The Slow, Slow Trip to the Battle of Q1U-UI – Now With Music!

As promised/threatened, a video look at Drake Fleet trying to make it to the battle at Q1U-UI.

As usual, you are better off going to YouTube to watch the video in higher resolution.  It should be available up to 720p.

If you are reading this via RSS or a mobile device that does not show the embedded video, you can find it here.

Unlike other EVE videos I have posted, this one contains audio from fleet coms in addition to appropriate music.

This was because there was no profanity, no confidential information, and because the pain of 10% time dilation occupied much of the com traffic.  The high point of hilarity was when news came back to us that the TEST bomber fleet had just bombed the CFC welp fleet.  Successful bombing is already an art, and TiDi makes bombing a more difficult task than usual. (CFC and TEST are allies, so this was a bad, if comical, event.)

As for the music, I actually asked in chat what music would be good for a video of slow-motion travel and got a few good ideas.  But I already had the song in mind even as I began taking video.  Can anybody name the song in the comments for the moral equivalency of “firsties?”

As noted in my original post on the fight, we did eventually make it to Q1U-UI, but it was a long trip.

Addendum:

The Fleet Route

This is the actual route the fleet took.  According to the time stamps on screen shots, it took us nearly 50 minutes to travel 8 systems.

6 thoughts on “The Slow, Slow Trip to the Battle of Q1U-UI – Now With Music!

  1. bhagpuss

    Oh that is so annoying! I must have heard that piece of music hundreds of times. It was either incidental music or a theme tune in the 1960s/70s. I thought it was “Sleepy Shores” by Johnny Pearson but that’s not it.

    Chances are I never actually knew the name of the piece anyway and I might not even recognize it when someone identifies it.

    And how come no-one chatting away sounds evil? Not even a little bit…

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  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    I considered a slow, instrumental version of “The Girl from Ipanema,” but even the most subdued version was too upbeat to get across the feeling of flying in warp at 10% TiDi.

    And yes, I clearly must have edited out the evil, because some of those voices you hear are Goonswarm members. (My voice is not in the video, I never talk on fleet-ops channels. I have Mumble set to keep me muted.)

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  3. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @mbp – I couldn’t tell you what the actual damage was, but the implication from the statement was that the TEST bomber fleet got a clear hit on the CFC welp fleet.

    Of course, the welp fleet probably had some TEST pilots in it as well. TEST has joined in on the Tenal campaign and we had a number of TEST pilots in the Drake Fleet. Basically, if you are blue standing, you can join any open CFC fleet.

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  4. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @mbp – Yeah, that is a critical bit of information.

    No guesses on the song. Too hard? Too easy? Too boring?

    It is the Theme from A Summer Place. It actually won a grammy, back in 1961. It has lyrics, but I always hear Jasper from The Simpsons (yes, I can identify recurring third-tier characters on the show) just singing the title of the song over and over for his audition from the B-Sharps episode.

    And just to tie The Simpsons in further, the movie A Summer Place starred Troy Donahue, who was one of the actors (the other was Doug McClure) who inspired the character Troy McClure.

    There is your Simpsons trivia for the day.

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