W-space is agreeing with me

Wormhole life is agreeing with me. Not only am I getting better at scanning, and I’m also finding new things to do.

The other day we had a slight problem with one of that day’s neighbours. Well, not really a problem, more like the fact that we were too scared to move.

We had a C2 exit into our own hole, and turns out that this C2 was occupied by none other than Wingspan.

I have all the respect for these guys, I have read Chance’s guide at least three times already and even thought about joining at one point, but I never did. Because I tend to push things towards the future saying “One day” too often.

Anyhow, seeing that there’s 3 of us, and about 500 of them. What with them being used to wormholes, being in bombers and what not, we decided to just leave sites alone and go out for a little roam.

Our high sec static was really close to Null so we went to Syndicate. I went to Poitot for the first time ever, did you know. That Poitot is the only named system in Syndicate?

Despite there being only three of us in fleet and on TeamSpeak, I heard that sentence a few times.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to catch much on our little roam. As is null life, most people dock when they see neutrals. And the few targets that we could have had, well they would have kicked our asses. We didn’t really want to attack someone in a battleship with just an interceptor and two bombers.

On our way back we noticed someone doing data and relic sites. I still had probes on my bomber, so in the system over, I scanned down the only cosmic signature. It was a relic, and we decided that I would stay there cloaked, while the two others would both wait in another system.

A few minutes later I see a Helios on scan. He warped to the site and warped off again, only to come back to the bookmark.

I guess he was checking if the only other person in system was doing the site. I wasn’t.

Little did he know that I was there, cloaked up, waiting for him to do just that. As soon as he warped on top of our bookmark I told our interceptor to jump in system and warp to the bookmark.

A few seconds later the Helios was scrammed. I guess he must not have thought an interceptor on D-scan would hurt him, seeing that he didn’t see any probes. How wrong he was.

We killed him as soon as the third of our little party got in on the kill. A few seconds later our interceptor pilot was laughing his ass off.

This little Helios, was carrying a nice little reward. OP success. A huge success seeing as this was our first roam ever and we figured that we would either die or not get any good kills.

The loot is currently being sold in Jita and the ISK from it will be put into our new, budding SRP program.

Like I said, wormhole life is starting to agree with me.

Stay tuned o7

Lost a ship

I lost a Cynabal the other day.

We had a wormhole close to home, that led us all the way out to Venal. So we decided to go roam over there, find us some targets. The system we came in at was currently experiencing an incursion. So, there were incursion rats here. Remember this, this will be important later on in the story.

There were about 13 of us, Cynabals, Vexor Navy Issue, Sabre, etc. So we were a small group, out looking for targets.

Going from Venal to Deklein we came into Goonswarm territory and we killed a few Goons. Ishtars were killed, capsules were destroyed. All in all, we did okay.

It was about time to go back home, it was starting to get late and turns out that near our home system someone had undocked his Nightmare. So we wanted to go kill him. Onwards, back to the wormhole!

Now, as you may, or may not know. Incursion rats have warp scramblers. I did not know this, neither did some of my fleet mates. So as we were chugging back towards the wormhole some of us went faster than others. I was one of them.

While being at the front of the fleet is nice for catching things, it’s not nice when you get caught. So imagine my surprise when I suddenly see a warp scrambler lighting up my UI. And slowly, but surely, my shields were dropping. Meanwhile I heard someone on TS say that they died to the rats.

In the end, 4 of us died to rats. None of us got killed by players, and yet some of us had to return in a capsule. This because we didn’t stick together in the end and the rats were able to pick us off.

I learned a valuable lesson yesterday: “Don’t be at the front”

I lost a ship I was having fun with, but I still have 5 others in my hangar. The only real shame is that I lost the killmarks. Guess I’ll just need to go make a few new ones.

At least the Nightmare died too. Although it wasn’t as shiny as we hoped.

Stay tuned o7