Nikolai Albinus

  • I live in UK
  • My occupation is Videogame Designer / Writer
  • I am Male
  • Nikolai Albinus

    Time for yet another flurry of activity as pilots realise they need to finish their weekly Powerplay activities. I am a good 200 points behind just holding onto rank 3, let alone approaching rank 4. I also need to use my nominations to help make sure the right systems get developed.

    When did this become a job?

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  • Nikolai Albinus


    January 26, 2016 by Nikolai Albinus

    Apparently, as of this very blog post, I have now edited this wiki every day for 60 days. I am not sure if that makes me dedicated or just a little obsessive, but posting this as my first edit of day 60 (and therefore the action which earns the achievement) seemed amusing to me.

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  • Nikolai Albinus

    Having a Type-6 Transporter makes PowerPlay easier, but even maintaining my current rank requires four full trips. To reach rank 4, I need another eight on top of that. Sadly, my funds are a little low. My wages for the last cycle (when I was rank 2) were only 500,000 CR, so I can't even fast-track many loads of materials.

    Maybe I should have waited until I was a little more well-off before starting power-play, but I needed something to draw me back in.

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  • Nikolai Albinus

    This morning, I achieved rank 3 with Aisling Duval.

    Wait... That sounds dirty...

    In service to Her Royal Highness, Princess Aisling Duval, I have delivered certain pamphlets and other materials to systems which may benefit from her influence. For my work here, I have been recognised as a supporter of some note.

    Can I make rank 4 by next week? I hope so. 5-Million a week sounds attractive...

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  • Nikolai Albinus

    Now I'm Back...

    January 14, 2016 by Nikolai Albinus

    Powerplay has given me a purpose, it seems. I now look at Elite and see something I can do, immediate goals to achieve. I like the open-ended nature of Elite, but the grind was getting me down.

    Ferrying goods for fortification meant collecting my Cobra and I did notice that after weeks in an Eagle, that was painful. The Yaw speed on a Cobra is almost non-existent, even its roll and pitch are dire, but I escaped three interdictions just by submitting and then hitting afterburners. It can't turn, but it can't half flee...

    And now I have my first Type-6 Transporter. One flight was all it took to convince me of a docking computer's value...

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