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Winning and Pewing, a Good Day

Blink is one of those offline/online Eve Online games. I logged in to see that they had hit their 400 trillion point and were doing their celebration give aways. So far, the green box has been most kind to me so I selected the green box again.

A Phantasm. How cool. I only know of it as a ship ren sometimes flies and kills people in.

It was a good start to the day. I was puttering around doing Radar sites. I found three Radar's in one system and I wanted them. I wanted them badly. As I finished scanning a Helios came in and dropped combat probes to scan. A sacrilege came in after that and sat in space for a bit. I debated this. The sacrilege is an Amarr heavy assault cruiser. It was possibly standing between me and the potential ISK from the radar sites. Unacceptable. If he jumped on me I would kill him or at least try. I had ISK to make.

However, he docked up. That was fine. I kept dscan nice and active as I completed the Radar site. I did a second one and local swept up with a fleet from R1FTA. Ren told me that there was another fleet of Solar Citizen's at home and then a second fleet. He undocked in a Tornado to do some long distance kill whoring when he saw that RANSM was engaging the Solar Citizens. I popped open teamspeak and dropped into RANSMs com channel as I landed onto the gate and hopped into the fight.

A fleet invite later and a typhoon and two drakes were down. It was a mess for a moment figuring out who to shoot and who not to shoot. That was quickly cleared up so that I wasn't blapping fleetmates with the invite. Because, when I landed I targeted everything and then sorted it out. The rest of their fleet bailed. Really, I had very little idea of what was happening other then my secondary boys were fighting stuff and I wanted to join in.

At the same time, they got word of a fleet in Heild that the R1FTA pack had just engaged. We headed back that way to see what we could see.

This is what a gate looks like that has had a fight on it. R1FTA takes fights. Great group of pilots. R1FTA went down and the fleet scattered before we got in system to take the fight. Too bad. Sadly, that fleet scattered and it was late night for the Euro contingent. I said, "I'm going to head back home and hopefully not die on a gate this time."

Hhahaha. Jump gate. Fuck me. Deimos X3, Guardian x2, Zealot, Loki x2, Omen Navy Issue on the gate. Sigh. I made it back to the gate and jumped through and got into warp before they made it. Bad news, I was trapped in a stationless system.

More people were logging in and I asked for an assist Sugar fleet. DP orginized 7-2 and they got into some type of battleship thing. Lue also logged on and upshipped and everyone came to see if they could kill the pack. It took a while and the group was camping the gate. However, when 7-2 spiked local they bailed and were gone to a station. They decided to peek out the station and we went to camp them.

They undocked an Armageddon. Oh, we had guardian's to and station games were something DP was willing to play for a minute. They undocked stuff, we shot stuff and DP moved some cynos down and readied some tracking-blapp dreadnoughts. (an aside for my non Eve/Low/Null/Captial ship experienced readers. Tracking blapping dreds is one that has enough tracking speed to pop subcaps relatively quickly, especially battleships with a quckness reference the size of their guns. Big guns tend to = poor tracking in Eve. I noticed I was descending deep into Eve babble.).

Then they undocked. The armageddon, a navy armageddon, the deimos, a thanatos. It was on. They took down DP as our first cyno failed due to a minor typo and not enough fuel to light. The second cyno landed and the dreads dropped in. The Armageddon went down but they had enough time to deaggress and get the rest of their ships docked or warped off. Damn.

This time, I crept back home before I landed on another fleet.

Then, I finally went back and finished my two Radar sites. I warned MacG off of them. That sounds a lot harsher then it is. What I really did was, when he asked where I had scanned, tell him I had two undone Radar sites in one system and no one in that system that I'd like to finish once I was done with the fleet. Because we share that way, being the amazing interactive corporation that we are, I was able to finish up with the fleet and head back home to clean out the sites.

Where I docked. I left my scout on the gate for some reason on my other monitor. I noticed a drake gatefire. I was about to ask MacG if he wanted to try for it when DP jumped in system in an assault frig. Then more gatefires and I see DP tackle a typhoon. I know that meant the rest of his boys were right behind him. I undocked, opened teamspeak, warped to the gate, logged into teamspeak, and helped out. The one person who was in fleet that was neutral to all of us pointed me, but it worked out, I didn't die and I blew them another kiss goodbye as they headed back out.

Fun day. I downloaded the Planetside 2 beta to play it with a co-worker. I got a key but I wound up to busy blowing up spacehsips to try it out. I'll have to load it up later tonight and give it a whirl.

Sec Status is back down to -5.6. It had gotten all the way back up to -4.7. I'm amused.

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  1. Thanks for the post. I always enjoy reading your stuff...:-)

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  2. Planetside 2 has been eating my spaceship time here. It's a damn fun game!

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    1. I've never been big into FPS. I have no idea what is going on and there is very little help. I keep looking for something to explain stuff. The drop in and do stuff thing without a clue is not my favorite format but it seems common with FPS.

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  3. The main issue with this fight was we had redundancy with webs or guardians. Their surprise falcon which really shouldn't have been a surprise perma jammed both guardians, which meant our only webs and FC died first and quickly.

    Without the bonuses webs the tracking dreads don't work too well.

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