So, I've been flying patrol rather a lot this last week, trying to get to grips with the changes since I last made patrol, and trying to find war boats that are effective justice enforcers. Battalkruiser attak vessals seem to have lost their edge, and Rifter war boats seem far less powerful comparatively to other frigats. In fact I've had to run Rifters away in hull from a few fights. This is a shame as Rifters and Hurrikans were the staple of my solo patrolling when I last played. HOWEVER JUSTIC MUST ALWAYS EVOLVE TO FIGHT THE KRIMINAL PIRAT MAN Frigate wise I've been having most fun with LAZOR BATTAL BOATS specifically the SLICAR FRIGAT OF SWIFT HONOURABILITY. I've had some fun battals. and lost several that now dwell in SPACE BOAT VALHALLA. Forgive the mixing of killboards, but it seems eve kill is now RUBBISH and only logs a handful of my kills and losses. Yesterday though honourabl space samurai SNIPPSE, contacted me. I used to fly with and make much battal with Snippse back in the day as he's a mighty solo warrior. We talked about the eve changes and he suggested I try the T1 cruisers now. He also generously donated a DIEMOS BLASTER BOAT to the cause of justice that I look forward to losing this week. I had a few Rupture war triangles in Hek so I fitted a shield Ruppy and looked for battal. It didn't last long, and I lost it pretty fast in a fight that I really should of flown far better in, but JUSTIC IS STILL RUSTY! and the enimie flew well and battaled strong. GFGF I fitted a 2nd Rupture, this time with a meaty 1600mm rolled tungsten centre. and logged for the night. A NEW DAY A NEW START FOR WAR TRIANGLES! While roaming today in my armour Rupture I encounted a SYTCH FLEET ISSUE a ship Snippse had suggested to me, so I was eager to asses its WAR CAPABILITIES. I'd jumped into Evati and it was on the gate, so I warped to the nearest planet in hopes of him making pursuit. He did so, but was 100k off me, after a few jumps between planets he landed 30k off me and BATTAL COMMENCED. He was fast enough to suggest a shield fit so my first priority was to land a web scram. However this wasn't an issue, I landed them on the first pass, as he was planning to brawl me down. Our Hobgoblin hindrance drones went to work on each other and he stripped my shield pretty fast. He was boosting quite powerfully so I applied my SMALL NEUTRALIZING DEVICE. This fight was a good old fashioned slugfest at 4k, his 220's were ripping though my armour and it was falling fast. I hit the heat on my guns when his shield hit 50% but the fight was looking to go his way. As my armour hit 20% his tank finally started to break. between his boosts I was ripping huge chunks out of his armour. He hit hull and then shield boosted... I hit hull... His hull stripped to just over 50% he boosted... My hull hit 50%... His hull went to within a sliver of cracking, he boosted My hull hit 25% Tension has high, I had the sun selected to warp my pod out, not that I have any implants loaded but its good practice. then EXPLOSION! THE FLEET SYTCH WAS BLOWN INTO SPAC DUST! JUSTIC PRVAIL! GFGF And much respect to Keldon Ro, the more of us willing to fly solo in fancy boats looking for battal the better place Eve is.