Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Best Laid Plans

My tenants have expressed an interest in conducting research, invention and manufacturing in the Class 1 Wormhole we occupy and, like the good Landlord, I thought it was high time I install a Raitaru so they may conduct their business. The trickiest part of the new Citadel structures is their anchoring timer. Twenty four hours seems like a life time when you're putting down a one billion ISK structure so it's wise to take certain precautions. In keeping with that I waited until all transient connections and the static had de-spawned and made a point of not warping to the new HiSec connection, just to keep it unspawned also. I then went about cleaning system. All Relic, Data, Gas and Combat sites cleared leaving just one signature in system, deterring any would be explorers from looking or sticking around too long.

Roughly one minute prior to Downtime I anchored the Raitaru 1,000 kilometres from my existing Astrahus, the docking bays facing each other directly. Now I just have to hope that no new connections spawn in the next 24 hours.

Whilst the chances of that happening were slim, it does happen. Alas, quite the opposite happened to me. Shortly after downtime I had transient connections from a Class 5, Class 6 and NullSec, followed shortly after by a Class 3 also. The chances of requiring a defence fleet have suddenly sky rocketed. It was an eventuality I was prepared for so Siggy was updated with all relevant connections and a mail was sent to the defenders. Gear up.

But nothing came of it. Despite a lot of activity in system over Christmas eve not a single person showed up to coat hanger the deployment. I'm just going to hazard a guess that people haven't got their overviews updated with these structures yet and it went un-noticed on D-Scan. Either way, it went off without a hitch and now I have another structure to defend.

1 comment:

Keep it civil!