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#165037 10,000

Posted by Zen Tsai on 11 August 2017 - 04:22 AM

I feel a tad guilty for patting myself on the back, but indulge me for a few lines and I'll tell you a story.

 

Tonight I hit 10,000 kills on the RvB Blue KB.

 

When I noticed 10k creeping up, it messed with my head a little to be honest.  Just imagining the time invested in a number like that.  I wondered if I should make a big event out of it or something.  Or should I try to make it a really epic solo kill?  And what's next for me after I hit 10k?  After a short (month) break from Eve at 9,997 kills, I decided to try to get into a PVP rhythm again and put the upcoming number out of my head.  

 

I decided to fit out an active Vexor w/MWD reinforced by Mid-Grade Asklepians and Standard Exile, loaded up the dirty schoolbus yellow Interbus skin, cranked up some Motorhead, and headed straight for Black Rise via Tama.   Fate must have been shining on me because I had a good roam.  

 

Enyo http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945218

Pod http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945217

Enyo again http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945216

Comet corpie http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945215

Enyo arrived late http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945214

 

Algos http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945228

 

After dodging the Algos' blob, I ran into a 13-man Eve Uni frigate fleet and decided to give it a go.  I managed to string them out a bit from the acceleration gate at a Medium and fought it out with them.

 

Merlin http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945224

Merlin http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945223

Incursus http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945222

Rifter http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945221

Tristan http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945220

Merlin http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=945219

 

The rest bailed.  

 

[02:56:48] Zen Tsai > gf

[02:56:49] Argonis Loken > I burnt out my guns like 2 volleys before you were dead mate

[02:57:11] Zen Tsai > Luck counts too :)

[02:57:24] Argonis Loken > Seriously though, good shit

[02:57:28] Zen Tsai > o7

[02:57:36] Zen Tsai > 12% hull

 

So yeah, that was fun.  Gave me the full-on shakes, and I'm really happy that Eve Uni was involved. 

 

Thank you RvB for all of the amazing content you have treated me to over the years. 

 

 


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#164317 CSM AT Commentators Predict RvB VICTORY in AT Feeder Match!

Posted by Zen Tsai on 06 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

"I certainly wouldn't give (Requiem Eternal) the edge over RvB."  -Apothne

 

"Yeah, and I think everyone here is going to put their money on Red versus Blue." -Jintaan

 

"Oh yeah, for sure.  *sniff*" -Apothne

 

"They're going to threaten to make you seriously consider your chances if you are a top tier team." -Jintaan

 

https://youtu.be/cgiEjShZH3w?t=5264

 

 


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#164067 Spontaneous Battleship Roam: Rapper and Golem down

Posted by Zen Tsai on 28 April 2017 - 01:50 PM

I had planned to welp another Tempest in Black Rise last night and decided to see if anyone else was interested in coming along.  Horus Lupracal Lupracal was the first to answer the call as he had similar plans, bringing a 'Geddon.  Then Rivisa joined with his Dominix and a few others joined with cruisers, destroyers, and frigates. 

 

Osprey Navy http://purple.rvbeve...&kll_id=1063775 was our first victim.

 

Then we ran into a small Exodus. gang including Sleipnir and Oracle who didn't quite know what to do with us.  While they were circling at 100km, I managed to MJD in front of their Sleipnir and land scram.  http://purple.rvbeve...l_id=1063776  I'm still on a high over that jump.  After the Sleipnir went down we played cat and mouse with them for a few more minutes until they gave up and left.  Apparently the Sleipnir pilot, Cpt Blastahoe, is an Eve-famous rapper.  https://soundcloud.c...q=cpt blastahoe

 

A bit later we caught a Golem in a Large.   We weren't sure we could break his tank and called in Light Red Unicorns who were bringing 2 carriers and a dread.  Before they could arrive though the pressure of our 5 heavy neuts ran his batteries out and he died.  http://purple.rvbeve...l_id=1063782  We split the loot.

 

After that we engaged a Spaceship Bebop fleet and they dropped a Nidhoggur on us, killing two of our four battleships (Nikolai had brought in another 'Geddon at this point).  http://purple.rvbeve...l_id=1063789  http://purple.rvbeve...kll_id=1063790  Then a Templis CALSF fleet of 20 Daredevils w/Deacon support showed up like an angry swarm of wasps to avenge their lost Golem and barely missed catching my Tempest.  They camped us in, so we decided to call it a night.

 

Wins: ~2.6 billion ISK

Losses: ~1 billion ISK

 

After insurance, a cheap-fit BS only costs around 100-150m ISK to lose and can provide a lot of content.  That's about the same as losing a T2D.  I'd like to do more of these roams in the future. 

 

 


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#164018 nipples have come to the pvp game...to write

Posted by Zen Tsai on 21 April 2017 - 07:33 PM

Quick background... I was messing around in a Tempest and these Russians tried cutting me off by camping my out gate.  They brought Tempest, Tengu, and Scythe.  Gotta love MJD.

 

 

eDC18KU.jpg

 

I was unable to translate, even with Google's help.  But then again it looks like a fluent Russian speaker in local was also baffled.  


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#163880 How-To: Steal Great Fits!

Posted by Zen Tsai on 18 March 2017 - 05:20 AM

Finding a good fit for a particular ship can be challenging if you aren't interested in building your own from the ground up.  The meta is constantly changing, so while fits you find in corp fittings and on the Eve University Wiki can be a good start, they are often outdated.  At the very least, you probably won't be seeing any of the latest and greatest fitting ideas.  So what's an aspiring EFT warrior to do?  Easy, go to the killboards and steal a great fit from someone who has been using your preferred hull to kill lots of other ships.

 

To find a good Incursus fit using the RvB Killboard

  1. Go to http://rvbeve.com
  2. Click on Blue Republic Killboard (or Red Fed)
  3. Click Search
  4. Click Advanced Options
  5. Enter Incursus in the Destroyed Ship field
  6. Look for Pilots you recognize in the red fields
  7. Click on losses to check the fit

 

To import a loss from RvB KB to Eve

 

  1. Click the loss
  2. Select EFT Fitting
  3. Click on the fit that pops up
  4. Use Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C to copy it to clipboard
  5. Go to Eve
  6. Open Fitting Window
  7. Click Import & Export (bottom left corner)
  8. Click Import from Clipboard

 

For Zkillboard, to find good Incursus fits

  1. Go to https://zkillboard.com/
  2. Type Incursus (for example) into the Search Window.
  3. Click Top > Monthly Top
  4. Select one of the Top 10 Pilots
  5. Select Losses in his killboard
  6. Look for his Incursus losses

 

To Import a loss from Zkillboard to Eve

 

  1. Click the loss
  2. Select Export > EFT
  3. Click on the fit
  4. Use Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C to copy it to clipboard
  5. Go to Eve
  6. Open Fitting Window
  7. Click Import & Export (bottom left corner)
  8. Click Import from Clipboard

 

You can also use this method to find ships using a particular weapon system.  Just type the weapon you are looking for into the Zkillboard search window, or enter it into the "Destroyed Item" field in the RvB Killboard.  (Note:  On the RvB KB, it is easier to use *s instead of typing the whole thing out exactly.  For example *railgun* will bring up all items with railgun in the name.)

 

This video explains how to use Zkillboard as explained above.  It also has some great hints for figuring out what the chosen fit is capable of killing.

 

 

Once you have a fitting you like, you can have it fit and ready to fly in less than a minute using the Multifit feature.  

 

STEP-BY-STEP MULTIFIT INSTRUCTIONS

 

1.   Dock at Jita 4-4 Caldari Navy Assembly Plant station.
2.   Copy the fitting you choose to your clipboard (in Windows/etc.). *
3.   Open your fitting window in game.
4.   Select "Import & Export" in the bottom left-hand corner of the fitting window.
5.   Select "Import from Clipboard".
6.   Click "Simulate" on the Fitting Management window.
7.   Click "Fit Ship..." in the Fitting window.
8.   Hover over "Missing ships and/or equipment" and select "Buy All".
9.   Click "Buy" in the "Buy Items" window.
10.  Click the Refresh button on the left of the Multifit window.
11.  Click "Fit Ships"  (Be sure "Fit Rigs?" is checked).
12.  Make your new ship active from your Ship Hangar!
13.  Don't forget to insure!
14.  Go get blown up, rinse, repeat.

 

* Copy any fit you simulate in game to Windows clipboard using the bottom left corner "Import and Export" menu

 

Good Hunting!

 


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#163851 Memento Mori 7

Posted by Zen Tsai on 12 March 2017 - 01:57 AM

Thank you to everyone who came out, and my apologies for not getting everyone killed in the final moments. 

 

We got some great kills!  Around 20 total, with the following highlights:

 

Goon Tengu, during bio before we even set out!  http://red.rvbeve.co...l&kll_id=935708 (1.3b)

...and his pod https://zkillboard.com/kill/60707306/(Not showing up on RvB KBs yet.  700m)

DD http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=931430 (100m)

Pen Is Out Harby http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=931442 (100m)

Russian SFI http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=931446 (100m)

...and his pod http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=931447 (800m)

Jackdaw http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=931431 (100m)

No Handlebars 'Geddon http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=931448  (250m)

LRU Prophecy http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=931450 (100m)

...and his pod http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=931451 (1.4b)

+ Bellicose, Vexor, Jackdaw, Stabber (200m)

 

Total kills: 5.15 billion ISK

Total losses during the roam:  A Thrasher.  (Edit: Oh and the Brutix which got caught by a Phoenix who chased us, and a Taranis.)

 

Special thanks to our Augoror pilots who did an amazing job for crap pay.  Thanks to Nitro for keeping the logi chain together.  Also special thanks to our wonderful scouts, including Rivisa and Steal who also brought links and ECM, two critical roles.  Also, thanks to Red for taking FC while I was away and providing excellent suggestions.

 

We had 29 people show up, which was not bad considering Spectre Fleet was running as well as a "Kill the Titan" event.

 

Hold onto your ships folks.  We'll be taking that armor comp out again soon.

 


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#163800 2017 RvB Plated MWD Fleet Comp

Posted by Zen Tsai on 28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM

Concept

 

Alpha-friendly fleet doctrine relying on omni-tanked high-resist armor buffer supported by Armor Bursts and T1 cruiser logistics.  All ships use a Microwarpdrive for propulsion.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own variations of doctrine DPS ships as long as they are plated, MWD, short-range high DPS.  Interceptors and at least one armor burst T2D are mandatory.  1/4 to 1/3 of ships should be Augorors.  Omega fits should be chosen over Alpha when possible.  Cruisers > Destroyers > Frigates unless otherwise specified.  One or two EWAR ships with preference for Blackbirds round out the comp.

 

Strategy

 

Roam from gate to gate using heavily tanked frigates or interceptors to land initial tackle on targets chosen by our fleet size and strength.  Fleet is called in once tackle is made.  Losses are kept at a minimum due to logistics and EWAR.  Insurance, low ship cost, and maxed-Alpha-friendly fits keep sustainability high.  Preference for maxed-Omega variations keep the fleet from falling to the lowest denominator for DPS/tank.  

 

Fits

 

See the bio of Maquis d'Sade in-game for doctrine fits.

 

Tactics

 

DPS

 

All DPS ships should be flown extremely aggressively, approach targets with Microwarpdrive on, turning it off and overheating DPS once they bounce off the primary.  Attention should be focused on applying tackle & MAXIMUM DPS to the primary, broadcasting for reps when primaried, and getting tackle on secondary targets, in that order.   Do not orbit target until you are primaried; approach (or keep at range at your optimal).  Overheat guns on first primary at a minimum, but be sure not to burn them out.  Frigates and destroyers should  tackle other ships within scram range once it is clear that the primary is tackled by cruisers.  Cruisers tackle the primary until it is dead.  Destroyers should NOT leave max DPS optimal range of the primary until it is dead.  Frigates are cleared to burn at and tackle secondary targets if the primary is going down fast.

 

Logistics

 

Cap Chain Notes:  Augorors use their Squad members list in Fleet window (which is organized alphabetically) to determine their "one up" and "one down".  Your "one up" is the pilot above you on the list.  Your "one down" is the pilot below you on the list.  The list starts over at the top once it reaches the bottom.  All Augorors should put one Capacitor Transfer each on their "one up" and "one down" to establish the "cap chain".  If the LC calls for the Augorors to "cap" a specific target or targets during a fight, the Augorors should remove the cap transfer from their "one down" to provide combat cap as required.  All Augorors cap their "one up" at all times.

 

Sensor Booster Notes:  Omega Augorors are equipped with one Sensor Booster and one Remote Sensor Booster and two sets of Scan Resolution, Targeting Range, and ECCM scripts.  Augorors should default to loading ECCM scripts into both Sensor Boosters, remote and local.  If LC calls for logi to "ReSebo each other" Omega Augorors should ReSebo their "one up".  If Augorors are being Sensor Damped, all Augorors load both Targeting Range scripts.     All Augorors run their Sebos with ECCM at all times unless being damped.  If fleet is gate camping, Omega Augorors can ReSebo in-corp interceptors or long-point frigates using Scan Resolution scripts to decrease targeting time.  They can also ReSebo in-corp interceptors during a fight to increase their chances of catching enemy pods. NOTE:  ReSebo'ing (or repping) fleet members NOT in the Augoror pilot's corporation makes the Augoror suspect.

 

Unattended orbit:  One tactic is for the LC to set up an orbit on the fight and focus on repping.  All Augorors orbit the Logistics Commander (LC) at 500m, MWD on.  LC should use MWD to get to an orbit on the FC between 30 and 50km ASAP and MWD should be left ON unless an Augoror gets scrammed.  Cap chain will sustain full reps and MWDs on indefinitely.  This leaves the LC free to respond to requests for reps instead of manually flying.  LC can check sporadically to make sure they're not flying out of range or straight into enemy DPS.  Any Augoror that gets scrammed should say so on comms immediately.  "Zen in the Augoror is being scrammed by the Malediction."  Remaining Augorors should continue to orbit with MWD on until 30km from the tackled Augoror then slow down to keep it in rep range.  LC should call for ECM (Jams) on the specific ship scramming the Augoror.  Once free, the Augoror catches up to LC by turning MWD back on immediately.

 

EWAR

 

Blackbirds and other EWAR ships should orbit the Logistics Commander (anchor) at 500 if in doubt, using MWD when needed to keep up.  ECM (Jams) should be directed at enemy logistics, enemy EWAR, and switched immediately to anything tackling a friendly Augoror.  Sensor Dampeners (Damps) should go on enemy logistics, enemy EWAR, and enemy snipers with targeting range dampening scripts loaded.  Scan resolution damps can be used on Battleship targets.

 

 

Ship Distribution (only available to current RvB Members)

 

1.  Find the character Maquis d'Sade (no R in Maquis) in-game and view bio.

2.  Click on fits in Maquis' bio to "Show Fitting".

3.  Click on the "Simulate" button on bottom of fitting.

4.  Carefully inspect the fit to be sure all modules are online and your Power Grid and CPU are not blinking red.

5.  "Start Conversation" with Maquis and drag the fit you have chosen into the convo window.

6.  Maquis will open a trade window to you in Liekuri, Spacelane (top) station.

7.  If you can afford it, kick in 30 million ISK for a DPS cruiser, 10m for a Destroyer, 5m for frigates.  Augs are free.

8.  Insure your ship if it is not already insured.

 

 

 

 


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#163776 In a logi twirl in a Zen Tsai world...

Posted by Zen Tsai on 26 February 2017 - 01:55 PM

ROFL!  Now that song is stuck in my head.  :P

 

Thanks to everyone who came along, especially the logi pilots, who all did an amazing job.    

 

As we set out, someone commented that we should avoid RDRAW, and I agreed wholeheartedly.  So what did we do?  Fought RDRAW of course who were roaming in Caracals, and then had a rematch and fought them again after a reship. crushing them both times and holding the field even after logi on both sides had been slaughtered.  To be fair, RDRAW brought a very fair fight which was a nice change.  We landed on the gate with them and took the fight even though they were already set up, but we still managed to beat them and hold the field.  Good fight!  No, GREAT fight, one of the best in a long time for me.

 

Killing the REVOLUTION Dominix and Tempest was lovely too, and snagging the Oneiros who came late to the party was a good dessert.  Zero losses.

 

Also, I must point out that we went toe-to-toe with Snuffed in their backyard.  First, we rang the dinner bell by killing one of their T2 haulers.  A few minutes later....  Hell yes we're tackling that Snuffed Thanatos on the gate!  They took their sweet time forming up as we whittled at the Thanny, but when they finally showed up it was 6 capitals + support.  We lost a Vexor.  Then on our way out of their homeland, killed a Snuffed VNI.  Final tally with Snuffed?  300 million ISK+ killed, 30 million lost.  Killboards are green.

 

In all, I have to say I love this comp.  Decent resists bolstered by boosts supported by logi.  Every ship in the comp (except the Command Dessie and Interceptor, both critical) is Alpha compatible and cheap with something for everyone.  Free ships were given out, some were sold at around cost, and some were brought from outside.  It LOOKS kinda like a kitchen sink fleet because Alpha restrictions force us to fly some a-typical hulls for a pure armor comp.  The tricky part for the comp is managing a logi wing fitted with MWD instead of AB.  You can burn out of range very quickly if you get distracted by, say, people broadcasting for reps.  Makes the Logi Commander's job harder.  The good news is that the cap chain will feed the MWDs even if they get left on by accident and the extra speed is a surprise to an enemy fleet that wants to burn at the logi wing in cruisers.

 

So yeah, hold onto those ships guys!  We will be pulling this comp out of the drawer again very soon.

 


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#163626 RDRAW not caring so hard.

Posted by Zen Tsai on 20 January 2017 - 10:07 PM

Spoiler

 

So to reiterate, RDRAW thinks RvB should get back to our roots, not that we "bother them at all" killing them all day in low sec, but what's the point because we're dead. 

 

Salt detected.


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#163584 The Mystery of the Sleeping Sleipnir

Posted by Zen Tsai on 10 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

So Nikolai gets a short break between real life and the demands of RvB command, and joins the leftovers of our previously glorious fleet as things are winding down.  Unfortunately, there's nothing we can shoot with three dessies and a 'ceptor.  I mean, there's this Pen Sleipnir hanging 200km off this gate here... But duh, Pen.  Sleipnir.  No chance of breaking the tank, certainly not before this obvious trap is sprung.

 

But you know Nik.  "Never not take the bait."  And besides, his time's limited and he wants some action, so off we go.  We fail to "double jump" to it and so burn up to it the old fashioned way and start shooting.  Any second now, it's going to start shooting back... Annnnny second now.... Why's it not shooting?  Well, any second now it will turn on its active tank, and laugh at us.  Annnnny second now... Why's it not repping?

 

Who leaves a Sleipnir AFK off a gate in low sec?  Penis Out does, apparently.

 

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923726

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923725

 

The gate guns must have been from a prior engagement, because he wasn't taking them as he died.


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#163572 The Bait that Wasn't - Pirates Little Helper ftw

Posted by Zen Tsai on 07 January 2017 - 03:38 AM

We had been hunting for an hour in our 7-man gang of 3 AFs, 'Ceptor, Keres, Thrasher, Condor and were having a hard time finding anything engageable.  We had reached our 11-jump destination of Aivonen and had docked up for a bio.  When we came back I undocked to check d-scan.

 

Two Procurers on scan.  Possibly at one of two belts.  So our 'Cepter pilot rivisa undocks and we each warp to one of the belts, me in a Keres.  I was the lucky one and landed on grid with the two Procurers.  They had mining lasers activated.  But it's bait.  Of course.  So I start poking at them, trying to get them to spring the trap.  Drones come out, but they're Hob 1s.  I'm not really watching d-scan while manually piloting and *whoosh* in comes the trap.  Two Caracals and a Vexor.  I'm a good 50km off of them all, so I'm not in a huge hurry to leave.  I just pull a little range and look for a reaction.  But there's none.  They're not chasing me.  I start looking at these guys and every one I check is a legit carebear!  The Procurer pilots, and their security, all have typical carebear killboards.  Still, two Caracals + Vexor is dangerous as hell to our little gang. 

 

But I gotta poke the bear.

 

So I come into Keres long-point range and point one of the Caracals to see what they'll do, fully expecting to have to run like hell when the RLMLs and Warrior IIs are put to use.  The Caracal who is pointed starts shooting back, but I'm taking almost no damage.  So I call for the fleet to undock and warp to me.  When they land, the two Retrievers, Vexor, and other Caracal all warp off.

 

Caracal - http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923483

 

Please, take a moment to look at that fit.

 

So we all warp to the station, and they're inside.  A couple of us undock, and the carebears undock and aggress us immediately because we are all suspect.  We dock, and undock again. 

 

And that's when they all warped to the sun.

 

Yes, you heard right, the two Procurers, Vexor and Caracal all warped to the sun.  We followed, warping at 50 so I could point something no matter what and they are all sitting at zero.  On the sun.  Drones out and ready to rumble.  It was like sharks falling on a family of whales.  And the whales are yelling "Come at me bro!"

 

Caracal - http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923486

 

Vexor - http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923484

 

Procurer - http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923485

 

Procurer - http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923489

 

Pod - http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923488

 

Our good friends at Light Red Unicorns had noticed all the blood in the water, namely "a RvB gang + Procurers at the sun WTF?!?"

 

roguearmadillo landed with us in his Vexor and I said, "Don't shoot the newly-arrived Vexor guys....He *might* be friendly".  Sure enough, rogue comes into comms, so we fleet him and he helped with the last Procurer.

 

Make sure to take a look at the Caracal and especially the Vexor fit.  And take note of their corp name, "The Reavers."  If you're a Firefly fan (and who isn't) then this is hilarious.

 

Here's their corp description: 

 

Spoiler

 

Good stuff!

 

Note:  This was the first roam I have ever used the "Pirates Little Helper" Eve tool, and it was AWESOME.  This tool allowed me to immediately see that all of these guys were carebears with a single copy all to clipboard.  Being able to quickly ascertain that this was really a gang of carebears made the fight possible.  I highly recommend this tool to anyone flying solo or small gang in low sec.

 

http://eve-plh.com/#/home

 

This tool has been out for years and I've always been hesitant to try it for fear of malware and/or CCP's wrath.  But honestly, if it had issues, everyone would know about it by now.  The executable is intentionally not obfuscated so it can be decompiled, and CCP has not dubbed it an exploit because all it does is monitor your clipboard.  Nothing wrong with that.  No hooks into the UI etc.

 


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#163537 RDRAW gets upset at loss and Hotdrops our Cruisers

Posted by Zen Tsai on 04 January 2017 - 03:02 AM

We managed to get a good fight with RDRAW tonight after we played cat and mouse with them for a bit.  Febreezio Donghammer was FCing.  It started with an RDRAW Talos sitting on gate where Zen Shura in a VNI and Zen Tsai in a Caracal had just jumped into.  We held cloak and discussed it, and decided to go for it even though the rest of the fleet was a jump away.  Zen Shura decloaked first in the VNI and aggressed the Talos who aggressed back, alpha'ing hard.  As soon as the Talos was pointed, Zen Tsai decloaked with only seconds left in the gate cloak, and we poured on the DPS while our fleet rushed in.  An RDRAW Cynabal, Catalyst and Vexor jumped into the fight as well.

 

Talos http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923019

Catalyst http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923019

Vexor http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923021(Cyna got away because Vexor was closer.)

 

We took no losses. 

 

So they ran back and "upshipped a bit" with BCs, Megathron, and a Falcon.  We're taunting them in local and making plans to skip the fight when naPasic offers to bring his Moros.  Let's fight!

 

Febreezio booshes something off a gate, and the fight was on.  naPasic is in system in his Moros, and says, "In warp" to the tackler on comms.  Everything was going according to plan. 

 

That's when RDRAW popped the cyno.  Literally the second naPasic said he was in warp.  In comes a Nidhoggur, etc.  Down goes our tackler.

 

Stork http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=923022

 

So we're all waiting for the inevitable "I'm tackled" from naPasic in his Moros.  BUT NO!  He cancelled his warp in time, denying RDRAW the carrier kill!

 

RDRAW was so pissed after the whole ordeal, they stayed on the Oshaima gate in Hysera for an hour (and counting).

 

After all was said and done, their hotdrop on the Stork managed to cancel out their Talos loss.  However, they lost quite a few other ships, including an Omen Navy we got earlier.  So, we emerged ISK-positive.

 

Some local smack, before the hotdrop:

 

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#163232 The Winter War 2016

Posted by Zen Tsai on 05 December 2016 - 02:04 AM

naPasik edited the video of the BS fight and mailed it out to Blue Republic

 

 

Awesome!


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#163155 Talos Shennanigans

Posted by Zen Tsai on 28 November 2016 - 06:22 PM

I was out messing around solo in a dual-web armor Talos, when I warped to the top station in Rakapas.  There were a lot of Black Fox Marauders in local, but I was bored after not getting a fight for 30 minutes or so.  Hoping to score a quick kill and run, I open fire on a flashy Algos sitting on the undock.  I had to burn to him to get within scram range, and so I had to slow down before my guns started applying.  During those few seconds a Vagabond undocked and immediately aggressed me as the Algos docked.  Lucky for me he burned in to me, and a few seconds later, with help from the station guns, he was toast.

 

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=917503

 

I was so thrilled with the outcome that I failed to warp off immediately and was tackled by a Megathron who had undocked.  I tried to double-web him and slowboat out of his scram range, but more Black Fox ships undocked and aggressed, crushing any chance of escape.

 

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=917504

 

Still, I couldn't be happier with the trade.  A 250m ISK T2 cruiser with 20m insurance return VS a 105m T1 BC with 65m ISK insurance return.  I'm not sure this is why he was selling all of his fit ships a few hours later when we roamed back into Rakapas, but he was, even pasting a jpg of his hangar to local to show what he had tor sale.  Maybe it was the fact that he forgot his Blue Pill and his Pith repper failed to drop.  Who knows.

 

The Talos never fails to entertain.  It's shocking how excited people are to aggress one under station/gate guns.  I always bring Standard Drop to bump the tracking up and keep at range 6,000 from the primary, as per the Zkill guide. 

 

Previous examples:

 

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=899142

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=899345

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=899151

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=898561

http://blue.rvbeve.c...l&kll_id=898562

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#160495 Killing a PVE Cane (pics included) with Rail Comet

Posted by Zen Tsai on 02 July 2016 - 03:47 PM

So, I log on today and put a low sec fleet up, advertised in corp and community, but no takers after 15 minutes so I'm off solo in my Pulse Zio fit Rail Comet.  I jump into Hysera to start my usual run down the pipe, and first thing I see is a Cane on scan.  I narrow it down to one of the new Serpentis sites and take a gamble that it's not bait, warping in at 10.  When I get on grid, a non-flashy cane is fighting the rats.  I come in and tackle to see if he has webs.  Apparently he does not, so I start orbiting at 7500.  He's actually damaging me so I close in a bit to around 5000 and most of the damage stops.  The rats are shooting me but the AB without web is keeping me alive + the SAAR when things get too ugly. 

 

https://zkillboard.com/kill/54906717/

 

I was having so much fun I couldn't resist taking some pics like a tourist.

http://imgur.com/a/oYOUL

 

 

(PS - The RvB KB won't let me post the killmail.  It errors out when it sees "Angel Cartel Battleship".)

 

Two lessons to take away here.  One:  Join fleet.  Two:  These new sites are bringing carebears into low sec. 


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