One of the reasons production on Project Vulcan has slowed down is that some a rather infamous pirate group is living in the area now, you may have heard of them... Cynosaural Field Theory?
Yeah, those guys.
Things were not to bad at first, a couple cyno ship losses and I had to find quieter times to jump in but them things started to get noticeably difficult. I've been a pirate in the past and live in low sec full time on my alt, and I know when someone is actively hunting me. One pilot in particular, Obliquus and his partner (possibly alt) Otodus, were particularly close on a couple occasions. Cynabals, Machariels, Panthers all made appearances.
Part of the break I took these past couple weeks was to let the scent on my trail disperse a little to see if I could get back to business with less worry, but when I went to start up production again the usual suspects were in local, then in station, and I decided to try and sneak out my jump freighter at a later time.
But every time I went to undock, they were there. In local, in station... not always the same pilots but still the Cynosaural Field Theory alliance ticker. I came to decide that it was time to move on to another location... but first I needed to get that Rhea out of low sec.
This morning I thought I had my chance right after downtime. Only one of the bad guys, Otodus, in system and I was hopeful that he would be less attentive. I was alone in station. I scouted the exterior with my alt and undocked, got slowed down enough to hit warp to the high sec gate, and with my hand on Ctrl+Space and my mouse over the station dock button, I nervously waited.
Then my hunter Obliquus came into system. I was almost at speed, 50%, would I make it?
Then one of these undocked:
Something else either undocked or uncloaked or warped in, but I paid no attention as I was spamming ctrl+space and hitting dock dock DOCK!!!! I watched in horror as my jump frieghter bounced and started to fly off from station... and then the sweetest word in the English language were heard: "Docking request accepted."
Heart pounding, I congratulated my hunter in local chat at almost getting me.
Seriously, I'm not undocking again.