Friday, March 15, 2013

Bouncing Around


I had my first op as a logistics ship.  I snuck into 7-2's fleet before they remembered to make it private and run away from me (I was invited... someone might believe what I just wrote there).  I had jump cloned to my clone I keep in their station the previous night.  My goal was to fly in this fleet and then jump clone back to my training clone when everything was done.  Pleased with my decision, an hour before the op, I settled Sugar into the station and finished flying my Orca back to Jita.

PvP is the one time I try not to duel box.  Normally I have 2-3 clients open across my monitors.  However, when engaging in the serious business of internet spaceships I tone it down to one client and my browser and teamspeak.  I will admit you won't find me on coms most of the time.  I'm not a fan of sitting around with my headset on.  I don't like noise just warbling from the speakers. If someone wants me on coms they need but ask I will joined.

Anyway, I got asked if I could fly a Scimitar.  "With Chella," I responded.  I got assigned logi duty for the POCOs they were going to hit.  I made it clear that I had only run logistics for myself and incursions so I apologized if anyone died or I lost my borrowed ship in any possible and future fight.

Structure bashing is one of the biggest topics right now.  Because Eve has a lot of war and a lot of fighting and it only has the single universe player owned structures have a lot of hp (hit points/life) to chew through.  Once that happens, things like POCOs (player owned customs offices) go into reinforcement.  This is a timer, longer than 24 hours, that gives the owner a change to log in, find out that you shit their stuff and come defend it.

This is also a way that we pick fights with other people. Often times in low sec shooting a structure is simply asking a group to come out and play (if they are logged in at their home station but not fighting) or scheduling a fight later with the chance of them losing something they will have to replace later.  Or, in the case of customs offices you can replace them with your own and hope people shoot it so that you can shoot them.

No one came to defend the POCOs.  7-2 reinforced them and got wind of a gatecamp  a few systems away.  They decided to reship to BlOps.  I have my special BlOps Loki in their station so ran off with them to reship.  I'm not very fond of this Loki with all honesty but it is something different.

We got all situated and comfortable.  There was a group shooting at one of 7-2's POCOs.  They had been at it for a little bit.  We sent out our scout who managed to get the cyno lit in his rookie ship.  They bailed and we managed to catch one, singular, Bellicose.  It is a very silly looking kill mail but they got everything else out before we could land points.  With one kill not making anyone feel satisfied we sent the cyno ships back out to find another gatecamp and reformed to wait.

Our bait was not able to engage a gatecamp.  He did everything but type "I am bait please shoot me I have 200 plex on board".  They did not bite at all.  Saddened, the bait was sent back out to keep looking.  I went AFK at this point and somehow we managed to lose a bait ship in the 4 minutes I was gone.  I came back, search, search, search and finally we found Eve Uni.

There were 12-15 of them I think.  We had left our Pilgrim pilot running around.  He chased down their fleet and got them to engage him.  Once engaged the cyno went up and we jumped in.  They had, if I remember things properly, 4 logistics ships.  2 Oneiros and 2 Exequror which is the T1 logistics cruiser.  That is a lot of repping power we had to break through.

We had a triage Archon behind us and when they stayed to fight we jumped it in for our reps.  At that point our FC neatly had us work through their logistics ships and get their repping power down.  Then we started working on battlecruisers as they deagressed and fled.  I had, at one point, a Brutix but I lost it while trying to work on the Oniros.  It is a trade off of pointing vs actually doing the damage needed to kill the things.  They did a good job of spreading out some and moving around instead of just sitting and letting us burn them down one by one.

Right after that a Prowler jumped in.  Fried pointed him in the Arazu and he died.  Wrong place, wrong time, wrong fleet to jump into. Once done we headed back and decided to shut down the fleet.  7-2 stopped at my new store and got themselves some fuel (cheapest place in the area!)and we jumped back to their current home system.  

We took a minute to jump the dreds back into the system.  I decided to cyno guard.  7-2 undocked Vindicators and Machariels which made other members undock Broadswords.  They chased each other around in that fun, ridiculous way that happens.  As we sat, derping around the station a random Throax landed.  We tried to kill it but it docked.  Then they accused us of station camping. 

I guess it looked like a station camp.  It was not.  They undocked two carriers for some reason.  That we tried to kill.  The Machariels went for bumped.  They docked and shared a long, sordid tale in local.  After that a random cyclone landed on the station and died before he could dock.  After that, bored, we docked up and I went back to working on my market.

Interesting night all around.

1 comment:

  1. You have gallente cruiser 5 and t2 medium blasters. This means that you can get into a blops proteus relatively quickly. Noticable differences include higher dps (but shorter range) due to blasters and a much longer longpoint/scram. Give it a shot if you enjoy blopsing and you might perfer it to the loki.

    -Viceorvirtue

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