-- (Terry Pratchett, The Dark Side of the Sun)
It's time to go back to the good old days, flying things that others consider unconventional.
SuccubusThe Succubus is one of the most feared frigates ever to harrow the spacelanes and asteroid belts of civilized space, and with good reason: tales abound of its superiority over ships twice or three times its size. Whether you believe this to be fact or rumor, the Succubus will still strike fear in your heart.
Special Ability: 100% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage
Amarr Frigate Skill Bonus: 7.5% bonus to Small Energy Turret tracking per level
Caldari Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage per level.
I got the hangar crew to take the dust covers off one of my favourite old frigates, pretty much unchanged since they came into service with only minor tweaks here and there. While not as popular as some of the other Pirate faction frigates in this day and age, the sharpness of her spiky bits are enough to drive grown men to tears.
Had a rather nice fight in Gusandall and I'll try and recall the events to the best of my ability.
A Rupture appears on scan, quickly tracked to belt 1-1 via my onboard scanner, I warp in at range, not wanting to get too close before I can ascertain more or less his fit. Of course the possibility that he is bait is nagging away at the back of my mind but hey, you know me, if it's a trap, I'm damn well going to spring it.
I barrel in, get lock and tackle. I mention on alliance comms I have a rather deadly cruiser tackled and that I am in a rather fragile frigate.
Rupture locks back and releases Warrior II drones, this is going to get sticky, but I'm in it to the end. Darthi comes in with a Pilgrim but lands quite far away, Aiko, as unconventional as ever comes in a Navy Issue Osprey of all things.
I hit half shields, the drones doing a number on my fragile defences, but the Rupture's buffer is starting to give way. Just then things get interesting, the Rupture's friends warp in. A Merlin, Taranis, Vagabond and another Rupture appear on the scene.
Really should pay attention to my Admiral Akbar senses more often but it's on now, Rupture goes down, I target the Taranis who has closed on me rather quickly, lasers pew pewing away, it explodes and the rest of the hostiles disengage and bail. Us being rather fail Pirates are not able to get points on the rest and they're able to get out just as another alliance member lands in an Ishtar.
Like I said, a rather nice fight and the battle summary doesn't quite paint the whole picture. I had the shakes again, for the first time in a very long time and it felt fucking great.