Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Death to Flying Things Campaign Score - 4-18-1

Well, that was confusing.  And embarrassing.

I signed on and was in Dodixie where I had left my rifter last night.  So I did a quick scan of local to see if there might be any war targets and sure enough there was one (and only one!).  Some Russian named Alex something in the Lazy Worms corp (we're definitely at war with them).  So rather than heading back to Heild, I thought I'd pop out and see if he was around.

As usual there was a flock of ships around the Dodixie exit - but none of them with the orangish red flashing war target color.  There was one flashy red Legion but it was flown by chris9650.  Definitely not the Alex guy I was looking for.  So I thought maybe I'd just hover and see if Alex showed up.

Next thing I noticed was that chris9650 in the Legion was warp scrambling me.  That seemed odd.  I clicked on him to see who it might be and thought, "He's just trying to get me to shoot at him so then he can shoot back...  I'm  not falling for that old trick!"  I ignored him.  Well, I ignored him until the sirens started blaring to let me know that my shields were almost gone.  And the armor soon followed.

YOW!

I took evasive actions to no avail and my rifter blowed up good.  Then my pod blowed up good too.

Afterwards I looked closer at chris9650 and on the standings tab he's neutral to me and to R1FTA and us to him.  But then I looked and saw that we were at war with his corp (The Last Eagle "LAST6") and that the war had been recently finished (like 15 hours before this happened).  And on the war listing there's a column that reads, "Can Fight" and it says "Yes" next to LAST6.  So maybe after the war is finished there's a period when we can still fight, but that the opponents aren't marked as war targets in local?  I have even less of a clue than usual...

Whatever it was, I ended up back in Auner buying a new clone and sticking in new implants.  Not sure what lesson I learned here other than to be careful of anything that's flashy...

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Edit - this item from my inbox helps to explain it:  The war between The last eagle and Black Rebel Rifter Club is coming to an end. The last eagle has surrendered to Black Rebel Rifter Club. The war will be declared as being over after approximately 24 hours.

So during this 24 hour period they apparently don't appear as war targets on the local list or the overview but are still red flashy in space and able to be fought.  I did learn something...

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Edit Edit - just so there's no confusion, I personally look at these two lolosses in the past two days as positive events (as weird as that might sound) rather than something to get depressed about.  At least I'm in "fights" for a change...

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