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Epic day of pew pew…. or trying to make the drake sound exciting…

Posted in 1V1, BC Class, General, PVP, Upgrades on December 22, 2009 by Jupacha - Important Internet Spaceship League

Today was one of these days where you can’t help but be satisfied.

The day started with my industry alt finishing 2 drakes. I grabbed both and corp insured them because one was for a corp mate who never saw it.

After bastard fitting my drake because the mods weren’t for sale in our crappy NPC station, i sent my alt to get some mods while I warped to BMNV. Upon arriving I found a few pilots playing station games. One of them was Zeconian in a Deimos. After a few dock/undock sessions I left him with 5% structure and he never undocked again while I was in system.

Next, I offered Slipy Dip a 1v1. He accepted and do to faulty timing on my part, won.

Not a promising start.

A member of (Unaffiliated) told me to come back with a ship if I wanted more action, so I fitted the second drake previously mentioned, and returned to BMNV.

Uofis agreed on 1v1 and warped to planet 1 at 0. His hurricane did really good damage against my drake, but in the end succumbed.

We congratulated each other and went our separate ways. He was really pleased that someone honored a 1v1, and I must say I was glad to see it honored as well.

Next, I found Nikita33 in an ishtar plexng in X-M2LR, and after getting a warp in, proceeded to beat the crap out of his shield tank. As he entered structure, my launchers stopped firing and the ishtar warped off. I freaked out and assumed my scram wasn’t active.

Over the next hour, I played many station games with Slipy Dip, another drake pilot Mini Paj (btw don’t bother he has a massive tank and doesn’t engage, the worst of the drake pilot breed), and a few others. At one point, I had Nikita33’s station drake scrammed, webbed and in structure when she warped again. WTF?!?!? Stabs on a drake? Makes me cry…

Anyway, after much warping around and checking surrounding systems, I catch the ishtar back in a plex, scram it, BUMP it, and kill it. 3 count them 3 stabs. Talk about fail…

Somewhere along the way, Razzor Death asked me to pod him back to the vat. I agreed.

A little while later I got the shakes as I warped into a bubble, on purpose, because a lachesis was camping it 2km off the sucker spot. Scrammed, webbed and popped, after a quick missile change out. I feel kinda bad because the other guy in local laughed at him for losing to a drake.

Shortly after, I almost tackled a vagabond, but prudence won out as I found he had a fleet of 2 drakes, rapier and incurses with him. We played station games because they thought I was going to engage.

A short AFK later I undocked to find a hulk. Mining. Solo. WTF? pop.

Warped to the over-bubbled Orvolle gate in PF- where a pod was waiting

At this point, Viicky Yvette joins me and we snag a viator + pod on a gate after roam everywhere looking for targets.

A few short moments later, a dominix jumps in and trys to cloak. a HICtor bubble, one scram and 2 webs later, dead domi + pilot.

On our way back, we ran into Eradication Alliance. They were roaming with a vaga, gila, basilisk, and 2 ceptors. Station game here station game there, dead vaga and the bassy docks with 5% structure.

I then warp to a snipe on the Orvolle gate and get tackled by a sabre and malediction (the 2 ceptors with the vaga and friends). After killing the sabre, and working on the armor or the malediction a kitsune warps in. Luckily, I get my drones on the kitsune before I am jammed. Kitsune has to warp out, while I’m looting the sabre, but his bubble is still up and I kill his pod before warping to safety, allowed to go by the malediction who doesn’t want any of my drake. The shame…

An hour later, Agony has left and I am still camping the Orvolle gate with Kanagawa when a vulture pilot decides to jump in and out testing our tanks. No propulsion mod and 1 extra web later ( with a lil’ help from a neut absolution) down goes a vulture.

The absolution then begins to test our tanks and we deagress. After jumping in and out and the absolution jumping in a guardian pilot when he hits structure, I lose my 2nd drake. At this point people begin to login and we formulate a plan to get this absolution. (Anyone who knows us knows this plan consisted of “GET TO PF- NOW! Abso aggressed on gate”).

I reship and jump back in to get aggro. Now keep in mind it has been about 50 minutes since the vulture died and this guy still has faith in his tank. He aggro’s. I overload. He dies.

At this point I warp my drake back to the snipe and get tackled by a rifter. ‘Nuff said. Actually, honorable mention to celdorash for the pod.

Exequror warps to bubbles.

Not really a gate camping group (we have short attention spans), we roam out to 6-C/Reblier. Along the way we have John Sparta jump into us, get aggro’d, burn away……. then log/disco! The result is sad for John because we had a prober wth us. Claw / Pod.

A quick trip around the low-sec loop to Orvolle chasing ghost and it is time to call it a day.

Here is the tally:
Killed:
Hurricane
Ishtar
Pod
Lachesis
Hulk
Pod
Viator + Pod
Dominix + Pod
Vagabond
Sabre + Pod
Vulture
Absolution
Rifter
Exequror
Claw + Pod
Estimated Damages not counting pods/impants: 1.33 bil ISK

Lost:
Drake
Drake
Estimates 136 mil – 42 mil insurance = 94 mil ISK lost today.

And those are numbers you can’t argue with. Today was a great day for pew pew..

Thanks to all the guys who helped out and brought aid when needed.

As a side note: If you get the chance, engage Eradication. I saw so much fail from them it is retarded. They saw we had a falcon, engaged lost a vaga. Later they tried to kill me with a sabre, malediction, kitsune and an abbadon that was late to the party. Later still, they warp the abbadon to an Agony drake with 15 more Agony 1 gate flash and a 200km warp away. Abbadon down. And yet later still, after helping, unasked, to kill a vulture, their absolution, with a gate-hoping guardian for support, finally dies after we warp in a falcon with only 1 Amarr jammer. Engage them on sight!

T2 Support Drones

Posted in Upgrades with tags , , , on November 30, 2009 by Jupacha - Important Internet Spaceship League

For a while I have been wondering why are there no T2 ECM drones specifically, and no T2 ewar drones in general. Other then combat and rep drones, T2 options are seriously lacking.

My orignal idea came before the advent of faction drones, but, again, no faction support drones.

Let me introduce a new series of prototype T2/faction drones: the racial ECM drones!

Hornet EC-300-A Phase Inverter Drone
Hornet EC-300-C Spatial Destablizer Drone
Hornet EC-300-G Ion Field Projector Drone
Hornet EC-300-M White Noise Generator Drone

Vespa EC-600-A Phase Inverter Drone
Vespa EC-600-C Spatial Destablizer Drone
Vespa EC-600-G Ion Field Projector Drone
Vespa EC-600-M White Noise Generator Drone

Wasp EC-900-A Phase Inverter Drone
Wasp EC-900-C Spatial Destablizer Drone
Wasp EC-900-G Ion Field Projector Drone
Wasp EC-900-M White Noise Generator Drone

These drones would act the same as racial ECM modules, in having a better effect against the correct sensors, but almost useless against others.

Now, whether or not these are T2 or faction drones is irrelevant, except that I lean towards T2 for cost issues.

Now, some people will cry foul, and say ECM is too strong. This post is not about the ECM problem, but about a glaring error in support drones.

The question of whether or not CCP should make 12 new drones, plus all the other T2 drones that are missing, or make 3 new drones that are scriptable arises to me as I type this.

Scriptable drones? Huh? Before you discard this idea, read on. What if you could drag an ewar script to the drone bay, and change drones as if modules? And not just ECM, but TD, SD, and Neut drones.

Imagine warping into a fight and being able change your drones to fit the situation without the 60+ seconds it takes to dock.

Now that I’m on topic, what about ‘Integrated’ and ‘Augmented’ repair drones. Drones that repair both armor and shields. Not a big logistics buff, someone please comment on whether or not that is a dumb idea.

Please comment on these ideas and anything you think would make them better.

Thanks for reading…