It never rains, but it pours.
Another day, another roam. I jump into the Milal loop and again I see a ship floating in an obvious safe spot on my D-scan. What works once often works twice, so I nipped back to Amarr to fetch my trusty Magnate.
Scanning him down, I jumped in right on top of him.
Corp: Morior Invictus.
Alliance: Velocitas Eradico
Damage Taken: 562
Name: Taurean Eltanin (laid the final blow)
Corp: Strategic Conflicts Incorporated
Weapon: Gatling Pulse Laser II
Damage Done: 562
Reactor Control Unit I
Warp Core Stabilizer I, Qty: 2
1MN MicroWarpdrive I
Core Probe Launcher I
Post battle review:
The irony here is that he had two warp stabs fitted, so if he had not been afk, he could simply have warped away. I appreciate that there are no stations in the Milal loop, but if you have to step away from the computer, do you really need leave your 'toon in that particular system, when safety is only one jump away?
Not much more to add, as there was no fight to speak of.
Lessons for the future:
These last two "fights" have taught me that I enjoy scanning down players that think they are safe, but blowing up afk shuttles and noob ships is hardly the combat that I am looking for. Over then next several days I had several opportunities to pad my kill board with such prey, but I have passed them up.
I was in search of bigger game...