I immediately went the wrong way. I had a previous destination from this morning set up. I had logged in grumpy and sleepy to hear that Diz and Ren had a carrier aggressed and where trying to bump it of the station. The carrier managed to deaggress and dock before they pushed it far enough away for the rest of the fleet to arrive. They did manage to kill two loki and a drake however. The carrier belonged to one of the loki pilots after he went pop. Their drake and harby combo was quite deadly.
Anyway, it only took me two jumps to realize I was going to the wrong way. This morning, I did the same thing but in the other direction. Sigh. I'm happily warping along and they hot dropped without me. Its like being left by the bus and having to walk to school. Walking is good for you I guess.
I was rolling blind. I had no idea what was going on and how they even got into the fight at the location they where at. I logged into comms and the fight was going down. Explosions are happening, people are calling for reps, a carriers been dropped, cynos are popping left and right...
Fortunately, I was not off path. I just went straight instead of turning left. "How is it looking?" I asked.
Jump, jump, jump, "There is a loki camping the gate," I'm told.
Warp Drive Active, says my screen as the graphics get all wiggly with warp tunnel goodness. "Well shit, hope I don't die."
I land on the gate with the flashy red loki. I stare at him a second. He is about 7k off me and doesn't move. I jump through. He doesn't follow. There was a legion on the other side of the gate. I sighed. It was like T3 gone wild day or something. Another bit of fleet reinforcement jumped through and we both warped off. The gate we needed to pass through to get to the fleet was covered in the fight that had just happened. It seems like my boys won round one and round two was a draw when a carrier got dropped for reps for the other side.
I bounced through the gate and was thankfully, not followed. As I warped to the fleet the FC goes, "Do we have any more reinforcements coming?"
"Hello there," I say.
"Hi Sugar, can you bring a hurricane to this location please?"
"I may be landing on grid with you right now with that exact request," I chuckled as I landed beside him out of warp. "Hi."
The fleet loosely reassembled. Eyes were in the next system over. They were still there, 11 or 12 strong. Once we where coherent and had the third scimitar in the next system, we warped to the gate and jumped. Of course, just as we landed on the gate they warped to the next gate.
We then warped to that gate to chase them. As we were in warp they turned around to come back to us.
So we landed and turned back around and warped back to the gate. They attacked one of our something's on gate. I 'm not sure who was what.
I landed on grid.
Primaries where called out. As we landed some of them deaggressed some did not. We started with a hurricane. I'm not sure if he blew up or jumped. I pointed a talos on landing because I was sitting right on top of him. The Talos went down. Someone burned for the Falcon that was hopping around and then there were just drakes as far as the eye could see.
The sleipnier got called secondary. He went down so fast I thought he jumped. I just checked the fight reports and he died instead. Poor Talos. I was bumping him away from the gate when he became primary. Pewpew. We started chewing through the drakes. We wound up with 4 of them down. One of our scimi's had to jump. My drones where getting popped by the gateguns left right up down and center. The drakes jumped and blew up. It was drake after drake as we tried to keep track of it.
We had to do a FC switch in the middle. It was awkward but it worked out nicely. The drakes that were left burned down and suddenly it was all done. We had ships to loot, wrecks to salvage. The falcon died at some point it seems. Whomever had gone after him did their job.
Drones errywhere. With three scimi's on grid we held the field while we cleaned everything up.
This is another fantastic reason for why gateguns killing carriers at 4 minutes would suck. This fight took about 4-5 minutes all told and that was with lots of their people bailing out. We'd all have been dust from the gateguns.
But I digress.
Once we had looted stuff we were told that they had just put a POS up in a neighboring system and their Scimitar had snuck out of it. We hopped the gate and went to try to kill them. The Scimitar made it back into the POS shields before we landed.
I burnt my guns to 89% during that fight. I did not burn them out! Yay me! We were in a little cluster of stationless systems. The main FC had to go. We kind of fell apart to maybe reassemble later to finish bashing POSs.
Or at least, they did. I took my handful of kills and slunk out. I need to head to bed. Work in the morning still comes at 6 am.