Friday, May 24, 2013

Invasion Update --- Target selection.

The goal of our little field trip from Jim was to see if pvp in a c2 was ‘better ‘than Jim and Sally (our C4/C3 Mag). 

The idea was a C2 static C2/LS would provide a greater chain. Greater the chain, more potential of people to murder. C2’s have two statics always, they are also in greater demand because they can be done solo in most ships, and always have a K-Space exit. Bears love a way to get out. C2’s would be more populated. 

Also C2’s would be raided by people like us, less. Most major wormhole hunting alliances/corps connect to a C3 first, because they live in C5/C5s. The most common way of these large alliances connecting to lower class wormholes was from a C5/C3. Then the static of that C3 would end in K-Space. Sure C2’s could ‘open’ into the C3, and the major hunting group could enter from those holes or the random wandering hole connecting a C3 to a C2, but those are few.  There aren’t any C5/C2s.

If you run the odds, the instances of a major pvp corp/alliance running down a C2 chain is less.

Less people fishing from the same pond, the bigger/dumber the fish.

 With Jim having only one static and that static having only one static always. The Jim chain sometimes had only 1 connection before it ended in whatever K-space Sally(our static C3).  Also, the people in C3’s we have found to be a far bit more paranoid (less fights).

Target selection came like this. We knew we wanted a c2/c2 connection. The K-space didn’t really matter, but there are only C2/C2/LS’s No high secs.  But since some holes open into others fairly regularly, especially if they are occupied, we could simply spread out across high sec and scan for random holes and work down their chains.

We did.

It took us 1 day to find our first C2/C2/LS. It was occupied. I entered the hole, D-Scanned down the POS and checked its owners. It was a large corp that had ties to one of the larger pvp groups in wormhole space. They had some POS mod kills on their boards, with some major players. This gave us Intel, that they had friends. Big experienced friends, who didn’t mind removing POS’s. like ours.

 Not the best targets for a small pvp corp like SUSU. We would get a fight alright, but it would be vs. 20+ t3’s with logi and it would happen in an off time zone(they were EURO).

The static of this c2/c2/LS was another c2/c2/LS!.  HA the luck and it was empty. The C2 connected to that was a c2/C3/HS (lame).

This brought up a new question for the corp. What if we never found a hole that was right for our experiment  , occupied during our time zone and wasn't a giant smash your face gang. Whats the point of invading someone to get fights, if they play 5 hours before you corp even logs on?  We had a vote, because that what we do. The vote was, to move into the empty hole.

The following day, when I collected my kit and rescanned down the new invasion hole chain, we came across ANOTHER c2/c2/LS. 

This one had a POS in it! We checked the Corp and did back ground checks on the members. Turns out this was a smallish corp like 9 members, English speaking, they had some kills, mostly losses and they were very active. Also, during our time zone! Well this is WAY better than a empty hole. It’s not as big of a corp as we had wanted, but it was at least a warm body or two. Maybe some kind of action? 

We moved in.

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