Biða Fjǫrlag

Curious about how to kill some time in New Eden while you wait out your Jump Clone timer… maybe give mining in a bait fit Retriever a go and see how many gank attempts you can foil?

After jumping clone to High-Sec to inject some skills I got really bored and spent a few hours killing time mining yesterday in a tanky Retriever and managed to foil three gankers; Ganker #1, Ganker #2, Ganker #3. The second fella was the hardest of the three, he must have been the highest skilled of the lot, had me down to 25% structure before CONCORD got him. These were all solo gank attempts, I figure this ruse will only last a little while and the more serious gankers will catch on to the game I’m playing and at some point will either double/triple up on me or just not try at all.

I think the fit I’m using may stand up to two lower skilled gankers, maybe even one lower skilled – one higher skilled, but there is no chance of it surviving three gank fit Cats – for those interested here’s the fit I’m mining with:

[Retriever, Rockhammer]
Damage Control II
Reinforced Bulkheads II
Reinforced Bulkheads II

Medium Ancillary Shield Booster, Cap Booster 50

Strip Miner I
Strip Miner I

Medium Transverse Bulkhead I
Medium Transverse Bulkhead I
Medium Transverse Bulkhead I

Acolyte II x5

With all V’s she’s got over 25,000 EHP, reps 109 EHP/s with an overheated MASB (you better be overheating!) and kicks out 87 dps with the Acolyte II’s. Fully fit she will cost you around 40,000,000 ISK – she doesn’t mine very efficiently though and it is highly improbable you’ll make even 10,000,000 ISK per hour with her so if you don’t lose her you have the possibility to make back that investment in about 4 or 5 hours.

She’s maybe not the wisest investment but if you’ve got some ISK to burn and occasionally some time to kill then she can be an entertaining way to kill that time – it is fun to watch those gankers, fully expecting another easy Retriever kill, get shot down by CONCORD while you’re still on grid with them.

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Haf Víl Ætla

Between CODE. and Goonswarm Federation there are ships getting exploded all over the place, Hek and it’s neighboring Systems have been a centrum of Ganking activity lately.

CODE. has been camping the Uttindar gate, usually using neutral pilots for scouts and a couple of pilots in Machariel’s to bump freighters out of alignment, they then undock their Ganking fleet and come take out their ‘hostage’. I camped out the Uttindar gate in the Hound quite a bit over the past week and assisted CONCORD in providing their retributive justice.

Last night Goonswarm Federation was having a Ganking carnival in Nakugard with neutral scouts, scanning ships, and two Ganking fleets. They were taking out mission runners as well as the miners in the Ice Belt and they have adjusted their tactics with the use of two fleets. The first fleet comes in and takes out their ‘main’ target with the second fleet coming in shortly after looking for ‘Anti-Gankers’ and to clean up the mess.

I was helping CONCORD out in Nakugard last night and after one of Goonswarm’s successful Ganks wasn’t paying close enough attention and managed to get myself Ganked in the process. I must have come too close to a wreck or glacial mass and got de-cloaked and I didn’t notice – it took just a few short seconds for Warr Akini to have me locked up, shot up and ejected out into my pod.

 

Lesson of the evening… “Be mindful of your environment.”

Motto of the evening… “This is EVE ~ Shipwrecks happen!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Fylgja Lǫgsǫgumaðr

Spent last night hanging with some mates helping the Police respond to criminal activity in Hek and it was a busy night for CONCORD. We had scads of fun joining in on CONCORD’s destruction of some High-Sec parasites.

The CODE. bunch don’t seem to get our motives they think we’re trying to save everyone but that’s not the case – we don’t particularly care who they kill, those parasites are content for us – but when it happens we sure do enjoy the Anti-Gank. I did manage to help CONCORD destroy a few criminals last night; Catalyst, Catalyst and a Moa but I’m not sure if we saved any miners?

Now while CONCORD does not punish pilots with a Suspect Flag they also do not interfere with pilots who do punish those with a Suspect Flag and poor Jinn Khaleesi was out looting wrecks in Hek last night and got our attention a few times… Vexor, Capsule, Probe, Capsule.

 

I had a fun night with the mates!

 

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Logn Veiðr

Spent my EVE time yesterday hunting.

I started the session out in “Veiðimaðr”, scanned down and jumped into a Class 3 Wormhole. Spent some time cloaked up wandering around seeing if there was any activity, no joy, then scanned down and identified all the Cosmic Signatures in the System. Marked a few other Wormholes and found one Central Serpentis Survey Site. I decided to camp out for a bit so made a perch about 45km off all the hackable cans and waited… and waited… and waited…

I was in the C3 for just over an hour, I passed the time by browsing with the IGB and would hit D-Scan every so often to see if there were any Probes in system. Eventually I got bored so tore back home, re-shipped into my Cheetah then went back in and hacked the site. Will have to try that hunting tactic another time.

After that uneventful hunt I thought I’d try my first go with the 20 frigate plan so activated “Banahǫgg Spá I” and went for a long roam through some Low-Sec Systems – again no joy.

I was passing through Hek on the way back to my Low-Sec staging home so thought I’d see if the icebelt in Nakugard was getting any activity so re-shipped again into “Naglfar – RAGE™” and headed that way. There were a few miners there, none in any really soft targets but there were a couple of Retrievers working the ice. I set up a little bit below them so I was within range of my launchers and started the waiting game again. D-Scan was showing a Thrasher and a Catalyst in system so I didn’t think it would be too long before someone got the Ganking itch and I was correct. It was maybe a ten minute wait before Mr.Kryz Keedra arrived at the icebelt in his Catalyst and started approaching Josie Peppers’ Retriever. After he fired and got his Criminal flag I de-cloaked, locked him up, hit him with both ‘Hypnos’ Ion Field ECM I’s to disrupt his targeting and then assigned all my weapons – his Cat went down quickly and there was no miner losses. He logged quickly after this engagement, I don’t think he was expecting anything like that!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gæta

I was out and about the other night when an EVE mate let me know there was a Fleet of Outsourced Logistics Inc. pilots hitting the belts in Hek and Nakugard ganking miners so as I just happened to be passing through at the time I thought I’d re-ship quickly and try to help out CONCORD a little bit.

I docked up at the Hek VIII – Moon 12 – Boundless Creation Factory and jumped into a Hound. That same mate passed along a Hound fit specifically made for this purpose, I call her “Naglfar – RAGE™”.

 

[Hound, Naglfar – RAGE™]
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

1MN Afterburner II
‘Hypnos’ Ion Field ECM I
‘Hypnos’ Ion Field ECM I

Compact Light Missile Launcher, Mjolnir Light Missile
Compact Light Missile Launcher, Mjolnir Light Missile
Compact Light Missile Launcher, Mjolnir Light Missile
250mm Light Artillery Cannon II, EMP S
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II

Small Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I
Small Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I

Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S x710
Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile x2356

 

Hound - Naglfar - RAGE™

 

My mate was mining the icebelt in Nakugard and saw the Outsourced Logistics Inc. Scout pop up in local so I undocked and burned my way there quickly and once in System I cloaked up and warped close to the icebelt. There was a number of miners there, mostly in Skiffs, so I manuevered around and positioned my ship about 30km below them all and set the trap.

It didn’t take long, their Fleet showed up on D-Scan first and then one by one they arrived at the belt as they all warped to their Scout, uncloaking him in the process. They ended up pretty much right on top of my mate which put them all well within range of my weapons – I waited until they fired the first shot and got their Criminal flag then de-cloaked, started locking them all up and spread my weapons amongst them.

There were no miner casualties in this engagement but the Outsourced Logistics Inc. Fleet lost all their ships and I managed to help CONCORD on four of those kills; Cormorant, Cormorant, Thrasher, and a Catalyst.

There is great joy to be had in helping defend High-Sec against those parasites!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam