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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Home

A funny thing happened on the way home. Twelve days ago I lost an Iteron V on my way home from Oursulaert with a load of ice products. It was no big deal, I got my pod out. However, I was polarized so had to go back to Oursulaert rather than home. I got to spend the next week in high-sec.

That's when the first funny thing happened. I was sitting in my Itty V, waiting for news of a way home, and I thought, "Gods this is boring." I had to DO something. So, I filled the Itty V with goodies and took them to Jita where I sold them for a bit of a profit. There weren't even any yellow tags in Uedama; not even a wreck. I mean, nothing interesting was going on.

As I was sitting there staring somewhat dejectedly at my bank balance, I thought to myself, "What the hell's so good about having all this ISK if I'm just sitting in Jita waiting for someone to tell me I've a way home." Then it occurred to me. I was sitting in Jita - with a wallet full of ISK.

RETAIL THERAPY TIME BABY!!!

There's a ship I've been wanting to try for some time now. It's based on a Thorax hull, which I absolutely love. I think that hull is just dead sexy. It was in a Thorax years and years ago that I first explored PvP in Seyllin. I had a very good fight with an Ishkur. It wasn't until my second Thorax loss to three battle cruisers that I decided I wasn't ready for capsuleer combat.

So I bought myself a Phobos: laser fit, double 1600mm plates, and dual WFDG IIs with a script on the second. Oh, and cloaky too!
Gracilisuchus
Damn that is one beautiful ship. That's about the time I heard the weekend's Merc Op was staging in Jita. Woohoo, I was already there! It turned out the entrance to the op hole was 27 jumps away, but the Phobos is reasonably quick and with a 10mn MWD on, it can insta-warp from cloak I discovered. I had good practice all the way to destination for my Itty runs - at least until CCP nerfs Itty V insta-warp fits.

So after an hour or so of organizational prep, we arrived in the target system. It seems there'd been a disagreement and falling out within a Russian corporation and the ousted members wanted revenge. We were happy to oblige, for the right price. When we'd fulfilled the contract, we warped back home through null-sec. Here's a personal highlight video. I hope you enjoy it.




What's that? You want to know the funny thing that happened on the way home? Well, I did get home after the op was finished. It was SOOOOOO good to be back in the hole. Then today (Monday) my CEO discovered I'd helped blow up enough POS modules to be 8th on the SYJ killboard for July. For sure it didn't last even a day, but how funny is that? Mabrick on a top ten killers list.

SURELY YOU'RE JOKING!

Yes I am, but I'm not.

Fly Careful

2 comments:

  1. Is that a typo or are those lasers on your phobos?

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    1. It is no typo, they are indeed lasers. Lasers fit where blasters or rails won't. The fit is based off this one provided by Jester last year:

      http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/2012/02/fotw-super-cap-tackling-phobos.html.

      I upped the modules to T2 variants, dropped the cyno, and added an extra laser. The lasers are really there just for frigates and drones. They don't do much in the way of DPS - but that's not the point of this ship.

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