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Published February 15, 2013

Anak Paq of Angeli Mortis alliance was on a roam with a handful of friends in his trusty Cynabal, when he happened to come  across a Vagabond in Gyerzen solar system. After it eluded them, they were getting ready to leave the system when Drackoroth Athardra undocked his Apocalypse Navy Issue from station. Anak quickly maneuvered around and delivered a powerful bump, pushing the battleship several kilometers past the undock radius. He proceeded to tackle and assault the Napoc, calling his friends in for backup. 

Drackoroth fired his collection of guns and launchers at the Cynabal, but due to his tight orbit of 500 meters, was unable to land a solid blow. Anak was surprised at the speed with which the Napoc's armor dissolved, so when the faction battleship (and pod) exploded in under 20 seconds, he was quite curious about the fitting.

And rightly so 

 Then, Anak went to scoop the loot and cargo.

 

[ 2013.02.07 06:48:49 ] Twyndyllng > so what was your reaction when you opened the wreck?

[ 2013.02.07 06:49:29 ] Anak Paq > i did back flips 


Backflips indeed. The wreckage contained several faction modules, but the real prize was an Officer Dual Heavy Pulse Laser, with a killboard estimated price of around 860 million ISK. Inspection of the killmail showed an...interesting fit, to say the least. A hodgepodge of guns and missiles, none of which were battleship sized, graced the high slots. The mid slots revealed that this was intended to be a PvP fit, and the lows contained a startling collection of Dark Blood power grid modules, as well as a 100mm plate that most frigate pilots would dismiss as worthless. 

I reached out to Drackoroth for comment, and got his side of the story. 

[ 2013.02.07 06:09:56 ] Drackoroth Athardra > i leave station to jump into wormhole got attacked by frigate so was shooting back wen 4 BS jumped in and killed me


And:

 

[ 2013.02.07 06:12:31 ] Twyndyllng > Mind if I ask how you afforded that? I've played for 2+ years and that would hurt my wallet pretty hard

[ 2013.02.07 06:12:44 ] Drackoroth Athardra > mineing in a wh

[ 2013.02.07 06:13:37 ] Twyndyllng > Ah, that's good ISK

[ 2013.02.07 06:13:43 ] Twyndyllng > Your corp help you out with that?

[ 2013.02.07 06:13:53 ] Drackoroth Athardra > ya bout 2 bill a month

[ 2013.02.07 06:14:43 ] Drackoroth Athardra > they boost me with roqual

[ 2013.02.07 06:14:57 ] Twyndyllng > Wow, nice. Did your corpmates help you put that Navy Apoc together?

[ 2013.02.07 06:15:03 ] Drackoroth Athardra > no

[ 2013.02.07 06:15:11 ] Drackoroth Athardra > its mineing corp

[ 2013.02.07 06:15:36 ] Drackoroth Athardra > i just decided to start going pvp

[ 2013.02.07 06:15:50 ] Twyndyllng > Ah, most people start PvP in frigates or cruisers

[ 2013.02.07 06:15:52 ] Drackoroth Athardra > cuz mineing a bit boreing

[ 2013.02.07 06:16:14 ] Drackoroth Athardra > yea but i keep dieing so i went BS

[ 2013.02.07 06:16:34 ] Drackoroth Athardra > but that cost me more lol

[ 2013.02.07 06:17:02 ] Twyndyllng > Hah yeah, that's a lot of frigates you could have had instead

[ 2013.02.07 06:17:23 ] Drackoroth Athardra > i make frigates and destroyers

[ 2013.02.07 06:18:20 ] Drackoroth Athardra > so i can suply them easy enough


I took this opportunity  to share some fittings for frigates, specifically the Incursus and Punisher, that might make better training wheels for an aspiring PvP pilot. Still curious, I continued my inquiries.

 

[ 2013.02.07 06:21:46 ] Twyndyllng > What was with the officer guns, by the way?

[ 2013.02.07 06:22:16 ] Drackoroth Athardra > idk they just looked like they would do beter

[ 2013.02.07 06:25:09 ] Twyndyllng > I'm curious about the lowslots

[ 2013.02.07 06:25:17 ] Twyndyllng > Why all the powergrid modules?

[ 2013.02.07 06:25:55 ] Drackoroth Athardra > my cap was was maxed out and depleated at 2 minets

[ 2013.02.07 06:26:17 ] Twyndyllng > Ah fair enough

 

...

 

[ 2013.02.07 06:27:16 ] Twyndyllng > But yeah, capacitor is not powergrid

[ 2013.02.07 06:27:54 ] Drackoroth Athardra > yea i know but my PG was maxed aswell

[ 2013.02.07 06:28:22 ] Drackoroth Athardra > was bad build all in all

[ 2013.02.07 06:28:24 ] Twyndyllng > Ah, fair enough

[ 2013.02.07 06:28:43 ] Twyndyllng > Yeah, you should look up fittings online before buying the parts

[ 2013.02.07 06:28:51 ] Twyndyllng > I would google "Eve fitting tool" 

 

With my curiosity sated, I asked if he had any words for his assailants.

 

[ 2013.02.07 06:30:30 ] Twyndyllng > Anyways, that's about all I wanted to know. Got any words for your attackers?

[ 2013.02.07 06:30:36 ] Twyndyllng > Or comments in general?

[ 2013.02.07 06:31:28 ] Drackoroth Athardra > lol only that i will get my reveng on them one day i have a long memory and revenge a dish best served cold

[ 2013.02.07 06:31:39 ] Drackoroth Athardra > =)

 

Overall, Drakoroth took the loss fairly well, and promised he would try and stick to smaller ships for his next few PvP excursions. And if he could afford to lose a ship like that despite his character being created Christmas Day, 2012, and still keep a positive attitude, I think he will have a bright future in New Eden, and I wish him the best of luck.

Twyn
Pirate, frigate enthusiast, wanderer, and general scallywag. In-game name is Twyndyllng, strike up a conversation anytime, but be warned, I tend to shoot first and then ask a ton of questions later.

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