You referencing my recent awesome death to the overwhelming power of the npc mining fleet?
Let me give you the whole run down.
So what happened was, that after coming back from a loooooong break from eve. I took out a kestrel to see if I could find some easy AFK miners in Nieril. Seemed like a good system for that. A lowsec in a highsec pocket. A pretty dead area in general. Perfect spot to tempt those greedy highsec miners.
So I enter the system and what do I see on my d-scan? A porpoise you say? I d-scan it down to an asteroid belt and initiate warp. Remember, I’ve just returned from a long break. So I was like “A porpoise sitting in a random belt? Is it Christmas already?”.
I land on grid and indeed there is a ship on the overview. I lock it up and start shooting…
A little over halfway through the enemies shield and suddenly a wild fleet of npcs warp right on top of us. I get scramed, web, neuted and dunked. And I’m sitting there like “Wtf just happened? Some new baiting tactic using npc mining fleets I don’t know about?”.
I ask around on different chat channels and no one even seemed to understand wtf I was talking about. Instead they keep referencing youtube videos on how to kill the npc mining fleets. Nothing regarding using them as bait.
Finally, I turn to my game logs. Turns out, that I did after all fire upon a npc mining ship and not the porpoise I thought that I engaged. The porpoise very likely warped out before I managed to land on grid. Bummer.