God bless woodwraith for his speed.
reason you didn't get a fight is cause tackling A-hacs with BS in lowsec is hard
TEST did indeed seem to bleed a fair few ships last night, though I think they enjoyed their outing as much as everyone else (and kept coming for more, which is cool).
We originally found them in 8-J, hitting a POS, with around 65-70 in system. From what they were saying in local, they were talking about wanting round two with Rote. So we checked the boards and found that they had indeed already been jumped earlier on the tower:
http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=10370907 (Test vs. Rote)
The new gang composition seemed fairly similar in ship types (still lots of drakes) to the one in the Rote fight but the addition of five Scorpions to the mix created some spice, since we only had 13 battleships (super late TZ for us) and that's a lot of jamming.
I considered going for Rote on their way home but they were scouting our Pos quite well, saw when we aligned and would have been hard to point. So we crept up on Test's Conga line on the POS with a Rapier. After some time of stalking our prey, a Drake of theirs broke step and lit a cyno. Local only went up by one, sadly, and a lone Thanatos joined the field and put his fighters on a pos mod. This made him the Belle of the Ball and created a nice centre point for the Conga.
We cyno'd in, tackled the carrier and started melting the Scorps. They warped off with the fleet. Then they presumably thought about it, realised that only 13 bs, damnation and a triage had jumped in, and so warped back in to fight. However, the 5 Scorps were dead by then (along with some Maelstroms and Scimitars) and the BC blob couldn't break our triage rep. We thinned down the tasty stuff first (faction-fit Tengu, Cerb, Basi, etc.) and eventually moved onto the battlecruisers. Once those started to go down they warped off and left us on the tower.
We took no losses so the BR only shows some of the fleet:
http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=10371900 (main fight)
http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=10371839 (mhc epilogue)
That would have been the end of it but for the fact they followed us on the way home. We reapproached. They jumped into MHC and pulled range and we melted a Vulture. Agent kept them keen for a while but after Drakes started dying (Rote's Lexa joined us in a tackler too) they finally called it a day. Still, maximum respect to Test for jumping in there in MHC and trying for a round 3 (4?); was cool & aggressive.
According to Eve Kill, we did 4.85bil compared to Rote's 2.87bil of damage on Test, so you'd think I could rest proudly knowing that we out-griefed everyone in 8-J last night.
But I can't - for there was a startling revelation during our victorious sojourn on the 8-J tower (and by startling revelation I mean something shocking, not an Amarr dreadnaught with railguns).
You see, it turns out the 8-J tower belongs to a Forsaken alt corp. The Forsaken, for those who don't know, are the servants of Count Wilson. The pronouncements of "The Count" are a source of a great intrigue in Rooks and Kings, for we have identified a true master villain. Presently we have two linguistic teams assigned to assessing the nature of what exactly a 'SHIT BUST' is, though early analysis suggests that it is derogatory, especially combined with the 'bag of dicks'. However, do not be fooled by The Count slumming with these uncouth colloquialisms. He is a most urbane creature, possessed of a Moriarity-esque intellect. In fact, although I still lack the Fraps to prove it, I believe that his butler brings in a silver tray with 'Bag of dicks' written immaculately on a paper, from which he reads it.
The reason there won't be a proper battle report of the TEST fight is because the main business of the day was hunting The Count. After three different traps failed (baiting his Pilgrim with a frigate, bubbling him, and some things best not discussed) Eldareth took a rather agricultural approach and just burned at him in a sabre and decloaked him on a random gate, felling the Count in what was essentially a Rugby tackle. Although we may only have dropped 13 BS on 65-70 guys in the section above, you can take no chances with the Count: only about half of our 60 faction bs and T3 actually made it on his mail. http://www.rooksandkings.com/killboa...l&kll_id=30527
We assumed we'd dealt with the Count for the time being - but we were wrong. In fact the shenanigans in 8-J simply ended up with us saving his tower/crypt. The battle continues.
Ya, I should shout out to TEST for a great fight. Probably the most exciting big gang (>10) pvp I've had in half a year.
I wasn't taking a fight with RnK on the way home in any fashion as we didn't have what it takes to break an archon chain. We were a bit bloodied and loaded with (t1) loot.
We actually went out again after this to 6VDT, as map was showing locals, and I thought it would be polite to let TEST finish off their pos in 8-J after they were so polite as to give us a goodfight~. Probably turns out to be the wrong choice.
So much ecm+ecm drones on field our logis started taking shield damage from the radiation alone.
TF setup in ranged possition on the s-u gate in 6-U, smaking us to jump into them.
We warped to the other side of gate atzero and sat there saying na u, (na you) na you... get the idea
It was clear they where not going to jump into us, and being in slower ships with less numbers, jumping in, we'd never tackle anything. So we acted bored and warped back to a pos.
TF then jumped in presumably to call us faggots, keeping back their ecm boats in the previous ssytem and thats when we warped back to the gate and engaged.
They then jumped in rest of their fleet, & along with their ecm drones from every bc.. jammed everything to hell and we started dropping like a sack of shit, FC being one of the first to go down.
What ships that could still lock something managed to frag a few falcons/blackbirds and we where partially back in business with secondary target caller, but lacked any DPS left, so one of our pilots after going down logged on his carrier alt into the fight to send fighters, unfortunately didnt land intime to provide any much needed reps.
Once their last falcon saw its face, TF started to deagro and jump out.
What was left of LOTD that didn't have everything overloaded/burned out or in a pod managed to loot the field.
Pretty good fight.
Last edited by jinrah; August 16 2011 at 12:24:52 AM.
Since Rote uploaded a nice vid of their encounter with Test earlier on, this video of Test's second attempt to RF should complete the set. Keep in mind though, its his raw unedited Fraps so it includes lulls in the action between jump outs and suchlike.
Eve with sound always amazes me
We (RKK) formed up 20ish hellcats to go hit a pos in syndicate to get a fight. While we were hitting a pos, we were watching a staging pos in nearby lowsec belonging to Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns (HORN). Their titan bridging pilot logged on with hictors/dictors gathering around it. They had a carrier on the station 6-c so we decided to go for the bait. Titan Doomsdays, hostile cyno opens, titan bridge up, hostiles jump in. 30 or so jump in, including 2 supercaps (Nyx and Aeon), 9 Dreads, 6 Carriers, and 4-5+ heavy interdictors.
Friendly supers log in(1 erebus, 7 supers including original titan), and jump in along with our triage carriers while our support fleet burns back. Erebus was primaried down to about 75-80%, then they swapped target to triage carriers. Once they went down they swapped to one of our nyx's, which got out in about 25-30% armour. Afterwhich they bailed out.
Final result was
4 carriers lost
1 dread lost
2 dictors lost
1 bs lost
5 carriers killed
7 dreads killed
(kb still syncing) http://reikoku.eve-kill.net/?a=kill_...ll_id=10400004
was a good fight
Last edited by damaslaus; August 17 2011 at 12:02:33 AM.
from what i heard the titan bridge was bugged and half are support could not jump shame after 8 years the game is still so buggy you cant get a proper fight
Or the titan pilot didn't pack enough fuel but wont admit it, also a possibility.
Lol - gotta love the RKK sabre who spent the fight looting only to be the last killed, in a 500m sabre
Battle: Himmelsdorf 12 August 2011 20:21:48
Experience received: 4,760
Credits received: 7,831
Like a boss!