Archive for Lowsec

Battleship Fail!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 8, 2010 by thezerion

Last night, I logged in to find a fleet advert up for more fun in Mara. I hopped in my Manticore again, and started heading up there. As I was entering Mara, I hear over the comms that there’s a flashy red Drake approaching the Piekura gate. Jumping at the opportunity, our fleet followed him through the gate, and locked him up on the other side. Our DPS, coupled with the gate guns and CONCORD, meant that he melted before I could catch up and jump through to Piekura. Sad I missed the action, I cloaked up, and started away from the gate to get range.

After a minute, we see a notice that another flashy red has entered the system. Lo and behold, he’s the friend of the Drake! Our scouts from earlier knows that the new pilot’s in a Tempest. Not believing our luck, we prepare for him to decloak at the gate. Once he pops up on the overview, we all lock, I decloack and target paint him, and start lobbing torpedoes. He doesn’t last long. As I recloak and change positions, the fleet begins looting the wreck, and discover some 800mm Heavy “Scout” arties, which quickly get scooped up. Our voice comms were filled with laughter for the next couple of minutes as we went over what just happened. That Tempest checked in at almost 160mil ISK, and the Drake was about 47mil ISK, and we barely had to do anything. We couldn’t believe that the Drake would jump through without realizing Piekura was highsec, and even more surprised when his friend in the Tempest followed!

Heading back to Mara, we begin looking for targets. Alex Carmel managed to scan down a Caldari Navy Hookbill, and with that kind of shiny on the field, we pounced. Unfortunately, as this was happening, I was girlfriend scrambled trying to decide on dinner, and missed out on the kill. Oh well. Missed out on a faction frigate, but gained delicious burritos in return. I think that worked out well in the end.

On a side note, I’ve purchased the first command centers I need for my planned PI project. I’m going to focus on POS Fuels, as they seem to be a relatively simple end product to make, and should always be in demand. I really need to spend some more time fiddling around with my PI setup on SISI to make sure I’ve got everything figured out more, but with my new love for lowsec PVP, I’ve been a little distracted.

Out of the Shadows

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 7, 2010 by thezerion

Today saw roaming fun in some of our usual haunts. I brought out my Manticore for it’s first combat, and I’m very happy with the performance of it so far. I can work as a scout thanks to the covert ops cloak on it, and I can also get in on the kill mails with some decent damage from my torpedoes. I enjoy being able to be very selective with my targets as well, taking time to figure out my odds, and also call in the calvary precisely where they’re needed.

First off, I located a lone Cormorant ratting in a belt. Got myself in range, called in Unreal with his Curse, and pop went Jarowit, CEO of C.E.T.C, who are apparently here for sex AND violence according to their Corp description.

Next, while roaming near Mara, Alex Carmel engaged a Hawk, hoping to hold it until we could arrive. Unfortunately, we were a little late in getting there, and a Maller showed up, and started engaging Alex as well. Alex ended up popping, and the Hawk bugged out. The Maller stuck around, and then had to deal with Alex’s backup. He didn’t last long. We were all quite surprised to discover 7 Medium Trimarks in his cargo hold, all of which dropped.

Earlier in Tama, Alex got probed out, and lost a Tristan. After roaming around a bit, we returned to Tama, where the pilot that killed just happened to jump back into system with Alex. Knowing he saw him, Alex warped to his old wreck, and waited in his Vexor. We all waited patiently, hoping that the pilot would check back at the wreck. Soon, probes showed up on d-scan, and in he drops with a Harbinger. We warp in, the Curse neuts him to death, and then we melt him.

At this point, I think we were talking about maybe calling it quits. Personally, I was doubting my luck in keeping alive would hold out much longer. Then a Drake pops up on scan. We can’t pass this up. I find him ratting in a belt, call in the other guys, and we begin raining fire down on him. He dies pretty quickly.

This next one was hilarious. We find a Caracal sitting about 250km off this belt not moving at all. With some quick positioning by Raiden Kaine in his Purifier, Unreal dropped in on him at near perfect range, tackles him, and starts draining his cap. I was unfortunately out of range, and he died before I could get my torpedoes to him. As he warps off, he leaves this gem in local:

[00:18:51] Aromenoslow > good kill pussy i was slipping , i will be in my drake next time.

We all had a good chuckle at his fit, as well. Evidently he was worried about his cap.

After this, I call it quits. A great first run for my stealth bomber, and my killboard stats have never looked better. I’m looking forward to refining my fit, and possibly attempting some solo work with it once I get more comfortable with it. Roams like today’s reaffirms my decision to stick around with this group of pilots. Every time we have a roam, I have a good time, gain a little more confidence, and learn something new. We have fun, fly smart, take losses well when they happen, and blow things up pretty darned well, if I do say so myself. I look forward to where we will go in the future.

Semper Liber is Recruiting!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2010 by thezerion

In honor of our newly found profession, Semper Liber is currently recruiting. We’re looking to add about 5 active PVP pilots to our ranks. As you may know, we’re fans of high sec wars, low sec roaming, and as of late, mercenary contract work. We’re located in The Forge, our CEO and directors are great, and we’re a fun group of pilots to work with. Seriously, haven’t had this much fun since my Suddenly Ninjas days.

If you’re interested in joining up, check out our post, drop by our public channel at SEMPER PUB, and you can contact either Raiden Kaine or Unreal in game as well.