Posted by Bern in
Saturday, August 21. 2010
There I was, sitting mining into my can, browsing the web, waiting for a chancer to try his luck; nothing was going though. I was just thinking about giving up when a Megathron warps into the belt. Odd, I think, but what the hey, maybe he's chasing someone. I carry on mining. Shortly after, I notice that another can has been put out in the belt and rub my hands together. I'm not above changing from flip trapper to just flipper if the opportunity presents itself. So I check who the can belongs to, assuming it's one of the 3 n00bs who are in the belt with me, but it's not them, it's the Mega pilot. He's mining into a can right beside me. I feel my heart speed up already, this could be a big one. I check out the pilot, he's less than a month old, so either he's an alt or he's bought, and he's in his own corp, on his own. No risk of corpies warping in and no real skills to be worried about, excellent. But, a Mega can still easily tank my little Incursis, so I decide to call in some back-up from my corp. I warp out of the belt to grab my Incursis and some extra ammo just in case, and wait for them to turn up, keeping an eye on my scanner to make sure the Mega's still there. They turn up soon after, but the Mega's left the belt, and apparently, the system. We decide to see what happens if we flip the can anyways, which I do promptly. We wile away the minutes, scanning for him in system. With 3 mins to go, he turns up again in local. With that comes a frantic search around the system, seeing if we can't track him down. With 1 min left, one of my corpies yells that the Mega's back in the belt. We all warp to him and I begin orbiting him, hoping he'll do something stupid in the final 30 seconds on the clock. He locks me and my heart skips a beat, could I be true? Will he do it?
He doesn't, instead he just starts mining again. Damn.
I try dropping a can to see if he'll bite, but no dice. We decide to leave him be for the moment and come back later to see if he'll perhaps drop a can again as he's obviously not playing at the moment. But, just as I'm about to warp out, he drops a can right in front of me. I immediately move to it and flip it, more to be a pest rather than actually expecting him to attack me. I move away from him to my dropped can to pick up the 1 ammo I put in it and suddenly, he turns red and my shield drops a little. He's fired on me, I think, Holy fuck he's actually fired on me! And, with a medium blaster, which is doing about the same damage as high sec belt rats. I rush to orbiting him and open up, deploying my drone as well. I call on my corpies to help, but he's not shot at any of them, just me. I must've pissed him off just that bit more. What's better is my T2 Ions are slowly, but happily, chewing through his shield, and then his armour. All my corpies can do is sit and laugh as they watch a lone frigate beat down a Mega. As he's reaching half armour, I swither on whether I want a ransom or the killmail. Whilst the kill would be an awesome thing to have on my sheet, the ransom would pay for my PvP for the next 2 months or more. I decide to ransom him, so I try to open up a convo, but all I get is that he's offline or otherwise unreachable.
Psh, oh well, kill it is. ^^
A couple of minutes later, his Mega goes up in a magnificent explosion and I have one Battleship kill under my belt. After surveying the wreck and the mail however, I see just how badly fit he was, and how lucky I was. He had Mim light and Med Tech 1 drones along with a missile launcher. Even with his very limited skills, he still could have beaten me, but he didn't use any of them and now I have this mail to always prove that just when you think you've seen every stupid thing a n00b will do, they'll do one more.
Corp: Russian Mens
Damage Taken: 30702
Name: Bern (laid the final blow)
Weapon: Light Ion Blaster II
Damage Done: 30702
XeCl Drilling Beam I, Qty: 2
Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M, Qty: 4 (Cargo)
Warrior I (Drone Bay)
Antimatter Charge M, Qty: 52
Anode Ion Particle Cannon I
Large Automated I Carapace Restoration
Dual Diode Mining Laser I
10MN MicroWarpdrive I
'Malkuth' Standard Missile Launcher I
Concentrated Veldspar, Qty: 6086 (Cargo)
Valkyrie I, Qty: 3 (Drone Bay)
Antimatter Charge M, Qty: 2650 (Cargo)
Warrior I, Qty: 5 (Drone Bay)
Small Hull Repairer I
Dual Diode Mining Laser I, Qty: 2
EP-S Gaussian I Excavation Pulse
Valkyrie I (Drone Bay)
10MN Afterburner I
Fly safe guys, or unsafe if that's your deal.
StovAkor - #1 - 2010-08-22 14:36 -
Ladies & gents....thats what we in the biz call "Thinning the Herd". Congrats Bern on your first Battleship kill....even tho the guy didn't stand a chance. lol. I mean a 10mn micro warp? Nuff said. Personally, I make it a point to kill noobs in ships they're not ready for. Especially in low sec. No escape. No ransom. No mercy. Death is the only way out.
Anonymous - #2 - 2010-08-26 14:19 -
Oh great, another history about a coward guy attacking a non PVP player...
StovAkor - #3 - 2010-08-27 06:59 -
Who are you referring to? Bern did that guy a favor. Hard lesson...yes but it was early on in his pod career. Best he learns when he's young. Than later on when he's got real isk invested in his ship. If you're referring to me. Ha! I've seen more shit than Ander! I'm not some Ginger Magician jerkoff sittin out of range of the sentries in a cloaking sniper Armageddon, wastin haulers & rookie ships, spoutin off like I'm the king. I fly the Stiletto. Up close and personal is the way I like it.
Anonymous - #4 - 2010-08-27 14:34 -
Was talking about coward Bern since it is is history...
For me, this histories are just cowards busting.
So Bern killed someone that didn't know how to fight back... so what?
What is this history about? Ignorance and someone taking advantage of it? Is that what piracy is about?
Why not try to fight someone that actually knows what they are doing Bern?
StovAkor - #5 - 2010-08-27 18:20 -
I'm not defending Bern here but I would imagine that Bern does run into folks that know what they're doing on a fairly regular basis. The fact that we don't hear about those encounters is not all that surprising. Most people only post their successes rather than their failures. Piracy means different things to different people. And imo its only limited to the individual. Bern is a can flipper in high sec. He baits whoever he thinks he can ransom or kill. It doesn't make him a coward to bait the ignorant. And being in a frig unless he's crazy why not attack a noob in a ship that isn't setup to fight and has taken the bait? If ya got a prob with bern or people of his ilk setup a hulk with 2 med neuts, a scram, web and some t2 drones and jet can mine. I guarantee you'll attract flippers.
Anonymous - #6 - 2010-08-27 19:19 -
I was just expecting this blog/site be about stories of real piracy... not the lets kill the ignorant and bust about it kind of stories.
"setup a hulk with 2 med neuts, a scram, web and some t2 drones and jet can mine. I guarantee you'll attract flippers"
Actually, i may try that
StovAkor - #7 - 2010-08-27 19:42 -
Small neuts I meant....hulk won't have the grid for med ones.... And put 2 webs on w/invul field. With good drone skills you should be able to vaporise most frigate can flippers.
StovAkor - #8 - 2010-08-27 20:27 -
Also this site does have some really great stories. Tho alot of them are old. Check out the archives from a few years ago. I like to go back and read them now and again. To remember the old days when cap ships and POS's were still new. When the mechanics of the energy vamp made sense. When Snigg blew up my corp's 3 dreads while taking down ginger magician's POS's. Ahhhhh....those were the days.