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19
Jun
11

EvE – Alliance Tournament IX Finals

FINALS DAY FINALS DAY FINALS DAY ! ! ! ! 😀

I’m writing this in the AM of AT IX Finals Day so it will be interesting to see how it turns out but as it’s the Christmas of EvE once again as the build up; the waiting, the impatience are all finally over and we get to sit back, relax and lose ISK to stupid outside bets. Ahh it’s good to be an EvE player today.

On the subject of betting, if I win the final today I win this ship. So hopefully I win the bet in the final.

The Ashimmu. It looks pretty, and it's pretty good.

Here is how the finals day betting goes. More ISK per bet each match. The person with the most wins gets to pick their team for the final. If their team wins the final, BAM! cruiser to the winner. Simple right? I lost last year, I WILL win this year 🙂

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AND IT’S ON!

All dressed up for finals day ! and Tournament cat is in the booth 🙂

And allready a HUGE upset to regular tournamet viewers in the form of Pandemic Legion going out in their first match. Shadoo commentating was brilliant, the advert at the end of the match was a case of ‘great timing’ 🙂 Great match to watch and listen to.

Darkside's Amarr team beating Pandemic Legion's Caldari team pretty convincingly.

So it was a bit sad, but also interesting to see them go out. Ah well, next year guys !

So who won the tournament and how did everyone do this year.

Meta gaming or not, Hydra win Alliance Tournament IX on the back of Laedy's solo power!

This appeared in game, if you saw it and were not aware of the tournament, hopefully you caught the end at least 🙂

Obviously congratulations to Hydra Reloaded for winning the Alliance tournament for the first time, Laedy soloing the entire Outbreak team! who would have thought that would happen?!?! 😉

And my betting? Well let’s just say I picked quite incorrectly all day so no pirate cruiser came my way…I did however payout for a Cynabal so THAT was exciting…heh

LOSING SUCKS!!!

I called bets for Pandemic Legion. Solar Fleet. Black Legion. We Form Voltron. All WRONG giving my friend 4 extra wins, and he called no team wrong the entire day. Next year I win!! there is always next year.

If you tuned into the tournament and read this blog, thanks very much for being with us over the last 2 weekends 🙂

I only got one shot off while I remembered to do this, so here are the people behind the tournament.

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18
Jun
11

EvE – Alliance Tournament Group Matches Day 3

Tournament Cat psych's out the glass of water.

Tournament cat, always entertaining to spot but also…

Kil2, the only expert you need when the only option left...is the Batphone.

Kil2 being green screened was quite funny too 🙂

Pandemic Legion lost today, but it’s ok! I lost the bets today, but it’s ok! What is not ok is the number of teams today that caused all the damn delays. Can’t do math, trying to cheat, doing anything that causes massive delays just made the gaps between matches drag on…momentum guys, was ruined.

So who won and who lost today?

7 wins on the left, 9 on the right. And from this we can predict EVERYTHING!

More postcards from Kil2 on his travels.

Here he is in front of a Chinese dragon, then he went to see a dance troupe, followed by a visit to the local aquarium. Kil2, well travelled.

I lost my bets today because Godfathers didn’t really do very well in their match, I should have gone with my gut’s and chosen W.I. but CCP Lacoste gave me a last second change of mind, /shakes fist to the sky. Oh and PL losing, well, it’s generally a good idea to bet on PL to win, though I guess this proves that even PL can lose. Alliance Tournament, nobody knows what can happen. That was quite cliche of me.

Oh and Outbreak throwing the match for 100k? thanks boys. Another loss for me 😦

BOOO! 10 - 6 to my friend. BOOOO! damn him and his lucky wallet !

The last match Conga-line was at least different 🙂

Weeee! how to throw a match in style

And so we move to the finals day tomorrow! I hope you will be there, I know I will be there, and I hope you make some ISK if you place some bets!

14
Jun
11

EvE – Fabulous/Fantastic/Babylon/Johnny 5/five

Being at work and having spare time to think about other things is a luxury that happens every so often, no stress, no running around like a headless chicken, no being angry or being a prick. It’s great when that happens. And then EvE creeps into my mind, as if I don’t allready spend much of my time playing/writing/thinking about it while I’m not at work which leads to the peace vanishing leaving behind stress and anxiety about what I should write about next.

It’s a vicious circle.

In a way though it’s very Minmatar inspired. Just a few ideas bolted together in the hope that it flies. Occasionally these ideas will be fit enough to undock, while other times it just sits there making whoever created it sigh with dissapointment. And so during one of these times I picked up a pen and took the first thought that came into my head and put it to paper. What would be the coolest 5 man gang?

From just thinking that simple question my brain glues other things to it, and then more things and a bit more until a simple idea forms up from the scrawl on the paper in front of me. I think, what would be the perfect 5 man gang if conditions were perfect? By perfect you can include any ship available, ideal opponent, time of day, system and anything else you want in this little idea. Almost like a scripted event in a game, except that you have created it instead of some developer.

Due to this perfect scenario you have created, you can now make outrageously inaccurate or wildly unplausable setups as to seem unrealistic to the point of being dumb. I thought of a few serious scenarios at first and as the realistic results and the facts didn’t matter so much, the “what if…” factor took over and made this a bit more fun. I’m sure everyone has done something similar whether you’d like to admit it or not unless you are just incapable of doing something like this, in which case, how boring your Spock like ways must seem.

Spock explains it all with an easy to follow corporate jargon style hand gesture.

Spock is sadly correct though. Despite how many gang setups you could come up with that make no sense and have no point because there will always be something wrong with the plan that will get pointed out and make you feel a bit silly. One incredibly obvious reason against this would be that no 5 man can not stop a bigger blob from killing it. And while this and many other “yes but…” reasons are valid, it doesn’t make the point of this any less ‘fun’ to do. And with that final justification out of the way I want to put down my three perfect 5 man gangs. Just for fun.

The lazy yet mobile 5 man gate camp.

For this you will need 1 x fast tackle such as a Dramiel or a Taranis, 1 x Huginn, 1 x Rook, 2 x Zealot.

– Your chosen gate would be in 0.0 that has traffic every now and again but not too much as to be extremely dangerous for your gang. You want to gank solo ships/small gangs from any wandering militias, local mission runners and ratters, hauling ships, scouts and any smaller gangs that don’t belong to some hugely successful group. Try to avoid solo battleships but give them a go If you can break their tank before they get back to the gate and leave, then great!

– The gang is able to move away from the gate in a relativly speedy fashion if something on the other side appears with a large blob or with ships you can not handle. To make matters safer, the ships are not on the gate anyway but being agile is a plus.

– The fast tackle should be able to give chase and destroy any other fast running ship. Which is why a Dramiel is preffered or at best, a good inty killing inty. It should also be pretty fast at pointing targets that may only appear for a short second before warping off or cloaking. It should also be fast to at least attempt the decloaking of transports or recons etc.

– The Huginn is clearly there to web so ships can not get back to the gate so quickly. A back up disruptor incase the fast tackle has problems is a good idea.

– The Rook will be the ‘get out of jail free card’ incase things do go wrong because ECM is great at that. It also has pretty nice damage which is why a Rook, over a Falcon.

– Zealots have great damage output, they are just beasts. Zealots over anything else, because Zealots are also pretty nippy and we don’t want to lose any ship in this camp.

To my noob mind I would say that’s a pretty nice gang as you can’t move, you can’t target and your tank is melting pretty quickly. If I was a Drake or a Rupture and jumped into that, I would be leaving space poopies in my space capsule.

The heavy-set gang of over eaters that like to wander a bit.

For this you will need 1 x Huginn, 1 x Onyx, 3 x Drakes!

– I think this gang would like to move around a few systems and not hang around one spot for too long. Being fat and overweight means they can get caught pretty easily by bigger groups if they get pinned down.

– Ideally, smaller ships are probably not going to get caught, instead larger things like battleships would be viable, or other battlecruisers.

– The Huginn needs quite a large shield tank to at least try and keep up with the other 4 ships in the gang tank wise. Dual webs of course because we don’t want your heavy prey creeping back to the gate so fast. A Target painter would also be nice as every ship in the gang is using missiles.

– The Onyx has a great shield tank and it has the bubble warp disrupter for 0.0 and it also has the foccused warp disruption if you are in low sec. It’s lock time can be pretty good with dual sensor boosters so catching cruisers and perhaps plated destroyers or frigates would also be plausible.

– The 3 Drakes would be HAM drakes. Bacon is best afterall and HAM’s do lot’s of damage. The tank on a Drake is very large so it could be a passive fit if fitting the HAM launchers was an issue.

– Now with all but the Onyx, we have drone bays. Would shield drones be a good idea for a little logistic aid? 15 light Shield maintenance drones on the Drakes, 2 mediums and 3 lights from the Huginn. With Repair Drone Operation V and T2 drones you get 18 shields from each light drone, and 36 from the Mediums giving you a total of 396 shields repaired every 5 seconds ! Ok well perhaps that’s not such a significant help nor a great idea.

Sneaky space bastard group of “Oh for fucks sake”.

For this final recipe you will need 1 x Rapier 1 x Falcon 1 x Arazu 2 x Stealth Bomber

– Like ninjas or assassins, you would stalk your prey out, follow him around null sec and when he goes to rat, the Arazu meets him at a belt, points, damps on him, while the rest of your boys get into system and ruin him.

Or

– If in a busy system, you could just hang around a gate with a stealth bomber on the other side and pick off wandering targets from your ideal optimals.

Or

– Roam around Low sec looking for pirates, or turn pirate (just perhaps not on gates) and kill low sec ratters/missioners.

– I think ideally you want to go for ratting ships in asteroid belts, pirate ships or war targets on gates. Gank 1 or 2 at a time, any more and you won’t be able to lock them down and destroy them as effciently.

– Everything cloaks, warps cloaked and can hide with no trouble at all.

– Fit an expanded probe launcher to the Falcon and look for low sec missioners.

–  They won’t be able to lock, move very fast, use their MWD’s, they will be target painted and covered in drones.

– The only real damage comes from the Stealthbombers, but with target painters the prey could even be cruiser sized and taken out pretty quickly. Allowing you to melt back into the shadows.

I think that’s my dream gang right there. Sneaky backstabbing fuckfaces.

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Ideal situations, and the best case scenario don’t really happen in EvE online which is a good thing really because smarter players or rather more devious players out there would come up with some really twisted shit that would be nigh on impossible to defend against. This is why it’s only fun to think about what you could do given an ideal situation, rather than actually try it out. There are too many variables and possibilities for EvE that planning the ideal gang on a small scale like this would be quite impossible.

Some small gangs go out in interceptors or HACs and try to do what they can with their limited firepower but greater maneuverability just incase they get blobbed. This always gives them the GTFO option while their ship choice gives them a meassure of leathality. I’m not so sure that specialised ships in a small gang that is built up around each other would work so well. A large gang can afford to do special tricks and have tools available because the numbers are there to support any possible losses, or simply that enough of a number means ships won’t explode when faced against a weaker lesser foe. YEY IT’S TIME FOR THE COOL METAPHOR!!!

Scaffolding is the temporary structure that builders use to move around the outside of something they are working on. It will support itself and at times, the structure, by a well built frame that links together and spreads out weight across itself. If you remove a pole or 2 from this, it doesn’t work or is deemed too unsafe to work on. So everything in the scaffolding structure must be secure and actually present in order to work. I think that’s what I am trying to say about a small gang like these 3 examples here.

Though it was fun to think of possibile gang setups in an ideal game….that we don’t yet have.

Oh and I made this as a last resort incase you take my thinking here too seriously.  I don’t think I need it, just seemed a waste not to use it.

OOOOH HE'S GOING TO EAT YOUR BLOG! RUN!

12
Jun
11

EvE – Alliance Tournament group matches – Day 2

Well that was a good weekend of watching organised fights, wagering space money, talking shit and being a loon. Tournament cat came out today. He’s a bit like Wally/Waldo. You have to spot him carefully everytime they go “back to the studio”, because he likes to walk around quite a bit.

The green arrows point towards Tournament cat, but in real life there are no green arrows pointing you to your dreams, you only have to beleive in yourself!

So how did day 2 pan out?

CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR WINNER !!!

Black Legion and Outbreak are 2 teams I think we all should watch intently next weekend. They seem to have their shit sorted and have offered some pretty convincing wins. I also thought that WE FORM VOLTRON was a good setup, that Proteus setup was great to see. Does DHB Wildcat fund their entry by himself? 🙂 The last few seconds of the match between Sev3rance and Vangaurd cost me that match, what bullshit that match was. Oh and this match…wasn’t so great either.

Boring.

The betting went well against my friend. 2 matches up again so I get to pick the first match next Saturday, I CAN NOT FUCKING WAIT.

I win today, but only just. 9 - 7 TooNu 😉

11
Jun
11

EvE – Alliance Tournament group matches – Day 1

ALLIANCE TOURNAMENT IX ! ! ! ! ! !

It’s back on! and it’s time to make some ISK. Betting on the alliance tournament is quite good fun. It’s one of the reasons I like to watch it, though the other reasons (such as enjoyment) are better reasons. If you are not clued in and you play EvE online then please, WATCH THE FUCKING TOURNAMENT! it’s great. Every EvE player that can, tunes in, and if you are one of the few that do not..change your ways before you miss out. Here are the winners of day 1 for the group matches.

Look, a screenshot you could find one the offical website!

I’m betting against an old friend again this year, small bets to start off with to keep it fun. The group rounds are just a warm up; to get a feel for the teams and see who is playing at their best and who is just playing as usual, are there any suprises this year etc. Last years prize was a faction frigate (we were poor) this year we have a faction Cruiser (oooh big spenders). The loser buys the ship for the other one. He won a Worm last year, he chose the ship, I bought it…like a loser. I plan on winning this year. My tactic? pick the winning teams.

We missed the first 4 matches of group 1..the group of death as it’s been called but the last 12 matches we organised thus.

– As he won last year, he got to choose if he will pick first or second, he opted for second.

– I picked who I thought would win in our first match (match 5), he picks the next match and so on.

– The winner of today overall determines tomorrows first pick, and then we repeat.

– This weekend determines who picks first next weekend. It’s simple, right?

This screenshot shows the winners from my perspective from match 5 onwards. A ‘Chapter approved check’ means I won the bet, a sad face means…well, I either didn’t pick the winner or my friend picked the winner.

7 wins to his 5, I pick first tomorrow!

Oh and I’m finding the Kil2, Michael Bolton pairup to be most amusing 🙂 Though I’m with everyone else when I say that Shadoo is awesome.

“What do you think Michael Bolton?”

“Wouldn’t you say Michael Bolton?”

“You can’t argue with Michael Bolton.”

06
Jun
11

EvE – Feeling under skilled?

If anything is going to make you feel insecure about EvE online, it’s that your skills are not as big as the other people in the locker room. You feel under equipped and you feel like a lesser person. Feelings of shame, guilt and hopelessness surround your every thought and good intentions. Some people tell you it’s allright and not to worry as it happens to everyone, you accept that but know that they are just being nice. You just want to join in with the group activity, you want to belong to this group and show them you have what it takes. You don’t want to be on the outside looking in.

Sound familiar?*

Feeling inadequate might be acceptable in real life but not in EvE online. Being inadequate might not be a game breaker for your loving partner, the one person who loves you for who you are and the one person that can look past the parts of you that don’t perform.

Through mutal respect, conversation and honesty you can both work through your short comings.

However in EvE online, your inadequacies are going to be amplified to 11, stomped on, pissed on and then forced past your Larynx, down your trachea, left to fester in your lungs where one day they will expand suffocating you shortly before your lungs explode out through your chest covering everything and everyone within 20 feet with a poisonous chemical compound…the zombie apocolypse is YOUR FAULT because you didn’t do your skill training correctly you fucking retard!

Let’s help explain this post with some good examples explained as if from a corp member that knows everything about the game, has trained everything in the game, and has done everything in the whole entire game. We all have at least 1 of those wankers in every corp in EvE. Are you that person? Let’s assume it’s not 🙂 (<— that smiley represents the last nice moment of this post, the rest is just anger and hatred, you have been warned.)

7 Days 11Hrs 35mins 55Sec until you can actually be regarded as usefull. No Zealot, no Gaurdian, no hope what so ever.

You don’t have all 4 cruisers trained to V? What the fuck have you been training? First of all it’s nice that you can fly all Minmatar cruisers but we are running an armour tanked fleet and so we need you in a Gaurdian…but you can’t fly a Gaurdian, so you fail at life. Take a Lachesis or a Falcon for bait then, because that’s what we do with worms like you!

Signs of carebearing, Cruise missiles V...oh dear oh dear.

Torpedos and Heavy missiles are the only usefull missiles in the game. If you didn’t know that, you don’t deserve your account. Torpedos when we use stealthbombers, torpedos when we siege towers with dreads up close and personal like a boss. The cruise missile stealth bomber is long gone, you should have known that would happen. And we never use the Raven on op’s so fuck yo’cruise missiles.

CORRECT. FAIL. FAIL. Followed by "trained it to level 3? are you taking the piss?"

Didn’t you know that tonights op was with Abbadons? and you are going to fit that large artillery to the Abbadon are you? How about you train some real weapons for a change hmm? Maybe then you will fit in and start making some friends instead of making more people hate your grandparents for producing your parents who then produced a waste of skin and bone like you. Also not training TWR to at least IV just means you are a burden on the alliance coffers who supply you with that extra siege fuel you consume like some fat fucking useless….spongey twat.

Has the possibility of flying the Vargur and Golem, Chimera and Nidhoggur, Phoenix and Naglfar, Widow and Panther, Wyvern and Hel BUT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE AMARR BATTLESHIPS TRAINED TO IV YET?!?! WTF?!?!

I guess you won’t be flying that Abaddon after all, and you won’t be flying Gaurdian so what will you be flying? Light tackle then? or perhaps a Hictor? Can you fly anything? Can you fit salvagers? can you probe? CAN YOU DO ANYHTING CORRECT AT ALL OR DO YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A SUBSCRIPTION TO A GAME THAT YOU SEEM TO ENJOY FAILING AT?!?!?!?!

Here are some other quick fire skills you SHOULD have trained by now, and why.

Logistics V – Triage module for one but also because having it means you’re on par with every other logistics pilot. Let’s both pray together, to god right now, that your cap skills are not fucking doss.

Jump Drive Calibration V – You NEED this, infact you should have spent your reimbursed skill points on this skill because you NEED it when we do Dreadnought op’s, the most exciting op’s in the game. Level 4 will not suffice.

Propulsion jamming V – So you can use mobile warp disruptors. And also so you can use the Warp Disruption Field Generator on a Heavy Interdictor. When we tackle titans and when we want to bubble on gates, and when we want to do anything that involves stopping the enemy from leaving the field.

Destroyers V – Because you NEED to fly light interdictors from time to time and die, and be a hero.

Every Engineering, Mechanic and Electronic skill that refer to fitting and capacitor to V – If you can use the fitting we have provided, then it’s because your fitting skills suck. If your cap runs dry and the fit is cap stable, then you need to learn to play or buy +5% capacitor implants.

If your character age is 5+ years old – Every single skill in the game should be trained to V and you should be a trillionaire and you should be in the top 100 on Battleclinic for kills.

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Oh the patch went smoothly right? well for a few days I had this problem.

"Does the carpet match the curtains?", "Well virgins like you will never know". - Sexy amazing woman with quick wit to your mongoloid pick up line making you look like an idiot in front of your idiot friends.

Being surrounded by red heads is usually great. Nice looking ones that we have in abundance these days that seem to have walked out from a Loreal commercial, not the ones that were kept under the stairs and beaten regularly. I do however draw the line at having a forced sex change on my main. Even if he did look like my alt here.

*If that didn’t sound familiar then you are one of those “people” that have probably been playing since 2005 at least and have forgotten what it was like to be disabled skill point wise. Also, I hate you.

01
Jun
11

EvE – Null sec…lag city

Before whine mode is engaged and I begin to write about EvE online I am first going to set out how the network we are using here works. It is quite possibly the most complex network ever devised and makes my previous internet connection in my previous address look very basic. I lived in a huge city with a T1 line, never had lag, perfect FPS, everything was instant, no wait times…it was like heaven. And then we moved to a rural area and things became quite different.

We built our small apartment on land next to her parents house, where the switch is located. Our 2 PC’s go to a router, which goes into our wall, where a long cable runs underground from the apartment to the house to the wall of the room with the switch. Then a cable from the wall to the switch, then 2 cables from the switch to 2 satellite TV boxes and 2 further PC’s, then of course the ADSL cable to the wall where the internet connection to the house runs to the rest of the world. Sounds fun yes?

Here is a diagram.

All those lines are cables to/from something to another something.

Now that we have established that my internet is not the best internet I can start attacking things.

Zoomed as far as I can from this fight, it still looked really impressive.

I have no clue how large alliances deal with lag in EvE online. No clue at all. If 500 people are in the same system, the game can’t deal with it. So many things going on, drones, different rates of fire, different ammo types, different ships, different types of modules, ship movement, and about 100000 other things all wanting to happen in the same period of time. If the game can’t deal with it, how do the FC’s of large battles deal with it? Call a target, tell your fleet where to align to, and hope for the best and that lag is on your side.

It seems like an exercise in futility.

With titans being shot at, the field started to look a bit bsier as more and more people piled into the system.

Part of the reason large battles happen is the strategic value of certain systems at any certain time. And then there is the “shoot the shiny shit” syndrome where fights over super capitals are valued above other fights because the ISK/death ratio is much higher. When titans are involved with a battle, it’s like flies on shite. Everyone X’s up from several different alliances and we all rush there to shoot at it. In our scenario in these screenshots the culprit’s were not 1 titan, but 3.

The 3 amigos. Erebus, Avatar and Ragnarok.

When the chance to form up for a battle such as this, I joined as soon as I was able to log in. No way in hell am I missing a fight like this, no way. That’s the mentality you have to have as well, you can’t be shy to stay away from fights you know are going to draw the crowds. X up and just grin and bear it, take a book, you’re going to need something to do as your ship takes 10 minutes to engage warp or start shooting.

The ship call was for something I can not use so I took a stealth bomber instead, loaded some ammo and some e.w. and hoped that I could at least help shoot something. Our FC was very good, and I tried to keep up with the target calling but after 5 minutes or so my internet just couldn’t handle it. My client was locking up targets that were allready destroyed. More than once had I an Abaddon with 3 red bars locked up, or a Gaurdian that was trying to be locked up for a few minutes. It was quite irritating BUT it was also good, because I knew we were winning.

And suddenly, the fight we thought was in 0.0 turned out to be at the undock of Jita 4-4

1137 was the highest I could see local at. Jita numbers in null sec ladies and gentlemen. I’m not sure if any alliance leader put petitions for more node support like we are supposed to, I think that they didn’t. Also I am wondering about how that system works, I understand as “We say we are going to fight in system X at XXXX o’clock, can we have node support please?”. And then CCP just sort it out for us. What happens when we can’t say where we are going to fight, or have no hope of anticipating where a large fight will happen at such short notice.Or can we just call it in like an air strike, “WE GOT A FIGHT ON HERE GENERAL! GIVE US SOME SUPPORT!”.

I think we can all agree that giving CCP notice of anything from 24 hours is just not happening. Alliances don’t arrange large scale fights like Don King does. We don’t know for certain that 8 months from now we are drawing in millions from across the globe to watch, we don’t know for certain that it’s going to be a sell out crowd at the venue, we don’t know for certain what fighters are going to be present.

So again, I don’t understand how large alliances can work like this. “We get by”, might be the typical answer.

oh really

Interference is why I can’t do anything with my ship. This is much like in American Football. When the reciever of a thrown ball is interferred with by way of, tripping, grabbing onto their helmet grill, pulling down on their shirt, pushing them, grabbing onto their arms or any other way of interferring before the ball is caught. CCP see that you want to perform an action with your ship but before your PC sends the signal to the server CCP swat it away with the lag-bat. Only there is no ref’ to call bullshit and issue penalties.

The greatest overview ever.

At some point in one of my waiting sessions during the fight, I think maybe during a moment where I was cloaked up shooting torpedos, I took some screenshots of my overview. A tab I have set up for supercapitals…I didn’t have that tab before this fight, but managed to make it during because as I keep saying, I had all the time in the world to do things becuase of lag. The overview was AWESOME. It took 3 whole screenshots with my overview fully stretched to capture every ship. That’s 3 columns of friendly supercapitals. Just look at all of those titans!

Eventually though, the only fun I was really having besides listening to the FC on comms were the effects lag was having on my ship. The module delay was so stupid that I was indeed shooting while cloaked. At the same time my MWD was stuck and I was moving at around 3000 m/s permanently for the whole fight. Cloaked or not. And it wasn’t using any cap what so ever. Just zoom zoom zoom all of the time. I made some pretty nice fly by’s of all the titans and took some nice screenshots for my collection.

At some point I was even being shot at. Laser beams stabbing at my ship all of the time, I must have been destroyed 100 times or more during that fight, but lag preserved my ship. Until I decided to leave.

Hey look, my ship has 2 pod's and one pod has yet to be destroyed! It must be the damage control I have installed.

The next system was also laggy as all hell. So like a smart boy I warped to somewhere random and waited for a short while before warping to a celestial close to my exit gate, bouncing from there to my exit gate. Upon arrival I found myself 30 km away, thinking this a bit odd I clicked to approach the gate and waited as my ship crawled to it. After 3000m to the gate I spammed the jump button 3 or 4 times and waited as the jumping message confirmed this. And then suddenly bubbles were everywhere, and a fleet was ontop of me and I was in my pod.

These things were not there a minute ago.

Not only was I in my pod but I was sat on the gate that was telling me I was jumping through it only for it to now say that traffic control is under staffed and would I please mind waiting a moment. Oh and my corpse was there aswell. That was a good moment, something else I hadn’t actually ever seen before. Normally when podded you wake up in a station. And here I was actually next to my own corpse, which I’ve never seen before. It was quite surreal.

If my internet is not like it is, if CCP had solutions to problems like these, if all the planets came into alignment, cats and dogs living together, and if Sonic the Hedgehog making a comeback would all make a difference then perhaps EvE would have one more star of awesome above other games. Large fights though, are not the most ideal with CCP’s current ability.




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