Sunday, December 29, 2013

I Jump into a Jaguar

I put Minecraft down to PvP.

You see, I had just had an adventure that involved me getting stuck on a tropical island hours away from home slowly making my wayback. I had several random chance encounters that boggle the mind (I may write about them) and I was in route to my husband when I heard the boys get hotdropped and a falcon hit the field. Dinner plans went on hold for a little bit.

They were gatecamping hoping that this exact thing would happen. I'm hanging out on coms with them even though I am not actively participating in game. I heard Diz say, "We're going to have a fight here," as an Arazu jumped in. They pointed the Arazu. A Cyno went up and things came through. Diz started calling primaries.

I closed Minecraft (one can't idle, Zombies will kill you at night) and flipped Sugar into a Jaguar (having twenty fitted), undocked and joined the fleet (session change would slow my undocking so fleet second) and landed as the Widow died. I shot the Panther and burned out to take out the Manticore. It looked like the Falcon had already been taken care of. Super Jaguar to the rescue!

I don't think the Manticore expected me. I burned 74k to him, remembered to overheat my point, nabbed him, and chewed into him while drones were sent. I figured that the Manticore, who was lobbing torpedos, needed to die and that was the most effective use of my Jaguar. I took him down and went to assist the Proteus who jumped into high sec.

At that point things got weird. A Panther and a Talwar landed back, at range, from the gate. We pointed and killed them. Why that Panther came back, alone, is unknown. Next, we cleaned the field. I logged in an alt to clean up all of the T2 wrecks on the field. 50 million in salvage latter I undocked a hauler to finish looting the field. 48 million in loot later we didn't do badly with what the boys had looted we more then repayed for the lost ship.

The battlereport is a mess from all their killing during the day. http://seventwo.killmail.org/?a=kill_related&kll_id=21130543

For this fight: they had: Panther x2, Widow, Manticore x2, Proteus, Arazu, Falcon, Hound, Talwar.

We had: Sacrilege x2, Gnosis x2, Proteus (who changed to a Falcon), Exequror, and my Jaguar and a Sentinel popped in there sometime.

Diz did comment on Jabber that they probably did not expect the extra people to undock. That is understandable. How often have we roamed out and had a system with twenty people docked and only two poke their noises out or seem active?

Now off to make dinner for my very tolerant spouse.

3 comments:

  1. I hope you didn't run around looting the wrecks!

    If you camp something (I'm lost what you find fun in that, but I learned to accept it) always have 2-3 mobile tractor units 80km off the gate/undock. They grab any wreck instantly and tractor away. If you win, you have all the loot in one place. If you lose, they have to blow up the tractor units, losing half of their loot.

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    1. I may not have been clear on the point of the gatecamp due to my close proximity to the situation.

      The gatecamp was to attract a fight not to camp the gate because camping the gate is fun. It creates a presence of ships in space on the map and a warm spot of ships destroyed. This is what fleets look for when out roaming. This is what the boys were creating to bring the fight to them.

      It worked.

      The mobile tractor unit only tractors legal wrecks. This is low sec not null or wormhole space. Most of the wrecks we create are not legal wrecks. People want us to take gateguns against them. We are all legal targets but they want the extra support of the guns on their side. That means the mobile tractor unit is mostly useless in situations such as these. All it would do is provide an easier warp in for someone.

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    2. Pretty much what Sugar said, everyone was too tired to roam about looking for a fight....but we didn't NOT want to fight. So four of us undocked and just hung out on the gate to draw attention.

      Ships that are docked up do not exist.

      When we are roaming, we give each system maybe a minute or two inspection and then we move on. So putting ships out there to be seen on D-scan, or red on the map, even if we are semi-afk makes a lot more sense than sitting in station.

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