I don’t remember this encounter, but it looks like something didn’t work as expected. What you may expect to happen if you have lower than -5 sec status and try to gank a Venture I’m guarding is that I 1-shot you before you even get a lock on the Venture (unless I know you cannot 1-shot Ventures yourself and then I may fly something that would allow you to shoot once).
It looks like some of my guns missed precisely because you didn’t land on top of your target, i.e. what you think made you fail is actually what allowed you to survive long enough to be able to shoot at all.
Don’t be so sure about this. If you’re overkill with 3 T2 fitted cats against the typically badly tanked exhumer, most likely yes, but things may not work as you expect otherwise. Also, I don’t always try to save the victim in cases like this. I may simply remain there cloaked watching for some reason.
Yes, of course, kill you before you would kill your target, which was the goal in that case.
And what did you accomplish by doing that? It’s not like you stopped other Ventures from continue mining elsewhere or even the same miner from getting another Venture and start mining again…
Also, don’t assume you would be able to keep doing that indefinitely if you have lower than -5 sec status and I’m fully determined to hunt you, not just doing it in a casual way.
As others pointed out, I was hunting you, not babysitting anything. I figured what you were after and used that to get you there. Had I figured you were after something else, I would have come for you at the location of that other target. Alternatively, I might figure you intend to jump a specific gate and try to get you there instead.
This is correct, but as expressed the first sentence could be misunderstood as meaning I like to simply whore on CONCORD kills at the belts.
I don’t care that miners get ganked in general, but I do care if the particular miner I’m guarding dies if the goal was to kill the ganker there, or if some other miner dies because I didn’t correctly guess who was the target, because that’s precisely the challenge and the measure of how successful I was. Actually, it may sometimes happen that I make a mistake or get a bad shot, but the victim survives for some reason regardless, and I still consider it a failure on my part because I wasn’t really the reason the victim survived in that case.