Archive for the War Category

Rage Against the Bots

Posted in War on November 15, 2010 by Gigis

As mentioned in my last post, I have declared war on the macro mining menace known as Silverwing Industries.  Sadly, this macro miner uses Hulks from NPC corporations to do the actual mining and I, therefore, can’t kill and pod all of them.  There is, however, an Orca and two Iteron Vs that are in the corp that are rather tastey.  That is good enough for the 2M war dec fee.

The war went live at 00:07 Nov 12th Eve time.  About 2 hours before, I fit a gank cane with 2 disrupters, warped to where the macroer was busy doing his thing, and logged off.  My alt was logged in keeping track of the system and at 00:08, I used her to check if fighting was alowed.  It was and I logged in Gigis.  By 00:14 the two Iteron Vs and Orca were killed and Podded back to their death clone systems. \o/

Since the opening 7 minutes of the war, the war targets did not log in till Sunday evening when they all joined NPC corporations.  BOO!!  They have now flown back to Riavayed and are now sitting in shuttles and noob ships.  I wonder if they will reship and get back to it..  If they do I may need to cash in on some sec status and suicide myself some haulers.

I will keep you posted and encourage the rest of you to do your own part to fight Macros when you find them.  Or forward information to me!

o/ Gigis

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Free Ice!

Posted in General Asshattery, War on November 12, 2010 by Gigis

Remember the macro Orca that I killed a while back?  Well I ran into him the other day and all of his Retriever pilots have upgraded to Hulks!  Know what that means?  More free ice!

The guy is doing the same thing that he did before.  He sits in an Orca approaching an anchored can.  He then tractors the jet cans full of ice to the Orca and  places them into his hanger array for his two ItyVs to cart back to the station.

While it is fun and rather profitable to steal his ice (I like to wait an hour or so to let the cans build up so that there is no waiting, just 5 or so Orcas full till I catch up) it bothers me that the ice I steal from him is hardly a dent in the isk that he makes doing this.  I’ve petitioned CCP and they said they would check it out but they obviously have not.

His macro isn’t that good and sometimes his haulers take from my cans.  That allows me to kill a hauler and then prevents him from taking half his ice to station.  Of course, because it is a macro, the pod keeps warping back to the Orca for hours.   So I’m gonna go ahead and war dec him.  I want another Orca kill >:)  Lets see if this stops his operation.

Stay tuned for war updates!

o/ Gigis

Market Day

Posted in Out Of Game, War on August 30, 2010 by Gigis

Today I didn’t play too much.  I caught up on Rubicon and Mad Men and updated market orders on my alt to replace ships that I lost over the past few days and bought fittings for some extras.  Over the past week I found that I didn’t have enough stock fittings to refit from the Orca without buying modules at outrageous non-hub prices.  Now I have 10 Rifters and 2 Canes plus fittings for about 15 of each locked safely in the Orca.  That should make me a bit more mobile.

I also revoked my war decs.  While it was fun and I learned a lot from the experience, I am trying to be an ass.  When the WT decided that he enjoyed fighting, the whole thing kind of lost its appeal.  So in 24 hours I will no longer be at war.  After that I will move on to a different region and see what I can do to piss people off.

Till tomorrow,

o/ Gigis

That didn’t go so well…

Posted in War on August 29, 2010 by Gigis

After a weekend of camping with my wife, I finally got to get back into space.   I should have stayed in the woods..

I lost two Rifters and two Canes to a WT while only taking down a Drake of his.  The Rifter losses were a result of poor module use and not killing his drones as soon as they came out.  The first loss I attribute to not concentrating immediately on his drones to stop incoming damage.  I also didn’t have any rockets… Fail…  The second Rifter loss to him was just annoying because I forgot to allow fleet to use the ship hanger and couldn’t switch out to my Cane.

The first Cane was the result of a failure to refit for the situation.  I had a mission busting fit and it turns out that medium neuts don’t really help killing battleships outside of missions.  Also I should have used explosive ammo..  I did get him 3/4 through armor though. The second time he was in a Mega and I had switched out the neuts for HMLs and added a larger plate.  I didn’t have another gyro in the area so I put in a wasted tracking enhancer.  I got him well into structure before be blew me up but I learned a lot from that fight too.  While my damage was strong, I didn’t overheat throughout the fight.  I also used only barrage and explosive missiles throughout the fight.  While it would have taken some time to change out my guns, I think that the extra EM damage during shield melting would have more then made up for the switch.  I think that with the 3rd gyro, better overheating, and damage switching I would have been able to take the fight.  There is always tomorrow!

I also lost a third Rifter to a Merlin who took my flipped ore.  Things were looking good till his friend in the Scimitar warped in…  Lame…

So, today has been a pretty crappy day as far as losses go, but I have learned a whole lot.  One thing that I think I will need to work on is not allowing my WTs to dictate any terms.  I need to pop them when they are in their mission fits or moving between trade hubs.  Or maybe I should take the lesson from the Merlin and get someone to RR me… Any takers?

o/ Gigis