Welcome to the Exploration Log. The semi-regular updates where I report actual exploration game time along with the results.
UNDOCK: 16 days
Game Time: Approx 1.5 hours
Location(s): Blood Raiders Lowsec
System Count: 1
Sites Run: Combat 2
Ghost sites seen: 0
Ship(s) Used: Tengu
Comments: I logged into a system full of signatures. After scanning them down, there were 3 data sites, a WH to nullsec, a WH to C6 space, and a Crimson Hand Supply Depot. There was also one of the Besieged Guristas sites. The system was pretty quiet with just one pilot in the system and a couple passing through every 10 minutes or so.
I warped out to a deep safe spot where my alt had dropped a Giant Secure Container. I needed to swap out missiles (needed Mjolnir) so I dropped my mobile depot next to the container and re-fit. I continue to experiment with ship fittings. My current fit is expensive and gives up some of the range and dps of fits that I have used in the past. In exchange, it gets an omni tank and some neut resistance. It is slightly slower, but I save on space and refitting time.
The site ran smoothly and only slightly slower than my fastest run. I skipped the Crimson Sentinel as usual. I may slog through that again sometime, but not just yet. The final room had 3 neuting battleships. I was tempted to test my neut resistance against them, but decided it wasn’t worth it. I killed the three of them and then came after the Crimson Lord. He went down quickly, but dropped very little. Basically just the OPE and some junk.
I warped back to my GSC and reloaded with Scourge missiles to do the Besieged Guristas site. I continue to run these it different ways. This last time, I stayed at range and used Javelin missiles. You can be out of warp scramble range if you are approx 40-45km away. In some ways that is safer, but you spend longer on the site – which makes it more dangerous. After dispatching both waves, I looted the can and received a ship skin, Low-grade Snake Delta implants, and some covert research tools. I dropped these off at the GSC and logged out. I logged in on my alt, picked up the loot from the GSC and warped to the Crimson Hand site to loot the battleship wrecks. I usually never do this because I don’t have the space. But my alt in a Blockade Runner does, so he scoops up about 5M worth of loot. Not worth it, but I will turn it into ore to do some manufacturing. I have a corporate office only 3 jumps away so my alt drops in there to get some more ammo and maybe setup for my main to do some remote manufacturing.