Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nicks and Cuts: Logistics for Outlaw Corpmates

Fiona Apple - Criminal

If anything will drive me back from the land of flashy red outlaw is the GCC that logistics ships gain for repping their outlaw corpmates. Every time Sugar takes on something and Chella assists, Chella takes GCC and gets a sec hit. I see this being a regular whine for me in the future.

Somehow the stars aligned slightly off kilter and my need for Chella as my logistics pilot has increased. I blame MacG. He asks me to come tank stuff for him so I go and tank stuff for him. I don't often think first before I do said tanking and we wind up in some interesting experiences. Mostly because I am terrible at PvE. I dive into it with a senseless enthusiasm and then wind up shrieking and wondering what I got myself into.

I recently said, "By our Powers combined" reference MacG and I taking on content above us. Ender goes, "Did you just drop a Captain Planet reference in chat?" and I could only answer, "Yes," with zero shame.

Anyway, MacG finds an Angel Mineral Acquisition Outpost. I confused it with the 4/10 Angel Cartel Occupied Mining Colony. If I had realized which one it was before I warped to it I would have suggested that we wait for help sooner.

Instead, off we went. The power of two battle cruisers and a logistic ship. Somewhere after the third spawn in the first room I began to get a clue that it was not what I thought it was. I did a search and realized that I was in a bit over my possible head. The first stage was finished pretty easily. It took us a little bit but we got it done. It was the second stage, where we trotted off a few systems over into a stationless pipe that I had a few instances of panic.

I went back and forth about doing the site in the system. Finally, I took a deep breath and decided to just go for it. We would stay aligned, pay attention to scans and wait for combat probes to drop on us. However, I panicked and I panicked badly when two separate fleets came through the system. Plus, the system is stationless and full of POSs which are full of ships which clutter dscan.

Eventually, LR came back from afk and ran over to help us at the end. The systems were clear with players but the biss NPC was terrible. He has over 2mil ehp, and the spawn triggered Chella. Suddenly, my logistic pilot is trying to outrace a NPC with a frigates speed. I have to warp her off grid and they of course target the next squishiest thing on grid... MacG.

He almost gets away...

We almost get the main guy killed first...

I saw his explosion. Well shit. This is when carebears go terribly wrong.

Of course, the site does not drop anything for us. Ahh well.

The sec hit is easy enough to counter. I have Chella assist combat drones. This gets her on a few kills and she picks up the sec gains to counter the hits.

What it does not fix is my logistic pilot taking GCC. This catches the attention of people going through system. It gets her shot by gate guns and station guns. And, its irritating.

What it does not fix is the fact that they are in the same system and I am pewpewing the evil hoards of NPC pirates that threaten to overwhelm empire space with their awful red crossness.

So terrible... red crosses... such horror must cleanse space...

Chella is repping the brave soul fighting back the terribad invasion when... whoops, hahahahh GLOBAL CRIMINAL COUNTDOWN CONCOCORD SAYS YOU ARE BAD!

Just... sigh.


2012.07.28 23:34 0.0763% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.07.29 01:21 0.2300% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.07.29 01:31 0.2350% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.07.29 01:42 0.2150% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.03 00:51 0.0663% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.03 01:01 0.0663% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.07 14:53 0.1750% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.07 15:44 0.2300% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.15 19:35 0.1125% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.29 23:06 0.2050% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.29 23:17 0.1950% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.30 02:52 -0.1377% Combat - Assistance
2012.08.30 20:01 0.0663% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.30 20:11 0.0825% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.08.31 00:38 0.2050% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.09.02 00:54 -0.1654% Combat - Assistance
2012.09.07 23:15 0.0750% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.09.08 00:56 0.0763% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.09.08 01:09 0.0763% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.09.09 16:14 -0.2113% Combat - Assistance
2012.09.09 16:38 0.1750% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.09.09 16:55 0.1750% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.09.09 17:06 0.1950% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.09.09 17:41 0.2300% Law Enforcement - Security Status Gain
2012.09.12 01:03 -0.2098% Combat - Assistance

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