Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday Night DIAF Fleet - 15/8

So it's the third Monday night of my August FC'ing bonanza! As previously blogged I'm on reduced working hours due to the time of year and I can stay up and FC a fleet in the evening for the EU boyz even though I'm GMT+4. Gottta love these past 8am lay-ins rather than the normal 6am alarm!

Also this is the first DIAF night where the QCats and B.A.N.E. are now working with us so there could be more in fleet. I certainly hope not tbh. 6-10 I can cope with, a bigger fleet could get messy with a fail FC such as myself.

So far my DIAF nights have not lived up to their name. In the last two roams we've had only one loss and a dozen or so kills including an Apoc and a Maelstrom BS. Then again we've not actually encountered another fleet I was happy to engage (they have either been too heavy with lots of BS, to many as in double our number or been about equal but they had heavy ECM support).

So what will tonight bring for me? Only one way to find out. Get fleet formed, create advert and post in Corp, Alliance and our shared intel channel. Oh well, what's the worst that could happen.

We're forming up and I'm sat in station staring in disbelief at local.....

[ 2011.08.15 19:02:44 ] Cryloud > how more gay can sotf be ?
[ 2011.08.15 19:02:53 ] Cryloud > working together with the most noobish blobbing shit
[ 2011.08.15 19:02:56 ] Cryloud > BANE***,
[ 2011.08.15 19:02:58 ] Sir Liberty > ..|..
[ 2011.08.15 19:03:36 ] Cryloud > loren gallen fits into bane i think
[ 2011.08.15 19:03:42 ] Cryloud > hes gay aswell
[ 2011.08.15 19:03:51 ] Endureth > there's nothing wrong with being gay
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:05 ] Cryloud > your not only gay
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:07 ] Cryloud > your shit aswell
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:13 ] Endureth > =(
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:15 ] Cryloud > bane is most faggot ally ever
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:29 ] Cryloud > sotf was shit aswell for there playstyle
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:30 ] Cryloud > but NIOW
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:36 ] Cryloud > its even more shit bane + sotf
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:40 ] Johnny Punisher > :D
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:42 ] Cryloud > blobbing mass fags rofl
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:45 ] Johnny Punisher > aalriiight....
[ 2011.08.15 19:04:56 ] Cryloud > nothing can beat that
[ 2011.08.15 19:05:13 ] Cryloud > this is the most faggot bunch of guys ive ever seen
[ 2011.08.15 19:06:08 ] Cryloud > gay probes out
[ 2011.08.15 19:06:10 ] Cryloud > scanning for me
[ 2011.08.15 19:06:14 ] Cryloud > i feel important o/
[ 2011.08.15 19:07:06 ] Koratte > so much for our quiet home system, srsly
[ 2011.08.15 19:07:23 ] Sojet > wow busy around
[ 2011.08.15 19:08:09 ] Cryloud > only 4 probes = noobish
[ 2011.08.15 19:08:18 ] Cryloud > use 7 for beeing a hero

Really? Why would you act like that? Does the guy behave like that in real life? Does he walk into a bar and start spouting off like that? Amazing! Doesn't Eve bring out the worst in some people.

Anyway Mr Smack leaves system and we've got 16 in fleet. Biggest yet I've FC'd.

Wolfsbrigade have a camp outside station with carriers, BS and fast tackle. We burn through their station camp. We lose one undocking. We collect at an on-grid safe but WBR are not moving from the station and their carriers.

So we move on, as our fleet cannot take on that camp with it's carrier support.

We find a small BC, BS and T3 gang in Sahtogas but they had eyes in previous system and docked up as we entered.

There are a few people in the next few systems but cannot find anything to kill. It's very quiet again with, on average, 2 people per system.

We're not doing too bad given the lack of pew-pew, there are lots of pic-links in fleet chat, giggity, however it is getting annoying with lots of empty systems or systems with 1 person in it.

Our scout finds a couple of Thannys in Aeschee. May be doing level 5 missions! As soon as our scout drops probes they warp to the station. Bugger.

We pass through OMS and Heyd which are quiet. We find a squid BC and AF gang in Abune and we chase. Getting very blue balls now so we keep chasing them. It's a proper Benny Hill for a few systems and in the end we manage to catch a cyclone who lagged behind.


Our scout spies some pirates in Akidagi. We land at the Akidagi gate as they jump through into us. Two canes. Some nice tackling and webbing catches them both. Pop and pop!


We find another small wanna-be-pie gang. Benny Hill again after them. Really needed the theme tune on comms last night!

We've had a few more members catch up with us. Fleet of 20 and, Woo Hoo, I'm FC'ing a Blob, and that's official!" [21:09:16] Tedio > nice blob

Whilst waiting on a gate to get everyone back together a Navy Slicer jumps to us. We didn't manage to kill is but we did get some praise - [21:24:14] Vakah > Nice camp:) IM impressed you were able to hit my slicer a few times

Summer has hit us hard so far. Damn tanned people going out and enjoying the sun and not playing Eve as much. Sad people, very sad ;) But tonight we're up to 30 on Vent! Not bad for a Monday night!

With only three kills we're getting frustrated. Our scout finds a Chimera on station in Kinakka. We jump in and warp to it just to fire on it for lolz. During this a Purifier undocks and gets popped.


But it's getting epically late for me and we're 25ish jumps for home so I turn the fleet around.

It's at this point Our Great and Glorious Leader (OGAGL) Gallactica lets us know he had a dirty dream about Eelis Kiy of WTFIMS fame last night. Apparent she looked a bit like Cheryl Cole (most of us know what Eelis looks like in rl and yes, I can actually see where he's coming from there) and was showing him around the college campus where she worked and then it got dirty. But he didn't want to go further as his wife was near!?! o.0 I did ask if Rash was there (her rl other half) and he said yes he was. I don't think I want to go into any more details now!

Our scout finds and points a phoon in a plex in Abune, it's stabbed and warps off :(

I'm struggling to keep hold of our bloodthirsty fleet who want to chase. It's coming up to 2am and I have work to steer them back down the pipe.

We find a Titan in Aeschee. Might be a bit much for us.

Ten to two in the morning now. Thankfully I have a meeting in the capital which means I'll start work later, so get an extra extra lay in tomorrow.... I mean today!

Fleet chat suddenly spikes as Jude notices one of his corpies just lost a recons elsewhere. Our new blues and fleet mates have some odd lines in corp punishments....

[22:07:47] Jude Lloyd > we just lost a rapier
[22:08:21] Jude Lloyd > whats the punishment for losing a recon?
[22:08:25] Jude Lloyd > 20 lashings?
[22:08:37] Endureth > hamster in anus
[22:09:11] Endureth > he's lucky it wasn't a CS, that'd be a porcupine in anus


Our scout finds a Tempest on station in Kurnianen. Tries to bait him, he's having none of it. bah!

After that it's a clear run home. Fin!

Summary -

Kills - 4
Losses - 1
Blue-balls per fleet member - 2 (large and extra blue)
Jumps - 50+
Titans Seen - 1
Capitals Engaged - 1
Systems either empty or less than 3 in them - Loads!
Tales of erotic dreams our CEO has had involving 1 female and 1 male corp mate - 1
Smack Talking Experts Encountered - 1
"Lateness" of FC going to bed - High!

So three Monday's down, two more to go. What have I learnt so far (or at least confirmed what I knew already!).....

1. Call a target, any target.
Worst thing to do is hesitate in a fight. As soon as it kicks off pick the first high-DPS ship you see. It might not be the best call but you don't want "Erm.... right... let's primary...... erm........ that there Hurricane!". You want to be immediately identifying any DPS boat and primarying it. Whilst everyone is shooting that, then you have time to look more carefully. The secondary might actually have been the best one to primary but you don't want to loose that few seconds of DPS whilst you ummm and arrrr.

2. A good scout is worth his weight in gold.
One thing that has made my experiences so much easier is good scouting!

3. A good prober is worth his weight in diamonds.
When roaming, you get silly people doing silly things like sitting at safe spots in expensive ships. If your scout has probes then you'll get more action!

4. Obvious bait is obvious.
A lone Mrym does not make a good gate camping ship. A lone Mrym on a gate with a BC gang and a scorpion at a pounce does make a good gate camp.

5. Sometimes a Benny Hill is Worth it
They can be a pain in the ass, they usually lead to nowt but blue balls. But occasionally they pay off.

6. If someone during the fleet is going to fail jump at some point, they will do it the one time you didn't want them too.
Passing through empty systems and everyone is doing as asked "Warp to out gate and hold" or "Warp to out gate, jump on contact". Then your scout has found something, he's probing them out, you give the order "Warp to out gate and hold" and two of your fleet jump on contact and spook the prey. Oh well, Sod's Law I suppose :)

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