Community Free For All writeup

Last night, the lowsec system of Asakai played host to another fight. This one did not involve Titans, incorrect jumps and swarms of capitals. This one was intentional – a Free For All organised by Xander Phoena of the Crossing Zebra podcast. The idea was a community FFA – we expected a fair few podcasters/bloggers/CSM to show up.

The night started well as we formed a temporary fleet before the start-time of 2000 to break open a camp on the inbound highsec gate.  Of course, the FC was Mangala Solaris who sent me through as bait tackle. In an incursus. Whilst they had a blackbird.

Yeah.

The rest of our gang followed and broke up the camp by which time it was 2000. We jumped over to Asakai, warped to the Sun and started the fun. CSM members Mangala and Ali showed, with ex-member Two Step appearing too. Bloggers like myself, Mark of EVE Travel and more also graced the field. Truly it would be a battle of massive proportions.

Tradition dictates we shoot the organiser first

Tradition dictates we shoot the organiser first

The brawl kicked off quickly, with ships dying left and right. Despite my ELITE PILOTING SKILLS my venture finally died after about 15 minutes, resulting in my pod being smartbombed to structure on the way back to highsec.

How to not smartbomb 101. Step 1: Fail to actually kill your target.

3 Smartbombing BS were killing our reshippers so we fleeted up again to take them out. I had the best squad.

Hello to Bagehi, Mark, Rhavas and Sindel \o/

As expected, the smartbombers warped off with the exception of one which ran into highsec. He died so we went back to Asakai, where a couple of small fleets have shown up – namely a Hawk gang and a Talwar gang. As a result, we swapped the fight to a Caldari Small Stronghold and started fighting all over both the in-gate and the site itself. Amusingly, people seemed to forget my Venture has build in warp core strength, resulting in me warping out of gangs and death several times. I even landed on a stargate, aggressed, with a full 30 man AHAC gang on it. Everything locked me and points went up from 2 of them. So I warped away. So it goes.

The fights continued for 4 hours. The entire thing was, quite frankly, excellent fun. Here’s a whole bunch of screenshots.

Death to CSM members!

Death to CSM members!

Death to sniping Corms

Death to sniping Corms

Death to this random Rifter

Death to this random Rifter

Death to Two Step

Death to Two Step

Death to Two Step The Sequel

Death to Two Step the Sequel

Death to Two Step the Trilogy

Death to Two Step the Trilogy

Seriously. Death to Two Step!

Seriously. Death to Two Step!

So we have my killboard of the event, which only shows a small proportion of the fights that occurred. I am also uploading a short 20-minute video of a portion of it. Not edited/made pretty – just 20 minutes of Fraps and comms. This should appear -HERE- in about an hour, so check back later!

Many hanks to Xander and everyone else who attended. It was a really fun night!

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Posted on October 6, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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