So I've been stuck fighting injustice IRL, which is far less fun than fighting injustice in fighty shooty spaceboats. Far more paperwork and talking, not enough HIGH OCTANE SPAC BATTALS.
So I've been very pleased to be back in internet space.
And even more pleased to find on my return, that you can now get OVERPRICED VANITY RIFTERS!
So I obviously bought one. It made sense that a fancy Rifter deserved a special fitting, even though it has the same abilities as a normal Rifter. BUT IT NOW COMES WITH ADDED BLACK BITS, WHICH MAKE IT MAGICAL LIKE A SPACE UNICORN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
I'm not going to reveal the fit because at time of posting it's still alive, but I will say its a variant I made on one of my old polic partner SASSY B's fits, and I like it muchly. Despite the fact that I had to make it run away from a merlin :(
Also it's not got any faction, just T2 and named so don't be disappointed if you blow me up and don't get any fancy loot.
It took some time, surprisingly, to get a fight, it took TWO WHOLE DAYS in fact. I should of made battle with an Incursus but PIRAT KORPARATION "THE BASTARDS" PILOT WOULD NOT COME NEAR ME, DESPITE LANDING ON GRID TWICE WITH MY RIFTER WARSHIP!
Eventually my Rifter got christened apprehending a pilot who was ILLEGALLY PILOTING A DESTROYA CLASS VESSAL WHILE INTOXICATED
Refreshed from the warm glow of enforcing justice, I once again took to patrolling the skies in my Rifter Justice Edition today. Metropolis seemed safe until I jumped into Resbroko. where I spotted a SUSPICIOUS LOOKING BRACHER WARBOAT! in a faction warfare plex. I went in to investigate.
As I landed on the acceleration gate, an IMPERAL NAVY SLICA was on my overview, He had just activated the gate and was clearly an AMMARR KRIMINAL off to harass the brave Bracher freedom fighter. THIS I COULD NOT ALLOW!
I landed in the plex in time to see the Breacher escape. Though I was 21km off the slicer when I came out of warp AND THIS IS NOT IDEAL FOR AN AB FRIGAT VS A SLICA.
Purple LAZORS cut deep into my shields, I approached the slicer at an angle trying to reduce the incoming damage, and to my surprise he rocketed off to 45km. Clearly my approach had spooked him a little, and he somewhat overshot his kiting quite drastically.
This is when I had to chose to fight or flee, a slicer could potentially make much violence upon me. HOWEVER I noticed as he burned to range that his point had the range of a tech 2 disruptor. This made me want to stay, as having flown the slicer quite a bit myself, I'm aware how tight it is for CPU, and I gambled that the tech 2 point made it likely that he didn't have a DCU fitted, so if I caught him I could probably melt his boat rather quickly. The downside is though that no DCU meant he was likely nanotastic making him harder to catch.
He burned back in, I heated my AB and went head on at him, hoping to catch him on that pass.
He was super agile, and my tank took a beating in the process. I only had time to make one more attempt to catch him or the fight would of been unwinnable. I burned away from him at full speed, like I was trying to run, as I hit 23km from him I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES, FLIPPED MY RIFTER AROUND AND FLEW AT HIS SHIPS FACE!
I landed the heated point! Then went for the bump so his inertia couldn't take him to safety. Not entirely sure if the bump landed but either way he was locked down, and I unloaded Phased plasma into his hull while pulling into a tight orbit to out track his scorch. My tank however was not in a good place and if he had a DCU or even switched to multi I could still go down. I hit hull first, this was going to be close. BUT IT TURNED OUT MY PREDICTION WAS RIGHT \o/ When his armour fell his hull evaporated in seconds.
AND THE KRIMINAL MADE EXPLODE!
NASHH KADAVRR PIRATE MAN IS HAVING AN EVENT THING!