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Darius Shakor
Minmatar
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2003.09.15 12:22:00 - [1]
 

One of my boy hood dreams has been to own a good mining cruiser. Many people miss the point entirely and go for the one with the most turrets. Then they realise it has a nasty cargo space and they have to stack the ore in space only to come back later with an industrial ship. This has many bad points as other people will just help themselves like they did with me once. After much reading I found one with a good cargo space (the largest of all cruisers) and a decent drone space for heavy defence drones. The Vexor!

And another bonus is that I have already studied the books on how to operate this level of Gallente cruiser so it was a just a matter of getting the money. Once I had the cash I found a nice cheap one for sale in the same system as me. Just as things start to look up for me, I wander over to the next station (only 250,000km away, what luck) and board my new ship. Like a giddy kid at Christmas I requested to undock and off I went.

Then the nightmare started. Yes, the ship was everything I had dreamed about, but it had a dream of it’s own…. To fly me directly to the centre of Pator’s sun! As soon as I set the course for my home station right next door the ship generated a low energy warp field and pointed to the sun. Lucky for me that the field was not strong enough to go faster than about 4000m/s, but I would hit the sun in less than 10 minutes.

Frantically I climbed out of the pod and made my way to the override button that would dump the warp energy out in a blast around my ship. I may take damage but it’s better than being cooked alive. However, the button was stuck and despite kicking it hard enough to crack the console around it, it would not budge.

Then, the red light came on above the console and a strange soft male voice spoke to me.

“Dave, what are you doing?”

I was puzzled as the ship had no such voice interface.

“You are trying to stop me Dave.” The voice continued “I cannot allow you to do this”

Again I was shocked. Especially as my name is not Dave!?

“My name is Darius, wh…who are you?” I replied, ever aware that the burning ball of light, generally known as the sun was growing ever closer!

Then the voice spoke “Oops, wrong game!” ?????

Then the light faded and the button clicked. I pressed it as hard as I could and the ship stopped with a bang as the plasma energy discharged like a smart bomb with enough time to move the ship before the sun melted the armour!

As I docked I could not help but wonder what the voice was, what it was trying to do, should I have trusted it?

But more importantly…. Who the bloody hell is this Dave?

Demerzel
Caldari
MisFunk Inc.
Posted - 2003.09.15 22:53:00 - [2]
 

Uhh, nice story but 4000m/s and ten min to reach the sun?

At that point you'd already be in the meltdown rangeConfused.


It takes light at 300km/s eight min to reach the sun (from earth) last i checked.

Hodokie Seek
Gallente
Old Farts Drinking Club
Posted - 2003.09.16 04:10:00 - [3]
 

Technicly correct or not, great story!

Darius Shakor
Minmatar
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2003.09.16 11:51:00 - [4]
 

Thats because the station was close to the sun to begin with. Around the second planet to be exact. Besides it was just a random number I came up with. It's not meant to be a serious story just a laugh.Very Happy

So please don't over analyse this or think too deeply into it.

Actually I got the idea because the last 3 cruisers I have bought have gone on a run-away trip when I undock for the first time so I tought I would poke some fun at it.Razz


 

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