Well, it has been an interesting few weeks, no doubt about that. New corp, new alliance, new war. God I hate alliance politics.
My crew’s excellent work for our employer in the last bit of hostilities got us an invite to join them. This is a nullsec group with a long and storied history, though recently they haven’t been a major player in the Sovereignty game. Good bunch of blokes, even if I don’t get to see much of them due to timezone issues.
With the influx of fresh blood, it was decided that it was time to move back up to the frontlines and search for the fabled “good fights” that null-dwellers seem to think so highly of. A call came in from one of the many contacts that every corp has in its history. Talks were had and deals were made (of which I was not privy, grunt-fighter that I am now) and word got out that we had found the fights we were looking for. Deployment orders were issued and the logistics teams began their work of moving us into striking position.
As soon as the paperwork was signed we knew something was up. The tone of alliance communications was strained, the friendly banter between pilots almost non-existent. Comms relay passwords were given and changed three times before my gear even saw a carrier. True, we had our fights and lots of them, but daily CTAs on a shaky SRP was starting to drain the less wealthy pilots of the group. When you add everything up, the future is looking pretty grim. Perhaps this move wasn’t such a good idea after all….
Sadly, I had to say goodbye to my main FC this week as well. I had met him shortly after graduation and we’ve flown together off and on for years. His enthusiasm for combat was infectious and will be greatly missed. Hopefully he will renew his pilot’s license and take to the stars again someday, but I wish him all the best in whatever he put his energy towards now.
Weeks like this make me miss being an independent contractor, with nothing except the stars and my wallet telling me where to roam. Got a call from one of my old planetside contacts as well, saying that he wants to show me something hot. Whatever it is, I hope customs allows it into orbit…