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At least I got shot by a bomber?

"Let's go see if we can get a fight."

That is the mentality of my group. It is not about picking on the weak, ganking noobs, hunting down haulers or camping gates. They want to get into fights. We're not picky and we're not nice and we'll not skip by a chance....

A nullsec group has recently lost their Sov and moved into one of the neighboring systems. There is an awful lot of them in their corp. We peeked in there and found that they had 20 people in local. We had 4 people in fleet. This seemed like a fantastic idea on our side. Mega, Mega, Domi, Cane is what we took into the fight.

We first sent in a domi to their station to see if he could get any actions. They undocked a cynabal, scimitar, and malediction and kinda floated around him. At the same time, an ishkur was running sites. We scanned that down and I tried to land on him. However, from the wrecks left and the cans not opened, he probably bailed when my cane came into system.

I was sent to the station to see if they would play with me. It took us ten minutes to engage them in a fight. They undocked cynabals and targeted me. I targeted back and planted my butt on top of the station. The cynabls stayed about 13k off of me below me. That was fine, I had barrage loaded and at 13k they'd take some ugly chunks of damage. They undocked something else and put it away. The entire time local is ticking up and its hit about 26 people in system.

Eventually, the Domi, who was 30k off station went for their Scimitar who was angling around, towards him him. When he took global the malediction went after him as well. I was already burning towards him and started taking out the malediction. He swooped past me. I took global and nailed the Scimitar as it came into my range with a scram. He was stuck and we started plugging away at him as the gateguns chewed up my drones and my behind.

They then undocked a hurricane. I tried to point the hurricane but I was busy being all over the scimitar's butt and watching my armor tick down while waiting for the Mega's to show up. The warp from the gate is 53au. The two megas landed with us finally in time to finish off the scimi. At 75% armor the Scimi was down. The hurricane took off, the cynabals's vanished. Local ticked up towards 30 and we saw a carrier on scan. We decided to boogie for the null sec gate and hop into null to wait off our GCC.

They followed us into null with an interceptor, a dramel, a jaguar, and a mantacore. They dropped a bubble that would nail us if we warped to the sun. We settled ourselves around and tried to nail the mantacore who managed to warp into their own bubble. The bomber launched a bomb at me. It took away my shields. However, I was in an armor cane and my shields had just finished regening when the bomb hit.


They then told us in local our fleet was too powerful. They said something along the lines of, "You bring battleships to the fight,"
To which, my corpie said, "There are 4 of us and 26 of you in local."
"Local :D" he said. Whatever that ment.

On the other side of the gate local was up to 30. Drake, Drake, Sclipner, Scimi, Scimi, Hurricane, Cynabal had all undocked. The Ishkur was back in space somewhere. The niddy was no longer showing in space.

With GCC cleared, myself and the Domi jumped back in. We went for the station where I repaired (2mil, ouch). The domi attempted to get some love. They undocked 2 more drakes and 2 more cynabals. I undocked and placed target games with the cynabal.

Local was up to 36 people. Our prober found their fleet sitting on a POS. Warning lights went off for us when one of hte cynabals suddenly burned for the Domi. The domi was already aligned to the gate. "Warp to the gate" was given as a tackler landed on the domi. I stopped my warp and prepared to burn for the Domi to try to break the tackle. I was sitting on top of the station. If someone nailed me, I'd be docking.

The Domi made it to warp as the rest of their fleet landed. I warped off as well. A cynabal chased us for a few systems and stopped. We waited for him at one gate, but he decided to head home. We didn't think that we could catch him but we figured that we would try.


"Why didn't we get raped there?" someone asked.
"No clue."

Fun times.

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