Happy New Year and Merry Xmas everyone!
There's nothing like taking someone new to piracy on a killing roam, is there?
LoC11 took his missioning Rattlesnake loss quite well last week and soon after the fight asked me if he could join our pirate operations, to which I agreed.
So, on Sunday night, EVE's prime time, we began scouting our corner of Placid in search for targets.
There was a small mining operation going on in Grispire but the barges warped off before we arrived and I only got to kill their hauler.
At the same time, though, another pilot in a Dominix decided to run a Serpentis plex and quicly got probed out by our accomplices. He left the plex some time after seeing the probes but quickly returned and died to my Hurricane even before LoC had arrived.
Fortunately, he finally got on the next kill, a ratting Arbitrator in Pelille, by cleverly warping to a belt where the cruiser was expected next.
After that, LoC went afk for a bit in Dastryns while my scout moved on to Uphallant where a battleship fleet had been spotted by fellow pirates from Muppet Ninjas, probably intent on taking down a POS. Except it turned out they were not bashing a POS, they were running a mission!
My scout probed down the fleet while ninja warlord Gaiden rallied his troops. Me and LoC joined their fleet and soon landed on top of the mission runners. We killed everything but two Domies which managed to warp off. Sometimes I just coudn't switch fire to the primary fast enough before it died. Needless to say, LoC appeared very excited.
I haven't spoken to him since that evening but I really hope this experience sends him on the path of piracy.
P.S. Everybody subscribe to the awesome Pirate Pack!
P.P.S. What's wrong with all those people in shiny battleships who refuse to pay ransom?