Firstly I must apologize for my lack of posts over the past week, this has been due to a busy RL week and a situation that went on in our worm hole, before you say it i know that's no excuse but hey give a guy a chance.
So here we are minding our own business doing what we do best in our little corner of WH space, We decide to leave the wormhole for a short time to hit some complexes hard with the intention of stockpiling some salvage to make rigs and stuff with when just as we are getting started we start getting info messages stating our POS is under attack, now first we think its just a random bunch taking pot shots that is until we get the second one, thinkin this didn't look or sound good we started making the 17 jumps back the the WH, Now this situation had taken us completely off guard, I have been in WH's for over a year before we tried out Null and although we had ppl take the odd pot shot we never had a real threat.
Anyway being a bit cautious not knowing what was going to confront us on the other side the the worm hole i didnt fancy taking the legion in so i left that in high and opted for a fast interceptor, i jumped in and avoided the bubbles that had been set up and jumped to the POS and frantically started trying to online some of the defenses we had offlined to run the refinery, i was totally shocked at the amount of ships this group had in here shooting at us, never having been in this situation before we were a bit unsure what to do, we tried taking some of them on but failed there numbers were to great and ours to small, Storm and i stayed on till 6am as we tried different things but in the end we had to crash it seem there was nothing we could do to flip the situation.
we resided to the fact that we had lost this and nothing was going to change that, the best we could do was get out what we could without dieing, so first thing after DT i logged in, with no one in sight or online i started to empty the ship hanger of its content taking them out to highsec by this time the POS was in reenforced so nothing in the hanger could be grabbed all i cld do was get what ships i could out i was helped as other corp members started loggin in, to cut a log story short the POS went down once the reinforcement finished but as a last sign of our defiance and anger we decided to line up what ships we couldn't get out and self destruct them one at a time creating some rather pretty explosions, i should have taken some screen shots ;-), anyway we weren't letting these buggers get anything we couldn't take, it was a rather sullen weekend and spent the rest of the week frustrated and angry out in highsec making pathetic ISK doing complexes lol.
anyway lets hope things pick up, we will have to make preparations encase this happens again..
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Ok So yesterday we had a Fail in our Worm Hole security, first was taking the wrong ship to the party second was the party playing dirty and us not having the correct equipment to counteract there attack plan.
It all started with our CEO Taking a pot shot at a visitor that popped his head in our wormhole sending him packing, this must have enraged the guy who then later that evening re-appeared disturbing our mining effort this time with some friends, we tried to show some force by warping to the WH with a zealot and a drake where we were faced with our disgruntled friend in a Helios and his buddies in a hound and a Loki, I was unable to hit the hound that was munching at my shields due to his tight orbit, I managed to force the Helios to jump out then the Loki appeared this was to much for my zealot and as I started to bleed into structure I made my exit out the WH into highsec, leaving stormo in her drake who was finding the same problem as me and now with lack of support and the constant bumping of the Loki was forced to jump out as well.
Angered at our fail thinking that me might have been able plan that better we sat it out in a station making repairers waiting for them to get bored allowing us safe passage back into the wormhole, after the fuss had died down we made our way back and carried on with our mining plans, when in popped our disgruntled buddy in his Helios again, this time I planned to try a slightly more stealthy approach and try to make some bombing runs this time he had brought a Vagabond along for the ride and a catalyst, now I had never had the opportunity to try out bombing before but I had done a fair bit of reading up about it things like making your run with a celestial body in line ready to warp as soon as you drop the bomb and to aim for the centre of the WH rather than the player as your more likely to miss them if there not stationary etc.
now there was only me and storm and brando online and only myself and Stormo could fly stealth bombers unfortunately different races, this unfortunately meant we couldn't send the bombs of together as one would destroy the other, anyway brando had been toying with them drawing them close to the WH entrance then I started my bombing run this went off to plan and must have done some damage as a friend had to jump in to rep him, we tried this a few times but due to the time between runs and only 2 stealth bombers plus lack of bombs we had to call off the attack.
At this point brando cam across coms saying he was under heavy fire and that he was unable to exit back out the WH as the vaga kept bumping him off jump out distance, so quickly re-shipping I jumped into my legion knowing I had a good tank and fair DPS might get somewhere to killing the vagabond, unfortunately brando bit the big one as I arrived but managed to get his pod out as I started laying into the vaga, however this is where they started to play dirty as they had managed to sneak a falcon in without us knowing who then preceded to ECM me blocking my ability to target and keep the hurt coming, so unable to shoot and the constant bumping of the vaga to try and get me off my tight orbit of the WH, I called off Stormo from jumping in and made my exit for a second time and again waited it out in highsec till the heat was gone, by this time it was getting late so we logged for the evening
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
One Thing about living in a Wormhole is the lack of Local, this effectively renders the occupants unaware of any possible hostile force that could be present, this makes mining Grav Sites and killing sleepers a particularly risky exorcise knowing you could be jumped at any moment, Trust me we have lost many ships to this practise, your only saving grace is your Directional Scanner, with this you can detect any uncloaked ship within scan range, and now with the latest expansion you can add probes easily to your overview, probes of curse being the only tell tail sign that you have a visitor in the system preparing to ruin your day.
This Very situation happened to us last night as we were happily mining chewing our way threw a recently spawned Grav site when all of a sudden we noticed 7 scan probes out, after a quick shout out in corp. chat it became apparent it wasn't anyone from our corp., so a hasty retreat back to the POS was made and we both swapped ships and started looking for the owner of said probes, in many cases nothing comes from this as the owner is normally cloaked or sitting at the WH entrance ready to jump out at the first sign of danger, we did the usual of checking the exit while storm jumped round the planets hopping to uncloak the nasty beggar who disturbed our mining opp.
This went on for about 20 minuets, we would notice the probes moving around or catch the odd glimpse of him on directional and then disappear, he was in a cheater so we knew the chances of capturing him was slim as we could fly right by him and not even know as he is more than likely cloaked at some unknown distance from a celestial, when all of a sudden storm noticed him drop out of war 60km away from her near a planet, we had to quickly devise a plan of attack as we knew he would either cloak or warp off at the first sign of trouble.
So Stormo aligned to him and started burning in his direction cloaked while myself and Brando re-shipped, Brando in a drake and myself in a fast quick locking claw, the plan was for storm to get within range and me and Brando to warp in me to instantly lock & point him and everyone else unleash Hell upon our victim.
However the plan got sprung a bit premature when Brando in his excitement of the moment hit warp when Stormo was still about 30km away from the guy, knowing I was faster in warp and flight with a Microwarp fitted I followed in hot pursuit with the hope of being able to traverse the distance quicker and get point so he couldn't escape, as luck would have it our victim must have had his head buried in Map view scanning and not notice that his cloaked had dropped and we were closing in on his position, as I dropped out of warp I quickly got lock as I sped towards him and once in range I dropped a point on him, we lit him up like a Christmas tree and he was soon POD bound, I managed to point his POD before he could warp off and sent him home via or POD-U-Express service..
Happy with ourselves and the buzz of the kill still cursing through our vanes we collected our loot and headed back to the POS to resume our mining operations..
As Stormo will tell anyone it doesn't take much to get me excited about things in fact I'm sure she will be rolling her eyes and agreeing with that very statement.
My excitement with the New Update of incursion that landed in our laps yesterday has been with some of the little changes and fixes they have added things like adding new icons so now you can visually see the difference between an Afterburner and a Micro Warpdrive as it became hard to tell the two apart when it came to the Named versions when afterburner or Micro Warpdrive has been left out the name for instance i would always get confused between a "cold-Gas 1 Arcjet Thruster" and a "Catalyzed Cold-Gas 1 Arcjet Thruster" but how they have different icons its much easier, they have also added a green tag on the icon of faction items distinguishing them from everything else, little changes i know but its these subtle things that make a difference.
there was also some major changes to the Market as far as ships are concerned as in there now listed buy Hull Class ie. frigate, battleship etc so under frigate you will see all frigate class ships from assault frigates to covert ops, and now faction and pirate class ships to, so its much easier to buy and sell those hard to find faction ships.
My last excited Rant was over the new dedicated Salvage ship the Noctis by ORE industries, I'm really wanting to get my hands on one of these although it will have to wait i expect, as i noticed all the early birds had snapped up the CCP seeded ones and then re-marketed them at stupid prices ranging from 400 mill ISK up to 1 Bill, however as the night progressed i did start seeing them drop in price to 125mill still high but more reasonable :-)