A few days ago I set off on a new adventure. I was going to space – on my own accord. It literally freaked me out. The only other time I was in space I used the services of EFA. They offer safe trips on their mothership. But since I was going to temporarily join Kronan, another mothership, as an engineer I had to get up there on my own. I spent a few days preparing and asking questions about basically everything. Eventually I found the courage to go. I spawned my Sleipnir near Machinery Plant and ascended.
The whole ship wobbled. WTF?! With my mad piloting skills, and obviously great selection of take-off spot, I’d managed to fly straight up into the belly of the planetside mothership. I believe my Sleipnir took some damage. Minimal though. After aligning my ship once more I continued the ascent. Space was looming.
As I broke the atmosphere a warning of pirating was announced. This is why I do not like space. Other colonists engage in pirating for fun. They shoot you down and if you carry certain items they loot you. Me and my mad skills cannot handle pirates. Besides, I got extreme motion sickness so everything was 10 times as hard to do. I had major issues steering. It all works differently up there too. Turning sideways planetside makes you rotate on the horizontal axis in space.
After much trial and error I managed to reach the opening of the Arkadia Space Station (Ark SS). There’s a distinct blue glow eminating from the entrance/exit. Then I had issues with the gate. It just wouldn’t open. Suddenly, I was sucked in while backing out.
Once on Kronan I purchased 8 repair tools and 200,000 welding wire. The other half of welding wire I already had. Thus began my repairing. My motion sickness never really left and it peaked whenever I went to or from the hangar. But it all went well. It took time to learn the layout of the ship but once I got a hang of it it went really well. One day I would like to travel from planet to planet on my own but I need this motion sickness to end first. For now I’ll just use my Sleipnir between SS and planet. But I have no plans of going anywhere for now. I skilled up to Vehicle Structural Engineer 10 and unlocked the Blueprint Comprehension skill, so now I’ll keep on swunting, crafting leather and work on Brawler Hit 20.
…and of course all the pictures I took was shit because I couldn’t focus properly. Damn this sickness!