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Laptops and PvP

I have a very nice alienware laptop. it is the M14X. Its pretty damn fantastic and plays Eve well. But, I admit that I am spoilt by my huge gaming monster with my duel 27 inch monitors.

That means I've slacked about setting up my laptop to actually play. The last time I really played on it I was mining. Now I'm not mining anymore but my PvP character has nothing set up. I corrected that today. After a kinda fail day trying to get some stuff done in London I decided to hang out on Eve while my body recuperated from walking the city. I'm super tired as I write this.

I was convinced to log into teamspeak and come help take out two ships. I slipped into my armored rifter to do some tackling and went to join in the fun. I quickly failed at everything because half the people were on comes and several in chat and it just didn't work out at all.

So, I loaded up team speak, dug my headset which I had dragged with me, and went out with them. Second try: much more successful.

The person doing the +1 had two thrashers on gate. Everyone was trying to convince everyone else to take gateguns. Its common enough in high sec. As we sat on the other side of the gate a hurricane popped in and just sat there. The guy had a 5.0 sec status and basically started calling us names on local. The thrashers from the other system jumped in and for some reason he thought they were attached to us.

He decided to play locking games so we played them back. Once he locked me I stopped orbiting the gate and started to orbit him. This went on for a while. However, we had a Vaga heading to us from one of our corps. Basically, we were low on the DPS.

However, the hurricane is just sitting on the gate mocking us. Its pretty funny because he is just setting himself up for it. Eventually, he releases drones. At that point, I bounce to the nearest planet. Its very obvious that he can take gateguns, kill me, and jump the gate before we can take him out. I suspect that was his idea.

As I warped off the Vaga was warping in. I counted for a second and warped back as the Vaga engaged. I tackled, the blackbird jamed, and he was rendered into space dust. Gate guns then started to rock my rifter and I quickly found myself eating gateguns. I warped off and managed to leave at half structure.

Teeheehee. Rifters tanking gateguns. How amusing.

This post left unspell checked because I am tired.

Edit: Spell checked it the next day :D

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