Saturday, August 6, 2011

AAR - 16:00 Tempest is a BC roam

Logged into EVE an hour before my scheduled PVP roam with COA (something about anti-pirating, idk, i don't pay attention to that shit) and found myself in lowsec- where Azn is deployed. During the three jumps to highsec, I got it into my head that as I was FCing the fleet, I should be in an almighty battleship, and it had to be a tempest for two reasons;

A: It had to be armor, so maelstrom was out.
B: I fly phoons on Azn, and wanted to use them shiny T2 BS guns.
3: I've never really flown a tempest - and wanted to.

So with that thought process in mind (and, coincidentally, 12 T2 BS guns in my cargo-expanded frigate coming out of low-sec) I asked around in corp  if someone had a Tempest I could borrow ( I really didn't have the money to fully fit, rig, and insure a BS, which makes this idea even smarter ) and sure enough, a corpie I've known for about a year (BURLY) Lent me a pest hull with cheap shield resist rigs.

So, with 20 minutes to EFT a fit, then actually fit, insure (forgot to do that, oops), load with ammo and cap boosters and travel 6 jumps, I arrived with 3 minutes to spare.

In a rig-less, uninsured battleship that wasn't mine.

Fleet was formed up eventually and we started roaming through metropolis, heimatar, and the bleaklands.

Spark found 2 BCs on a gate that engaged his rapier, I entered in my tempest for support and called one of the squads in to help out.

Battle report

Getting flack from Squads 2-3 for not letting them shoot things in an attempt to escalate, A few criminal t3s are found on a station. I once again bait and engage 2x tengus and a proteus. They dock. Feh. Not much activity around, comms are nice and relaxed, I eventually lead us to Mother Amamake. I jump in and find a criminal daredevil, and yes, it dies to my tempest. (thanks spying crow for holding point for the two seconds I lost mine, and feck you for scooping the loot.)

As I'm pillaging the DD an Omen Navy issue (ONI), Pilgrim, and Mach (only ship at range) land on me. I point the ONI. The machs @ 172Km. I hit my reps, tank, and he warps off. The pilgrim sits their like a pregnant gorilla not doing anything while I molest his friend. Mach warps in and out a while doing shit for damage. ONI jumps into my fleet to save himself from dying to me. How'd that work M8?  I shoot the pilgrim through armor, then it jumps as well. Lucky little shit gets away.

We fly out to Sahtogas and attempt to bait some piratess, who then land on me with about 10-15 BS - T3 and 4-5 guardians, who (for some reason) decide to all point THE SAME GUY and our fleet (save two pilots, the agressed, pointed one, and burly, for trying to bump a stargate? or something?) all leave system.

Pirates really are retarded.

Then we called the fleet, got everyone back to Auga, which was camped by the ONI pilots corporation. They enter Amamake, we enter after scout gives us all clear. Fleet warps, me and spark are behind the rest (me cuz like, I'm in an armor BS, and spark cuz hes rear scout). I get tackled by one of their abaddons, then overheat the MWD and align for my outbound while spark dual webbed it with his rapier (I'm assuming the abaddon would NEVER keep up with a pest, but it was a nice gesture regardless) and I continue to be pointed @ 30+ KM ranges, when his ENTIRE fleet lands 10-20 KM from me. I literally warp out SECONDS before I'd have likely been alphaed.

The end :)

1 comment:

  1. Cheers for a fun roam buddy. Hay, if you were seconds from being alphaed those webs prob got you out of point range after all :p

    Either way, it sure got my blood pumping when they de-gate cloaked around us! lol