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Zappity's Adventures

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Pandemic Horde
#1 - 2013-09-08 09:27:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Zappity
These are the Adventures of Zappity.

They are not important. They are not particularly skilled. But they are honest and they might be good fun to read. They might also tempt some more people to come to lowsec.

A very brief history: I played for a couple of years, first ninja salvaging and looting in highsec, then wormhole camping with a PvE main plus Orca and scout alts. Then a null carebear (yes, the worst kind). Inevitably, I became bored and took a break. When I came back I decided to start afresh with a PvP character. She was to be Zappity by name, Zappity by nature. Born February 2013. RvB for a couple of months, then solo lowsec and first solo kill at just over 1m SP. Good stuff.

Why am I bothering? Why not. Might be good for a chuckle.

Why C&P? Killmails, of course!

Edit: also a blog at http://zappitysadventures.blogspot.com.au/

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Pandemic Horde
#2 - 2013-09-08 09:27:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Zappity
Pandemic Horde
#3 - 2013-09-08 09:28:04 UTC
Reserved.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Pandemic Horde
#4 - 2013-09-08 09:28:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Zappity
This one was fun but probably not good reading. Sorry about that.

Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20451957

I jump into the system, hit d-scan and spot a Kestrel in a plex. Not much else is going on here so I warp to the plex, activate the gate and land...just in time to see him warp to another site. Well, at least he wasn’t cloaked so let’s see if I can play some games with him. I give chase but he is just bouncing straight back to the first plex. So, of course, I follow and manage to scram him before he warps out.

He loses my scram on a slingshot (or should that be a reverse slingshot?) and warps away. Good move. And local informs me that he doesn’t really want a round 2. Oh well, it was my own fault for not watching his ship closely enough. I try a couple of neighbouring systems but nothing doing so I start to head home.

Jump, d-scan, Kestrel in a plex and not much else going on in the system. I warp to the plex, activate the gate and land…just in time to scram him! This time I watch closely and am ready for the slingshot. I overheat my afterburner and manage to keep him at optimal until he melts.

GF? The silence in local says otherwise but catching him after all that was very satisfying!

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Pandemic Horde
#5 - 2013-09-08 09:49:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Zappity
Crucifier. They can be a nuisance for a turret ship. But what the hell, I’m bored! I warp into the plex, scram her, turn the rails on and… Oh, where did she go? Wrecked already! My word, that was fast.

Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20517549

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAddmbQPLWU

An odd fit I think. Perhaps she was fitted for fleet support? I don’t know enough about Crucifiers but the last one I fought was TOUGH to kill.

She gave a gf in local. Good form, Sancbella. Catch you around. You’ll probably get me next time.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

#6 - 2013-09-08 10:54:57 UTC
I remain yet to be entertained, please remedy this.
Pandemic Horde
#7 - 2013-09-08 11:04:31 UTC
Winthorp wrote:
I remain yet to be entertained, please remedy this.


Well to be fair I said "might" be fun to read! Just wait until I die - that's sure to be good.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2013-09-08 11:16:09 UTC
I approve! Death to cowardly plexers who dont want to fight!

<3
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2013-09-08 11:17:08 UTC
You should try to get kills in ships that aren`t meant for combat or in combat ships against multiple enemies, this way you create funnier km`s and some interesting feedback in local. Formerly known Iteron I is now buffed rather nicely in terms of combat capabilities.
Pandemic Horde
#10 - 2013-09-09 00:07:15 UTC
Time to update some market orders. Oh joy. Charges at 250, projectiles at 400, charges at 475, missiles at 700, rockets at 95, charges at 150, Adaptive Nano Plating II at 650, go away stupid warning message, oops. There should have been a few zeros on the end of that one.

2b gone in the blink of an eye. Filled almost all the buy orders in Jita. Oh well, enjoy everybody!

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Pandemic Horde
#11 - 2013-09-09 10:42:53 UTC
Farming the farmers. How boring...

Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20529971 Yes. That is a Venture. A bloody Venture farming FW sites. If that doesn’t say it all I don’t know what does.

“What was that about?”, I ask in local. “That was you killing my ship.” Huh, obviously not in a chatty mood. Oh well. Bugger him.

Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20529970 Condor...

Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20529969 ...and his pod. Ha ha.

Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20529968 Atron

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2013-09-09 17:08:27 UTC
Its pretty funny, really. You get quite a lot of cloaky warp core stabbed ventures in FW these days.

The land of hardcore low-sec pvpers indeed.
#13 - 2013-09-09 17:37:55 UTC
That Venture desperately needed to be put out of its misery - what a half-assed fit. I'm sure it was mortified to be seen by the other Ventures.
Pandemic Horde
#14 - 2013-09-10 06:13:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Zappity
Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20517548

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMzRCcNq27A

I warped into the plex and saw the Rifter sitting at 60 off the beacon. I bet he is spying on my shapely rails. And that’s fine because I recognise Crake from this thread and I like the things he said. So of course I really want to fight him.

He warps away. I bet he is going to change his fit to deal with my rails. So I warp to the station to quickly slip into some blasters. On the way, I start to think. Maybe he KNOWS that I am going to refit and will be waiting for me with a kiting fit. So maybe I shouldn’t change after all. But maybe he knows I’m thinking about being clever and will be ready for my rails.

Now I’m confused. So I refit into blasters anyway. Stupid brain.

I warp back to the site and there he is! But by the time I land there’s a blob on the short scan (ugh, how boring) so we both warp to safes. And back to the plex now that they have gone.

Web, approach, melt, melt, better scram now. But I am melting too… That’s just not right against a Rifter these days. Repair! Faster, dammit! Why the hell aren’t I hitting him harder? Oh, maybe I'm too close and not tracking? Probably due to my poor skills.

It’s nice to have worked that out but it is too late to do anything about it now since I’m already well into structure. So I align to a random celestial in preparation to save my pod. And… pop. But not me! Ironically, aligning away allowed my guns to track better as he chased. And so he popped.

Good fight and a nice chat afterwards. Props to Crake Gaterau. And CCP, please give the Rifter a small buff.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Pandemic Horde
#15 - 2013-09-10 06:18:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Zappity
Double post.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Pandemic Horde
#16 - 2013-09-11 11:28:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Zappity
An Incursus! Let’s fight! What else?

Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20535476

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N91spXLRgs

This character has a strong killboard history. Just too bad she was trying out a double rep Incursus when I had my gank Ion fit on (I can’t do a proper Neutron gank fit yet). Gank over tank every time!

This was a very straightforward fight: land on the beacon, scram and web, blasty time. Uh huh, double reps I think. Just a matter of time. I really like watching the damage being applied to an active tank fit. The reps peak just a bit lower every time until the hull starts going down. And then, all of a sudden, pop!

Edit: this fight was before the local repair buff in Odyssey 1.1. Double rep fits are considerably stronger now (OP?)

But gf anyway and a nice chat afterwards. When I saw her in station I traded her loot back. Convo (accepted of course) and I learn that she has principles! My loot, fairly earned.

I give loot back quite often. I really don’t need the isk and I appreciate a good fight. I figure it is good to encourage people to keep coming back. This time we shared fits instead (much more valuable) and I flew away with a nice Tristan fit ready for when I get my drone skills up.

Props to Thorin Matarielle. GF.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

#17 - 2013-09-11 11:37:49 UTC
Zappity wrote:


But gf anyway and a nice chat afterwards. When I saw her in station I traded her loot back. Convo (accepted of course) and I learn that she has principles! My loot, fairly earned.

I give loot back quite often. I really don’t need the isk and I appreciate a good fight. I figure it is good to encourage people to keep coming back. This time we shared fits instead (much more valuable) and I flew away with a nice Tristan fit ready for when I get my drone skills up.

Props to Thorin Matarielle. GF.



Sometimes its just as good to read something like this than a bunch of tears.

Good to know there are people out there fully enjoying PvP no matter what side of the outcome they are on.

Jint Hikaru - Miner / Salvager / Explorer / SpaceBum In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Crake Gaterau
#18 - 2013-09-11 22:26:47 UTC
Zappity wrote:
Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20517548

Good fight and a nice chat afterwards. Props to Crake Gaterau. And CCP, please give the Rifter a small buff.


I remember that fight. It was one of those where both ships were hanging on to a sliver of structure and no matter the end, it was well worth the experience. Keep bringing those good fights Blink
Pandemic Horde
#19 - 2013-09-12 07:47:28 UTC
Crake Gaterau wrote:
Zappity wrote:
Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20517548

Good fight and a nice chat afterwards. Props to Crake Gaterau. And CCP, please give the Rifter a small buff.


I remember that fight. It was one of those where both ships were hanging on to a sliver of structure and no matter the end, it was well worth the experience. Keep bringing those good fights Blink


Yeah, I honestly thought I'd lost. Really good.

I have most of these recorded somewhere on FRAPS. Maybe I should put them on YouTube some time. Then people can laugh at me even more.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Pandemic Horde
#20 - 2013-09-13 06:45:49 UTC
A Condor somewhere in system. I hate Condors.

Lowsec kill: http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=20535477

Let’s warp to the novice plex and see if he wants to play. I doubt it - Condors don’t tend to join an Incursus in a plex too often. But this time the Condor suffers from very unfortunate timing and lands on the plex at exactly the same time I do. Ha! Tackled and webbed, the fragile kiting Condor just fell apart. Good stuff.

“GF, unlucky timing”, I say in local. No response. How rude. I will enjoy your loot.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

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