Skip to main content

Eject From Your Ship Day

Bounty payment
From: CONCORD
Sent: 2013.11.17 03:24
For your termination of Sugar Kyle we have paid you 0.09 ISK from their bounty pool.
The question is, how did I come across this massive bounty on myself? For this Bounty mail came to my own mail box. Let me explain.

First, you have to go back about forty minutes. Then, understand that this was the second fleet of the day. See that, I was snuggled down in the logistics and market channel exchanging violin music with Wex as I finished cleaning up Bosena's neglected corners. My productivity was amazing when Jabber pings started going off and people appeared in the quiet depths to tell me to get in a Stiletto and be sociable.

I went and got some hot chocolate (candycane hot chocolate), stepped into my Stiletto and undocked with the fleet. Ishtar fleet it was and I was tackle. I'm still two weeks off of T2 sentries. I didn't mind. I was the only tackle and the FC sent me forward. Not a big deal. I jumped and my overview filled with ships. About fifty km off the gate there was an Oracle fleet with a Cerberus and two logis. I held cloak, called the field for the FC and warped off. I sat in a pounce while they decided to take the fleet which was 8 or 9 oracles.

The FC wanted me to land and try to tackle anything. Then they'd come in.  He goes, "large guns, you'll be fine." Yah, still, eight is uncomfortable but they were in a blob. I bounced to a planet, decided to warp to the gate at 30 and see what that did.

What that did was land me 20 off the gang. I frantically locked up all the things and pointed as soon as I got locks. I wound up with an Oracle tackled with one point and the Cerberus with the other. The Ishtar fleet jumped in and started mowing down ships. I was taking some damage. Transversal against that many things wanting to hurt me is rather hard and the damage was peeling away at me.

One Oracle down and they warp the fleet off and I have the Cerberus. I was in armor, structure, as they chewed the Cerberus. Another hit and I'll die. Tilar has appeared and the FC tells me, "I don't care if you go down." That's fine. It means he wants me to hold on to the end to ensure the Cerberus kill. One more hit, one more, I'm read to warp my pod and the Cerberus pops and I'm out.


Tilar nabs another Oracle. Their Rapier decloaks and wounds up pointed by someone and its done.

We loot the field and our Celestis lemmings through the gate as we regroup to drop loot. He sees a Proteus so one Ishtar jumps through to push said Proteus through. Only, he is off the gate and not moving. We get webs in as well and the fleet goes in. The Proteus pilot then promptly ejects from his ship. We are in happy shock. A quick conversation has me eject from my Stiletto and I now have a new Proteus.


With no prop mod I trundle away. It turns out that is a neutral alt hot drop bait ship for the other fleet from that pilots history. Altaen stopped in to thank them for the ship as I ran it the two jumps home. A quick switch into a rookie ship and I was back to my Stiletto. We killed my rookie ship and collected the .09 bounty and the fleet was on its way out.

We bumbled around for the rest of the evening. We poked into Moon Warriors systems and had some chats. We said bye, since we're going home on Monday and thanked them for the fights. Someone told us to go away and with no one undocked we left. Then, a few jumps out they appeared and we had a little spar and the most interesting Scimitar died.


We flew around and killed random stuff. We shot at Agony in a battleship fleet but that was unproductive. One group told us that Brave Newbies was out in a sixty man rail Throax fleet. We didn't believe them and had the feeling they wanted us to go away. Somewhere around there we managed to bubble a Merlin and tackle him with three interceptors. He chose to eject from his Merlin.


We killed the pod and then the Merlin. Eject from your ship day?

Back through we caught that same group nailed their Armageddon. We were going home but the FC wanted to go to their station and see what they were doing. Razor managed to get himself killed on the station. But, they aggressed and started to undock on our no logistics Ishtar fleet. Then they warped a Nyx to the station which we promptly bubbled. Sadly, they were able to pop our bubbles with a bomber before we could dig up a bat phone.


They then said we were bad at bubbles and smacked some in local. After a Nyx warped to the station for an Ishtar fleet. Okay. Cuz yes, he did aggrees, as Altaen was running from Templars. We'd have tossed the entire fleet if we needed to but once they got the bubbles off and all we had was the Heretic. Once the Nyx was free they docked. We scooped loot, popped wrecks, and left. I was super tired and I do hate station games even when they are productive.


Finally, back home after two and a half hours. I need to name my new Proteus.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Memoirs - Part One: Virtual Worlds

Virtual Realities: Memoirs of an internet spaceship politician by Sugar Kyle CSM9, CSMX
This is where it really started. The day I lost my mind.

I never told anyone how long I had been debating my run for the ninth CSM. The thought started to circle in the back of my thoughts in November. I was back home after a sucessful Eve Vegas. I had met a few people. My notes from the presentations and round tables had gone over very well. I felt useful, comfortable, and excited that I was a member of the community. I belonged and I cared about this thing that I belonged to. That thing was the community of Eve Online.
Eve Vegas of 2013 was when I found out that a conversation I had been fortunate enough to have with CCP Masterplan at Fanfest of that same year, had sparked enough interest to gain developer attention. At Eve Vegas I learned that they would be working on ideas based off of the premise that I had presented. Only days later, a developer posted to the Offical Eve Online forums about i…

CSMX - Post #20

Summer is here and CCP is very much out of the office. Sion made a good point in wondering why everyone leaves Iceland when it has its best weather. What it means is that all is mostly quiet on the dev blog front. There are some things happening but the dev blogs and news announcements have not yet happened. The skill points were delivered on Tuesday so yay for unallocated skill points.

Over in CSM chat, there has been a lot of back and forth about sov and measuring the impact and success of things so far. I can say that CCP and the CSM are watching it. The pros and cons are coming in pretty hot and heavy. Some are being looked at now. Some have to see how things are going and if and how the direction needs to be tweaked.

In my corner, I'm starting to gather things together. The summit is in seven or so weeks. In between then and now I need to gather up my question list and write down a few topics of discussion. I'm starting now because I have personal vacation at the end of A…

The Charm of the Familar

With a few picked up a shifts at work due to the holidays. I pondered logging in but I didn't have the energy to do so. Being able to say no to logging in is pleasant. Just as my youngest puppy interrupts me every fifteen minutes to pee, going to sleep instead of staying up is also pleasant. I had a lot of short slept nights when I was active in a corporation.

My next plan has been to learn how to scan again. The new map is in and I need to refresh my scanning skills. My hold is full of probes. My ship appears to be reasonably set up. I remembered how to hit my F key to cloak. In fact, I hit it a bit to fast. I need to get the ebb and flow of the tic back down.

I am also rusty in my paranoia. I idly switch to another window to research breadbowls and the soup I want to make later. Then I remember I am sitting, decloaked, off of a gate somewhere. Whoops. I did figure out a breadbowl recipe and soup as well.

The question was where do I relearn to scan? I need somewhere off the beate…