To get back into a regular schedule of posting, Im posting today also. This was an interesting chain of events that I didnt even comprehend happening and am rather annoyed by. I was out screwing around and then noticed I have no ships in Heild. This was bad because this is home. And with my prior pod and ship kill, my sec status took a nose dive. I may as well plan ahead rather than wait until I cant enter high sec again!
In this process, I got bored and tired of waiting for my Heavy Assault Missile 5 to finish training. So I fit up one of my Sacrilege's with a nice set of Arablast launchers. I decided not to fit any faction stuff this round due to this being my first time out in this ship in a comnbat setting. I like being in the mindset of "this is undocked...Its already exploded." It helps with the rush of adrenaline in combat. As long as I take one down with me, the ship did its job and can also explode now.
So out of Teon I go, flying towards Heild to get my ships moved. I found some trouble though and I dont exactly remember how the engagement started. I think I was jumping around and got distracted with something, ending up just flying in a random direction at the sun. Its habit, what can I say? Soon, a rupture landed. Awesome, except he was 120 kms away. Luckily, there was a wreck near him (not really, it was 152km from me) and I quickly bookmarked it and warped into his range.
Landing nabout 12km from him, I knew my web and scram were out of range. My missiles are roughly 15km max range atm, so I set an orbit of about 7500. I think this was a mistake though, as it put me in a nice range of his cannons. It doesnt help that I forgot to load my drone bay, something I remembered when he popped out warrior 2's. I was doing pretty well, then a Jag landed on grid, a quick look at the tickers showed these guys were going to team up on me. Well, ok, an AF and a cruiser. I think I can do this!
I forgot to check the penalites, but when I warped to the wreck, I popped an improved Exile booster. Its amazing. I love boosters. I was easily able to keep reps up with just the Rupture. The Jag and drones dps was annoying, forcing me to overheat my repper. Guns were preheated in warp, and at about 20% armor of the Rupture, I remembered to check their status. Very nice, not even 50% burnt. I like big guns! Not like earlier, when I burnt out my launchers on the Vengeance. I didnt post that story because it was just a trap and I just lived through 3 ships and drones damage for an insane amount of time before they discovered how to overheat their guns. Anyways..
The Rupture hit structure, I was about half armor and capped out now. Had two neuts on me, so much hurt. So much micromanaging to keep the repper going while holding point and web. Thank the gods of EVE for my Nos. I hit about 25% armor and the rupture popped finally. I started firing at the jag while also aligning to gtfo. The Jag went the other direction and bailed. I didnt bother looting, something I just dont remember to do after a fight.
Docking up to repair modules, I checked the killmail and was happy with it. I didnt lose my Sac in my first combat encounter with it and with lesser modules than what I would have preferred. Sadly, my luck didnt last much longer.
I joined a standing fleet trying to find an elusive typhoon who fits warp stabs. I missed him earlier due to engaging when he was in jump range of a gate. He jumped, I couldnt, he got away. Joining this fleet, we also enlisted the help of, you guessed it, Gunpoint Diplomacy. We normally shoot each other, but sometimes, rarely, we'll team up to kill something the other is having issues with.
We didnt fleet, but the R1fta FC (I forget who right now) and the Rnsm boys were in private convo to relay info. They all had engaged in Aed, I was midwarp to the gate. Jumped through, landed only to see the phoon jump back the other way. Apparently, the call to stay in Heild was not called. Well, back to the gate I guess. Actually, not really. Sneakybadger (The Rupture pilot I killed earlier) was in his geddon and promptly targeted and assploded my ship literally 3km from the gate and jumping to life.
I didnt fire back, knowing we were teamed up together to find and kill the phoon pilot. I did say in local to turn off guns, we're friends atm. Obviously, he didnt see local. My corp didnt shoot him while I was getting shot, yay for no voice comms this time, right? I will kill this guy anytime I see him. Its nothing personal, just business, SB! =P
Being my first t2 cruiser loss, I found out insurance is damn worthless, 44misk payout for a 115 misk cost ship. WTF!