Someone asked me on Monday why there had been no blog post for a few days. Well, it was an extra long weekend for me due to Canadian holiday (Happy Victoria Day!) and my 14th wedding anniversary and when I'm at home, I don't usually blog if I have free time, instead I log (in). See what I did there?
What?! That was funny! Sigh.
Anyways I logged in quite a bit for me on the weekend but I was using the time to reorganize. You see, an incident a couple weeks back has left me hesitant to commit my supercarrier to combat in Tribute in the hands of FCs I don't know and don't trust. Since I was deployed almost exclusively for capital combat I felt the need to pull back to Pure Blind to reorganize my ships and put the Wyvern in safety. While I was there, I deposited a lot of unused ships back into low sec. This process was further hampered by a system having a Cynojammer and about 15 ships I wanted to move which I had to do one at a time since my Chimera could not use the jump bridge anymore.
Finally by Monday night I had completed my consolidation and reorganization, picked the handful of ships I would take back to Tribute to carry in the Chimera, and then found myself in my +4 clone which I had no intention of flying to Tribute and a cooling down jump timer.
So I decided to cruise around Placid low sec in one of my assault ships, a Hawk, and check out the old sites around Pelille which is where I lived in my first weeks in space back four and a half years ago. On the way there I jumped into a system and saw a red Helios. I hit approach and started to lock it up, hoping I could kill it and escape the sentry guns. He disappeared and the gate flashed, and a similarly named character in a Wolf assault ship appeared.
Ah, the eternal question of victory: do I think I can win this fight? My Hawk was setup to fight but I was not, with my +4 clone and no blue pills in the hold, so I opted to disengage by approaching the gate and jumping through as my shields were almost gone (albeit with booster off). It was a split second decision and I wish I had gone for it now.
Dammit, I was not mentally prepared for a fight in low sec, but next time I will be ready.