Stǫðva Reiði (2015-01-04)

Went for it the other night and set up my first solo drag bubble camp. I stuck close to my Low-Sec staging home and camped out the Skarkon gate in L4X-1V.

While L4X-1V is not a super busy System it is one of the few Null-Sec to Low-Sec exits in Etherium Reach, the two other gates in System, WPV-JN & IL-H0A, line up really well with the Skarkon gate plus they are way off D-scan range so incoming pilots will not see the bubble until it’s too late – any that don’t have a ping off the Skarkon gate and aren’t nullified should catch the drag.

I spent some time in System setting up multiple bookmarks around the gate and getting the position for my Mobile Small Warp Disruptor I nailed down so that my drag would work correctly. I did all the setup work in my Hound earlier in the evening and then came back in Fenrisúlfr Mk.A1 to actually get the bubble deployed and anchored.

I spent about an hour camping the Skarkon gate and only saw a few neutrals come into system. Lots must have went the WPV-JN <-> IL-H0A route as they didn’t show up on my D-scan at all, quite a few that did were in Interceptors so there was no joy but I did pop one pod.

My camping was ended when a pair of neutrals showed up in an Ishtar and Malediction. I caught them on D-scan first so warped away from my bubble to an on-grid safe thinking that it was likely that the Ishtar was going to get caught and I didn’t want to be anywhere near the bubble when he arrived – that would have been ugly. I sat way out of range and watched as the Ishtar pilot blew up my bubble while the Malediction pilot started burning my way. I didn’t wait around, warped off to a mid-space Safe and waited for them to leave System before I headed home.

It was a good first attempt at a drag bubble camp, I got some good practice with warping around my on-grid bookmarks near the Gate and spent some time researching ship types and how they match-up against my Wolf, need to be a little picky with the engagements when you’re doing this solo. It was fun and I’ll head out again soon, either solo or maybe with some mates – lots more engagements possible when you’ve got friends!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Stǫðva Reiði

Shortly after returning to New Eden I had the opportunity to join in with my RL brother on a Gate Camp with the Notorious Legion crew that was being FC’d by their CEO Starshipman. I had a ton of fun and have been itching to do it again but sadly the occasion hasn’t presented itself since then.

Consequently I’ve taken action to remedy that itch and have trained up my Anchoring and Propulsion Jamming skills so that I can set up my own Mobile Warp Disruptors and have been doing my homework on how to set up Gate Camps.

My next step will be some research on DOTLAN EveMaps to pick a good location and then either head out solo or get some Alliance mates on board for the fun.

I’m game to go it solo. It would be a clear way to get some PvP action but the drawback will be that depending on which ship I’m in I’ll have to be heedful about the engagements I take on and with me still not intimately knowledgeable with all the ships types in EVE I reckon that I’d be very cautious and ultimately lose out on some fights.

Either solo or with a Fleet I’m eager to get out there and Bubble!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam