The m3 Corp has a policy of ensuring pilots remain active in the corp with a rewards and penalty system. If you get enough stars for participating in fleets or fulfilling contracts you are granted a reward and conversely if you fail to participate in scheduled ops or impromptu call to arms you get strikes. Too many strikes and you face possible ejection.
Being a guy not online a lot I was forced to miss a scheduled roaming gang last night (Thursdays are usually bad and last night was triple whammy as I went to give blood and Twin A was up late) so I wanted to make up for it. I checked corp contracts and saw one for 37 Mechanical Engineering Datacores and I thought "here is my chance to get a star!". Sigh, mmo players are always slaves to the 'ding'.
I went and got the datacores and brought them to the station. I brought up the contract and happily clicked Accept.
I've got 74 Datacores now and my wallet is 10 million ISK lighter. Oops.
In my excitement at the potential of getting a credit for corp involvement I failed to notice that the contract was giving datacores in exchange for ISK. Odd I thought but it was a good price so I wasn't too distraught.
However in seconds the director who created that contract contacted me and informed me that contract was meant for the corporation itself, not any corp pilot. I think he set it up wrong and thus was very surprised when I accepted it instead of him accepting it on behalf of the corp. I quickly sent the datacores back to him in exchange for my ISK and cursed my luck; I had -1 star (i.e. a strike) and 37 datacores I didn't need.
Better luck next time.
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In other news, Kirith is still chiseling away at Caldari Carrier IV which should be finished middle of next week, and Derranna completed Astrometrics V last night so she can use all of the scan probes and can train Jump Portal Generation should she ever get into a Black Ops or Titan. Heh.
She's now working on Signal Acquisition IV to increase he scanning time, and soon will beaver away on Astrometric Pinpointing and Triangulation for increased scan accuracy and strength respectively. Oh and she will get a couple levels of Archeology like I had planned a while ago but forgot to learn the skill for.
All of that will take about 16 days so what will she do after that? Well with Derranna its always a crap shoot until I actually train something but I'm thinking right now some module upgrading would be prudent. Get her so she can use micro warp drives for example, or some improved shield skills.