New Trade Republic
You will recall that for the last month or so I have been stomping these guys at every turn. They seemed to be completely incapable of adapting to war conditions, losing two Orcas and numerous mining barges, as well as a few combat ships. Their one victory was when I decided to take a fight against a Thrasher and a Vexor on their home station undock with my Merlin.
Lately NTR2 has been a bit more cautious. They no longer are taking Orca supported mining ops out with me one jump away. When I log in, they seem to dock up and go afk. I did kill a Procurer or two, and an Exequror Navy Issue a few days ago. I got in an engagement with a Brutix on the BCF undock in Hek, but a Cynabal warped in when I had him at around 60% armor. I debated taking them both on, but it seemed a bit much for my Nearly Invincible Merlin, so I disengaged. Shortly after that, all of them who were online showed up in local. I wanted to see what they had, so I unlocked in my Hurricane. I saw a Megathron, Navy Cane, Cynabal, some other things. They scattered and ran as soon as I appeared.
Around that time, I noticed my wallet blinking, and found that I had received a gift of 50 million isk. Then I got an EVE-mail.
|This week of war is sponsored by Edrissa Ikesric|
You will recall that last time I mentioned that I had wardecced an alliance called Rush Unlimited. It turned out to be fairly ill conceived on my part. The first issue was that they were based far from home. Having to make 20 jumps to go after them stretched my resources and made it tough to capitalize on opportunities. They basically went into bunker mode and didn't make many mistakes. I lost a Merlin and a Gnosis in foolish attacks in their home system, decided to chalk it up as a loss and let the war expire.
I also wardecced a corporation called Gangplank Industries. They seem to be down for some goodfights, but I have been too distracted to really participate. I lost one Merlin and killed a Procurer and pod. This war will expire soon and I think I will let it, but may dec them again when I have the time to focus my attention on it.
The story of how this war began is actually more interesting than the war itself. I was considering them as a target, kind of just poking around to see what they like to do in peacetime. As usual, I was flying a Merlin. I spotted one of their pilots in a Raven on a gate, and on a whim I sent him a duel invite. He warped off to a station and accepted the duel while in warp, so I called him out on it in local.
[ 2014.02.08 21:16:33 ] Kalim Dabo > Larah Chun-Lee come back, coward
[ 2014.02.08 21:16:47 ] Kalim Dabo > let's fight
[ 2014.02.08 21:17:10 ] Larah Chun-Lee > no i pressed the wrong button + i dont want to loose my new raven
[ 2014.02.08 21:17:19 ] Kalim Dabo > i'm in a merlin
[ 2014.02.08 21:17:32 ] Kalim Dabo > probly can't break your tank anyway :D
[ 2014.02.08 21:17:33 ] Larah Chun-Lee > I have no tank
[ 2014.02.08 21:17:44 ] Yumla Cos > lol
[ 2014.02.08 21:18:02 ] Graham Oriki > rofl
[ 2014.02.08 21:18:13 ] Kalim Dabo > i'm not sure i can forgive this act of cowardice
[ 2014.02.08 21:19:00 ] Larah Chun-Lee > what auto rooting?
[ 2014.02.08 21:19:24 ] Kalim Dabo > running away after accepting an honourable duel
[ 2014.02.08 21:19:52 ] Kalim Dabo > prepare yourselves
[ 2014.02.08 21:20:27 ] Kalim Dabo > i will have my just and lawful revenge
[ 2014.02.08 21:20:34 ] Larah Chun-Lee > actually i started warping before i accepted plus as i said i miss clicked
[ 2014.02.08 21:20:48 ] Kalim Dabo > a likely excuse
[ 2014.02.08 21:21:05 ] Kalim Dabo > tell you what, for 100 million isk i will overlook the whole thing
[ 2014.02.08 21:21:36 ] Larah Chun-Lee > well as i said i have a new raven which means i am bust
[ 2014.02.08 21:21:55 ] Kalim Dabo > contract me the raven and we'll call it good
[ 2014.02.08 21:22:27 ] Larah Chun-Lee > hell no then I would have no way to make Iskies
[ 2014.02.08 21:22:50 ] Teladius > fuck iskies
[ 2014.02.08 21:23:09 ] Kalim Dabo > either that or i destroy the raven and you still have no way to make iskies
[ 2014.02.08 21:23:27 ] Larah Chun-Lee > how you gonna destroy it?
[ 2014.02.08 21:23:38 ] Kalim Dabo > with my Nearly Invincible Merlin
[ 2014.02.08 21:23:51 ] Kalim Dabo > in lawful combat, 24 hours from now
At this moment I put in the wardec.
[ 2014.02.08 21:23:56 ] Larah Chun-Lee > but you cant destroy stuff in station
[ 2014.02.08 21:24:26 ] Kalim Dabo > i'm not in station
[ 2014.02.08 21:24:32 ] Larah Chun-Lee > I am
[ 2014.02.08 21:24:38 ] Hiba Dacella > who cares
[ 2014.02.08 21:24:48 ] Kalim Dabo > oh, wtf then, come out of station and fight me
[ 2014.02.08 21:24:51 ] Hiba Dacella > stop spamming local
[ 2014.02.08 21:24:57 ] Larah Chun-Lee > and just broke up from uni yesterday so wont be on for a week
[ 2014.02.08 21:25:23 ] Hiba Dacella > how long does a duel last
[ 2014.02.08 21:25:42 ] Kalim Dabo > ok, i'll take it out on your corpmates then, when the war starts
[ 2014.02.08 21:25:44 ] Megan DeMonet > till its over
[ 2014.02.08 21:26:03 ] Larah Chun-Lee > You got one hell of a grudge there
[ 2014.02.08 21:26:32 ] Kalim Dabo > I can't abide breaches of space-etiquette in my system
[ 2014.02.08 21:27:04 ] Kalim Dabo > however, i will forgive them for the right price
[ 2014.02.08 21:27:12 ] Larah Chun-Lee > lel i never knew you could own systems
[ 2014.02.08 21:27:20 ] Kalim Dabo > of course you can
[ 2014.02.08 21:27:41 ] Kalim Dabo > i own Nakugard
[ 2014.02.08 21:27:55 ] Kalim Dabo > ask Oscuro Gancho, who thought he could challenge me
[ 2014.02.08 21:28:28 ] Larah Chun-Lee > owww you are not at gate anymore
[ 2014.02.08 21:28:38 ] Kalim Dabo > coming back for you
I warp back to the gate and find him there with his Raven, put in another duel request, which he accepts, and the fight begins. I got a tight orbit on him and began killing off his drones one at a time. The incoming damage was barely tankable with my MASB until the drones were gone, at which point it wasn't too bad, but I still needed to burn off a cap booster charge every 30 seconds or so. I reloaded the ASB twice, maybe three times, and used up all the charges that I had, then had to pulse it on cap alone two times. The last one killed my scram, AB, and guns, but luckily he didn't manage to run away, and picked that moment to stop shooting and give up.
[ 2014.02.08 21:31:30 ] Lisabeth Inkura > you goign to get all 8 of you ?
[ 2014.02.08 21:32:29 ] Lisabeth Inkura > how the hell can you lose 186 capsules?
[ 2014.02.08 21:36:52 ] Larah Chun-Lee > out of ammo soon
[ 2014.02.08 21:37:20 ] Kalim Dabo > not me :)
[ 2014.02.08 21:38:47 ] Larah Chun-Lee > out off ammo :/
[ 2014.02.08 21:40:24 ] Kalim Dabo > pay me 80 mil or i kill you
[ 2014.02.08 21:40:34 ] Kalim Dabo > fast
[ 2014.02.08 21:40:52 ] Kalim Dabo > too slow
[ 2014.02.08 21:40:54 ] Kalim Dabo > gf
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:03 ] Hiba Dacella > why does he need to pay you?
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:10 ] Megan DeMonet > he dont now
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:17 ] Praq27 > so he can make money and get a kill
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:20 ] Larah Chun-Lee > I SAID NO MONEY Y U NO LISTEN
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:23 ] Praq27 > why else
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:24 ] Yumla Cos > well 80mil would have been cheaper than a death raven
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:44 ] Hiba Dacella > ddid he lose his raven?
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:49 ] Graham Oriki > yes
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:52 ] Democlez Musana > yep
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:54 ] Larah Chun-Lee > not when i got paid plat insurence
[ 2014.02.08 21:41:57 ] sin tausong > linky linky
[ 2014.02.08 21:42:13 ] Hiba Dacella > how did you engage with no concord?
[ 2014.02.08 21:42:20 ] Ventris Uriel > duel
[ 2014.02.08 21:42:22 ] Kalim Dabo > duel
[ 2014.02.08 21:42:25 ] Kalim Dabo > Kill: Larah Chun-Lee (Raven)
[ 2014.02.08 21:42:25 ] Hiba Dacella > agh
[ 2014.02.08 21:42:36 ] Democlez Musana > ask for a duel or steal from a can
[ 2014.02.08 21:43:05 ] Kalim Dabo > well, thx for the fight
[ 2014.02.08 21:43:06 ] Praq27 > omg lololol
[ 2014.02.08 21:43:20 ] Hiba Dacella > lara your ceo is going to be pissed off
[ 2014.02.08 21:43:31 ] Kalim Dabo > as i see it, your breach of etiquette has been repaired
[ 2014.02.08 21:43:43 ] Democlez Musana > can flipping can be profitable if your expert at running like a bish or... you can over power them
[ 2014.02.08 21:43:59 ] Hiba Dacella > how long does a duel timer last?
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:14 ] Praq27 > its not can flipping... its not paying attention to what ur doing and being lazy in a mission
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:14 ] Kalim Dabo > i'll drop the war if you just reimburse the 50 million isk war fee, beyond that we have no further quarrel
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:17 ] Lisabeth Inkura > 3 mins or so i think
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:22 ] Kalim Dabo > Hiba Dacella 5 minutes i think
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:26 ] Democlez Musana > 15 minutes
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:31 ] Hiba Dacella > lol
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:35 ] Hiba Dacella > 3 5 15
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:41 ] Lisabeth Inkura > thats the one it's less if you use a bomb on rats
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:43 ] Democlez Musana > 15
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:54 ] Kalim Dabo > Democlez Musana it is definitely not 15
[ 2014.02.08 21:44:59 ] Democlez Musana > 5 for duel 10 for encounter timer
[ 2014.02.08 21:45:03 ] Kalim Dabo > that's way long
[ 2014.02.08 21:45:06 ] Hiba Dacella > ook
[ 2014.02.08 21:45:24 ] Lisabeth Inkura > if you've got satisfaction how about calling of the dumb war dec ?
[ 2014.02.08 21:45:25 ] Larah Chun-Lee > but you would get that from my dead raven...
[ 2014.02.08 21:45:34 ] Hiba Dacella > why did he not just wait for duel timer to run out and undock?
[ 2014.02.08 21:45:35 ] Kalim Dabo > Lisabeth Inkura i said that i would
[ 2014.02.08 21:45:50 ] Kalim Dabo > you just need to reimburse the 50 mil isk war fee
[ 2014.02.08 21:45:54 ] Democlez Musana > they are war decked
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:00 ] Hiba Dacella > agh i see
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:06 ] Democlez Musana > they can fire on eachother no matter wgat
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:12 ] Larah Chun-Lee > my dead raven probly gave you 50 mil
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:15 ] Hiba Dacella > yah
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:27 ] Larah Chun-Lee > whilst fighting the timer does not go down
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:29 ] Kalim Dabo > Democlez Musana the war actually starts tomorrow, it was just a duel
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:35 ] Hiba Dacella > cant belive you undocked a raven when you under war deck mate
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:46 ] Democlez Musana > Kalim Dabo ooh ok
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:55 ] Larah Chun-Lee > not war deck yet.................................
[ 2014.02.08 21:46:57 ] Hiba Dacella > so he lost a raven to a duel?
[ 2014.02.08 21:47:02 ] Democlez Musana > yes
[ 2014.02.08 21:47:04 ] Hiba Dacella > omg
[ 2014.02.08 21:47:15 ] Democlez Musana > said war dec starts tommorrow
[ 2014.02.08 21:47:16 ] Kalim Dabo > Larah Chun-Lee i only got 8 mil from the wreck, pay the 42 mil balance and we're good
[ 2014.02.08 21:47:36 ] Hiba Dacella > what is the war thing about?
[ 2014.02.08 21:47:41 ] Hiba Dacella > why war dec them?
[ 2014.02.08 21:47:48 ] Lisabeth Inkura > 24hrs
[ 2014.02.08 21:47:52 ] Larah Chun-Lee > HOW MANY TIMES i got no moneyz
[ 2014.02.08 21:48:06 ] Kalim Dabo > Larah Chun-Lee get your corpmates to pay
[ 2014.02.08 21:48:26 ] Larah Chun-Lee > why it is between us not them
[ 2014.02.08 21:48:26 ] Democlez Musana > war decing is usually over money resources or territory
[ 2014.02.08 21:48:36 ] Kalim Dabo > or contract me assets of equivalent value
[ 2014.02.08 21:48:49 ] Democlez Musana > and at times just for fun or they have a vendetta
[ 2014.02.08 21:48:57 ] Hiba Dacella > ok
[ 2014.02.08 21:49:36 ] Larah Chun-Lee > i am sure you can afford a 42m loss it would only take 2 hours to get it back
[ 2014.02.08 21:49:39 ] Democlez Musana > most war decs ive seen are from smaller corps who get pulled by another corp and declare war
[ 2014.02.08 21:49:43 ] Vylan Fenrir > http://i.imgur.com/qEZbgi0.jpg
[ 2014.02.08 21:50:03 ] Larah Chun-Lee > also war dec does not give us the money so we cant give it back
[ 2014.02.08 21:50:16 ] Kalim Dabo > Larah Chun-Lee very well, i'll need to continue trhe war until i recoup my losses
Right after that he sent a lovely letter apologizing and sent 50 million isk, but I decided to let the war go in anyway because I wanted to kill more noobs.
Ninja Baiting and trying new things
|Playing with the Incursus in Lustrevik|
I've been flying Merlins almost exclusively in solo PvP for a long time. Just to switch things up a bit I figured that I would fit an Incursus and do some ninja baiting with it. My regular readers will recall that at one point I announced that I intended to master the art of mission infiltration, then got distracted by other things and never spoke of it again.
Today in Lustrevik, I managed to goad a mission Drake into a fight by shooting his Mobile Tractor Unit and killed him handily with my Incursus. Managing the active armor tank will take some getting used to, and I only remembered that I had a drone after the fight, but I think I like this little ship. I offered him very reasonable ransom terms, but he rudely cursed at me and dropped the convo.
The Real Kalim Dabo?
Where is he? He spent an evening heckling me in Hek local, to the amusement of the locals, then hasn't been seen again. His war against me expired uneventfully. Such a shame, I had high expectations of him.