Back when the Apocropha expansion first came out, the corp I was with at the time decided to move into wormhole space to take advantage of the lucrative industrial-type stuff available. We knew because of the high demand of the new T3 technology that we’d be able to make quite a good little packet of isk.
So we turned from being low-sec anti-pirate to wormhole carebears overnight, set up 3 large pos’s in a lvl 5 wormhole chosen for its shield bonuses, moved in one dread and two carriers to take care of the pos that already existed in the hole and then set to work draining the system and every nearby system dry of resources, including the ABC ores and sweet sweet fullerite-c540 which worked out at one stage to be 50 mil per hour per person mining the stuff.
Long story short: there was a need for industrial craft. and so I swallowed my pride and trained galente industrial up to IV and most of the way to V. I found that I could get allong just fine with an iteron IV so I left the training to lvl V sitting at 2 days remaining.
Well, I finally bit the bullet and trained the remaining 2 days and bought myself a shiny new Occator. Behold!:
Obligatory “X by starlight” shot of an Occator Class deep space transport ship (by starlight)
yes, very shiny. and although I’m not a PVE person I have good reason for wanting to own one of these. but first, another screenshot (I’m sure you can’t tell I always get excited at new ships)
Occator Class deep space transport ship approaching a station
Reasons for owning one
There you go, I’ve not got much else to say in this post, but there’s no shortage of things to write about: There’s been some interesting developments in the war against Sons of Tangra recently, Defi4nt alliance are moving into Cloud ring to have a go at holding their own space with the help of TCF (and we welcome a second alliance in Cloud Ring, which is tough enough to defend as it is), and we’ve been doing a little bit of spring cleaning of the NPC systems in our space so I’ll be writing about all that shortly including some shots of novel uses of bubbles and a bit of an explanation of the advantages of the tactical overlay for Hictor pilots.
Until then, Fly safe!