Monday, YC117-11-2: I still sit in rage about the stupid care bears that had have my small tower removed by mercenaries. With only the word revenge in my mind, I lingers around in Teonusude, stalking the location where my possessions once were anchored.
There they are as if nothing had happ… Wait a second, why are there so many criminal flagged pilots at that POS? Oh, they are not in the corporation of the POS but in a NPC corporation. And they repair incapacitated POS modules. And that corporation is at war with someone else (not me by the way).
An idea comes to my mind. They are suspect and anyone can attack them. Noone can support them (without becoming criminal). And nobody can shoot me without CONCOND intervention in a limited engagement. OK, if I go in fast and hit hard I will probabpy be able to finish one of them. So I fit the first Catalyst in my life, ever.
Carefully I observes the local channel. The wardec with the mercenaries has been invalidated by CONCORD, but the 24h until all hostile activities have to cease, have not passed yet. Better get not caught. After reconsidering I grab the Cheetah again to scan down my victims and be able to land real close. Works great. Hop into Catalyst and go!
My mind blurrs a bit, as even in my capsule the fingers started shaking really hard, as soon as I hit the warp button. I indeed land very close to an Osprey and a Navitas. I go for whatever is closest. I think it was the Osprey. Lock! Shoot! Ah… Approach… Why is it not shooting!? Blast it! Next target and shoot it. Ah… what is happening here? Now I can widen my view a bit. OK, two are in a limited engangement and green-blueish. Why can’t I shoot? Hm… Why can’t I lock? Ah, they got away under the force field. Drat!
I dock up and think. Probably I should have fit a webber and a scrambler to prevent them from groveling back under the force field. Me stupid ganking newby! While I think about that, I see the following lines of my potential victims in local:
[ 2015.11.02 13:23:02 ] Lad1 > ganker?
[ 2015.11.02 13:24:18 ] Lad2 > i think so…
[ 2015.11.02 13:24:52 ] Lad3 > no
[ 2015.11.02 13:25:16 ] Lad2 > ok… sorry! ☻
While thinking further and about range to force field and the time I would have for shooting, I decide to try a different approach. ALPHA! Didn’t I have a Tornado somewhere? A right, it’s in Hrokkur. And.. right 1400mm already fitted. After some EFTing around I have a fit that, I think, will be able to deliver a significant alpha strike to plopp one of them at one shot.
I go get my Cheetah and fly to Heild, leave it there, and use the pod to get to Hrokkur and retrieve the Tornado. After considering how to get this ship to Teosusude I stumble across some warp core stab in my hangar. OK, lets try this. Molden Heath has heavy gate camps rather rarely. I do not even see anybody as I warp to Teonusude. I start fitting the Tornado as planed and want to get ready to blast someone to pieces as… Darn, no warp in!
I decide to go to Heild again and pick up my Cheetah. After jumping to Bosena I see someone at the gate in a Hurricane Fleet Issue. A no problem I’m in a pod, He can’t capture me. Warp to Heild and jump. Strange, why is my pod aaaaliiiiigniiiiing sooooo slooooow!? And why am I not warping!? F***!!! I’m still in the Tornado!
At least I am aware enough to lock the Hurricane and aproach the gate. Damn, no propulsion module fitted! My first shot takes him to 25% shields. Yay? Maybe I’ll suvive!? He’s propably awake now, I say to myself with a weak grin on my face. But he knows what he is doing. Aproaches fast and shreds me to pieces. At least I get my pod out. As this conversation was in local I take the liberty to publish it here:
[ 2015.11.02 14:33:00 ] Zoe Hendershot > Gnaa
[ 2015.11.02 14:33:04 ] Highspeedlimo > gf
[ 2015.11.02 14:33:23 ] Zoe Hendershot > shit fingh, tought I was in a capsule… ^^
[ 2015.11.02 14:33:40 ] Highspeedlimo > it happens to the best of us mate
[ 2015.11.02 14:33:55 ] Highspeedlimo > you flying solo out here?
As you can see, I was really embarrassed.
But what happens then, is a bit of “Butterfly Effect” commerial video. We come to talk. My name seem’s familiar, as I mention my market hub. Not very much later I’m in a fleet together with a mate (Predator989) of him, plotting to the destruction of criminals at a place formerly known as my spot.
I love Low-Sec and it’s inhibitants!
This now, is the first time, ever, I give a warp-in for others. Submarining around with my Cheetah, I aproach the Typhoon, they brought now to repair they POS guns. At 10km distance to the targets the guys warp in (and I should have boated or warped away erlier as they decloak me). These two guys did not only take down the Typhoon but also an Osprey.
And, oh, my, god, did this feel good!
Andrenalin, Satisfaction, Gratefulness – can’t type, can’t think, can’t speak.
Love you two! Love Low-Sec! Love EVE!