Monday 20 June 2011

Tanking like a Hero

Today I managed to find time for a lil roam in a JUSTIC ISSUE STABBA, kindly donated to the forces of justice by Alice Mariska.
After roaming through Geminite and finding nothing but a UPS gang, which, although I toyed with for a while, proved un-viable to fight as both a FALCAN DISHONOUR BOAT and RAPIER SLOWING VESSAL were brought onto the field.

Eventually. in FDZ4-A I came across A LOITERING PIRAT MAN in a Cyclone 200km off of a station. I burned for the Kriminal , he locked me on my approach, and began splattering ac fire towards me. THIS MAN WAS PREPARED FOR BATTAL. Knowing there was no way I could win a straight up slug fest in the fit i was flying, I decided to kite his gun damage while denting his tank with emp until he was dry on cap boosters.
I settled into a comfortable orbit of 16km utilizing my mwd when needed to maintain range and tackle.


The first challenge came when the enimie hornets were deployed. THESE NEEDED TO DIE!
I was obviously unable to track hornets in tight orbit of my boat. So I had to run my mwd for some time, gaining range and popping them one by one, this took some time as the pirat man was cleverly recycling his drones. This wrecked havoc on my cap, almost allowing him to leave my point range, and also increased my sig so that his HML's the only weapon in his arsenal doing damage to me were hurting ALOT more.


As mentioned earlier the Cyclone's missiles were hitting, although they dont do heavy damage this was a LONG fight where I was doing tankable damage in order to wear down the enimies supply of 800s. This also made this by default a competion of WHO HAS ENOUGH AMMO. The pirates FACTION HEAVY MISSALS eventually took me to peak recharge and would of with some more time beaten my tank.

but then

his faction missile stock was dry \o/ and his damage was manageable. HOWEVER i had already run out of emp, and was mostly through my phased plasma. It looked like the Cyclone pilot may of run out of or low on 800s though, as he was getting occasional armour bleed. As the last of my plasma ammo spat out of my 425s I had one option left
IF I WAS TO PRVAIL LIKE A TRUE MEMBER OF THE HYDRA RELOADED JUSTIC SQUAD. Of course, the Cyclone may well of been baiting me, as he had obviously, from how he had kept his tank at peak recharge been very skilled at cap conservation with his shield booster.

I loaded RF fusion, and closed into range of his scrambler with the simple plan
It seemed he had run out of 800s as hoped and my autocannons ripped chunks out of his armour before melting the Cyclone structure.


P.S. A big congratulations for all of those in my corp and alliance who made a controversial, but well deserved 1st and 2nd place happen in the alliance torny last night. Especially to Laedy who is a hero


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  2. gfgf indeed ....

    This >>> 'proved un-viable to fight as both a FALCAN DISHONOUR BOAT and RAPIER SLOWING VESSAL were brought onto the field.' Made me nearly spit tea everywhere. Great stuff.