Monday, October 16, 2006

The Eve Online 0.0 Experiment - Post 072 - The Horde

The Horde

I sat in my pod in the Fountain region and joyously watched as morning viciously failed to arrive. Nonetheless, a certain sense of excitement was in the air; well it was until I realised there was no air either...

After slumping into a temporary state of depression at the cold starkness of space, I took a few hits from the Caldari Bong I had locked away in the secret compartment in my pod, and I proceeded to engage in a chilled-out conversation with a Xelas pilot called lilantris:

It would appear that the three main factions in Fountain were "Xelas", "Celestial Apocalypse" and "The Horde". Xelas and The Horde were friends, and they did not like Celestial Apocalypse, whom they considered to be evil pirates.

As I was pondering the wondrous significance of these political revelations, I was surreptitiously interrupted by one of the locals, who decided to inform me that like a man who had taken vegetable oil into the shower instead of shampoo, he was greased up and ready to slip and slide:

I quickly banished this disturbing revelation to the back of my mind, and was promptly invited to "INNO's FOUNTAIN INFO CHANNEL", which had been created by lilantris, as some kind of bizarre informational media outlet.

As the evening progressed, various local residents dropped in and out of the channel to have random conversations with me. I wondered if I should have taken the opportunity to start signing books and charging outrageously for photo opportunities.

Having now had the chance to speak with several different Xelas pilots, I was beginning to conclude that I liked them. To my limited knowledge thus far, they were nice people and I was looking forward to getting to better know them and the other factions in the area.

The conversation turned to my n00bosity, and its potential impact on the constructability of my noble n00b outpost:

Some seconds sooner, after staring at a stunning, suspenseful and sparkling shining show of a shimmering shooting star on the soft and silent serendipitously serene starfields surrounding my spaceship, I studiously struggled to suspend the strong urge to think of words starting with the letter "S".

Perhaps my adventures were turning me more nuts than a woman called Hazel who lived in Brazil and had been drowned in Walnut Creek, rescued by Monkeys, cracked open, had an orchestra performing the Nutcracker Suite at her graveside while informing her that she was a shell of her former self, had been mixed with the DNA of a scottish man called HootsMon MacAdamia, and then re-assembled into a woman who was heroically crowned with the name Queen Nutella Nutshella of the Nutty Republic of Nutland...

Lil then took me to visit Xelas' home system:

It was late at night, there weren't many people around, and not entirely unlike two deaf lovers who were cheating on their spouses, my first full meeting with Xelas turned out to be a very quiet affair...

We pressed on into the night, and some time later we found that we had wandered into the inner sanctum of the mysterious indigenous tribe called The Horde.

Lil quickly warped me to an inconspicuous safespot in their system, from which I could observe this strange species of creature in its natural habitat.

Things quickly began to turn hostile, and one of the residents accused me of being "shocking". I duly checked myself for electrodes, powerful electrical generators, and the ability to summon lightning storms.

I wasn't quite sure what to make of this development, so we heroically fled to the exit gate, only to find that the Horde were waiting there for us, their razor-sharp teeth glistening in the night...

(to be continued...)


Anonymous Ket Halpak said...

Nice thoughts on not loosing your noobness, i never knew that about henry ford. Have you given any thought as to where your noob outpost will be constructed?

8:28 am  

Hi Ket, I was thinking about it earlier this morning. Perhaps creating an alliance and attempting to maintain a POS is the way to go first.

The POS could be constructed in low-sec empire as a test run.

As to the ultimate location of the outpost, I do not know. Perhaps I will have a clearer idea after I finish exploring the map.

10:21 am  
Anonymous Lyun Beaudeliux said...

I wonder how this develops into.
I myself am a member of The Horde.
If you have any questions, just let me know. :)

2:31 pm  
Anonymous Mirasta said...

low sec pos are easy to maintain and if you decide to do a caldari research pos you can rent research slots out.

Free Material reaserch slots in empire are near impossible to find. Could be your thing.

2:45 pm  
Blogger -Alekseyev Karrde said...

Mirasta has a good point.

And nothing makes a new player more self-sufficient than a handful of well researched bpos, especially in 0.0

And you can only put an outpost in a system you have sovereignty over so you will need to create an alliance, since they are the only entities that can claim soverignty, and get POS set up.

Practise makes perfect so perhaps a low-sec one would, indeed, be the way to go?

5:01 pm  
Blogger Allatar Daimas said...

Funny, as soon as my corp leaves the Horde you pop up there. lol.

11:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So innom are share sales still going strong or have they tapered off?

12:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Letheeth Kayl)
finally caught up with the post.
I love it. Hope everything turned out alright with the Horde, and as soon as you got that POS up, i'll fly over to help defend it from the Dagnasty Pirates that will invariably try to take it away from you.
Best of luck to you, and thanks for the free share :-P
~Letheeth Kayl, the Dog

9:04 am  
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