ALOD: The little arby that could!

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jesus christ stop using "hubris"
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Nope. We are ourselves possessed of such great hubris that we will continue to use the term as much as we like.
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awesome
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Hubris hubris hubris hubris HUBRIS!!
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Unfortuniately TDs dont work on fighters. For all those wanting to know his fit. http://sadisticaalliance.eve-k...
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And he still kills a vaga and a harb
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props from TRN o7 Octo where did the mean man touch you?
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hero.
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This guy....yes. He became a wreck, all of my respect.
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The BR is awesome, but the best part is the hilarious amount of buttmad from Quindaster on eve-ru, where he puts wall after wall of text further embarassing himself.http://forum.eve-ru.com/index....Even running it through google translate should net some lols
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Having flown Arbitrators quite a bit I would say that the pilot found himself in more or less a perfect situation for the hull - against battleships with bad tracking piloted by people that probably shouldn't fly blop BSs, to say the least. The pilot did a good job on exploiting his adversaries being bad, frankly put.As for the fit, having no prop mod is obviously failfitting IMO, even though it apparently didn't really matter in this fight. AB would be perfect for this exact situation but I think MWD is better for general use. Even after the buff a plated and trimarked Arbitrator is painfully slow without a MWD. The EALM could be a DDA (after Retribution I personally usually subsitute the second EANM for a second DDA, too, YMMW). Medium guns or nosferatus/neuts won't fit with prop mod and the more or less compulsory 1600mm plate. The extra paper DPS from medium guns would in reality be less compared to small guns taking tracking into account. They are not worth gimping the fit for an Arbitrator fighting in scram range.IMHO Arbitrator is one of the very top if not the best T1 cruiser and has been so for a long time.
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"Warp out and back at range so he could track the arbitrator."nope, the arbi could just use the range disruptoin scripts, so number 1 and 2 are not an option.
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Try reading the whole article.
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Ah, now i see it. "Neither of the other options would have borne fruit"thanks
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Such hubris
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Calm under pressure, I like it :) Good work.
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We really need different title than ALOD for these.
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i guess they got... arbitrateddon't judge me
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i call bullshit
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But how would you abbreviate 'Awesome Loss of the Day'?
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Scram range is pretty much necessary, if you're using a regular point virtually anything you attack can outrun you, even if you're running an MWD.You have a point on small weapons, though. Tracking wouldn't be an issue against other cruisers but it'd be handy against frigates, and the paper DPS of two HAM launchers actually is about the same of, say, a set of rocket launchers and 200mm autocannons. Then again, HAM launchers means you get the DPS and retain your small smartbombs, letting giving you a strong advantage against other drone ships. But then of course, AB instead of MWD...I think the point here, really, is that there are a variety of viable variations. ;)
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looks like those whores got niggered
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sounds like the hubris i got for getting an Ibis (noobship) on a KM.http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_de...
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Like A Boss
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holy....those are the kind of fights that im looking for but never find :(

This is a first for the ALOD series. While some fitting choices by those involved in this little fight are questionable, there's nothing normally ALOD-worthy. No, this killmail, passed around quite a few channels I idle in, is a magnificent example of hubris, lack of knowledge of game mechanics, and plain boneheaded idiocy.

I contacted the man responsible, AndrewZ Inv, to ask him what actually happened. And this is the story as he told me.

Andrew was flying from Amarr into lowsec, minding his own business, when he was engaged by the Arazu on the gate. As Andrew was not a criminal, the Arazu immediately gained gate gun agro. Andrew decided to engage, pointed the Arazu and started orbiting him. The Arazu, rapidly entering shields, suddenly dropped a covert cyno, and two Redeemers entered the field, landing right on top of the right. With his formidible Tracking Disruptor bonuses, Andrew figured he could take them on. As the Arazu died, he switched targets, orbiting one Redeemer while laying his TDs on the other. Neither could hurt him with anything but drones, which were removed from the field by Andrew's smartbombs in short order.

Now the un-tackled Redeemer had a couple of choices.
1) Warp out and back at range so he could track the arbitrator.
2) Use his MWD to burn out to range so he could track the arbitrator (Due to the fact the Arbitrator had no propulsion mod).
3) Bug out.

Number three is plainly out. Lets be real - almost no one in that situation is going to run from a Tech 1 cruiser. Neither of the other options would have borne fruit, though, as Andrew's TDs were capable of neutralizing his damage at any range. Warping out would have at least spared him damage from the gate guns, though, provided their new mechanics work as advertised. We'll never know if it would have changed the outcome, though, as he eschewed all three options and chose to keep firing. For his part, Andrew and the gate guns finished off the first Redeemer and swiftly moved on, condemning the second to the same inglorious fate.

Whoops - 2.5b isk destroyed between both ships

Ultimately, Andrew's attempts to loot the drops (worth half a billion or so) proved to be his undoing. The no doubt extremely unhappy Arazu pilot returned to the field in a Nemesis, tackled Andrew, and dropped a normal Cyno. Out pop an Archon and another Redeemer.

I think the term there might be "buttmad overkill".

Andrew himself puts the next bit best:

[20:12:25] AndrewZ Inv > so i start orbit redeemer again and try to kill nemesis because of 2 points on me
[20:12:48] AndrewZ Inv > but archon already take lock and rep nemesis

[20:13:53] AndrewZ Inv > everything was good enough. i have a plenty of armor to chew all of the redeemer drones

[20:15:03] AndrewZ Inv > then i realized that i dont have a chance to deaggro and come to gate. because losing an orbit means instant damage from redeemer (about 15km to gate)

[20:15:57] AndrewZ Inv > so i waited a moment when sentries aggro a nemesis so i can with combined damage of drones and sentries possibly kill him

[20:16:14] AndrewZ Inv > and release one point. Second point is a work of jam drones of course

[20:16:34] AndrewZ Inv > Then came a sin

[20:17:15] AndrewZ Inv > and i make a second mistake - laid down a preventive track disrupt on him before his valkyries approach me

[20:19:19] AndrewZ Inv > (armor started to leak very fast)

[20:20:08] AndrewZ Inv > it was a mistake .. damage was done by valkyries

[20:20:43] AndrewZ Inv > anyway instead of fighting valkyries i decided i lost a ship soon

[20:21:11] AndrewZ Inv > so i quickly kill remaining enemy elite wrecks

[20:21:50] AndrewZ Inv > and then became a wreck and warp off... thats it

Andrew is hardly heartbroken over his loss. In addition to some serious bragging rights, he bagged around three hundred million in bounties off of his victims. We eagerly look forward to his future exploits.

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