Monday, March 31, 2014

Spike the Guns!

I have joined Gallente Faction warfare and left the worm hole.  Having just moved inot a C5 a month ago this may come as a surprise.  However, the friends that pulled me into that corp left de to issues with the leasdership.  That story is a different one but I agree with their reasons for leaving and feel that it is sufficient evidence for me to leave as well.  After a brief period of looking I decided to try to join a corp led by fellow podcasters and community\y members, Kirith Kodachi of Broadcast from the Ninveah, Ashterothi of High Drag, and Marcel D. creator of the Aura app for android pones. 

I joined Aideron Robotics late on a Thursday night and had to immediately go to bed.  But my first weekend was a blast.  Frigates and destroyers are ship classes that I mostly overlooked in my Eve career.  This is mainly because I don’t pvp much, and because those two ship types aren’t  useful for very long in missions, especially if an older member of your corp is willing to take you along on level 2-4 missions.  But now that I’m in Faction Warfare (FW from here on)  it seems I will be almost exclusively flying these classes of ships.  This is great, as mastering these types of ships is essential for building a base in understanding PVP and reacting to situations.  Aideron Robotics does have corp fits of higher class of ships, however, for completing complexes in FW zones these are usually the best option due to the restrictions of the acceleration gates   Although I have previous dabbled in FW before, it was before the overhaul that occurred in Inferno, and I am enjoying learning about one of the last parts of eve I have not tried before.

TL:DR My walk about continues, I am out of the wormhole and into faction warfare \O/.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Becoming a Space Tuber

Moving In:

I have recently decided to switch corps in EVE and have Joined Resurrection Ventures of Un.Bound alliance.  So far its been pretty good.  My first 3 days all consisted of pvp which was a great introduction for someone wanting to learn pvp better.  The first day I raced 27 jumps to get to the new group who had just tackled an archon on a high-sec hole in  ac2.  Although I got there before the entrance collapsed it was crit and the Bhalgorn that was there was needed more, when it jumped in the hole collapsed.  I was able to listen to most of the 1 hr 22min fight on comms.  The bhalgorn made it in about 45 minutes into the fight.  We killed the Archon, a 1b Legion, 2 domi’s, 2 augorors and several other ships, 9 in total, and only lost the bait deimos in our 5-7 man gang that was in the fight.

The next day one of our scouts found to covetors mining,  I moved into position and our scout got tackle on both.  Myself, a HIC and another dps ship dropped  we killed both miners and their pods, one of which was ~1b isk and the other 200-300m we also blew up 4-5 jet cans full of ore probably worth a bit as well. 

The third fight was the most intense for me.  I was heading to the home hole from highsec, which required going through a C2 which I had been told was inactive.  However, when I jumped in there was a drake on D-scan.  I was already in warp to the exit when I mentioned it on comms.  I was told they had just killed a drake there 30 minutes before hand and were surprised to hear there was another.  I jumped into the C4 on the other side and refit for cloaked warping.  There were only 2 combat sites on scan, the first had several wrecks and rats but no drake, the other had only sleepers.  I warped back to the first site.  After about 2-3 minutes the drake showed up.  By this time a corp mate in a falcon was ready to jump in from highsec, and a dps loki from the c4 was on the c4 side of the c2-c4 worm hole waiting to jumps.  I had the falcon come into the c2 and warp to the site where the empty site at 100, and I warped there as well.  I knew the drake was within 10 of the beacon for the combat site, so I warped back at 10km and had the falcon aligned.  When I landed the drake was 8700m away from me, I had the loki jump and hold cloak.  I declocked primed my disruptor and started locking.  The drake started to align.  I wasn’t used to the decloak timer so I had to try 3-4 times to prime my mod and lock the drake, I got him! The falcon landed and started jamming the drake and sleepers while the loki warped in.  We didn’t get the pod, but we killed the drake, the loki did about 24k damage, I did just under 5k and the falcon put on 2-3k.  It was the first time, literally in years that I’ve tackled and killed anyone, it was very exciting.

I’m quite pleased with how the group works together on comms, they seem to understand each others directions very well, and know when to “shit up comms” and when to be quiet and take orders.  They also seem to hunt a lot, so I’m sure I’ll have many more stories to tell in the comoing weeks and months as I learn to pvp and live in dangerous unknown parts of space…


TL:DR I heard people killed stuff, I killed stuff, I tackled and killed stuff.  It was a good day.