Phew, a lot of dust has accumulated in these captain quarters…time to wake up the failbear from hibernation.
The past months haven’t been very eventful, my performance has been mediocre at best. Both in pirating and industry, with industry being a bit better. But for all my misfortunes, November has brought me some luck.
First, my friends of the 107th SK got me into a fleet and the following massacre occurred. It was so exhilarating, they didn’t know what hit them.
Wipe them out. All of them.
And yesterday’s night…
RL had hit me a bit on the cash side of the Force, so to relieve some of the pressure I decided to add some game time through a PLEX, as I happened to have one. In Jita. In a can. What possessed me to do that I have no idea, but now there was a 16 jumps long journey to the hive of villainy. Logging…Authenticating…Processing bulk data…character selection screen…wakey, wakey Afandi…Entering hangar…to find 6 people in Sechmaren. Intriguing as it may be, 1 vs 6 seems too unfair for them, so I jumped into a shuttle and prepared for the journey.
Undock confirmed…casual d-scan check…WTF! OMFG – Raven-class battleship, Orca-class capital industrial, 2 Covetor-class and 2 Retriever-class mining barges on scan. This can’t be true…seems too good. I quickly scanned around with d-scan to confirm that they are not in a hidden belt, POS or some other unreachable place. Hmm, planet V, either belt 1 or belt 2…adrenaline rush. Quick dock and I was in Druzki, my trusty Dominix-class battleship. Normally, miners should warp out to a safe location, when someone with negative security status and a bounty comes to the system. These didn’t.
As I undocked they were still on d-scan, in the same direction. I warped to the first belt to find it empty, but as I aligned to the second, the d-scan showed my prey still there, mining happily away. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I warped to zero and landed right on top of the Orca and the Raven, while the mining barges were a bit away. Killing time. Fortunately I had 2 scrams on the Dominix, and they were put to good use. The Raven tried to put up some resistance, but 5 Ogre IIs made a quick work of him. No wonder he exploded that quickly, with such a bad fit. Then I started chewing on the Orca. When its shields failed, the following conversation occured:
[ 2012.11.22 21:23:39 ] Hrothgar Kubzda > i am full of minerals
[ 2012.11.22 21:23:44 ] Hrothgar Kubzda > you can have them all
[ 2012.11.22 21:23:51 ] Hrothgar Kubzda > please stop
[ 2012.11.22 21:23:51 ] Afandi > sorry, I don’t need them
[ 2012.11.22 21:24:05 ] Hrothgar Kubzda > what you want?
[ 2012.11.22 21:24:17 ] Afandi > money
[ 2012.11.22 21:24:33 ] Greenhoernchen > ?^^
[ 2012.11.22 21:24:33 ] Hrothgar Kubzda > i have only 24.000.000 the rest was for this sjip
[ 2012.11.22 21:24:49 ] Afandi > sorry then, you should have run
[ 2012.11.22 21:25:05 ] Hrothgar Kubzda > and 75.000.000 from corp
[ 2012.11.22 21:25:41 ] Hrothgar Kubzda > you can have this all
[ 2012.11.22 21:26:13 ] Hrothgar Kubzda > i give you 100.000.000 ISK for stopping
[ 2012.11.22 21:26:23 ] Afandi > sorry, not enough
As we chat, I’ve stopped my drones from slaughtering him, while his are still taking potshots at me…oh, well, time to explode
. He was very mad at me and I felt a bit bad about him (I even sent some money, to make my conscience shut up), but hey, it’s low-sec, piracy occurs and I ain’t letting an Orca go just like that.
I wish I had more nights like that. Afandi, out.
*Yes, I know, it’s a dolphin actually.
Dominix, the killer of whale-looking, black and white dolphins.
The Orca, still not viable for low-sec mining operations.