With much love and fond farewells I left Kite Co yesterday and joined Peaceful.....erm..... Feely Wotsits or whatever our new FW standings grinder corp is called (seriously the most forgettable name ever).
licked us into shape then handed the reins over to me and I took us
offensive plexing. Oplexing is 65% about fighting and 35% about ticking
over the timers to win capture points, the captures provide a nice
stream of passive income when what we're actually doing is chatting and d
scanning for customers.
I did a couple of hours last night with a
gang that varied from about 2 to 6 active pilots. Each fight has a fair
chance someone will die so we based out of Oshaima which has a good
route to nearby Jita, is right near a load of very hot gallente systems
has a market stocked by RvB who live there (as do our FW trailblazers,
Kill Them With Kindness) and has the plus point that the police aren't
constantly threatening to kill us.
We had a very good fight where
we killed a jackdaw, thorax and something else and later an exciting
assault on TMC streamer Lazarus Telraven where we all died heroically.
We actually got his Thorax to half hull but being a dishonorabu goon he
just had to batphone PL and was saved by Elise in a Vexor.
soloed for a few hours while pretending to half ass some work and
discovered I've become very rusty at frigate pvp in the plexes. There's a
specific sequence you have to do as a brawler when a kiter comes in on
you: preheat, set tackle mods flashy, approach, lock and I used to have
it down pat but I messed it up this afternoon and lost 3 fights to kitey
tristans. I cheered myself up by winning one against a Punisher though.
other people in the corp came alive and we got a gang going again. The
place is so content mad I actually looked for quieter systems so we
could secure a few lp before I welped us.
Our first action was a
fight against a t1 hauler which was brutally beating up poor Yomato.
Turns out he's not very good at fitting Hookbills as even with 3 of us
dirty blobbing it it was still able to murderise him. Never come between
a Badger and its goo!
We took a brave fight in Onatoh, we knew
they were slightly outmuscling us but it's better to fight than to keep
running off until you're sure. (interesting discussion btw on Asher's
podcast about how no one in nullsec wants to have an even fight any more
so it's not all roses there like some people are saying). We killed a
thorax and nearly got another one before we all died. - 4 frigs, welp #1
did some plexing, made some LP then took on another fight, this time
against some posh faction frigs. We got a slicer for a few cheap frigs
and a hookbill. Welp #2
We carried on exploring the zone and
oplexing as the evening started getting busier and busier. CalMil took
the crucial system of Heydelieles someone told me so it was a real ants
nest around this corner of the zone with the Frogs knowing that we're
poised to knock over the next lily leaf. It puts adding points to the
silver control bar into perspective knowing that corps like Aideron
Robotics could lose their home with us doing a bit to help that along.
hooked up with a CalMil fleet trying to take a plex in Fliet with
expensive ships. As we were in cheapass brawlers it made sense for us to
sit on the beacon looking for scrams while the rich kids swagged about
in their garmurs etc.
Gallente tried to pick us off with
cormorants but we were too good and all of us made it past a camp they
put on the novice plex. Gallente couldn't allow us to capture this so
they reshipped into incursus, navitas and... wait, what's this???... a
griffin. Caldari supremacy tacitly acknowledged!
in they came and
meat shield did what meat shield does. We scrammed and killed a logi
frig, then another, then that was it for me, turns out being in a ship
that fights at 1000m does not a long life guarantee in frig brawls.
others clung on and brawled a bit more with line fleet members very
competently managing the fight until we died. Dunno what happened to our
Caldari friends after we died - probably warped off and polished their
killboards. Ho hum, the life of a peasant in a Merlin.
So that was #welp3 but each welp was a useful assault on an enemy that we inflicted pain to everytime.
told I've spent about 8 hours of the last 24 doing FW and had really
good fun. Of the 10 Merlins I brought down 8 are dead but I've got 7
kills and am the corp's top killer!
If other people in Brave want
to be early adopters too come join us. And as for everyone else we'll
see you in a couple of weeks when you can fly your Merlins and
meatshield for us as we all swag around in our posh new Caldari Navy
Hookbills. (Don't worry, you'll get enough LP for a Hookbill soon
For people not in Brave join channel Brave Newbies and ask about the faction war corp, erm, Peaceful something something.
And for people who are frogs, watch out, the Newbies are coming!