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.
Full battle report is here: http://seventwo.killmail.org/?a=kill_related&kll_id=20305426
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.