But when you have a schedule like mine and you only get one good PvP session a week, a small string of two or three bad nights can stretch over weeks or a month. It can be depressing. I haven't had a kill since Jan 31st and lost four ships since then up to last night.
|DAMMIT! Who let Kirith pilot again!?|
I logged in last night hoping my luck would turn around. Goinard was empty of blues for a change, but a number of neutrals in local. "Curious," I thought, "what's going on?" I undocked in my trusty Hawk assault ship and immediately saw on the d-scan three Drakes, Harbinger, Hurricane, and a Zealot. A quick drop by the Raeghoscon gate saw them camping it. How dare they!
THIS IS SHADOW CARTEL COUNTRY!
I reported the interlopers on comms and asked if anyone wanted to go get these guys. A gang formed and I was asked if I could provide a bait ship like a Drake with a cyno for a hot drop from a Titan. No Drake in my hanger (wait, what?) but a couple of Hurricanes were there and I grabbed an old one and got ready.
The enemy fleet moved into Raeghoscon to camp in there and I jumped into them. I made it look like I was trying to crash the gate to escape so they would aggress me and then lit the cyno.
|Stolen from Jump n' Warp blog|
With the hostiles dead or dispersed, I reshipped to my Hawk and went for a roam, visiting Tama again but not lingering there as there are a fair number of bad guys with big ships looking to gang up on innocent souls like mine. Alliance mates reported a 4 day old pilot in a Catalyst destroyer hanging around Lisbaetanne so I set course for there to check it out, racing against another alliance mate in a Daredevil looking to do the same.
We got there almost the same time but the target had docked. Darn. But then he undocked. And looked for a fight with other alliance mates hanging around in a Loki and Stilletto. As we raced to the station to engage they lowered the boom and killed the ship, but I arrived in time to snag the pod.
We waited out GCC timers and just as it ended, another newer player arrived in system, this time in a Caracal. Once again he decided to try and fight outside the station and this time I arrived in time to get on a ship killmail, as well as the pod. And check it out, he had the Hardwiring - Genolution Core Augmentation CA-2 implant installed.
Overall Tally: lost one battlecruiser, helped kill 5 battlecruisers, one cruiser, and 2 pods. That's the feast I was looking for.