Skip to main content

I'm Bad at Being Bait

Sometimes I'm torn between confusion and giggling. It makes things interesting.

My goal of PvP this weekend has been going well. Between my work schedule and lack of soloing I will never be the most active of PvP pilots. But, it was feeling as if I'd not undocked for a long, long time and for a moment I started to wonder if I'd just manage to miss everything or things started when I had to go to bed.

We reshipped into armor T1 cruisers and went to pick a fight with some of the neighbors. Diz sent me in to be the bait and it was a different experience. I really didn't know what I was doing. I'm not used to being alone. Some might confuse that with being unused to independent thought. I'm going to toot my own horn enough to say that I do think for myself even in a fleet. Baiting is just not something I've done and I didn't know what to do or why I was doing it.

Normally, I'd not warp to a station and shoot at a Legion from too far away with a Celestis as my backup. But, Diz walked me through what to do and I followed orders and reported what was happening. Eventually, we were scouted so we decided to take the fight because they were not going to come off the undock of the station.

A good chunk of us died. Our engagement options were not optimum and they were sitting on top of their Guardians on top of the station. Our two Aurgoror's did well but they couldn't hold us up as they undocked all the things. I killed an Atron at one point because he was there. They dropped a bubble over us and when I died I also lost my first golden pod. Vanderie asked me if having a golden pod was like having a gold tooth. I told him it was like having a whole gold mouth set aka a 'grill'.


We reshipped to go back. This time I switch to an Omen because I can. This time we structured a bit better and worked some of them off the station. We killed tackle and a few cruisers and a battlecruiser before they undocked all the battleships along with the Archon against our 7 T1 cruisers and I died some more.


This entire fight is rather interesting. We took it because why not. If we work at it we can get some rather fantastic engagements. We're going to take losses. They are on their station with all their toys and a few more people. Yet, it pushes us and we try things that may or may not be successful depending on your measure of success. Doing new things is always uncomfortable for me but the knowledge gained is normally fantastic. I tend to need someone to push me as well. I'm not spontaneous and want to take the pre-thought, cautious path. I suspect that I'd be a shitty fleet commander.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Will the real player please stand up?

I installed Eve on my Surface the other day. I then remembered why my last laptop, when I was playing Eve, was an Alienware gaming laptop. My Surface, wonderful creature that it is, runs Eve at such a tiny magnification that I squint to see it. I could change my settings and adjust for this. Instead, I'll stick to my desktop and try to remember to log in and see the latest round of changes.

Yet, here I am writing.

Deep in the muzzy field of my brain that has been working almost daily for the last six weeks, random thoughts bubble up. I may not log in and spend my time focusing on Eve as a world, but it hasn't slipped from me. I've picked up an amazing group of friends that I talk to daily and many of them still play enough that I skim the social edges. At times I'm angry that the same social problems exist. At others, I'm fascinating by the process.

Today is a fascinating day because I've been answering e-mails. I still get e-mails occasionally from people who …

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…