With the minutes released, a weight was off of my shoulders and everything has become a bit easier to focus on. I was logged in and on coms when someone reported a Rhea jumping into Tama on what looked like a badly positioned cyno. Per the report the Rhea appeared to be a few kilometers off of the station and dithering between warping or going to dock.
Tama is a system with a station that can be a pain to dock at.
Not the worst station in the world but not the best. Now, when I light cynos at stations like this I do my best to hug the center of the station and work up or down. I'd probably light my cyno in between some of the poking out bits under them down by the spire.
That reminds me of a nifty guide I was shown. It comes from this forum thread where the poster took a guide on station docking ranges and added where he cynos in on stations. I don't agree with all of his cyno positions that is only because of my personal comfort level. It is useful if you have never cynoed into or even seen some of these stations.
Anyway, this Rhea came in and it was not a good position. The person who saw the jump could not bump. I flipped into a Cynabal. It seems I was not the only one to do so. Warp speed was the reason. A little Cynabal herd shot out of Sujarento and roared towards Tama with no actual belief that we'd land on the Rhea. Of course, the Rhea was still there.
Grarr landed the first bump. I managed to not warp to the nice corporate bookmark and just to the station meaning I had to burn 60k to assist. The nice part? Shield cynabal at full speed slammed into the Rhea next. Now we had multiple points and someone landed in a Machariel. That was that.
I think that this is one of my biggest nightmares. It seems whenever I cyno onto a station I am facing away from the station. I have a moment of panic. Sometimes, the station takes a moment to load and I find myself gasping a bit wondering if I made a mistake....
Killing haulers is not a glorious battle. It however, is an exciting event. Killing this hauler and seeing that it was full of stuff, we broke out haulers and looted the wreck as fast as we could. With everything dumped in the corporation hangers. I love loot. I've never ransomed people but I love looting wrecks.
That was my adventure. My last two kills have been freighters now. Weird habit that.
On a side note, thanks to the 10 day offer Holykittens has returned to the game. Kittens and I started at the same time and he joined my first corp. When I left, I dragged him along and we've had a close, comfortable relationship ever since. He has been unsubbed however and I am not in a position to bring him into my current corporation. He is corporation hunting and I have said I will help. He is social, likes fleets, wants to pewpew stuff, doesn't mind doing other things, and in general is somewhat silly and utterly wonderful. If anyone has suggestions, let me know.