Today I'm doing faction warfare missions in my stealth bomber, because I need 254300 loyalty points by Sunday evening UTC. Big Minmatar plans in the works.
I arrive in Haras for a particular mission. Only two people in local. A Viatan Velic of Fweddit, and a Viata Velic of no affiliation, just an NPC corp.
I decide to chat this guy up. Pass the time. He's just doing a minor plex. My mission is to kill four industrial ships, so I know I'm going to be awhile. For some reason, it takes a fuck-tonne of torpedoes to kill industrials in these missions. It's really annoying, so annoying that I'm considering skipping those missions altogether in the future. I end up using about 30 torps per industrial, 120 or so total. (Most other missions, I use 5 to 10 torpedoes.) And this is just the L3 missions, since my standings weren't quite at 5.0 yet.
I probably should broadcast over the Militia channel that a Fweddit is plexing in one of our systems, but it doesn't really strike me as that big a deal. It's just him, and he's doing minors. Plus, I imagine not too many people are going to be interested in coming all the way down to Haras to try to pop one Thrasher.
[ 2012.07.08 00:34:53 ] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : HarasI'm pretty sure he doesn't yet know what I'm flying. My mission is over 15AU from his minor plex. But I need to take a quick AFK and need to know he isn't hunting me. I've lost a few stealth bombers in mission pockets. For some reason, aligning and getting up to speed takes a long damned time in my Nemesis while the afterburner is running, and it seems whenever some chucklehead decides to come get me, they land in the pocket just as my afterburner is just starting a new cycle. Turning it off isn't instantaneous, I have to wait through the entire cycle, and by then they've MWD'd to me, pointed me, and then it's all over. Torpedoes don't do shit worth of damage to a fast moving frigate.
[ 2012.07.08 00:36:26 ] Poetic Stanziel > My supreme intellect is telling me that you have an alt, Viatan.
[ 2012.07.08 00:37:05 ] Viatan Velic > hahaha
[ 2012.07.08 00:37:08 ] Viatan Velic > yes indeed
[ 2012.07.08 00:37:22 ] Poetic Stanziel > I knew it! That's what an 85 IQ gets you. That sort of insight.
[ 2012.07.08 00:37:48 ] Viatan Velic > it's good and bad at times. bad when you want to sneak around your alt
[ 2012.07.08 00:38:35 ] Poetic Stanziel > I would have never guessed, except both the first and last names of those two characters start with the same letters.
[ 2012.07.08 00:38:50 ] Viatan Velic > yarr
[ 2012.07.08 00:39:40 ] Poetic Stanziel > So, Fweddit now plexes, eh? Times, they are a changin'.
[ 2012.07.08 00:39:57 ] Viatan Velic > i have no idea
[ 2012.07.08 00:40:16 ] Viatan Velic > I'm too new to the corp to tell
[ 2012.07.08 00:40:45 ] Poetic Stanziel > I'm kidding around. In the early days Fweddit only fought, they didn't do the boring FW stuff.
I decide to keep him busy worrying about me, rather than me worrying about him.
[ 2012.07.08 00:41:46 ] Poetic Stanziel > AFK. But, you know, keep d-scanning and such as all that, in case I'm lying and trying to throw you off your guard.I return to find my stealth bomber still alive and my friend nowhere to be seen on d-scan.
[ 2012.07.08 00:42:02 ] Viatan Velic > ok
[ 2012.07.08 00:43:02 ] Viatan Velic > that sounds like a great idea
[ 2012.07.08 00:43:11 ] Viatan Velic > It smells like an Admiral Akbar moment to me
[ 2012.07.08 00:43:33 ] Viatan Velic > Though I have to admit, you're the first FW opponent to actually have a conversation with me
[ 2012.07.08 00:43:46 ] Viatan Velic > Without all the smack and vulgarities that go with it, of course.
[ 2012.07.08 00:43:54 ] Poetic Stanziel > I talk to everyone. Friends pod friends.I'm bored with shooting industrials. I have two of them down now. Since I'm really bad at EVE Online, and since I'm used to losing expensive stealth bombers, I decide to head over to his minor plex, maybe see if I can get a kill. Like I said, torpedoes do crap-all damage to fast moving frigates, so I'm likely setting up my own loss.
Being bad at EVE Online means I forget that stealth bombers aren't allowed into minor outposts.
[ 2012.07.08 00:45:18 ] Poetic Stanziel > Forgot, I can't even get into a Minor. You're safe.His d-scanning, of course, picked up my Nemesis when I decloaked at the acceleration gate. I return to finish my mission.
[ 2012.07.08 00:45:25 ] Viatan Velic > yar
[ 2012.07.08 00:45:55 ] Viatan Velic > ...for now
[ 2012.07.08 00:46:35 ] Viatan Velic > you like the nemesis?Now he's show info'ing me. Reading my bio.
[ 2012.07.08 00:46:51 ] Poetic Stanziel > I do. Though a tad slower on aligns than the others.
[ 2012.07.08 00:47:20 ] Viatan Velic > Ah. I went the Hound route instead after reading up on the SB class in general a bit
[ 2012.07.08 00:48:25 ] Viatan Velic > Fun in groups, haven't gotten the hang of it solo just yet
[ 2012.07.08 00:49:07 ] Poetic Stanziel > The SBs are good for FW missioning. Since all the FW missions are pretty much blitzes. Just fit them for speed and torps.
[ 2012.07.08 00:49:33 ] Viatan Velic > oh, well I haven't done that yet
[ 2012.07.08 00:50:43 ] Poetic Stanziel > Three things you need ... 1000m/s minimum, shield booster, and torpedo launchers. You can do level 4s in a stealth bomber.
[ 2012.07.08 00:52:03 ] Viatan Velic > interesting
[ 2012.07.08 00:54:20 ] Viatan Velic > Nice blog :)On the way back to Dal, faction warfare flipped back the right way 'round. The universe became chaotic, disharmonious once again. Dogs and cats no longer living together.
[ 2012.07.08 00:54:47 ] Poetic Stanziel > Thanks.
[ 2012.07.08 00:54:57 ] Viatan Velic > have you been running it since you started eve?
[ 2012.07.08 00:55:31 ] Poetic Stanziel > A few months after. I started April 2011. Started blog in July 2011.
[ 2012.07.08 00:55:42 ] Viatan Velic > Ah, yeah I see that now
[ 2012.07.08 00:56:22 ] Viatan Velic > Very nice. I love reading these kinds of blogs from other eve players
[ 2012.07.08 00:56:33 ] Viatan Velic > Helps paint a bigger picture of what's going on outside my own little corner
[ 2012.07.08 00:57:58 ] Poetic Stanziel > Your main in TEST?
[ 2012.07.08 00:58:30 ] Viatan Velic > Nah, I used to be like last year IIRC
[ 2012.07.08 00:59:13 ] Viatan Velic > Tried null, but felt very inferior and like I had no freaking clue what I was doing, so I came back to RvB. Now I'm trying out low-sec with FW
[ 2012.07.08 00:59:46 ] Viatan Velic > Why do you ask?
[ 2012.07.08 00:59:48 ] Poetic Stanziel > Fweddit is Reddit, and most of of TEST is from Reddit. A lot of Fweddit are Test alts.
[ 2012.07.08 01:00:14 ] Viatan Velic > oh, yeah I know the reddit part, didn't make the alt-->fweddit connection
[ 2012.07.08 01:00:22 ] Poetic Stanziel > I'm finding FW a lot of fun.
[ 2012.07.08 01:00:33 ] Viatan Velic > Yeah, me too. I like it a lot better than RvB styloe of PVP
[ 2012.07.08 01:02:42 ] Viatan Velic > Actually, I'm looking through your blog, and I think I've seen it on reddit the past couple days. it's how I discovered that map you made
[ 2012.07.08 01:04:15 ] Poetic Stanziel > Ah. Yeah, I wanted a quick map to tell me where all the agents were, so decided to adapt the map someone else made. More useful now.
[ 2012.07.08 01:04:48 ] Viatan Velic > Yeah, I reference it here and there now actually
[ 2012.07.08 01:05:04 ] Viatan Velic > Is this your only account?
[ 2012.07.08 01:06:19 ] Message > The Industrials are down. Try inflicting as much damage to the civilian compound before returning to your agent.
[ 2012.07.08 01:06:57 ] Poetic Stanziel > I have two others. One is secret. One I mention on the blog .. Scottish Play.
[ 2012.07.08 01:07:04 ] Viatan Velic > Ah. yeah I actually just noticed that "systems visited" map, mentioning scottish
[ 2012.07.08 01:07:13 ] Poetic Stanziel > I'm outta here. Enjoy your evening.
[ 2012.07.08 01:18:27 ] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : Tararan
[ 2012.07.08 01:18:39 ] SteveMerchant > Poetic Stanziel you bitchmade
[ 2012.07.08 01:18:40 ] SteveMerchant > rofl
[ 2012.07.08 01:18:41 ] SteveMerchant > get dicked