.... Or Confessions of a Logistics Virgin.
So, last night....
FC - Right I need another Scimitar pilot.
Fleet - *silence
Me - Erm I can but only got Logistics IV
FC - That's no problem. We're only gate camping in BC's and gate guns switch targets so it'll be a nice and easy introduction for you to flying Logi the first time Drack. In fact stick a gun on there so you can wh0r3 onto killmails too.
20 Minutes Later......
FC - OK Primary is Y in the Hurricane, secondary is X in the Hurricane, tertiary is Z in the Harbinger. Someone with range see if you can alpha that Falcon. Can we get jams on those two Guardians?
Me - Erm........ ooooo...... ahhhhh........ Oh Fu.......
*Low shield alarm goes off
Anyway, as nobody else is volunteering, I thought I might as well have a go. Plus, its only a gate camp. Ganking the odd ship and handling the gate guns firing on tanked BC's, well even I should be able to do that! Of course that is providing we don't meet another gang en route to the target gate. But what's the chance of that happening in the few jumps we're going to do?
So here I am, first time in a logistics and really struggling in the middle of a fleet fight. We've got a bunch of canes, 2 logi and a Falcon. They have a bunch of canes, 2 logi and a Falcon. Suddenly I realise what multi-tasking is. Some how our damn fleet has grown to 15, I'm repping people as required and switching and spreading my three reppers around. I'm also trying to pilot the ship and trying to stay alive. All of these things together is not easy. After a minute of fighting a Hurricane has me webbed, scrammed and neuted. I was so busy switching reps and watching the "watch list" that I failed to notice him sneaking up on me until I got the scram notice. I'm burning back to gate, I say "burning" 130m/sec when 30km off gate cannot really be described as burning, and I'm having to be careful with the capacitor management due to the neuting. Thankfully I'm getting reps and I'm still able to rep others even whilst neuted (may be NOS'd and not neuted?). I am primaried by the enemy fleet and down to 20% armour when our Falcon gets a jam on the Hurricane that is sat on top of me. The others are AC fit and at range so their DPS is minimal to me. Two cycles of MWD put me back on gate and in full shield and cap back to a healthy state. Thanks Mr Falcon!
At this point we've popped the enemy Falcon and started to break their tanks. They de-agress and jump through the gate with one of their cane's just entering structure as his agression drops and he jumps though the stargate.
After that, the rest of the night was simple. Gate guns vs BC's were no match for my newly acquired "l33t logistics skillz of awesauceness" ;) However, during that fleet fight, I was certainly a bit more stressed!
So props to all the logistics pilots out their in New Eden. That is NOT and easy job, but it can be quite the ride!
P.S. And I never even thought about firing that small gun that was fitted, I was too busy doing logi things to get on the kill mails!