I’m breaking up with you

I’m sorry Confessor, it isn’t you, its me.

I know we’ve been together for a while now, and that you’ve helped me blow up over a hundred MTUs. I enjoyed our time together, and I hope you do as well. But after thinking long and hard about it, I decided that I had to move on.

Most of the other options don’t have much of an advantage over you. Not only did you boast an extra high slot to fit a salvager module, but you also used pretty beam lasers that are infinite when loaded with normal ammo. No pit stops required.

You helped me clear out several combat sites, sometimes leading to escalations. On top of that, you always looked very pretty in your Lavacore Imperial dress.

The truth is, there is one thing that I saw elsewhere that you didn’t have, and that is when I realized my priorities were not in the right place. Pix always used a Hecate, because it can fit blasters that allow for the highest DPS of the T3 destroyers.

The main reason though, is polarized blasters and decent skills can allow for 1,000 DPS unheated. This means that with my brand new Hecate, I can clear them in under a minute, instead of the 2-3 minutes that you took.

Ok… I guess it was you then actually…

So yeah, I’ve been burning down MTUs here and there, but nothing special has really happened with the Hecate. On the side, I have joined a mercenary corporation, and I’ll begin sharing some of those stories. The main reason I haven’t written much in the last month is more due to politics than laziness, although admittedly laziness did play a part. Regardless, I have some stories that are simply too good to not publish soon.

Current Plans

Between a recent wardec, losing several ships, and keeping up with other responsibilities, my rate of clearing out MTUs has dropped significantly. So, moving forward, I’m going to make a few changes.

1. My alt “MobiIe Tractor Unit” will train into a polarized hecate instead of being solely a combat scanner alt. Since he is in Empty You (The original MTU hunting corp), I should be able to revive their killboard greatly, while not having to worry about wardecs so much.

Unfortunately I do have to wait for the training to be done, so for the short-term I’ll just keep hunting on my main instead (No current wardecs, so should be fine).

It will be pretty funny when people see their MTUs have died to a mobile tractor unit…

2. My main will still hunt MTUs, just much less, and still only in the confessor. I doubt I’ll do the nergal baiting much anymore either.

3. I will send an annoying evemail to anyone who loses an MTU to me. You know those couriers who send you mails to let you know they have delivered your contract, when you can CLEARLY SEE by the contracts system they have done it? Yeah, I’ll be like that, while claiming I’m working for the public interest. Hopefully it will yield some entertaining results.

4. I’ve gone ahead and changed my main’s picture to be a clear ripoff of Pix Severus. Yes, this was very important. The coat cost me around 250 mill as well…

Pix still manages to look creepier.

5. I’m going to start catalyst ganking miners on alts as well. Although it doesn’t have anything to do with killing MTUs, its bound to get rage out of some people, which will be worth writing about.

6. I’m experimenting with hunting for MTUs in invasion areas. I immediately lost one confessor in trying this, but it looks like there are some juicy targets out there. Current plan is to run a scanning alt to pull rats, and my main in a catalyst. That way, the MTU dies fast, AND I don’t need to worry much about losing isk if either ship dies.

Player-Owned Loot Boxes

I have a habit of annoying people in video games. No matter which game I play, I inevitably find some extremely niche, gimmicky, scumbag tactic that convinces everybody that I’m an asshole. In EVE Online, I have taken up the act of finding Mobile Tractor Units, then blowing them up.

Some people just don’t appreciate fine art

Initially, you wouldn’t think MTU hunting to be a very exciting or rewarding hobby. Its hard to find a lot of them in any one place, they are worth about 5 mill isk each, they don’t put up much of a fight, and you have to worry about the suspect timer you receive for shooting at one.

The real reason you do it is either to luck out and kill an MTU that contains high value loot, or to piss off their owners. And trust me: The salt you get from players for killing their MTUs makes it worthwhile.

I didn’t even kill this guy’s MTU

I initially got into MTU hunting from Pix Severus’ blog, named “MTU Hunter”. His stories, explanations, and corp killboard caught my attention, and gave me the motivation to try it out for myself. Unfortunately, he seems to have won EVE, and his blog hasn’t seen a new post in months. I’ll be looking to fill the gap that he left, with this blog. Hopefully it will inspire more pilots to try the activity out, or at least give a few people some laughs.