Friday, June 09, 2006

Peace for the Home System

After a night of negotiations, we have come to an understanding with H&BJ. We have always thought they were stand-up guys, and would hope they think of us in the same. Being close neighbors and fighting over trival things is pretty detremental to one's bottom line.

Last night we had a good training session on fleet tactics and voice communication commands. My hope is the guys get a bit more responsive and decisive in battles. We will be doing anti-pirate patrols while training this month.

Although we are not hired currently, I do not forsee us taking any more contracts over the next month.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

R&R...or is it?

We have completed our last contract and have returned back to one of our favorite backwater systems for some much needed RnR and money making. We were surprised to find that it is not so backwater anymore...with all sorts of trade ships running in and out of the constellation as well as many moon bases up. While a slight cause for concern, the bigger concern was the corporation Hookers and Blackjacks seem to shoot us on sight. Not a great way to start some RnR for the guys.

While we have sparred with them over the last week, being in empire space and they being in an alliance makes decisive battles much harder. We will have to bring in more hardware to properly protect our operations here while still looking for opportunities in the region. While we never showed hostilities towards them, they seem to have a "shoot first" policy in place.

Maybe in the future we can reconcile our differences and share the resources in the area of dispute.