Thursday, September 10, 2015

Strange days

EVE is the fantasy land of reinvention. One moment you could be doing one thing, the next something totally different. The only real constant in the mix of never ending scenarios is you, but if you are like me and treat the EVE fantasy land like my own little chemistry set, shit gets weird.

Having lived in Wspace for as long as I have, you get see a lot of really weird stuff. Crazy fits, crazy people and even crazier situations.

Quick Pilot update:

1st off, I'm no longer with Nova Haven. I wasn't just one thing that made me leave, I would be ashamed of myself if it was. To put it lightly and to the point. I raged. Just walked off, threw my hands in the air and said fuck it. I will say though, be a part of that corp wasn't time wasted. I met a good chunk of people who put EVE into some perspective for me. For that, thank you.

In Nova Haven, there are some of the most positive people I have ever met, in game or in real life. The corp oozes goodness and a great outlook. If you are feeling burnt out, want a reboot of attitude of sorts, jump in there with a noob and take a ride. That's how I'll describe them from this moment forward. "A ride". Read into that how ever you want.

2nd. I'm back in Isogen5. To be perfectly honest, I was lonely and missed the same thing that drove me away in the first place. Ugg I'm so co-dependent. I'll stop there.

On with the story.

The single most crazy day I have had in EVE.

Date: Sept  6th. 1am PST.

Foedus is being Foedus and he is doing one of his favorite past times, guessing POS passwords. As long as I have known him, he's done this. He's almost never successful, but he tries it anyway. This time, he struck pay dirt.

The resulting actions, netted him a 7 billion isk profit and 10+ billion in kills. You can read more about it here.

Good way to start the day off.

The previous day we had stumbled across a "Wrong Hole." eviction. Which we were able to bait their scout watching the hole with a scan ship.

Not bad, but that wasn't really our goal. We wanted the fleet that had set the timers on the POS. Sunday, was going to be that day. ETA  for timer about 4 hours. We planted an alt and continued to look for pew.

So we decided to screw around in null sec.

Some of our guys on coms came across some bubbles installed by god only knows who in the null, so we did what anyone would, and shot at them. Some skirmish's happened, which is expected. Till we encountered a hurricane that was bouncing back and forth from one side of the Null gate to the next. Just repeat gate crashing over and over again. We had tackle on both sides, so it was just a matter of time.

Then he lights a cyno. Cause fuck it... cyno right? He brings in an archon, which we instantly start fighting. I think the second that guy realized that we weren't going to run, he knew he was fucked. Some of the other people in his fleet were able to get him free and the archon warped.

That didn't stop us! Some bad ass combat probing and we got the kill.

We also got some other stuff in the process, rapier, confessor, some pods.. it was a good little exchange of fire. Props to that guy for hot dropping a fleet with a single archon on a gate. Balls that clank on that guy.

The day was just getting started !

For the POS coming out of reinforcement. We called in our friends in Sky Fighters for the 3rd party ambush of the fleet that was invading the C5... (Wrong Hole.) Our scout provided us a way in and after getting all the way to the target hole with our huge fleet... The scout said the hole was crit.

SHIT!. They had Two dreads on field both in siege.... grr. Well good on them for being smart. If that hole wasn't crit, we would have done terrible things to them.

The fleet should have gone home at that point, but Iso5 never wanting to give up, called the logi and dictors to jump into the crit hole. It closed, trapping 1 saber and 3 guardians in a hole with an enemy fleet. The logi got safe and I was the scout that needed to provide the remainder of the fleet a way in.

Sadly, no direct Kspaces and the static that just rolled was a C5.O well, looks like I need to scan my logi a way home.

So picture this, 3 guardians with minimal dps drones, 1 saber and 2 scouts. One of the scouts headed down the chain one way, and I headed the other. Bronya Boga was flying one of them and me in the other. Bonya somehow managed to get himself blown up while scanning out the C5 static. So then it was just me, trying to save his pod, the guardians and a saber. I came face to face with the C5 highway.

C5 after C5... the chain went on, no low class holes or high/low secs. We did find some 0.0 exits, which we tried to use to find more holes than just C5s. No luck.

What we did find in our epic journey, was some abandoned ships at a moon. A newbie ship and a stiletto. Bronya couldn't fly the stiletto, but a newbie ship is better than a pod. I figured, why leave it in space. We mustered all the DPS we could get from the logi/dictor and blew it up.

Op success!

We continued to scan our way back to Kspace, until our elite pvp logi gang found an offline POS. I took our roaming guardian gang for another epic kill.

This guardian roaming gang was doing great! Finding ships, blowing up POS mods. Good times!. Finally, we did find the end of the C5 highway, which ended in a Null direct to catch about 10 jumps from HED-GP. Yea, we aren't taking our elite guardian task force through HED.

In my escape from C5 space, I must have scanned 20+ nulls in both directions of the chain, until I found a direct to c3, which had two C2's connected to it but we eventually did find a direct to high sec.

I know this seems minor but taking some near defenseless ships through 10+ wormholes, 20 some nulls, without any kind of bookmarks or cloaks (other than the scout) is a hell of a thing. It took me almost 2 hours and we lived... and GOT KILLS!

Bronya offhandedly mentioned "how much weirder could this day get?".

Welp.. Bronya, later that night a guy named Hazard said the words that every wormholer loves to hear on coms. "I have an offline tower on scan, multiple SMA's".

The single largest kill mail I have ever been a part of.

29.6 billion isk... HOLY SHIT!

Multiple capitals in the wreck, multiple T2 ships... billions in assets, all because someone forgot to put fuel in the tower.

Since all loot from scouting goes to the scout, Mike Hazard just cashed in with an estimated 20+ billion in ships and assets, gratz bro!

Since I had been in the corp only 2 days at this point and wormholers being the superstitious lot that they are, I was given the title "Good Luck Charm".

4 days after this insane day, with multiple engagements and kills under my belt. I have gone to 4th on the Zkill board in a 7 day measurement. Bob has shown me that, this is where he rewards me for my actions. I guess I do belong here in Iso after all.

Thank you Bob for your holy gifts.


  1. I love how you guys found offline towers. I know you guys must scan and scout like crazy, but you get what you deserve for your hard work!

    1. Yep, we scout like crazy. Remember the scout who finds the tower keeps all the loot. Our scouts are some of the best and the richest in the biz.

    2. Yup - I see scanning overlays in my sleep