So I joined Merciless. because they seemed like it might be a better fit for me in terms of what I’ve always been looking for as far as PvP goes – aka, “good fites”. Though, a part of me still wants to be able to use the Thanatos in combat situations – I know, I know, carriers are more logistics than combat, but you know what? I don’t care. I want to hot drop someone. Badly. I’ve been on the receiving end of the hot drop ass rape many times, and now it’s my turn to be the Top. I also want to get in on supercap kills – hell I’ll even pick up a Moros for that too. I just feel like I will use it less in Merciless. than I would in Goons. Though I don’t know that for sure. I did hear the Merciless alliance leader say that carriers “are tools, not toys”. Damnit, I didn’t spend 14b on a pilot and a fully fit Thanny for it to be a sort of jump freighter (though I have found that aspect to be EXTREMELY awesome). I want a big toy. Speaking of spending 14b, I am now COMPLETELY broke. I liquidated most of my assets to get this pilot. In terms of ISK I think I have like 50m – I haven’t had this little ISK in like 9 months. Asset wise I am still rich, I do have like 5 or 6 T2 Cruisers, a Fully fit carrier, a battleship stuck out in Stain, a few battlecruisers, and a Faction Fit Blops boat (which also needs to hot drop something).
So yeah, I joined Merciless. which has made me red to Goonswarm, though I convinced the recruiter to let me have a few days to see how I like it – if I decide Merciless isn’t for me he thinks he can still swing it and get me into WI. So we’ll see how that goes.
I did go a on a roam last night, but Tribute and Vale of the Silent were quiet as hell! We did get to kill a bustard though – it seems he was in a Legion of xXDeathXx renting corp and they got booted so he was trying to move all his stuff out. He tried to ask for mercy in local right as he landed on our sabre bubble – I guess he didn’t look at our alliance name. Oh, and we podded him too. I was happy, I got to take my Curse out on a roam for the first time in a long time. God I love that ship…
Anywho, I am not sure the point of this blog post, I just felt like writing something that is not for my Operating Systems class project. God these projects are killing me. I might have to cancel a date tonight if I don’t finish this up in time. Shit, maybe I should stop posting on this blog then…
Oh, and you should all check out this video: Snuff Boxing. This was the corp I mentioned I almost lost my baddon to before I jumped into hi sex like a lemming. I found it the other day, it’s pretty sweet – these guys are pretty damn good. And now I want a neut Legion.
I know I don’t post here too often, hell I don’t even know if anyone reads this. But alas here’s another one.
So remember how I mentioned I had joined a pirate corp? No? Well I did, and then I got my Thanatos! So myself and and like 3-4 other guys, who also had carriers, moved out to Stain to do hotdrops and Blops drops. Or rather, they moved out and I joined them as soon as I was jump drive capable. The first day I got my carrier, they were out there and totally caught an Archon belt ratting. I was unfortunately stuck in lowsec with an unfit Thanatos as Black Frog had not made the delivery of my capital ship mods & fighters yet. The next night they Blops’d a couple of ships, which prompted me to sell my Navy Geddon and get myself a Blops right then.
Now, maybe a week later or so, we are leaving stain. And guess what?! I got no kills while out there! I did help kill an officer rat, but it was kind of a shitty drop. Did get 150m out of it though.
Anywho, the CEO of this small corp got us invitations to Merciless. alliance’s No.Mercy corp. It was real quick. In the meantime I wasn’t sure I liked Stain and had been talking to a recruiter in a Goonswarm corp. Wuss had given him my name and is considering joining. Not sure if I want to be a goon, but the fact that I might have a chance to use my shiny new carrier in combat is alluring. On the other hand, these No.Mercy guys seem like a badass group of pvp’ers, small and elite. I need to look and see if they have any videos I supppose.
I don’t know where to go. I bought the carrier because I wanted to be able to try out some of the cap warfare and I haven’t even done a single hotdrop yet. Maybe I’m being impatient, but yeah. However, Merciless sounds like the type of elite group I’ve always wanted to be a part of. I am not sure I want to be part of the blob.
So I’ve been dying to get a carrier pilot lately, and I sold off my 2 alts and all their belongings to get one. ThatSourDiesel is now the proud owner of a Thanatos! I was leaning more towards the Archon, but TSD will be in one of those in a few months, so I figured I’d rather have one of each – though some people are telling me 2 Archons beats 1 Thanny 1 Archon. Oh well, I am still stoked on it!
Now I just need to get myself into a position where I can kill some assholes with it. Not sure I want to join a big 0.0 alliance with it, but I would love to get some Supercap kills with mah Thanny.
So while the whole ganking of the wormhole was a great success, I decided that wormhole life wasn’t for me. It also didn’t help that the 2nd time I had it out, I lost my 1.5b ISK Legion I had made specifically for solo’ing C3 sites. But I guess shit happens. What’s sad is I learned about 2 hours before I lost mine, wuss had lost a similarly valued Proteus. Not a great day for either of us.
So I decided to become a pirate. I have been living out in Tama recently and have got a good number of kills for the month of September. Not my best month on the boards ever, but I destroyed some good stuff! I am slowly destroying my security status in the process. I am no longer allowed into hi sec, currently I am sitting on -6.7. Now, I have alts to bring me things so I don’t have to worry too much about not being allowed into hisec, but let me share with you my first “whoopsie” moment.
So the other day we are camping the Nouvakaiken gate in Tama, collecting a few kills here and there. But [SNUFD] decides to come mess with us. A little bit of background: the Nourv gate is the hisec entrance into Tama and on the other side is a 0.8 security system, and SNUFD is a group of guys that will not engage solo – against them, you’re guaranteed a titan bridge on top of you or that they have a blob next door. So when SNUFD starts messing around, we warp to an offgrid safespot and align to the gate. We mess around with them, have a couple small skirmishes but don’t lose anything. I should mention that I am flying my shiny Abaddon right now, as I just finished training Tech 2 Large Pulse Lasers and I am itching to try them out. So yeah, I am in a battleship, offgrid safespot, aligned to a hi sec gate.
Hey guess what?! My phone rings! It’s an old friend who I haven’t talked to in ages. Now, most people would go dock up at this point, but I just take off my computer headphones, thinking that the conversation won’t take too long. I don’t notice that after maybe 10-15 minutes I am the only one in the safespot, but I do notice shortly thereafter a SNUFD Loki landing about 13km away from me. I am still on the phone at this point, so I quickly right click warp to gate at 0. In hind sight, I should have warped at range, or to one of my many safespots around the gate (and I mean MANY, I went a little crazy one day…). But Nooooo, I warped to 0. So when I land, I see another SNUFD member there in a sturdy Abaddon, who immediately starts trying to point me. Without thinking, I right click -> Jump. I bet you guys can guess what happens next. Criminals are not allowed in Caldari space, and the NPCs made that very clear as they webbed, neuted, and blew my abaddon into bits. Well, at least I didn’t give SNUFD an easy kill.
Note to self, dock up when the phone rings.