Friday, December 23, 2011

Chaos AF build


Here is some stats taken from latest Chaos client cache. This is first iteration of long-awaited assault frigate rebalance and things will/may change (just like with tier 3 battlecruisers).

Retribution +200 ArmorHP +15 CPU +1 Med-slot
Amarr Frigate Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Energy Turret Cap Use per level 5% bonus to Small Energy Turret tracking speed per level
Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Energy Turret Optimal Range per level 5% bonus to Small Energy Turret Damage per level
Role bonus: 50% reduction in MicroWarpdrive signature radius penalty

Vengeance +10 CPU +1 High-slot (utility)
Amarr Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Rocket Damage per level -5% bonus to Missile Launcher Rate of Fire per level
Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Armor Resistances per level 5% bonus to Capacitor Recharge Rate per level
Role bonus: 50% reduction in MicroWarpdrive signature radius penalty

Harpy +10 CPU +200 ShieldHP +1 Low-slot
Caldari Frigate Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret Optimal range per level 5% bonus to Shield Resistances per level
Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret Optimal Range per level 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret Damage per level
Role bonus: 50% reduction in MicroWarpdrive signature radius penalty

Hawk +10 CPU +1 Med-slot
Caldari Frigate Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Missile Kinetic Damage per level -5% bonus to Missile Launcher Rate of Fire per level
Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Missile Velocity per level 7.5% bonus to Shield Boost Amount per level
Role bonus: 50% reduction in MicroWarpdrive signature radius penalty

Enyo +200 ArmorHP +10 CPU +1 Med-slot
Gallente Frigate Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret Damage per level
Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret Optimal Range per level 7.5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret Tracking Speed per level
Role bonus: 50% reduction in MicroWarpdrive signature radius penalty

Ishkur +1 Low-slot
Gallente Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage 10% bonus to drone hitpoints per level
Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret Optimal Range per level 5m3 Drone Bay Capacity per level
Role bonus: 50% reduction in MicroWarpdrive signature radius penalty

Jaguar +1 Low-slot
Minmatar Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret Damage per level 7.5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret Tracking per level
Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Small Projectile Turret Optimal Range per level 5% bonus to Small Projectile Damage per level
Role bonus: 50% reduction in MicroWarpdrive signature radius penalty

Wolf +200 ArmorHP +10 CPU +1 Low-slot
Minmatar Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret Damage per level 7.5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret Tracking per level
Assault Ships Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret Damage per level 10% bonus to Small Projectile Falloff Range per level
Role bonus: 50% reduction in MicroWarpdrive signature radius penalty

Holy crap! This shit is amazing! It almost seems a little overpowered (Ishkur and Jaguar didn't need a massive buff TBH).

Back to new CCP is scaring me. So much good shit delivered in such a short time frame. Mind you, these stats are still only on the Chaos server. Might be a while before they hit Sisi.

Hot damn, Enyo with a web, Vengance with a spare high for a NOS/Neut, extra mid for a Hawk and an extra low for a Jaguar. Frak, just thinking about these changes is exciting for all the new fits that can be fielded.

It's great to be able to fly all the AF's with the appropriate T2 weapon systems. :)

2012 looks like it will be a good year for EVE.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ethics of Piracy

This kill resulted in this thread on the EVE-O forums. Basically, the Drake pilot was in top belt in Old Man Star then was tackled by a Tusker. Pew pew commences and he asks for a 1v1 halfway through the fight. Rest of the gang lands, Drake explodes, then his pod is pointed by BC' Rage thread commences on EVE-O.

Jin Shugo comes up with this little gem: "Your pilots warped into the belt where a 1vs1 was happening and I requested they not engage before they did so. They were 40-50 kms out so they had to time to honor the request. Either acknowledge they are cowards who can't handle a 1vs1 or pay my owed isk. Either of those choices will close the matter and your corp's honor, or lack there of it, will be acknowledged."

Haha. You mad bro?

Tusker policy for 1v1's:

"I don't engage in consensual PVP (1-vs-1's or duels), for I wish to engage others only on my terms, and other pilots may be dishonorable. But as for me, should I ever accept a 1-vs.-1 or a duel, I shall honor it."

Tuskers do engage in 1v1's on occasion. We will ship down to make the fight fair. Asking for a 1v1 once a fight has started is beyond stupid and Old Man Star is notorious for blobbing.

So yeah, a rather amusing turn of events overall.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Brief Conversation....

Naoru: Flying in 0.0 when your really drunk is quite stupid, you know.

Player: /holds head and groans

Naoru: Plus you didn't check the guns mounted on that Rapier before engaging. Daredevils are expensive to lose.

Player: 40 jumps of nothing in nullsec is fucking boring. Ok, ok. So I made a bad judgement call.

Naoru: We made it to M-OEE8 in a pod. Then you land us in a drag bubble 50KM off gate. After slow boating 50KM in a fucking pod you randomly click the wrong button and warp to a belt.

Player: ...

Naoru: Then we warp back, land off the gate again and get pointed by a fucking Pilgrim. I don't like getting podded.

Player: Well, it did save us 30 or so jumps to get back to Hevrice. Hell, that clone was only worth 90 million ISK.

Naoru: 90 million ISK is also 3 Drakes or a massive pile of Rifters. Plus it means more time grinding missions and less time looking for things to shoot.

Player: Fine, fine. I'll be more careful next time.

Monday, November 14, 2011

You can buy 2 real world monocles for the price on 1 Eve monocle!

 Turns out you can buy realworld monocles cheaper than EVE's. Although I'm not sure where you would actually wear this

(Yeah I know this is a little late.)


On a whim, I decided to visit Molden Heath as viable solo targets are a little scarce around Hevrice at this time. The 2-10 plexs scattered around Molden Heath provide great opportunity for frigate combat. Running the plexs is fast and can turn a tidy profit if a faction shield booster or afterburner drops.

After my shiny new Medium Shield Booster Jag was brutally violenced (battle report is a little messed up, I killed 2 Jags before going down) in Bosena, I reshipped into my trusty Wolf frigate. Undocking, I spied a Ishkur in the 2-10 plex and gave chase. Landing in the first room I spot the Ishkur 25KM off under fire from the local Gistii pirates. Lighting up the AB my Wolf crawls sluggishly accross the distance (plated wolf is SLOW). The Ishkur activates the gate and warps out. Overheating the AB I hit the gate with in the 30 second (not sure if that is accurate) window and follow him in.
This time I land 15KM off, overheating my mids I close the distance slowly and land point. My over heated 200mm AC's spit RF Fusion rounds into the Ishkur, stripping away armor. The Ishkur trys to pull range (no web \o/) before it succumbs. His pod is slow to warp out and is pointed. Due the excessive and unruly local Gistii pirates, there is no time for protracted rasom negotiations.

It feels nice to visit this area again.

Good hunting/fly safe.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Socratic..if you have never heard of this guy you are a lucky person. He is a troll that inhabits the Arnon local channel. Recently, Socratic has been sighted in lowsec trying to repair his damaged sec status. He also likes to fly very expensive ships with "unique" fits. Particularly warp core stabilisers.
Feast your eye's on this Machariel. Yes, that is an arty mach with WCS and a sebo fitted...

I caught Socratic afk in a belt in Hulmate. My Vengance was barely scratching the shields of his Gila. Tsubutai and Etuura Zellis arrive and we swiftly pop Socratics Gila. Point on his pod is called and we invite him to the ransom channel. No response is forthcoming, the pod gets squished and we scoot back to Hev.

Then Socratic comes back to his computer.

Socratic > screw upi
Socratic > catcj ,e of upi cam
Naoru Kozan > we can contract your corpse back to you if you want....
EVE System > Socratic was kicked from the channel by Naoru Kozan. Effective until 2011.11.02 09:48:22.
Etuura Zellis > lolol
Etuura Zellis > i already put up a contract for him
Etuura Zellis > both corpses for 600mil XD

Then Socratic convos Etuura:

[09:26:06] Socratic > screw you!
[09:26:08] Etuura Zellis > o/
[09:26:19] Socratic > I wasn't even in space when this went down
[09:26:23] Etuura Zellis > ? i thought you might have wanted barricades corpse back?
[09:26:32] Socratic > I don't know how you did it but this is wrong
[09:26:50] Socratic > you can choke on that corpse
[09:26:52] Etuura Zellis > well... you were in a belt
[09:27:16] Socratic > I don't know how you can get into a ship that's docked but I consider it a hack
[09:27:21] Socratic > and so will ccp
[09:27:27] Socratic > good luck with your account
[09:27:32] Etuura Zellis > lol ok then
[09:27:34] Socratic > because it will be bannerd
[09:27:50] Socratic > I was not in a belt
[09:27:56] Socratic > I was not even logged on
[09:28:02] Socratic > lying prick
[09:28:08] Etuura Zellis > well... there was asteroids, and you were being shot by rats

Then he convos me:
Naoru Kozan > o/
Socratic > you screwed up big time! Not only was I not in space at that time, I was not even logged on
Naoru Kozan > how can i help you?
Socratic > logs won't like
Socratic > you will be banned for hacking
Naoru Kozan > i'm sorry, but you were plainly in a belt with rat aggro
Socratic > good luck with that, asshole
Naoru Kozan > it is regretful you were not at the keyboard to answer our ransom request
Socratic > I was not even at my computer
Socratic > for 2 hours
Naoru Kozan > we could have avoided all this unpleasantness
Socratic > you and your hacking buddies are toast!
Socratic > the only thing unpleasant is you never logging in again
Socratic > unless you decide to pay up
Socratic > good bye
Naoru Kozan > sir, please remain calm
Naoru Kozan > we can resolve this issue without such harsh language
Socratic > you want calm stop hacking the game
Naoru Kozan > there were no client modifications at all
Socratic > I have conclusive evidence
Naoru Kozan > perhaps, if you need to fix your sec status you should stick to running missions in highsec?
Socratic > good luck ever logging in again, bye
Naoru Kozan > i'm sorry that i was not able to help resolve your issue
Socratic > hehe it won't matter to you, you will never play again
Socratic > good bye

Another satisfied customer. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New meme: your first ever loss mail

2008.07.30 06:38:00

Victim: Naoru Kozan
Corp: School of Applied Knowledge
Alliance: NONE
Faction:  NONE
Destroyed: Caracal
System: Sujarento
Security: 0.3
Damage Taken: 10012

Involved parties:

Name: Xantheris
Security: -10.0
Corp: Surge.
Alliance: Night's Dawn
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Phobos
Weapon: Warp Disruption Field Generator I
Damage Done: 0

Name: Annuka
Security: -10.0
Alliance: NONE
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Armageddon
Weapon: Armageddon
Damage Done: 2442

Name: Oakeon (laid the final blow)
Security: -8.0
Corp: Surge.
Alliance: Night's Dawn
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Abaddon
Weapon: Mega Pulse Laser II
Damage Done: 2061

Name: Lithium Star
Security: -10.0
Alliance: NONE
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Megathron
Weapon: Neutron Blaster Cannon II
Damage Done: 2032

Name: Acetyl
Security: -4.7
Corp: Surge.
Alliance: Night's Dawn
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Hyperion
Weapon: Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
Damage Done: 0

Name: JackBear
Security: -10.0
Corp: Surge.
Alliance: Night's Dawn
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Megathron
Weapon: Megathron
Damage Done: 2796

Name: Tanis Clavain
Security: -10.0
Corp: Surge.
Alliance: Night's Dawn
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Scorpion
Weapon: Heavy Unstable Power Fluctuator I
Damage Done: 0

Name: Crix Nallin
Security: -10.0
Corp: Surge.
Alliance: Night's Dawn
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Hurricane
Weapon: Hurricane
Damage Done: 681

Name: Sikkyu Valcyn
Security: -10.0
Corp: Surge.
Alliance: Night's Dawn
Faction: Unknown
Ship: Scorpion
Weapon: ECM - Ion Field Projector II
Damage Done: 0

Destroyed items:

Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 122
Standard Missile Launcher I, Qty: 2
Large Shield Extender I
'Malkuth' Standard Missile Launcher I
50mm Reinforced Nanofiber Plates I
1MN Afterburner I (Cargo)

Dropped items:

Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 80
Standard Missile Launcher I, Qty: 2
Large Shield Extender I, Qty: 2
Civilian Shield Booster I
10MN Afterburner I
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 4172 (Cargo)
Sheen Compound, Qty: 10 (Cargo)
Ballistic Control System I (Cargo)

My first ever pvp ship loss. This was back when I first tried Eve in 2008. After getting bored with mission running, I decided to go and see what lowsec was like. Didn't end well.
I quit Eve soon after due to boredom. Then at the end of 2009 I came back and inspired by the blogs about piracy I started to pvp.

And I have never looked back :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


The Falcon, one of the most hated ships in EVE (well, hated by the people it jams).

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

The evening kicked off with me fiddling around and reseting my PI colonies.... Frak, I get bored just mentioning PI. Ok, onto the shooty shooty stuff.

Adirain: Cyno and Chimera on d-scan, 1400 Arty Mach pops the cyno and starts pewing the Chimera, Chimera launchs fighters, pilots start smacking each other, Mach starts taking pot shots at my Slicer from 200KM so I bail out.

Aeschee: Nothing much apart from Spirit of Draconis docked up.

Ladister: Oh oh! Noob Thorax in a mission! Quick grab the prober...awwww he left local. At this point Khronoin brings his Merlin and we move to Old Man Star.

Old Man Star: Dramiels and all the usual faction garbage on d-scan. We chase a Dramiel around the belts before warping to the sun at range. We dance around eachother, the Dram is joined by a Slicer, more dancing, then they warp off...le sigh. We decide to move on as they know our ship types and the longer we hang around the greater the chance of getting blobbed.

Heydeiles: Domix sitting in a belt looking innocent...obvious bait is obvious. A Taranis pops up on d-scan. After bouncing through belts I land 20 KM off him. Overheating guns and point my Slicer rips though the Ranis. A quick "GF" in local before I scoop the loot and bounce to a safe to wait out GCC.

A Falcon has been showing up repeatealy on d-scan near the sun. I grab the prober, fiddle around and get a 100% hit on the Falcon. Me and Khronoin warp in and start chewing through the Falcons shields. I'm fully expecting to get jammed and have backup land on us/decloak. Our overheated guns strip away the shields and blow through the armor. Pop goes the Falcon! Turns out he was AFK. Just to be certain I probe down the pod and squash it. You can't take any chances with Falcons.

Mmmmmhmmmm, nothing like killing a Falcon to lift the spirits.

Aeschee: We split up and check the surrounding systems for targets. Khronoin engages a Taranis and I arrive just in time to whore the killing blow.

I'm really starting to like the Imperial Navy Slicer. It is very different from flying close range brawlers. Plus it's speed give you the choice of bugging out if a fight turns bad.

Good hunting and remember: everytime a Falcon dies, CCP moves one step closer to fixing Hybrids.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Toys

I logged in planning on a short EVE session. It began cruising in a Harpy around Aeschee, Onne, Adirain and eventually ending up in Ladister. Joining up with glux3 and his mate we tried to pin down and gank a Caracal. Point is called and we pile in eager for a kill...then the Caracal jams us and warps out. Fitting ECM bursts seems to be a new fad. It happened with a Thrasher the previous night lol.
As the area is not yielding any targets we start to move back through Hevrice and up into Placid. I grab a shiny new Taranis (first time flying this beautiful ship) and we set out.
I probe a missioning Astarte out, and rush in to get a point...only to have the Astarte disappear from D-scan.
Slipping past a BS fleet in our little frigates we move though Oueletta (Spelling? Bloody Gallente with their strange system names) and into Intaki. After hopping around safes and spamming D-scan. Chris Wolf reports a Maller and Drake have landed near him and are burning in. Yeah, I know, 2 bait ships should have started alarm bells ringing. But, we were bored after 2 hours of fruitless roaming. So we warp in and go to work on the Drake. Then an Ishtar lands...uh oh. Our Hawk and Harpy succumb to the assault. I align out, remember to scoop my drones (for once!), overheat the AB and burn for freedom. The only problem is the Ishtar is staying glued to my ass and his Warrior 2's are chewing through my armor. A brief moment of lag, panic and spamming the warp button follows. The Ishtar pulls in I scram and web him, then GTFO. I escape into warp with 3% structure left.

I have heard about the legendary Gallente hull. This has made me a believer. Taranis is a bloody nice little ship. Can't wait to fly it again in combat.

Traveling back to Hev, I spy a Drake missioing in Costolle. I quickly reship and probe the Drake down. My shiny new Cynabal (well, a bit less shiny since it was shot into 46% structure by 2 Hurricanes last week) lands 18KM off the Drake, gets point and starts chewing through his shields. The bloody EC-300's don't get a single jam on the Drake. As my shields fail and I dip into armor, the Drake explodes.
This was my first solo BC kill in my Cynabal. All in all, a good way to end the night.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

That was close!

Shooting at cyno ships near sentry guns is risky. Especially in a lightly tanked Jaguar assault frigate.

Unfortunately I didn't get the pod. But there is always next time!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wearing Aviators in the dark

It's 47 jumps to Hevrice,

the Cynabal is fully rigged,

I've got 3000 RF Fusion M in the cargo hold,

it's dark...and I'm wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Gonna fly cheap stuff for a while

After reading EVE FNGs most recent post it got me thinking about ships I fly and recent losses. My usual ships of choice are the Hurricane or the Rifter. Rifter is good because it is cheap, but it dies easily. Cane is a great combination of mobility, fire power and speed, but many targets in lowsec won't engage a Hurricane. They are also a tad expensive to lose (yeah I know, I'm poor).

So the point of this rambling? There is a bunch of ships I've barely flown. Jaguars, Wolfs, Ishkurs, Ruptures, Vexors, and once I train Caldari Frigate V, Merlins, Hookbills and Hawks can be added to the list. These are all pretty cheap and less scary than Canes.

Righto, so once my hanger is restocked with ships. My goals are: attempt to minimise stupid deaths, use an AF/Thrasher to kill a bloody Dramiel who camps the plex 2-10 in Heild, find myself a decent pvp corp, have a crack at Faction Warfare (need to grind standings first /le sigh).

Coming up next time: blindly jumping into 0.0 and DIAF.

Oh, I reached 110 deaths VS 188 kills. Gotta avoid dying so much lol.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Time to die...I mean vote!

Vote if you want to have a say in the future direction of EVE. I voted for Seleene as he came across as a very level headed and balanced candidate. Ok, thats enough politics.

On to shooting at stuff. Due to excessive carebearing, there has been little in the way of combat the past week.

I logged in and surveyed my hanger in Heild. One Cane, Stiletto and two unfit Jags. After slapping together an AB Jaguar I headed out. Molden Heath yielded no targets. I roamed further afield. On a whim I set my destination for Gusandal, as it has a reputation a busy pirate system. It was quiet aside from a sniper Tempest that took a pot-shot at me. The Tempest pilot, general dogzbody, docked up and undocked in a Wolf. We proceded to bounce around the system before clashing outside the station. Briefly, the fight was in my favour. But then the Wolfs thick armor and active tank tippped the fight against me. For once I managed to disengage and warped out in structure. Warping to a random belt I landed 40 KM from a ratting Hound. After a brief WTF moment I hit the AB and burn for him. But he managed bail.

Dramiels...damn fun to fly. Not so good to fight against in your average frigate. Jumping into the Hedgiviter Low Sec pocket, spy a Dram in the 2-10 plex (Seriously, these things are great for frigate fights). Hmmm the pilot is only 2 months old...I can totally take this guy! Activating the plex gate I land 20KM or so from him and burn in. I lock him up and he launches Warrior 1's...I love noobs in Drams! Fitting a neut to my Jag pays off as his ship crumples. I snag the pod and try to convo the pilot to offer a ransom. After paying the CSPA, he disapears from local. The pod goes splat and I scoop the corpse for Lala.
I was spewing that the Gistii B-Type Small Shield Booster didn't drop. I got the Faction AB at least.

Last fight of the night was with a flashy sniper Zealot. He was chilling 80KM off the gate. So, I warp to a belt, then warp back and land 20 KM from him. Overheating the AB I drop into a tight orbit with zero damage and start working on his shields. The Zealot hits 20% shields as a Munin warps in at 47KM then warps away again (/shrugs). I overheat the guns and the Zealot hits 60% armor...then 2 Drakes land. As the Zealot had no point (lol) I easily escape. Turns out these guys were an Italian pirate corp. We had a brief chat in local in Italian (Google translate FTW) where they tried to get me to undock and asked me to bring them my sister. Something might have gotten lost in the translation.

Things to remember:
There is no dishonour in running away from superior odds. It can also lead to some interesting smack/chatter in Local.
Missioning is boring. Dual boxing makes it faster and more challenging. Gunpoint Diplomacy suicide ganking and spamming random meme's in Local also provides some entertainment.

On a final note: I've nearly finished training up missle skills. So I will be returning to my Caldari roots and flying DREAKS!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

200 MM AC Sabre

Ah the Sabre, it has the reputation as the best Interdictor and is deadly versus frigates. So when a corp mate was popped and podded by one, I just had to go have a poke in my Dramiel. Jumping into 8G-QMV there was a cloaky transport idling on gate. I lock it up and go to work. Promptly a Sabre de-cloaks and a bubble goes up. After briefly toying with idea of disengaging, I deploy drones, overheat the guns, AB and charge in. Shields start disappearing in chunks. My speed drops to 400MS. The Sabres shields go down and my guns blow through his armor and hull (Not sure how common dual web Sabres are). I finish the fight in 90% armor, as a hostile Harbinger and Dramiel land. Then I swiftly GTFO. GF's are exchanged in local and the Sabre pilots tells me his Falcon friend was slow to warp to the gate.

After the "Tengu Incident", followed by the "Shit I'm flashy red and need to jump my Loki through high sec event", I arrive back in Heild safely. I take a nano-cane out for a roam and kill some random frigates and one brave Jaguar.

2 days later, I'm loitering around Egbinger and I spy a pod on the 0.0 gate. Feeling bored I warp in and start to burn for it. A Vaga lands on the gate and starts burning for me. I move to engage and start plinking away with Barrage. He comes within 12KM and I start cycling the neuts, then in a moment of genius I decide to load RF EMP. I turn off one neut as the Vaga caps out. A Sleipnir lands 185 KM away. The Vagas shields hit about 30%, then the Sleipnir and a Drake (Ok after looking at the KM there was another Cane there) land on me boom.

I head to Hedaleolfarber (had to check DOTLAN for the correct spelling) to pick up my Wolf. Undocking I warp to the 2-10 plex and spy a Daredevil on scan. I activate the gate and the DD follows me in. I pulse the MWD to pull some range, DD lands and his speed jumps to 1000MS, ok AB fit. I employ my highly complex strategy of overheating guns and flying straight in. Fight goes well for me and the DD bails just after entering structure. :(

After spending 15 mins bouncing around safes, I spy a Sabre on D-scan. I bounce back to the 2-10 plex moments later the Sabre lands and it's on. We close with AC's blazing. My SAR saves my ass as the Sabre goes poof. I finish in 20% armor and 3% structure. I snag the pod and convo the pilot, he refuses my offer of a ransom so I send him back to the clone vat.

Feeling very cock, I repair and head back to Heild. A Punisher, Dramiel and Ishkur show up on D-scan. I warp to the Angel Creo-corp plex and wait. A Punisher enters and idles on the warp in. Hmmmm, I can totally take him. It was going fine until his Dramiel friend came in and shredded my Wolf. Ah well.

Things to remember when engaging:
Shooting ammo that matchs the highest base resist...bad idea.
When soloing in a Cane carry ECM drones. They might have saved my ass in the fight with the Vaga.
Charging in blindly to attack a bait ship who has corp mates in local...also a bad idea.

Press buttan, recieve Tengu

Well kind of. It was more a case of a Rapier remote sensor boosting an arty Tempest and arty Machariel on the station undock. Hmmmm I can totally undock my alts Tengu and use the insta to warp away. The undocking bar seemed to take forever to fill, then the blackscreen...sweet I'm out in deep armor...pop. I quickly undock my dramiel to try and loot the Faction shield booster and get alphaed. Then my alt gets podded trying to warp back to the station. Sigh.
This, coupled with losing another alts Viator and pod due to pilot error, marked my most expensive losses to date. While I won't cry about losing ships in PVP, losing expensive PVE ships because of my own foolishness is frustrating.
Well this was the end of running missions in Curse for Angels. I've now moved my characters back to Molden Heath. When I have replaced ship losses I will resume running level 4's in low-sec and get back to pirating.
Righto, QQ post is finished! Tune in for the next one which includes foolhardy engagement choices (Frigates VS Sabres), shooting EMP Med Projetile rounds at Vagabonds and bait Punishers.

Monday, February 21, 2011

ZOMG...Retriever in Low Sec!!!!

The majestic Retriever. A sight rarely seen in Low Security space due to overhunting by pirates.

Its not bait, right?



Of course its fucking bait! But it was a fun fight. Here is how it went down. Jumping into Bosena in my trusty Wolf, I spied a Retriever on D-scan. Huh, probably just POS trash...nope its at a belt. Go go go! I tackle him and start working on his shields. Then a Rapier decloaks, followed by a Redeemer who promptly jams me.

*$&$*&*&^@$%&@#^&$*@&%^)*(@#%^!^@#@#@#$@ ECM!

Wait, my tank is holding barely...jam cycle fails...and my overheated 200 MM ACs just manage to pop the Retriever as the Wolf succumbs to enemy fire. I nearly fell out of my chair with laughter after this. Highly amusing.

On a slightly different note: poking Russians because of boredom ends badly.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Curse of the Jaguar

It has been one of those weeks. Due to both flying half asleep and engaging in fights without proper planning I've lost a pair of Jags and a Cane. Every time I step into a Jag I lose it.

First loss: Jag Vs Enyo This was a good fight. We first cross paths and both escaped in structure (due to me losing point). Second time around he emerged victorious because of the mighty Gallente hull. Hehe, ah well.

Second loss: Nano-cane Vs Nano-cane Primary reason for losing here was forgetting the whole "nano" part of the ship and burning for him with RF EMP loaded. Tried to de-aggress and dock but ran out of structure.

Third loss: Jag Vs Caldari Navy Hookbill Saw him on a gate, jumped through and bounced to a celestial. He shows up and points me from 28 Km and starts orbiting going at 3000 MS. AB Jag couldn't catch that. After a quick search on EVE-kill I found this. From my limited CN Hookbill knowledge I thought they would be fitted for short range combat with Rockets and Webs. Well you live, you learn.
To rub salt in the wound I lost my pod as well due to a double click and the Warp To tab minimising.

It was at this point I decided to step away from the computer to cool off.

Time for some research and more careful target assessment!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Got out in 36% structure

Wow..damn...give me a moment to catch my breath. That was a fucking close fight. It went down in Altbrard, in the Angel-Creo Corp Mining complex after bouncing around celestials and trying to narrow the target down on D-scan.

The Dare Devil landed 26 KM from my Wolf. After a few seconds of trying to kite, I overheated the guns and dived in. Shields were stripped within moments. As my armour hit 67% I kicked the overheated NOS and SAR into gear. We both hit structure around the same time. My SAR gives me the edge needed. The DD pops and I finish the fight in 36% structure. GF GF!
Thank fuck it wasn't a Dramiel!

The DD also dropped a tasty Gisti-B MWB valued at around 17 million ISK That should be enough to pay for another Wolf.

Best Corp Interview Ever!

So there I was, minding my own business and looking for people to shoot in Solitude. The night had been damn quiet so far and I was itching to shoot at someone in my shiny new Jaguar. 

Tis a tasty piece of hardware

Empty system. Jump. Empty system. Jump...Holy Fuck! Flashy Legion on gate!

Substitute Legion that would sit still for a photo.

Then he jumps and I follow eagerly. On the other side he locks me up and opens fire. Laser! Shields hit 70% as I overheat my AB and drop into a nice tight orbit. Damage to my Jag drops off as I rip through his shields and start working on the armour. By this stage I'm getting excited about a solo T3 kill. Then he stops firing and cruises back to the gate. This amusing chat followed:

Flash Legion Pilot > nice work
Naoru Kozan > thanks
Flash Legion Pilot > just dont got the tracking lol
Flash Legion Pilot > but thought i would have a go why  not sorta thing
Naoru Kozan > i have heard good things about the ham legion

Flash Legion Pilot > yea ham legion is good but my missle skills are not for legion yet lol
Naoru Kozan > do any legion fits have drones?
Flash Legion Pilot > this is scan res legion and cov ops
Naoru Kozan > ah yeah
Flash Legion Pilot > i think so but not cov ops
Naoru Kozan > i've flown a cov ops loki and the dps makes me cry
Flash Legion Pilot > catchn all sorts off stuff in this but tbh i thought you was rifter lol
Flash Legion Pilot > also mybad
Naoru Kozan > no worries
Flash Legion Pilot > was fun all the same
Naoru Kozan > its worth throwing away a cheap ship for the chance of killing something shiny lol
Flash Legion Pilot > lol
Flash Legion Pilot > yea
Naoru Kozan > i was getting excited unti l realised you could jump out at anytime
Flash Legion Pilot > plus transversal is a problem with this thing so i alway have it in back of mind not to just be stupid and keep shooting

After chatting for a while, he asked if I was after a corp. Since I was thoroughly sick of Perkone chat and bored I decided to join. My new corp is called "Look it's a Distraction". These guys are mainly from New Zealand and are originally from Sys K.
I think it will just be a temporary home for me as they have plans to move out to null-sec while I'm more interested in low-sec piracy.

As far as my Jaguar goes it's at 0 kills and 0 losses. Been flying the Wolf the last few nights and am very impressed with its fire power. Nearly losing my MWD Wolf to a Rifter made me swap to a AB fit. Wolf lost to Rifter...that would have been embarassing!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Obligatory Incursion Portrait Upgrade

Incursion is here with lots of fancy features and a truckload of bugs. My personal favourite is the high-sec RR CONCORD bug.

After much fiddling I got my main characters looking OK. ute:
Naoru turned out better.
Rusu turned out best, in my humble opinion.