Small Roundup I

Last two weeks contained some nice events, but none was interesting enough to actually brag about it on here. But as I am now sitting in M-M and waiting for the local to cool down (on a totally related side note: FU RE-AL) I think I can take some time and do some bragging!

Lets start with Wensley’s Crazed Wednesday Craziness two weeks ago. He had shipped a bunch of ready-to-fly Hurricanes into Egbinger, so we all jumped into those nice canes and laughed about everyone not sporting a cane (looking at you, Ferox pilot!). An hour later we finally set destination somewhere in the Wildlands and started moving. Few jumps into nullsec we suddenly had a large HAC/BC sized gang up our arses and decided to burn for the sun to gain some range. We quickly focussed fire on the first Rapier to decloak but when its was in deep armor the opposing gang decided to take my poor cane down. They had to overheat their points but when I was literally a few metres away from freedom (unless they fit faction points on drakes…) my hull breached and I went pop. Short fun for me but I was kind of thankful, as I could go to bed without any excuses after a stressful day [insert smug grinning smiley here].

Well. I think Wens and friends rounded up some more foes there and even reshipped once, but you better read that on Wens’ blog and killboard.

Two days later I got myself into a nice new Taranis, Mastermind, and set destination M-M. In 9SNK-O there was a Stabber Fleet Issue on scan but apparently it was moving towards Egbinger. I saw it at the gate but didn’t want to engage knowing the might of a properly fitted Fleet Stabber from my own experiences. I moved on and checked the killboards for the Stabber pilot. He had lost at least one other SFI, sporting two sensor boosters. My chance!

Turning on my heels I headed back towards Egbinger. And the SFI reappeared in system. Adrenaline rushed into my arteries as he appeared on scan. The clearly distinguishable sensor booster effect boosted my confidence. He tackled me, setting free a flight of Warrior II. I dived in and gained range again, it was like a wild, furious dance. All the while not having a point on him I picked off his drones, one by one. I was in structure when the last of his Warriors died, I approached in some kind of fucked up circles to keep a low transversal cause one of his volleys would’ve wrecked havok on my tattered hull, but he didn’t hit a single round.

The pilot started his remaining drones, pesky hornets specialised in ECM but they didn’t get a single jam while I quickly volleyed them into the void of the Wildlands. Now there was exactly one thing that could’ve saved him: Reinforcemens. I was in a nice 600m orbit, had him webbed and scrambled 70km off the gate. No way he would be able to reapproach without an afterburned fitted, so I slowly started chipping away his heavily plated armor, all the while fearfully watching the local for possible reinforcments. Nobody came to help him though so he died after a few minutes of concentrated fire.

Props to FASIN RACE for not warping out when he could!

Later on this very day I moved my Taranis down to 7Q where some Grunts. where camping the gates. A Crusader warped to an obvious gate and I took the bait knowing he had some reinforcements. We ended up hanging in a bubble so he was right next to me. I engaged, scrammed and webbed the shit out of him, ganking him before even my shields were gone. They cavalry had already arrived at this point though and finished me off. Short but good fight still, foolish Crusader!

Next day we planned to have a RANSM only RR BS roam but we ended up flying with a bunch of blues instead. We had a nice amount of battleships on the field and it was my first pvp in BS sized ships (neglecting the loss of a PvE fit Dominix few weeks earlier…)! We killed some battleships in Atlar, ganked some Industrials on our way through Metropolis (on which I never got a shot…) and took a break in Gultratren, where I logged for I had to get up early next day again.

As I said, a series of small events which aren’t worth blogging on their own.

Hopefully to be continued soon™ – local in M-M cooled down and I was able to undock.


Made my day…

When we started our roam yesterday – flying Cyclone, Hurricane and Brutix – we didn’t expect to find anything in Rogue Element’s prime system Maalna. We checked anyways.

Our scout went in and nothing was on scan, he did some warping stuff and finally, when he threw out some probes for a final check for anything off-scan, he found a bunch of mining barges and other t1 hulls. In a belt.

The gang warped in and pointed the barges, focussing the fire on the Thorax class hull which exploded quite fast – apparently too fast to even react. We shot a Cormorant into deep hull but it warped off (it was too far off to be alphaed by our turrets) and we quickly dispatched the still idle mining ships. Also some pods.

When we were scooping the scarce loot the Cormorant warped back in. Again too far off to be warp scrambled, but with overheated point and MWD we quickly had it pinned down Not that it would’ve done anything to prevent its death like… moving…

Gone the little mining fleet was. We spent the whole 15 minutes timer in this very belt but although Rogue Elements and apparent friends were quite numerous in local, not even a single t1 frigate came and tried to kill us.

Too bad…

We continued our roam into Solitude where we at some point caught a Dominix at the gate.

It was bumped and moments later also aggressed us with its Berserkers but melted quite steadily. In the end our Hurricane had like no structure left, the Dominix’ damage gone but still like 300dps coming from those sentries. With a mere 6% hull integrity left Hayjin managed to save his ship – being bold does get you the final blow from time to time after all.

On our way back to Korridi a while later we encountered some Rogue Elements ships and scanned down a Rokh of them. Our covert ops tackled it and nearly died from the Warriors but we made it in time and started destroying the battleship. It had smartbombs fitted and killed pretty much all of our drones.

So we kept some range when a Scorpion warped in. It quickly permajammed our Cyclone but me and the Cane did enough damage to chew through his buffer tank. There was only one thing that saved both ships:


It came, first to arrive were Rapier and Eagle.

Lucky for us neither Scorpion or Rokh had a point fitted so we just warped out and watched the huge local spike. They tried to scan us down but without them blocking the outgoing gates we just jumped out of the system.

Note to any Caldari pilots that don’t want to strengthen the reputation of Caldari ships being fail in PvP: Fit tackling gear!