Well it has been a dull few days in the war. At first I was all keen and spent most of my time with mains logged off in the last known location of my enemies with an alt logged in. Watching and waiting. However after 24 hours of them not logging in. Not 1. I decided it was time to be more productive.
So I peeled off one of my pilots and set out into lowsec. See I have this need for moon goo. I have some large T2 ships to build and well having a supply of moon goo would save me a small fortune. This means going to 0.1-0.3 systems and scanning moons.
I will say the process for scanning moons is a little dry with a cov ops frigate, expanded probe launcher, and discovery probes. You point the ship at the moon, fire probe, cloak, and wait 10 mins for results.
Those results are either a pop-up saying "tough luck" or a flashy tab and entry on you moon analysis tab under you scanning menu. I found out that if you log out this tab clears. So spreadsheets are a must.
I also took the time to note the moons that were occupied as well. What kind of POS, was it online, who owned it, what arrays it had anchored, and that sort of thing. Know thy neighbours and all that.
I spent a day and surveyed over 80 moons across a few select systems. It was more fun than waiting for the other team to show up for the war and I found several moons with the mineral types I was looking for. Cost me about 30M with the ship, fit and probes. Not bad and cheaper than loosing a 'cane.
Today I just blatantly mined all day. The other team had one pilot log in to scamper about for around half an hour before logging off. Seriously they declared war against our alliance...I swear it.
Honestly I think a war dec should auto retract if the decking CEO does not log in for longer than an hour every 24 hours. Oh and the decking Corp/alliance should be forced to pay the other side 10x the dec fee if this default happens.