Battlereport 31: Lowsec mayhem, ganking and getting ganked

Posted: July 28, 2014 in Battle Reports

Ganking

Ganking is the process in which a group of characters gang up on one or more players that do not have a chance to defend themselves

The Urban Dictonary

 *** Jul 24 ***

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Some of the station crew of the Caldari navy assembly plant at planet 4 moon 4 looked in awe as Stacey and Gabryella made their way across the market. ‘Goods for sale, new Amarr spices and specialty goods from the Aridia region, come and taste them!’, an older lady yelled after scooping some of it out of a large basket and showing it to the girls. Stacey wasn’t interested, she had something else in mind, something that was a bit more sinister than just spices.

‘This should be it.’, Stacey replied when Gabryella asked her if this was the right section of the market. The walls seemed darker and more erratic and the characters walking around most certainly had a past that involved theft or hurting people. They were glancing at the ladies with a suspicious look in their eyes, but again Stacey didn’t mind. She was a chosen one, an immortal being. And the only real threats were other chosen ones. Those who weren’t and were foolish enough to try and hurt her would die for good.

The locks squeaked and clicked and the door opened after Stacey had pounded on it. The man was old, at least in his sixties, but he was big and invited the ladies in without saying a word. Stacey watched him and tried determining if she could take him down or not when things would go south. Judging by the size of his arms he could probably punch her out in one blow, but she knew Gabryella was fast and would probably evade the next ones to slowly wither him down.

Not that they had to right now and sweeping aside the thought, Stacey followed the man trough the narrow corridor filled with orders from what seemed other capsuleers. She knew some of them were even wanted. At the end of the hallway more locks squeaked and clicked and several armed men and women ordered them to stand against the wall and spread their legs. ‘No weapons, the girls are clean.’

Being drug ladies themselves they recognized the large amounts of narcotics that were being fabricated. Half naked girls stared at them for a moment, but quickly went back to work and probably saw quite some capsuleers looking for the same items Stacey and Gabryella desired. The woman that had searched them opened up the safe and 8 very old, but gorgeous glass plates came out. ‘Feel free to inspect the reactions’, the women said and gave one to Gabryella. ‘Strong Frentix Booster Reaction … these are the ones we ordered Stace, lets take them home.’

 

*** Jul 25 ***

Shoot

Gabryella had fallen asleep with one of the plates under her arm when Stacey got a message from Mal and Bnizzle with the question if she wanted to roam around in lowsec to mess around with the local pirates. Of course she wanted to and after asking what type of ship to bring she went on her way to meet them in her Myrmidon.

Now I haven’t flown the Myrmidon a lot and I might try her a few more times in the future, because I had forgotten all about the war and poor Stacey got caught in Hatakani by a small gang of wartargets. All repairers overheated, but at 5km from the gate she still went boom without ever firing a single shot. A nice start for lowsec mayhem day 1.

BC kills 0 – 1 http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24538900

Wrong place at the wrong time apparently, because these guys were actually hunting for this guy who was yelling in local that they had been waiting for him all along and had finally got him.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24538982

Oh well, lets head back to Jita and buy Stacey a new ship, this time I think I will go for a Brutix. Bnizzle, not yet part of Disavowed., had moved the Brutix to the Stacmon system for me and together with my friends I undocked her. 2 Scythe Fleet Issues and 3 battlecruisers roamed trough the lowsec systems of Blackrise looking for juicy targets. It didn’t take long for us to find one hiding in one of the plexes and Mal warped his Harbinger there while we waited in the other system on the gate.

‘I am tackled by a Stiletto and a Nereus transport. Warp to me, I am going for the Stiletto!’

Our little fleet warped over when Mal told us to cancel warp. Unfortunately we were all in warp already and with the warp being 60 AU long, there was nothing we could do but anxiously wait what we would encounter. It wasn’t pretty. Stacey was greeted by a whole fleet of Caracals and even when she got one of the Caracals to half shields while overheating the Ancillary repairer, the Brutix still died a horrible death.

BC kills 0 – 2 http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24539312

Mal did get the interceptor though, but we got ganked with a capital g.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=24539312

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24539401

I didn’t feel like sending Stacey all the way back to Jita, so I asked Mal if I could borrow one of his cruisers and I could. He had a spare Omen laying around and after tweaking it a bit to provide a little bit more damage we set sail again, but this time in 4 cruiser type ships and Mal in his Crucifier. Not only were they cheaper, but they would provide us fights instead of ganks.

It didn’t take long for us to get a fight. In Ostingele Mal had tackled a Harpy which had an Osprey as backup. When we arrived Mal died, but so did the 30 million isk Osprey. I overheated the pulse lasers and fired at the Harpy, but the assault frigate was too fast and managed to warp off in low shields. We did get all the loots though and gave everything to Mal, who had hopped into another Crucifier. A small victory for us.

In Agoze on the Loes gate things got intersting again. A pirate Myrmidon jumped trough the gate together with a neutral Myrmidon and we were there for them. Both Myrmidon pilots waited while hoping we would engage the neutral Myrmidon and take on the gate guns. We didn’t and instead we focussed on the hostile Myrmidon and pushed it trough the gate back into Agoze.

The neutral Myrmidon warped away and knowing he could not escape the hostile Myrmidon pilot engaged and we opened fire. My fit didn’t have an armor repairer, so I had Stacey orbit the ship at 15km away and spew at it with Scorch crystals in the lasers. Slowly our target went down without any help from his friend. One of my battlecruiser losses got avenged.

BC kills 1 – 2 http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24539708

Hungry for more we went on, when shortly after another member from the Overload Everything corporation jumped in with his Myrmidon. For a moment we thought it was the same guy, but he was not and we pulled the same trick on him. But unlike the fight with the first Myrmidon a big Hyperion battleship from the same corporation had warped in to help out his friend. Projectiles collided with the hull of the poor Myrmidon pilot and lasers slowly carved their way into its structure. I got a bit happier.

BC kills 2 – 2 http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24539735

Mal was our FC and of course we went for the Hyperion next. I figured it was a trap when he repaired his armor at the very last moment, like I have seen in so many pvp video’s, but we didn’t care. We were in cruisers anyway and when a hostile Federation Navy Comet showed up I made him my primary right away. I had to cycle the disruptor from the battleship and by the time I could use it on the frigate he had warped away in deep structure from the firepower of the blue Worm pilot and my drones and lasers hitting him.

The Hyperion had deployed sentry drones and was shooting at me now, but Mal had tracking disruptors fitted on his Crucifier and instead of locking up the Hyperion I focused on the Garde II sentry drones and took a few out. With my armor at 60% and the reactive hardener doing her job by giving the Omen a huge thermal resist against the remaining drones, the Hyperion could do nothing but target someone else.

Things went great and the Hyperion would have died if Minmetaro hadn’t warped in with his Hyperion filled with neutralizers to help out his friend. They wanted me off the field first. Not only was I dealing a lot of EM damage, I had a long point fitted and could kite their damage forever. Even with the capacitor booster fitted I knew Stacey was no match for heavy neutralizers and after aligning towards the station warp was initiated and I told everyone in chat that they should try and get out as soon as possible. Most didn’t and we had lost the fight.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=24539775

Disappointed some of the fleet members left and it was almost time for me to leave too when Mal wanted to take our fleet for a last spin. A Drake battlecruiser with an Osprey as support were killing Federation ships inside a plex and probably thinking that we were not together we were able to catch them. Mal had pointed the Osprey, who was trying to burn away, while I managed to activate the warp disruptor to prevent the Drake from warping away.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24540345

Mal had killed the Osprey, but killing the Drake wasn’t that easy. Not only was it tanked better and shooting us, but the Federation ships he wanted to kill thought we were there to kill them too and had turned their guns against us as well! Bnizzle and Mal had to warp off and while they made their way back even Brock had to warp off, leaving poor Stacey all alone with the Drake pilot, who was spamming missiles at her Omen. The disruptor almost deactivated when the Drake pilot suddenly burned away, but Stacey reacted quickly, approached him, switched the crystals to Multifrequency and turned the battlecruiser into scrap metal. I was finally happy now.

BC kills 3 – 2 http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24540209

After that Mal thought it was a good idea to try and kill a pirate Thorax on a station with his Vexor. But it was a long warp again and with a hostile Ishtar next to us and tons of ships that could undock we hesitated to kill the Thorax pilot, who was burning away rapidly. Eventually I burned over and decided to try and kill him, but it was too late and the Thorax pilot docked up just in time.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24540432

 

*** Jul 26 ***

Omen

Day 2 of the lowsec mayhem went crazy bad again. We had found a couple of frigates inside a plex and while I was on my way towards the plex my friends had killed FilerX his Rifter.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24553965

A crow and Wolf were left at range and I told the guys to warp in at range. Apparently you can’t and when Bnizzle went for them we landed at the plex instead, together with a dozen angry guys that wanted revenge for their Rifter pilot. Stacey wanted to warp away, but she got tackled by a Crow straight away. Needless to say we died a horrible death again and had lost 3 of the 4 cruisers.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24554159

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24554122

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24554277

But it was just a cruiser loss now and the next thing you know Stacey was ganking a poor industrial pilot and my friends thought it would be good idea to gather some kill rights by killing Abraham Asques his pod.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24553770 + 134 mil pod

On top of that a hostile Daredevil with Mey Xing in her Auguror as support thought it would be a good idea to engage us at the gate. Of course not being able to tank the gate guns for long he jumped, leaving poor Mey at 30km from the gate. Stacey being quick at her feet had overheated the microwarpdrive and the disruptor and quickly tackled her while bumping her even further away from the gate. It took awhile to take her down even with the 4 of us, but the gank was smooth.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24554594

Seeing how well we did, the two Hyperion pilots thought it would be a good idea to visit us again. At first there was one and Mal ordered us to warp and engage him. But Stacey had that bad feeling again and waited at the station for the inevitable to happen. And yes. Only seconds later Mal ordered everyone to warp off or jump trough the gate, because the second Hyperion had arrived and started neutralizing everyone. Brock however had been caught several kilometers away from the gate and being warp scrambled and webbed had no chance of surviving the onslaught.

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=24554459

In the end we killed way less ships than we lost, but the fun we had in return was great. Sometimes it is good to get away from the wormhole life and especially now that I heard Disavowed. is going to find a new wormhole again, which involves lots of moving around with ships and items. I am so happy I never found the time to move anything into Redrum, but I promise that I will move some ships into the new wormhole and maybe if Stacey or Gabryella, who are both expert drug manufacturers, get the right roles I might even set up my drug lab again.

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