This mission guide for Eve Online will cover Balancing the Books (2 of 10), a mission from the Business Career Advancement arc in Eve Online portrayed from the Caldari side. The mission briefing given to me from my Business Career Advancement agent for Balancing the Books (2 of 10) begins as so; “A transport ship carrying sensitive data was intercepted by Gurista vessels not long ago and your agent needs you to gather as much information as you can about the attack. To assist in this task, the agent has given you a “Civilian Salvager” module, which will help find anything pertinent amongst the transport’s wreckage. If you look around the debris for long enough, you’ll find the black box.” A note highlighted in red bellow the briefing reminds me to fit the civilian salvage module before undocking for Balancing the Books (2 of 10), and also notifies me that this is a deadspace encounter with normal ship restrictions. This is good, because my new Cormorant Destroyer will be allowed into this site.
The objectives for Balancing the Books (2 of 10) is to return one unit of Black Box (0.1m3) to my agent using the granted civilian salvager module for this mission. My rewards for this task will be a single Bantam frigate with 95,000 credits as a bonus reward for completing Balancing the Books (2 of 10) within 3 hours and 4 minutes. Accepting this mission and undocking greets me with another mini tutorial, this one introducing me to the concept of Acceleration Gates. These are devices used to separate rooms of deadspace pockets by hundreds of thousands of kilometers, while still keeping them connected. My destination system for this mission is four jumps out, so I set my autopilot and find something to occupy my time for a little while.
Arriving to the encounter for Balancing the Books (2 of 10) makes me realize my ship was way overkill, as the only enemy present is a single Guristas rookie, and I pulverize him in a single volley of the 7 hybrid railguns strapped onto my Cormorant. Approaching the wrecked heap of what was once a vessel amidst a dust cloud and single large asteroid, I lock target on the wreck, and let my salvager get to work. One cycle pops it open and I put the Black Box in my cargo hold. Time to set my autopilot back to Uitra to turn in the objective for Balancing the Books (2 of 10) making this mission in the Eve Online Business Career Advancement arc a success.
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