Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Got point?

People who used magic without knowing what they were doing usually came to a sticky end. All over the entire room, sometimes.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures)

Another quiet evening in Eifer passes with nought but a few casual travellers. Intel chanels are dead with nobody around or awake. Commando Jaxx and I standing sentry over our favourite hunting ground.


"Yep, up near Emol Gate"


I warp to the Cyno and there sits a Nidhoggur, next to a Helios that popped the beacon, RIGHT ON TOP OF THE EMOLGRANLAN GATE!


Essentially a pared-down version of its big brother the Hel, the Nidhoggur nonetheless displays the same austerity of vision evident in its sibling. Quite purposefully created for nothing less than all-out warfare, and quite comfortable with that fact, the Nidhoggur will no doubt find itself a mainstay on many a battlefield.

Minmatar Carrier Skill Bonuses:
50% bonus to Capital Shield and Armor transfer range per level
5% bonus to Shield and Armor transfer amount per level
99% reduction in CPU need for Warfare Link modules
Can fit Tactical Logistics Reconfiguration modules
Can deploy 1 additional Fighter or Drone per level
200% bonus to Fighter control range

I lock both up, as is my way, with my Fleet Stabber but don't aggro as I can't tank sentries for too long. A Hound stealth bomber drops cloak and aggros me and is not very long for this verse as I lock and pop him in one volley.

The something miraculous happens, the carrier aggros me.


I lay down the sweet, sweet tackle while Jaxx warps in, both of us shouting and screaming in any intel channel that would listen that we needed support and DPS.

Keira had docked in Gusandall and took her sweet time deciding which ship to bring but I told her to bring a fucking Broadsword, which she eventually did. Stratego had joined us with Celebra following closely behind in Neut/RR Dominix.

Once we were sure the Niddy wasn't going anywhere I headed back to Gusandall to grab something with a bit more punch, Havelock Vetinari, my Bhaalgorn, my Precious.

With the Niddy's armour tank about to experience major capacitor issues, a few other friends came in to help finish him off, Hoffe in an Abaddon and The SoulCrusher in an Armageddon.

The extra DPS helped and it was a weird engagement as neutrals and reds kept jumping in, watching what was going on and then getting out of dodge.

The carrier eventually went down after what seemed an age.

Ten minutes from initial tackle till support arrived, another half hour or so for us to drop it with a small gang, right next to a highsec entry gate, with neutrals and a few reds just passing by.

Props to those that heard our shouts and came to help, much appreciated guys.

I love my job :D


Sard Caid said...

cool beans

Calderus Rex said...

Didn't need those mid slots anyways.

You're lucky he didn't just log off or self destruct. No KMs for you!!

Nashh Kadavr said...

you allways get all the juicy stuff! next time tap me up too!

Panthe Tek said...

Grats on the phats :D


Nice kill Mr Rizzel.

manasi said...

Good kill indeed bro. Did he scramble anything at you 10 fighters is a ton of DPS to fend off...

Kane Rizzel said...

@ Calderus: Him logging was a worry, but he was aggro'd so we would have 15minutes to drop him. He ignored multiple convo requests for ransom and I suppose we were lucky he didn't self destruct.

@ manasi: Initial tackle with the Fleet Stabber had him set a flight of fighters after me, which with smart piloting is very easy to avoid getting damage from, even in something like a battleship.

For some reason he tried going after Commando Jaxx's Hurricane (Which eventually popped, mainly due to sentry fire) and the RR domis for most of the take down and eventually launched some ECM drones but it was too late at that point.

@ Nashh: Independence channel is very quiet these days so didn't even think of asking in there if anyone wanted to kill a carrier, sorry :)

Flashfresh said...

Awesome stuff Kane. Yes, I have seriously neglected the channel. Need to put on my poms poms and do some cheerleading in there.