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Sunday, May 24, 2009

o.O

Just in case people are confused the emoticon in the title means "raised eyebrow". It's much more polite than saying "WTF???".

So here I was, I'd just spent a good part of the day mining Arkonor and a bit of Bistot, when I decide to check out the un-inhabited class 5 system connected to the grotto (nickname for one of the systems my alliance has colonized). I'm doing this because I'm trying to get a good map of all the types of encounters we can have and what people can expect to run into when they get them. I'm also trying to see if sites of the same name have different spawns depending on wormhole system class.

So I'm busy scanning down all the sites and I start going into them to document the initial spawns and what not. Every so often checking my d-scanner for any one in system. I'm in a cloaky Probe. So a) if I loose it it's not much and b) It gets the job done. Suddenly I have a Obelisk on scan...

I scan some more and nothing else on scan of interest except a GSC. So I decide what the hell, launch some combat probes and cloak up. The ship filter is borked by the way. Ah well CCP and their new systems - the bugs can take a year or so to make their way out of the system. I proceed to scan it down, all the while assuming someone is goign to come along and interrupt the party. One of my CEOs that can pilot an Obie is praying hard that it's abandoned like the carrier. I figure it can't be and I'll be finding a horde of ships suddenly appearing to defend their Obie soon enough.

So, I scan it down to 100.0%. Warp to 100km...

o.O

Obelisk Obelisk.......

It's unoccupied!!!

Check the d-scan...

Still no one. I call in my CEO and soon enough he gets in it. Now I'd scaned down a wormhole as part of my survey and after looking it up knew that it had enough mass to handle an Obie. So I go and check it out. Low sec, with a station 2 jumps from high sec. 1 jump from Old Man Star!!!. Well the station is nice but Old Man Star may prove problematic. Ah well, step 1 is take possession of the Obie.

My CEO gets into it and hits warp to Letrange at 0 when I'm at the wormhole...

Problem: "It says the ship is Overloaded... OH MY GOD!!! (and silence for a bit)"

Turns out the Obie was full and he didn't have enough skills to move it. So we get another pilot over. He has Gallente Freighter 3. After launching for corp a bunch of POS stuff and the other two of us hauling those back like squirrels to our own system he's still 5200m3 short of being able to fly away.

We settle in for the night and a possible 10 day wait for the skill to hit level 4. We get lucky and towards the end of the night a pilot with Gallente Freighter 5 logs on. Soon, and using a pod to scout our Obie is in high sec and on it's way to our headquarters. For the 20min that took we gave the pilot the Sleipnir that was in the cargohold.

It's going to take a bit to figure out the split on the rest but:

Man I love wormhole space!

11 comments:

Shae Tiann said...

Hahaha ohh you lucky, lucky man. Last time we found an Obelisk in space, the one freighter pilot we knew wouldn't help us take it because he was afraid we mercenaries would attack him o_O

Kirith Kodachi said...

That's hilarious! Good one on you guys for snagging that ship. LOL

Mynxee said...

That is an awesome story...just...wow!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear the isk total of everything that was in that Obelisk. Someone lost out big time!

Squizz Caphinator

Mdih Lihu said...

Haha thats awesome.

Oh how I would love to hear the story from the former owners point of view now :D

Tony "EVE's Weekend Warrior" said...

Haha great scoop!

You are making good headway in w-space!

Kyle Langdon said...

That. Is. Amazing! Must have been a lot of laughs all around the alliance that day. Congrats on the scoop.

Brice said...

1.3 billion is the final Isk total for the Obe.

TheNudeNerd said...

Wowza! 1.3 billion? How the heck could someone just leave that behind??? Man, wish I was so lucky...

Cozmik R5 said...

Next on the cap ship list to find collecting space dust in W-space: Dreads and Rorquals. I say we find one of the two before summer is over.

All your caps are belong to us !!!

GJ AMC on awesome this find :))

Manasi said...

haha way to go man that is an awesome find!