Yesterday morning I was flying with Klastrit but our two hours of hunting did not find any belters to kill. I got out the scan probes at one point and we had a Drake pinpointed in a mission, but by the time I got my Thorax he had left and turned in the mission. Drat!
Then last night I was out by myself again, cruising the belts. As I went from system to system, I noticed a Jaguar following me. At one gate I waited and it joined me, a red flashie! I debated whether or not to open fire: I knew the sentry guns would not shoot me, but would they shoot him if I engaged first? A question for the more experienced pilots. Regardless, he jumped into system after it became apparent I was not going to lock and a few moments later I did as well.
Aulbres was busy last night and I quickly warped to a planet to begin scanning. But the Jag pilot was somewhere nearby, so I warped to 100 km. Good choice. The Jag pilot was there but 156km away. That dropped to 140 pretty fast so I wasted no time hitting the warp button. After that I kept a close eye on the overview but never ran into him again.
I continued to scan the belts and located a Celestis. I warped in and he was smart, over 45 km away. I hit the MWD and started towards him but he hit his MWD and went the opposite direction. I never got closer than 35 km and figured the gig was up. I warped out without aggression and figured I would see if I could surprise him later.
Scanning again, picked up an Atron. Wait, what? An Atron? Oh yeah, Gallente T1 frigate. I warped in and hit the MWD again. Precious seconds ticked by as I got into range of the scram but he did not warp off when he had the chance and I snagged him. Seconds later he was popped. I checked the wreck and found... Golden Omber? Mining laser? I could only shake my head as I warped off.
I never ran into the Jag or Celestis again, and later on I tried to nail down an 07 pilot in a Thorax but he didn't want to come play.