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1. Whо is your vouch in Collapsed Оut

 

Yaolan will be vouching for me.

 

Who else in PL can confirm you are not a "fuccboi"

 

Madison Madeveda said he’d say he’d “obviously confirm [I’m] not a retard”.

 

What is your relationship with your vouch? i.e. How do you know him/her?

 

Yaolan and I were in Dropbears together for a good amount of time, we’ve just remained in touch since then.

 

Do you know anyone else in CYNOU who can speak for you?

 

ImSuperlative, and, while he’s not in CYNOU, Gihon Maersk from DYS0N both likely remember me from Dropbears. I haven’t mentioned to either of them that I’m applying, though, so take that for what it’s worth.

 

2. How long have you been playing EVE Online?

 

A few weeks shy of four years.

 

3. What do you like to do in EVE Online?

 

Primarily support roles in PVP, anything from logi to links to ewar. BlOps and capital drops are also a ton of fun. I also actually enjoy industry stuff a fair bit, but it’s in no way the core focus of my gameplay.

 

4. Give us a brief biography of your EVE career.

 

Started playing back in 2013 because I was getting bored of WoW and wanted some other MMO to fill my time. Spent a month being a generic highsec pubbie, having absolutely no idea what I’m doing.

 

Towards the end of my first month, I joined up with Brave Newbies, back while they were still in Rahadalon. Played with them for a week, and quickly burned through all my ISK learning how to PvP. I joined faction warfare to grind ISK for a few days, and, with a fresh 100M in my pocket, went back to BNI for several months.

 

After a while, I felt like I wanted a change of pace, and dropped from BNI once again to try out RVB, living solo in a wormhole in my alt corp, and a few other things for a month or two. After that, I realised I missed the PVP life, and joined BNI once more, down in Sendaya, just before their Catch campaign.

 

However, I still definitely enjoyed my time in wormhole space, despite living there alone. I started poking around Brave and discovered that they do, in fact, have a wormhole corp, and I applied to Dropbears. Within a few days I was back in wormhole space, living with Dropbears in Nova.

 

Fast forward two years. I’m now in leadership in Dropbears, while I wasn’t a director, I functionally had all the roles except inviting people to corp. After the Nova eviction, though, a lot of the old Dropbears mentality died with the final POS stick, and the corp faded into obscurity, doing BlOps stuff out of a C2/C5/Null once a week, maybe ganking a Rattlesnake down the chain, and very little else. I got eventually grew bored of this, and joined up with Hard Knocks.

 

However, due to a mix of factors - moving that month, starting a new job, and honestly just being somewhat burnt out on the game after spending the last two or three months doing fuck-all in a low-class wormhole - I was rejected from the corp after my trial. Fair enough, I would have rejected myself given how little I was playing then.

 

I moved back in with Dropbears, just since I didn’t really know where else to go, and just dealt with the semi-inactive lifestyle for a few months.

 

Eventually, a coworker of mine told me they had resubscribed to the game, and I suggested they join up with Horde so they’d have something to do - I knew they didn’t have the SP or game knowledge to help out in Dropbears, so I wasn’t going to suggest that. After a few weeks of him telling me the things they got up to, as well as constantly wondering why I’m bothering to pay my sub to get on maybe one kill a week, I left Dropbears again and joined him in Horde.

 

I’ve then spent the last few months in Horde learning basically the difference between using capitals in null and using capitals in wormhole space, how sov works, and the various other differences between the two.

 

5. What are the names of all your characters and how many SP does each one have?

 

Passwords for all Eveboard links is “hello” without quotes.

 

PVP Characters, all on seperate accounts:

 

Tajic Kaundur [88.5m SP, main]

https://zkillboard.com/character/93476600/ 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Tajic_Kaundur 

 

Half Life Three [45.5m SP, general utility alt. T2 triage with Apostle, Minokawa, and Lif, Hic/Dic alt, Cyno 5, Recon 5, etc]

https://zkillboard.com/character/95679415/  

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Half_Life_Three 

 

Phyrrah [37m SP, Nyx pilot. Zero killboard activity since I purchased them.]

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6603818 

https://zkillboard.com/character/96657526 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Phyrrah 

 

Non-PVP characters:

 

KANYE KANYE [Hauler alt, JF/DST/BR/whatever]

https://zkillboard.com/character/93592830/ 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/KANYE_KANYE 

 

The Space Police [L5 puller that hasn’t been used in probably over a year]

https://zkillboard.com/character/95902991/ 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/The_Space_Police 

 

Xenagos [Industry alt, capable of building anything but caps/supers I believe]

https://zkillboard.com/character/93966931/ 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Xenagos 

 

Zegana [Ex-links alt, now fully extracted and basically useless, only have them since I haven’t sold them yet]

https://zkillboard.com/character/94215898 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Zegana 

 

Communism Will Win [VNI krab alt]

https://zkillboard.com/character/2112616287 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Communism_Will_Win 

 

OwO what’s this [7RM market stocking alt with the most aggressively awful name imaginable]

[zero killboard history]

http://eveboard.com/pilot/OwO_what's_this 

 

Youtube Comment Section [Basically zero SP interceptor cyno alt, currently unsubscribed]

https://zkillboard.com/character/96733813/ 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Youtube_Comment_Section 

 

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I'm a dumb and forgot two of my accounts I haven't used in over a year, had forgot the password and honestly thought they were gone for good. Was able to recover them, however, so including them here. All the below characters are unsubscribed.

 

Erotica 0 [All 5s prober]

[zero killboard history]

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Erotica_0

 

FIGHT ME M8 [Cyno alt]

https://zkillboard.com/character/95196259/ 

http://eveboard.com/pilot/FIGHT ME M8 

 

Gaydar [AFK cloak alt]

[zero killboard history]

http://eveboard.com/pilot/Gaydar 

 

HELP ME PLEASE [I honestly have no idea what this character was supposed to be, they have Amarr frigate 5 for some reason?]

[zero killboard history]

http://eveboard.com/pilot/HELP_ME_PLEASE 

 

L 0 L [dumb joke name holder alt]

[zero killboard history]

http://eveboard.com/pilot/L_0_L

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Trying to add the corp API key to the auth board caused some kind of error, willing to PM that info to whoever.

 

6. Post three kills that you are most pleased with and tell us why you like them.

 

https://www.themittani.com/news/alod-yes-all-cynos 

 

While not a specific kill, this is still one of my favorite fights (other than the Nova eviction) I’ve taken part in. The chaos of frantically getting three different WH corps together, the sheer disbelief when they unanchored the cyno jammer, followed by even more chaos of trying to get a dread down the chain safely… it was honestly a lot more of a mess than it should have been, all things considered, and we probably should have died horribly had they warped all the carriers in at once instead of one by one, but it was a TON of fun.

 

https://zkillboard.com/kill/49132605/ 

 

The Nova eviction as a whole was, again, sheer chaos but a ton of fun. Still remember waking up, checking my phone, seeing a ping from like 3AM saying “IT’S HAPPENING, LOG IN”, and having no idea what it’s referring to, then logging into the game and seeing our POS is reinforced and figuring it was some kind of a joke for the first few hours. This was then followed by a full week of frantically trying to evac assets, getting everyone ever warpins down the chain to help out, trying to get more stront back in to buy us more time to evac more assets, etc. Still have the final cap brawl and death of #rekt (our main POS) on Youtube, even. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uygI11TcPGE

 

 

https://zkillboard.com/kill/31815175/ 

 

This was basically the kill that convinced me to stay playing EVE. I had only been playing the game for a month at this point and had no idea what was going on, but knew I had a ton of people begging me to deathclone from Raha to Barleguet ASAP. So… I did. When I got there, someone handed me an Incursis and told me to warp into the fight. At this point I didn’t even have Gallente Frigate 1 trained, so I just said fuck it and undocked with my whole 2 DPS Reaper. I really don’t think I did anything of use short of the tiniest bit of damage, but the number of people working together for one single kill convinced me to keep playing this game until I really figured out how it worked.

 

7. Can you fly a FAX machine (what type/ t1 or t2 triage)?

 

Yes, T2 Apostle on my main, and T2 Apostle/Minokawa/Lif on Half Life Three.

 

8. Do you own a supercapital/titan?

 

Yes, a Nyx.

 

9. What do you think you are good at and what would you like to improve at in EVE?

 

I’d like to think I’m decently good at scanning and intel gathering - wormhole space gives you absolutely nothing to start with, you’ve gotta find out what’s out there yourself. I’m also pretty good at secondary roles that still need to be done, such as logi anchor.

 

I’m definitely not as good at FCing as I’d like to be. Generally in Baers, when we’d find something worth forming up for, inevitably the ping for more dudes would result in someone better at FCing than me logging in, so I’d step aside and let them take over. I don’t have a ton of experience with it as a result, but I can definitely lead 20-30 person subcap fleets on ganks and such well enough.

 

10. What is your main way of making ISK?

 

A mix of things. I work from home, but my job is pretty trivial, so it’s not terribly hard to keep my VNI alt in Yao’s alt corp running on my third monitor all day. Brings in a couple hundred million a day. I also build T2 ships pretty casually, and stock up Horde’s staging as well. All in all I probably earn 5-10 billion per month off those three. If it really comes down to it, I can also just work an hour of overtime and buy a few PLEX, no big deal. Would rather spend another hour at work than 10 hours shooting rats anyways.

 

Shelling out 5B in one go is pretty easy, yeah, I tend to get my krab on pretty hard once I’m under 5B liquid ISK on my hauler/market alt, preferring to keep more on hand if at all possible.

 

11. How did you hear about‚ and why do you want to join Collapsed Оut?

 

I’ve been looking for a corp that’s similar to old Baers - basically just a place for take the game seriously and be good at it, but also realizing that at the end of the day it is a game, so might as well fuck around from time to time, and might as well enjoy the people you hang out with in-game. From what I’ve heard and seen, that seems pretty close to what CYNOU does.

 

As for leaving Horde, while they’ve been great to learn nullsec, and have been a lot of fun, I’m getting kind of tired of just flying cheap T1 nonsense. Horde also somewhat collapses under their own size at times - it’s surprisingly hard to, say, scan down a wormhole, find a ratter, and quickly form up a decent fleet to kill them. More often than not you’ll have to explain what wormholes are and why you have to bookmark them, and just get an array of T1 frigates that probably can’t break the ratter anyways, by which time the guy’s finished the site and fucked off anyways.

 

12. On average‚ how many hours per week do you think you play?

 

Including AFK VNI bullshit while working? Probably, like, 50+ hours. Realistically, probably 15-20. My schedule’s weird as hell, though, since I work evenings in USTZ, I’m basically around for EUTZ, early AUTZ/very late USTZ, but am 100% USTZ on my days off.

 

13. Tell us a bit about your real self.

 

22 year old dude from Vancouver, Canada, doing tech support for an ISP for a living. Outside of work and EVE, I play way, way too much Overwatch, occasionally play MTG, and recently I’ve been playing a good amount of Quake Champions, whenever the beta’s open.

 

 

14. Poѕt your favorite Taylor Swift gif and explain why it ѕpeаks tо you.

 

WeH7ch0.gif 

 

An actual depiction of me attempting to sports.

 

15. There’s a ping that goes out for a fleet forming and at the same time a ping from Jeffraider goes out for his movie night‚ what do you do?

 

I’ve got 3 monitors for a reason. Join fleet, set movie’s volume to 20-30%, mute it during actual combat, gg ez

 

16. Hоw many WHѕ it it worth taking to get a ѕlightly possible cаpkill/fight?

 

I mean, I’ve spent more time in wormholes than k-space. I’ve taken 10 wormholes to kill a single VNI before. I’d rather go through wormholes than gates, at least no chance of warping to something bubblefucked that way.

 

17. Using this picture http://chinchilling.ninja/tF3Cn.jpg create 3 amusing/funny/deep or 'just surprise us' versions. We will judge you on the font you use and the phrase that you use. Good luck. You can use MSpaint (which everyone has) or https://www.gimp.org/downloads/ it's like photoshop except it's free.

 

yS5Hw3i.gif 

 

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NpkE3bx.gif 

 

18. Pick a song that describes you and link it to us. You can explain it or not if you feel it speaks for itself.

 

It’s actually really, really hard for me to pick just one song; I care a lot more than I should about my music. Ended up going with Grand Ball by Turmion Kätilöt:

The song’s just the perfect mix of my two favourite genres - loud noisy electronic music, and, uh, loud noisy metal, and it has possibly the most fun chorus out of any song, ever.

 

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huh

 

if you were a pokemon which one would you be

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8 minutes ago, Andrew Jester said:

huh

 

if you were a pokemon which one would you be

honestly I haven't played any of the pokemon games since gen 1 so i had to go look up a list of all of 'em

 

then i found this weird idiot and i can't stop laughing at their face so i'm gonna go with that one

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I dunno how I keep getting conned into vouching for Euros, but yeah, Tajic's a good dude.

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Well there we have it vouch confirmed I'll let corp ask you their stuff. And then I'll interject every now and then. Glgl

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1) who was ur all time favorite person in horde

2) Do you like anime

 

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1 hour ago, Bel Dian said:

Why do we need another Canadian?

i'm honestly having a harder time coming up with a reason why you wouldn't want another canadian tbh

 

16 minutes ago, Karl landers said:

1) who was ur all time favorite person in horde

2) Do you like anime

 

TGL3 probably wins that title, both a cool dude and a pretty good FC.

 

I think I've only watched like, two anime series in my life, ever. And they were okay at best. So, no.

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Obviously confirming that he's not a retard. 

 

Burger or Pizza? Also how much maple juice is just enough on pancakes?

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1. What formats in Mtg do you play?

 

2. Rank the following in the order of importance to you, highest to lowest.

 

 

 

Having fun.

 

Getting Dank Fights.

 

Helping out the corp.

 

Playing other games with corp-mates.

 

IRL meetups (If you could reasonably attend)

 

IRL Job.

 

Learning new facets of the game.

 

A Dread alt.

 

An Apostle alt.

 

Logi V on your main.

 

Owning a Super.

 

Hanging out with the corp on discord/coms.

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5 minutes ago, Madison Madeveda said:

Burger or Pizza? Also how much maple juice is just enough on pancakes?

Gonna go with burgers for this one. A good burger is like, goddamn, while a good pizza is just "yeah that's a good pizza".

 

You keep pouring until it's spilling off the top, then you stop. I thought this was international common knowledge?

 

3 minutes ago, Karina Ivanovich said:

1. What formats in Mtg do you play?

 

2. Rank the following in the order of importance to you, highest to lowest.

 


Mostly play Modern on MTGO these days. Used to play Legacy, but due to my work schedule I just can't, and honestly, fuck the top banning, so I've sold off my Shardless deck and bought into UW Control on MTGO. I've also got a few EDH decks, both in paper and MTGO (Riku and Tomorrow for MTGO, Riku, old Teysa, Alesha in paper) whenever I just don't feel like playing Modern.

 

As for the ordering:

 

IRL Job - living in Vancouver is expensive as shit, man.

Hanging out with the corp on discord/coms - if I don't enjoy hanging out with the people I'm playing the game with, what's the point?

Having fun - I mean, that's kind of why you play a game.

Getting Dank Fights - why did you write "having fun" twice

Helping out the corp - If you're not doing this, the dank fights won't happen, so...

Playing other games with corp-mates - If the other game is fun, and the people are fun, why not?

A Dread alt.

An Apostle alt.

Logi V on your main.

Owning a Super. - Grouping all four of the above together. They're absolutely nice to have, and I don't mean to downplay their importance, but realistically, it's possible to have fun in this game without these, they just help out a lot in that regard.

Learning new facets of the game - This game's interesting as hell, and honestly, learning new stuff about it is both a lot of fun and makes me Less Bad at the game.

IRL meetups (If you could reasonably attend) - I've actually been to Fanfest twice now, both this year and last year, and while it was a ton of fun, I could also reasonably pass on it.

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2 hours ago, Tajic Kaundur said:

 

TGL3 probably wins that title, both a cool dude and a pretty good FC.

 

I think I've only watched like, two anime series in my life, ever. And they were okay at best. So, no.

1)didnt say "Karl Landers" -100

2) Not a weeb +1

you currently stand at -99, to redeem yourself, please answer the following question

You're in a dread sitting on an astrahaus waiting to be called in on a fight. That is the only ship you've brought on this fleet. Its been 30 minutes and you're getting bored, what do you do in this situation? Would you log off or stick it out like a true bro? Please explain your choice.

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In your opinion what has lead to the capital and super capital proliferation that is the current meta?

 

List the top 3 greatest battles in EVE and explain.

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49 minutes ago, Karl landers said:

1)didnt say "Karl Landers" -100

2) Not a weeb +1

you currently stand at -99, to redeem yourself, please answer the following question

You're in a dread sitting on an astrahaus waiting to be called in on a fight. That is the only ship you've brought on this fleet. Its been 30 minutes and you're getting bored, what do you do in this situation? Would you log off or stick it out like a true bro? Please explain your choice.

Eh, I'd be spending 30 minutes clicking the "jump to next gate" button if I were on the subcap fleet. At least this way I can easily alt-tab out and do something else while listening for the call to jump in.

 

40 minutes ago, thebetterpilot said:

In your opinion what has lead to the capital and super capital proliferation that is the current meta?

 

List the top 3 greatest battles in EVE and explain.

It's really just a perfect storm of a bunch of things. Pre-Citadel supers were pretty hard to kill, so just slapping your super blob down on an objective would probably win you the fight, unless the other side has either more supers, or a giant dread bomb to shut you down. While subcaps could win, it was absolutely an uphill battle. As such, if you wanted to fight someone who had a super fleet, you needed to get supers too. If you wanted to easily win against someone who didn't have a super fleet, you had to get supers. As a result of that meta, the correct play was to just get a ton of supers.

 

Then, in the patches after Citadel, we got Rorquals and ECs, which brought us dramatically faster mineral collection and dramatically faster build times respectively. As a result, supercapitals are now trivial to get your hands on compared to before. While supercapitals are no longer the trump card they used to be, they're still pretty good, and the idea was already cemented in everyone's mind - supers are just The Thing You Get when you have the ability. They're now a lot more trivial to get, to the point where you can get the on the public market for basically half the cost you could before. 

 

So we had several years of "you have to get supers to compete", so everyone who could was pressured into buying them. Then, on top of that, they suddenly became really easy to get, so even more people, who previously wanted to get them but couldn't, are buying into them.

 

As for the "greatest battles", that's a difficult one to answer - depends on how you define "greatest", really. If a friend who doesn't play EVE were to ask me that, though, I'd probably go with a definition close to "most interesting backstory to a fight that involved a massive number of people". Under that definition, I'd say the following:

  1. Battle for Nova. I'm definitely biased in this one, but it's hard to argue that a week-long struggle for survival where several thousand people from basically every alliance in the game joined in the fight at some point in time isn't one of the best things to come out of this game.
  2. 6VDT. A months-long war that ended in a final last stand, involving so many people that new people couldn't even enter the system - definitely one of the best fights in the game's history.
  3. B-R. While I'm sure being there was just a tidi clusterfuck, the two biggest superpowers in the game bringing their full weight to bear on each other, not as anything pre-planned at all, just reacting to each other until it eventually spiraled out of control... definitely not something you're going to see in another game.

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2 minutes ago, Nan VanDoom said:

do you have an injector addiction

my alts definitely do

 

but it's hard to justify 700m for 150k sp on my main tbh

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3 hours ago, Tajic Kaundur said:

I think I've only watched like, two anime series in my life, ever. And they were okay at best. So, no.

thanks for your application, maybe next time

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Apostle alt in the middle of the list, below dread alt? 

 

Bruh, you trying to fail? 

 

Only thing keeping you in this is your rorqual change swift meme. To redeem yourself:

1) On a scale of shit to super shit, how bad are Rokos' questions? Would you answer any question asked of you on this app, no matter how awful?

2) Is grammar important to you?

3) Are you gaypwnd or am I gaypwnd or are we all gaypwnd?

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1 minute ago, Keirro Finn said:

Apostle alt in the middle of the list, below dread alt?

 

Bruh, you trying to fail?

 

Only thing keeping you in this is your rorqual change swift meme. To redeem yourself:

1) On a scale of shit to super shit, how bad are Rokos' questions? Would you answer any question asked of you on this app, no matter how awful?

2) Is grammar important to you?

3) Are you gaypwnd or am I gaypwnd or are we all gaypwnd?

I mean, I was putting those four at equal importance, but yeah, in hindsight if I had to choose between training a triage alt or a dread alt, it'd be the triage alt every time.

 

1) He hasn't asked me any questions yet, so I'm willing to give him a chance, but from what I've seen on other apps... w0w. But yeah, sure, why not?

2) To an extent? Like, as long as I can figure out what you're trying to get across, that's good enough for me, but I'll put a non-zero amount of effort into it myself.

3) I mean I'm pretty gay irl so I'll take one for the team and add "pwnd" to that list, sure.

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CYNOU is full of members who are constantly moving about both domestically and internationally. Corpmates are seen frequently logging in from exotic lands to help the legion conquer the vacuum of internet space. One member is particularly looking to spend some time in Indonesia from Jakarta to the  Komodo Islands and is seeking for advice for his trip. 

 

As a travel agent you need to research some destinations, attractions, event viewing, restaurants and so on that will help keep the member entertained for the duration of his trip.  Please provide a short paragraph for each selection you made, explaining your process. Include any international ratings such as Michelin Stars if they apply. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, John Selth said:

CYNOU is full of members who are constantly moving about both domestically and internationally. Corpmates are seen frequently logging in from exotic lands to help the legion conquer the vacuum of internet space. One member is particularly looking to spend some time in Indonesia from Jakarta to the Komodo Islands and is seeking for advice for his trip.

 

As a travel agent you need to research some destinations, attractions, event viewing, restaurants and so on that will help keep the member entertained for the duration of his trip. Please provide a short paragraph for each selection you made, explaining your process. Include any international ratings such as Michelin Stars if they apply.

 

 

Well that... sure is a question. Alright.

 

I'll assume we've already landed in Jakarta, and while we don't have infinite money, we're not on a budget either. I'll also put an upper limit of a week there, just to avoid this dragging on forever.

 

Went with the Alila Jakarta as the hotel we'll be staying at, at least for the first few days. Looks like a damn nice place, and while a little pricy for Indonesia, at around $150 USD/night for the Executive Premier room, kind of hard to complain when you see the place you get. They also run a few tours straight out of the lobby, have taxi service running there, and are pretty central in the city, so that covers a lot of the travel concerns as well.

 

So, what will we do while there?


Day one, just spend an hour or two wandering around the city, taking in the sights, and basically intentionally getting lost for a bit. This is honestly my favorite part of a lot of trips I go on, just seeing what's there, see everything you would have missed by just hitting up 10 different stops and moving on to the next city. Make your way south, towards SKYE for lunch. Do keep in mind that they're only available for lunch on weekends, so I'm assuming it's a weekend here. Gets you a damn nice view overlooking the city while you eat, though entering the bar half of the building would cost about $15 USD, so up to you if you want to spring for that. As you walk in that direction, you'll end up walking past the National Monument, so be sure to budget an hour or so to check that out. The elevator to the top of the observation deck apparently gets long queues rather quickly, so if you want to head up there, maybe head here first so beat the crowds, then spend the day exploring the city.

 

From there, head back north towards the Galeria Nasional, and spend a few hours checking it out. Entry's free, apparently, so if the art's not something you're interested in, no worries. After that, we're probably at about mid-afternoon. Keep making your way back north, towards Istiqlal Mosque. While religion may not be your thing, and fair enough, it's not mine either, seems like a waste to come that far and not check out one of the largest mosques in the world. Tours are by donation, so be sure to have some cash on hand for that.

 

By now, we're probably approaching evening. Head back to the hotel, and hit up Buzz, a restaurant in the hotel, for dinner. Might as well check out the lounge in the hotel as well while you're at it - free cocktails from 6-8PM, so why not. Check out the spa in the hotel as well, they're open until 11, so no real rush there.

 

Day two, quite a bit simpler. Having explored the city core the day before, basically doing a lap around the National Monument, we'll spend the day checking out the older parts of the city. Just went with a pre-packaged day tour for this one. Leaves at 8AM sharp from your hotel, so don't hit the free drinks too hard the night before. It doesn't include food, though, so be sure to pack a sandwich or something easy unless you want to take a chance with whatever you find on the route. Basically goes over the old Dutch history in the city, and, honestly, I didn't realize the Dutch had an influence in Indonesia, so it sounds pretty neat. 

 

Alternatively, if you're travelling with someone else, you could spend the day checking out a volcano. Also leaves at 8AM, so, again, set an alarm or whatever you need to do. Do bear in mind that you must book at least two tickets for this one, so if you're travelling alone, not much you can do about that one. It's a trip 2-and-a-half hours out to a city south of Jakarta, followed by a tour around the area, ranging from the aforementioned volcano to a shopping mall.

 

Probably end up back at your hotel in the evening. Grab a taxi from your hotel down to The Cafe. It's certainly not cheap, around $50 for a meal, but damn if that food doesn't look good. Head back to your hotel for the night, getting ready to check out tomorrow and head down to Bali, the next island.

 

Day three, we'll take a shuttle from the hotel to the airport, and grab a flight down to Bali, staying in Denpasar. This'll probably take up a good part of our day, though depending on when you can grab the flight you should probably be able to land in Denpasar with a good amount of time left, it's only a two hour flight. We'll go with the Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites for lodging this time around, for similar reasons - it's a little costly, but probably worth it.

 

You'll likely be checked into your hotel in the late afternoon, so spend a few hours just relaxing either in the pools at the hotel, or on the beaches in the area. Head to Warung Coconut Tree for dinner. They're down the street from your hotel, and on the main drag of the east side of Denpasar, so if they're not to your liking, there should absolutely be something available. Suggesting this because I think this is the first actual Indonesian food place I've suggested, and the reviews for it seem pretty solid, and, looking at their menu, the costs should be a nice break from The Cafe yesterday. Spend the evening poking around the shops up and down said main drag, or spending more time on the beaches.

 

Day four, we'll head out on another day tour, checking out one of the other islands. You've got quite a few options for what to do here, be it cycling around the island, snorkeling off the coast of the island, whatever. You've got five hours there, so should be plenty of time to try everything they offer. When you get back, head to Warung Kecil for food. It's a decent walk from your hotel, so it should let you see some more of the city if you didn't head this direction the night before. They also seem pretty good, judging from the reviews, so hard to go wrong here. Again, we'll be heading out to another island tomorrow, so prepare for that tonight.

 

Day five, grab another shuttle to the airport, and take another plane ride to Labuan Bajo, a relatively small city, but it'll be our jumping off point for the komodo trip tomorrow. This one's also a two hour long flight. When you land, check in at the Bayview Gardens Hotel. It's surprisingly cheap for how nice it is, and it's a decently central location, given how small the town is. Hit up Burger Time for dinner. Your options are pretty limited in a city this small, but this one's a decent distance from your hotel, letting you check out the city. Spend the evening poking around the shops in the area, not a ton else to do really. Head to bed early, your day starts at 5:30 tomorrow.

 

Day six, well, time to be up early. Pickup from your hotel is at 5:30AM, so, that sucks, but honestly, worth it. The description in the link basically describes it better than I could, it's a day searching for komodo dragons. You'll get back to the hotel at around 7PM, I'd suggest Paradise Bar for a nice view of the sunset, given the time of day. Get back to your hotel, probably crash because waking up at 5:30AM sucks ass, and pack your bags for your trip home.

 

Day seven, you can honestly just walk to the airport, Labuan Bajo looks small enough. Less than a kilometer from your hotel to the airport. Grab a flight back to Jakarta airport, then a connecting flight back home.

 

Good lord, I did not really mean to spend that long writing up an essay for this. My Google search stuff is probably going to think I'm actually planning a vacation to Indonesia now.

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