I'm back from the trip to Oregon (great fun - found both fossils and nebulae) and I spent some time moving fully equipped Rifters from Hek to Hadozeko (and making the return flight in my pod) in anticipation of the September campaign.
As I was leaving Hek in a new Rifter ("SS Bobo") I received a convo request from DeepHole Trild and accepted (I'm a friendly guy and always up for a chat)...
[ 2011.08.07 15:20:34 ] DeepHole Trild > hi there
[ 2011.08.07 15:20:39 ] Jack Dancer > Greetings
[ 2011.08.07 15:20:41 ] DeepHole Trild > want to test frigs?
[ 2011.08.07 15:20:48 ] Jack Dancer > What are you flying?
[ 2011.08.07 15:20:53 ] DeepHole Trild > or train frigs
[ 2011.08.07 15:21:05 ] DeepHole Trild > rifter
[ 2011.08.07 15:21:13 ] Jack Dancer > Same here.
[ 2011.08.07 15:21:29 ] DeepHole Trild > top planet?
[ 2011.08.07 15:22:14 ] DeepHole Trild > agreed to stop at 1/3 of armor?
[ 2011.08.07 15:22:31 ] Jack Dancer > Sounds fine.
So off I go to top planet. DeepHole is there and we orbit each other - nothing happens and since we're in hi sec I'm not shooting first... He drops a can and I steal the 1 ammo from it. Still nothing happens. I'm now red to him but he's still not red to me. So I tell him that he gets to shoot first. He comes back with some silliness about how I'm a month older than he is, so I should shoot first. Fine I say, I'll drop a can for you. I drop a can with one of my favorite dancing girls in it - Gina. I tell him to steal from the can. He shoots it (RIP Gina) and says, "I don't see a can". Ahhhh... So that's the game is it? I say "This is pointless, bye" and head to Hadozeko to deliver my Rifter.
It was the old, "Get the noob to shoot first so he gets Concorded" trick... I should have known when he said, "want to test frigs" - a classic scammer line...
If you're passing through Hek and run across DeepHole Trild don't expect a fair fight.