I was looking around on the market what types of ships there were available and what could be a suitable ship for me to fly around solo.
I looked into different fittings and different approaches on most frigates to find a fit that I would be most confident to fly with.
I was immediatly sold with the Breacher ship. It was not only in line with my dedent minmatar skills but it also had a good amount of speed and it could field 2 light drones.
Which I think are a very good offence/defence for engaging destroyers.
I messed around with the fittings a bit untill I got a decent kiting ship.
My plan was to use it’s mobility to pick of some capsuleers who wandered to far from their bunch.
It wouldn’t be easy since it is a rather fragile ship so there was going to be some micromanaging involved to make it work.
After insuring the ship (I was pretty much certain it would die soon) I undocked from the high-sec market I do my shopping, and set my onboard navigator for the nearest low-Sec.
I messed around a bit with the locals there. I managed to split of an Oracle from his group but I lacked the DPS to bring it down before support managed to get into damage range.
I always got out of the fight without having to rely on tanking damage. So it seems I might have been a bit fast to disengage.
That might have something to do with the limited amount of ISK I have in my wallet to sustain this lifestyle.
I did however learn alot of new tricks in flying my ship manually around in space.
I’ll keep undocking it and fly around until I can provide you people with a killmail.
Prefferably one I received for killing an enemy and not the other way around.
While flying in a tier 3 battlecruiser fleet with The Nizari we encounted a similar sized long range tier 3 battlecruiser fleet belonging to UNDEAD.
We decided to get a decent warp-in and engage them.
When our cloaky warp-in was in position, we jumped in and warp to the warp-in.
We did not manage to get points because they were aligned and fast to enter warp.
They warped towards the station so we quickly folowed. We managed to point one of there basilisk. It went down in seconds.
At that point they did not have their logi advantage since their cap and rep chain was broken by the basilisk kill.
So they decided to disengage and jump out.
We quickly followed them and jumped right on top of them when they were aligning to warp off gate.
I managed to get a tackle on their Tengu. It went down fast aswell but I got immediatly primaried and lost my stilletto shortly after the tengu went down.
I got into webrange from a rapier and got tackled by a Lachesis. My speed dropped to a mere 200ms/sec so I got killed by 2 naga’s a claymore rapier lachesis and a full flight of warriors II.
I should have kept more range but was so eager on taking point on that tengu that I actually overshot the target and ran into range of their entire fleet.
A lesson learned and one I’ll probably won’t repeat again.
The fleet could take another 3 naga’s 1 claymore and 1 lachesis down on top of the Tengu and basilisk kill.
While losing only 1 Tornado and my stilleto.
I think eve-kill has some issues with reading out battlereports, since it’s never 100% accurate
I managed to fraps the part of the engagement where the tengu was pointed until I went down.
So yeah, opp succes!
So we managed to get a small fleet up. We were only 5 capsuleers strong.
Our fleet composition was:
Stiletto ( me )
We were roaming around the Syndicate region a bit.
We managed to kill a Rifter after the atron pilot managed to get a point on him.
We were jumping around looking for a fight when we found a Brutix hanging round a gate.
I went in for the tackle just to find out that the fight found us.
Local spiked with a fleet jumping in to support their Brutix.
Primary’s were called and their first Brutix started dipping into structure. He died only seconds after.
Next up was the caracal. He managed to warp out because people had to keep range from the Jaguars and Retribution.
Our vexors were taking heavy damage by the opposing fleet and were soon dying into a bright explosion.
We managed to take one Jaguar with us, but we had no dps left on the field to take anything on.
The harpy was tackled and killed. The atron pilot took range and got out.
In the mean time I got aggro from alot of drones, I had to kite them untill I got out of range and got a chance to warp off.
I took 1 hammerhead II with me.
Link to the killmail
( as time of writing, stats were not correct, maybe they will change in time. Efficiency was around 50%)
I managed to fly decent in this engagement.
The only thing I messed up a bit was the Caracal who managed to warp off.
I should have flown to the other side of the field and point from there.
Well, i’m looking forward to another roam anytime soon!
After roaming in Syndicate for over a week now I came across a group of pilots representing a corporation named The Nizari.
They gave me an opportunity to fly with them, an offer that I couldn’t say no to.
I got myself back to Syndicate because I lost my precious slasher to a bubbling sabre and malediction and got podded in the process.
After that I tried to keep up with the fleet. It wasn’t easy because I was not that familiar with the area yet and had some trouble with understanding what was being said.
My communications unit was not setup that well.
Thankfully I had my dotlan service on my onboard monitor to guide me around aswell.
Nothing really happend, I only managed to get a point on a velator that got killed by the guys in the fleet.
At least it’s better then returning empty handed.
I managed to scoop some loot on the road from some wrecks floating around in space.
So all in all it was still a profitable day.
I decided to start a trial with The Nizari and see where it takes me. They seem like a very decent bunch of capsuleers.
Next things I will have to do are getting more skills in my new clone and bringing in new ships to the staging system.
Let’s hope for a good trial and that I don’t have to stay unemployed much longer.
After spending a huge amount of time in my Hound roaming in the Syndicate region for making tactical bookmarks I decided it was time to take a more risky approach.
Flying cloaked disables the use of the Microwarpdrive thus makes your time to get to certain coordinates alot longer.
I brought in my stilletto.
It does not have a cloak, so it’s increasingly vulnerable to attacks. Not to mention it has a non existing tank.
What it does have is a huge amount of speed. It goes around 4k meters per second considering you’re not warp scrambled offcourse. And it has a very small align time that let it get into warp fast.
So it makes evading a gatecamp a bit easier altough you got to be aware of those pilots flying Gallentean recons.
They have a very advanced warp scramble device build in, making there range a lot better.
I’ve made an upgrade to my camera drones making it as of today possible to record what they see and save it to my onboard computer.
It gets synched instantaniously with my station hardware so nothing gets lost in case of sudden destruction of the space vessel.
So if something interesting would happen I’ll post the movie here.
I’ve been running into more hostiles lately, one of them was in a claw and chased me for 5 systems in a row.
I managed to outrun him in 2 occasions where he got in closer then I wanted (around 20k).
But I figured he got a warp scrambler fitted instead of a warp disrupter, so I still managed to align out and get in to warp before he got me pinned down.
In all excitement I did not activate my cameradrones to record it. Hopefully next time I will push the button.
All in all I did not lose any ships and have 1/5th of the whole Syndicate regions systems bookmarked entirely.
I hope there will be a corporation based out of Syndicate that will pick me up anytime soon.
I want these bookmarks to be usefull as soon as possible.
I’m quite happy, it was a productive week.
After I recently became unemployed I was looking into finding new options.
So I ran to the recruitment office in the local station and started selling myself to all corporations/alliances that where on the lookout for new recruits.
After bumping my thread a few times I ran into some nice proposals from some corporations based out of syndicate.
I always heard great stuff about Syndicate. It is called the home of small gang warfare.
So I decided to blow the dust of my good old hound and make my way into the Syndicate region.
I went trought the Harroule pipe straight into MHC-R3. I decided to move a little further and visited the intaki syndicate academy based in 2X-PQG.
I’ve allready encountered a few hostile pirates who locked me up near the station, but I managed to dock up before they could do me any harm.
My instincts told me if I wanted to have a decent chance here to survive I needed to create me some decent tactical bookmarks and gather more intel on the residents of the many systems nearby.
So I headed out and flew around saving precious data into my ships hardware for further use.
I hooked my onboard computer to the Dotlan services and started exploring the Syndicate region.
It was a time consuming task to do all the bookmarks in a cloaked hound. Maybe next time I should bring my Stiletto.
This pretty little ship is still parked in the hangar at the Stacmon Federal Navy Station.
while doing the bookmarks I tried to kill some serpentis soldiers while the systems were empty, I tought it might come in handy to get my security status with CONCORD up a bit, aswell as my personal isk balance.
While doing that even more offers from corporations rolled in my message system. It seems like there is plenty of work to do in the Universe.
Alot of the corporations I spoke to were part of factions militia forces.
It reminded me of my time with the Gallente militia and brought up some bitter memories.
I decided to lay of my final decision making and focus abit more in getting used to being back in space. And finish the huge task of making my tactical bookmarks.
Hopefully a few system will remain empty, my wallet needs a bit of a boost to get my hangar topped up again.
Alot of time I have during the making of the bookmarks results in a fast learning of new skills that I’ll want to practice anytime soon.