ALOD: The Glorious Machariel

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It's still a 20B Mach, which makes it newsworthy. It is certainly as pimp a PvP ship as you're going to get...
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Should´ve renamed this article into AKOD (Awesome kill of the day). It sucks to lose a ship to a disconnect but one guys bad luck makes another guys day, especially in EvE.
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Closed socket FTW!
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this story made me want to log in immediately. Solo pvpers like this keep eve's dreams sleeping furiously.
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I imagine it felt pretty awful for the due who lost it.
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I'm expecting to see noob with stupid + expensive fit when I open ALOD news, not ballsy machariel fit from good pvper with bad luck with connection.
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I would say it was an awful loss. Definitely not an awful fit, nor awful pilot judgement, which most of these articles are about, just awfully expensive.Thing is, if you have success with a fit and don't often lose it, why not bling it up a bit?
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Perhaps this time it's awesome loss.
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I'd call it an Astounding Loss Of The Day.
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Lucky the Mach is so big. If he'd been in another smaller battleship he wouldn't have had anywhere to put his enormous fucking balls.
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Worth it
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How does all of this fit? I tried modeling it in Pyfa and its something like 106% of the available PG, and thats when using a 6% implant. Trying to understand how the heck he packed all that goodness on that Mach. But none the less, its a sweet damn ship.
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Holy shit that mach took down 3 dreads simultaneously.
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never mind :(
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If he had the isk and he is a pro, why not?I think it is not an awful loss, is a nice way to lose a ship after having kicked so many asses.He would regret nothing.
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Props for bringing it, MasL!
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at least officer the gyros you scrub!
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If you look back, he has lost quite a few shiny machariel's, so it is really not anything new to him. But damn that is one hell of a mach fitting.
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PG is 25.1k of 25.7k for me. Try latest EFT. Don't forget the rig skills.
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unclaimed are not the brightest bunch of pvpers in eve in fact they handed a fleet to Bad Karma a novice FC in the taking of feyth not only sub caps but supers to!!!.which very nearly ended badly when a hostile fleet came a calling. Their are very few pvp orientated corps in unclaimed with the vast majority carebears with to much isk flying shinny ships that die horrible.
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I can still remember 2 years ago, masl the menace of feyth and his sabre killed a whole fleet, true story.
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don't worry ROL botting since 2008, already replaced
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A true scourge of a pirate that went down due to bad luck but took it like a champ. Props to you, MasL. May Feythabolis continue to fear you and your massive genitalia long into the future.
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An awful loss in that we are sad to see it go, rather than being an awful example of a fool with more money than brains.

Monday, November 26 saw the end of a beautiful streak of kills down South. MasL, Red.Overlord veteran, finally met his end. For the past few weeks, the longtime PvPer had been harassing everything that moved in Feythabolis with his Helios - Machariel combo. 

After having been caught and escaped a number of times, mostly due to the Helios on his alternative character and fair use of jamming drones, his luck finally ran out.  Characters of Exanimo Inc, PvP corporation and recent addition to the newly formed Unclaimed. alliance pinned him down in BJD4-E after both MasL characters went offline, allegedly due to a dropped connection.

Both MasL and Oxana were kind enough to respond and Oxana of Exanimo Inc reported the following: 

                 > I knew his alt [Mas10w] had scanned out the sites in BJD4-E

                > I had put myself on this toon [Oxana] in an abaddon on a gate to an escalation site

                > i saw his alt come in, by this time I had put my arazu pilot specially fit to get him about 30km away from me towards the gate he was coming from    

                > when masL came into local, I also undocked an alt in a loki once I thought he was out of scan range and warped it                

                > he lands on me (I should say Mas10w had tackled me)

                > I uncloak arazu, damp and try to overheat faction scram

                > scram did not overheat and I did not get scram

                > i damp him but not before he drops a neut on bad tattoo (arazu) and  a shot

                > he warps to a safe or something, and then after 1 minute I see mas10w log first

                > and then MasL it seemed a few seconds later                

                > i change to buzzard, scan him down, point him

                > and get other toons on him

                > when he is in armor, I swap to sabre and remove dps so I can get his pod

 

MasL responded via mail and stated that he did indeed scan out that escalation site and that he was waiting for people to come in and finish it. After seeing the Abaddon on the acceleration gate he burned away from the trap, hoping he wouldn't get tackled. He did not jump to neighboring systems fearing enemy gangs and instead he burned toward the acceleration gate in order to take the fight inside the escalation site.

After seeing the Arazu pop up on D-scan and having burned about 40 to 60 km away from it, MasL explicitly states he lost his internet connection whilst, unfortunately, having a 15 minute aggression timer active. The Russian veteran jokingly stated that they should have also scanned down the Helios his alternative character was flying since it had 'expencive [sic] implants too'.

This 20 billion ISK loss, 12 billion ISK of which dropped afterward, should not discourage the Russian from continuing since he had already dealt out over 60 billion ISK worth of damages in November alone and over 110 billion over a 2-3 month period. He did this using his Helios and Machariel. Not only did MasL lose his 20 billion ISK ship, he also got his shiny pod lost in the fire.

It is very unfortunate to lose a ship fitted like this but it's a beautiful kill and props to MasL, who fearlessly PvPed in it.

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