Thursday, 17 October 2013

I like to move it, move it

Except, that I don't, not really. I hate having to go after materials, ammo,.. Anything really, I hate flying from point A to point B with a cargo ship.
I trained my character to fly an Obelisk once, I forgot why, I think it had something to do with the fact that I thought it'd be a nice skill to have, and for some reason I liked the look of the Obelisk.

That was until I finally had one. I knew it was slow, but holy ****, calling it slow is an understatement. The align time, the warp speed,.. Everything about it is slow, and not only is it that, but if someone decides to gank your ass, well you're royally screwed.

So all in all I flew the Obelisk about two times before selling it again. Same for the orca, but I still have that in my hangar, not only can I use it to safely move around ships if I needed to, seeing that it has a pretty good tank. I could also use it to boost a mining fleet, you know, if I ever felt like doing that. Or if I actually knew people who'd like me to do that.

I'm saying all of this, because I just want to let you, the reader, get into my mindset about transporting things. Which is why I absolutely love freighter services. I adore these people. Not only does their existance mean that I don't have to move my own stuff around, it also means that I can spend the time I would have spent doing the freighting, on other, equally unimportant things.

Unimportant because I still haven't figured out what to do, but I digress.

I've used Red Frog quite a bit the past couple of months, having them haul my fuel, my ores, other things I needed to get hauled. And I'm quite happy with the service they give, mostly because it seems that every time I put up a contract, it only takes 2 or 3 hours for it to be fulfilled, which is pretty good considering everything.

But next to Red Frog you also have PushX, so yesterday I decided to use them, they're a bit cheaper than Red Frog, but also quite a great corporation that gets the job done. I even had a nice thank you mail from them. Something I never got from Red Frog, so that's actually a nice extra.

Right now I do lean towards Red Frog a bit more seeing that they do it within hours and Push took about a day and a half, but still, that might be because of the amount of jumps they had to go through.

I'll more than likely just use both of them, as long as I don't have to do it myself, I'm a happy camper.
Hello, I'm Big Bertha


Stay tuned o7

4 comments:

  1. I've been using plain public courier contracts the last few months. I just put them up at around RFF rates andI find they get picked up and delivered quicker (often *much quicker).

    Also public courier contracts work a lot better in out of the way places than RFF contracts. They even work well in much (but not all) of low sec.

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  2. I'll try that out too, anything beats to hauling it myself. I tend to go to Jita a lot on my manufacturing alt seeing that I forget a lot of stuff, but I usually fly around in a Viator so not much room in there

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  3. I have been sticking to Pushx Industries from the beginning, using their Rush Job feature which gets jobs done in under 24 hours, most often under 5 but for a premium price.

    I have not yet looked into Red Frog or public contracts - I may start dabbling in those for comparison.

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  4. I am mostly using public courier contracts but post them in the Haulers channel. Usually they get picked up and deliverd within 5 hours. Much faster than RFF or PushX get it done.

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