Last night I was working on a little project that may get reported here sometime in the near future – hauling some equipment and grabbing some skillbooks (Jack Dancer needs to learn how these drone thingies work…) when I noticed the owner of the previous day’s stabber kill was back in Auner.
This time in a thrasher destroyer (I knew because the ship’s name was “ahmad maarkeer’s thrasher” – just a word of advice – it’s tougher for us nasty pirates to sort things out if you change the name of your ship**). I scanned him down to a FW site and saw that he had a another destroyer, a Talwar, with him. I might try one or the other with my rifter – but both destroyers? That seemed a bit much.
After a trip or two to Hek I sorted out the name of the talwar pilot from the comings and goings in local and he was even newer to Eve than the thrasher pilot. So, maybe I would give a try at killing two destroyers with my frigate.
I switched over to a rifter and headed for the FW acceleration gate with everything turned up to 11. I landed and jumped.
And I was right on top of the thrasher. The talwar was about 30k away. I scrambled, webbed, and orbited the thrasher – spewing out death from my autocannons. In short order he exploded.
I then turned my attention to the talwar, fully expecting him to warp away. But he was brave and met my attack. Only to die in a fireball a few seconds later.
GFs were exchanged in local this time and the pilots (who I learned later were brothers) had some questions…
How did I restore the damage from the thrasher before fighting the talwar? (answer: armor repper)
How did I turn their missiles around to attack them? (answer: I had missiles too – it was my rockets doing the damage to the talwar – not their missiles)
Why didn’t the thrasher do more damage to my ship? (answer: T1 weapons are not very powerful)
Why did the missiles from the talwar not hit me? (answer: I was in a small ship going fast – missiles have a hard time hitting a target like that)
I gave them some additional advice about getting their pods out quicker and promised not to continue picking on them…
** Of course, truly nasty pirates sometimes name their ships with the name of inexperienced pilots that are in system to trick other nasty pirates into over confidence…