Friday, October 21, 2011


So many posts out right now about CCPs layoffs, monetary bindings, and general smack.

Its a game, that MOST of us blogging/reading the blogs play.
(not smacking those posters for their post, just using as examples)

If you dont play, please disassociate with it. There was a reason you stopped playing, why are you still blogging, or ranting on the forums? Or following anything EVE related?

Take a breather, get a lvoer, find a nice barstool, pick up a hobby, redecorate your apartment or catch up with the latest horrible reality TV show. Just stop whining about everything and its mother pertaining to these here internet pixels.

If you're gunna unsub, unsub, I dont care, say bye bye, and walk away. No one needs to read your rantings, reasons, or opinions. As the quote goes, "everyone has them, and you're a dickhead" or something like that.

On another note, It seems CCP IS trying to get some of their following back, subs up, accounts up, etc, with various nerfs/buffs and new ships and other various instances of sly corporation trickery, which is nice. At least theyre trying :) 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuskers go smash smash in caldari lowsec.

We found yet another wormhole in THE SAME DAMNED SYSTEM close to our base in Hevrice. This makes three - The WH we popped the legion in, the WH we popped the scorpion in, and now a straight-thru type of WH leading us into the caldari lowsec region of the forge, meaning we enter the WH in lowsec, and come out in another lowsec, with no scary wormhole space in between.

We fought three different times in the area. Eve-Kill is terrible and jumbled fight 1 + 2 together, and I wasn't around for fight three so I will not comment on that.... looking at the killboard though, fight two was where its at.

Fight one -

After trying unsuccessfully to have a 6-7 man BC gang engage our hurricane and two drakes (as well as a cynabal and three vagabonds still on the other side of the wormhole, but shh) the FC has us all jump in and warp to a gate. As we land another fleet lands as well - bigger, better ships, and logistics support. CRAP CRAP CRAP.

As a recap -

Our gang
3x vagabonds
2x drakes
2x Hurricanes

Their gang
5x Hurricanes
3x cynabals
2x scimitars

We jumped in and immediately started overloading our MWDs towards the sun while shooting a vagabond in the face. BOOM he dead, I'm getting shot at by a few guys and warp as a malediction gets within 20km. Maras drake gets tackled as well as smokes vagabond as the rest of our fleet pulls range, I warp back just as the FC calls for everyone to warp, OH GOOD. I land @ on the malediction which explodes right next to me as I come out of warp, thank you jeebus. I enter warp and the enemy fleet moves on. FC also pops a salvaging helios while the rest of us are safed up, bringing our efficiency to just around 50 percent.


An hour or so later we return.

Our gang
5x hurricanes
5x drakes
2x scimitars
1 arazu

There are no less then three gangs hunting us (or running from us) in system.
one is approximately
2x machs
2x cynabals
2x dramiels
2x scimitars.
Some more nano garbage I forget. It doesn't matter, we trade pot shots and they run.

ARSE (hee hee), Volta, and thundercats stay and fight though. They live to regret it.
Over the next six minutes of warp ins and warp outs intermittently from the three gangs fighting us, we manage to kill:
- malediction, stabber, 2x scimitars, hurricane, curse, ishtar, tengu -
While we took no additional losses.

The tuskers ( i was not here for this) also managed to blow up a Maelstrom and Megathron in the area.

Report on fights one and two combined (it included the megathron, and an ibis, whatever)

Kills: 14
Losses: 2
Damage done (ISK): 2.63B - 2632.41M
Damage received (ISK): 0.23B - 230.79M
Efficiency: 91.94%

Best part of the fight (for me) was our arazu tackling the last scimitar on the field, and me warping to a random spot at an approximate range and landing @ 12KM of him, immediately locking him, overloading my MWD and web, hitting approach and landing the web as my fleet warped to me or the now very close gate to kill him within 10KMs of it. Was crazy lucky, but made me feel like a badass none the less.

The third fight I was not involved in, so I'll just link the battle report. I'm assuming they had more that ran, as we have no losses and I doubt they would engage the same fleet that spanked them so bad before with lesser numbers. Maybe another tusker could help out with this report?

I love having good fights like this, screw the blobbing, the baiting, come on, lets just brawl eachothers faces off ok?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Entrance into The tuskers.

I decided a while ago that I really didn't want to have any rules in this here video game I play, and piracy looked mighty intriguing. I knew some pirate corps, but didn't wanna go for anything lame, (bane, etc), wanted some small gang/solo pew pew, and I figured I knew just where to find it.

TLDR Now I'm in the tuskers.

Its been three days since I've joined, and my general JIHAD against anything stupid in lowsec has been pretty successful.

I passed the entrance exam by Pillaging a (Read: rediculously tanked) Raven in my newly aquired (read: given to me) Vagabond and murdering an inty with my rifter. (note evekill is on fire right now, so it will be BC KMs for this post)

I decided to scope the place out while waiting for my application to push through, and was given a hearty welcome by the tuskers upon entry VIA them attempting to kill my vagabond and me running around like a girl for a few hours in an attempt to keep it.

Background checks passed, killboard passed, vaccines injected (gallente lowsec, you just never know), ships + modules hauled, app accepted.

The first thing I did was join a pursuit gang in my hurricane, where we murdered a Russian Typhoon as it attempted to cyno in carriers on us in a closed plex, as well as his buddy in a drake.

Popped some mission runner in a tengu as well. First day, over.

In my second day as a tusker, we found a wormhole close by, and ran around trying to catch a proteus, legion and tengu.  Well, we caught the legion, the proteus bailed to another WH as we pursued his buddies legion, and the tengu cloaked up.

We then caught a GILA ratting and had to kill off a pirate rifter as he attempted to whore on the mail as we held the gila pilot at ransom. (Gangs I have been in have ransomed the same guy, with the same ship, 3 times in the first two days of my joining, resulting in a personal increase of 150 mil just by that guy.)

I decided to try my hand as a frigate pilot and popped a slicer with my dramiel, which will now collect dust in my hanger. (I HATE FRIGS)

Next day, same system, different wormhole, we see orcas and T3 in space in lowsec and attempt to kill them, they in turn reship to a falcon and two scorpions, with t3s and a zealot on scan in their WH, with their orca pilot docked. We kill off one of their scorps and his pod in the WH while the falcon runs, the other scorp jumps into lowsec (put him thru armor, he ejected, and I am the proud new owner of a shitty cruiser missile scorpion in dire need of retro fitting) and their t3s/hac never show up.

I've been quite liberal about taking GCC on stations and gates when I shouldn't, Like when I battled a cyclone on a highsec gate in my cyclone (I died, he died, my buddies landed, his buddies landed, everyone else got out) pointing a drake and later a cyclone (same guy, they never learn) on a gate in a vagabond with my help 50ish AU away. (seriously? twice? think I'd learn the first time, but I didn't die for it luckily) The second time around I held point until my backup (shield cane) landed, then the cyclone jumped out of system as did my backup, to catch him. I warped to a close celestial in 10% shield and then rewarped back and jumped/caught point as my backup died. I then (stupidly) overloaded my acs (barrage) and got scrammed by the cyclone as I neuted his cap further. He died, I warped (less then 5% shield, oh and no DCU) and we got both ships loot for the friendly loss (he made his money back, and then some).

I got into another frigate and battled off a cormorant in my mighty cookie cutter rifter as he killed one of our merlins for tusker glory. We then 2v3 battled his friends in cruisers (they had trimarks, we didn't, so like, you know what happened). We lost one rupture as I kited the crap out of them and ran like a girl, but wound up getting on the KM of their thorax as they got ganked a few minutes later by a BC/logi gang (yes, seriously).

Nothing else really sticks out as good fun up til now other then a leroying frigate roam we killed off in BCs (we weren't trying to roll them, they just landed as we did) which you can read about HERE, as the pilot we wound up ransoming (he gave a haiku FTW) has a blog and I'm going to promote a fellow blogger.

I'll be more precise and descriptive next time, but I just wanted to do a nice catch up post.

Scotch Scotch Scotch

Okay, so I really kinda planned on walking away from EVE, so the blog had taken a backseat.... well maybe a trunk TBH. I had acutally gone as far as to unsub both toons and post in my PUB channel I was leaving.

Long winded story short I didn't, and now I'm back and as violent as ever as a member of The Tuskers. (Insert blog having tusker joke here). Its been a month since my last (crappy, vague) post and a month and a half since my last real post, but its coming, promise.