Plex fights all day long, caldari had more numbers, then gallente outblobbed the caldari blob, a lot of irrelveant cruisers and dessies died, then system went vulnerable and me, Tek and Andar dreadbombed the bunker and shit our pants when we saw the Shadow Cartel alt in a rapier jumping in local with 2 min left in siege cycle.
TL;DR A lot of crap ships died, making eve a better place.
Had a bit of a scrap in Aridia earlier today, more specifically our old home in the Ombil constellation. We found several EntroPraetorian Aegis carriers repping POS shields/mods in Pemsah, namely 2 Thanatos, 2 Archons, and I think just a lone Chimera (one other Chimera having previously jumped out). They also have two Scimitars repping the shields for subcapital logistics, as well as a Maelstrom and a Tempest, to ward off the rats I suppose. Both Archons and Thannies were situated a decent bit above the shields, probably ~5ish km for the farthest one. We portal in with 7 DPS BS, 1 Bhaalgorn, 1 triage Archon, and three Moros' (Moreii?). The battleships happened to include 3 Vindicators, so we portal in and the webs from those were spread liberally among the carriers racing (relatively speaking) back to the POS shields, while simultaneously going for hero bumps, which were achieved.
The first Archon we went for was trimarked, which came very close to making it back into the shields. At this point all the subcaps had raced back into the safety of the shields so we concentrated on preventing the caps from doing the same. Secondary was a Thanatos, which had triage'd, which I don't think anybody noticed except for the one person who typed it in fleet (that nobody noticed). Tertiary the Thanatos which also came within probably 1-2 seconds of making it back into the shields (we r bad at following primaries and bumping), and the 4th (quadriary?) was the final Archon some 10km above the shields, like a champ.
Interestingly enough, the as the final carrier was in about half armor, support armor BS started warping in, despite being down 3-and-soon-to-be-4 carriers. It had all the appearance of a rushed rescue fleet from Yiratal, EPVG's home system next door, but unfortunately for them they arrived a bit late to the party. To their credit at least, they stuck around and fought almost to the last man, despite having no logi apart from a Chimera giving shield reps from the other side of the POS bubble. The heavy DPS from our Navpocs and Vindicators cut through them like piecemeal, as well as the dreads which I think may have refit for tracking. Either way, I know I had a TP, and we had 3 Vindi's webbing, so either way it shouldn't have been difficult for our dreads to tracking them regardless, so long as they could lock in time.
We mop up the rest of the support fleet, including a hero domi that left the shields at the last minute to start yellow-boxing me. He had a cyno fit, but it never lit despite having ample time to vOv If EPVG had a batphone, we'll never know. The carrier wrecks yielded plenty of capital mods, but sadly we could only stick one in the carrier, as we could fit nothing into our BS hulls; same with the fighters. We pop wrecks and align out, warping to safe spot to wait off GCC. But here's where things get interesting.
Our scout then tells us that EPVG has formed up it's survivors, along with presumably some others who reshipped into a smaller armor BS gang and was camping our only out-gate. Why, after we just wiped the floor with their larger BS fleet with carrier support, would they reship for round two in a smaller gang? They had a super logged in, but we didn't expect them to actually use it against us (they know better). Suspicions of batphone were high, especially given that an ex-EPVG-now-FA pilot was flying with them, presumably for old times sake. These were elevated even more when combat probes started coming out. We tactfully bounced safes while deciding how best to evade this probable tarp, eventually deciding to just log off in space in the dead-end system of Yekh for awhile and hope they'd get bored. We did so, and logged back in perhaps a half hour later to find them... still there. And still probing. We decided, fuck it, this triage is insured, it's lowsec so worst case we lose a carrier and maybe a faction BS or two.
We jump the gate, drop the triage, and what followed was simply an even bigger massacre than before. I kept scanning the overview for a cyno, or even ships that looked like they'd have a cyno, but nothing appeared. They knew we had them outnumbered, outgunned, and outclassed, yet they still sent ships to the slaughter. Who knows. But at least for it, Entro wins the balls of steel award for this month. gfgf, just under 10b damage done total with zero losses.
Last edited by Lex Arson; May 20 2012 at 02:01:39 AM.
I'm not going to lie, That fight was a LOT of fun... Having Gallente Dread V makes a world of a difference
Pretty fair BR Lex. Thanks for that. I certainly don't have much to add to it from the other side. Entertaining for sure. o7
Last edited by Jaz; May 20 2012 at 06:21:17 PM.
Word on the street is that Koura-something has mad kills today. What do?
After RvB Ganked almost also came along to pile into this with 90 breachers, Kalaratiri on comms is naming a Susan something as the usual Minmatar write-up + possibly FRAPS person. Have asked that any details get copied here.
Last edited by Daneel Trevize; May 20 2012 at 12:31:31 AM.
A bunker bust-up for system flipping afaik.
Edit: This morning there's a writeup http://www.gamerchick.net/2012/05/ko...born.html#more
Fuck primaries, burn them all!!!
As the Minmatar numbers increased, (putting massive amount of DPS on the field) and FC Annah Kitheran began to reach a higher level of exhaustion, the decision was made to stop calling primaries. Instead, we were ordered to sort our overviews by distance, and shoot anything close to us after taking out any nearby ECM.
During the first battle where we experimented with this strategy, voice coms were eerily quiet. However, the strategy had huge results as the hostiles began to vaporize under the dps of 50+ guns-free destroyers. Several Minor plexes were taken using this method, and the Minmatar began to take back a strong foothold in the system.
Last edited by Daneel Trevize; May 20 2012 at 10:19:42 AM.
Heh yeah it was decided as the way to go with gangs smaller than cruisers basicaly instapopping and too much DPS was being lost switching targets.
Insane fights in Kourmonen/Kamela today. Well over 2000 ships lost in the last 30 hours on both sides.
Last edited by alcibiades; May 21 2012 at 04:56:19 AM.
Zorrover posted this BR up on eve-o on the last week of pre-Inferno FW from the Amarr POV: https://forums.eveonline.com/default...41&find=unread
Ruthlessness is the kindness of the wise.
Is there much ~elite~ low-sec PvP down near the Etherium Reach and Geminate entrances of The Forge? Mostly subcaps with a few caps sprinkled in is what I'm looking for.
Russians have given up on lxq2. I never seen any groups in there anymore.
Brick squad are in bwf they used to always be good for a fight but cloaky interceptors and tach oracles is all I see anymore.
The todifran to bwf pipe has density of pilots and gangs moving thru during euro tz.
Like anywhere else though sometimes you get lucky sometimes you don't.
Last edited by Diziet; May 29 2012 at 11:48:40 PM.
Caldari/Gallente FW space is pretty hot at the moment and I've been craving for some Armor HAC ~goodfites~.
Scheduled gang. Gang composition was 11 strong, approximately:
3 Deimoses (fast, high DPS)
1 Sacrilege (bait/FC/loot ship with some Ewar)
2 Stabber Fleet (all Tawa can fly and Azn had no other ships available)
1 Vagabond (like a boss)
1 Zealot (good ranged DPS, all Razz can fly)
1 Ashimmu (neuts + 90% Web = <3 this ship)
We set off for Tama via OMS, since it looked fairly active.
Turns out there was a ~15 man frig gang there, but they were playing it safe vs my Sacrilege. However, next door there was a ~40 man RvB fleet on our ingate, with about 30 Ospreys. Figuring it was a lolOsprey roam, we were up for it. We didn't want to fight on a gate (sentries + they get to dictate range on us) so we moved to outside a FW plex and waited for them to land. They landed at 0, we were 100km off and started pulling away. They chased, we dropped a few tacklers then I "deliberately" got myself tackled. Seeing as my tank was perfectly fine, we all moved in and started brawling away. RvB couldn't handle our fast target calling + high damage on T1 Cruisers and started losing Ospreys fast. After we killed about 1/4 of their gang, they started warping off. We tackled a few. End Result - 15 kills, no losses.
We moved on to Oinasiken and I baited a small FW gang, resulting in a few more kills.
After that, found a 12-14 man Shield BC fleet in Kedama on the Tama gate, mostly Drakes with a Curse, Huginn and 4 Basilisks. Further inspection revealed it to be Trifecta Syndicate, which was unbelievable considering they never leave Tama! We jumped into Kedama as they warped to our ingate, then warped to the closest planet. However, one of our SFIs (Tawa) had DCed on the jumpin then foolishly relogged without asking if it was clear. He landed 12km off the gate, but managed to re-approach successfully. We landed our HACs at 0 to support him, with our Logi at 50 to keep them away from their Curse + Huginn. We kept those two scrambled and tried to break through their Logistics & Recons. However, our Ashimmu was kept capped out by their Curse and several of our DPS were ecm-drone swarmed so we couldn't touch their cap chain nor apply full damage. We started smashing their ECM Drones in retaliation then swapping back to their ships. This time, our Ashimmu got the upper hand on their Curse with careful capacitor management and managed to neut off its Hardeners, at which point its tank crumbled. We swapped to a Hurricane that randomly appeared and as befitting Trifecta, was sniper fit with minimal tank. He dropped also. They started deaggroing so we went for a Drake who turned out to be PODLA fit with no resist modules. The rest jumped out and we held the field.
After this we dropped on a 20-25 man Caldari FW gang who were bashing the iHub in Hikkoken, but I misjudged how spread out they were and we only managed to tackle a Ferox and bomber. Their FC (who is apparently 12?) apparently thought we had spies (??) and that's how we found out what they were doing. We killed his Cormorant in a belt.
Finally, we headed back. Was pretty quiet on the way back. Final tally was ~30 kills for 0 losses.
Took out an Armor HAC Roam. Intruded on the local Germans fighting some random Tier3 gang in their own Armor gang, smashed their failfit Absolution as the neutral gang ran away.
Then we moved on and fought a TEST gang after some repositioning games. Since we lost no-one, their full gang isn't shown - they had 2-3 more Drakes, a few Hurricanes and 3 Falcons.
Then we got Blackopsed whilst our fleet was split.
Then I lost my Ashimmu to a 20-25 man Gallente FW gang due to it being too slow. Once we were camped in, I grabbed a corpmate's Deimos as he logged off due to RL, rallying more Tuskers + friends until we had 5 Deimoses, 1 Sacrilege, 1 SFI , 1 Zealot and 3 Oneiroses. And then we fought Gallente FW properly.. Again, no losses, but most of their gang was on my Ashimmu loss to give you a rough idea of what they had.
Then we started heading back and ran into a Shield BC fleet with 3 Scimitars + various BCs + Dominix + Tempest + Curse. After them initially running from us, we fought outside a FW plex. We lost one of our Deimoses early on due to Logi getting out of rep range of him whilst trying to stay out of neut range of their Curse + Dominix, but after that our tank stabilised and we slowly carved through them, despite their 3 Scimitars. Unfortunately we didn't kill any of their Scimitars despite bringing one into armour due to us not having neuts as I lost my Ashimmu
Finally, we went home. 35 kills, 4 losses for this roam, mostly ~goodfites~
A couple of members frapsed most of the fights from both days, but not processed yet (>30GB of footage).
I know that the bittervets in FHC always need something to occupy their busy little minds, and so I give you: "Drama in Molden Heath" Will the Evil Empire (EVE Uni) triumph? Will the plucky pirates of Molden Heath beat back the forces of the blob? Stay tuned....
imo, its posted by the guys they're attacking to make e-u look like twats.
Possible but unlikely. When it comes to PvP, Eve Uni folks don't need any help in looking after their reputation.