However, they were all at different places. The podding was my fault, I should have made the run through high sec instead of null. A system I hopped into that we had just been through was now bubbled all to hell. I got dragged into one and nailed. That made my life a lot easier because my clone is where I wanted to go.
The start of the night was a cruiser fleet. T1 shield cruisers across the board. The goal was to go and get into a fight more so then to go an survive. We moved through systems pretty quickly but it took a while to get a fight. Most people saw our numbers and docked up without realizing that we were a T1 fleet full of Ruptures, Vexors, an Osprey running our Logi and some Blackbirds. It was hysterical.
The first thing we found was a frigate at a cyno. We all hopped onto it like silly creatures. Someone popped it who was not supposed to. Then, we ran off before something ugly came and wiped us up.
Eventually we got our fight. We chased down one group and then they stopped. A larger group then we where but as we slammed into them another group slammed into us and we got squished and shredded. We got a good number of kills in as our little cruisers fell left and right to their battle cruisers and T2 ships. It was hysterical.
We didn't do to bad but they kept hopping the gate every time they were almost dead. Sigh.
We limped back home with only three cruisers surviving. A thirty minute break and reshipment into a shield battlecruiser fleet and back out we went.
This time we took the easy route and did a titan bridge into null sec. My CEO decided that he was going to fly his Mach because that's what he flies when drunk.
This entire event wound up being a frustratingly interesting disaster for me. Things went well until I fucked up a jump. I fucked up the jump because I have a bad, bad habit that I am trying to unlearn. I have the bad habit because I learned to move from the games tutorial. I don't use my over view enough, when on auto pilot, to jump. Horrible, horrible habit that fucked me last night and caused me to lose a ship to Concord because I jumped into a high sec system because I selected the wrong gate because the two gates had identical names.
Just one of those moments where I knew I had done something wrong but couldn't figure it out at that moment.
Anyway, before that we bridged down into null sec and started to look around. Not much was going on for several systems. People were out but not engaging. Interesting stuff happened when we finally found a cyno sitting on top of a gate. Our scout watched it because we were interested to see what was coming through the cyno. There was a small escort but not very much.
After a few minutes, bored, we engaged the gang. As the Machariel landed and the rest of us then landed and engaged a Rhea landed on the gate and warped. My CEO screamed "get the RHEA!" and those of us who had just landed and were not engaged jumped the gate and tackled the Rhea.
Jump freighter going down. Everyone scrammed it so it was not going anywhere. We then began to slam into it so that it could not align or make it back to the gate. These things have an insane amount of hit shield, armor, and hull. But we tore into it because that's what we do.
I'm really puzzled why they were using gates for the jump freighter.
Pop goes the freighter.
Its cargo was mostly ships. We looted what we could out of it and debated if we were going to try to get something down to clean it out. However, the ships were not worth risking a jump freighter of our own. So we grabbed the small shit and tore back through the gate to check on the group that was on the other side. However, they bailed and a few systems over local started to spike.
Right after the freighter popped I noticed the pilot's pod was just sitting there.
We popped the wreck and headed out to clear our GCC. Once that was clear we went back out.
We made it one system when an itty 3 jumped in on us. The fleet commander is like "Is it worth it?" to which I gave a resounding, "Yes" and when it decloaked it went boom. It had plenty of warp core stabilizers on it as well. However, about five people had disruptors or scrams on it so we won. It was carrying around 8mil in stuff.
With GCC on me again this is when my above fuckup happened. I had to bounce off the gate because of the guns. I got separated from the fleet when they jumped forward. I wound up behind and thats when I selected the wrong jump and screwed myself and boom went my second Rupture. It was about two hours old.
On the way back to my system I got caught in a bubble and podded. That made getting back a lot faster. That is also why I hate fucking bubbles.
The fleet got into another huge battle and the Macharel went down as well as another half of the fleet. They decided to end it after that and limped back home. I started reshipping another shield rupture. After all, the weekend still had another day. But I'm actually quite tired.