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Another Ransom Story

Well, I was running around Wirdalen in my rifter today, cruising the belts looking for ANYTHING to fight, and i came upon a rather rare sight. Sitting before me in the 3rd belt was a hulk that was only a few months old, with a full flight of T1 Interceptor drones circling him, mining into a can. I noticed he was in a corp, so I naturally assumed it was a trap. I decided it was much too juicy a mark to pass up, so I very discreetly zoomed up to his can at 750 M/s and canflipped him. There were millions in ore just sitting in the can, so I knew he'd be pissed. I was definately right. Before I even got all the ore out, he was targetting me, and his drones were swarming me. I ignored them and started pounding his shields with my autocannons. after a while I realized he was shield tanked, and I was now down into my armor tank. I started attacking his drones and killed all but 3, and then realized I was into structure. Crap. I warped to the sun (because nobody ever checks the sun, and its freaking shiny and fun to look at) and put several weapons offline so I could regenerate my armor. After five minutes of regenerating, I decided to warp back in and try again. This time he has a few more drones, but im not going to make the same mistake. I scrammed, webbed, and orbited him and fought off his drones. after the fifth satisfying explosion, I started in on him. after abour 5-10 mins of pounding, his shields and armor melted away. When he got to structure, I hailed him. He was taking awhile to respond, but it didnt matter because his only corpmate in the system was in an almost totally unarmed mammoth. I asked for a ransom of 70 million. after about a minute of yet more silence, and one failed transfer of 7000, his buddy warped in. In a freaking merlin. I cracked up. Then I told him to call off the merlin, and within 20 seconds the merlin self destructed. I told him he had 20 seconds to poppage. Then My wallet blinked. I saw more money than ive ever seen, being only a couple weeks old, and I smiled. I warped off towards the sunset, and lived happily ever after.

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Anonymous on :

Gotta love the can flagging system. :-) Bit of advise tho, dump the 200s for named 150s. What you loose in dam mod is made up in rof, tracking and less grid req. Maybe you'll be able to have that armor rep online & active during engagements. Also web the drones as you kill them. It isn't like a hulk or barge or other slow movers are gonna get away from ya. :-P

Arden on :

well, it's not like TI drones are hard to kill ^^'
they tend to go down so easily

StovAkor on :

Ya and get a damn T2 armor rep. You can afford it. Those really help out.

Skrammer on :

Thanks for the tips, I'll keep those in mind. I switched over to a caldari character and started flying a caracal. Would it be a better idea to stay on the minmatar character and fly a rifter, being only a month old, or to just use the caracal?

StovAkor on :

Depends on your style really. I'd stick with the rifter. Fast, agile, cheap. IMO the caracal is slow and clumsy unless you got good support skills trained up. And even then without cruiser 5, energy management 5, ect....eh its not so hot. Bigger ain't always better. Again just my opinion. :-)

StovAkor on :

Whatever you choose to do remember this if nothing else. Stay focused. Sure you can train up for every ship in the game, but unless ya spend the time to be specialized in each, you stand a very good chance of becoming cannon fodder. I'm not just talking about character skills either. You as a player must learn through exp. Its not the machine its the pilot. And thats what is really great about eve. Its not soley based on who's got the biggest ship or the most skill points.

Anonymous on :

Thats very true Arden, they do. But its not a bad habit to get into. That way there's no thinking involved and trying to determine are they T1 or T2 drones or are they light, med or heavy. He just does it. No matter how tense future engagements are, he won't forget because its 2nd nature.

Erzak on :

Personally, I would train for T2 fittings first, then train for a T2 assault ship (wolf for pvp) and T2 fit it.

yo on :

I loved the way you ended it lol

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