Flight of a Thousand Rifters and RvB Ganked 9
Saturday evening saw the usual Ganked event, along with a player run event called “Flight of a Thousand Rifters”
Flight of a Thousand Rifters
FoaTR essentially involved shooting a Moros in lowsec, and winning prizes for a number of criteria, which can be found on the forum post linked above.
I arrived in the designated lowsec system in a Blaster fit Catalyst a good hour before the event was due to start. During this time, I made a few tacticals on the station and made some tea, and then shot a few flashy destroyers with the help of a Red Federation pilot. None of them shot back. 😦
Local began rising within the half hour leading to the event, with the Moros pilot and event organiser, Marlona Sky, already docked and ready.
Finally, after an hour of waiting, Marlona undocked.
The Moros entered seige and we opened fire. A number of flashies warp in and get shot by pretty much everyone, but most manage to get onto the Moros mail, it seems!
Local is rising higher by the minute, EVE-Radio’s coverage of the event probably helping.
Marlona is starting to tank hard, and is shrugging off nearly all the DPS being thrown at her. Turns out, she’s overloaded her reps.
But then forgot to turn off the overheat.
Wham. The reps break, and the tank plummets like a stone. It’s a mere few minutes before she’s in structure.
Finally, the Moros EXPLODES everywhere, and Marlona’s flashy pod is spewed into space.
Of course, I miss it. Silly blaster range and all that!
Moments later, a Rooks and Kings sniping Tier 3 BC fleet shows up at range. OH GOD.
[ 2011.12.17 19:20:57 ] (combat) >Shiptype: Oracle
Pilotname: Agent Xer0
Shipname: 10 Miles High
barely scratches you, causing 1167.0 damage.
[ 2011.12.17 19:21:00 ] (notify) Your docking request has been accepted. Your ship will be towed into station.
I thank Marlona in r-v-b, and move over to Rens for Ganked Night.
RvB Ganked 9 – Firetails
Mangala is too rich. He’s been giving out Firetail hulls to everyone for this event. How does he do that.
The fleet started forming up even earlier than usual, sitting at almost 20 people by the time I’m in Rens, an hour before the event. Mumble is already full of
idiots JOVIAL PEOPLE when I log on and it’s not long before there’s a tonne of Firetails outside.
Finally, with the fleet at 87, we began to head out.
A quick stop in lowsec, and we’re in Great Wildlands. A local camp runs away at the site of 70 firetails, so off we go into nulsec, once again completely clueless.
Some more roaming follows, and we get word of a small Brick Squad gang just ahead of us. We swarm the gate and they jump in.
We continue onwards, engine trails swinging, when a tempest lands off our gate at 50km.
“Orbit at range”, someone calls. “Smartbombs hurt”.
71 Firetails burn the distance and establish points, and the Tempest lights up the sky with smartbombs. Fortunately, of our 71 man swarm, noone is within 5km.
The Tempest explodes without a kill. Onwards we go.
Our scout has tackled an Abaddon ahead off a gate, so once again we burn in. He’s too close to the gate for smartbombs though, and also dies.
Round and round we roam, till we land in a system with another fleet in it. NC. have a large gang here – directional is lit up with BCs and more. An Avatar is on scan as well.
We warp to a gate off of d-scan from the NC. gang and hold.
Directional lights up. Mangala asks the fleet.
“Shall we die?”
The answer is a yes.
The NC. gang lands and we open fire, the first sabre jumping out and a Scimitar melting before they can establish their logistics chain.
A Claymore is primaried next, but it’s an uphill struggle.
It’s slow, but the Claymore is dying to the Firetails! Fleet members are also dying left and right – Firetails are not the tankiest of frigates.
Finally, the Claymore explodes.
And then the rest of us burned. GF.