Alright. First thing’s first MAD__MAN You gotta open up your dscan and hit this little button. And you can pop it out. And then you’ve got an appropriate dscan taking up an appropriate amount of real estate. So starting off, heading out I have two instructions: Fit this ship and fight anything with turrets. That’s the kind of straight forward direction that I can understand So I get into a system see what kind of ranges across the… system we’re looking at. Get a centralized location and head in. Your dscan only goes out to 13.4 AU
(my bad, should have been 14.3 AU) And…
A tormentor. Now I don’t exactly remember what a tormentor is but… I’m not very scared of it. Pull it down to 5 percent.
Still sitting there. I warp in. You know- I probably should have warped to zero. This guy’s running a little jump gate here. I probably should have warped to zero. Whatever. Gotta knock the rust off, right? Gotta get in to it. So- like- he’s gotta be in there. aaaaaannnnndddd I approach this gate. I take this jump bridge and this is the first time I’ve jumped in on a guy Since 2014 My heart is pumping, man. Like- I’m… FEELING the adrenaline right now. It’s nice.
It’s real nice. Okay. He’s here! Hit orbit. And I hit my microwarp-and he’s gone. there it is.
I’m getting the real Eve: Online experience here, baby! mmm-hmm. okay. So I’m starting to get used to the dscan the new dscan is a little different. you can hold ‘v’ and click on something on the overview And that’ll dscan that direction at 5 degrees. Beautiful. Beautiful I find this crow and it leads me here. And I’m a noob again but I know enough not to go mixing it up on station. I think station games are for PC players or something. I’m a console gamer. I’m not playing games. I’m trying to get in a fight. So I’m fast though. Speed tanked. I should be able to get up in here and I should be safe. And I don’t know what that yellow flashing thing means. Maybe that means I could attack him? I don’t know what to think about this overview right now. I got it from a guy. I don’t know what’s going on in this overview. I don’t know if I can trust- this guy is blue? You know- there’s these two blue guys… I don’t know those-
those guys don’t look- they don’t look- familiar to me. And I know we’re not in any alliances anymore. So I don’t know what that blue means. At all. But- I mean- this is like- This is the kind of group I’m looking to fight. These are my targets. These are my people. Let’s do this. So how do I… I don’t know how to get in to it. These guys are at a safe or something. There’s some stuff going on. And they… They just warped off… Now they’re 20 thousand kilometers away? I don’t understand what’s going on here. This is different. This is now how things were. So I warp off to an asteroid belt. And I figure I’ll just get moving. One of these guys is gonna want to come fight me. I get my prop on.
I hit orbit. I’m spamming dscan at 1 AU. And nothing.
They didn’t come fight me. I thought for sure I was getting a fight there. Bunch of thrashers. That’s perfect. That’s what I want to fight. This ship was designed to kill a thrasher. A machariel.
*laughs* I can’t-
I mean- He He warped to a- He warped to that acceleration gate. 5 degrees… Okay. Okay. I’m warping in.
Then. I’m not afraid to fight a machariel. The servers just came up. This guy could know nothing. He could be a month old. He could be two months old… He could have small auto cannons on this thing. You know what I mean?
This guy could be- This guy, he’s running faction- Okay okay okay. Here we go. So I hit grid. I got my prop on, and I’m moving. My speed is coming up. I hit orbit. 30 kilometers. That should be like- *VERY* safe.
In a condor. So I feel like I’ve got all the time in the world. He just teabagged my whole situation. He just neuted my whole cap. In one cycle. So I’ve got these cap boosters. And I’m gonna turn them on. I’m gonna get another cycle out of my mwd so I might be okay. I could be okay. You know, I still haven’t locked this guy. I don’t have any idea what I’m doing now. I don’t have any plan.
I didn’t have a plan coming in. And I STILL don’t have a plan. I got cap problems. And I can’t get any distance. Soooo… (Disembodied voice says “The capicotor is empty) Yes it is. Yes. It. is. I got another cycle out of my mwd. Okay. Okay. I just need more distance. I don’t have my tracking disrupter on him. This. This is just how…. It has to go down. Okay. So you warp your pod off. In local you type ‘good fight’ or you salute, you know?
Peace out. And that was my first engagement since 2014 Seems appropriate. Seems about fair. Me versus a machariel. Is that cocky? So I wad up my panties and I put them in my purse and I do the walk of shame. Eleven jumps to Taisy. Here it is in real time. Let’s see it. So I’m on grid at the ten second mark. At the 20 second mark I have yet to accomplish anything. And I’m neuted. I gotta be honest ten second is a long time in Eve: Online. And I could have spent it better. Than that. I kinda thought I’d get in here. And my muscle memory would just Tell me what to do. And so that is NOT what happened. You know, I wouldn’t have thought I was gonna get neutralized at 30k. I felt like 30k was pretty safe. I’m sure of it. And so maybe the Machariel has a neut bonus now. I mean, it’s a battleship so he would have been overheated. Still I bet 30 k was probably a faction- It was probably a faction fit thing. It’s expensive. Okay, I’m in Taisy and this is another condor. It’s called #4#. That only means one thing. It’s fit almost identical. Probably from 2014 Even more speed.
so…. The Machariel is a… a ship… It’s a battleship. It’s a faction battleship. Pirate faction. Here we go. So I don’t know how to use anything. Here we go. Role Bonus. This all looks the same as it did back in the day. Okay. So he just had a faction neut. It was overheated. And he was ready for a chump like me. To come push up on him. That’s fine. That’s fine. Okay. Look at the killboard. There it is. Fitting. Day one. Back into PvP. Me versus a Machariel. Fitting. MAD__MAN I lost some of your gear. It was in my cargo hold.