ALOD: Morons with Expensive Toys, #1234078123

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A fool and his Nyx are soon parted.
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scram on a ratting tengu is about as bad as a scram on a nyx
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you would be suprised, a lot of people who catch ratters will attempt to run rather than fight if suddenly scrammed. Bait Tengus are terrifically tough but on the slow side, and the common ratter ganking ships can disengage from a tengu. Even ratting Tengus can kill a cruiser or bomber if you manage to scram them.so the purpose of the scram was to 1. maybe scare them off into thinking I am a bait Tengu, 2. allow me to kill bombers who get arrogant, either way, the tank was enough for the anom, and 1 paint is enough to get full damage on elite cruisers.
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Make sure that not only you pressed correct key as Warp vs Align, but also check you have actually docked vs stumbled at 80 before station in kindly arranged bubble for you :-)
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wait, that is serenity km?
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of course it is, look at the parties involved
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haha, i though you meant the tengu km. i just finished helping my friends in Militia to defend against the effort of the 0.0 alliance, TGA, for Minnie Militia T5. They mobilized like 16 Aeons and Hels post-4am. We successfully defended against the onslaught with 50-60 man BS fleet supported by a handful of carriers (which withdrew after 2 were killed quickly) and two titans for rapid deployment. kinda funny to see the biggest alliance failed to even push aside a militia alliance after an 18-hour long battle full of skirmishes, I should ask friends for some record and screenshots to archive this historical thing rofl. BTW, there is a good ALOD of the day on Serenity, when some dude lost his ratting Mach worth around 100B serenity ISK. Can't find the KM now since i forgot the dude's id
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3 pages about a few of the thousand stupid pilots that die every week. Sucks hbc and cfc cant do much more than add to these articles. Maybe one day I get to read an article about actual battlereports. Oh who am I kidding
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This comment thread just shows at the end of the day, goons and test dudes don't hate each other, and we're having a lot of fun being reset.
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that too, i had my only alpha clone incident so far happen from that.
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to be fair, i was in a "fuck test" mood right after the loss when i was dumping assets and begging for isk to buy another ratting ship, but got over it very quickly, after all it's just pixels.
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It's not bad

Most of us have seen this killmail by now.

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Lowsec Supercapital kills are quite rare; even in the massive battle at Asakai, only a handful of Supercaps were destroyed. The vast majority of kills were regular capitals. Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that the only ship capable of tackling supers in Lowsec is the comparatively fragile Heavy Interdictor (HIC), which cannot be repaired by logistics while the tackle mod is active. Part of the difficulty lies in the sheer amount of health that Supercapitals have. Aeons and Wyverns boast over 40 million EHP on an A-type fit, and the Nyx has a lower but still respectable 30 million EHP. While tackled and waiting for his EHP to fail, the super pilot will - without a doubt - broadcast to allies to bring all hands on deck save his super. Add on the fact that super pilots are more jumpy than a meth crazed kangaroo on a pogo stick (inside a rhea), and it’s easy to see why most lowsec groups have great difficulty putting the dreads, neuts, and HICs together to catch a super in the occasional short window of opportunity. But Shadow Cartel is not most lowsec groups, and the Nyx is question was not flown by a competent pilot.

To fully understand the chain of events that conspired to bring forth this kill, Shadow Cartel’s Asakura Manji has the full story (edited for grammar and readability)

“We first learned of this guy when we killed his aggressing Thanatos on station in Auner.  While we were looting and capping up dreads waiting on siege, a Nyx suddenly warps to station at 0 and launches bombers. We couldn't get a HIC ready in time, but our caps simply docked up at the end of cycle.  The Nyx warps off and cloaks, and logs off a while later.

Now we know there’s a ballsy/stupid Nyx pilot in local, I move a probing cyno bomber over and add him to watchlist. Skip forward a few days, and we notice him log in while we happen to have dreads and HICs already formed up for something unrelated. I quickly launch probes and get one scan off before he cloaks - not enough for a 100% hit, but enough to get a general location for his safe.

We settle in to wait for him to log off, since he has to decloak to do so, when the Thanatos we killed a few days back undocks from station and warps off to the Nyx's safe. After that it was just a case of waiting for the Thanatos to land, cycling probes when the Nyx decloaked and warping in the cyno. He cloaks before my bomber lands, but now I know I'm sitting 20km off him. I start approaching to decloak when he does us the favor of decloaking himself (presumably to safe-log), cyno goes up, HICs bridge and get point, and the dreads finish him off.”

So let’s list off the events that lead up to the death of this Nyx.

  1.  The pilot jumps both his Nyx and his Thanatos into a Lowsec System that does not have a safe POS, and stays there for several days in a safe.
  2. The pilot aggresses on station with a carrier in jump range of Shadow Cartel’s staging system.
  3. The pilot brings in his Nyx to save his Thanatos, alerting Shadow Cartel to its existence.
  4. After failing to save his Thanatos, the Pilot stays in the same POSless system, not choosing to jump out at any given time.
  5. They pilots buys another Thanatos, and jumps it into the same system as the Nyx
  6.  After logging on and cloaking his Nyx in a safe, the pilot warps his Thanatos to the same safe (presumable to re-fit his Nyx for travel, but that must be the worst travel fit in EVE), neglecting to check D-scan and see there are combat scanner probes on scan.
  7. After the bomber arrives, the Nyx chooses to safe-log off knowing there is a hostile, probably cyno fitted on grid, this indicates the pilot having no exit cyno and not having any other safes in system.

Perpetually broke pilot of Goonswarm. Will shill for isk.