Saturday, October 20, 2012
Fweddit - Ain't Got No Sugar For You!
I'm currently on 87 killmails this month. The most I'd ever been on before was 50, back in July. Which doesn't mean anything other than I'm playing more, and participating in more fleets.
And while participating in more fleets, I'm actually losing less ships. So that may mean I'm becoming a better player. Or I'm just not getting primaried as much. We are finding many more fights outside of the usual suspects within the Minmatar.
I'm enjoying Fweddit quite a bit. Which is why I'm more active.
The community is awesome. For such a large corporation, it's damned near drama-free. The only drama I've seen hasn't been on a personal level, just a couple of angry arguments concerning some new cruiser doctrines. Thorax over Rupture. Rupture over Thorax. Some people are just bearing down on the numbers alone, and others want to give them some practice runs out in the field. The theory versus trials debate.
We're not too worried about what will happen come Retribution, with respect to creating some short-term doctrines. That's still a month and a half away. We need some better counters to the Stabber Fleet Issue now. That's the ship the Minmatar have in infinite supply.
Our two Thrasher doctrines are about as good as they are going to get. And we're messing around with a new Drake doctrine, which has been quite promising. But in the cruiser department, we're weak.
We got to take revenge on a dude that destroyed one of our own earlier in the evening. Blingy strategic cruisers are always fun.
We had a frigate and destroyer brawl with EVE University last night. I'm not going to link killmails or battle reports for this one. This was an arranged honour brawl. So the shit-talking gets a vacation.
We were bored. There were thirty of us online. And we wanted to brawl. I noticed that EVE University had a planned ILN (Ivy League Navy) fleet heading out at 01:00, so Bob FromMarketing (our diplomat) and Pinky Feldman got in touch with the University about sending their fleet our way.
I'm going to assume they were talking with Gallastian Khanid, since he was their FC at the time of the fight. During the run-up to the brawl, Gallastian made mention that "it would be cool if you could leave Poetic Stanziel behind. We'll still fight you if he comes along, but everything that comes out of his mouth is shit-talk." Which created a lot of lawls on our comms, Fenrir awarding me with a new medal, and everyone in fleet renaming their ship to Poetic Stanziel.
I don't even know Gallastian. He wasn't in the University when I was there. So, whatever he thinks he knows about me, is on reputation alone. There's a lot of hate for me in the University, though. As Rhollor Lightson so eloquently put it on one of his lossmails: "I hate Poetic Stanziel so much..." I don't take it personally. Folks in the University take internet spaceships very seriously. Any attack on the University is an attack on civilized society.
So we met at the sun. Numbers were reasonably even, though we might have had a few more. The University was mostly filled with newbies. Fweddit was looking forward to the brawl. To give the unistas a fighting chance, rather than have anyone fleet command our fight, Fweddit ran as free-fire. Knowing I'd be a primary, I brought a sniping Cormorant.
I fucked up on my warp in, though. Before the fight, I'd replaced a targeting range script with another scan resolution script, knowing I was going up against mostly frigates. But in doing so, forgot to change my warp-in based on my new decreased targeting range. So I warped 20km outside of being able to target anything. So lost out on targeting a bunch of ships before they went boom! Ended up getting on two killmails, when, if I'd warped in at the right distance, probably could have got on another ten. C'est la vie.
Afterwards, some of the University joined us on our Mumble (joining their's was too much of a pain in the ass, not too mention that I'm banned from their forums, which means banned from their Mumble, everything linked together.) There wasn't much to talk about, in terms of what the University could do better. Our free-fire orders meant that the entire fight was a chaotic mess. It was still a one-sided affair, but there wasn't much to point out that we did that could be recommended. I did notice that they did bring less kitchen-sink and more doctrine, plus they're finally fitting MWDs onto their Thrashers.
It was fun stuff. And hopefully we can brawl each other more often.
After the E-Uni fight, we went on a 30 jump roam of lowsec, eventually ending up in Molden Heath. Pinky, our FC, was looking for a special kind of fight, something we can't find with the Minmatar. It was a pretty quiet roam, and we mostly just chatted on comms about anything under the sun and posted links in fleet chat.
Things got real when we hit Molden Heath. Capital Punishment in system. Battleships on scan. Us in a cruiser-down gang. Pinky had found the fight he'd been wanting. A whelp with meaning. We were going to die, but we were going to take some shit down with us.
It was a fun fight.
The battle report, which doesn't show the two Guardians they had one field. Unfortunately, we had no time to loot. Some good stuff dropped off that Dominix Navy Issue.
The only disappointment. No Sugar Kyle. It's always fantastic when bloggers can get together and show each other their ammo.