Short while ago I had the silly idea to use a nighthawk for HS Guristas anoms. Apart from the fact that it’s not silly at all given you only get 4/10 or 5/10 escalations, the stupid dps, good application and (with 2 sebos) 700+ scan res that makes Hecates cry how I’m “stealing their kills” (this actually happened).
I’m ehp fit with ehp implants, I know my ehp vs Void and EMP. I’ve set standing to obvious gank groups and went out doing my thing.
I enter a 0.6 system and notice 6 folks part of Safety, they’re not on my ingate so while gatecloaked I quickly check them: they use catalysts. I’m not worried about 6 cats in my ship so I warp to an anom and go do my thing. It’s a missile BC hull so I don’t bother to move, suddenly I see 6 people join my grid (I see them because my overview isn’t a mess and because I’m paying attention), instantly hit MWD and start moving away from my current location.
By the time they get out of warp and managed to target and tackle me I’m already 8km away from them, where their Void does fckall so all they did was tickle me.
Moral of the story: a fight doesn’t start when the first shot is fired, it starts WAY before that and there are many choices and decisions along that chain of events, where you had the option to change or avoid the outcome, before you end up in the situation where there’s nothing you can do about it any more.
In short: stop sucking, stop being lazy, stop blaming others for your own lack of effort.