The KFIE-Z Oops

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Gotta say one thing here: Lacco is definitely the top small/mid scale FCs in the game. I've fought against him and with him and fuck, he's always two steps ahead of you. And pretty chill guy too. Props to draketrain guys.
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seems like i should visit /v/ and /vg/ more often. i had no idea xPIZZAx consists of the roody-poos of the internet...
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Lol
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draketrain was legendary in fw
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Yea, we totally logged our supers in.Oh wait, we didn't....
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m8 pls go
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When in doubt..doomsday love it:D
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How someone got enough skills to fly a carrier and didn't learn how to fit one along the way is beyond me. Even if it was a purchased character, did someone in his corp not at least give him a basic, "don't fucking hull tank your carrier" talk? When I got in my carrier, my CEO dragged me into a channel in TS and I got a hour long, "how not to be a total screw up" talk. For anyone that flies a cap, if you screw up, it gets noticed. If you get popped ratting, people are going to notice. If your fit is that fail, the whole game is going to notice. Don't be 'that guy.'
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get your intel right dude.Pizza dropped the tackle on the titan after about 5 minutes of keeping it in bubble, as noone of our bros responded fast enough. Not our own alliance to form support fleet, nor BL to kill the titan.
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This may actually shock people, but you can kill a titan without supers. What we really have here is incompetence. BL let the titan escape, then somehow spun this into "oh it was obviously a trap so we didn't engage".That de-escalated quickly.
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It was a bait tank for a Moros, then suddenly titan
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Common knowledge that xPIZZAx recruits exclusively from /d/ and /jp/. If there's not an Eve thread already up, make one. Once you become a board regular, someone will likely contact you about recruitment.
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So, trying to sum it up,some guy misclicked and nothing much happened. So much for news.
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You know what? That's still dumb.
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Oh... Of coarse. It was bait tanked. I too think it necessary to bait tank against ships that are there specifically to kill me... Because they need to be baited. Didn't want that thanny anyway, already replaced, yadda yadda...
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Bagehi is in Test you mongoloid
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All this for not a driveby doomsday?
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BL wasn't even there you fuck wit. Nor did we log in our supers, no clue where Bagehi got that information.
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Being the catalyst to this particular episode, I'll have to correct a couple of errors.First of all, the whole thing started when I scrammed a TEST Ark at the station undock with my Tempest so he couldn't jump out. I tried bumping him outside the docking range but a single Tempest was simply not enough with the Ark pilot being very much awake and active.Some 10 minutes later, a TEST Ibis undocked and, before I could target it with my BS, he popped a cyno and in came a Moros with a pots and pans support fleet of about 5-6 random ships ranging from frigs through recon to battleships (basically everything you see in my Tempest killmail: http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_de....By this time Jabber pings were already flying, IRC was going hot and phone calls were made for a potential Moros kill. We had just 4 or 5 guys online but we were still forming a fleet for the dread. I reshipped, Thanatos undocked and a hunt for the Moros was ongoing. Another TEST Ibis undocked and, again, before we could target it (we had no frigs out at that point), another cyno popped and, much to our surprise, a TEST Avatar jumped in, right smack in the middle of the fight at the station at zero.This is when everything went nuts. Avatar doomsdayed the Thanatos (which was meant to be able to survive the Moros when we'd engage it), ships were switched to dictors and if the Jabber pings were hot already, you can imagine what they became at this point. Much to our disappointment, though, Black Legion did not respond in any way - at least not to us directly, impossible to say what went on internally. We even went so far as to fly into the surrounding systems yelling "TEST Titan tackled in KFIE, need DPS to bring it down" in local, in an attempt to escalate the fight further. Apparently some people didn't take it seriously, and I can't really blame them either; I would've been suspicious myself.Not more than 5 minutes after this the ~120-man pots and pans fleet that had been rageformed (or were ready and waiting for some op already, we don't know) to come to rescue the tackled Avatar slowly trickled in the system and we decided there's nothing more we can do, considering we had less than 10 friendlies total.All in all the whole episode took less than 20 minutes from the point my Tempest first scrammed the Ark to the point where we had to disengage and let the Avatar go.Could've been an epic fight. Shame, really.
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Oh, I almost forgot. We have a theme song for situations like these, you should seriously check it out:https://soundcloud.com/ugly-er...Unfortunately for us, the pizza was delivered to our doorstep this time.
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Lacco will have my man babies.
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> Much to our disappointment, though, Black Legion did not respond in any way - at least not to us directly, impossible to say what went on internally.Sorry dude, all of us wish we were on for that but for most of us that is a really bad time - for me I believe it was around 7 am. I personally was not there, but I heard there was only about 15-20 people that were around, and only a handful of dreads, so it was decided not to engage.Definitely next time, dude.
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beeing in test i can verify that the 120 draek fleet was rageformed after the titan got tackled. Just so the article author could get his facts straight.
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An old Venal saying: "Don't aggress when coolkid7 is in local."
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So does that make this story a nostory?
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Baki Yuki, The Hero of TEST.
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what a pile of shit writing. You make this up yourself or just do you get all your info about BL/Pizza from your HBC overlords?
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I got the fight story from Baki Yuri and what I read on jabber.
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Too true, when my CEO learned i had my very first carrier, he told everyone he was preparing "The Talk". This is not a talk for everyone. This isn't a "you dun screwed up son" kind of talk. This was a FACEPALM-OMGWTFROFLMAOBBQ talk after i linked an Archon (with salvagers in high slots, small shield extenders in mid slots, and cargo extenders in low slots, plus 5 mining drones) and my CEO nearly had a stroke. This "talk" killed the laughter from the fit. (Btw, i'm the only person to fly a PvP fit Retriever into Large Fleet battle. Twice. Also, i'm head of Fail-fits in my corp. Yes, i'm boasting about fail-fits.)
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I wouldn't save a Titan piloted by DBRB even if I could.
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it would probably have turned into another mess of battle like asakai with people stuck 30 min in warp and whatnot
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This is a lie, since mining barges and exhumers can't fit anything else than mining lasers.
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Is it really that hard to make sure you're clicking bridge? >.>

The in-Eve 4Chan community has gone through many iterations and splits and mergers over the years that it has existed. Autistic Sharks was kicked by Montolio from Test after several months, then disbanded. They reformed in Curse and flew with Concordiat for a while before being invited to join Test again, but things were messy with the transfer of moons, and it took a while to sort out. Between getting the boot and then what was perceived as foot dragging, there was some bitterness, but they decided to move to Fountain anyway... and shoot Test ratters with rifters while they waited.

They reformed to their own alliance eventually, Elite Space Guild, and were set blue within the CFC. After crashing on Goonswarm's couch briefly, they moved into Fountain with Test. Their numbers swelled with mining corporations and other carebears, but divergent views on what the focus of the alliance should be eventually led to it crumbling from within. As ESG began collapsing, Lynch Squad (the small scale PVPers of ESG) and Lacco’s draektrain (a Finnish corp) joined together and formed Confederation of Pizza. Their goal was to stick to small scale combat, and their first target was their former alliance, ESG. When ESG finally - and spectacularly - exploded, they could think of no one else to shoot next but Test.

Interestingly enough, some of the former Broski elements have ended up in alliances such as Test and Black Legion. So, while they shoot Test, they usually are more than happy to chat with Test before, after, and during fights. When a particularly hard target shows up, especially lately, Black Legion is only a ping away.

This leads us to recent events...

Black Legion (and Pizza) have been harassing Test in Delve. Black Legion primarily sticks to reinforcing structures while Pizza focuses on making ratting difficult. Add in the GSF roams into the area, and Delve has turned into the place to be for small-to-medium scale warfare in null. Fights happen almost hourly.

Around mid-day (USTZ) 2/20/2013, a small Test fleet had roamed to the NPC system of KFIE-Z to see if they could pick a fight with Pizza. This is pretty close to Test’s worst time for numbers during the weekday, so they were being cautious. Pizza had been making life difficult for alliance logistics to move supplies into Delve for a few hours and it was decided that something should be done about it. Pizza brought out carriers to rep subcaps that were fighting Test subcaps. A couple of Test blapdreads jumped in to cause havoc. Then, surprisingly, the Pizza carriers began engaging the Test subcaps. Smelling a trap (word came back that Black Legion may be waiting), the FC called for Machariels to bridge in and bump the carriers off the undock to allow a few active supers to ninja pop the carriers they could and get out before any trap could be properly sprung on them.

When the cyno went up, the titan pilot heroically clicked jump instead of bridge. I don’t think anyone was expecting that. The carriers began pulling aggro. Subcaps began burning at the titan that had suddenly appeared right beside them. With a shrug of the shoulders, the titan pilot decided to make the best of it, targeted a nearby Thanatos, and doomsdayed it.

The fit? Amazing. Hull tanking capitals is what manly men do, after all. Meanwhile, the titan was bubbled and Black Legion was logging supers on. I don’t have to tell you what the pings on jabber looked like. You can likely imagine. Pants were shat.

Between the few Test supers and capitals that began to miraculously form up, and spies perceiving Pandemic Legion FCs suddenly becoming active to be a sign that this was a trap, BL second guessed jumping in. In BL’s defense, who jumps a titan into the middle of a bunch of enemy subcaps and caps without it being some kind of trap? (Heh.) The subcaps let the titan slink away, and the BL supers stayed within the safety of their tower.

To be fair, if Black Legion had jumped, it would have led to a very interesting escalation. Unfortunately for everyone who didn’t have a super on the line there, we will never know how that fight would have ended. “Supers tackled” can make for strange bedfellows in the spiralling-out-of-control situation that is Eve PVP escalation. CFC likely would have made an appearance, and indeed pings went out and a GSF Delve fleet began forming before the situation de-escalated. The "what ifs" abound. In the end, losses were mitigated to just a couple billion isk.

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Maybe next time... 

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Bagehi began playing Eve in 2003 briefly, then returned in 2006. He has been part of IAC, NC, SoCo, and HBC during that time. He has a thing for history, but mostly spends his time IRL in a corner office, staring at financial reports, like a MMD.