Back once again and I’m here to continue my story of growing spaceballs and going out to kill people. Last time we left the story where I got my first solo pvp kill. Yeah, the one where I killed a venture afk mining in lowsec, then lost some ships and got booted out of a carebear corp for messing up their killboard. Cool, eh?
The story continues with Banshee Legend (me) being corpless and friendless, looking for a new place to stay in. And I found one. It was the Red Versus Blue stuff. I asked around in the official unofficial EVE Online group on facebook, and all the people said go to RvB, you’ll learn all what you need for solo pvp. I didn’t.
I decided to go on and found a promising home, which was a little nullsec corp in the depths of providence, where I spent a couple of months running mining fleet security in an arty thrasher, waiting for a bomber to come in and try to pop my friends. These were the most boring two months in my EVE career. I felt like I was back to mining, which, if you think about it, was true in a way. I needed change.
This is when I found videos of a guy flying a solo stealth bomber, shooting all kinds of explorers and miners, and being all smug about it. Then I thought to myself: I already have quite a bunch of missile skills, my racial frigate is at 5… I should get a stealth bomber. And I did. I packed my bags, said my farewells and went out to get myself a stealth bomber. While waiting for a WINGSPAN Delivery Services recruiter to contact me I was back out in lowsec and even some J space, learning the ropes of stealth bombers. It didn’t go well. I didn’t know my engagement profiles, didn’t know I could overheat (yes, you read that right) and I was still having a blast.
I was accepted to WINGSPAN Delivery Services the next day. First thing I did was join a bomber’s bar fleet and get a few lol-worthy kills.
My pvp career was getting kick started by my new corporation. I was told about bomber engagement profiles, how to hunt, and that patience was key. It wasn’t long before I found a few people to fly with, people who were kind enough to teach a noob about the thrill of the hunt. It’s been close to two years, and I still haven’t found a better community of pilots in EVE. About a week later, it happenned. I found a lone Helios running relic sites in a wormhole. I spent a while scanning at the same time he was, then wathced him do a couple of sites and pounced… It was my first solo kill for a non-afk pilot. Baby steps right?
I also got to write my own smug mail!
It was the dawn of a new era for me. In a year or so to come, I flew all kinds of cloaky ships, lead gank fleets, even got noobman’s alt in an Obelisk… But every time I would take out a non cloaky ship, it would end up in a ball of fire. Every. Single. Time. So what did I do? I chose the easy path and stopped actual pvp whatsoever. I was sure I was doing everything wrong. Until one day, during the whole WDS taking over Thera *ahem* “operation”.
More on that next time.