Monday, September 14, 2009

Yeah, I Suck

In an effort to be clever, I was trying to setup a cyno spot for Derranna to get Kirith's carrier to 0.0. I was going to do the cyno around downtime during the week, but decided to get into position and get the cheap cyno ship ready.

I decided to try to jump to one of the NPC stations in Great Wildlands on my way to Wicked Creek. I got Derranna there with no issue in her covert ops and purchased a cheap Probe frigate to be the Cyno ship.

Last night I had to go one jump to pick up the cyno ship but instead of waiting until the weekend was over, I figured I was safe in my sneaky covert ops frig and undocked...

... right into the waiting arms of a Flycatcher interdictor and Deimos HAC. Bubble up!

Normally I would wait out the undock timer and simply redock, but it was one of those Minmatar stations that quickly ejects you beyond the perimeter. I foolishly turned around and had an 18 second wait until I could dock, but now I was exposed. I didn't survive.

In hindsight I would have been better served to punch the MWD and try to get out of the bubble and warp, but I admit I panicked a little and tried to dock like a carebear bitch. I suck.

In further hindsight, I should not have undocked in hostile territory on a Sunday evening with no solid escape plan. I've been in high sec too long, instincts have gotten rusty and I've gotten cocky. Lesson learned.

7 comments:

  1. oh hai! from my Primary. buddies :)

    Squizz Caphinator

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  2. Yea mistakes like that get you back in the 0.0 mindset pretty fast though. At least it was only a frigate hull.

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  3. Kirith, for the learners out here (me), what should you have done? What would that escape plan have been?

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  4. Don't feel bad I've done the same thing but it was in low sec. Even worse it wasn't even my ship that I lost!

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  5. AT least you didn't say the Sin was mother of all Jammers..:) BTW that what cyno characters are all about...don't worry :)

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  6. @Rettic, for starters I shouldn't have undocked in a system pack full of reds with one station and no eyes on the undock.

    Secondly, I could have tried turning on the MWD and getting out of the bubble before the lock and shooting started.

    Thirdly, I could have let my invulnerability from the undock timer carry me farther before doing anything. Might have gotten farther from the centre of the bubble.

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  7. As I understand it pressing ctrl+space to stop your ship does not clear the undocking invulnerability, so that would have been an option too.

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