Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Flip Flip Boom

I went through several low sec systems today, without finding any targets that I could take on. I resolved to change this when I reached the high sec side of my route. The first group I flipped a can on consisted of a hauler, merlin, and a retriever w/hammerheads. I flipped their can, and was promptly attacked; I was able to get the retriever down to about 1/4 armor before I had to run away-- 5 drones + another frig don't give me much time... I had to go to a neighboring system to repair my incursus (I use a buffer tank) and chatted with one of their dudes. He was nice, I congradulated him on driving me off; and he offered me a 1v1 which I of course accepted.

While we worked out the details, I brought in a fitted up vexor, as a plan b if they broke their word (there were 3-4 of their corp in local) and went to the agreed upon spot of the fight. He dropped a can for me, and there was still that merlin guy flying around-- I sensed a gank, but went ahead anyway; since I had a plan b. My opponent was in his kestral, 10km away; as soon as I flipped the challenge can, I afterburned up to him before he could keep his range but then his friend jumped me too.

2008.08.28 01:25:00

Victim: ThePuce Moose
Corp: Blue Phoenix Corp
Alliance: NONE
Faction: NONE
Destroyed: Kestrel
System: Adacyne
Security: 0.5
Damage Taken: 1261

Involved parties:

Name: Lanissum (laid the final blow)
Security: 1.0
Corp: BROTHERHOOD OF SPARTA
Alliance: Pupule 'Ohana
Faction: NONE
Ship: Incursus
Weapon: Light Electron Blaster I
Damage Done: 1261

Destroyed items:

Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 74
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 2882 (Cargo)
Standard Missile Launcher I, Qty: 4

Dropped items:

Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 74
Power Diagnostic System I
Small Shield Booster I
Cap Recharger I, Qty: 2

I was able to kill the kestral and warped away with 25% armor, but left my faithfull drone. So, I returned with plan b for boom to finish the fight, I warped to the kestrals' wreck, and noticed the merlin still flying around-- and then the merlin approached me dead on....

After I stopped laughing (this guy was only a few weeks old, probably didn't know the threat I posed him) I let my pets out to play with him.

2008.08.28 01:31:00

Victim: Tienna
Corp: Blue Phoenix Corp
Alliance: NONE
Faction: NONE
Destroyed: Merlin
System: Adacyne
Security: 0.5
Damage Taken: 1700

Involved parties:

Name: Lanissum (laid the final blow)
Security: 1.0
Corp: BROTHERHOOD OF SPARTA
Alliance: Pupule 'Ohana
Faction: NONE
Ship: Vexor
Weapon: Hobgoblin I
Damage Done: 1286

Name: Serpentis Watchman / Serpentis Corporation
Damage Done: 414

Destroyed items:

Small Energy Transfer Array I (Cargo)
50mm Reinforced Nanofiber Plates I
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 28
Monopropellant I Hydrazine Boosters (Cargo)
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 6 (Cargo)
Tungsten Charge S, Qty: 63 (Cargo)
1MN Afterburner I
Tungsten Charge S, Qty: 44
Light Ion Blaster I, Qty: 2 (Cargo)

Dropped items:

Uranium Charge S, Qty: 178 (Cargo)
Small Energy Transfer Array I (Cargo)
1MN Afterburner I (Cargo)
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 28
Basic Miner
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 320 (Cargo)
Light Neutron Blaster I
Sensor Booster I (Cargo)
Antimatter Charge S, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
50mm Reinforced Nanofiber Plates I (Cargo)
Standard Missile Launcher I, Qty: 2
Civilian Shield Booster I
Light Ion Blaster I (Cargo)
Plutonium Charge S, Qty: 200 (Cargo)

These guys were cordial, and I offered a few tips to them... I'm guessing that the merlin guy just didn't get the memo about the 1v1 being a one versus one; they seemed rather nice...

After this, I noticed someone asking for 'help' on a mission; being the kind person that I am, I went to help him.

I was in my vexor, bantering with the guy in his thorax; and I managed to convince him to 'test' my tank out...

He died rather quickly...

2008.08.28 03:02:00

Victim: Milenko 17
Corp: Excession Enterprises
Alliance: NONE
Faction: NONE
Destroyed: Thorax
System: Osmeden
Security: 0.7
Damage Taken: 5570

Involved parties:

Name: Lanissum (laid the final blow)
Security: 1.0
Corp: BROTHERHOOD OF SPARTA
Alliance: Pupule 'Ohana
Faction: NONE
Ship: Vexor
Weapon: Hammerhead I
Damage Done: 4009

Name: Tower Sentry Caldari II / Unknown
Damage Done: 1561

Destroyed items:

Hammerhead I, Qty: 4 (Drone Bay)

Dropped items:

Hammerhead I (Drone Bay)
Antimatter Charge M (Cargo)

Maybe it had something to do with the fact that he had nothing fitted?
He claimed that he fitted nothing b/c he thought I would pop him... seems a bit like reverse logic to me; as if I was in his situation, I would either show up to fight, or not show up at all....
I hung around the mission gate to see if he would come back, and he did; but in a rookie ship

I left this guy to his own devices, as it didn't seem like he would be giving me any real fights...

The kill tally tonight:
1 kestral
1 merlin
1 thorax

Can flipping is proving to be a good way for some pvp right now, I'll stick around a bit longer and see if I can get any barges tomorrow before I head off into low sec again.

2 comments:

Mynxee said...

Just found your blog--Fun read! You're doing great so far.

Nanoeye said...

Yeah, also enjoying ur blog.

Can u tell me more about Can flipping ? That means, u go into a belt, take the items from the floating cans of them and then u are blinking red as the thief right ? when they start to attack u.. do u then have the same right to fight them back ?