What a week.... I enjoy target rich environments as much as the next guy- but sometimes I just end up scratching my head. Something must possess worm hole players to do things that no other EvE player would think about. For example: If you are walking out of a building and the person if front of you is killed by a sniper- would you
A. Keep walking Forward and forget about it
B. Run back into the building and hide
C. Stop and don't move
Well I am sure that some of you smart people are thinking obviously B. Sadly you would be wrong. Because as me and my corpies found out earlier this week- it seems that A is the preferred method of the worm hole bears. I should stop myself now and fill you in on the insanity.
The day started like any other: I was chilling out in my frig cloaked up in a safe, running a D scan ever so often- and shooting the shit with some of my corp members. We were just joking about your typical 'mom jokes' when I noticed a sleiph on scan. This spiked my interest- so I ran a quick ship scan and narrowed him down to a near by combat site. The sleiph was making short work of the sleepers, and finished the site quite quickly. He moved on to another, and another! For a total of three sites. He never touched the wrecks and seemed to be content just to blitz through the mindless sleeper drones. After the third site he took off to a K162 that had opened in my C2.
I waited for him to come back in the hole, and sure enough the hole shimmered and out popped a noctis. I followed him to the first site- which he quickly cleaned up, and then to the second, and finally the third. I must admit that this player was very quick and had a MWD fit noctis to expedite the process. Sadly for him, MWD's give that large indy a big sig boost. Couple that with my overheated faction torps, and you have a recipe for success :) What a nice paycheck. Sadly I was .0000000000000000001 seconds away from grabbing and ransoming his pod- and he escaped. This incident has finally been the push for me to max out my targeting skills >.> don't tell anyone. (No i have no idea why it was still at 4 either)
So i thought that would be the end of my activity from that K162 for the day. Thankfully for me- I was wrong. Dead wrong. Badgers are fun- but undefended badgers in a fleet are even funner :) Logging back online later that night, some of my corpies were telling me that they had witnessed 2 badgers, and a bestower move from the K162 worm hole (the same where the sleiph / noctis had come from.) So I took up the watch on the high sec hole with the rest of my corpies and waited for some fireworks.
We had barely enough to time to discuss the finer points on quantum mechanics when these rude indy pilots crashed our nice conversation by jumping through the hole. Like usual the hole shimmered, and out popped a badger... Again I have no idea why no one every waits out their session timer. I think that i have explained this again and again.... but waiting those precious 30 seconds is just too long of a time for our busy industrial pilots. So we gave him an instructional lesson. The loot that was dropped was quite nice :) My bomber corp loves getting free manticores :)
We figured that after this little attack, both the badger and bestower would call it a day and cut their losses. Sadly that would make too much sense. Just 15 min later another badger FROM THE SAME CORP came through the hole. Again the badger didn't wait of the session timer, so we blew it up. Along with his pod. To make things even better- we got the bestower and pod as well <3 What a day- my thirst for indy blood was quenched. 1 noctis, 2 badgers, and 1 bestower down- along with 2 pods. I call that a good day :)
Just a few days ago I made a kill that made a me have a small twinge of regret after all of the space debris had settled. I noticed a caracal on my dscan, with a few sleeper wrecks as well. It seemed that his daring cruiser was actually running a combat C2 WH site in a T1 cruiser.... it made matters worse when warping in on his site- I noticed that the pilot was actually quite young. It seems that he was warping in and out of the site when his tank was breaking. I watched him leave the first time, and by the second time I had ascertained his whereabouts. So the next time that he warped, I simply followed him.Now this is why bombers and bomber pilots are just ass holes.... Here he is at his safe away from a combat site that he had been working on for the past 45min. He was sitting here boosting his shield, thinking that he was in relative safety.
Sadly for him this was not the case. I uncloaked about 22K off him once i dropped out of warp, and proceeded to torp him to death. By the time I engaged he was in 50% shield, and only had 75% armor left. I was surprised to see him almost instantly lock me, and begin firing back. (At lest this new pilot was on the ball) Sadly for him it was far to little, and far to late. I killed him before he had my frig down to 25% shield. What happens next makes me feel even worse- I podded him. While I was shooting him- I actually felt a twang of guilt strike my cold black stone that is what's left of my heart. Even though he and his pretty T1 cruiser was dead- I showed him a very valuable lesson: DON'T GO INTO WORM HOLE IF YOUR NEW.
To wrap up this weeks blog I have a more embarrassing story to share with you all. So I saw two hurricanes on my dscan. Narrowing them down I found them to be at the high sec static of my worm hole. So i though hey- no prob I have a warp in point I can get on them and see what I am going to be dealing with. So I warped to the hole. The had just deployed a large bubble- and i was caught obviously. The funny thing is- I landed 800m away from the hole. Obviously I was decloaked- so i started to try and jump. When EvE tells me: Your book mark is still being placed or something- and it would not let me jump through the hole. Well the 2 BC's made short work of me with their auto cannons.... and then I was in my pod. I tried to jump through the hole again to no avail, and was put in my pod :(
I felt kind of betrayed about this, but hey what are you going to do? I sent a petition to CCP- but I doubt that they will end up doing anything over a little frig. Off well- murphys law I guess. You can't have everything go your way all of the time- I just feel bad for the hurricanes that killed me. I didn't drop any look of any significant value :(
The last thing that I would like to do is answer some of the Comments that some readers have been shooting towards me for the past couple of weeks.
The first is by Aktonn who asks:
What about light drones? Don't they eat you alive?
The answer is very simple- Yes and no. The only real light drones that I worry about are T2 warriors. Everything else I can outrun, or does very terrible damage to me in my bomber. Because you bomber is a very agile and very mobile frigate- drones should just be able to drive you off, and never should kill you. If you are getting caught and actually hit hard by drones, then you need to get your navigation skills up- because out running them should be no problem.
So in conclusion-
Fly dangerously, and if you want to become an honorary P.I.R.A.T.E operative, send me a mail, and we will induct you. Also- Peek a Boo is now in the top ranked!!!! Yay! (Hope my spelling is not as atrocious in this blog post)