck… CRAZY!
As it turns out, my Corpmates have been complaining on voice coms, how boring running the salvage site clean-up is, and it basically boils down to whoever says “NOT ME” last gets stuck doing it. Well, I am dying to get into the Corp fleets and experience content, earn those big dollar payouts I have been hearing about and help out where I can. Since I am about 18 days away from that in my Hurricane skill plan, I jumped at the chance to be the clean-up guy.
The problem is, “our” Wormhole’s entrance was through low-sec and the Noctis is a sitting duck if you get jumped in open Space. There is a better-than-average chance that my newly minted, 75,000,000 ship will go POP before I engage the first tractor beam…
No risk, no ISK.
We fleet up, and make the four jumps to the low-sec border system, and our scout jumps through to have a look at what is waiting for us… of course there is a gate camp. A gate camp is when Pirates sit just on the inside of a Jump Gate, and wait for prey to jump through into their trap. They then pop you and loot your corpse. Skilled pilots in agile ships can just rush the blockade and warp away, but a Noctis has a roughly 99.999999999% chance of failure immediately followed by salty tears.
I am no Han Solo, and I wasn’t flying the Falcon, so we just scanned the Star Map and found the other gate into low-sec that takes us to our destination system and off we went. Nine jumps out of our way, but 100% safer and before long I was flying into the C3 you see above.
A few hours of mindless Salvaging, cleaning up after the Fleet, and mashing D-Scan so often I nearly broke my keyboard, we called it a night and trekked back the way we had come through low-sec.
61,000,000 ISK richer… each.
Can you say ‘Free Noctis’?
No risk, no ISK.