Thus, I stopped ransoms…
And yeah, I’ve been trying to get into PvE quite unsuccessfully and have had several losses doing silly things.
That Nereus loss… turns out you cannot tank a level 4 mission in one.
Honestly, though, I would say losing ships is a hallmark of my play style.
By the way, I took the liberty of looking at your immaculate killboard in reciprocity! You know what I noticed? Despite having twice the kills and half the losses… I’ve got a lot more points than you do.
That’s because I win harder fights, you see, I’m not a fleet pilot. I actually perform my own maneuver and pick my own fights. I lose more and don’t shoot as often, but it’s because I accept greater challenges. And no, nobody tells me when to jump or shoot.
I also spend most of my time in T1 ships that cost less than your modules.
I certainly participate in fleets, but I can post more than a single occasion where I’ve taken down a fleet by myself.
You’ve got 50-ish solo kills… and I’m betting they’re almost all pods where you just got the first shot.
If you look up Light Adama, the corp I ran when I was in the Orphanage, it had about the same stats as you do… doing the same playstyle as what I think you do. However, my friends and I quit the Orphanage because we weren’t getting good enough fights… then we dumped Light Adama because we didn’t want that fancy killboard scaring targets off.
You should take more risk… maybe even see how you play solo some time. Anyone can hump a hub.
Reading your killboard, you are the sort of fellow I love to fight… because you probably don’t know mechanics and you’ve been relying on fleetmates and nice ships to win for you. Guys like you don’t fare well solo because you’re too afraid of losing.
Go take some risk, you might be more effective than you think you are.