2012-06-08

Life in a Wormhole: Back with Agony Empire #eveonline

Ty's out with Agony Empire for an interesting sort of seminar/roam, led by a fairly well-known low-sec 'pirate' who spends about 30 minutes answering questions about the ins and outs of lowsec PvP before leading us into Syndicate on cruiser composed mostly tech 1 cruisers. The fleet commander isn't terribly familiar with the area (he is a LOW-sec pirate, after all), so he lets his scouts indicate where there might be activity and focuses on keeping the fleet moving, baiting opponents into a fight with his... Loki?

To me, a tech three cruiser has a pretty hefty price tag to use as bait, but apparently the FC is alright with risk, and there's no arguing with the effectiveness of the tactic. More than a few groups engage, unwilling to give up the chance at a juicy kill, which gives us time to join in on the fun. We don't travel far, but stay active and get into a number of fun brawls. I find cruiser roams to be pretty enjoyable -- cheap enough that you're not terribly worried about your ship, but tough enough you actually have time to react when things start happening. Good stuff.

Unfortunately, my pleasure comes to an abrupt halt when Ty's account shuts down without warning or explanation. I try to figure out what's going on and log a petition with support, but after a few hours I give up and spend my free time watching Game of Thrones, which can hardly be seen as a bad thing.
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