I'm trying to set up a route between Leesti & Diso, but the majority of times I reach Diso I get attacked by pirates.
As a greying geek, I'm sure you'll take this in the sense it's intended : It's to sort out the intromissive-organ-equipped small furry animals from Alpha Centauri from the small-hands small furry animals from Alpha Centauri.
For what it's worth, in many new Jamesons in many versions of both Elite and Oolite, I've found those first couple of runs into Diso to be a bit of a lottery too. You need to hit the throttle fast
when you drop into the system, hit a vector well away from the witchpoint-station "main drag", and if they hit you, run like your tail is on fire (which it may well be).
Which are all good flying strategies. I think Mr Gimlet mentions them, wise little frog that it is.
People suggest alternative routes - well, being somewhere else is always an option. Choosing where to be is part of game strategy. Another thing to consider is selling your forward mounted laser very early and replacing it with a rear-mounted laser. You still run, but now you can run and fight at the same time, which gives you a big advantage over a stock Jameson.
Selling your missiles and laser will of course increase your working capital. At considerable risk. Another strategic choice.
I'd wish you good flying, but I suspect that the addiction has bitten deeply enough for that to be irrelevant.
Thanks all - that Qutiri/Isinor route sounds like a good tip
It does indeed sound interesting - and that's MY