Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fleeting Chains of Events

During this time, Ive been slowly taking out my Legion for more and more fights. The targets are just presenting themselves, and I dont fly battlecruisers, so the most logical sized ship to use is a cruiser. Works for me. I join up in a fleet with Aliak and our new recruit, Ivan. I think Miss Carry joined as well, but was a jump or two over; or just missed the first engagement, Im not sure. Cargo probed out a plex for us to run and then he logged off, but we didnt get any loot from the plex. Stupid PvE junk.

So I fit up my Legion for probing now because Im too lazy to buy and fit a probing Anathema and no one else had probing ships available. I need to work on probing anyways. So Im probing ships and this group keeps moving around, cant get a lock on them. Moving from my sun safe, I move to a belt safe, while trying to get a lock with the probes. And soon, I dont need a lock; they land in the belt with me. They stay in each location for a minute or so, long enough for me to get a lock but gone by the time I land where they should be. But since they landed, I can call in the fleet to land on 0 in the belt. As they are midwarp, I uncloak and warp as well to 0, with us all landing around the same moment.

Locking down the Arbitrator first, due to the drones and other nasties possible from it, we must make it the primary. With everyone else using their webs and scrams on him, I toss my dual webs and scram on the Rupture that I am 3km from. This works out well, because the Arbi is only 8km from me, well within my range to hit with HAMs. After a moment, the Amarr cruiser explodes. With the drone and ewar threat downed, Ruppy was called primary. I made an attempt to snatch the Cheetah that was on field as well, but he was well out of my range to grab at 50km out. With dual webs and scram on the Rupture and me orbiting at 6500, he wasnt going anywhere. With all firepower focused on him as well as my awesome Legion armor tank, the Rupture went boom as well.

Calling to grab the pod, we were so close, I had only a second left on my countdown, we still missed the pods of both pilots and the cheetah got away. Not bad kills, imo, but Im not sure what the Rupture pilot was thinking with having literally zero tank. Was he thinking a fit similar to a nanocane perhaps? I dont know, I dont fly Minmatar ships. Either way, we offered GF's in local, but I dont remember if they were returned. Im gonna give beenfit of doubt and go with yes they were.

Looting and waiting out GCC, Miss Carry either joined the fleet at this moment or finally said something in corp/fleet chat. I dunno, I was tabbing out alot right now. Anyhow, after a few minutes, before GCC was even gone, a Proteus showed up on scan. I quickly located him with dscan/probes and got a warp-in for the fleet.

Duel webs and Scram put on the Proteus allowed me to pretty much have 100% range dictation from the start of the fight. He tried to run away, OH'ing his AB, but it burnt out a little while after the rest of the fleet arrived. I was extremely concerned that this solo proteus pilot had some friends nearby and was expecting them to come to his rescue quickly, resulting in me losing my legion. With these thoughts, the rest of my fleet landed and applied their dps.

When they landed, I did a quick check info on the proteus to find the best ammo to shoot at him. I already had Nova(explosive) loaded, and from the resist profile, looked to be the right kind of ammo to shoot. Just hopefully, he didnt plug his hole. By now, he was 75% armor, but I know Gallente hulls; they have large amounts of structure. I was hitting him for decent amounts of damage as well as the other guys adding their dps in, we broke through his armor at a decent pace, but I still had a fear of his friends coming in. I really love this fear, gets the adrenaline going. 20% armor.

My armor tank is holding up well, but now Aliak lost his rupture! He got his pod out and reshipped to a Cane super quick. He was back on field when the Proteus was 50% or so structure, which with the cane on field now tossing its dps on it, was quickly reduced to zero.

Not a bad kill, and his friends never showed up. I was not disappointed with my Legions dps output, it was as expected; slow. However, I feel I can drop some tankage and add in a BCS maybe. The dual webs definately aided my missiles in doing full damage against the other strategic cruiser. Not a bad half hour or so of late night fun times in Heild!


  1. I was incorrectly remembering the details of one of the fights. I did not probe them down and grab point on the proteus. It was Aliak who had grabbed point and lost his rupture, which I couldnt remember the details of why he lost it, which is now clear: He was first on the field. I think I was more concerned with him calling in friends from the start tbh, and is why I remembered warping to and checking info while warping. I had EFT open and was looking at the 2 or three fits in this time as well as have been probing before point was called on the prot.

    I had a cluster fuck of a memory for that engagement, my apologies to Aliak for his hero tackling ruppy.

    Aliaksandre > i was in a belt and he landed on me at zero. i called point and you all warped to me. tis why i died because he landed right on top of my shield ruppy

    So Im sorry again for the unintended fib in getting credit for your locking down the Proteus, Aliak. Much appreictaed for the correction. =)