Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertiiiime!

Well. it's happened... I'm unsubbed for the first time in almost 4 years... and not doing anything about it... for now. Not all rage quitty nor any proof of apathy for Dimmy's Tale of Woe for EVE... nope, I am simply too effin busy is all.

Work-wise I am between contracts, again. Several months into my last contract the ubiquitous 'they' cut the WHOLE first level support team (6 or 7 FT employees laid off) and outsourced it to some firm in Mexico... Mexico?? and then they cut the only contractor on the support team... me (go figger huh?). It sorta sucks but, when life give ya lemons... make lemonade right? So we are kinda taking advantage of this as the wife went FT at her job several months ago so I am doing the SAHD thing... being a stay-at-home-dad... for now. Oh I am actively looking, calling, talking and putting out resumes and such just nothing much really moving much in my area (at my rate) ATM.

So of course there is the neverending honey-do list of yard, house, sailboat and such projects and chores... but we also have the pool up and usually full of kids, the hottub bubblin and the grill and firepit both have seen much use in the first half of summer, and I expect it will not slow down until we start heading into school prep for my young ones. Huh, young ones... both are starting Middle School, what we called Junior High in my day.

No idea what's happenin in the hole and really not even keeping up with blogs and the meta to be honest... again, just too damn busy is all... heck as I write this the kids are calling me back outside...  =]

Hope all of ya'll have a great summer... I am looking forward to getting back to the unfriendly skies of New Eden... but right now we got burgers on the grill and company on the way and the water is fine... See ya'll in a month or so.

Fly safe and see you in the Pool...  =/|)=

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Blues…

~or “Is EVE Dying, or is it Just Me?”

Its summer and EVE is Dead. The usual summer blues or “Damn There’s Really A World Outside??” has hit and I, like so many, are not loggin in nearly as much due to conflicts with things like boating, cookouts, sittin round the firepit of an evening, swimming, wimmen in bikinis!!!, more swimming (due to wimmen in bikinis!!!), BBQs, travelin to visit fambly, mass consumption of alcoholic beverages (outside for a change), fambly travelin to visit us, more mass consumption… you know…  :summertime:  and this is all normal this time of year… even basically all of CCP goes on vaca for most of the summer it often seems. Things just slow down when it gets hot.

For my part, as re EVE, I have been keeping PI running, a good semi-passive ISK faucet and an easy 30 mins to hour of playtime. I rarely see anyone else on either, Lethal is on occasionally, but usually he says he’s just doing PI also. I would like to do some ratting in lowsec, the Clone tags and Mordu BPCs make it very worthwhile, but I am loath do go solo, much prefer when a few of us are on and I can call for, or get called in as, backup if PvP occurs.

But, all in all, things have as usual gotten quiet and a bit laid back as the days grew longer and hotter… I’m still here, still skim the blogs each day… though I will admit with less enthusiasm than I used to, I really do miss Jester’s posts… I basically turn to Sugar Kyle for my daily fix now but I find there is a lot less cross talk and cross posting now that the Roboblogger has gone dark… real shame there IMHO.

I can’t speak for Ripard, only for myself but the EVE blogshere has become a lot less interesting over all, I wonder if he truly realized what an effect he actually had on us all.

Fly Wreckless and see you in the Sky  =/|)=

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

News From Abandonia...

~or “Mebbe We Can Hack Your Stuffs.”

I got this one from Hermit, here… If news like this keeps up, I may have to consider keeping tabs on the forums now.

In this post in the Features & Ideas forum, “[Summer 2014] Starbase tweaks” CCP Ytterbium said…

“On the bright side however, we are working on ways to remove offline Control Towers. It's still in early design and with our team bandwidth being quite full for Crius, this will have to wait after that, but it's definitely on the menu.

Now THIS is a mechanic I can sink my teeth into! We, especially those of us who live in Anoikis, have been hoping and praying for this since… well, as long as I have been ingame. Abandoned offline POSes and their incapped mods litter W-space… some intentionally or unintentionally abandoned, some due to Corps being evicted or just podded out w/o hole-cards, scan alts (in scan frigs) permanently in the hole as a backup.

No matter how it happens, the simple truth is that because any corp can setup POSes at every moon in every system in W-space and due to the access issues, IE evictions, POD outs, need for scanned access BMs, etc., there are possibly literally hundreds of offline POSes scattered throughout the systems of Anoikis. We have lived long term in a C2, C3, C6 and now another C3… we have had left over offline POSes in 2 of them… the hole we live in now has one and we’d LOVE to get rid of it… especially if we could also profit thereby.

Yes, we could bash it… but DAMN, have you ever done a POS Bash? We are a small yet feisty corp, we don’t have Dreads or Caps so at best we could field a small gang of BSes… it would take HOURS. I know, I’ve done it… it SUX. Yet, if you eject from your ship… ANYONE with the prerequisite skills can simply jump innit and warp off. Abandoned POSes should be the same only in some way that is commensurate with how POSes work (or will work after the Corp & Alliance Roles and Rules Revamp).

Personally, I prefer something that might go like this…
You find an offline POS… no active Force Field, armor and hull at 100% and with some defensive modules, mebbe some others, still anchored and incapped. You would need to be in a scan frig, fitted with new hacking modules, POS Hacking modules. There would be some form of new hacking mini-game, but gods please not the random almost pacman like thing we have now in some sites, but a real code breaking/puzzle solving type game and maybe new Mods and Skills could apply.

Something based on the idea of a password or PIN number hack… or maybe an X-ray type of scan that give you a wireframe view of a circuit, you then select several of multiple connectors to send a charge or data packet in order to close, open or bypass a series of logic gates in order to eventually open, close or bypass the whole circuit to gain access. Or maybe something like a puzzle… a 3D wireframe or virtual looking puzzle that has to be solved… think a virtual Rubiks Cube or Tetris not really Rubiks Cube and not really Tetris but you get the idea.

So you have several, say three, of these getting progressively harder to hack but at the end, quite simply, you gain full Administrative (all Roles) access to the POS Management Interface and all Attached modules… with one caveat…

If you do not complete all three hacks in a reasonable amount of time… the self defenses kick in and  the POS assplodes… with a very, very high Alpha and a radius of… well let’s just say you can’t run the hack from outside the blast radius mmkay?

So in the end, with some well balanced risk, let’s say the POS Hacking Modules are, well expensive… really expensive, enough so the loss of the scan frig, mebbe a new Special Purpose Frig, so that risk inherent in the cost of the Frig and POS Hacking modules, if lost, would… to a degree balance out the reward that the sudden acquisition of a free Planetary Orbital Station Control Tower… mebbe even a Large Faction Control Tower would bring.

Fly Wreckless and see you in the Sky  =/|)=

Saturday, June 7, 2014

What Would YOU Undock For?

~or “Kronos Lives up to the Hype.”

Well, Kronos has dropped and I am pleased as punch. The download and installation went smoother than ANY patch/expansion I have experienced in my 3.5 years ingame.

The morning of the 3rd I kicked off the d-load and went to go do some household chores. When I came back, roughly an hour or so later, the d-load and installation were done and the client was ready to run. Login went as smoothly as hoped, the client loaded and in gameplay since I have seen nothing amiss.

So… Kronos, the first of CCPs new patchspansions dropped and what did we do? We went RATTIN! We live inna C3 with a static Lowsec and this is ideal for several reasons. (1) A stat low means fewer random tourists as the lower population in lowsec means fewer player scanning holes, (2) C3s are not always on the ‘pipe’ to Empire from C4 thru 6s and, now (3) Mordu’s Legion rats are spawning all over lowsec and dropping very ‘spensive BPCs for the 3 new Mordu’s Legion ships.

And what is happening, as far as we have seen is pure awesomesauce. Players know there are potential billions in ISK in those BPCs and they are foraying into lowsec from all over New Eden and undocking in numbers we have not seen before. I mean, with the very real possibility of pocketing several billion ISK with one rat kill, risking ships and PODs are worth it. This means the potential for PvP has also grown in pace with the players seeking those ML rats.

That very first night we bagged one of those new Barghests and its sweet BPC drop… 2 bil ISK for Sov, who very kindly cut me a percentage as I landed on grid and helped him finish off the flat weird thing. Whattaway to kick off Kronos!

The next night, the 4th, we had an incursion from a higher class WH corp through our system… and ended up with a really fun fight on the static. I was not on comms, so initially I was responding to the chat about what I thought was a fight ‘outside’ of the stat, I jumped inna ‘Cane and landed right in the fight! The incursion gang was a Pilgrim, Proteus and x2 Loki, they jumped and destroyed our Vexor, and we responded with an Ares, the Vex pilot now inna Ishtar, Blackbird, Geddon and my Cane.

We killed the Pilgrim and one Loki then I believe the other Loki and the Proteus jumped the hole to lowsec, at least I don’t remember them warping off and we did have points spread so… What I find really interesting is what I remember and what the logs show is always different in little interesting ways…

For instance in this fight the logs say I initially attacked the Proteus… I remember the Lokis and Pilgrim, but the logs are clear I spent 40 seconds, a fair piece of time in combat, applying all DPS on the Proteus before switching to the Pilgrim… yet I don’t remember the Proteus at all but I do remember switching DPS to the Pilgrim… weird huh?

Anyway, after the initial fight I reshipped to a Broadsword (HIC), warped back and bubbled up. The Loki pilot we killed had got his POD out and back to their hole into our system. He had reshipped and returned inna a Drake, to assist his corpmates to return, he landed in the bubble and, things get weird here again for me… the logs show the Proteus jumped back in, and again, for a just few seconds this time, I fought the Proteus… but don’t remember it. I wonder now if it’s just Protieii I can’t see?

Add to that the fact that the logs show that the Pilgrim pilot had reshipped to a Geddon and I fought him too… yet don’t remember targeting a Geddon… but I DO remember getting neuted out, calling out that I was neuted out and I remember when my CAP bounced back, getting back into the fight. Now we had I think 2 Geddons of our own on the field  by then so I can see some potential confusion on my part there, ‘cept of course, I fired on the damned thing… =\

Anyway, the Drake died and due to my HIC we got his POD too. The Proteus and Geddon, I believe, were able to warp out to their hole though I swear I don’t remember it. Well, we kept watch on the static but after a while we assumed they decided to err of the side of caution until things calmed down in our hole.

Later that night we went ratting in the lowsec and, besides some nice bounties we got into a few good fights too. Leathal in an Ares got into a fight with a Tristan on which I joined in and got point, perfect whoring… lol, before it assloded. Then Leath, now inna Enyo gets point on a Gnosis and I warped to assist… the Gnosis was able to destroy Leath’s Enyo but not before I got point and started in on him. I was still in my Cane and this turned into one of the closest fights I have ever had.

As a matter of fact, if Sov had not at one point said something about overheating, I would have lost… We both had point, we were burning and turning, drones orbiting and we were both stripping shields and armor off of each other at nearly the same rate finally both going into hull… but I was going down a bit faster than him. Now all I remember clearly was Sov saying “…something something…overheat… something something…”

I quickly overheated ALL racks and suddenly my shields jumped back up to approx 20 to 25%... and that made the difference. From then on the Gnosis had shields to burn back through while I was still chewing through his hull, now noticeably faster, until he blew up.

[EDIT: In talking over the fight w/ Sov we realized that my shields bouncing up to 25% from 0% was due to Sov jumping the gate into the system. He was on his way to assist but dint land on grid in time... However, he was our fleet booster, so when he jumped gate, I got fleet boosts, and as he is L5, I got... ta da, a 25% shield boost.... so hurrah for fleet! 'nough said.]

I was ecstatic!! I was also on FIRE!!!  LOL… I had about 70% hull left, close to incap heat damage on several mods and fire and smoke pouring out my ass as I warped back to the hole…. But I was grinning like an idiot for the rest of the night…  =]  I repaired all damage and headed back out in the same Cane to continue ratting.

The night of the 5th we went ratting the lows again and Sov, inna Ishtar, gets into a fight with the same guy from the Gnosis fight on the 4th, and he's back in another Gnosis… 20 seconds after we engaged him a Moa landed in support and we took them both down then we went right back to ratting.

So far we haven’t gotten another Modu’s Legion ship… but I expect we will continue to take full advantage of Traveling Without Moving from lowsec to lowsec.  =]

Fly Wreckless and see you in the Sky =/|)=

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Behold, The Prophesy…

~or “Can There Real Meaning in a Prophesy… Video?”

(This is now becoming a ‘thing’ with me… again)

Kirith Kodachi, of Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah… NinvayAhh… Ninvay… NIN-vee-aah? How in hell do you pronounce that anyway??? Anyhoo, he of The Unpronounceable Blog recently posted ‘Dissecting the Prophesy Trailer’, in which he takes his mental scalpel to ‘The Prophesy’, the EVE Fanfest 2014 trailer… a trailer which I am very very much liking.

Now what he does is kinda what my mind has been doing in the background as twere… I’ve been ruminating on the question… What can we take away from, learn from… glean from this trailer about events that are planned to unfold in EVE over the next year or so? What does this tell us, if anything, of CCP’s “vision” for EVE? I mean… it is a Prophesy after all.

Kirith’s take is… well, go read the post, it’s… interesting. It is definitely worth a read and in the end he basically sums it up this way…

- Capsuleers will build gigantic stargates that lead to new space with lots of resources to allow the alliances that build them to become independent of the Empires.
- The empires, or at least the Amarrians, are not happy about this.

Kirith posits: “Does this mean building stargates will have actual in game consequences for those alliances in empire space? HA! Probably not but one can hope.” and…
As for the prophecy itself, I find it very interesting and suggestive of a new NPC type, perhaps some rogue drone type AI that humans lost control of...

Im’a take a different angle, where he says,
“I'm going to ignore overall the Dust / Valkyrie / Capsuleer working together component in this post because part of me thinks it’s just marketing and pipe dreams and interests me less than what this trailer means for the development of Eve.”

Here I strongly disagree… I fully believe that Legion and Valkyrie are not just marketing and pipe dreams, I believe they are THE best possible new features that can come from the New Vision for EVE… that is the best features for solo, casual and small gang players… and no, I am not ignoring DUST or writing it off, it’s just that I am a PC gamer not a console player, so DUST is something I have never even tried out… for me, personally, to have that boots-on-the-ground or in station experience in EVE, it will be Legion or nothing.

I say this because you see, I recently received an email where it was pointed out that CCP Seagull had interestingly ‘side-stepped my actual question’… and on re-reading her response carefully… I think he was right. It WAS a well worded reply, and while she did say clearly that solo & small gang players were going to have a place in the ‘vision’ for EVE she did NOT say we all would have access to the Player Built Stargates and New Space… in my Open Letter after my 'question' I did say,

When the new Player Built Stargate is built, will it give ALL of “us” access to fascinating new space? or, will it be’ Go Null or GTFO’?” … by ALL of “us” I meant solo, casual, small, large and massive groups.

This is what “should” have been the ‘direct question’ and is the part he feels was side-stepped. What CCP Seagull did say was,
I want EVE to have more things to do for small scale groups and solo pilots - and all over space, not just in null sec.” and she talks about solo and small gang being important and to look for this to be visible in the upcoming Corp & Alliance changes… OK, I will, but dammit, he is right, she DID NOT say we would all have access to the New Space... so back to ‘tinfoil and CT’ on that I guess.

So in that light, unlike Kirith who feels the PBSG and New Space it the best thing to come out of this for the future of EVE, I feel that that may still possibly be only for nullsec as has been feared by so many, me included. So the new experiences, gameplay and such that those of us left in Old Eden might get will have to be Legion and Valkyrie… Cause if the PBSG’s do actually turn out to be a null only venture…

If those of us not in null are left to only read about the great new exploits and resources and such in Greater New Goonland… well, TBH, I’ll probably buy old Dimsdale a beer right after I unsub… so, let’s all hope and pray CCP aint really that stoopid mkay?

That said, let’s see what I get from this admittedly fascinating and very well done EVE trailer…

The Prophesy: "From the formless void, there springs an entity more primordial than the elements themselves. And its wake, it will follow a storm."

Hmmm… Kirith thinks it says, “In its wake, it will follow a storm.” I disagree, I listened to the clip over and over and over and my dottir says it's ‘AND its wake’ not ‘IN its wake’. In which case the wording does make sense as a storm does leave a wake behind, but it’s a Prophesy, not a business statement… so meh. I do like the lore he discovered about this prophesy… worth repeating IMHO…

From the 2nd episode of the new Hydrostatic podcast he learned that the prophecy is one in the description of the Erebus Gallentean titan which reads:

From the formless void's gaping maw, there springs an entity. Not an entity such as any you can conceive of, nor I; an entity more primordial than the elements themselves, yet constantly coming into existence even as it is destroyed. It is the Child of Chaos, the Pathway to the Next.
The darkness shall swallow the land, and in its wake there will follow a storm, as the appetite of nothing expands over the world.
From the formless void's gaping maw, there springs an entity.
Dr. Damella Macaper
The Seven Events of the Apocalypse

Now the Prophesy reading at the Council makes sense, “…in its wake there will follow a storm.” matches up quite nicely with, “And its wake, it will follow a storm.” Just kinda inna Yoda’ian way… my drift, if you catch. Hmmm…?

So I had some real fun with this and it turned into one of my more impressive walls-of-text, well, actually not text so much as PICTURES!!! with some text… So Im’a give my synopsis here and leave them as want to, to scroll down through the screen caps and descriptions after.

What I take away from this is,
1. Empyreans, and still most probably nullseccers, are gonna build massive new stargate(s) to SomewhereElse ™  (though I find the whole 1 man Hisec War Deccing Drekar Alliance building a Stargate… inna Deadspace pocket no less…  to be, somewhat fanciful. But I guess CCP might just be being careful about actually showing us a defending fleet with that stoopid effin BumbleBee logo on all their ships...)
2. The Empires are gonna get they panties inna bunch over this, in a big way.
3. Legionaries, Valkyries and Empyreans ARE going to work and play together in the same sandbox. (YEAH!)
4. When they try, CCP can make a damn fine video.

Unlike Kirith I’m not gonna make any predictions… just dunt have any in mind… I just WANT Legion and WiS and exploring Sleeper Stations and even bounty hunting… up close and personal like...  =]

That said, let’s move on to…

The Beginning is a very delicate time…

OK, so we start off at an Amarrian Theology Council Listening Post in Mamet in the Domain Region, in Null… orbiting WAYYY too effin close to Mamet’s M0 class Orange Radiant sun for my tastes… I mean I like summer but damn! We’re taking SPF5000 here… and I now understand those great huge arches… AC Units. Anyway, a Robed Faceless Sweaty One voice overs ‘The Prophesy’, and someone, sounds like Empress Jamyl Sarum to me, says “The Prophesy is true.” “The Heretics have constructed The Gate.” The Bearded Sweaty Faceless One says, “It must be Destroyed!”… mkay. Ya gotta wonder if the heat is making em cranky though…

From there we cut to the Drekar Alliance Command, Deadspace Construction Facility.
Drekar Alliance [DREKA] is, interestingly enough, real. An ingame Alliance… with a member count of… 1. And a description of: “High sec war dec corporation.” The lone member is ‘LF test’ who is a 10.10.12 toon, was in the State War Academy for almost 5 months then he went to Drekar and has been there since… I smell an alt.

Anyhoo… so this one guy, this lone Hisec War Deccer, seems to be building a Stargate... inna Deadspace. Now, I dunt know about you but the only way I ever get into a deadspace pocket is via a mission given out by an agent from an NPC corp… sooo... the new Stargates are missions??? Stranger and stranger it gets…

So, Mr. LF test is has this meeting with an unnamed DUSTer (Legionnaire?), Ran, the Leader of the Valkyrie and some random Empyrean dudes. He goes on a bit about Dawn, Keys, New Worlds, Wealth and Independence. Then he… (da da da DAAAA) Reveals The Gate… yea, like none of them saw the frakkin huge blots-out-the-sun thing on the way in… anyhoo, the Initiation Sequence is announced and a stand-by is called for Preliminary Evacuation… ooohh ahhhh… And ol LF test gravely announces that “Once the gate is active, it will change our world forever.” Well duh.

Cut to, Imperial Fleet Staging Area, Aridia Region… 80 systems, 10 Hisec, 42 Lowsec, 28 Nullsec. As there is a Titan in fleet, one can assume it’s in one of the 28 null systems. One of the Robed Faceless (not so sweaty now?) Ones is there with an Amarrian Lord (oooh ahhhh) and advises, in perfect cringing form, “The fleet awaits your command… my lord.” As troop transports load up DUSTers (or mebbe Legionnaires!) in a huge hangar bay on one of the carriers or supers… or mebbe that Titan… do Titans have hangar bays? I dunno, I’m but your humble reporter and I live in holes anyway and we dunt has Titans… so meh.

Anyhoo, cut to… Cloaky Helios Scout (and BTW why dunt my cloakies have that nice shimmery effect?? I mean the whole wireframe thing is kinda spooky…) reports to Mr. LF test about the existence of the Imperial Fleet. He, in true damn-the-torpedoes style says “We’re NOT aborting the sequence.” “Prepare for battle.” Whilst on screen he is show the Priority Evacuation warnings with the EMP Ignition Zone mapped out as an area larger than the frakkin huge ass gate itself.

For them as dunt know it, EMP stands for Electromagnetic Pulse, basically EMP is a pulse of electromagnetic energy... I know I just defined a thing by saying the things name in a different way… you go read the Wiki sheesh. Anyway it’s really frakkin dangerous and at very high energy levels… say the kind you get from a great-frakkin-blots-out-the-sun-gods-damned STARGATE… its deadly to all life and incredibly destructive for kilometers in all directions… mkay? Hence the Evacuation Warnings mkay?

So, cut to… lots of people preparing for battle but not doing any of that evacuating stuff…  most ALL of em are in fact are running and flying to group up right around the thing what is gonna kill em before it  can make em rich. We see DUSTers/Legionaries running hither an yon, and Valkyrie old style Wraith Mark Is taking off with Ran leading Bravo Wing. Cut to scenes of the defense fleet prepping… comms chatter, gun and missiles readying… all good stuff, “All wings in position, blockade is ready.

Now all this is very cool, but what comes next is nothing but awesomesause… We get a nice look at that new Warp Effect, you know the Startrekkian Light Barrier Flash when a starship breaks light speed or drops below light speed. That great distant sound as if large artillery was being fired just at the edge of hearing… whump… whump… whump, whump, whump… whump, whump, whump, whump…

The Amarrian Fleet starts landing on grid, and then, the Pièce de résistance… that Titan bridges in… !!!WHAM!!!

And it immediately fires a Doomsday… (so no lock n load delay after cynoing huh, who knew?) I assume it’s a Doomsday… never seen one and TBH, can’t say I care to either… look what happened to that Hel FFS!

So, now the fight begins in Earnest… well, ok, we actually don’t know what system it is, you know it being a deadspace pocket and all… which of course, begs the question… how did they get the WHOLE fleet through the acceleration gate with one a them one-time keys? And I thought you could not bridge or cyno into a deadspace pocket? The whole deadspace thing is starting to sound like a ruse to me…

But, I digress…

Next we hear, clear as a bell… OK, well, staticky and rough, but still clearly, ”Valkyries, intercept those troop carriers.” Ah HAH!!! So we know for a fact that Valkyries are on the field and on the side of Drekar Alliance! Schweet! We hear Katee Sackho... uh, I mean, Ran respond, ”Multiple bogies inbound, launching fighters.

We watch as one of the Valks, strafes a Troop Carrier and the carrier burns and peels off… as the massive battle rages all around them. Then… “(garbled) field is online, clear the ignition zone now!” and our old buddy Mr. LF test of course, responds, ”Negative! We defend the gate!

The battle, if anything, intensifies… Then you see several of the Troop Transports moving in and you hear, “They’re getting through. Prepare for breach.” We see the Troop Transports land on the gate and begin cutting their way in…

Then… what I have been waiting for, hoping for happens… we watch as a boarding team runs in attacking a group of defending troops… they are in Drop Suits… could be DUSTers, could be Legionaries, either way they are FIGHTING IN THE STATION!!  WOO HOO!!! THIS, this is what I want most in EVE.

That deserves another look!

Hells yea! OK, so we leave the DUSTers/Legionaries to slug it out below decks and return topside to the main fight… “They’re closing in on us! Keep up the pressure.” We hear over comms, “On your six,I can’t keep em off… ” The voice trails away when we see the EMP pulse wavefront wash across a flight of Prophecies… (LOL Prophecies) as they get knocked out of the fight… as EVERY SHIP there gets knocked out and they all drift out of power and out of control…

Into that stunned silence we hear Aura announce, “Ignition complete.” and watch as the gate spools up to fire…

First, all the ships now drifting powerless in space and smashing into each other are drawn inwards, as the gates systems power up… then

Boom… the gate fires for the first time… hurling the dead and broken ships from both fleets away from itself…

And we are left… with the gate, active and ready to transport us to new worlds… surrounded by hundreds of ruined hulks and… thousands… of the dead and the dying who fought over it.

"And its wake, it will follow a storm."

Fly in Fields of Wrecks... and see you in the Sky  =/|)=