Saturday, January 10, 2015

EVE: How to lose a Tengu

This week marked my first PVE loss to rats in 1155 days.

The mission: step 2 of the minmatar epic arc, The Cost of Preservation.

As I warp into the mission area I spot my target, a single gallente cruiser. As soon as the target is locked missiles are on their way and I engage my afterburner to close range. Before my target goes down two waves of ships spawn, together they amount to about a dozen battleships and cruisers accompanied by half a dozen frigates.

Within a minute the first frigate and two battleships are down and then I turn my attention to the four NPC frigates that by now webbed me and in particular to the one that was pointing me as well. The webs took away my ability to speed tank so my shields were beginning to drop.

Because my fitting lacked webs and target painters my ship has trouble applying damage to elite frigates so they usually took just as long to take down as a battleship but I never had trouble killing them before.

Except this time after the frigate went below half shield it started repping itself and even after I overheated it repped to full between volleys. Not that much later I was in my pod looking at the wreck of my ship.

After getting through the 'WTF just happened' phase I jumped into my hawk to pick up the dropped items. The next step was picking up my Golem so I could complete the mission. Since NPC's only point but don't scram I could always use a MJD to get out or relocate if my tank was not up to the job.

For the rest of the mission chain that was exactly what I did.

Fitted with shield resistance modules supplemeted by MJD+MWD for mobility my golem would warp into the mission area. After getting into position I'd enter bastion mode and drop a mobile depot and tractor unit. Switch out the prop mods for two target painters and optionally a webifier to better apply damage. When shields dropped low a shield booster and amplifier were fitted and I'd rep back up to full.

Another 11 ( out of 15) small combat drones gave their life trying to kill small red crosses.

Friday, January 9, 2015

EVE: NCDOT alliance update

EveNews24 published an article about the NCDOT alliance update, the purpose of this SOTA appears to be an effort to show the rest of EVE what elitist douchebags make up NCDOT. The CFC rises in my estimate just for being on the other side.

This article is also a good example of why I am not a member of a 'pvp' alliance.

  • Deployment OUT of Querious anyone found there after we leave im going to have you purged for being a blood sucking piece of shit
  • Don’t be that guy I get made an example of for being a fucking jew.
How dare anyone live in your own space. During deployment your POS-es don't need maintenance and there is no longer any need for logistics or keeping the local market supplied?
Does this mean everyone is NC. is a bloodsucking pvp parasite that only exists by the grace of renters that perform all industry your alliance needs and pay for all your SRP programs?
  • Everyone in NC. is required to have both a Dreadnaught and a Carrier they should be located in Querious
  • Everyone in NC. should be working towards owning a SC or a Titan and current pilots who own them should NOT be selling them regardless of what you think to changes CCP make!
Capital pilots only, but leave your capitals at home and don't dare touch them.
If you own supercapitals just remember, it's a space coffin and final dead end in a pilot's career. Don't you dare treat your own personal assets as if they actually were your own.
  • Everyone should now be on IRC and should have the channel “northern_coalition” open at all times
  • Over the next five days you need to take this time to make yourself some ISK to cover some ships we are going to make you buy in another part of space.
Mandatory OOG tools because what is a slave driver without his whip.
Yes! 'Jew' some isk now, get purged for the same activity next week you blood sucking piece of shit.

What should an alliance be instead?
  • Mandatory defense ops to defend your own assets and interests are fine. Mandatory deployments to find goodfites for fun when players have no interest are not.
  • Hand out a free ship and you can tell me what to do with it, don't force me to pay for it myself and then retire the doctrine after I undocked that ship just once while only paying out 50% of the ship + fitting cost if it dies.
-note: CFC uses the same language and awoxes blues that rat when ops are going on just the same-

After reading this article I assume the CFC will deploy the 'Reavers' SIG to Querious since it should be empty. Then make sure NC. has to choose every day between clone jumping home for a defense op or stay on deployment.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

EVE: Background

Not my setup, not Rixx's setup but a obviously someone appreciates the works of Rixx. Might not be such a bad idea to show visitors to my house some of the art of EVE. I happen to have a very nice piece of empty wall just left of my computer.

Unfortunately I do not consider the drake to be his best wallpaper and it doesn't even have a WCS sticking out somewhere.