I logged in last night to a bit of uncertainty. I am in a gimped fit Tengu that was supposed to meet up with an alt in a blockade runner to pick up some much-needed modules. That rendezvous never happened so I had to make some choices.
Do I still attempt to make the rendezvous? That will require some serious scanning and lucky wormhole connections. Should I head over to a lowsec base where I have enough equipment stashed to make this ship viable? Should I turn around and head back to high-sec and refit?
I chose option C. But as I was heading out, I noticed one of the new sites on my scanner. There was a “Besieged Covert Operation Facility” in the system! I warped to it cloaked at 100km to check it out. All I could see was a single can. I docked and refit the best that I could (including a data analyzer) and warped t the site.
Upon landing, 3 Mordu Legion Battleships spawned and started attacking me. I used the data analyzer on the can, but the mini game didn’t come up. I got a message that I couldn’t access it while it was being guarded. I killed the 3 battleships and tried again, but got the same message as 5 more Battleships spawned. All 5 of them webbed and warp scrambled me. I eventually killed them, but it was closer than I would have liked. Thankfully no other players landed on grid.
After dispatching the last battleship, I approached the can and opened it.
I picked up one of the new low-grade implants (Snake Delta in this case) and a ship-skin for a Brutix Serpentis Edition. Since I was already planning to head to high-sec, I decided to pick up a Brutix and re-skin it using the new manufacturing interface.
I was a bit disappointed. I forgot the manufacturing changes don’t go live until the next mini-expansion. In any case, I flew the shiny new Brutix around a bit and took a couple of pictures before putting it up for sale.
So I got to try out some of the new content. It felt a bit odd helping out the Guristas (you get a “thank you” message in local) since I am usually killing them. I think I also received a bounty for killing Mordu’s Legion which was also a bit odd. It didn’t seem to hurt my standings with them though. Perhaps these are rogue elements of the Legion?
My Tengu is not back in Empire space for re-fitting. Going to try a couple more ideas and then go roaming when I get the time.
I also need to eventually fly or clone jump to where my PI planets are. Even with only casually remembering to restart my extractors I have a launch pad and storage silo nearly full Tier 2 planet goo.