After attending to PI business last night I decided to undock Space Ghost, my Helios, for a scan of the system. I got two blips on the results. That was just right. I had about 30 minutes until some invention jobs became ready for retrieval.
The first site I scanned down was a Serpentis radar site. There was only one data cache and it proved to be nothing of note.
I hoped the second site was a better use of my time. I quickly had a K162 scanned down. As usual, I used pjharvey’s guide on wormholes to try and identify it. I decided it was a W2.
What do you know, I was right! It was a small system but a quick look at the six (6) customs offices showed at least 3 corporations in the system. Yeah, I love that new feature. There may be no local, but between corporation IDs on customs offices, DOTLAN and EVEWho I get a fairly good idea of who I’m dealing with when I enter a wormhole. I decided I’d err on the side of caution this time.
D-scan told me there were 2 towers and an Orca in system. There was only one planet out of D-scan range of most of the rest of the system so I started there of course. I warped to the third moon of the system to find it unoccupied. That meant the other two had to have the towers. I warped to moon #1.
I almost hit a warp disruption bubble. I didn’t de-cloak so I don’t think I actually hit it. Still, I vectored off and but some distance between me and the bubble.
It took some time to get a clearer perspective.
It turned out to be two bubbles. On the other side was a Caldari tower. To one side was another bubble. I didn’t see any other bubbles but I’d seen enough. The Orca wasn’t at this tower. I decided to check out the other tower.
I landed over 200km from the Minmatar tower. There were no bubbles in site so I warped into visual range.
It’s a nice setup, obviously geared for pills and PI. The Orca was also there but no capsuleers in sight. Of course, they could have been cloaked, just as I was. I decided I’d seen enough and started to head for home. That’s when one of the artillery batteries alpha-obliterated Space Ghost.
Session Started: 2012.01.05 05:22:30
[ 2012.01.05 05:22:30 ] (combat) Small Artillery Battery belonging to Wormhole Industries places an excellent hit on you, inflicting 1129.9 damage.
Space Ghost is for real a ghost now. As I warped my pod back to the wormhole to return home, I tried to figure you what happened. There were no ships around. There were no objects to de-cloak me. All I can figure is that I inadvertently hit a command on my ship’s console (read user-keyboard error) and de-cloaked my ship by accident. How stupid is that? No, don’t answer that! I already know.