Monday, 30 January 2012

A tale of two POCOs

- "You pay for it before you eat it? What happens if it's dreadful?"
- "That's why."
-- (Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures)

Here is a rather fun video from some fights I was involved in a few nights ago, courtesy of Laktos as xxxAlloxxx forgot to hit FRAPS.

And if you ever feel the need to watch some live EVE PvP, then look no further than Sard Caid's channel on TwitchTV.

Saturday, 28 January 2012


"You're not one of us."
"I don't think I'm one of them, either," said Brutha. "I'm one of mine."
-- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

Jumpcloning isn't a very pleasant experience, having your consciousness ripped out and sent light years away to another clone isn't for the faint of heart but I'm starting to get used to it as I now spend more time at my vacation station in Bosena. Tonight was an operation of particular brilliance dreamt up by the Mighty Warlord Dirty Protagonist.

Our fleet departed from Bosena to defend a POCO in Unertek and we pulled out all the stops on this one, a mighty fleet of Ospreys and Scythes made the perilous journey but we encountered no opposition on the way and we then encountered no opposition as we safely nursed the POCO to full health, no entity brave enough to stand against us, that is until the red mist descended upon the fleet, backs were stabbed and ships were shot, my Osprey defiled in the most hideous of manners as I attacked a Skiff, the massive fleet obliterated itself, THERE WAS A FIREFIGHT!

With no signs of opposition we reshipped after the shenanigans at the friendly POCO and set the system on fire, with marshmallows toasted and hot cocoa after.

Feeling rather frisky we headed back to Bosena where suicide fleet mode was engaged, numerous Thrashers sacrificed in the nearby high security space of Teonusude where a rather expensive Tengu and pod were laid to waste along with some miners who were ravaging the local asteroid fields, and then we went further into high security space to save some more asteroids. What made these incursions worth it, wasn't the ISK, but the reaction of the Tengu pilots CEO/friend/whatever after the fact and on the Gunpoint Diplomacy killboard.

A good night out in the paradise that is Molden Heath.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

NOVAK's 5th

Edit: To celebrate I joined the Molden Heath locals in what was a most enjoyable operation, which included two faction fitted dreadnought kills :)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Pay attention

Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

Last night I jump cloned to Bosena to help the locals shake some hornet nests, during the operation I had an associate move some ships to Bosena for future operations.

However, she didn't pay attention and lingered a little too long outside Bosena station and was destroyed by the very people I was out there to help. She at least had the presence of mind to warp her rather expensive pod to safety.

No hard feelings, had a good laugh on voice comms:
Me > bugger, sneaky just popped my friends hauler outside Bos station, she didn't dock 0_o
followed moments later by:
Sneaky > Holy shit, just popped a hauler outside BOS station, it dropped two SFIs!!!!!

Her fault for not paying attention but let this be a lesson to you all not to take things for granted, make sure you dock after setting warp/dock before doing anything else, especially if your friend isn't known or on friendly terms with your other friends

I did get the SFIs back though, they were kind enough not to ransom them to me :D

You'll also note a full copyright notice at the bottom of this blog, A Pirates Perspective is now an official EVE Online fan site \o/

Saturday, 21 January 2012


Quote #646.

The Yen Buddhists are the richest religious sect in the universe. They hold that the accumulation of money is a great evil and a burden to the soul. They therefore, regardless of personal hazard, see it as their unpleasant duty to acquire as much as possible in order to reduce the risk to innocent people.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad)

After many long years, I have decided to sell something very precious to me, the proceeds and production have fueled my Piracy. The family no longer have the energy to carry on production.

As such I have started an Auction which ends on Sunday 23rd January 2012 at 2300. Only occurred to me now to advertise said auction to my loyal readers, who knows, one amongst you may have what it takes to own this bit of Piracy history.

I would appreciate any bumps and kind words to my character, but only bid if you are serious about owning this rather precious BPO

Thursday, 19 January 2012


You will have to look a long way before you find a bunch of scum-suckers more greedy, humourless and deserving of death than the suits in the music business.

-- (Terry Pratchett,

I have been having fun in something slightly different recently, a Cruor class Blood Raider frigate:

Cruor Mottled, dark red, and shaped like a leech, the Cruor presents a fitting metaphor for the Blood Raiders' philosophy. Designed almost solely to engage in their disturbingly effective tactic of energy draining and stasis webbing, this ship is a cornerstone in any effective Blood Raider fleet - and could play an intriguing role in more standard ones.

Special Ability: 100% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage

Amarr Frigate Skill Bonus: 15% bonus to Energy Vampire and Energy Neutralizer drain amount per level
Minmatar Frigate Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to the velocity factor of stasis webifiers per level

Spike in Gusandall with the 'Death's Head' Nebulae

It's an interesting vessel and is flown somewhat differently than one might imagine, needless to say I've had a few fun fights recently with her while I try to get used to new tactics.

This evening however, I renewed my hatred for something called Warp Core Stabilizers, whilst hunting a Golem, I eventually tracked him down, warped in with Havelock Vetinari, my Bhaalgorm and proceeded to layeth the smack down, only to see the Golem calmly warp away

Shimazu Maru > too bad eh?

Congratulations, you've made ze list. If you ever come to Evannater lowsec again, I will find you, and I will kill you :)

Edit: The blood of this innocent is on your head due to your cowardice, I hope you can live with yourself.

Edit #2: A few close calls today against long range destroyers with no tackle, will need to check myself before just rushing in.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Thank you

A Pirates Perspective turns four today and I would just like to take a moment to thank each and every one who has read the words I type, the stories I've woven, shared with me the highs and the lows of what has been an immense journey, this blog would be nothing without someone to read it.

While I'd loved to have had an epic tale for you this evening, things don't always work out as planned. In fact, it almost ended up being a very expensive day for NovaKane Incorporated.

I had joined the Molden Heath pirates to try get a fight from some folk who had knocked a bait POCO into reinforced. They didn't come as we had a very nasty fleet so we decided to knock one of their POCOs into reinforced to see if we could get a fight.

We were bored and the thought of dropping some dreads on the POCO to make the job quicker crossed our minds and before you knew it we had three dread pilots in gang ready to jump, one of them being Keira. We jumped the dreads in, sieged red and went to work, meanwhile a hostile gang, not affiliated to the POCO owners had jumped in and warped to the cyno in a heavy battleship fleet with logistics support.

Our fleet composition was no match for the battleships and before we knew it we had lost an Arazu and the first dread out of siege was tackled. Keira exited siege and spammed warp to the station, the behemoth taking an age to align and it was only a matter of seconds before she was tackled.


"HOLY SHIT!" she screamed as the Moros warped away, having been hit with a Stasis Webifier, accelerating her warp.

Keira Rizzel > thanks for the web
Keira Rizzel > pro move
Sarah Artuaius > only couse we like your blog :)

Thanks guys.

But the fight was not over, our other dread had gotten out leaving just the Naglfar tackled. We were outgunned so we raced two jumps back to Bosena to reship into heavy armour battleships, hoping we could make it back to save the stranded dread.

As we jumped back into Atlar, the Naglfar exploded under heavy fire and cap neutralizing applied by the hostiles. We warped in anyways, with a triage carrier joining us on the field, we started to point and take apart what we could, eventually killing two Guardians and two Abaddons

The battle report shows what were originally in and what we ended up in, good fights shared in local and whilst we lost the ISK war, we held the field.

Quite a few lessons learned from this evening and I think we were lucky to only lose a dread and a recon. But the corp Moros did get a night out, she does love to party :)

Edit: Almost forgot, Crafty flooded his bathroom whilst trying to save a capship, that's got to be worth a medal :)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Numbers, it's always about numbers... Not really

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to
(a) mate with,
(b) eat,
(c) run away from,and
(d) rocks.

-- (Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites)

My last six kills have had me flying a Daredevil, a Pilgrim, a Rifter, a Harbinger and the Fleet Stabber. Four were destroyed with the assistance of a covops pilot to find the targets, three with the assistance of a command ship pilot in system.

NovaKane and her associates made 106million ISK from the sale of the loot, zero ISK from offered ransoms (150mil was offered for the Maelstrom but the pilot kept shooting)

We found out that RSS Core Scan Probes are fucking expensive and that people don't pay enough attention to their on board scanners.

A fairly successful day, if not the most profitable but it was fun. I almost forgot about the hunt, the best part about being a pirate, whether using the onboard scanner to narrow a target down when hunting the belts, or the tense moments as your covops associate sets up the warp in without losing cloak. Warping in on unsuspecting plex/mission runners as their day gets more interesting is still one of those moments that makes all the training worth it.

Sure ISK is important as a Pirate and lately I've lost sight of the prime motivation of Piracy, I've thrown away too much ISK taking risks, trying to defy the odds and failing. But I've had a lot of fun and it's trying to find that balance between fun and making ISK as a Pirate that I need to focus on.

This brings me to something else I've been dwelling on as of late. Where have all the old Pirates gone? Sard and RANSM are tearing up Molden Heath, my old friend flashfresh and the Bastards are flying with Los Chupa's out of Evati, but I still believe flash should go independent again and come fly out of Gus, much of old school M34N corp have retired, the newer lot content to camp gates in Metro.

Gusandall and surrounds are emptier than they have been for a very long time, there is no dominant corp, which makes it perfect for independent pilots, more so now than ever in its past.
Sure a large organized group could steam roll in and try take control, but this has happened before, it will happen again, through it all, Gusandall has been a beacon for independents, WE WILL RISE AGAIN.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Kane the Carebear

"You're not one of us."
"I don't think I'm one of them, either," said Brutha. "I'm one of mine."
-- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

It's been a very quiet day in the Evannater pocket of low security space, as such I busied myself by attacking a Player Owned Customs Office in Eifer. Now this isn't PvP in it's purest form but if anything, running around with the Molden Heath pirates has taught me that POCOs can generate some fun times

I wasn't really paying attention, 10million shield hitpoints make downing a POCO tedious at best, even more so when one is on their own. It seems a Curse is attacking me, how curious, an old M34N corp member. No need to panic, sure his Curse has nuked my capacitor dry but he seems to only be engaging with drones, which is going to take him a while. I start getting family members into place, I would need their support if the Curse pilot is serious about destroying my Armageddon which is set up for POS sieges, as it was, it couldn't fend off the Curse.

At about half armour, ten minutes into commencement of hostilities, I'm ready to bring in the cavalry but spot a friend in Gusandall and ask if he'd be willing to help this old dog out of this predicament. Zonk agrees.

Curse dies.

0Lona 0ltor > cheers for sticking together mean

RealZonk > i helped a friend out, whats problem ?
0Lona 0ltor > bah I was in mean with u
RealZonk > kane is a part of mean
RealZonk > sorry man
RealZonk > but u know
0Lona 0ltor > that's why mean fell apart carebearing after blues bah
0Lona 0ltor > well it seems the carebears are still in it lol

A little later on, while I was finishing a particularly difficult 3D puzzle.

0Lona 0ltor > Kane u ass!
0Lona 0ltor > Calling in MEAN CORP bear protection squad to fight his battles lol

Well, I just had to reply and sent of this mail as the mighty can flipping warlord had departed Gusandall

From: Kane Rizzel
Sent: 2012.01.11 21:13
To: 0Lona 0ltor,

0Lona 0ltor > Kane u ass!
0Lona 0ltor > Calling in MEAN CORP bear protection squad to fight his battles lol

You must really be butthurt you lost your curse.

Sorry if you feel me attacking a player owned POCO is carebearing but then as a can flipper you don't really know what PvP is.

You were going to die, either by an alt of mine or someone who just happened to be next door and a very good friend of mine.

Apparently you were butthurt that because you were ex M34N it would afford you protection but it just goes to show how little you know about M34N and my affiliation with them.

0Lona 0ltor > cheers for sticking together mean

I believe that quote right there says more about you and loyalty than anything.

Anymore QQing can be directed directly to my inbox for future reference

Hugs and Kisses

It was just a Curse bro.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Big trouble in Molden Heath

The Death of Rats looked up from the feast of potato.
SQUEAK, he said.
Death waved a hand dismissively. WELL, YES, OBVIOUSLY *ME*, he said.
-- (Terry Pratchett, The Truth)

I broke 100 million SP this evening, quite a milestone and quite scary considering I haven't trained any capital ships.

But I can drop a cyno like it's hot

Anyways, I did something a little different this evening. I joined the residents of Molden Heath, a rowdy bunch of Pirates who enjoy nothing more than leaving a path of destruction wherever they may roam, on a small operation.

There was a theme to the op, cruisers of death with some rather severe logistic support, we would need it of course as we weren't just going around the block for a joy ride, we were out to look for trouble

However we tried, trouble seemed to be the last thing we were going to cause this evening as our intended targets didn't arrive at the designated time and had us waxing lyrical about various topics.

Eventually we took our merry band of trouble elsewhere but soon our intended targets were moving into the position we wanted them, so we made haste back to the system where we would unleash our trouble only for the Coalition of Anti Pirates to spoil the party. This could not stand, we would not allow the angry haters of freedom and pie to go unpunished so we had a warpin setup and bowled right into the middle of their long range fleet.


And when the dust settled the surviving COA fleet had burned off and warped out to range. We took zero losses on our side but only managed to kill three battleships and an ecm cruiser.

We would later try an re-engage the initial targets with a with a mixed shield gang but they had dual carrier support on station and we couldn't break their rep.

I headed back to Bosena with the rest of the gang, it was late and I needed some sleep.

Thanks to the Molden Heath massive for a good night out, much enjoyed and I look forward to a few more such outings in the future, hopefully next time we get more exciting trouble.