21 Sep 2006

New Eden

I have always wanted to go to the New Eden gate. This is where our history began. So checking the map, I plotted a long journey to the centre of our known galaxy. Passed a fair few low-sec systems with pirates. I was thinking that I would be as notorious as some of these guys soon.

Arriving at New Eden I was greeted with 1000s of secured cans with markers: 'I was here ' and ' I love you' and 'Death to Amarr!' etc etc. Truly a spectacular sight. Even more so was a pilot in an ibis about 200KM away.

Hmmmmm - he was a noob but what was he doing all the way here? I greeted him in local and there was no answer. So I hit the afternburner and zipped towards him. It took a good ten minutes to close the distance but I hailed him again. Nothing.

Well, afk in low-sec? Fool.

I targetted and destroyed his Ibis and then his pod.

2006.09.20 22:09
Victim: Omnisol
Alliance: NONE
Corp: State War Academy
Destroyed: Ibis
System: New Eden
Security: 0.3
Involved parties:
Name: flashfresh (laid the final blow)
Security: -3.3
Alliance: NONE
Corp: The Water Margin.
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Gremlin Rocket

Destroyed items:
Civilian Gatling Railgun
ECM Burst I (Cargo)

2006.09.20 22:10
Victim: Omnisol
Alliance: NONE
Corp: State War Academy
Destroyed: Capsule
System: New Eden
Security: 0.3
Involved parties:
Name: flashfresh (laid the final blow)
Security: -4.1
Alliance: NONE
Corp: The Water Margin.
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Thorn Rocket

16 Sep 2006

I love COVRYN!!

From my own ratting days, I knew that Covryn would be ideal to start my burgeoning pirate career. Covryn has a 4/10 complex and is one jump from Stacmon. Covryn itself is a 0.4 system.
Perfect.

I landed in the system and local was alive with chatter - my sec rating was not low enough to scare anyone so I found the Serpentis complex and warped to it. My heart was thumping hard as I activated the warp acceleration gate. It picked up my rifter and flung it into a deadspace complex.

Five targets appeared all scattered across the complex. Didn't seem to be working together so I took my time and scanned around. There was a Merlin close by, so I thought 'why not'? I activated the afterburner and leapt towards the Caldari frigate. A quick check on the pilot revealed that he wasn't a noob and this made it better.

I locked (concord warning me that I would get a sec hit -- YARR!) and I scrambled Sevau. I then got close and hit hi with the authocannons and rockets. He started yelling in local - that I was a pirate and should leave him alone.

He tried to fight back but his skills must be poor. The famed shields of the merlin disappeared in a flurry of fire and the EMP round ates into his armour. He tried to warp out but the disruptor kept him scrambled.

I dispatched his ship with relish. My heart was hammering so hard I almost fell off my chair.

2006.09.16 17:48

Victim: Sevau
Alliance: NONE
Corp: W.L.A.M.O.
Destroyed: Merlin
System: Covryn
Security: 0.4
Involved parties:
Name: Serpentis Trooper / Serpentis Corporation
Name: flashfresh (laid the final blow)
Security: -2.9
Alliance: NONE
Corp: The Water Margin.
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Gremlin Rocket

Destroyed items:
Standard Missile Launcher I
Small Shield Booster I
Reactor Control Unit I
Cap Recharger I
125mm Railgun I
Remote Sensor Dampener I (Cargo)
Antimatter Charge S, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
1MN Afterburner I (Cargo)
Iridium Charge S, Qty: 66
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 36
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 36

Of course, it doesn't quite end there. I had a global flag but stayed in a safe spot as local erupted with cries of 'Pirate' and 'scum' and 'loser' and other terms. It was fun listening to them all bleat. Most docked. Some tried to come look for me.

I waited patiently, the incredible high was still there and it took my 15 minutes to calm down. Maybe that's why the criminal flag lasts just as long?

Hoping to be second lucky, I entered the serpentis complex again. Whooping with blood lust I spotted more targets and afterburner'ed to one - a relative noob in a velator. I popped it in ONE salvo.

2006.09.16 18:05
Victim: darkmoles
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Center for Advanced Studies
Destroyed: Velator
System: Covryn
Security: 0.4
Involved parties:
Name: flashfresh (laid the final blow)
Security: -3.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: The Water Margin.
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Gremlin Rocket
Name: Corelum Chief Defender / Serpentis
Destroyed items:
Civilian Light Electron Blaster
Light Electron Blaster I (Cargo)
Civilian Mining Drone (Cargo)
Small Energy Transfer Array I (Cargo)

Once again, the high was intense. Am turning into an adrenanline junkie I think and once again, local was alive with chatter. I didn't pod darkmoles but went after a tristan. However he managed to warp away before the scrambler could snag him. Cursing in frustration, I went to a safe spot and waited out the flag. However, my scanner picked up a kestrel close by. Guessing he was at the acceleration gate - I warped in. He was there and from the local chatter, they were waiting for me.

Oh yes, fight on. The kestrel hit hard with it's four rockets but the pilot was a noob with poor skills. His ship died.

2006.09.16 18:07
Victim: pigha007
Alliance: NONE
Corp: School of Applied Knowledge
Destroyed: Kestrel
System: Covryn
Security: 0.4
Involved parties:
Name: flashfresh (laid the final blow)
Security: -3.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: The Water Margin.
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Gremlin Rocket
Name: Coreli Patroller / Serpentis

Destroyed items:
Standard Missile Launcher I
Standard Missile Launcher I
Civilian Shield Booster I
Miner I (Cargo)
Flameburst Light Missile, Qty: 36



God I love EVE-Online.

13 Sep 2006

AFK miner!

This guy was afk mining in a belt. He had to die.

Boom:


2006.09.12 23:05
Victim: Andrew Torres
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Center for Advanced Studies
Destroyed: Iteron
System: Aeschee
Security: 0.2
Involved parties:
Name: flashfresh (laid the final blow)
Security: -1.7
Alliance: NONE
Corp: The Water Margin.
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Gremlin Rocket
Name: Serpentis Sentinel / Serpentis Corporation

Destroyed items:
Mark I Modified SS Expanded Cargo
Miner II

I asked for a ransom of only 250K but he said no.....so pop went his pod:


2006.09.12 23:06
Victim: Andrew Torres
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Center for Advanced Studies
Destroyed: Capsule
System: Aeschee
Security: 0.2
Involved parties:
Name: flashfresh (laid the final blow)
Security: -2.7
Alliance: NONE
Corp: The Water Margin.
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: 150mm Light AutoCannon I

And so it begins....

So it begins.....why did I want to join the Darkside? Well, I love the thrill of the hunt. I wanted people to fear me. I wanted to kill and maim and leave a trail of destruction. I wanted to beat another pilot into flaming pulp.

I undocked and flew around looking for targets but an EVE-Pirate post said that Vitrauze and the surrounding areas was a good hunting ground so I went in my trusty rifter and looked for targets. The previous week in Syndicate revealed nothing to me.

My scanner picked up a target and my heart started thumping. Narrowing the scan range down I located Krazy Kramer in a belt. A quick glance at his Bio and employment revealed he was only 14 days out of pod school. Time to send him back methinks.

I hit the warp button and I was shaking with excitement and my heart was pounding so hard I had trouble breathing. My fingers were also trembling as they were poised over the F1-F8 buttons. Popping out of warp and saw the lovely white square icon of a frigate (tristan) in the overview. I was about 12Km so I targetted him and hit the scrambler.

The ship was locked and the scrambler prevented him from flying off. Aurora quite annoying informed me that my sec rating was being reduced due to hostile action. I didn't care but hit the AB to get close enough for my autocannons to hit. My heart was beating so hard I thought it would explode and I was also very light headed. Had problem focusing but managed to see that KK was now within 7km and I hit the webber and the three autocannons and single rocket launcher. They ripped into the tristan's shields and I almost shat myself when I saw what I was doing. I was hoping that the pilot opposite me was having a worse time.

The EMP ammo ripped into its shields then into its armour. The tristan managed to reaquire me and sent out a single combat drone. I laughed as it did a tiny bit of damage while I was carving massive chunks of armour off him.

Tristan was now into hull and started to expel oxygen and fire. I pressed on and slammed more shells into it. I stared, heart hammering away like mad and saw the Tristan burst apart in slow motion. I then saw the pod in the overview. Shit!

Trembling I activate my mods but forgot to target. Shit! I was panicking but managed to re-acquire the egg. I locked on and the pod was scrambled. He was mine - I savoured the victory but this was a delicious experience. Nothing was said in local so I hit F1-F4 and destroyed the Pod. The sounds was exquisite and see the flash-frozen corpse made me grin like a mad man.

I had killed a man.

It felt good. Damn good.

I was also criminally flagged and my sec rating had dropped to -1.7, so sweet.

I checked my mail as the icon was flashing and read the concord message. Beautiful. I couldn't sit down afterward but had to quickly safe spot and leave the keyboard alone. My body was experiencing an adrenaline rush I had never felt before.

Damn, I wanted more!

Kill Mail: (in my excitement I deleted the ship kill mail!!!)

2006.09.12 20:27
Victim: Krazy Kraker
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Federal Navy Academy
Destroyed: Capsule
System: Vitrauze
Security: 0.3
Involved parties:
Name: flashfresh (laid the final blow)
Security: -1.4
Alliance: NONE
Corp: The Water Margin.
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: 150mm Light Carbine Repeating Cannon I