Monday, May 13, 2013

Things I Ponder

Sleipnirs causing explosions and missiles on Kestrels
Bright copper Amarr ships and warm under tanked vessels
Brown Minmatara Tempests exploding all the things
These are a few of my favorite kills...

Sometimes a decision is made to undock a ship that is bad. Very, very bad.

I don't often wander into the realms of bad fits. They are everywhere. People write special, weekly reviews in blogs. Bad and crazy kills are announced on twitter. The game news sites like to comment upon terrible fits and horrible losses.

But, we all bump into them. Things that make you wonder what was that pilot thinking.


What were the final thoughts as his phoenix exploded around him? Did he go, "damn pirates!" or did he go, "Maybe I should have fit my ship before jumping it to an Amarr station with their minute undocks?"

What makes someone go, "An Oracle has six low slots and it will make the best hauler I have ever thought of using."


I've undocked in the wrong ship plenty of times. I tend to look. I've undocked in partially built ships as well when I was not paying attention and working on a build. But, I do a HUD check and redock. Embarrassed and not telling anyone of my little failure moment.  Or those times when one might forget ammunition  Still, I don't use my naked Hurricane to scout a fleet and fail to warp off when a Sleipnir runs me down across 100k.

These two kills have been floating around my head for a while as I wonder what their pilots were thinking.

3 comments:

  1. You wrongfully assume that they were thinking something.

    Thinking is a rare ability, most people don't have it. They just go with whatever they WANT. Facts are limiting us, let's just ignore them, what can go wrong?

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  2. My suggestion, since the Oracle pilot was flying with only a command center, is that their industrial ships kept getting popped and they figured (just as wrongly as it turns out) on something beefier.

    If all their low slots were warp stabs, I'd suggest that was probably their blueprint hauler. But a battlecruiser's sluggishness makes for a lousy blueprint hauler. A stabber fleet issue would be a better one - presuming you can't fly a T3 cruiser like Gevlon's fit for a tengu hauler a couple months ago.

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  3. That killmail still puts a smile on my face..

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