Monday, 24 October 2011

Well that could have gone better...

In eve its only a matter of time before you do something silly, the level of derp is always relatively high.

Its usually a case of being too cocky, that feeling of invicibility that comes from a sucessful roam, then a golden opportunity to fly the shiny stuff in anger...
The roam was great, with 2 drakes and a hurricane, we plowed down towards Evati, killing everything in our path, which wasn't much but it was fun, the final count was a brutix, crow, then the icing being a jaguar and deadspace fitted absolution, his tempest buddy managed to get out before we could catch him. We passed a couple of gangs, far bigger and meaner than us, with falcons, and scimitar support, but each time we passed them on a gate without loss. 

We were invincible!
On our return to Dal we tried to pick a fight with the Amar gang in local, but they fled before us, we picked up another member to our fleet, then promptly lost two drakes when a overview froze and he didn't see the fast tackle approaching, when their gang returned to Dal!

Revenge must be had!
We jumped into the shiny ships of doom, and suddenly Dal was empty once more, as the gang fled back into Auga.

We entered Auga, grabbed a ceptor who wasn't expecting to be dual webbed by the loki, then insta-popped by the mach's autocannons. We made safe, alligning over to the Korm gate, where the enemy fleet had warped off to. One interpid member of the fleet moved to a pounce above the Korm gate. Landing 200km from the gate, he was immediately alerted to the fast tackle that had joined the gang, namely several ceptors and dramiels... Loosing the advantage of speed, and the choice of range, he chose the wise option to GTFO, but as he turned to run, a moment of derp occured he'd alligned out to the wrong location... and pressing warp caused his ship to stall, and change direction!

That few secons of delay getting into warp was all the time the ceptors needed to make up the 200km, warp was called, followed by the bail command moments later as local started to explode and the Amar gangs numbers doubled. Unfortunately for the rest of us, being alligned to the correct location, meant we entered warp almost immediately...

What followed was something akin to the last charge of the light brigade with similar results. 
To add insult to injury the swarms of ECM drones released by the Amar gang meant that 3billion isk of ships went down without taking a single ship with them.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose. Eve is a very cruel master. 
But you know what... things like this is why I love playing, combat in EvE gets your heart racing like no other game I've played.