Sunday, November 8, 2009

Unfinished Business 6: Going to the Country

MARCH is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

Quite contrary to common believe I've come to the conclusion that weekends are bad. For months I have been stupid enough to follow this pattern:
Monday to Thursday: Solo roaming, few targets and kills but also very few losses.
Friday to Sunday: Solo roaming, lots of targets, lots of kills, while only few GFs but also LOTS OF LOSSES.
The GF/loss ratio was significantly worse on weekends.

Why is that you might ask? Most of the time I'm hanging out in the Amamake/Egghelende area and a few neighboring systems. This is very close to the hot faction war zone. Also Amamake and Egghelende are home of some very organized pirate corporations. "Organized" as in: They seem to CTA for a Rifter. I don't mind the challenge. I like being hunted. I love the paranoia I have developed. But honestly, starting with three or four ships on Friday I usually run out of ships by Saturday.

Simple question: What's the government doing about all this? I haven't heard from them lately so I can safely assume: They're sitting on their mighty government butts doing nothing, that's what! So after losing hope in the government taking care of this I had do do it myself. As part of my Little Pator Tech School Underachievers program I developed a weekend plan avoiding that dangerous area and getting my tushy out of the hot zone.