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The Trials and Tribulations of the Cyno Alt

"Diz, please shoot this Executioner if he shoots my cyno. He has me yellow boxed."

"Okay." Diz undocks in a Sleipnir since he goes for subtle.

I was doing my normal cyno duties. I had stuff to drop off for the corporation, stuff to drop off for other people, and my store to manage. It was a multiple cyno type of day. I love my cyno ships and unlike many I don't log them off or self destruct them. I believe in the beauty of a reusable cyno. "He's shooting me." I whined. "Half shield. Quarter shield." The executioner turns into a wreck.

"He popped before I could shoot him," said Diz.

"Well, that's fine too."

My cyno went down. I switched to a faster, more nimble ship and looted his wreck. I found the wreck name ironic.


First a Algos the other week and now an Executioner and I think there was an Slasher that managed to warp away... So much death. All of these things are dying to my mighty cyno frigate. I am like a phantom of destruction. A dark abyss that the hapless fall into.

Behold the fit of doom.


Now, there is one difference to my cyno frigate from many cyno frigates. That is the fact that the character lighting the cyno has 40 million skill points and maxed support skills for her shields, armor, and hull. It means that she can take a tiny bit more damage then normal and when faced with an unskilled frigate her rookie cyno ships are holding out longer then a lot of the frigates that come to harm me.

Learning not to aggress on neutrals in low sec is something most people learn the hard way. They hear about it. Yet, everyone also says go to low sec and attack anything. Cyno rookie ships are tempting targets. The first time the station guns activate that lesson comes home with a particular clairy brought on by real world experience.

Ultimately, it is hysterical to watch people die trying to kill my cyno. Cynos are supposed to be easy kills and a quick way to inconvenience someone. Attacking them myself, getting the boys to guard, or having them die to low sec mechanics is just a brilliant way to spend that ten minute cycle.

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  1. I have a cyno Badger MK II (it will ALWAYS be a Badger MK II in my eyes) with a lovely tank and a point and web. Like yours, my alt has a lot of SP so can tank nicely. Great for these idiots to agress hoping for an easy kill only for the station guns to blap them :)

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