Last night I was finally able to join a corp roam again. Real life is really eating up my EVE time, though it’s for the greater good. I’m in the process of moving out of the parental house and go live on my own (together with the gf). It’ll take quite a bit of my free time to organize the move and get the preparations done. My irregular work schedule already limits my EVE time and now I’ll have to start painting when I’m free as well. The move is scheduled to happen mid-November and I hope that everything will settle down by December.
That said, I’m planning on improving my PvP skills anyhow. The plan is to get in cheap frigates (for now) to lowsec and try my hand at solo PvP. Group PvP is always easier, especially when you have a good FC who tells you what to do. Since I want to try and FC more myself, I figured I must gather more knowledge about PvP. Therefore, you’ll be seeing me more often in the Amarr-Minmatar warzone. I’d like to ship up to destroyers/cruisers after a while, but I’m going to burn through some frigates first before I get to that.
Before the corp roam last night, I went out to the warzone for the first time. Looked up some fittings and played around for a bit. The first ship I took out was an Imperial Navy Slicer. After a few jumps I noticed someone opened up a new plex and I went ahead and checked it out. An Algos landed on grid and I quickly took the gate so I could get out of scram range before he landed. This was a success, however, due to some bad piloting I got back into scram range and died a quick death afterwards (https://zkillboard.com/kill/56297053/) (after looking at my killboard, it seems that someone managed to kill the Algos and I got on the kill as well: https://zkillboard.com/kill/56297180/).
After asking for some nice fits in the ‘Bringing Solo Back’ in-game channel, I went and bought a Tormentor. This ship proved its worth against two opponents. I was able to kill an Executioner (first solo kill that was not an explorer or a miner, yay!) (https://zkillboard.com/kill/56297296/) and a Rifter (https://zkillboard.com/kill/56297459/) before losing this beautiful ship with two killmarks to an insta-lock gatecamp /sadface (https://zkillboard.com/kill/56298254/).
After dying, I immediately hopped back into another Tormentor and set out to kill stuff again. On this roam I managed to kill a Punisher (https://zkillboard.com/kill/56298652/) and got involved in a three-way fight. I was brawling an Incursus when shortly after a Sentinel warped in. We managed to kill the Incursus but then the Sentinel neuted my cap dry and I died (https://zkillboard.com/kill/56299009/).
After the last loss I decided to join up the corp in our wormhole for a roam through nullsec. We managed to kill some Nyx’ fighters and me and the other interceptor of our fleet managed to get a pretty nice Crow kill (https://zkillboard.com/kill/56301540/)
All in all, I had a very fun night in EVE and I will definitely be repeating this. See you guys in lowsec perhaps? Rakanishu signing off o7
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