Monday, March 25, 2013

Le PewPew: The Unfriendly Molden Heath?

"United Star Federation primarily works within NRDS everywhere in New Eden except in Molden Heath and Great Wildlands where we are testing a new R.O.E. we call ECHO (Engage: Criminals, Hostiles, and Outlaws.)"
Have we made people mad?

Is it bad that I was surprised to read this? Unfriendly? The Heath? Really?

But then again, we were camping them into the Bosena station. Okay. Maybe that is viewed as unfriendly. We shot at them every time they undocked. Some can call that hostile. Everyone on grid was a flashy red outlaw. Okay, so United Star Federation may have a view point a bit different from my own about Molden Heath.

The thing is that they came in system, we poked our heads out of the station to see who was there, they docked, we stayed undocked, and now there was a bit of a situation where they tried to undock and we tried to kill them.  It wasn't a real station camp. We live here a lot these days.  In fact, I was working on my store and getting ready for bed.  All of the earlier activities (separate post) had left a few holes for me to fill in.

However, the fleet chatter was such that I got on coms and undocked to see what was going on. This group kept trying to undock, we kept trying to kill them they kept redocking. Every minute or two someone would undock and redock. During this time someone quoted the above from their corporation bio.

Because I was listing things in my other monitor I noticed that my wallet was flashing.  I’m a bit addicted to watching stuff sell. I flipped over and noticed one of them buy a cyno and fuel. I warned everyone. To which someone said, "That is cool intel."  That it was indeed. Then I watched another buy some overdrives and someone else buy a shuttle. We were not sure if they were planning a drop or just trying to get away from us.

The shuttle did undock. He then discovered that his insta undock was not far from one of ours. He ran back to the station. I think the idea was to provide them an insta undock. But if he had, we would have been there to greet them. Camping them in was only amusing because that is a station we spend a lot of time at. They undocked a throax. “That is the one that purchased the cyno,” I say.  “Spread out and burn him down,” orders the FC. We get him into quarter structure before he managed to redock.

But then a wild Eve Uni fleet appeared!  Well their one scout did. They had passed through earlier so we were well aware of the possibilities.  He warped off and came back.  They had been through earlier and killed some of the boys who were running around in battlecruisers.  With the one scout, in a Wolf in, we stopped playing as much with our station campers.  Allowing aggression for something stupid like a shuttle would give Eve Uni plenty of time to point and burn down our people.

So we watched.  Local spiked and the Wolf reappeared   One of our new guys decided to chase the wolf in a Slasher.  I don’t know what he was doing.  As he chases the Wolf down and I’m waiting for him to die the rest of the Eve Uni fleet lands.  We suggest he leaves since he somehow managed to not notice the fleet.
However, during this time, Razor was making his way up to us.  As Eve Uni warps to another pounce to eye us, he gets jumped by another local group.  We turn, uninterested in our station camping and wondering how bad the situation will become when Eve Uni chases us, and go to try to save Razor.

He dies while we are in warp. We land in the middle of their fleet. The call to engage begins. They were shield nanoish. We were armor tank station camped kinda.

This is where I think I messed up. At one point, their Tornado skims 2k from my Throax and I had him targeted. I was heading to the primary. I really feel that I should have grabbed that Tornado and burned him down while I had the chance. I almost did and decided to go for the primary because I was a DPS ship. However, I'm still torn over that decision because I had to chse down the primary and by the time I got close enough I was ordered to chase the Scimitar. Our Aurgorors were on the field and they were trying o kill them. Ren and Fried did a lovely job of keeping each other alive as we begin, in our armor cruisers, to chase the Scimitar.

MWD + Throax + low grade snakes made me surprisingly fast for an armor cruiser. The Scimitar was just faster.  However, he was evading two people coming from different directions. An ill placed dodge on his part landed him 2k off of me. Point and double web and ECM drones for effort. I guess I had him locked down because everyone started to try to kill me. It really was shoot Sugar day. However, Ren and Fried kept me alive as we killed the Scimitar. A Stabber had me locked down and I had the Scimitar locked down so it was a matter of DPS and logistics.

With their logistics down they started to bail.  It was a good call on their part.  With their logistic ship down and our two find and healthy we would have just worn them down if they had stayed.
By the time we made it back to the station the other fleet has take their chance and run.  Eve Uni was also gone.

Having stayed up past my bedtime and did the responsible thing and logged off.

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