Monday, February 17, 2020

Sometimes You Gotta Change the Sand in the Sandbox

~or “Change Hurts Like Hell, Until it Doesn't Anymore...”

This is a post born of a the rummage of thoughts I have been having on the recent changes and direction CCP seems to be taking the game, and all of us, as we head deeper into The Chaos Era... which most definitely is Still Very Much a Thing in EVE. In a comment 'tween myself and Hermit, it all kinda gelled into this post.

Chaos is bad, right? But what is “Bad” and what is “Good” are subjective are they not? So I say Chaos is also subjective... I mean one man's tragedy (Hurricane [the storm not the ship], Tornado [the storm not the ship], Earthquake [the natural disaster not the ammo], etc.) that wipes out his house and home is another man's land and redevelopment opportunity.

If you are not a miner or involved much in Industry, as I and The Forever Noob are not (and though I have been on the other side of the lazers in a mining gank once or twice, it has never been my preferred playstyle) then these recent and seeming drastic changes to the game, what seems like a truly massive shit CCP is taking all over mining returns and ore availability, may not immediately impact you or your gameplay, yet.. However, those mining changes WILL be hittin' all of us in the wallet in the months to come, like a Dreadnought Alpha Strike direct to the Nads...

And I have just this to say This about That... <takes a deep breath...>

Actually go and listen to what Hilmar himself has to say YOUROWNDAMNSELF in this podcast where he introduced us all to The Chaos Era... and The Why. (the link is to the point where he begins to speak directly to the Chaos Era but I strongly suggest you listen to the beginning also). Don't wait for someone else to boil it down and tell you how to feel about what he says... listen for yourself. Decide for yourself. You may be surprized.

He actually does explain it all, and IMHO I think he does so quite well, if you actually take the time to listen and don't let yourself get all bogged down in little shit... don't sweat that Ashterothi makes a big deal out of his mistake of saying “Purple Donut” instead of “Blue”, he is being interviewed and by EVE Players none the less... his getting the 'color' wrong is a fukkin little ass thing ya'll, so please focus on what he says “about” the game.

About how EVE is stagnating, about how because of the Alliances, Coalitions, Peace Treaties and Agreements made between all the Null Powers That Be (the players)... that the Sandbox is turning to cement.

If you are interested in my take on this it is simply that because of us, a significant majority of the playerbase, EVE Online is dying. Not because of CCP, because of us.

That's right, I said it and I will say it again... because of us. Because we want to have control over what happens to us... because we want to feel safe and if possible, BE safe. It is as natural and human as sex or greed or empathy or anger. We want to be safe and do the things we enjoy and profit by from a place of safety.

No one likes Surprise Buttsex unless they are the one's giving it, and the Cyan Donut came about because we, the players, working Outside Of The Game, agreed to work together for Prosperity And Safety For All, which is how we ended up with the vaunted and reviled “Blue Donut” a state of peace throughout Nullsec that is enforced with tenacity, zeal and at a level that makes Concord's Law & Order enforcement efforts in Hisec seem like 2 guys with BB-guns comin to your rescue inna canoe...

This “Pax Congregatio“ is enforced throughout all of domesticated and peacefully farmed Nullsec, where tenement and sharecropping ratters, miners and bots are all treated with respect and integrity while being squeezed for every possible Red ISKie their Nullsec Overlandlords can wring from them.

Oh Gentleman's Agreement fights are acceptable and yes, there is always some “real” strife of course, WWB was a real enough thing, but once a Null Empire is established, the diplomats begin working in earnest to KEEP it established and to keep things inside their borders humming along productively and under a shield of safety that is a Hisec Carebear's Wet Dream...

Let's be very clear, people working together for Prosperity And Safety For All is exactly what is most desired and needed in the Real World ('cause no clones in the Real World) but EVE is not the Real World... it is a Virtual World filled with malevolence and hate and tears and greed and suffering and Ebil Oberlords and Their Miscreant Minions and Pirates.. It is a star cluster full of conflict and passion, fear and death, taxes and carebear tears and because it is all of this, it is also a 'verse filled with friendship, camaraderie, sacrifice, hard work and yes, love.

Without the Dark, one cannot have Light, without Grief, one cannot have Joy, without Failure, one cannot have Success. And EVE, EVE is not about Hugz and Rainbows my brothers in arms... Hugz and Rainbows, as nice as they are, are boring and now so is EVE as all of nullsec huggz and sways along to Kumbaya, EVE Online has become Boring... and CCP Himar my gentle reader, one of that small group of guys who together so long ago dreamed a big dream, a dream of a 'verse that is EVE... CCP Hilmar has decided to Go to War Against the Forces of Boredom... And that means against Us.

Because my brother Empyrean's... we suck at EVE, not CCP, us. Many of us, or at least a large and very vocal number of us are entitled, nasty, dreadful, horrid children and we have no respect for what CCP has created for us.
We” have tamed EVE...
We” have made EVE docile and safe...
and CCP Himar is pissed and he is going to DO something about it.

And I for one, think it's high time he did.

Thanx Hermie.  =]

Fly it like the Po-Po aint coming!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Postcards from the Other Side of the Sky...

~or "Always Remember to Take the Time to Appreciate the Smell of the Inside of Your Spacesuit..."

I am not FC... never will be, shouldn't actually... I like how very pretty EVE is, way too much. The artwork is stunning and the ships, animations, especially some of the backdrops... breath taking... and when you throw in a little chaos, a little ButterFly Effect, like a random undock in a Speed Tanked Slasher where I randomly decide to orbit the new station just FFS and then I get the "Oooooh" and the "Ahhhhhhhh" and without thinking I turn off the overview to take pictures. That's right, you really don't want me FCing.

So I am in a tight orbit round the POS... (Oh, ahem, right) I mean, the "Astrahaus Citadel"... (fuk whatever, itsa POS ok? a Player Owned Station). In Anoikis unlike any other space in EVE, Player Owned Stations, Citadels or old POS Spikes, are the ONLY ways to have a home in space other than a ship...

There is beauty to be found in a place and a space one calls home... Here is some of the beauty I see everyday in my beloved Anoikis, wormhole space... OUR space, our home.

I spent, well, am spending, the weekend in EVE. The whole damn weekend. Something I have not done in years, literal years, as in with an "s". Today some sturdy kind soul in Ira scanned down a bunch stuff, among it all, a 2 hole pipe to Hisec, Schweet. I then spent the rest of the day late into the evening ferrying Gas, Lewts & Slavage OUT and ships, mods and such IN. I brought "The Cant", my Orcabago... but the C1 hole was a little too tight (that's what SHE said) so I parked in the closest station and spent the evening shuttling my old ass off.

Anyhoo, as part and parcel to all of this was a side trip to Jita to sell off the GL&S and to, ah hem, umm, get a NEW Sabre cause my old one, well it was ...mumble, mumble... and so I bought n fitted a replacement, 'nough said, moving on.

So at the Jita undock I decided to do something I used to enjoy back when I was a noob... a real noob, a 4 months ingame noob and all wide eyed and bushy tailed and a real Fan Boi of CCP and all cute and cuddly like a little puppy in space...

I carefully placed my ship top center of the undock and just sat up on the ledge and watched the world go by... just like I used to do back in Arnon right after I "graduated" EVE Noob School (the Tutorials) which ended for me with Sister Alitura's Epic Arc, "The Blood Stained Stars".

For the next few months after that, fresh out of school I kept busy doing odd jobs, ratting the nearby .5 belts, running a mish or 2, keeping some coin in ma pockets... but each evening always found me sittin' on the undock, like a kid swinging his legs on the porch of a summer's eve... watching the world, and in my case, the incredible panoply of noob's and noob scammers and griefers and all the amazing asshats of EVE... I loved  it.

Sittin in Jita' 4-4's undock today... this is some of what I saw...

I love EVE...  Thank you CCP.

Fly however you damned well please... but FLY dammit!!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Denied of Service or Virtual Problem Nomore... Hmmm?

~or "You Gonna DO Something About This, or what?"
CCP and EVE Online was attacked on Monday Jan 27th with a massive DDoS, a Distributed Denial of Service attack. This swamped the servers and blocked a huge number of players from accessing the EVE Server named "Tranquility", in actuality a server farm that our amazing Single Shard MMORPG runs on.

It caused a shit storm and it has most likely also caused some players to stop playing, and possibly to even un-sub. There was quite a bit of chatter about that in the forums and whatnot.

This is, most likely, exactly what the attackers wanted.

Think about that as you vent and shitpost and create your Fifth Support Ticket to CCP to return your stuff and give us ALL free Omega Days to pay US back for our lost time... what about their potential lost income? You see whether you like it or agree or not, this is a partnership, without CCP we wouldn't even have EVE Online... without us, the paying customers, we also wouldn't have EVE Online as CCP would not continue to exist. In the end if enough of us walk out inna huff, rage quit or leave for any reason, if we pull a Seinfeld on CCP, "we" lose EVE.

As as much as sometimes there is reason to yell, "CPP Godsdammit This!" or CCP Fukkin That!" I really love this game and I don't wanna lose it, and yes, I mean that even in a world where DDoS's happen. Yes, even if I must wait a while, even a long while, so they can fight off an attack on their livelihood... Yes, even then.

You see the thing for me is CCP is not to blame for the DDoS. I don't work there but I do, as so many in EVE do, work in IT... I have for over 25 years and any attack, viral, DoS or a DDoS attack is not the fault of the entity being attacked. As a matter of simple fact... CCP was being virtually mugged. Beaten and kicked to the ground by a faceless gang (the people who initiated/ran the attack) and that bothers me... but what got me really pissed was the number of the EVE players trolling, shiposting and blaming CCP in the DDoS Megathread and forums and elsewhere for not "doing" something about it.

Really? Ever been mugged? bullied? beat up in a school yard? Ever had your business, your livelihood and the livelihood of many other people threatened and attacked? I wonder how you'd act then... 

The attitude above is one of, "If it/they are not doing what WE want, let's set fire to it/them, that'll fix it!" IE "Massive wave of unsubs" = "CCP files bankruptcy and shuts down". How incredibly juvenile... 

Here is what a DDoS looks like, brought to you by Chribba's EVE Offline, The Very Finest in Graphporn. This shows us from DT (DownTime) Tuesday the 21st through DT Sun the 26th... a very "Normal" in all respects rolling PCU graph...
Then... Monday the 27th and you can SEE when the DDoS started... those ragged sudden drops in PCU... and it is clear how it progressed over the next 8 days until late on Feb 3rd. Friday the 31st was the worst... and I, like so many, couldn't get in at all that day, until I installed VPN that is. (click th' pic to embiggen!)
So, for me personally, how did it go? Well, on Fri 31st I read a comment in the Megathread about a guy who installed a free VPN client, connected to a server in Europe, and he was back up and playing OK. So of course, I tried it. 

I didn't winge and moan about CCP, I was reading, browsing, blogging following the metagame and I had heard a suggestion that might actually DO something about it? Oh, hell yea! And yup, it worked. He had said he had decided to use ProtonVPN, so I researched it and it was solid looking and solid sounding to me. Reviews were acceptable and seemed real world and it was created by a company I knew of even if I had not used their service. It offered an actually "free" single logon with a limited but acceptable list of servers to connect to.

I installed, connected to one of the Swedish servers and logged into EVE like nothing was going on. No credit card was ever asked for, you need to create an account of course, but then, clickety, done, thank you. 

In the 9 days since I started using VPN, I have had 2 disconnects and 4 laggy periods, one of those was quite bad and happened as the drawn out start of a disconnect... But as bad as that sounds that's all the trouble I've had since the 31st. as I understand it on the 4th CCP finally was able to mitigate the incoming dataflood or it ended or a bit of both or whatever and CCP has things patched or bounced or restored... whatever was needed.

About that I don't really know... my son and I were in Amarr and parts near and farish getting our hole fleets pulled outta mothballs, dusted off, refurbed or  bought, built & fitted, painted and ~"The Naming"~, important that... the Naming of Names. To me at least. I take some small pride in what I think are interesting names for my ships... but that's just me.

Fly safe my friends...

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Think I'm Gonna have'ta TRI Me Summa that...

~or "(translation) Triglavian Shit FTW!"

OK, OK, OK! I KNOW I'm coming back to the dance late, my eyes are bloodshot, more than a little glazed over and there's Cheeto powder stains on my shirt and I'm missing a shoe... I get it, I really do... but DAMN.

So Triglavians huh? Who knew? I mean I "knew" there was a New Kid in Town, I have been playing, granted in an extremely limited and stilted and highly narrowly focused way... I have been a bit of an EVE introvert these last few months in my re-discovery of EVE and I kept quite to myself, haven't been on comms until last night and have been playing mebbe more solo than even Hermie does I think, as I was not even researching and reading up on all the new shit around me...

So many of the bloggers I have known, followed and loved and hated and argued and agreed with and envied and even seriously worried about were gone... so many dark blogs... I simply didn't have the heart to try and read up on stuff and browse the blogshere as in days of old, it was all just too depressing TBH.

Of course I had seen the Trigs in space, I had flown in a random fleet with a bunch Trig ships and I had caught a tidbit of gossip here and a snatch of info there, so I knew they were a new faction they had been mauling the Drifters and are now an Invasion thing to rival Sansha on his best day...

Anyhoo all of this is to say that while I have been more active of late, until A.I. and I got on NOMEX comms and had a strangely enjoyable evening last night chattin with corpmates while watching Tranquility getting beat like a drum by a now 4 day old and very effective DDoS attack (who is doing this and why is what I want to know)...

I had not really looked into the Triglavian Collective, their ships, their activities and their lore. There were so many changes to the game that I simply had not taken a good look because I was too busy with new mechanics and makin' ISK and too disinterested in the metagame.

I know you can learn a lot from ingame resources... I just didn't TRY... I was just happy enough to be flying again and tryna make some ISK. I have always played EVE like it's a actual Virtual RL. I have never bought PLEX to make ISK. I wanted to spend my entire EVElife standing on my own two feet, if I bought it, I bought it with ISK I EARNED in game. I was proud of that, poor though it kept me at times.

Like I am, well was a few weeks ago. A few months ago I had broke my wallet fitting a hole fleet for Envy, NOMEX's old C2... I had stored ALL those nice expensive ships in our Keepstar, "Visteen"... right up to when Visteen was assploded, as has been recently discussed here and over on Epigene's blog... but in Anoikis, we don't have Asshat Safety so it was all gone gone gone...So when I logged in a few weeks ago to start flying with my son again I had less than 100m ISK, and in EVE, that's dirt poor.

Oh and DO NOT get me started on "ASShat Safety"... you DO NOT wanna hear that whole rant.

Fukkin CCP'P'P'Pissn' me off. You do realize this is the ONE way in which you have really and truly fucked the (Hi, Lo and Nullsec parts of the) game you created right? You do get that, right? Glad I live in Anoikis... where the laws of Bob and the Meta of EVE IS REAL are still obeyed. Loss is still real in Anoikis... but not in the rest of New Eden anymore...  'nough said.

Anyway, so I have done some research and talked to corpmates who are flyin the new ships and, well, wow. Some of the stats seem to be game changers to me, but I need to get my ass in a few of them and find out for myself.

One of my great joys in the game is Logistics, remote repper. I am much better at the intricacies of Logi, keeping ranges, being ever watchful over your mates, applying reps where and when needed, flying in the Logi wing, keeping the cap chain up and landing reps as needed... I love being Logi. And the New Hotness, the FOTM is the Precursor Tech II Cruiser, the Triglavian Zarmazd.

It's "balance" is the way it lands reps. It has an increasing rep rate over time... it takes about 6 cycles to build to the rep capabilities of say, a single Guardian but, once there, it continues to increase reps until it is landing nearly as much as 2 Guardians!... BUT you have to hold lock, stay in range and keep landing reps "over time" to get that massive repair boost.

So it may be great at keeping a small gang's tank alive but in larger fleet fights, especially PVP where good FC's will try to use this against you... if you have to rapidly swap reps, you will be hard pressed to match the rep power of a single Guardian.

It does have a secondary buff, it's speed. It is fast AF for an armor boat so its great for kiting so it could really excel at small gang. These two factors, speed and having enough Time on Target to land 6 and more continuous cycles, make it potentially the King of Small Gang Logi, IE, Wormholes... so, Imma gonna get me summa dat!

I have thrown the books for Precursor Frigate, Cruiser, Destroyer, Battlecruiser and Battleship to the top of the Q and lined up to take all to L3 then I'll start playing with em a bit.

I had set pen down dear reader and did not pick it back up again until a day later, so an update is in order...

1. I caved... I broke my Golden Rule... for the very first time I said, "Oh what the hell..." and bought PLEX. I need ISK, lots of it... like a bil or two of it. I need a fleet for the hole, NOMEX has Doctrine Fits, they are Anoikis fits and they are NOT cheap, so I said fuck it.

2. As an Omega, I skill x2 faster... and it shows. Tonight I am already L3 in all but the Precusor Battlecruiser (running now) and at L3 that unlocks the Battleship and it's next.

3. Add #1 & #2 and you get Tur's 958th Anoikis Fleet.. or something like that, I've done this a few times ok?.. but back then I had loads of Wormhole ISK in the bank. This was the first time I didn't have either enough ISK simply "left over" as twere, or enough PVE ships and a hole to dive in to make some... I had neither ISK not the proper ships. Well, now I do, and just in time too.

I logged on tonight and was told there's a hisec hole into Ira, our new C5 and to get moved in if I wanted... it was in good shape with a lot of mass and time left on it and that all threw me a little... I mean I knew it was coming but with the delays in corporate I had sorta set it aside "till later" so I found my self stuttering mentally as the brakes squealed and juddered... OH, yea... that's WHY I have been doing all of this mining and broke my rule n shit.

So here I am, it's 04:22 EST (09:22 EVE) and I am in "Canterbury" my Orcabago Floaty Fortress of Friendship making a midnight run with a hold full of canned goods and 7 fitted ships... my trusty 'Stero, a Loki, a Sabre, a Guardian, a Broadsword, a Hawk and a Prospect and a few shuttles for now. I just can't wait to get back to the sweet, deadly, lonesome and oh so beautiful skies of my beloved Anoikis...

Ahhhh.... there it is. For the first time in many a month, I land on a hole... "Preeeetty..." I mumble to myself...

"OK, jump jump!"

And it begins again...

Fly your Abaddon with abandon and mebbe I'll see you in MY  Sky!!


Sunday, January 26, 2020

I Found a New Porpoise in Life...

~or "I Mine the Rocks to Make the ISK to Fit The Ships to Survive the Rats to Mine the Rocks to Make the ISK to Fit The Ships to Survive the Rats to Mine the Rocks to Make the ISK to Fit The Ships to Survive the Rats to ..."

Me: "Hi, I'm Tur, I'm a miner... I mine."
Crowd: "Hello Tur."

You know, 9 years, 2 months and 1 day ago (as of this writing)... well, ok, a few months after that really, once I had learned the basics of the Viam EVE, the Way of EVE... I had decided, quite thoroughly, that I was absolutely NOT interested in mining. At all. Ever. Period.

Ok so why have my last incredibly sporadic and random EVE posts all been about how I am mining and liking it and shit? Well, it's like this...

I am still a member of NOMEX, and sadly we did get evicted from our home hole and all... and our Keepstar was all assploded and all...

Ouch... taking with it a HUGE amount of my ships and mods and such... and I am still dealing with a much more interesting and busy Real Life which of course is the True Death of EVE as our infamous game requires a really deep time investment, and I just haven't had the time to give... this last being the biggest issue.

So what changed? Well A.I., my RL son and EVElife-long mate, co-Director/CEO and corpmate in several other corps and alliances over my entire virtualife contacted me and said he had logged back in after a 5 year hiatus... Oh really now?

So we hooked back up and discussed matters EVE and Real Life related and we both decided to give it a go and see if we can scrounge up some hours in the evenings to fly together again.

NOMEX has regrouped and has relocated to a C6 and we want to get in the hole and start makin' some Anoikis grade ISKies and seek out that much desired wormhole PVP. So A.I. decided to request membership in NOMEX and while we are waiting out some RL issues the Directors are dealing with, we decided that some leisurely Hisec mining could generate some ISK and give A.I. some time to get up to speed on the changes 5 years have wrought on the game.

So we are mining inna .5 syste a few hops out of Amarr. It allows us both to fly and make a little money and, as mining is a somewhat passive activity, it allowing us time to play with fits and discuss changes and in general get re-acquainted with EVE and it's intricacies.

Some of the fun for me has been discovering the O.R.E. Industrial Command ship, Porpoise. This is, to quote EVE Uni, "...a smaller, more mobile and more affordable mining foreman platform that is perfect for supporting mining operations in dangerous space. It is capable of providing support to its allies through mining foreman bursts, remote shield boosters and survey scanners." AND it is based on my very most fav hull... the O.R.E. Bulk Salvaging Ship, Noctis. The Noctis has always held a very speshul place in ma' skeevy wormholer Lootin' and Salvagin' heart.

Flying a Porpoise in Hisec in today's New Eden, is interesting as you do not have to focus on GTFO or Defense nearly as much as you used to in the bad old days... the PCU just doesn't warrant it. When I started playing back in 2010, the PCU (graphporn below) was 46k avg. In the past year, it has dropped to 29k avg. and it shows in space...

I see far less people around than ever before in my time in EVE. In the past few weeks I have yet to see what I would call a real gate camp or anything that would get my spidey senses tingling... The scariest thing I have seen or had to deal with have been NPCs FFS! The damn Trigs now put on better gate camps than us Empyreans! When I login nowadays I usually see less than 20k logged on... it just aint scary at all in Hisuc no more I tells you.

OK so it's said... I AM NOT SAYING EVE IS DYING. OK?

It's not... but it has changed. To me, this is like climate change... Everyone wants to throw a fit and blame humanity for the weather. Do we have an effect on the planet we live on? Of course we do, ALL of life does. I can guarantee you if everything alive at the time of the Great Oxidation Event or any of the Massive Climate Extinction Events over geologic time could have recorded their feelings at the time, it would all sound a lot like what we are hearing all over commercial and social media today.

My point is, change is the ONLY constant. Things change, shit happens, adapt or die... I wonder how may of you reading this remember HTFU?

CCP used to understood that shit... back in the bad ol' good days...

MMO's of EVE's scope and size, and there are few if any that can claim to equal EVE in either category, are still a new thing in the world, we don't know how long they can last, what is to be 'expected' as there is no history, there are no prior MMO's of it's size and type to go by. EVE is a year and a half older than WOW even. EVE release date, May 6th, 2003... WOW, Nov. 23, 2004. 

Anyhoo... (WARNING: Boring stats and tech shit follows)

My point being, I sorta balance fit my Porpoise. Best "possible" Yield plus Boosting and Salvaging all the rats L&S balanced against Defense and GTFO. Yeild-wise you can't mount lasers or strip miners on a Porpoise so all you get is the output from 5 mining drones, however...

Mining Drone IIs [my skills]:
-Mining Drone Op L5
-Mining Drone Spec L4 training to 5 

Porpoise Bonuses:
Industrial Command Ships bonuses [my skills - L4]:
-10% bonus to Drone hitpoints, damage and ore mining yield
Hull Role Bonus:
-50% bonus to Drone ore mining yield

All in all not too terribly shabby:
-185.59 m3 per 60 sec. cycle [x5 = 927.95 m3] = 55,677 m3 per hr.
AND boosting AI in his Procurer AND killing looting and salvaging all the rats that land on grid...

I open the Fleet Hangar and A.I. drops his ore in as he mines.
The Porpoise carries:
-60k m3 in the Ore Bay
-5k m3 in the Fleet Hangar
-for 65k m3 per trip.

The Orca (with my skills etc.) carries:
-180k m3 in the Ore Bay
-40k m3 in the Fleet Hangar
-25k m3 of ore in the Cargo Hold (leaving some room for MTU, MD and a few cans for Loot, Salvage and Spare Mods)
-Total: 245k m3 for a full Orca.

Which takes 3.75 trips to the belts with the Porpoise and with A.I. nomming away with his Porcurer and drones, we can make several trips an evening easy.

As we are in Amarrian space we mine only Kernite ores (Kernite, Fiery Kern and Luminous Kern), when the Orca is full in every nook and cranny and off I go to Amarr to melt and sell all of it... we are averaging 23m ISK per trip which aint Wormhole ISK, but it's good enough while we knock the rust off our skills and ships.

Oh, and Defense and GTFO?

Reinforced Bulkheads II and a DCU II in the lows plus a Med Transverse Bulkhead II rig gives 62,349 hp total AND a 50MN MWD II gets me shufflin along at a respectable 1332.89 m/s!! You should SEE this fat assed girl FLY!!!

Not too shabby for hard core Anoikis PVPers who don't know how to mine properly to begin with! Oh I know that any true industrialists who read this will be apoplectic over how shabby and shitty we are going about it but... we are freakin weirdo wormholers baby! We do it our way! 

It's got us undocked and flyin again and having fun and that's all good to me for now.  =]

Fly smart and with good friends... it's the only way.