Lotus Rose wrote:
Decycle the indy core... just in case.
- Keep your indy core running, knowing it makes your combat drones faster, tougher, and far meaner.
The threat is close, pull the drones back into the nest.
-Already done, because you're cool, calm, and know a small roaming gang presents zero threat to you, because you are properly fit, and have planned well
Wait a while, with much checking that the coast is clear.
-Keeping finger still crossed for a fight, your rorqual needs more killmarks from fools who think navy infiltrators can't kill their bifrost before they can turn around and warp out
Notice that another mining behemoth has drifted close to you and has cheekily started mining the rock you spent an age approaching with murder in your heart.
-Drop corp, join a real one
Sigh and approach another rock. Decide to activate indy core as you decelerate. Realise that your mining brick is slowing, well, very slowly.
-Man up, stay on the rock you were on, tell the other guy to **** off.
Bounce off the rock and wait out the rest of the indy core timer as you drift further and further away.
-Again. USE A PING. Warp to rocks, don't slowboat
Watch as your little drones take a painfully long time to make it back to you to deposit their goodness as you float into the distance.
Sigh, wait out the timer and reposition.
-Ah, yes, that horrible 5km travel time...
Scratch head wondering why all the little barges are approaching you. Get reproached for not making your fleet hangar open so that they can use you to reprocess their ores. Hide all your things in the cargo bay. Don't want people touching your stuff.
-Fleet hangar is 100% full of cap booster charges, because you're not a complete fool, sitting a rorqual in a belt without being packed to the gills full of tank refits, mobility mods, HW, and cap boosters. If mining barges want to complain, remind them that their convenience means nothing next to your safety.
Stare at the screen blankly as the rock pops and the drones return to you, dancing about in glee. Realise that the rock had been mined almost to death and left to linger.
-Assign drones to next rock, and carry on, knowing that you mine so fast, that this wont happen more than once every few belts
Sigh. Warp back to that place, you know, where you can get a rock scanner. Refit.
-Deploy mobile depot, remove drone nav comp, fit survey scanner, scan, remove survey scanner, fit drone nav comp.
Make it back to the place where rorquals go to die.
-Or you know, don't mine in Tenal
Look around, attempt to use the rock scanner and accidently press the cyno. Short lived relief that it wasn't the panic module followed by horror due to the reaction of everyone around you. Reassure everyone. Resolve to never make that mistake again. Until next time.
-See above comment about hotkeys, and not putting things like a cyno next to your indy core. Or you know, mine in a cyno jammed system.
Sigh. Wait out the timer. See some space rocks around you popping.
-Have yet to have this happen. Module placement...
See the cyno finally decycle and feel proud that at least it didn't go into the humiliating second cycle.
-Always set your cynos to not auto-repeat.
Look for a rock to mine, realise that there are only mercoxit rocks left.
-Cuss out the mining barges for not mining the most valuable ore.
Launch yourself at the closest one, wondering where all the other mining rorquals went.
-Warp to next belt because you read about the rorqual before getting in one
Position. Indy core. Can't mine that mercoxit with these here drones.
-Position in next belt, with mining links turned off. Exhumers dont want to mine the mercoxit? Boosts off. No -57% cycle time. No 114% mining range. no -57% mining crystal volatility.
Sigh. Wait out timer. Pick finger nails. Check intel for the 131st time.
-Check intel when it flashes, ignore it when it doesn't.
Head to a place where you can park your fat bottomed mining goddess and get into a procurer to mine the mercoxit after being berated for not cleaning mercoxit up.
-Have some balls, instead of holding your wife's hand while she's with another man. Mercoxit is there for the barges to mine.
Well folks, that's the end of the tale now as clearly, there isn't a rorqual to discuss anymore. Thanks for bearing with me.
These may or may not be actual events related to actual miners with actual miner rage.