Thursday, 31 March 2011

Back to Amarr

In Pator I scored 2 more Hurricanes and moved my operations back to Amarr space, my Orca alt is nearing completition of his training and I wanted to find a cosy spot with unsuspecting targets for my enterprise.

Star map analysis revealed high density of mission runners in Domain in Orkashu system, I liked this spot from the moment I warped through the gate. Firstly it has only one station, secondly only 2 gates, thirdly is relatively small and most importantly is buzzing with mission runners comming here from neighbouring systems.

Despite the fact that I was identified as a ninja and mentioned numerous times in local chat on the day of my arrival, Apocalypse and Raven pilots fell to my guns.  Pilots were instructed not to shot thiefs in the future but no valuable tears were collected on that day except for that one drop.

Timmer702lv > why are you in my mission taking my loot

I was just about to answer when this happened

(combat) Warrior II belonging to Timmer702lv hits you, doing 16.5 damage.

I had no choice but to defend myself

(notify) You have started trying to warp scramble Timmer702lv [R.W.R]<PMA>(Raven).
(notify) Warp Disruptor II deactivates as Timmer702lv's Raven begins to explode.

I think that answered his question, I really had no chance to clarify my position before he ragelogged.

Next encounter was very interesting one, I scanned Dominix, he just finished a mission and was about to take off as I arrived. I started cleaing up the mess he made and seconds later Cormorant arrived on the grid, it looked unrelated to mission runner and I also started salvaging and looting wrecks, I filled up my cargo and left one can with my loot as a bait for Cormorant. Back to station I changed my Salvaging Vigil to Mighty Vigil and came back to the mission grid, Cormorant ignored my can and I was loosing hope when directional blinked with Crow. Interceptor, now that looked interesting, no doubt he has backup so only question is can I kill him before cavalry arrives or not, he landed on top of me and targeted me immediately I returned lock and he turned red. He had MWD on and my scram held him in place firmly, my overheated guns and drone tore him apart in seconds, I'd love to see his face when he realised what he got himself into. Upon closer inspection this turned out this was very old ship, it still had large rigs fitted. Unfortunately his faction MWD was destroyed but it was very satisfying kill nonetheless.

Moments after Crow exploded Gila arrived on the grid, looked unrelated to Crow pilot and I started heading towards my bait can planted there for the purpose of catching Cormorant. I knew there was no point trying to charge Gila in my Vigil so I warped back to station to reconsider my options. Gila pilot and Crow pilot were from 2 different corps, I knew Crow tried to stall but was he waiting for Gila (?) that seemed unlikely. I really had an itch and it needed to be scratched, I jumped inn my Hurricane, checked supplies of ammo and cap boosters and hit undock.

Gila was parked at the station waiting for me, Crow pilot was nowhere to be seen. Every common sense in my brain was screaming "TRAP" but every emotion was screaming "HIT HIM", so I did. He had shields lots of it and hardeners, as My drones and my guns were nibbling slowly his shields, he slowly started grinding my armour plates, I was clearly winning, he was at 1/4 of his shields and I have lost only about a quarter of my armour. I was about to start my victory dance when Crow pilot appeared at station in Rokh! I checked timers, there was still 2 minutes on my aggro, he left me in no doubt about his intentions, suddenly tables have turned and I've found myself surrounded by 10 Hammerheads II and fired upon by a bloody Battleship. They made a quick work of me and my second "ninja cane" went up in flames.

We had a good chat and I've learned there is a small group of them in the area, doing some extortions, mercenary assignments and high sec wars. They told me to call them if I ever need some RR and we parted our ways.

2 days later I had a hilarious encounter with a missioner who despite being warned by other pilots in local chat about nature of my enterprise decided to shot my Bait Vigil. To make it worse he then waited for me and tried to shot my Mighty Vigil. Needless to say everyone in local had a good laugh after his Destroyer assploded. I continued my hunt and the same day my long wait was finally rewarded with a great catch.

Since downing TFI I am always on the lookout for faction Battleships and my probes soon returned with some good news. There was Apocalypse Navy Issue harassing local Sansha population. I'm no fan of Sansha but when opportunity calls .... In seconds I was sitting in my Bait Vigil setting up directional scan and keeping my fingers cautiously crossed. He must have finished mission just before my arrival, I speeded to nearest wreck to make sure I blink red to him before he warps off. ANI pilot wasn't in a hurry, he was looking at me waiting to see what this small ship is doing in his mission. As soon as I looted first wreck he targeted me and fired, I am alway on a move so he missed me completely. I decided to check him out before warping away, findings were good, expensive fit but complete failure, shield booster, armour hardeners, perfect target for me. If I had Orca this would be very simple, he couldn't hit me and appeared to have no drones (or forgot them) but at the time my alt was still 5 days away from being able to fly it and I had to swap ships in station.

In my infinite optimism I undocked my Hurricane and swiped area with directional, he wasnt in the mission anymore but scanner quickly detected him at gate. It was going almost too easy, he returned fire instead of jumping so either he was overconfident or stupid. I remembered trap from couple of days ago but what did I have to lose. After making quick work of his drones my guns scratched his structure and I opened convo with demand of 100 mln isk - now I think I was cheap, should have asked for 200 mln.

First without a word he paid 100k, then after another volley hit his hull and he paid 100 mln! In a classic ninja move Apocalypse Navy Issue exploded seconds later. Sadly he wasn't going to share his tears with me and ragelogged immediately. I had to be really quick collecting loot, his wreck was empty looted and salvaged within seconds. Imperial Navy Heat Sink netted me cool 61 mln on contract and other bits were put away for later use or sell if the need be. That one kill covered all my loses since start of my ninja experiment and more, really pleased with myself I logged and decided to have a couple of days rest from EVE.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

First faction battleship

Those 3 words summarise my recent enterprise pretty well. Feeling smug after dropping Maelstrom day earlier I pinpointed Hurricane in a mission, he shot and warped out. As I settled in his mission preparing for extension, directional blinked with another Hurricane, he was back. I haven't done my research and it seems he had EM hardeners on his boat so while I was fiddling with my ammo his guns and drones were drilling holes in my armour plate, it was very close fight, we have raced through structures together and unfortunately for me he was faster. I congratulated him and let him pod me to Rens where my new cane was waiting for me already.

Next few days was rather uneventful, scans mostly came back with nothing and those that detected potential customers did not resulted in any decent baits. Star map map revealed increased carebear activity in Pator and I decided to move my operations there for a few days. Initial scans did not look very promising and I settled on a Cyclone. I must really not be a very charismatic because my ransom request was ignored and I had no choice but free this narrow minded individual from his rather badly fitted ship.

Following day looked very promising from the start, my eyes almost started bleeding when I saw fit on this Dominix, I really did not expected anyone flying this badly fitted ship to have any money so I dispatched him quickly without eve offering ransom and moved on looking for more valuable targets.

So far I limited myself to Battlecruisers and T1 Battleships, those seemed easier than Marauders and Faction Battleships, that was until my probes detected Typhoon Fleet Issue doing T3 mission. Quick ship scan revealed complete failure of fitting department and battleclinic check confirmed this potential victim to be completely clueless carebear. He hasn't lost any ships in high sec yet and was in NPC corp, chances were he would take a bait and stay in mission. My assumptions were 100% correct, TFI opened fire almost immediately. With shaking hands and pounding heart I swapped to Hurricane and undocked with one though in my mind - "is he still there?". Not entirely surprisingly he was still in his mission sitting still on landing, his defense was very anemic and in panic he must have forgotten about his drones, when my guns tore through his armour and hit his structure I recalled drones and opened convo.

Qintes > 200 mln you have 30 sec

I decide to give him really good deal and don't drag it too long, this looked almost too easy and I really didn't want to risk any RR arriving.

Qintes > 15
Qintes > 5
WOLF SKAR > you win 

What a genius, I have no idea what he meant perhaps he though I am going to thank him for good fight and let him go :P. My first Faction Battleship swiftly became a space dust, I was hoping for some tears but all I got was ragelog, well you can't have it all all the time.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


I fell asleep and almost died running lvl 4 mission trying to fix my security status. After warping out in 50% of hull I gave up and decided that mission running is unbearably boring.. Another option was to go to 0.0 and try ratting there but from my previous experiences I knew how mind numbing that can be so I quickly discarded that option. I needed a solution, my goal was to have fun in this game and blow up stuff without being exposed to boredoom of killing npc, not being forced to participate in blob fights and at the same time not loosing a security status so I can have access to trade hubs. There is a factional warfare which is pretty cool and I am interested in exploring this aspect of the game in the future.

For the time being I moved my operations to Heimatar region and quickly made some interesting acquaintances, to add to hilarity he came back a minute later wanting a revenge in this failfitted Rifter. One of the students from EVE University was clearly falling behind in his study and I had to give him a private tuition ungrateful sod hasn't spilled any tears and quietly warped away in pod . Lustrevik has proven to be overflowing with ill fitted ships flown by aggressive and trigger happy carebears and I had to move swiftly. My apetite grew with every fallen battlecruiser so in search for a bigger targets I jumped next door to Isendeldik. First scan revealed a Maelstrom slaughtering group of Angels, my completely peaceful intentions were met with this angry response

[ 2011.03.12 22:18:07 ] (notify) You successfully salvage from the Angel Large Wreck.
[ 2011.03.12 22:18:09 ] Malekif > if you want to die quintes go ahead and try

I spotted wreck with some loot and decided to check what's in it, nothing of an importance but any loot is a good loot as far as I am concerned so I picked up whetever was in the wreck and moved on.

[ 2011.03.12 22:18:18 ] 800mm Heavy 'Scout' Repeating Artillery I belonging to Malekif barely scratches you, causing 258.9 damage.
[ 2011.03.12 22:18:23 ] Valkyrie I belonging to Malekif lightly hits you, doing 16.0 damage.

Now that's very uncalled for. My Orca alt is still in training so I have to swap ships in station. Sitting in my Hurricane I was wondering whether it is worth going back, he probably warped away, docked and is going to wait out his aggro, I braced myself for long aggro extension session and undocked. I sat for a moment in a safe spot near the mission thinking what do do, maybe just forget it and scan another mission but this bear really was asking for it.

[ 2011.03.12 22:26:09 ] Malekif > btw guys we have a ninjasalvager in the system name is Quintes
[ 2011.03.12 22:26:16 ] Malekif > he also likes to steal stuff

Now I have been called worse than ninjasalvager in this game but insult is an insult and had to be punished. Directional spotted Maelstrom back in mission 5 minuted before aggro expired. Warp engine lighten up and medium rack modules were overloaded before landing. I landed 16 km from him, he must have felt very confident in his big scary battleship and didn't even try to run.
[ 2011.03.12 22:29:15 ] (notify) You have started trying to warp scramble Malekif [WECH](Maelstrom).
[ 2011.03.12 22:29:18 ] Your group of 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II lightly hits Malekif [WECH](Maelstrom), doing 384.1 damage.
Web held him in place and NPC did most of the job, that was one of my fastest kills.
[ 2011.03.12 22:30:33 ] (notify) Warp Disruptor II deactivates as Malekifs Maelstrom begins to explode.
I think that made him rather angry, I am cutting some local spam below.
[ 2011.03.12 22:31:05 ] Malekif > fucking asshole
[ 2011.03.12 22:31:11 ] GazzCrawford > who ?
[ 2011.03.12 22:31:21 ] Qintes > \o/
[ 2011.03.12 22:31:25 ] Malekif > quintes
[ 2011.03.12 22:31:29 ] Malekif > is gonna die now^^
[ 2011.03.12 22:31:32 ] GazzCrawford > dude the guys making cash
[ 2011.03.12 22:31:44 ] GazzCrawford > he's laughing at you
[ 2011.03.12 22:31:54 ] Malekif > I dont care
[ 2011.03.12 22:32:29 ] Malekif > well he didnt make anything
[ 2011.03.12 22:32:41 ] GazzCrawford > he did
[ 2011.03.12 22:32:45 ] Malekif > nah
[ 2011.03.12 22:32:46 ] GazzCrawford > he;s made you angry
[ 2011.03.12 22:37:43 ] Qintes > so melekif are you going to keel me with your mighty vigil now?
[ 2011.03.12 22:38:15 ] Malekif > I dont care I have enough money to pump missionship after missionship out^^
[ 2011.03.12 22:38:20 ] Qintes > cmon mate im tanking 5 bs here
[ 2011.03.12 22:38:36 ] Malekif > losses like this are calculated, and you make maybe 5 million out of the pissy mods :D
[ 2011.03.12 22:38:50 ] Malekif > youre not even there
[ 2011.03.12 22:39:14 ] Qintes > course i am i have to pick up stuff i jettisoned to loot your crap
I was in his mission at the time to pick up cap boosters I jettisoned to make room for his loot.
[ 2011.03.12 22:39:32 ] Malekif > youre just a coward thats all
[ 2011.03.12 22:40:07 ] Qintes > couldnt put it better myself, i leave heroic deaths to losers like youreself
[ 2011.03.12 22:40:52 ] Malekif > maybe next time youre not so lucky eh
[ 2011.03.12 22:41:35 ] Qintes > im good at lottery man, im the best
[ 2011.03.12 23:13:54 ] Malekif > someones afraid lol
[ 2011.03.12 23:14:04 ] Malekif > pussy :P
[ 2011.03.12 23:15:57 ] Malekif > well youre afraid to die
[ 2011.03.12 23:17:08 ] Malekif > ahh are we afraid to lose the implants when I pod you yes? so bad
I changed back to Vigil and salvaged all his wrecks while he followed me in RF Firetail. Damn if I only knew he wants to pod me in high sec! Only 2 days ago I installed set of implants if I only knew :P.
[ 2011.03.12 23:24:40 ] Malekif > cmon take somthing you looser
[ 2011.03.12 23:25:27 ] Vicious Warslut > lol
[ 2011.03.12 23:25:51 ] Malekif > I knew hes just talking
[ 2011.03.12 23:25:53 ] Qintes > you seem upset Malekif, holding a grudge or something?
[ 2011.03.12 23:26:04 ] Malekif > well im waiting you promised
[ 2011.03.12 23:26:14 ] Malekif > and now you do nothing
[ 2011.03.12 23:26:25 ] Malekif > gotta mean something you know
[ 2011.03.12 23:26:36 ] Qintes > on the contrary i salvage your mission you tailing me god knows why
[ 2011.03.12 23:27:18 ] Malekif > yeah you salvage all the little shit I left for poor people to pick up
[ 2011.03.12 23:28:06 ] Malekif > hes salvaging all the small wrecks for real XD
[ 2011.03.12 23:28:16 ] Qintes > every little helps my friend, its the difference between smart and dumb, some people are willing to throw away maelstrom on a whim, i will just pick up the pieces
[ 2011.03.12 23:32:36 ] Malekif > of course hes a noob
[ 2011.03.12 23:33:02 ] Qintes > yep im a nob and you are experienced, lost mael to my cane :P
[ 2011.03.12 23:33:20 ] Malekif > I dont care youre a fuckin coward^^
[ 2011.03.12 23:33:26 ] Malekif > whata mael lol
[ 2011.03.12 23:33:50 ] Vicious Warslut > rofl
[ 2011.03.12 23:34:01 ] Vicious Warslut > so sad :p
[ 2011.03.12 23:34:53 ] Malekif > to bad you have to rely on your prick skills to make a living lol
[ 2011.03.12 23:35:23 ] Malekif > he made like 8 million from my wreck maybe even less
[ 2011.03.12 23:35:43 ] Malekif > quite some isk for over an hour of work
[ 2011.03.12 23:35:48 ] Malekif > wohooo lol
[ 2011.03.12 23:35:53 ] Qintes > *hangs head in shame* yes i did, but its your fault for having shit fit
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:03 ] Malekif > I dont need more
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:17 ] Malekif > why would I fit expensive shit if theres no difference
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:27 ] Vicious Warslut > ur too poor to fit more :p
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:34 ] Qintes > and he calls me a noob *rolls eyes*
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:42 ] Lia Suchong > sigh.
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:45 ] Lia Suchong > smacktalk.
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:50 ] Malekif > erm dmg is the same sufficient tank all I need
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:54 ] Qintes > its great isnt it :P
[ 2011.03.12 23:36:56 ] Lia Suchong > so nice to see in local on a boring day....
[ 2011.03.12 23:37:05 ] Malekif > I dont need expensive 40 million mods to run effective :P
[ 2011.03.12 23:37:07 ] Qintes > saturdays are always fun
[ 2011.03.12 23:37:24 ] Malekif > because some noob like you tries to take it away and I laugh XD
[ 2011.03.12 23:37:50 ] Qintes > always happy to provide entertainment for a pro like you
[ 2011.03.12 23:37:56 ] Malekif > yep thank you
[ 2011.03.12 23:38:16 ] Malekif > wonder how much money you got 50 million?
[ 2011.03.12 23:38:35 ] Malekif > I mean you killed me with a cane lol you dont even have money for a T2 ship
[ 2011.03.12 23:39:02 ] Qintes > yep im poor, want to donate to my t2 fund so i can stop stealing from you?
[ 2011.03.12 23:39:12 ] Qintes > and become decent member of eve society?
[ 2011.03.12 23:39:26 ] Malekif > look and you didnt even do much damage because you rely on npcs to make dmg how sad is that^^
[ 2011.03.12 23:39:40 ] Qintes > i cant afford expensive ammo
[ 2011.03.12 23:39:58 ] Malekif > see 9 million what you made this mission alone gave me 40 million so far
[ 2011.03.12 23:40:03 ] Malekif > youre pisspoor lol
[ 2011.03.12 23:40:36 ] Qintes > i broke man, give me a 5 mln if you made 40, ill buy a decent ship and go missioning like all good people
[ 2011.03.12 23:40:48 ] Vicious Warslut > malekiff, ur actually an idiot for attacking him while under fire of npc's :p
[ 2011.03.12 23:41:13 ] Malekif > nah he was sneaky he came with a vigil, and I shot him while he stole stuff^^
[ 2011.03.12 23:41:33 ] Malekif > and I wasnt quick enough to warp out when he was back so I dont care :P
[ 2011.03.12 23:41:51 ] Malekif > my next mission ship will have a scrambler and then ppl like him are toast
[ 2011.03.12 23:42:04 ] Qintes > yeah it only tok me about 11 minutes to come back in cane, it wass like a lightning
[ 2011.03.12 23:42:24 ] Vicious Warslut > lol
[ 2011.03.12 23:42:30 ] Malekif > well you were lucky to warp in that close to me thats all
[ 2011.03.12 23:42:34 ] Jake McCord > blah, blah, blah.
[ 2011.03.12 23:42:36 ] Malekif > I was already aligned
[ 2011.03.12 23:42:40 ] Malekif > nooby
[ 2011.03.12 23:42:47 ] Malekif > you were very very lucky :P
[ 2011.03.12 23:42:57 ] Qintes > yeah i told you im a pro in lottery
[ 2011.03.12 23:43:10 ] Lia Suchong > hm. smacktalk. counter smacktalk. all leading to one thing: more tears and boredom.
[ 2011.03.12 23:43:25 ] Qintes > tears are good, dont dis it
[ 2011.03.12 23:43:27 ] Malekif > Im just wondering what drives him^^
[ 2011.03.12 23:43:34 ] Malekif > look at the km he made 9 million
[ 2011.03.12 23:43:38 ] Malekif > lol
[ 2011.03.12 23:43:51 ] Jake McCord > nothing more boring than smacktalk.
[ 2011.03.12 23:44:33 ] Malekif > he probably hoped for some shit with faction mods or whatever
[ 2011.03.12 23:44:36 ] Lia Suchong > the ship was worth 122 million.
[ 2011.03.12 23:44:45 ] Malekif > but he didnt get it
[ 2011.03.12 23:44:51 ] Lia Suchong > in truith he made somming more valuable than a measly drop.
[ 2011.03.12 23:44:51 ] Jake McCord > drop in the bucket
[ 2011.03.12 23:45:20 ] Malekif > quint you should go to jita and scam that makes more money
[ 2011.03.12 23:45:30 ] Qintes > my alt does that
[ 2011.03.12 23:45:33 ] Lia Suchong > bah
[ 2011.03.12 23:45:38 ] Lia Suchong > worthless waste of breath
[ 2011.03.12 23:45:52 ] Malekif > see hes a prick lol

What an angry young men, he left system after that. Now to put things right I dont have an alt who scams people in Jita, not yet anyway :P.