So this is just my dumb little story from a few weeks ago about my first real experience with getting sploded, tutorials aside.
Being a pretty new player, I had just finished a few career paths and had earned a shiny new Catalyst destroyer. Armed with the mightiest of the tools of war I could afford (small railguns), the finest technological improvements (civilian shields and afterburners), and my wits (dim), I bravely attempted a rescue of some poor innocent slaves as part of the Liberation event.
As soon as I entered one of the event sites, I went from 100% to splat in about ten seconds. There went everything I had built up, swatted aside like a fly. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to warp out before it got worse.
I think I can still hear the slavers laughing at my destroyer’s wreckage.
Apparently, I need a performance vehicle. And I will have my revenge.