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Don't talk Smack and go AFK

A guy wandered into system and goes "help me help me at planet 1 at 0." Uh huh. No one did. Then he asked for a fight in the top belt of the system. No one answered. About fifteen minutes later, one of my corpmates undocks in his machariel and goes to see if the guy is still at the top belt since he is on scans. Sure enough he was.

*pop*

Turns out dude went afk. He heard his ship explode and just managed to get his pod out. This is why we don't go AFK in space like that. There are 5 stations he could have docked at.

The first was what I call a system camp vs a gatecamp. We bounce around a system trying to grab whomever is running through. It takes a lot of coordination and decision making on where to go when. For some reason we also do these ridiculous style and tend to have an outrageous amount of DPS on the field. It was productive and we picked up a drake, a purifier, and a myrm. The myrm was a wartarget. He was like "wtf".

The interesting thing was the purifier. Instead of warping off he just kinda hung out there and we wound up killing him. He had a load of liquid ozone on him and a cyno. I don't know if he was moving his own ship, heading to do something else, or there to hotdrop us. It was a very throw away setup.

People decided to go to bed and bail for the night. That left four of us and we decided to do a small roam.

3 hurricanes and a drake. We roamed deep into the more populated areas of low sec further towards Jita and Caldari space. We managed to nail a hurricane while on gate with some other people who did not want to go GCC on us. That was a weird face off of people targeting each other and jumping around but no one committing. I think they wanted us to take gateguns. We wanted them to shoot our flashy member which meant no one took gateguns. Local started to spike and we caught a scimitar heading towards them from the same alliance so we bailed.

That was a good idea. In the end they brought 3 logies, 2 more BC, and a falcon to the field. We still had our 4 battlecruisers. Then they decided that they were set to come after us. We thought that was a silly fight so we bailed and headed back home. They gave chase for a few systems but gave up.

As we rolled back into our area some more folk started to log in. We collected them up and by the time we curved around towards home we bumped into another fleet. They had a bit more power then we did but we had the higher numbers. They were running an armageddon, devoter and a hurricane. This was a nasty fight, but mostly for them. Our scout landed on them and tackled. We were a full system behind and they were melting him down when we landed on grid. We were able to take down the hurricane which saved our scout in his drake. We then burned down the armageddon and managed to keep the devoter off the gate and burn through his enormous tank. Its not that his tank was so huge but that he was soaking up our damage.

Their comment in local was 'good fight but we hoped that you didn't have as many as you wound up having'. Taking someone in their home turf has that type of risk. We were a battlecuriser gang when we landed on them. However, we managed to nab a battleship that was bashing a pos in the next system. He let us pour on the damage that we didn't have against the battleship and hte heavy dictor. Otherwise they would have nailed a few of us. The guy who landed the initial tackle was like 'There is no reason that I lived' he was in structure when we managed to take down the hurricane.

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