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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    http://rooksandkings.com/killboard/?a=k ... l_id=25755


    Fatal Ascension turned up in Aridia with a 100-man gang on Monday, to kill a Blind Octopus POS (small) that was coming out of reinforced in Sota. Our main fleet bases quite far from Aridia at present, so it was nice to make a visit.

    The FA gang composition was a well defined formula: Maelstroms, Scorpions, Drakes and Scimitars. While they waited for the tower to exit RF, we moved to a nearby titan with around 35 armour battleships and a smattering of T3 (5). We switched the logi blob out for triage in this instance, with Linkeleo dropping the Bhaal and joining Agent Xer0 in his traditional Archon role.

    While we waited, FA started pretty well: two Blind Octopus Abaddons were semi-afk on station and got alpha'd before they could dock. We'd planned to use a Blind Octopus Thanatos as bait but the hostile fleet then warped straight in on the tower.

    Cyno up and Quindaster dropped us into them with his Proteus (which lived). Our two triage archons worked on staggered cycle and we the fight got underway. With 12 Scorpions their intial jamming was fairly decent.



    Although our rep generally held very well, the din of a decent battle is often the sound of Abaddons calling for armour:



    Not one to be unusued, the bait Thanatos from Blind Octopus also eagerly entered the fray, happily charging in and just about visible here behind Agent's Archon:



    After an initial bout, the hostile fleet started warping out. We assumed that this might be the end of the matter and started a roll call for points. To their credit though, FA then warped straight back in and carried on fighting. With their Scorpions gone the Maelstroms began falling fast and once two-thirds of the Maelstroms were down, the hostile gang left the field.



    We looted, said our goobyes and headed home. Well, sort of. Admittedly, we stopped off at the titan again and having noticed that remaining FA ships were now undocking to make a swift exit, we portalled on both sides of the gate as they tried to jump out of the system. I suppose it's the Eve equivalent for the Hollywood staple of walking down a dark alley, seeing some some hired goons (in the I-work-for-Monty-Burns sense, as opposed to the cigar loving bee) in front of you... turn around.. and more hired goons behind you. The difference being that Michael Jackson doesn't leap in from somewhere and launch into a rendition of Beat It (note to self: future video). Anyway, by doing this we managed to kill almost every remaining battleship and a few of the Drakes too.

    This final jump on the retreating fleet may have been a little unsporting so let me say that they did very well by fighting to almost the bitter end, conducted themselves impecably in local and will be well served by keeping those standards up, win or lose.

    As an eplilogue, I should add that they came back to Aridia a day later, yesterday, and hit a different tower, this time in Kamih. We portalled them again with a similar force (though this time with 12 guardians for rep, instead of triage) and managed to catch a dozen or so on the pos shield.

    Main fight (Sota): http://rooksandkings.com/killboard/?a=k ... l_id=25755

    Epilogue (Kamih): http://rooksandkings.com/killboard/?a=k ... l_id=25826


    I assumed this would be the end of it - but with the post editing window still open, I found myself this evening once again forming a fleet against Fatal Ascension, who had managed to Rf the neutral tower in Kamih with their remaining forces from the 'Epilogue' drop, after we left.

    The tower came out of RF and we decided to let them kill it, being a neutral tower after all. On the way out, Quindaster once again put us into the middle of them and we engaged their fleet in Nema. Similar ship types as before, although this time we had a less overkill logiblob, and they managed to score some kills before the rep stabilised. Nonetheless we cut through them quickly and once they realised they didn't have the ships remaining to break something, they left the field. http://www.rooksandkings.com/killboard/ ... l_id=25956. I have no idea how Blind Octopus managed to get their totemic bait Thanatos onto the summary yet again but somehow they did

    I must confess that I then pointed out that they still had at least killed the neutral tower - only to realise that during the fight an RnK guy had an anchored a tower on the empty moon anyway

    At that point Eld discovered goings on with a Wyvern in low sec (which PL soon feasted on anyway) but the ninja towering had set us down a griefing path. So we portalled on the remains of the FA fleet again 5-M as they returned home, for a few kills. http://www.rooksandkings.com/killboard/ ... l_id=25952

    Despite Fatal Ascension taking a fair amount of losses between the engagements there, I would like to say that they fought hard - harder than some bigger entities, kept coming back (aside from the slightly excessive drops that took place after the main fights) and tried some different things (.e.g heavy amarr racial ecm, etc.). Although previously not a group on my radar, I now believe that if this general energy for pvp can be maintained, the future looks bright for them.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    solid battle report, any idea why Fconn is opperating in such large numbers in aridia?

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    Nice battle report. I still wonder why this guy never posted his loss mail on your kill board. :P

    http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=8444549

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Quote Originally Posted by Torshin
    solid battle report, any idea why Fconn is opperating in such large numbers in aridia?
    IIRC Aridia has quite a few high ends? Maybe that could be it.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Quote Originally Posted by Helen
    Quote Originally Posted by Torshin
    solid battle report, any idea why Fconn is opperating in such large numbers in aridia?
    IIRC Aridia has quite a few high ends? Maybe that could be it.

    FA's executor was posting on kugu, theyve been hitting lowends like chromium, with the goal of attacking moons they can take on their own (not counting AoV who piggyback on FA's TS3 anyways) It seems like a solid plan to grow their alliance's FCs. Space isnt under threat so sharpen their teeth in lowsec.

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    There should be a price for Best BR. Then again it wouldnt really be a competition nor a surprise in the winner. :P
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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    I have a lot of respect for Rooks and Kings, something that's been building up over my relatively short EVE career, been following your battle reports on SHC and enjoyed reading them. Less enjoyable in the fact that one of those Maelstroms going up in flames is my own.

    My corp only joined FA two weeks ago, so I don't really have much idea of what motivates FA towards Aridia, but we're constantly being asked to join in on POS bashing fleets, so I'd say moongreed is the primary reason. The second reason I think is plain practice, both for the rank and file and for aspiring FC's. Practice is something FA fleets could use in good amounts and venturing near RnK's home turf is a good way to give your members some combat experience... though from my perspective it's been rather one sided so far. Either way, it's a learning experience.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Always a good read Lord M. Where's Clarion Call 4!? I do so love me some low sec action, reminds me of the good ole days in Molden Heath and then Black Rise with BYDI.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeppelin
    I have a lot of respect for Rooks and Kings, something that's been building up over my relatively short EVE career, been following your battle reports on SHC and enjoyed reading them. Less enjoyable in the fact that one of those Maelstroms going up in flames is my own.

    My corp only joined FA two weeks ago, so I don't really have much idea of what motivates FA towards Aridia, but we're constantly being asked to join in on POS bashing fleets, so I'd say moongreed is the primary reason. The second reason I think is plain practice, both for the rank and file and for aspiring FC's. Practice is something FA fleets could use in good amounts and venturing near RnK's home turf is a good way to give your members some combat experience... though from my perspective it's been rather one sided so far. Either way, it's a learning experience.

    RnK. o7

    Whats the best way to put this... You are only as good as your enemy.. Fly against the best and learn from it (and thats important) and you will get better, until you are as good as they are.. Then you either have to fight someone better or start to teach yourself new tricks (which is hard).


    Props to R&K as I have had a few alts fly with them before, always seem to know what to do in a fight and isnt afraid of anything.
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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Quote Originally Posted by forteh
    It took us quite long to get there due to someone lighting the midpoint cyno in a wrong system and us having to go back to square 1, by the time we got there he was already neuted dry and he dropped quick
    Missed onto whoring onto this kill with a few corp-mates by only 2 jumps. Went 18 jumps to get there from minny fw.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Awesome battle reports Mal, keep them up, very enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin
    Whats the best way to put this... You are only as good as your enemy.. Fly against the best and learn from it (and thats important) and you will get better, until you are as good as they are.. Then you either have to fight someone better or start to teach yourself new tricks (which is hard).
    Pretty much. There's a lot more to learn from fighting an uphill battle win or lose than there is from rolling over someone when everything is in your favor. It's when you fail that your mistakes become apparent and you can work towards strengthening those weakness.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    we are just happy to have somone who will fight more than once.

    FA are a great opponent, i cant put enough emphasis on the consistently high quality of their conduct. its a pleasure fighting you guys.

    ive got fraps from the double triage fight (the first link in the report i think) i will enocde and post later this evening.

    Link <3

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    I caught a youtube video last week of you guys taking out the freighters. Cool fight.


    Think it was this one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwzE-V52 ... re=related


    Either way, good video of you guys, great triage work as always.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Impressive video.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Quote Originally Posted by alcibiades
    I caught a youtube video last week of you guys taking out the freighters. Cool fight.


    Think it was this one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwzE-V52 ... re=related


    Either way, good video of you guys, great triage work as always.
    How was that a good video? They whelped two carriers to kill two freighters. I know the whole "fighting outnumbered" bullshit but theyre killing like drakes and canes with faction fit bs'es. Not to mention the bad target calling and lack of comm discipline...

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Well seemed like it worked for them... plus calling it "just Drakes and Canes" is a bit unfair, it looked like their first triage carrier just barely managed to keep at least 2 of the guys (one on watchlist & the person FRAPsing) up so there was clearly no shortage of incoming DPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazy z
    Quote Originally Posted by alcibiades

    How was that a good video? They whelped two carriers to kill two freighters. I know the whole "fighting outnumbered" bullshit but theyre killing like drakes and canes with faction fit bs'es.
    I think the raw frps linked is a video of this fight: http://www.rooksandkings.com/killboa...d&kll_id=24223

    Aside from a lot of battleships and bcs, they have also a titan, 2 supercarriers (Nyx and Aeon) and 8 carriers shooting us. So we're outnumbered 2:1 on support, and 5:1 on capitals, aside from the fact that they have supercapitals and we're using capitals.

    At any one time there was only ever one triage on field, so it's an example of a triage carrier outperforming two supercarriers. Final stats are 51-8 and we held the field - the only regret was not having a HIC to point the titan. Freighter loot alone would cover 2 triage, if we were to use loot for that.

    It's not always easy in raw fraps to get an overview of the fight (although you should be able to see the hostile titan, supercarriers, carriers and bs on overview) since a person will presumably be sticking to a specialised role.

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    Re: Low Sec Empire

    Don't see any faction fit on those BS, and definitely looked like a good fight. Though I must admit I was more impressed when I thought it was 14 (the 3 looked like a 1 in the fraps) vs like 40, but 34 vs 84 is just as good really. Not sure what you mean by bad target calling, looked to me they were killing targets based on range (ie what they could actually point and kill). Things were warping in and out, burning out, etc so ranges changed and targets changed based on that.

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    I think the only faction stuff on the field on that fight was a navy geddon piloted by link (who was the guy frapsing the fight). Regarding the coms. Might seem chaotic but isn't really once you get used to it

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