Monday, June 25, 2012

Fresh start.... Sort of.

I kind of decided that between my corpies abilities to make billions of ISK per day and me trying to kee pup with the jones, I've lost sight of this game. The most fun I ever had in this game was when I was a 5mil SP noob in nulsec in a shitfit rupture.

I'm not re-rolling or giving any of my loot away, but i HAVe shipped off 90% of my ISK, ships, and all of my modules to an alt I dont use much, and thrown it all in a storage container except for one or two ships desided for specific rolls that I like to use solo or in fleets with my mates.

These ships are -

Gank Brutix (should have been shipped tbh and probably will not see any use until it is my last ship standing)
Podla Drake (fleets) (borrowed, though I have no Idea who from)
Cynabal (solo)
Rupture (solo)
Ashimmu (fleets)
Nano Binger (solo/fleet, also I just got the lasers skill so I wanted to play with it a bit. It WILL diaf)
Vexor (solo)

I've literally got no modules not fitted to a ship or even spare ammo, and will be relying on the 44mil isk and the abysmal corporate hanger for spare ammo and fittings and of course pwning noobs in frigates for my income.

Here's to trying something a little different ayy?

So, pretty much, my MO for a while will be

A: killing people for modules
B: attempting to get idiots in decent ships that I am about to kill to eject so I can has
C: fitting whatever modules I can find to cheap frig hulls once all my ships explode and my 44mil isk runs out and starting over.
D: When all else fails, ransom attempts will be offered.

(BTW gotta ship you don't fly? don't want? Want to give me anyway?  I'm always willing to grab ships and leroy them into things when I don't have to pay for them :D )

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The thing about PVP videos

I don't know how many people share this in the EVE community, but I really enjoy watching Eve solo/small gang PVP videos, and browse the "my eve" section of the forums at least once a day.

You know that feeling you get, in the back of your throat, when you see one ship bait-tanking like 5 ships of the same class or higher, and killing them all?

Case in point, I just x'ed out of a link I was really kind of excited for. The guy was flying one of my favorite (albeit expensive) ships in eve, and for the first scene he was fighting a gang consisting of 2x bcs, 1x BS, and two frigs. halfway through the fight another two bcs show up. He bait tanks the whole time. I immediately clicked the "x" button. It's just not enjoyable to watch. Why would you have that as your intro piece?

What ever happened to videos where you're fighting outnumbered, outshipped, unlinked, and you're fighting people who (at least sort of) know how to PVP.

Garmons early stuff with the ruptures was pretty awesome, Kessas domi videos, F Mercury, kil2, ancy denaries etc. I really can not recall the last time I saw anything like them. It all seems to be faction fits w/ links now-a-days.

While some of the fights are still cool in their own right, I just wish when I see active shield tankers start bleeding armor, its cuz they may be about to die, not cuz they're baiting.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Wow, its been a while since I posted anything of actual merit.

I guess I am kind of in between a complete restructuring of my EVE life and my real life. Job hours are long, and adjusting to my new life of perpetual marriage.

In terms of EVE, I have been trying to log in whenever I can, and actually undock sometimes too.

I've been trying to mess about with a plethora of ships, Aznwithbeard just recently completed Amarr Cruiser 5 and is currently pushing for T2 Med lasers. Then on to racial frigs (can only fly T2 Minnie atm).

Newports just finished his long skill queue of leadership skilling, though I am far to lazy to actually dualbox, I think maybe, just maybe, sometime, it will be useful.

So I am kind of at a crossroads and trying to experiment with some ships I have either
A: Never flown or
B: Haven't flown in a while.

Been messing about with armor buffer cruisers, a curse, some T2 cruisers here and there, and thats about it. Debated seriously buying some T2 frigs, but at those prices,  maybe I'll just get some rifters.

I don't really like the new modules introduced in inferno. The ASB kind of gets in the way of using your propmod (once your neuted, you're done) and while they tank like crazy, there's really no defense against curses or anything nano once your neuted. Hell you can't even really keep an invul on.

I've also been on a losing streak because of my ship choices and just events in the game, and my new policy of "engage everything you have some possibility of winning" definitely is not helping the situation.

Cases in point -

Cyclone Vs 100MN Tengu - Had a gang with me (sort of) and got tackle on it, then he quickly moved away and I DIAF while the rest of my gang was making a 50AU warp.

Rupture Vs bait drake + Pilgrim - This one I was actually winning, when the pilgrim uncloaked I really should have primaried it, but with the drake under 33% shield I stupidly didn't Drake didn't have a point, pilgrim did, so a poor choice on my end.

Harpy + Thorax Vs Hurricane - Saw a corpie had a cane tackled in local, his pod warped out as I landed. Went for it anyway, dropped dishonour drones and could have gotten away, but I thought I may have had a chance. I was wrong. I didn't know people still flew armor canes (besides me, that is).

Rupture Vs Thorax + Rupture + Dramiel + Merlin + Vengence - Was just merlin and the two cruisers at first, I was kiting the vexor and trying go get the shield rupture to come in. By the time I got scram on the shield ruppy the merlin also had me tackled and when the dramiel arrived I was capped out by the opposing rupture and could not MWD back to the gate. Vexor was no where near and TBH i think I pretty much died to the dramiels drones.

SFI Vs Mach - Yea, I know. We were playing with him for an hour and I finally landed a scram on him. Back up was too far out / took too long and I lost the oldest vessel in my fleet :( 

I didn't link any blobs/ECM crap because TBH, its mostly expected at this point. PIXELS ARE EXPENSIVE etc etc. I am trying to fight the good fight, outnumbered, outgunned, etc and while its fun, its also making me lose a LOT of isk. this tends to be a problem when my only source of income is PVP and I absolutely HATE plexing/pveing for my money. If I did that EVE would no longer be a game, but a part time job.

- Azn