Whew, it was a good break but now it was time to warm up my Comet. The guns had cooled down a little. And there was a Thrasher, sitting in a plex. "Take the novice, scrub,’’ he said in local as I approached the gate. I guess my killboard hasn’t been overly active lately, and Aliastra isn’t exactly a notable PVP corp, so we’ll let him off with a light killing.
I warped in and landed on him at zero. We locked each other and I hit the afterburner to keep away from his damage which I guessed would be delivered from relatively short range autocannons. My overheated scram and web kept him at a nice, juicy optimal for my railguns. Of course, the Comet is a hybrid/drone platform so this would have been the time to drop some drones and let him have it. Those few of you that are familiar with my stories will be shocked, shocked I say, to learn that I totally forgot about them. And yet I still killed him good
We exchanged GFs in local and I went in search of another target. Happily, a Hookbill was just around the corner. Now I wasn’t too sure about a Hookbill. I seemed to have vague recollections about double web fits but, since I was aiming to scram kite anyway, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. And if he was MWD-fit I could always attempt to slingshot him. Or just die.
Anyway, enough thinking! He was sitting at zero in the plex so we started bashing at each other. This time I remembered my drones (not that I forgot last time, I was just, um, giving the Thrasher a chance). But he was hitting me really hard and I guessed at a rocket fit. I overheated my guns and repper and, surprisingly, he melted. I have to say it is super satisfying when you burn through the shield of a shield tank and the rest just melts away.
Well that was a nice warm-up. Lowsec seems much the same but I have to admit that the blackout and cyno changes are what brought me back and I need to go somewhere else to take advantage of those. It seems like EVE is waking up again. Let’s hope so anyway.