Friday, September 3, 2010

Women, Russians and Drakes

The Women

(This is a pretty cool movie btw)
 I'm very very excited about a couple of things lately.

My friend Azi logged in tonight and excitedly exclaimed that she had found 2 more girls that play EVE  Online that also live in the same city as us (Melbourne, Australia)!
As you may know, an estimate of only 5% of EVE's population are female, and of that 5% it's even more rare to find a girl that is Australian, AND that lives in the same city!
We immediately all had to meet up on Teamspeak for a chat.

We were introduced to them by Shota Cypher (he blogs about this here) and we decided to all go for a roam around Amamake tonight.

Slowly the gang grew and grew to about 8-9 people in T1 and T2 frigs. It was chaotic as usual, but we had a blast, killed some stuff and died some too.

I later had a roam with another Aussie bloke I just met, Margaret Shrike. We had some luck at first, killing a wolf and daredevil. We then roamed for nearly 1 whole hour without finding anything to shoot at. We finally found a Vagabond as I was in warp to a gate. Shrike informs me that I am about to land on top of him, and then my screen freezes up! I couldn't do anything or even quit EVE. I had to shutdown my laptop. By the time I restarted it and logged in, I was in a pod :( How seriously unlucky is that?  I would've loved a proper fight with that Vaga...

Anyways, us four Aussie girls should be meeting up for lunch some time in the next couple of weeks, should be fun!

Another thing I'm really excited about is the next WGOE roam I've been planning in 2 weeks' time. I don't really want to say much about it just yet, but it should be lots of fun and also a new challenge for me as a still relatively new FC. I've made a mailing list for details about the ops, and so far there are 23 lady subscribers to the mailing list! I'm not sure exactly how many of those will turn up on the night, but should be huge.

It's weird you know... For over 2 years in EVE I hardly ever came across women in EVE (maybe, like 2  or 3, but didn't speak to them much). I didn't even think about it much at all. All of a sudden, in the last few months, they're everywhere! It's crazy.

The Russians

OH. I have to give another mention to my EVE white-knight, CHED again (he likes it when I mention him in this blog) since he helped me with some cool kills this week.

Just yesterday I was roaming in Bosboger Solar System in my rifter, when I came across a Myrmidon. I took a gamble and decided to engage him, thinking I could try and kill drones quickly, and if things went too bad I could hopefully make an escape.

Things did go wonderfully according to plan. His 425mm AutoCannon II's couldn't track me, he had a scram, but no web or neuts, and I managed to kill nearly all his drones one by one. Only one problem: after about 5 minutes or so of working on his tank, I realized I wasn't breaking him and I was running out of ammo. He starts getting mad and insulting me in Russian in local, calling me a bitch!

~~~ As a side note, why do Russians always talk to you in their Russian language in local? I am SURE they can speak English. Can't they? It's like, they are so arrogant that they make you go to the effort of having to google translate their insults. It's very annoying. ~~~

Anyways. I ran out of R.F. Fusion ammo. Time to call in the Calvary. I asked my friend CHED and he came over from Amamake in his Drake and helped me finish him off. Russian man was not happy. He even called us "Piratey pancakes" in local. Well, that's what google translate says anyways.

Confessions of a Drake Pilot

Is a new blog by Elise Randolph. I've been reading and enjoying this blog immensely lately. Elise started this blog as part of the "Try It" Competition over at Podlogs. He entertainingly chronicles his adventures of trying out something new to him in EVE, which happens to be "Spying".
His goals are: "To plant a spy using no isk, no money, no old characters, and very little effort."

Do check it out, comment, and encourage him to keep it up!


  1. Poastin to say the new banner is pretty spiffy.

  2. I am extremely smug lol. Good to know you're all gonna meet up, and we have to do another roam soon. As for Russians I was once asked if I had anything in the incubator?!
    I know it kinda defies the point of women only but if you want I will be more than willing to scout on your next op. No fear about dying lol

    Fly Safe

  3. I tried to get my wife to play WoW a few years back. It didn't work out. I have to think that Eve would probably make her mind implode.

  4. Your blog have become a regular pitstop on my blogchecking list so adding you to mu blogfollowing links :-) Really hope it's ok Laedy.
    Keep this awesome blog running :-)

  5. @ Shota - Hey, any time you're around Amamake lemme know. No can-do with the WGOE op tho :P You've Aussie girls to roam with already! Don't be greedy :P

    @ Spectre - Yeah, I don't know how I ever got into this game at all. Was never a sci-fi fan or played other games. I remember listening to my hubbie talk about EVE, and my eyes would glaze over with boredom. LOL

    @ Cebit - Thanks for your kind words :)

  6. lol can't say I really expected a yes on that op :)
    And yes, I suppose I am doing much better than most eve playing males :)

    Will take you up on that amamake offer as soon as I have a free moment.

    Fly safe

  7. lmao Those wacky Russians! Piratey Pancakes, what will they think of next.

  8. Your posts are a great read, Laedy! I look forward to the WGoE roam!

  9. I remember my exact excited exclamations involved a lot of "!!!" and "OMGOMGOMGOMG LAEDY THERE ARE MOAR GIRLS AND I'M LIKE TOTALLY TALKING TO THEM ON TS AND THEY'RE MELBURNIANS"

    ... or something.

    That was a fun roam :)

  10. Oh man I totally got a shout out, that 0wns. Regarding Russians, I've found that you can converse with them in local solely with "))" and "(("

  11. pancake is a milder form of the Russian word which means "whore" but is also used as an exclamation. so i guess that chat line meant something like "Shit, pirates" or "Pirate bitches"

  12. @ Nursultan - HAHA! Thanks for that, makes perfect sense now :)