Tuesday, 8 March 2011
3 Gatling Pulse Lasers 2 (Navy Multifrequency & Scorch)
5W Infectious Power Malfunction
Cold-gas Arcjet Thrusters
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Inhibitor
Small I-a Polarized Armor Regenerator
Adaptive Nano Plating 2
Damage Control 2
200mm Rolled Tungsten
I was on a roam around Molden Heath, when saw FeistyOne in local - the pilot that downed me in Punisher 7. I said hello, and expressed my regret for not giving her a "gf" last time. We started chatting, and I was challenged to a T1 frigate dual. How could I refuse?
A few minutes later I spotted a Tristram on my scanner, and guessed it was FeistyOne. We agreed to warp to the sun at zero, and start as soon as we landed.
And that's exactly what we did. We pointed each other, and opened fire. Because she was using blasters, I tried to cap her out. I made sure that I kept our respective speeds in within my tracking profile, and it was a straight up damage race.
Which she won - by a respectable (but not embarrassing) margin.
Victim: Taurean Eltanin
Corp: Strategic Conflicts Incorporated
Damage Taken: 2313
Name: FeistyOne (laid the final blow)
Corp: Twisted Inc.
Weapon: Light Electron Blaster II
Damage Done: 2313
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher I (Cargo)
Fusion S (Cargo)
200mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
ECM Burst I, Qty: 2 (Cargo)
Small I-a Polarized Armor Regenerator
Small Armor Repairer I (Cargo)
EMP S, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Massive Scordite (Cargo)
Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Adaptive Nano Plating II
Dual 180mm AutoCannon I (Cargo)
Gatling Pulse Laser II
Scorch S (Cargo)
Proton S, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Shield Recharger I (Cargo)
Photon Scattering Field I (Cargo)
Small Shield Transporter I (Cargo)
Monopropellant I Hydrazine Boosters (Cargo)
Widowmaker Heavy Missile, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
250mm Light Artillery Cannon I (Cargo)
Imperial Navy Multifrequency S, Qty: 2
Miner I (Cargo)
Damage Control II
Phased Plasma S, Qty: 101 (Cargo)
Cold-Gas I Arcjet Thrusters
5W Infectious Power System Malfunction
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I
Gatling Pulse Laser II, Qty: 2
Small Capacitor Battery I (Cargo)
Scorch S, Qty: 2 (Cargo)
Proton S, Qty: 101 (Cargo)
Gf's all around, and FeistyOne then contracted my wreck back to me, which was really awesome.
Post battle review:
Again, my ability to deal and absorb damage was simply less than my enemy's ability to do so. While I have been working on my fitting skills, my damage and tanking skills have been neglected. I will need to do something about that soon.
When the battle was first ended, I was kicking myself for not trying to get out of the Tristram's optimal. In hindsight, however, the web meant that I had no ability to do so. Still, I should have considered the possibility, rather than overlooked it. I need to work on that.
I am also becoming more dissatisfied with the neut. I love the idea, but it is yet another area where my skills are simply measured against my opponent's skills, and I don't have the capacitor skills to win that competition yet. I will have to consider going back to the nos, at least in the short term, so I can get a few more rep cycles in.
Lessons for the future:
Try (at the very least) to control tracking and range. Also start working on tanking skills as soon as reasonably possible.
Most of the time, I just don't understand why people go on and on about Eve being dark and seedy game. Everyone I meet seems to be pretty awesome. In fact, the people who blow me up seem to be the most awesome; it's only the carebears that get snippy. And I bet they are really nice to other carebears.
Sure, I see some (really) obvious scammers in local, but they just take advantage of other player's greed. As W C Feilds once said "You can't cheat an honest man. He has to have larceny in his heart in the first place."
Perhaps what people find in New Eden is simply a reflection of themselves.