Sunday, November 20, 2011

Even a pirate has some earning to do

As the title does tell it all i won't tell you anything new when i say, that even the criminals of Eve have to have some industry, production or trader comrades in the galaxies.I am no exception. My girlfriend runs a nice interplanetary production agency which gives some ISK into the corp. And some frigates and ammo. It's always good to have some "clean" business.

If you want to know what planetary interaction or "PI" is all about,then i recommend checking this video out first.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My trusty Tristan fit

Here we go with my trusty Tristan fit. I know you all say frigate fighting is dead. But who knows. Perhaps you can kill more than you think you can.

Railomator - my favorite Tristan setup

[Tristan, railomator]
Damage Control II
200mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Adaptive Nano Plating II

Cold-Gas I Arcjet Thrusters
Initiated Harmonic Warp Scrambler I
X5 Prototype I Engine Enervator

125mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
125mm Railgun II, Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge S
Rocket Launcher II, Caldari Navy Thorn Rocket
Rocket Launcher II, Caldari Navy Thorn Rocket

Small Trimark Armor Pump I
Small Hybrid Burst Aerator I
Small Anti-Explosive Screen Reinforcer I

Warrior II x1

Set your optimal and destroy other frigates....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Back from my hiding place - exploding Rifters

Due to some unfortunate cirumstances involving headhunters and some crazy ammarian priests i went into my hiding place to get out of the view of their hired snipers and killers. Apparently i had stirred up some unrest.

But i now can come back. I have had a facial surgery, vocal chord changes and even some more dubious things done to me. My confidants say that the surgeon did a bit much and that i am now looking like some famous rock-star. Bullshit but see for yourself:

Old Face
New Face

The first thing after i crept out under my stone was to get some new ships. As everybody should know, i fly mostly frigate sized space ships. The Tristan and the Incursus are my favorites. Both are underestimated by the normal rifter pilots. This can be seen in my first battle in this year.

I roamed the worlds of the Amarr/Minmatar Faction Warfare area. Going through Auga, Kourmonen and Lamaa i memorized good scanning spots. In Lamaa i came across a Rifter pilot named Handssor. He was longing for a fight as he just sat a planet. I think it was Planet III. Quickly i aligned towards the planet and warped at 10km from the planetary warp-to point. There he sat. The ducttape rifter gleamed in the rays of the sun. I hit my afterburner to full throttle and my trusty Tristan jumped into action. My old setup has seen me flying with close range blasters. Now i have changed my setup to long-range Railguns and faction ammo. New tactics for new battles.

As soon as i engaged i could see that the other pilot activated a tracking disruptor on me. This thing is a nasty piece of electronic warfare. It can disrupt the range or the tracking speed of weapon turrets. And my railguns really have some bad tracking and need a nice optimal range. So either way he had set up the tracking disruptor it would hurt my damage. On the other hand it ment, that he hadn't a web on his ship as my Warp-Scramble-Alerter  showed my that he activated a WarpScramber on my engines. My speed wouldnt be affected.

After my first shots my HUD displayed that he had the optimal range script loaded and my railguns optimal range was reduced significantly. I quickly countered that by overheating the guns hoping to kill him fast. Additionaly i now launced my single Warrior II drone to take him out. Warrior II drones are the fastest drones with exceptional tracking and the best drones to take out frigate sized ships.

His shield evaporated under my hail of Antimatter plasma and the rockets that spew out of my advanced rocket launchers. Chunks of his armor spew out of his hull but were quickly redone by nano-assemblers. I quickly realized that he activated his Armor Repairer as the blue shine of the nano-assemblers covered his hull. My own ship was in armor too when i realized that another rifter entered the fray. Luckily he warped to 70km from us and hesitated to engage me. I quickly got a better range on my first target and my damage was enough to explode it. My weapons were burnt badly and i shut down the overheat. In the meantime the second Rifter, piloted by Morden Thrace burnt towards me.

My Tristan fit doesn't have an Armor-Repairer so i took my chances by holding my range at around 7.000 to 8.000 m and letting loose all i had. I was lucky and my armor just melted when the second Rifter exploded.

A good new start. Killing two Rifters in my Tristan was a feat i could be proud of. Heading back to Amamake to dock my battered ship up the concord database showed me that these two pilots work as a tag-team. Today wasn't their day.