Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Keeping Space Safe for Business


"There is a Brutix, Hurricane and Osprey on the gate," I said.  "I think they are camping my Orca out of low sec."

What had happened was I wanted to deliver some stuff before I headed back to Jita to do a bigger buy and restock tomorrow.  I wanted the system to clear.  This happened to me the other day as well.  “Why are all these randoms in here?” I whined.  “I need to jump the Orca in.” “Maybe because someone has a market running and it is drawing people in?” suggested, Sard.

The idea that TCS is drawing traffic to Bosena and beyond that Molden Heath is one that several people have mentioned recently. I take my own observations with a grain of salt. Of course TCS is drawing in everyone and I will be a trillionare.  The reality is that I can't make that assumption but I have been hopeful. The feedback from others is improving things.

Now, however, I had a problem.  I had an empty moment. I used my scout to move one drake I couldn't fit in the Orca and set the Orca on the Gate.  I got my trusty armored web Thorax to web the Orca when I notice people on the Orca's overview in high sec.  Unpleasant. I sat the Orca on the gate with invuls running and pretend to be afk while I waited to see if they would grow bored and warp off.

They were still there. Hmm. Okay. Next option is to kill them. A small, sensible, minor escalation of the situation. After all, here they are, camping my Orca out of low sec. It is ridiculous that these days a capital industrial ship cannot hop into low sec without people trying to violence it.

Fortunately, 7-2, champions of anti-piracy were there to help.  A bait Vexor was created. BlOps ships were entered, we in Bosena joined fleet and in about seven minutes we arranged and executed a blops drop on that gate camp.

There was this discussion about jumping my Orca in to see if they aggressed it. I laughed. The bait Vexor arrived and jumped into them. They stared at him. He stared back. He targeted they targeted. He pointed everyone because bait. I landed in my Jag and picked up a secondary point, cyno opened, and suddenly black ops.

With the gate secured I jumped the Orca in.  Hercules immediately went, "Orca!" and pointed me.  "Don't point her!" Sigh. He didn't hear that the Orca was mine.
[23:48:45] Sgt Bloodstone > damn guys that was crazy
[23:48:45] Koscoe Dash Dash > gf
[23:48:46] CoiledVipers > gf
[23:48:49] Sgt Bloodstone > gf
[23:50:14] Mithrawn'arudo > gf
[23:50:27] Dave Lash > Bosena now free of Pirates
[23:50:31] Altaen > 's what you get for picking on Orcas
[23:50:43] Sgt Bloodstone > we werent picking on orcas
[23:50:50] Altaen > Don't lie to me
[23:51:05] CoiledVipers > We don't take kindly to pirates around these parts
[23:51:33] Altaen > Was pretty messed up you tried to commit piracy against that Vexor, too
[23:52:02] Sgt Bloodstone > vexor locked me first self defense lol
[23:52:14] hercules fitch > lies and deception
[23:52:46] Delire Triturer > Untrue
[23:52:56] Delire Triturer > I was just scouting for my Orca friend
[23:53:08] Delire Triturer > She said you were bumping her
[23:53:38] Delire Triturer > And it was pretty suspicious that you were camping her gate in low-sec
Bosena is now free of the terror of gatecampers! 

7 comments:

  1. Nice blog. Been reading it for a while. One thing you often appear to do is use your Jag on low-sec gates without a care for gate guns. How do you avoid getting blapped? Or is it a case of the guys you engage are all suspect flagged? I stopped flying my Jag as I could only find fights on gates and they don't last long when I aggro someone!

    btw, Comment at 10:02 PM appears to be spam.

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    1. Remember I tend to fly in gangs. I establish primary points and gtfo when the guns turn on me. With multiple people in the fleet sometimes I don't get shot for a while.

      My jags are all speed, tank, and tackle. I completely sacrifice DPS.

      My fleets are low sec small gang. Everyone fits points for the most part. This let's me get off field once everyone is locked down or go make life hard for logi and Falcon.

      Everyone says they hate the word verification filters and they make commenting unbearable. I turned it off and now have to clear spam comments several times a day. I'm up in the air about turning it back on.

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    2. I don't like them, either. It's getting harder to read them - not because I'm getting older, mind, it's some sort of damn conspiracy - but if the work you have to do to manually clear the spam is getting to the point that it's making the blog un-fun for you, turn them filters back on.

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  2. Get an armor tanked Scorpion with 2 webs and lot of ECM in the mids. You can escort your Orca in all by yourself.

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  3. MMM! I like Orcas in low sec! : D
    http://entro.killmail.org/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=17080551

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    1. Sir... You sound as if you wish to violence my boat...

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  4. Cool story, wish more industrial/market types thought like that

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