Saturday morning I woke up with a feeling somewhere between excited and nervous.
I knew we were going to start this tournament as one of the outsiders. Mainly because we are all relatively young characters but also because we are in fact 90% off our time playing the solo game in small frigates.
So we lacked the genuine small fleet experience that alot of other contenders where known for.
Especially the guys we were facing on our first match.
45 minutes before our match started our team captain was prompted with the ban box.
We got hit directly in the face because they banned out what we had prepared for our first match.
So we got to shuffle a bit in our other setups this because Bogdan, one of our more high SP characters, was in a car crash and was not released from the hospital yet.
So we went with a comp we weren’t comfortable with and with 2 points short because we couldn’t fill it up with the pilots we had.
We got moved a few minutes before the start of our match and as we warped to the arena our opponents appeared on d-scan. Revealing what looked like an ideal counter to our setup.
We went in the match giving our best but made a few mistakes and were overclassed by our opponents stong setup and piloting resulting in a flawless victory for them. Well done Gerodian.
After the match ended we stayed on teamspeak figuring out what we would do the next day.
We were not certain yet that bogdan would make it for the 2nd match so we came up with a totally new fleetcomp entirely with pirate ships. If we would go out we would go out in style.
Normally I would have flown the Immolater, this is a special edition pirate rookie ship. When we were about to get moved we hear they were not allowed.
So I had to scramble to get another 2 point ship ready. It was a merlin that apparently had armor damage from before. But I couldn’t see it because I had not undocked yet.
It was kind of a moral drop that we were not a complete pirate ship fleet but in fact the merlin was a tad better then the rookie ship.
We allready had received our bans. This time we could go on with our setup. So all was good.
They banned first and banned a ship that we would have banned aswell so we were able to ban a extra ship.
We were highly encouraging eachother and trying to keep the conversations as light as possible to relieve some of the stess.
We got moved 5 minutes prior to our game and had to wait a bit longer on the arena before our match started.
This gave us some time to work on our gameplan. We made a list of our primaries so everyone knew beforehand what was the next to go down.
All went smooth their 2 logi frigs got tackled almost instant and went down really fast.
We went for the sacrilege before the prophecy and that was a good call because the prophecy was a bait ship that was hugely overtanked.
Dolan and fozzie were kind of mocking the last armageddon of our opponents for not using drones and/or picking some up but I can guarantee you that he had his sentries on our machariel and on the cynabal.
Everyone did their job very well and this resulted in a win.
Right now we’re working on our next match. Lest’s hope it goes as good as our last