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September 7, 2009

Margarite flew four level four missons in her Brutix ship with three of these as a remote repair ship.

Margarite was concerned at the beginning of the weekend with raising her security status. It was around 0.36 on Friday morning. Now it is above 0.5. She was successful with this goal as she had planned by joining a friend who invites her to missions. Her friend teaches her things and coaches her through the missions. In another way of putting it her friend is the leader of the fleet and calls out orders to Margarite as a support pilot. Today Margarite learned how to be a remote repair pilot and also how to group drones.

In the first mission, two Dominix's battleships had been unable to complete the final room in a previous attempt. Margarites friend and another third friend had tried this with the two Dominix's. This Saturday on the other hand, with Margarite's friend flying a Dominix and Margarite flying her Brutix, the mission was a success. This successful mission was done with Margarite avoiding being targeted. She was able to attack mostly with 5 Hammer II drones and was able to take out missile batteries, towers and frigates. The other pilot in the Dominix took all the damage and attacked the larger battleships the pirates were flying. In this first challenging mission both Margarite and the other pilot needed to warp out of the battle to repair the Dominix ship numerous times. It may have been 6 or 7 times they needed to warp out and then make their way back in via the acceleration gates. At least one time, the other pilot took serious hull damage, as they had not warped out soon enough.

Then the next day, they tried to set up the Brutix to act as a remote repair ship. This worked very well. Although the Brutix could only fit 2 small remote repairers and 1 medium regenerative remote repairer this was enough to hold the Dominix armor at zero damage. The first mission and use of the remote repair units required only one warp out and the remainder of that mission and the remaining missions were done without warping to safety. Margarite was still able to use drones to attack the smaller targets.

The basic and simple plan again was for Margarite to fly into combat once all the pirates had targeted the Dominix. She would then, for navigating the ship, simply set the Brutix to approach the Dominix for the whole battle. As the Dominix moved the Brutix would follow. This also helps the Brutix avoid being targeted by pirates at other distances, as basically they will choose to remain targeted on their first target, the Dominix. The Brutix will thus never become a closer target. In the beginning of the battle, once the Brutix is within 4000 meters of the Dominix, the Briutix would lock target on the Dominix and start the remote repair units. These then stay on for the duration of the battle. Once this is set up the Margarite launches her drones on the frigates. To do this she must target the frigates and then select them so she does not target the Dominix with the drones. If she makes this mistake and targets the Dominix, she is warned and can avoid this friendly fire. This is the other simple part of this plan. The Dominix starts attacking the largest ships and works towards the smallest. Whereas the Brutix starts with the smallest ships and work towards the larger ones. In today's three missions the Brutix would typically destroy all the frigates, all the destroyers and then most of the cruisers before the two pilots would be attacking the same ships and finish the battle with the three to five largest ships being joint kills.

While the bounty awarded for killings these pirates is nothing compared to hunting pirates in 0.0 security systems, combined with selling and reprocessing the loot from the pirate wreaks Margarite was able to buy enough ferrogel and fermion condensates to finish building all the components needed to another tech II ship and has started to build the components for yet another one. This first ship building job started yesterday and will be ending later today. The second ship to build is an Oneiros and Margarite will be able to afford to keep the Oneiros and use it as a better more effective remote repair ship as that is what the Oneiros is designed for. So both pilots will soon own an Oneiros. They must both train to use these properly still. Today was great practice and proved the effectiveness of remote repair to them both.

September 5, 2009

Margarite was successful at invention.

Margarite did invent two Occators and one Viator and still has the Oneiros blueprint.