This post isn't really about my most recent experiences pirating.. because I haven't been doing a lot of pirating as of late. As much as I hate to say it, it seems that the move to Avenod was a bad idea; as several members left, there aren't many targets, and it seems that people are just not as active as they once were. I am considering (*Just* considering) several options as to what I want to do in the future.
A: Stick it out with python, maybe get them to move back to Auro or somewhere better than this.
B: Raise my sec status and join a privateer alliance corp
C: Join another pirate corp (The Bastards, Tuskers, look like good candidates)
D: Buy a new char (2.25 Bil ftw... but then I wouldn't have 2.25 Bil anymore, now would I?)
I'd rather stay with Python; but it is boring right now; what I think I'll probably do is hook up with the Bastards and just fly around with them (not join them) for awhile, as I may merely be suffering from a case of acute boredom.
As for 'solving' Python's problem that is Avenod.. I don't know, I'm not a CEO afterall. But Aurohunen sure looks better from this side of the fence.
That said, only time will tell what I really will do; I only know it will involve extensive hull mining.
When I joined Python, I had only 120 mil isk to my name. A month later, I had only 180 mil isk to my name.
I grew weary of blowing up carebears who would only go back and buy a new ship with their nearly infinite wells of isk. I was sick of having to economically fit my ships.
I wanted to hurt the carebears where it counted. Their wallets.
Thus, I began to scam them, in the 'safety' of high sec. It's really just market pvp I said to myself.
And hurt them I did.
They cried, badly.
Barackas Durmuk > well the be careful when ur in low sec i let my buds know to look for you
Vengal Seyhan > BLocked and set red :D Hope you don't enter lowsec, mate :D
[Danila Killer] <100m> 2008.09.28 00:49 Do not meet at me on a way... For such deceit I will find you and I will kill...
[Crentek Del'shabeer]<100m> 2008.10.03 00:55 I love hatemail as much as the next guy, but seriously, I hope you get terminal cancer in real life.
Barackas Durmuk sent the isk even before I had opened the trade window. All 101 million of it. Then, I convinced him to send me 20 mil more isk so I could 'cancel a contract and give it back' I also got my scamming material back from him too.
I scammed 1,473,100,00 isk I my wallet has finally reached 1,019,000 ISK (I used some of the isk as I got it) 1 Bn isk may not seem like much to some of you. But before I started scamming, I never had more than 180 mil.
Yes, I know I'm literally waving my epeen, why are you watching? [Click on the image above to see my wallet]
[Disclaimer] I confine all lieing to my scammer alt. When Lani says x mil or your pod/ship; want a 1v1 etc; he will ALWAYS honor his word. But now, I just don't need to ransom people. [/Disclaimer]
[Edit] Man, writing up posts at 12:30 my time really does result in poor gramarz and bud speling.. [/Edit]
Pat.. Pat.. Pat.. My feet pounded down the corridor to the pod. I had skipped the highly recommended medical procedures before getting hooked up. It was certainly a desperate time. Why in the name of all that is good did I have to sleep in the middle of low sec? My thorax was helpless whilst I rested. I finally reached the pod and booted up my ship; feeling the power of the cruiser enter my mind. I took stock of my surroundings, a vagabond 2 vexors and a few other frigates. Not Good. My crew chief opened a channel to me, pleading "Do something before we all die!" I responded with a "Correction, before all of you die." And closed the convo. So what was I going to do.... Oh, my ship just warped out, back to where it was before I left my pod. How convenient.. a logONski.
Our new home was proving to be rather nice; it apparently lacks the blobs that were a fairly regular occurance in Aurohunen. And the local 'pvp fest sytem' (PFS) where people just seem to congregate to kill eachother is a mere 6 jumps away. We are also in a low-high sec border system, all in all very nice. The only problem though is that the local Jita, Hek, is about 7 jumps away.. not much fun to do in a hauler. But oh well, get some lose some.
Back to the present, however. Scanning local, I noticed a noob in a thrasher; since I he was apparently not at a belt, I simply invited him to fleet up with me. He accepts of course. I begin my warp, to the tune of an openening channel:
[ 2008.10.11 17:59:42 ] Adelai Nyska > Are you gonna kill me?
Thinking fast, I deny this since with the explanation that blinky red means I specialize in helping others by the means of asset alchemy (from ship to space dust). As my ship leaves warp, I immediatly begin resolving my lock on him, the poor kid.
Floating in my safespot, I see yet another thrasher on scan. He too is doing one of those cosmic anomalies; hmm, ah, but he has joined my fleet, warping in now. As soon as I leave warp, I resolve my lock and disrupt him. However, there is much pleading in fleet.
[ 2008.10.11 18:01:05 ] Adelai Nyska > Please dont [ 2008.10.11 18:01:09 ] Lanissum > why not [ 2008.10.11 18:01:17 ] Adelai Nyska > Because I have nothing [ 2008.10.11 18:01:20 ] Lanissum > how much is your ship to you? [ 2008.10.11 18:01:28 ] Adelai Nyska > You wont get anything valuable from me [ 2008.10.11 18:01:34 ] Lanissum > no ransom? [ 2008.10.11 18:01:36 ] Adelai Nyska > I have 3 mill [ 2008.10.11 18:01:42 ] Lanissum > then pay up m8 [ 2008.10.11 18:01:57 ] Lanissum > i'm shooting 1 blaster, you got till it blows you up [ 2008.10.11 18:01:59 ] Adelai Nyska > ok ok [ 2008.10.11 18:02:33 ] Lanissum > 30 seconds [ 2008.10.11 18:02:42 ] Lanissum > hm, close enough [ 2008.10.11 18:02:46 ] Lanissum > fly safer
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't destroyers only worth about 1 mil? Then there's insurance... well, he was willing to pay it. But then he might've had some second thoughts, as he sent this mail shortly afterwards.
(Reversed it for ease of reading)
-------------------- 2008.10.11 18:04 CUNT
-------------------- 2008.10.11 18:05 Its eve, just be glad I'm an honorable pirate and didn't blow your silly litle boat up.
HONORABLE PIRATE???? I ASKED YOU NOT TO FUCK WITH ME
WHY CANT YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES MAKE YOUR OWN GODDAMN MONEY
Somethings are priceless, such as the rage of a noob who thinks (as I once did) that this is wow or something.
Later, we formed up a giant gang (for python, we seem to be doing that alot more nowadays). We eventually scanned down a hurrican ratting or something and all warped in to get him. However, he was mwding faster than any of us (he neuted the frigs, and blew a few up). We proceeded to chase him about 70 km from the center of the belt. Now, there are about 12 ships all chasing this lone hurricane in a pell mell fashion, he may have been trying to string us out so he could gank a ship of ours (he did get a frig).. but then he just stopped. [Video below] This happens when 12 pirates catch up to you.
We got a lock on his pod, and were going to ransom it.. (Voip re-enactment) TJ: Ok guys, lets ransom this pod! Andrea Sky: Too late, I just fired 6 missiles at him!
Sometimes I wonder what CCCP was thinking when they made this amazingly fail ship. In my entire pirating career, I have never lost 1v1 to one. Even in frigs.
Just today, we had a caracal turkey shoot. I found one ratting in a belt, after engaging it in my rifter, it jammed me and got away. Not bad for a 12 day old noob. But, being the noob that he was, he came back and this time I was prepared.
Not 2 minutes later, we found another caracal, killing him too.
End of Post.
Post End of Post: You can watch the vid in high quality if you go to youtube All my vids are under the user "Remagen2".
Bleep.... Bleep...BLEEEP. I was startled out of my sleep, cursing everything that breathes. Glancing around for the source of the alarm; I noticed that scanners reported a noob gang consisting of an inty (malediction), bc (hurricane), and bs (raven). The pilots in the gang were all 2008, one was 08.01 the other two were 08.05.. I started to call up a fleet, including Omae Gaw'd; a fellow pirate who we occasionally fly with. While he brought in his mega, I went to our home system to get mine. As I was prepping my mega, OMG asked who was flying what... I had seen them on the gate but had warped out without registering the names but I figured I could just ask them :)
[ 2008.10.02 03:11:22 ] B'Edari > hello [ 2008.10.02 03:11:23 ] Lanissum > Thats a nice raven you got m8 [ 2008.10.02 03:11:32 ] B'Edari > i'm flying a malediction [ 2008.10.02 03:11:38 ] Lanissum > Oops XD [ 2008.10.02 03:11:42 ] B'Edari > maybe you mean t'rok [ 2008.10.02 03:11:45 ] B'Edari > he has a raven [ 2008.10.02 03:11:47 ] Lanissum > Ah, ty [ 2008.10.02 03:11:59 ] B'Edari > np
Such helpfull souls they are; little did they know of our ebil intentions....
By the time our fleet was assembled, we warped in on the gate to find... nothing; but they were obviously ssed very close to the gate, so I stayed on it as bait. However, an unrelated huggin had arrived and started to harass me. When a fellow pirate's thorax jumped in, he was webbed and attacked by the huggin immediately.
I sortof dwadled, weighing my options; attack the huggin and get gate aggro or leave my corpmate to die. I chose a third, worse option of waiting until my corpmate died before I aggroed. Duuuuumb. A friendly scorp warped in and jammed the huggin so I could get out; we all grouped up again.
However, a newer pilot who we had invited to the fleet reported that he was 10km from the huggin and engaging outside of the gate guns' range (how he managed to do that is beyond me). I warped in to find another wreck and once again engaged the huggin. Once again the huggin sat outside of my range and plincked away at my armor... I had come in with only half armor or so; b/c of the gate guns, so I started to call in my fleet mates so we could finally gank this extremely annoying huggin pilot. However, the malediction and hurrican from the other gang warped in and headed for me. By the time they got in range, I was in hull. I engaged the hurrican and began to literally tear his shields, armor, and hull away from him... battleships absolutely own.
At this point, OMG had warped in and we finished murdering the hurricane; but then the raven arrived and popped me. I got my pod out; and the fight was finished without me.
I learned a few lessons from this engagement; for starters, I should carry Iron L charges; then I would've been able to effectively engage the Huggin; according to OMG "the mega fears no nano" Also, I shouldn't have aggroed the gate guns for no reason, especially since I probably wouldn't be able to win. Finally, I survived by myself during the 'second match' for about 3 minutes... if we had been a bit more organized, I may have survived the fight. But a few lessons learned = a few less mistakes next time.
Sure, I lost a rigged mega; but I can easily replace it and more. But what really counts is all the fun I had; this fight was an absolute blast! This is what piracy is all about, you won't find this kindof fun missioning in empire.