Saturday, March 27, 2010

Back in the saddle

It's been a while but Ikkou and Deserae Krane are back in action. Since Ikkou has left CVA a month or two ago, he's joined ZAF, Zenith Affinity. These ZAF guys are a crazy bunch I tell ya. They've been very supportive and I thank them for their tactics and advice. Deserae Krane is also in ZAF, although she's still in highsec but we'll talk more about her in her own posts.

He's lost a stealth bomber. That's right, a stealth bomber. How? well I basicly jumped through a gate, found a dictor, cloaked up and flew towards the edge of the bubble and thought "haha! he'll never catch me in wtffbbqqpwnmobile!"... until he microwarp drived past me. That's when he decloaked and blew me up. That was during the Gemanite invasion, hard fought if I do say so myself. Since then, I've begun to train a bit of Gallente skills. See, as a Caldari Pilot I have to admit that my pvp options are quite limited. As such, I've turned to blasters. It's like a punch to the face.

My new ship is named the "U.S.S. Sasha", but she's a remake. Sasha is a thorax which I lost during the Gemanite invasion while attacking 2 carriers and a mother ship that attacked and killed a friendly jump freighter at a friendly POS that me and my buddy were sitting at, waiting for something to attack... and we got it. A battle soon raged and the capital ships were nothing but huge metal husks by the end of the battle, but at the cost of Sasha's life. After that, the Gemanite invasion was pulled back and we set our sights on Pure Blind. Ikkou and a Scorpion Battleship soon followed with little pvp success. As such, the Pure Blind invasion was retracted and some Sov was transfered to Zaf in Tribute. I then proceeded to rat until I got the money to revive Sasha and she... is... glorious. She was revived with breast implants(a rather small one though) and t2 ammo for extra cleavage. She's got Small T2 blasters, which work perfectly fine on the thing, and Void S ammo. Priceless to see the look on a would be jaguar or close range frigate expecting medium guns.

With Ikkou and Des back in the saddle, expect more posts from me.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Defection can be sweet and sour

It's been a pretty long time since I've posted here. I'm sorry for the wait, if anyone is still hoping for a post that is.

Right so where to begin... I've left CVA

You see, I engaged in a defensive operation against AAA's attack on the system D-G. Unfortunately, CVA dropped the ball, big time.

They managed to lose over a hundred ships, a large amount of those capital ships while AAA only lost something like 20 ships? Correct me if I'm wrong about the numbers but it's all estimated. Not only that, when I was in the defensive fleet, CVA just decided to leave our 90 man fleet trapped in D-G surrounded by Sniper Battleships in a POS.

The biggest ship we had? A torpedo Raven.

Sad, I know. Me and my partner Lone had talked about leaving Provi shortly thereafter. It was sickening to think that such a large alliance with a large ISK bank couldn't have shelled out the money to defend D-G AND use good tactics. So we left...

Shortly after our other team mate, S0m, decided to blow up friendly CVA ships about a week after, maybe less, the loss of D-G.

Thus, me and Lone left and so did S0m and now our plan is to blow up CVA. CVA is like France... they talk alot of big talk but in the end, when it comes to defending their own land, they're about as effective as the Maginot Line.

Now, we're back in our old Corp, Krux, and are currently recruiting to conduct our Pirating ops. in CVA space. We've even got a chance at getting some AAA space since they seem to be interested in our story. We hope to grief 'em as much as we can.

That pretty much sums up my current situation. If you're interested in joining KRUX, leave Ikkou901 an EVE mail with credentials and what not. I'm sure that if you're looking at this, you're a hard core EVE player hoping to learn more on people's views of the Alliance diplomacy. Well, I mean, I havent received any comments asking what's a Battlecruiser yet, but it could happen...

I hope to post again in 3 days and update the situation once more. Until then, fly safe and suicide bomb CVA, won'tcha?

Friday, January 1, 2010

New year, New alliance, New bussiness

First off, happy new year and merry belated christmas. Now that that's out of the way I've got some new things to talk about...

Me and my partner Lone left our high sec griefing corp to join a corp with ties to null sec. It's a double edged blade however. We've entered Province, land of CVA and NRDS. Sure we can mine and rat as much as we like, but we can't engage neutrals. Besides that, some of the standings aren't set up exactly so you can never really gauge the danger of the situation without checking with the intel channel. In fact, my character, along with Lone's characters, have been questioned in intel channel to see if we were Friends or Foes.


I've seen so many neutrals I wanna shoot that it's not even funny. Problem is that you might be red to a corp that you pissed off a few months ago over something stupid like a can flip. Remember the Osprey?

A Gang member from the Osprey mining gang belonged to CVA and upon seeing us in Province sec. he attempted to get us kicked out of our corp (or so I think) but did not realize that we just joined the corp today.

NRDS is a problematic system, but I can see it's benefits. It's nice to be seen as the good guys in the eyes of inexperienced players or people who like NRDS.

Atleast we left behind the station camping....

Friday, December 25, 2009

Arbitrator, Osprey and a kick to the head

So here we are, waiting for our war dec to go through. What does a bored noob griefer corp do in such a situation? turn to Low sec.

So we decided to run our first Corporation Op. tonight. It was more of a practice run to get used to our FC's command style and to break in a new player into PVP (my gf).

We decided to check in a dead end low sec. system in Amarr, our frig only gang with two rifters (one of them belonging to me), a tristan, a Merlin and an Amarr Navy Slicer was guaranteed to tear apart ANY cruiser. However, things started out badly.

Immediately after we reach the other side of the gate, we encounter a gate camp, 2 battlecruisers. Not good.

We warped to stations while our FC in his Amarr Navy Slicer checked the belt. Nothing interesting in this system so we decided to head over to another system.

Several jumps out, we reach our new system, a system called Teshkat. Still nothing!

Two jumps into deeper low sec. however, and we found our PVP fix.

We went into a system called... nas-something, I don't know. CCP has a great way to name systems, just pick out random letters. We employed a shotgun belt scouting tactic, everyone was assigned a belt and would check the asteroid belt. Thus, we split up.

One of our fleet mates reported nothing, and yet another reported nothing. Seemed as though our luck was still on a shit streak until I reached my belt... An Arbitrator with drones surrounding it. Perfect!

While I closed in on it our FC reported the presence of an Orca, a hulk and an Osprey, not something we'd want to take on yet...

I closed in on it, engaged my tackling equipment and fired, the Arbitrator pilot didn't even react! It was time to bring in the wolf pack. My FC and my partner closed in and attacked as well. By the time the others had shown up, The ship was wrecked and the pod was escaping. Nothing really good in the cargo-hold.

Good Fight.

Soon after we proceeded to a safe spot,our GCC was glaring red. Our FC got off for the night and thus we kept waiting it out until my partner started talking about destroying the Osprey defended by the Tengu. We were skeptical about it calling him crazy until he offered us 5 million Isk each to attack the thing. "The guys on EVE radio gave me 20 mill to attack the thing so lets do it!" he said into our vent channel.

"eh, I've got nothing to lose"... It's nice to say that in a rifter.

We warped in on top of them, attacked the Osprey and then a Vengeance uncloaked and attacked my partner. Our auto-cannons and blasters kept wrecking the thing, till it went pop!

The escape wasn't so graceful though... My rifter got blown up, my partner's merlin went sploosh and another corp mate lost his Tristan. The only surviving Corp ship was my Girl Friend's rifter, which she managed nicely. So there we sat in our Safe Spot, the last rifter on watch, as we waited for our GCC to go down. Not much we could do right?

Atleast we gave that Osprey pilot and the Arbitrator pilot a good kick to the head.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Kommunist Miner

So today there's not much to do. I'm waiting for my partner to get online in xbox live or EVE (probably the first option). But I just gained 2 million Isk in under ten minutes by doing nothing.

I decided to mine for a bit (the mining market in my current solar system is quite lucrative) and while I was mining, I noticed a guy jet can mining Azure Plagiocase. Check his info and find out that he's in an NPC corp, the perfect target, no reinforcements to help him.

I went back to station, grabbed my PVP drake and flew it to his location, sure enough he was still there. I wanted to blow him up so I went over to his jet can and stole as much ore as I could. He didn't respond.

So I decided not to waste my time taking ore in my drake at small quantities so I grabbed my retriever and stole from his can again, no attack.

At this point I was at an impass and I was speaking to my partner on MSN where he then suggests to grab all his ore and place it in a jet can of my own. The perfect plan so I grab my drake a go back there, jettisoning a missile to create the can and then transferring all of the ore to that can. I bought a Badger, a transportation ship, and dragged the can away from the miner with a tractor beam.

Easy pickings.

I went to the station, got my badger, went back there and did about 3 trips in total. I sold all of the plagiocase and earned myself a cool 2 million Isk.

I left the guy a message, a "Evil Kommunist", asking him if he had anymore left. Obviously I just wanted to add insult to injury.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

First Day, First Log

Hi, my name is Jom and I've created this blog to keep track of my EVE "adventures". Some will be exciting! Others may be very well boring. All I know is that Ikkou's adventures will be logged in here whenever possible.

Last week, the impossible happened. Ikkou's partner scanned down a Nighthawk, A caldari Command Ship. Lone, his partner, asked him if they should attempt to shoot it down. After all, these Command Ships have amazing damage absorbing abilities. I responded with a "Let's go for it" and so we launched our attack. Ikkou was in a Blackbird, a cruiser with jamming capabilities which Ikkou calls the U.S.S. Aegis. Lone was controlling two accounts, 1 with a Minmatar Hurricane and another with a scouting ship called a Buzzard. We warped in ontop of the ship and to our surprise, he wasn't firing at the NPC's that were shooting him.

The Nighthawk was at a complex, an NPC pirate base. Ikkou targeted the thing with this simple phrase in mind: "Locked, Jammed and Fucked". The damned thing wasn't even shooting back it was just sitting there taking all the hits. Someone fell asleep at the helm. Lone had to take one of his alts and pick up a Stealth bomber to finish the thing off. We didn't even think we would get to break the tank on it.

But we did.

Triumphant, we returned to our home system and checked out what we looted from the wreck. The real prize was a "Caldari Navy Ballistics Control System".100 Million Isk in just one item, evenly split between me and my partner.


Our luck is amazing.