I changed up the current fitting a bit. Not really to take into account anything concerning Crucible, but to take some of the advice given in the comments of previous 100 Tristan posts. Made two small changes. Switched out the 200mm Reinforced Steel Plates II for 200mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I (for a reduction of 3hp, the Rolled Tungsten has 50000kg less mass, not too mention a cost that's 500K ISK cheaper per unit.) I also got rid of one of the Small Trimark Armor Pump I rigs in exchange of a Small Anti-Explosive Pump I rig, to shore up the explosive resistance hole that most Gallente ships have.
[Tristan, Solo PvP]
2x 125mm Railgun II (Javelin S)
OE-5200 Rocket Launcher (Caldari Navy Gremlin Rocket)
OE-5200 Rocket Launcher (Dread Guristas Phalanx Rocket)
Cold-Gas I Arcjet Thrusters
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I
'Langour' Drive Disruptor I
Adaptive Nano Plating II
Damage Control II
200mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
2x Small Trimark Armor Pump I
Small Anti-Explosive Pump I
1x Warrior II
The University is really taking a liking to the Hagilur pocket. Seems to be a recent thing. There are usually fifteen or so of them split between Hagilur and Dudreda each evening. Has the Uni already implemented their Forward Bases initiative? If so, this may be the start of that program.
I jump into Hagilur. There's a lone Uni on the gate, Hindrance Mercer. A Hurricane. I warp off, heading for Dudreda. Halfway there, I think it might not be a bad idea to see how I fare against a battlecruiser. So, I warp back to the Bei gate at zero. Land 3km from the Hurricane. I target him, but do nothing. I wait for him to fire first, so that he has gate guns to deal with as well. Fire he does. The race is on. We eat through each others shields at about the same rate. He starts eating through my armor, but I cannot seem to break into his. He eventually pops me, and I'm only about 10% of the way through his armor. The gate guns were not any sort of problem for him, obviously. Plus, he was neuting me to hell.
After grabbing a new Tristan in Bei, I head back to the pocket. I skip on by Mr. Hurricane and head for Dudreda. As I've come to expect, Dudreda is loaded with Unistas. It doesn't take long, and Victor Breau asks for a 1v1. He's flying a Thrasher, so I decline. Destroyers just got a major Crucible buff, making them into actual destroyers. I'm not going to fare well against that. He offers to go get himself a frigate. I agree. It's a Rifter.
Rifter's can be fit about 6 million different ways, but I load in the EM rockets just the same. Play the odds, hoping he hasn't plugged the EM hole. We start about 20km off. I afterburn in, to start orbitting at 3.2km. He seems happy to orbit at the same (I'm thinking the choice of railguns was a good one, since I don't have to struggle to get in closer with a blaster fit.) I pretty much tore him apart. By the time he popped, I was only 50% into armor. I quickly looted the wreck, and warped off as a Taranis, flying Uni colours, landed on grid (wasn't going to stick around to see if he wanted to get some revenge for his buddy or just a cheap killmail.)
My first solo kill. (I do have a Mackninaw gank to my name, but I'd like to think that a gank and a solo kill are different -- that one warrants more hurrah than the other.)