Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Return

Due to needing some extra real life moniez and the lack of free time that allowed me I have been inactive for about 4 months on the pvp side of eve. Kept my wh alt subbed to try and keep a steady flow of isk rolling in but again lack of free time just didn't allow it and eventually the account went mia as well! But now summer is coming to a close and Im getting back to my usual schedule.

Upon re-subbing Acute Dragonis, I promptly swapped him over from pvp corp to wh corp due to lack of iskies. Been back a month and with 2 paydays under the belt have already generated 2.1bil isk (no Nashh you cannot have for your titan fund!) and managed to only spend 400mil so far, which is good in my book!

Ive also been trying to whip some of these wh players into pvp shape I was told that they are pve players and we should resort to talks over tea and cake when we meet other wh corps. That's fine and dandy sometimes but the day is coming when we will have to defend our wh and id rather be ready instead of having to explain things. In a bit of bait training I had one member in a tanked probing drake. We brought 2 cane, 2 falcons, and a 100mn tengu plus the tengu booster. The thing about wh pvp is it can be extremely hard to get intel on a target and/or fleet it may be in. We brought these ships to go against a falcon, Proteus, and 3 rr tengu. Basic stuff really use 100mn to burn down falcon while we start jaming and melting the rr tengus. We had a cloaky follow them untill they stoped and launched probes. We came up shortly and pushed the drake through and did the same.

Few minutes passed and nothing going on. Our 100mn tengu and boosting tengu lost his net and dc'd. 30 sec later a\our drake pilot is saying Arazu has him pointed! no big deal means more are coming so we jump into wh and hold cloaks. A few seconds later a Zealot is called out so we warp for the kill. We land point and start the onslaught. Everything is going good, Arazu jammed ans Zealot pointed and falling. Check Dscan and nothing so I focus on keeping optimal. Zealot hits 50% armor and here comes the reinforcements! Now a total of 12 hostiles on the field! After we stop laughing on comms (all you can do in that situation) I tell them to finish Zealot and warp if possible. I start warp then get pointed by Arazu and half a sec later Arazu is jammed again and I attempt another warp! I was so close to warp i could already feel the relief set in and then boom....

We start warping pods out. Both falcons made it out and kudos to them for some of the jams. We would have made it out if not for the number of points! But as we are warping and finally checking Dscan again I see a lot more ships than what we saw on the field! Checking the loss mail I also notice that this fleet is not made up of anyone in the corp we were actually baiting. So after a quick search I find their battle report. It seems that the group we initially tried to bait jumped in shortly after and killed 2 more ships. Good fun!

Besides the fact that we didn't watch the Dscan closely enough and we lost one dps right before the fight, over all it went very well. They listened, called points and jams. We are getting there, we just really need a few more active pilots to compete with the bigger wh corps.

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