Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rykki-Tikki-Archon

"No! No! Bad drones no!"

I found myself frantically scolding my drones as they eyeballed Wex. I called them back to me and apologized to Wex for their viciousness. We were on Grarr's Saturday Navy Vexor Roam and we had invited Rykki and her kittens to come along.

The tactics used in Snuff Box are different for me. I'm used to flying shield tanked ships by choice. Now, with flying armor, the mid slots are often full of ewar. I've never been into gatecamping and people using remote sensor boosters on their gatecamps is the sum total understanding that I've had for really using mid-slot ewar.

With the larger fleet sizes it is often a viability. Now, midslots change like we're looking for a good pair of shoes. It is a new part of my education but I find that I do not yet have a solid intuition as to using them and I get so caught up in the fight that I do things like leave Guardian Wex unsensor boosted because I'm a terrible person.

Rykki has become quite the confident fleet commander as she led her force down to Sujarento for the fleet. We had a nice little pack of pilots and wandered off into the depths of Saturday evening Eve Online to see who was out and about. Two solo ganks were followed by some roaming and then news of a battleship fleet.

"We'll take that," said Grarr. We landed on them and it was a few Megathrons, a Domi, an Armageddon, some assorted other things and then a cyno went up from a Loki and an Archon jumped in.

Cynos are interesting things and how each group reacts to a cyno is again interesting. Our Navy Vexor's could not fight battleships under triage reps. That was okay. The scent of blood was in the air and battleships were called on our side as a cyno was sorted and a counter drop prepared.


In the resulting confusion we lost one of the kittens. It was one of those times when you need to know how to care for yourself. We were jumping gates and picking off the Griffon that was jamming at some 70k off of everything. Once our triage landed we tightened everything up. They were committed, we were committed, and nothing was really dying. That was okay because we had some battleships join in and then things started tipping in our direction.

It went from a cruiser gang taking on a battleship gang who had an Archon triage through to the cruiser gang also having an Archon triage through with some battleships of its on and...


And this is how Rykki got involved in her first capital fight and kill with things dropping all around her, didn't die, and made it back to high sec alive.

http://snuff-eve.com/kb/?a=kill_related&kll_id=94648

3 comments:

  1. It was so hectic! I am happy to say that I got my remote sensor booster on the right guardian.... and *may* have also put my drones on them. :-)

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