I've said before that the early entrance into low sec leaves me very frustrated at times. While, I assume that it has been very good for my PvP learning curve, there are still some negatives.
Negatives - like when I lose a plex.
I found a 5/10 this morning. After wandering around, begging for assistance from my alliance mates logged in and receiving no interest, I decided to go at it alone. I have an armor cane and my logistics ship. I should at least be able to get myself off grid if I was unable to deal with the DPS. I figured that I would kite them and chew through them until I could make it to the second room. Hopefully there I would just take out the faction rat and grab the loot and run.
A few minutes in, just as I was about to start moving forward, combat probes land around me. With a sigh, I knew that I was going to lose the plex. I was by myself, duel boxing. Not the best situation for me to be in. The first probe wobbled around and stabilized. Then three others landed with it. There was no way that I was going to finish before something landed on me but I kept chewing away until the probes were pulled back. Then I bailed.
It took them a minute to realize that I had bailed. Then they used core probes and scanned down the site.
Next, a waiting game. Either they wanted me or they wanted the plex or both. I spent a little bit of time reading the killboards to find out who they were as I watched the gate to the plex, cloaked.
Eventually, when I did not come back out they dropped a buzzard onto the gate to check out how far I had gotten. A minute later a tengu lands. Wrecks start to light up my dscan.
I took my little plex running crew back home and went out to scan some more.
It's been a while since I was run out of my sites like this. At least I got to watch the Tengu take 40 minutes to grind the site down.
Could I take him? I don't know. Some would say yes. Some would say no. My solo confidence level says no.
At least those armor hardeners are still selling away.