Welcome to the Exploration Log. The semi-regular updates where I report actual exploration game time along with the results.
Game Time: Approx 5.5 hours (over 4 days)
Location(s): Angels Lowsec, Guristas Lowsc
System Count: 16
Sites Run: Combat 6 (3 sites and 3 escalations)
Ghost sites seen: 0
Ship(s) Used: Tengu
Profit: ~610 million isk
Comments: (I have been kind of slacking on the blog front lately. I have had some problems with wordpress and haven’t been motivated to correct them. So I have a few blog posts hanging in drafts that I should probably publish eventually.)
I was making my way to Guristas Space, but took a tour through Angels Lowsec first. I was able to run a pair of Angel’s Red Light Districts in the same system. They were pretty straightforward, but only modestly profitable. In addition to the bounties and guaranteed OPE drops, I picked up a Cynabal BPC and a Gistum B-type shield transporter. I was continuing on my merry way when I found an Angels Annex. I don’t think I have run one of these before, I so looked up what I might expect on the official wiki. I had an Angels Platinum Tag in my cargo, so I skipped the first room. The second was quite fast. I basically just shot the shipyard to trigger the Overseer and then killed him. That barely warrants a guide, but I suppose I will write one up anyway. The site escalated and the Overseer dropped some junk modules and a Domination 100MN Afterburner.
At this time, I was pretty low on missiles, but the first escalation took me past one of my supply caches. It is a Giant Secure container anchored in space and full of missiles. I exchanged some loot for missiles and continued to my escalation. I didn’t actually run it until the next day, but I got to the system and set up my bookmarks.
I used a mobile depot to re-fit and went in. The ships were all about 60km out. I just used my Javelin missiles (range 65km) and set orbit at 60km. The Overseer battleship popped pretty quickly. He must not have had much tank. I bookmarked the wreck and warped out to refit.
I came back to the wreck and found some faction ammo, a Halo Epsilon implant, a Domination Warp Disruptor, and some other forgettable faction loot. Not too shabby for an escalation. And the site escalated again – bonus!
The next escalation was actually in Guristas space. How convenient! Less convenient was that the route was several jumps through null-sec space, but I refit to my Interdiction Nullifier and blazed through it. The space was actually semi-populated, but there were no gate camps.
The next escalation dropped nothing but faction ammo and a tag. It escalated again to Guristas space about 3 jumps away. I ran that escalation and again got nothing but faction ammo and a tag. I got the final escalation to null sec, but was out of time. Hopefully, I can get back before the 24 hour timer. Side note: I am very unhappy that CCP changed it so that you can no longer extend escalations. That was a very useful thing for those of us that can’t play everyday.