Saturday, February 21, 2009

More capital ganks

Well, some stuff happened this weekend as it always does without fail. I was sitting in Yong with my alt Cerettela who is in either a Thanatos or a Sin you can pretty much bet your ass, and as things turned out we were pretty fortunate this weekend as some pretty crazy stuff happened

So I had ordered some stuff that a blue guy was going to bring down to lowsec for me (another nano-onerios to be exact, the first one got me tons of cool fights). He was putting the last touches on his carrier (or attemtping to) that was docked in gemodi. Anyone who knows about the station in gemodi, knows that once you undock, you will find yourself 2km out of docking range.

Well, it seems for some reason cva pets (and people who are red to cva) just LOVE to dock and undock their capitals from there. It also seems that since that system is extremely close to the system we operate out of, that we tend to kill people undocking from said station with great regularity.

Following along the same lines as the previous gank (a rorq), we had a report from the guy getting fittings for me that there was a chimera going to and fro said station and going to a safespot (the same one every time). After a while a fleet got started by us, and we managed to scan out the aformentioned safespot and put a harby (Or harpy, I couldn't understand the guy who was saying it) in that safespot. Well anyways, the plan was to warp our battleships to a safespot in system, wait till he undocks and warps to a safespot, tackle and kill him.

He jumped the gun and saw the person who was in our safespot before the rest of the fleet was in position, we figured we weren't going to get the kill at that point. Then something crazy happened, he went 10km off the station and cloaked directly under it.

Avicenna, the proud CEO and Furher of MVN, brafely flew his buffer abbadon down towards the bottom of the station, decloaking the unbeliever and subsequently warp disrupting + jamming him. Cardking undocks, and I jump in. I was panicking at first as I was 30km from station, but local was clear and it didn't seem like the carrior pilot's corp or alliance was going to try and help him, so I just slowboated it back towards the station. I think his feathers were so ruffled he didn't try to fight back save having fighters on Avi for a few seconds. He logged on and off constantly, trying to save his carrier somehow. But after about 5-6 minutes (I dont honestly remember) His Carrier was no more and we jumped both of our caps out, scratch free.

I figured that there wasn't going to be much to top that today, but wait, whats this? There is a second chimera in system?

This guy ovbiously wasn't payin much attention or potentially to bored for his own good, he was shooting his cyno alt, neuting his cyno alt, etc.

So while we try to decloak a navy raven on a gate 2 jumps away we keep a scout + tackle in system and await his undock. Then we see a bunch of his corpmates showing up in ships and leaving in shuttles, we figured that he was getting ready to jump as his ship maint' bay was probably full at this point. So we warped the fleet to the gemodi gate, double checked that all the cynos were ready, and prepared for a second gank.

After seeing bunch more shuttles undock and Cardking having a heart attack every time one did, the carrier finally undocked. Our pilot tackled him, the (rather small at this point) support fleet warped to the pilot on station, and the cyno was lit. I cannot imagine his suprise as 2x Thanatos, Moros, Aeon, and Chimera jumped in on him. Suffice to say he will need a new pair of pants as well as a new carrier.

Video avaliable here. (Make sure you dowload, the flash player is just a minute long preview)

On a sidenote Ive been offered to start FCing for MVN, an offer which I was all to eager to take. I may be a bit rusty from not leading a "REAL' fleet for a while, but with the amount of talent in this corp I think it wont take me long at all to get back in the swing of things.

On a sidenote^2 I have solved most of my RL issues (Some with roses, others with a .357 magnum) So I should be posting with greater regularity now :).

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fun stuff happening this weekend.

Death of a Rorquoral (or however you spell it)

Well, It was a stressfull IRL week for me, and it seems as though eve is just extremely exiting atm.

First of all, most of WiOD's pvp pilots have joined up with my old corp, the Maverick Navy....currently a member of Southern Cross alliance. Currently GBC ops have been total crap/turkey shoots. So, as a result, many of us have returned to our old stomping grounds (Domain) as pirates.

Just as a history lesson for those of you who are going to bitch slap me for being a gnasty gnasty piwate, MVN (and me) fought for the safety of providence till, and after, IAC disbanded. So we are simply reaping the fat of our sucess :). (And I lost a carrier defending a cyno jammer in TRPFU, so screw you!)

In either case, we have been having a blast with MVN (and ive been pwning with old friends) and it couldn't have come at a better time.

And tonight we killed a Rorq, so its pretty damn awesome fat If I do say so myself.

Anyways, Ill have to get into more detail later, Im going to go blow my share of the loot on another Oneiros. Or Huginn, I haven't decided yet....


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lots of news this week....

Well, it seems as though many interesting things have happened this week.

The most prominent of these things is that Band Of Brothers no longer exists in any official capacity (exept for a goonswarm created alliance called Band Of Brothers, created just to make sure BOB cant take thier name back). Last night a goonswarm director-level spy took out all the ISK in the Black nova master wallet in order to prevent the alliance fee from being payed. The alliance was closed and all of BOB's space SOV status was reset. Can anyone say "Cyno in NOL?"

Anyways, this is absolutely hilarious....I used to be in a GBC corp and I am TERRIBLY tempted to go back just so I can get involved in this fight. And when I say im terribly tempted I mean TERRIBLY TEMPTED..... (Sorry beo and dylan, we better get to wardecing people soon so I dont leave).

As far as faction warfare is concerned, things have been going pretty darn well, since there is technichally no endgame to FW we arent exactly winning or loosing, but It should suffice to say we are doing pretty well. Me and a few other people are trying to get the gallente a bit more of a centric leadership going, so we should be doing EVEN BETTER pretty soon.

And yes, the caldari are taking our space...but it is kind of irrelevant.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Making progress.

Anyways, the weekend was going prtty damn good as far as Im concerned. Removal of caldari space shit (PoSes) A totally lopsided fight after the pos went down by squids trying to save the pos, see here. And had a few good fights in the following hours. I played eve, to be honest, a lot more than I should have this weekend. And I think that I got nothing productive good compared to other weekends as well. Also, Im pretty much soely repsonsible for bringing the corp sucess ratio from 94 to 91 percent (I lost an eos to nothing but smartbombs, long story) and all 3 stabbers in the corp hangar. Now, the stabbers are no big deal since the corp already has 10 more being built, but to my suprise I didn't even blink when the eos went boom and all of my implants with it. I think as soon as I heard that the support fleet was being cut down right after I was wing warped, I knew what was coming. Anyway, thanks to usual....lag in the essence/black rise region......I was dead before grid loaded.

Speaking of lag, its been terrible around here lately. We can barely have a 30v30 without the servers taking a shit in our lap.....seriously. Ive had fights back in GBC with 1400+ people where there was less lag than some of these, so yeah.....kind of annoying.

Aside from the lag and smartbomb blobs, I have been doing a bit of brainstorming as of lately:

Right now my corp produces tech 1 fit ships for corporate use. We have been making it very sucesfull, and IDK how much the corp wallet can take but It seems as though we can sustain ourselves for a while.

I am trying as hard as I can with this corp to create a place where PVPers can go, and can still PVP without having to earn any isk (because its a drag). I think this is how real corporations should be run in eve TBH. Maybe some more asset controls to make sure people dont run off with ships and stuff but it works as-is with cheap stuff. Im wondering if we could scale it up to more members, because Im sure if we could offer corp-issue battlecruisers and even battleships, many veteran PVPers would jump on the bandwagon in no time flat.

Either way, WiOD is making progress, and I hope the trend continues. We have done recruiting lately and have gotten 4-6 pretty new people that we are focusing on training at the current point in time. It seems as though we have gotten better people out of recruting from newer player pools than veteran players because newer people that you train and help equip seem to be a bit more loyal.

On a more personal note though, when I get home today I should be 3 hours away from Minnie cruiser V, and at that point ill be able to fly most minnie tech 2 ships, and I can't wait to get in a Huginn/rapier. Maybe its just that Ive been damn near killed by those ships for far to long, but either way it should be pretty fun, even in thier "post nerf" state.

There is also the possibility of starting up a gallente militia podcast which I should be particpating in, so that sounds pretty fun as well. Either way Ill have news later.