Complex Emotions

Sunday afternoon I logged on to find that Potshot has been probing again.  Only this time he had come up with a Sansha Complex.

He had cleared the first pocket by the time I showed up.  I warped in and saw him salvaging.

I also saw all the asteroids, begging to be mined.  dozens of them.  time to start burning some rocks!

I warped back, grabbed my hulk, salivating at the prospect.  Then I hit the gate to the complex.

I knew that it restricted access to the area and that, for example, a battleship could not get in.  But I was dismayed to find that my Hulk was also not on the doorman’s list of those allowed in.

What sort of post-modern viking sadist lays out dozens of asteroids to be mined and then locks them behind a gate that won’t allow a mining barge through?

I worked out my feeling on this by blowing up some of the local structures.

Nice warehouse.  Shame if something bad should happen to it...

I can't blow up the gate, so these warehouses will have to do.

So all that mineral wealth stayed behind when we were done.  A big miner’s sigh for all those rocks left unburned.

We went on and cleared out the Sansha scum easily enough, but had to content ourselves with salvage and loot.

9 thoughts on “Complex Emotions

  1. JC

    Man, that sucks that a barge couldn’t get through the gate. Was there a DED level on the plex? IME, it seems like the “lockout” is set by the DED number, regardless of what’s actually inside the place.

    Still…. I can’t imagine why a barge or exhumer would be blocked from any plex — if someone wants to take a non-combat ship into a combat plex, I say let them!

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  2. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    Heh, an osprey came up in our chat on the subject. I think it was something along the lines of, “There is no way I’m going to mine this all in a fraking osprey!”

    Hauling down 51K units of veldspar with each 3 minute pass makes it tough to go back to the old ways.

    And to answer your question N.Palmer, it is in fact EVE Online.

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  3. Sören

    It’s even annoying when running an innocent lvl 1 mission and then going back two-three times with your Tristan to pick up all the loot coz the Vexor and Exequror wont pass through the gate.

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  4. JC

    Um… you can bookmark the cans/wrecks, turn in the mission, and then come back without needing to worry about the gate. . . .

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  5. Captain Braddock

    jc is right it goes for missions

    when you enter a mission(complet it at the agent) the wrecks and loot stay. so a [BM] will help you to get back to the old (no longer deadspace) space and collect loot. easy way to be able to use a mwd to pick it all up

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