Fuel block change results in a lot of loot
Warning – screenshot heavy post.
It’s patch day! Along with many other changes, today brings the POS Fuel switchover. As such, we have a plan. It’s an amazing plan. It’s called “Find the POS Towers that didn’t add the new fuel and are now offline”.
We were actually kidding when we created the amazing plan, but hey who knows, right? I know nearly every wormhole corp has the same idea so someone is bound to find something.
I’m on right as the server goes up from the patch downtime, finding myself alone. After messing with the new Neocom for some minutes, I decide to scan down our C4 static. It’s the only sig in system, so I’m jumping in within minutes.
D-scan shows a lone tower, with a Chimera, Cheetah and Dominix accompanying it. I modify my d-scan to show tower modules and Force Fields, and hit scan again. There’s no Force Field. This means the tower is probably offline.
Quick, TG, locate the tower! D-scan honing puts it at a moon, and it isn’t long before I’m in warp.
Well damn. What do I do here? Brag about it on twitter of course, but that’s another story. I can’t fly a Chimera, but I can fly the Dominix. I yoink that first and move it home.
I return in my Scangu, desperately messaging the two alliance mates who are also on twitter. I need some help with all this!
As I re-enter the C4, there’s a pod on scan! A hitch in the plan. I warp to the tower at 10km, remaining cloaked, and see the pod board the Cheetah. I decloak and engage, shredding both ship and pod before they can warp away.
Konici joins me on Vent having heard my plea for help and logs in his characters as I explain the current situation. The C4 occupants sure as hell know I’m here now, so we kinda have to move.
I start shooting the Corporate Hanger as Kon warps an Oracle and Manticore in. It melts under the combined firepower of all 3 ships, revealing a lot of cans…
Whilst I’m browsing the new cans, Kon has just finished blowing up the Ship Maintenance array, revealing MOAR SHIPS
Neither of us can fly an Orca, dilemma! Kon has a bright idea though – he’s moving 2 alts with industrial ships to loot the cans. Excellent.
Next up is the X-Large Assembly. It too melts within seconds, dropping 3 cans – all of which contain captial construction parts. whoops.
Subsystem Assembly Array is next, dropping some subsystem BPCs in one can and some sleeper loot in anothe- OH MY GOD.
It’s like I’m 5 on Christmas morning all over again. This is amazing.
A pilot from the Tower’s corp has just convo’d me. It’s not the pilot I killed, either.
Er, ok. No. *Close window*
Another POS mod drops some datacores. Or maybe it was the subsystem array. I DON’T KNOW KONICI IS BLOWING THEM UP TOO FAST.
Re-examining some earlier cans reveals some faction mods kicking about.
Mick has logged on, but he’s in highsec. Bugger. He can’t help us out with the Orca yet.
But suddenly, a NEW problem. There’s a new ship with us. A Tengu has logged on at the tower!
Myself and Kon engage, both of our haulers warping home.
Neither of us are fit to slay a Tengu, but he has neither of us pointed. We both warp home.
Right. Reship time.
He’s logged on in the Tengu, and it wasn’t covert fit and didn’t point any of us. PvE fit – probably active tanked. I have the perfect ship for this.
I swap for a Curse whilst Kon swaps for a Geddon and Buffer Tengu. We jump back into the C4, warp to the tower and he’s still there.
Ok, we have DPS ships here now. We can’t exactly steal the Chimera. None of us can fly one and it won’t fit through the Wormhole home anyway. Time to shoot it!
The Chimera explodes, not leaving us a lot to loot. Oh well.
Kon has brought a hauler back again, and our glorious CEO Riyu has logged on for a few minutes. He comes in, jumps in the Orca, scoops all the ships bar the Iterons, the Drake and the Ferox and takes it home. I swap to a pod and grab the Drake (which is unfitted) and the Ferox, which is fitted for Gas. We’re done. Time to go home. We leave one of the Iterons, but that’s it.
We gather all the module loot together. Here’s the lot:
The Loot container is actually ours, so it’s empty.
On top of this, we also nabbed –
- Buzzard x2
- Iteron Mk 5
We killed a Chimera, Tengu, Cheetah & 2 pods.
Total estimated haul: Just over 1.5bill for Nano-ribbons alone. 2 bill+ each (between, Kon, Riyu and myself) for the lot.
Not bad at all for an early morning scan.