So it’s been awhile since my last blog post, but due to some reasonable excuses. Fallout 4.
Well, that and I had my hands tied working on a video project for Empyreus. If you guys remember from back in May, I was working on a little something for the now dead Diplomatic Immunity alliance (RIP). I’ve dabbled in the mystical art of video editing and design for the better part of five or six years as a hobby, and decided I would shake off the dust and push something out.
The trickiest part is actually recording decent “shots” using Eve’s somewhat limited camera options. I like to think I did pretty good overall, but I can certainly see areas where I can improve upon in the future. Overall the general reception has been pretty positive, even on /r/eve.
I would also like to report that my first “Legos and Drunken Shenanigans” roam was an absolute success! I can’t lie, I was a little nervous before we stepped off so I shotgunned a few beers beforehand to make sure I was well buzzed before we began. All I had that night were some Dos Equis- one of my favorite brews – but it didn’t have that kick to get me going. I can’t drink liquor, so that’s out of the question. I suppose I’ll pick up some Redds Wicked Ale for the next roam, and I know that stuff will knock me on my ass by the fourth beer!
In total, I had around 11 other alliance members and blues join up for the alcohol filled night. Our fleet consisted of mainly Svipuls, with frigate EWAR support. As I ordered the fleet to undock and sit on the TEG gate in XUW as we collected ourselves and all of our booze, I laid out the ground rules for the roam.
- Anytime someone dies, everyone takes a drink. Whoever died, takes two drinks.
- Anytime we kill someone, everyone takes a drink. Whoever gets top damage, takes two drinks. Whoever gets the killmail, takes two drinks. (This also cumulates, so if you got top damage and the killmail, that is five drinks total!)
- Anytime someone fleet lemmings, take a drink. (IE: Someone jumping on a gate that is red.)
- Anytime the FC says take a drink, everyone takes a drink.
Simple enough right? I may add more to it later, but by the end of the roam most of us were pretty sloshed. Anyways, I’m sure you want to know how well we actually did. So below is a list of everything we killed!
I excluded all of the capsule kills, but some of those were carrying some implants which added a few extra million ISK to the net worth of kills. All in all, I think the total result of kills equaled to around 920 million ISK, and I only lost one ship from my fleet the entire night – a Slasher.
Honestly, I am impressed we did that well. Myself not being an experienced Fleet Commander, added with the side effects of alcohol, I was expecting all of us to die in a horrible fire, albeit having fun while doing so, but still.
Everyone that participated seemed fairly impressed with the roam, and all very eager to hear when I would take out the next “Legos and Drunken Shenanigans” roam. I don’t have a date just yet, but it looks like it’ll be next week on a Saturday again. I’m also considering a “flight of the Algos” as the next ship theme, supported by EWAR frigates again.
November 10th also saw a very exciting battle for us here in Fountain. Our neighbors, consisting of Parental Supervision and Blacklisted Operations, were entosising a station of theirs in a kitchen sink fleet tallying to around 40 – 50 members. We didn’t care about the station, but we wanted a fight, so the powers that be managed to arrange a fight with them on their terms. We managed to assemble a fleet of zealots and guardians with minor EWAR support, tallying to a total of around 20 – 25 members.
We planned on our superior fleet composition and logistics backbone to be able to deal with their staggering numbers compared to us. Fortunately, we were right.
The only ship we lost from our fleet was a Griffin, so needless to say, we whelped them pretty hard. But I like these guys, and they didn’t seem mad about the results at all. They had superior numbers, and we even fought them on their terms. On paper, they should have beaten us, and they very well could have had they been more coordinated with their attacks.
Biggest issue I saw were that their Logi was spread out repairing non-important ships, and that they were not focusing their DPS at all. They managed to shut down two of our Guardians with damps and jams, leaving us with only three Guardians to rep our fleet. If they had managed to simply focus their firepower on a single target instead of spreading out, they might have been able to destroy some of our zealots, or even whelp our fleet.
All in all, it was a good fight, and I commend them for wanting to duke it out with us. I just hope you guys took some lessons learnt home with you!
Overall, the past few days have been extremely fun. We also managed to pick up another new guy in to RDAS recently, bringing us up to two new guys in the past two weeks. While RDAS has never been big on recruiting, and is naturally a very small corp to begin with since we’re all close friends, picking up two new people is nice. Friendship is magic!
However, with the recent release of Fallout 4, it seems all of Eve has gone quiet. Well, at least for the next few days to a week I presume. It’s been a phenomenal game so far, and has been a struggle to pull myself away from when I need to help out with a fleet in Eve or assist one of the newbros.
That about wraps this post up, so stay tuned for the next one!
The Scruffy Pirate