My ratting adventures against the Blood Raiders continue. I’m loving the Rattlesnake, as it handles everything including Sanctums just fine (25m or so per tick with those), and with the passive shield tank, it’s very minimal in terms of clicks, so I’m ratting while surfing the net or watching a stream. Yet another bonus of having a monitor that support 3440×1440; plenty of pixels for lots of windows. Additionally I just love the look of the Rattlesnake itself, always have.
I also got and sold my first 10/10 escalation, which netted me 80m. Not a bad return for creating a contract with a bookmark in it and having Lucky Runners do the work, but considering the 60/40 split Runners take, and you only get paid for the drops, not the bounties, I’m now extremely temped to attempt the site myself and horde all 200-300m for myself. The big problem is I’d need to use a Rattlesnake (I don’t have the skills to fly the Vargur), but with a different fit from my passive tanked one. That’s another 2b or so, and I really don’t want to learn (and very likely fail) in a 2b ship. The 10/10 site is deadly in the third room, but it also looks like a lot of fun. A project for another time.
One cool event I was part of was killing a Blood Raider dread spawn, the first I’ve seen. The bounty on that was 60m, and the wreck was worth another 30m. I didn’t solo it, but it only took a minute to have two carrier pilots come on over and help out. KarmaFleet is cool like that, and so far I have experienced zero ratting drama in terms of sharing sites or loot.
I did resub my second account. He will fly along my main in a Noctis to salvage, and he also has maxed PI skills, so I’ll set those up as well. The big bonus with that account is he had over 10b worth of ISK and ships scattered about in high-sec. This means I can now easily afford a carrier, but with the Rattlesnake being as effective as it is, I might hold off on that purchase for now. That ISK does put me within striking distance of a Super Carrier, though I’d need to train a few skills to do that, and my main has 50 days of training I’d really like to finish up first. Plus until Goons have a Keepstar we can all use, a space coffin isn’t what I need right now.