thrashers, thrashers everywhere!
thrashers, thrashers everywhere!
Kick-off will now be 1-1:30 Eve time, so ~1hour later than previously stated
Otherwise, details are still:
Ganked 32: We Come One
Date: Sunday 22nd July 2012.
Yes this week its a Sunday as its Ganked's FIRST birthday!!!! And we start early and roam and roam and roam, reshipping as often as we whelp and just go out again and again and again.
Theme: Destroyer Hulls. Any type of destroyer with any setup you like, as long as it can lay down some hurt. Interdictors (dessie variants) are more than welcome, in fact the more the merrier.
Meetup: Reisen / Akora
Ingame Channel: RvB Ganked
Remember, all are welcome! Spais too, helps get us a fight sooner.
Phear my 2mins in Paint
I don't always fly drunk, but when I do I prefer Dos Equis.
(bolded the lies)
Well that was a great day. Some excellent fights all over space. Happy 1st Birthday to RvB Ganked.
Android magic posted this.
Mad props and suchlike to test for getting us that sexual three-way with AAA and for the final fight of the evening. Good fights all round.
How the fuck long did these ops go exactly? I had to quit four hours in on account of fatigue, and then I rejoined the gang four hours later.
Well then I died in a camp and quit again, but that was just before the gang chilled in Chribba's station to watch the final. How much longer after that did the thing go exactly?
Mangala is some kind of ubermensch FC.
Our average is 4.5hrs give or take. We have gone for as long as 13hrs before - usually with a few small breaks in between whelps/epic fights. Yesterday we did this for around 10hrs or so including breaks for food/tourney matches.
It should be made clear that this was one of the 'all day' ones, like at Easter, rather than the more common evening ones (e.g. starting 8pm) which are then ~4-5hours.
It's either a day thing with at least 3 roams/welps and plenty of pauses at entry systems to reship/join/leave involved, or an evening with hopefully 2 welps with a break in between. But sometimes no luck.
RvB Ganked was One yesterday. And to celebrate we took destroyer hulls out on one of our infamous day long roaming sessions. I am not going to write too much about this, I’ll let the various videos cover the day – when they are posted – however we had a really good day, was pretty quiet at the start, although I did lead us through the drone regions. Highlight of that part was a Super Twinkey69 kill that some of the fleet got without me even knowing, all while NCDOT was showing off their “logi powerz” to a gang of 100 destroyer hulls! If only we had carried on past that system we would have found a more manageable IRC group to throw ourselves at, instead of the angry northerners who never play nice when we face them.
After a small break we went back out, and after a damn quiet roam through GW & Curse, we eventually ended up jumping into HED-GP, and into a gang. I de-cloaked first so died first, but the rest of the gang performed excellently, even allowing me to grab a newbie vessel from Chribba’s house and rejoin the fight to whore some mails, but not until they had killed a Proteus and other “worth more than half our gang” type ships. Cue a quick reship in Agil and we bimbled back to HED-GP, finding a TEST gang also waiting to jump in from Keberz.
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:02 ] Bud Tooper > ok 3 2 1 jump and brawl
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:05 ] Bud Tooper > GO
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:05 ] Skallagri > gf
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:07 ] Dece Goo’Ba > ITS OUR BIRTHDAY
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:10 ] Elmicker > fuuu
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:12 ] Elmicker > almost got that wreck
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:15 ] Baron von Beijendorf > You’re going down on the other side!
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:25 ] The Djentleman Paulson > LOL GATEGUNS
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:27 ] tgl3 > THEMS FIGHTING WORDS
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:28 ] zurich93 > shoot me i dare ya
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:28 ] Mangala Solaris > we’ll all go in and kill A
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:29 ] Thumper Tallen > i have the cyno
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:29 ] PVDNS77 > Baron von Beijendorf thats why we are here
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:31 ] Baron von Beijendorf > My only wish is that I brought a Thrasher.
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:32 ] Mangala Solaris > they are fukken awful
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:36 ] Baron von Beijendorf > Oh.
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:42 ] Baron von Beijendorf > Wanna kill -A- together?
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:47 ] Mangala Solaris > always
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:49 ] Bunniy > yes!!
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:50 ] Bud Tooper > fuck that
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:51 ] jackofasour ofthebong > i like the carrot
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:55 ] Bud Tooper > bropact, flip chribbas station
[ 2012.07.22 21:24:59 ] Y’talana Ktra’a > CARROT *NOMNOMNOM*
[ 2012.07.22 21:25:03 ] Baron von Beijendorf > See ya!
Initially I said follow them in and kill everything, then decided TEST are chill bro’s and when we piled in, I focused on calling on -A-, including a 1.6BILLION isk valued Cynabal that was caught by SMM Scotland1993.
[ 2012.07.22 21:26:37 ] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : HED-GP
[ 2012.07.22 21:26:40 ] Similac Wolfe > GF M8s
[ 2012.07.22 21:26:43 ] tgl3 > TEST WE ARE HELPING
[ 2012.07.22 21:26:45 ] Lenier Chenal > kill AAA~
[ 2012.07.22 21:26:46 ] tgl3 > DONT YOU WORRY
[ 2012.07.22 21:26:46 ] SMM Scotland1993 > TEST ARE BROSS
[ 2012.07.22 21:27:00 ] tgl3 > BROPACT
[ 2012.07.22 21:27:01 ] Lenier Chenal > TEST + RVB vs AAA
[ 2012.07.22 21:27:11 ] Green Gambit > TEST + RVB vs AAA
[ 2012.07.22 21:27:14 ] Green Gambit > at the Keberz gate
[ 2012.07.22 21:27:29 ] Mangala Solaris > test bros
[ 2012.07.22 21:27:48 ] Similac Wolfe > GF M8s, im proud of you for undocking, now pod me
[ 2012.07.22 21:28:02 ] Rahzhial Arran > Kill: Thumper Tallen (Moa) lol y’all are cutte
[ 2012.07.22 21:28:31 ] tgl3 > fuck, alpha’d
[ 2012.07.22 21:28:43 ] tgl3 > BRB GETTING VELATOR
[ 2012.07.22 21:28:49 ] Mangala Solaris > primary broadsword test bros
[ 2012.07.22 21:28:53 ] Mangala Solaris > praying mantis
[ 2012.07.22 21:29:32 ] Mangala Solaris > get on loki
[ 2012.07.22 21:30:05 ] Ramier Assene > kill me fgts
[ 2012.07.22 21:30:08 ] Elmicker > gfs gfs
[ 2012.07.22 21:30:18 ] Ramier Assene > gf
[ 2012.07.22 21:30:43 ] ottawolf > pod express please
[ 2012.07.22 21:30:46 ] ottawolf > ty
[ 2012.07.22 21:30:50 ] Scyleth > http://cogdev.net/blink/?act=home blink for a new loki
[ 2012.07.22 21:30:54 ] Mangala Solaris > saving you test bros
[ 2012.07.22 21:30:55 ] ottawolf > gf
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:24 ] Solarienne > gf
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:29 ] Vora Dumem > gf
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:31 ] Yuri Wayfare > gf bros
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:33 ] Scyleth > gf
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:36 ] Mangala Solaris > test we love you
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:36 ] Skallagri > gf
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:41 ] Vora Dumem > gf test bros
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:47 ] Mangala Solaris > and hi AAA
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:48 ] Mangala Solaris > and A
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:50 ] Skallagri > ty test
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:51 ] Mangala Solaris > and engarde
[ 2012.07.22 21:31:54 ] Mangala Solaris > and bad friends
And this is the end result of yet another fun impromptu three way. Epic fight was Epic, and finally HED-GP starts being fun again. Following this we moved onwards, and decided to go to 1DH- and chat with our new bro’s TEST. Got there after killing a dumb cloaki that did not run in time, jumped in using FLEET SCOUT BEST SCOUT and there was a TEST gang.
With no bubbles up.
So I warped us off to the PR- gate, which funnily had a single bubble anchored around it. And there we made our stand.
Not a bad haul considering the 400 TEST & Friends in system! And that was the end of the night. Yet another epic day was over with, over 100 kills done, including 3 Tech 3 cruisers and THAT Cynabal. Happy birthday to us!
Vidya’s (To follow when uploaded)
Before I get to the Somer.Blink sponsored goodies, I just want to say a small thing about Ganked.
Its all Tim Pest’s fault!
Who knew that RvB Ganked, an excellent idea that Tim had around a year ago, would grow to become the juggernaut of open to all drunken roams it has become. With over 2000 kills & 150 BILLION isk in damage done in our first year alone, I can only see it getting bigger and better, unless of course the residents of nullsec learn how to bomb properly. For my part, it has been and continues to be a joy to “Not FC” you all nearly every week. Who knew that from calling the big whelp in the second half of Ganked One I would go on to lead a further 28, and all because Tim let me pick up the ball and run with it. So to reiterate, it is all Tim Pest’s fault!
For this roam, I asked our glorious at sponsors at Somer.Blink to sponsor some prizes – as they do anyway – but with a slight twist and so without more words here are the winners:
Spot Prizes – 20 Navy Frigs (1 each to 20 people, possibly random selection of hull via Blink: Giana Queen Fox, Major Trant, Bunniy, Aliisa White, Lachlan Herrema, Garett No’Jubai, Solarienne, Nutjob O’Crazy, Tranquil Hegemony, Swatzor, Arcadis Netharius, Dirk Magnum, Kruger Vemski, Cannybull, Lee Hoshmo, Carathas, Castellan187, Shino Gekai, Elmicker, Lodavier)
Combat Distinction – Vexor Navy Issue x 3. (SMM Scotland1993, Y’talana Ktra’a, DefMan Kahoudi)
Following awards were voted for by attendee’s of the evening part of the roam:
Best videographer for year 1: Cynabal (Geddonz)
MV Scout for year 1: Inty pack – 1 each of all inties (Green Gambit).
The following are based on performance over our campaigns this last year:
Most pods in year One: 1 of each bomber. (Macgyver 3rd – over 100 confirmed pod kills)
Topped the most kills, the most often: Navy Megathron (LizzVicious – achieved most kills on 4 different campaigns)
In addition to the above AssassinationsDoneWrong donated a Vindicator to be awarded to the RvB Ganked Year One MVP , and this was won by Green Gambit, for all his hard work scouting, occasional FCing, forming fleets when I am late, and keeping us focused while he was obsessing over finding the mythical mack+rorq mining op. Well done Green! I know I – and the fleet – would be lost without you!
Ganked 33: Disco Fury
Date: Saturday 28th July 2012
Time: 20.00 EVE (21.00 BST)
Theme: Lasers & Smartbombs.
Meetup: Rens / Sendaya
Comms: If you have to ask by now... (Mangala's Mumble of course)
Ingame Channel: RvB Ganked
Things to remember:
We will die.
You will get podded.
Have a clean clone/cheap clone.
Dont expect glorious victory then home for supper.
Expect glorious death and then home for more beer.
Null sec folks are not in it for lols like we are.
Its possible Combat Mink is not terrible.
Mink - THE FC ON THE NIGHT - says:Oh god oh god this is either a perfect invite for RnK, or we end up pipebombing ourselves anyway.theme will be 1970's disco
lasers and smartbombs galore the more colours the better
all smack and local chat to be somthing based around 1970's disco and - lets party likes its 1970 eve time
ship naming theme - songs and bands of 1970's disco
My mental image of Combat Mink, from comms thus-far:
Are you ready to Get Funked Up?
Last edited by Daneel Trevize; July 23 2012 at 04:42:52 PM.
<1 hour reminder
Don't forget your scan res scripts!
Ran into a 3 or 4 man BC camp trying to get to the roam[ 2012.07.28 20:17:38 ] censored > oracle is your?
[ 2012.07.28 20:17:51 ] Daneel Trevize > maybe
[ 2012.07.28 20:17:54 ] censored > im from FHC
[ 2012.07.28 20:17:58 ] censored > laz0rz
[ 2012.07.28 20:17:59 ] censored > )
[ 2012.07.28 20:18:04 ] censored > u may pass if u want
[ 2012.07.28 20:18:11 ] Daneel Trevize > i would like to make it to the rvb ganked roam
[ 2012.07.28 20:18:23 ] censored > rokh incoming
[ 2012.07.28 20:18:29 ] censored > if u want kill it
[ 2012.07.28 20:19:09 ] censored > lol WCS ))
[ 2012.07.28 20:19:36 ] Daneel Trevize > sorry got an audio issue while doing this dualboxing :/
[ 2012.07.28 20:19:44 ] censored > np
[ 2012.07.28 20:19:54 ] censored > u passed with oracle?
[ 2012.07.28 20:20:03 ] Daneel Trevize > y
[ 2012.07.28 20:20:09 ] censored > ok
[ 2012.07.28 20:20:12 ] censored > good roaming
[ 2012.07.28 20:20:23 ] Daneel Trevize > ty, gl to you guys too
[ 2012.07.28 20:20:27 ] censored > o7
Went better than last time I was late to the roam and trying to take the 'other' route through lowsec.
It's really hard to try scout for a fleet while in 2 very different paperthin ships and a suddenly broken mic
Those with details & FRAPS of the night proper will no doubt put them online soon. We had a major welp vs TEST in the end, who reshipped to AFs to gief guf fites! Smartbombs may have actually worked! n1 Combat Mink, and happy b'day wherever you are Mang!
Last edited by Daneel Trevize; July 29 2012 at 12:18:49 AM.
This is the TEST battle, I turned on some appropriate music when I knew the end was nigh.
Why we have to try to kill a FHC friend? and also daneel is not a noob that could be caught in a camp i think... and why slow him that was going to 0.0? btw i was with old friends in a meeting... was funny doing kills with NC., Bricks, Razors all together also if they hate each others eheheh
Yeah I was a little confused by the composition, didn't know who was with who, just that I didn't want to go the long way round again and took my chance when that BS landed in you all.
ill, any chance of a .mkv/youtube uploading? End of the month, bandwidth limitations and all that
I expect geddonz will have some fraps of the fleet rage at those who thought that smartbombs weren't annoying enough, and brought ECM bursts & used them when we were ganking shiny command ships, etc.