Saturday, April 28, 2012

Death To Flying Things Score - 7-20-1 (2 losses)

Just like yesterday, I had Jack minding his own business sitting in a safe spot while using one of my alts to look for valuable cosmic signatures.  I was moving probes around, positioning them just right, grumbling when it turned out to be a grav site and elated to find a radar here and there.  Every once in a while I'd check on Jack to see if any victims had wandered into Ishomilken.

At one point I'm dancing with some rats at a radar site and trying to keep my lone hobgoblin alive (I'm in a helios with room for just one drone) when I hear explosions.  "That's odd," I thought, "Those rats aren't anywhere close enough to be hitting me..."

Oh oh.

Jev North in a merlin had found my obviously misnamed "safe spot"...

I switched back to Jack Dancer's screen, targeted and activated all weapons and laid into Jev North as best I could. It didn't go well.

GFs were exchanged in local and I offered a rematch which Mr. North graciously accepted.

It didn't go well either.

I admitted defeat and didn't ask for 3 out of 5...  I doubt that I'll loll around in "safe spots" afk much more in the future.  Thanks for the lesson Jev!


  1. People blog about me! I'm famous!

    You were AFK? Damn, and I was trying to be all slick with dropping probes off-scan, d-scanning like a maniac, and going for a one-cycle 100% fix.

    Anyway, yeah. Safe spots.. aren't. :)

  2. Even with me relatively afk - it was good practice for you. I've been trying to learn those skills for my scanning/explorer alt too. It's not as easy as I thought it would be - your explanation "d-scanning like a maniac" is pretty close to the mark. A one-cycle 100% fix would also be nice - but I haven't managed that yet. Need more practice.... The Tiger Ears blog (my favorite blog of all) - - has some good information on scanning down enemies.

    I haven't been sitting afk in a safe spot since you taught me that lesson...

    And, in case you hadn't noticed, you were also mentioned on another Black Rebel Blog -