Home Sweet Home

Finally back on Arkadia! I came back Friday night after another short trip with the EFA. I’ve made use of their services twice now, round trip included. Next time, however, I will make use of my Sleipnir to t least travel from Space Station to the planet in question. That will save me 7 PED. But I have no idea how to. All I know is that I need thruster(s) and they are not very cheap. Or at least I don’t want to pay for any just yet.

The plan was to make at least 30 PED while on Calypso to get back the expense of travel, but it didn’t happen. I managed 8 PED – sweat only. I also didn’t get my usual ask of 2 PED/1k bottles. But 1.9 PED /1k bottles is acceptable. Especially after hearing it was as low as 1.5 PED/1k bottles at one time.
The boards sold well though so I’m contemplating doing more resource gathering and bring sales to Caly as long as there’s no use for the boards on Arkadia. From my understanding it’s used in property building on Caly. It’s new, not sure how it is going to be frank.

I got my haircut. I didn’t pay for a colour service as the asking price was way out of order. I’ll ask around on Arkadia to get price offers. My hair is all black. Way too emo!

Wournos black hairdo

My black hairdo.

Oh! There’s currently an Oratan attack going on, mainly at Repulse Firebase. I was there briefly to fend off some of them. They sent the usual miners that I personally don’t target. I prefer to join the collective in killing the lancers and such. They ride Kamaldons, I believe, and just wreak as much havoc as they possibly can. I lost count of how many times I died and was revived! But I walked away with about 180% loot return. Most of the loot was shrapnel – or Crapnel as some call it. There’s no use except converting it onto universal ammo. Don’t you just love getting ammo when you use knives, powerfists and swords… I have over 200 PED worth of shrapnel. I’ll see if I can sell some.

Speaking of sales. I put up my Simple I Conductors on auction and they sold within a few hours. They were worth 31.80 PED (no MU) and sold them for 37 PED. Without fee that’s a 4.45 PED profit. I love profit!
I also put up Fuel Cells. Still waiting for those to sell. 7 days left. I wish I could bring all my Piron weapons to Calypso to sell, but anyone with any economic self respect would not buy the level 0 weapons. At least not the laser ones. All level 0 Pirons are almost as eco as the TT weapons, but not if you add MU, and they have roughly 160% MU. The trade terminal sell laser, not BLP, so there is a small chance that BLP weapons can be sold in private. It’s worth a shot (no pun intended!) to bring them next time I go to sell boards. But at the same time I want to be part of the Arkadian economy and stimulate that, not leech off of Calypso’s.

Decisions, decisions…

Unplanned visit to Calypso

Today’s report comes from Calypso. It wasn’t planned at all and a failure on my part. You see, I want a new hairstyle. I’m tired of my close-cropped military style and have already decided on a new style. The #21. So I found someone advertising their business on Arkadia. But it turned out that their salon is on Calypso. Bummer! So my bright self decided that I would make a trip and do some more exploring once I got my new style – without doing some research first.


First of all I rarely travel, so I forgot that the whole trip, return included, with a mothership and teleport to planet, costs a whooping 28 PED. I figured I could bring some stuff to sell, like the short moonleaf boards, sweat and some other stuff, but the weight was too much so I had to settle for the boards only. I completely forgot to bring hair gel.
Then, when I got in contact with the stylist it turned out that the order of styles had been rearranged and he couldn’t create what used to be #21. FUCK! He tried to skill up but to no avail. I figured I could still do some exploring and kill some young berycled or puny mobs (caudatergus, tripudion and berycled).

Exploring failed because of the distance between places. It’s as if whoever governs this planet wants us to make use of vehicles and spend oil in the process.

Killing punies failed because they give no decent loot. Only shrapnel, ammo and nova fragments. Not even the sweat drawn covers the cost of killing the mobs.

…and when I got to the place where I know young berycled are it was overrun by colonists.

Soooo… frustrated as I am I decided to put my boards on auction in hopes that they sell and then join a sweat circle at Boreas to earn back the money for the trip. I need a minimum of 15,000 bottles of sweat sold at a minimum of 1.9 PED per 1k bottles. Wouldn’t surprise me if it takes all of August to meet this goal.



July conclusion

July has ended and these are the results.

Animals/Mobs killed:  Oratan P. Thief, Carabok, Halix
Weapons used: Piron PBR-0 (L), Bukin’s Blade, Scott & Barlow SB-4 (L), S.I Psy-Blade, Herman PF-TT (L)
Total kills:  607
Ammo used: 33091
Ammo cost:  3.31
Repairs:  56.97
Decay:  119.32
Loot:  131.91
Global (PED):  24
Sweat collected: 1325
Sweat sold: 0
Income:  18.68
Expenses:  39.24
Funds at end: 221,97
Loot return %:  107.568

Not terrible (because I profited) but it could always be better! I should note that I wasn’t as active this month as I usually am.

Expenses refers to anything but repairs.
Income refers to anything but selling sweat.
Loot includes globals.