I am tempted to go into an in-depth rant about the Quantum Rise changes and their effect on combat but I will instead keep it simple and detail one of the upsides. Everyone seems to be flying a decked out assault frigates and they are all so cocky that they think they can take on a well fit cruiser: Ishkur and Wolf.
Basking in the glow of killing a rigged Wolf and looting his faction armor repairer, I was traveling home to Evati. Passing through the system of Frerstorn, I gave a glance at the directional scanner. A silent alarm went off in my head as the scanner reported a Hulk mining exhumer within range. Some quick scanner sleuthing caused me to determine he was out there somewhere, but not at any warpable object. I needed probes and I needed them NOW:
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > uhhhhh
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > hulk in frerstorn?
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > am i seeing something wrong here?
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > someone bring a prboer to frerstorn
[ 2008.11.15 ] Mynxee > i can do it. link the system please
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > frerstorn
[ 2008.11.15 ] Mynxee > omw
After a short wait, Mynxee had arrived and located our target which had now been joined by a second Hulk. How I wished I had a wingman or a second warp scrambler... one would have to do. Mynxee provided me with their location and I warped in and landed directly on top of one of the miners. I warp scrambled, unleashed my arsenal and attempted to ransom the fellow for a perfectly reasonable amount:
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > for 100 million i will leave
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > you have 30 seconds to comply by transfering the money into my wallet
[ 2008.11.15 ] Riga Mortis > 100 mil - yeah right
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > die then
[ 2008.11.15 ] Riga Mortis > lol - 100 mil - real world mate...
[ 2008.11.15 ] Riga Mortis > sheeeesh
He was not willing to pay so I finished the job and listened to the resulting whining:[ 2008.11.15 ] Riga Mortis > 100mil for a hulk?
[ 2008.11.15 ] Riga Mortis > lol
[ 2008.11.15 ] Spectre3353 > thats a perfectly reasonable request buddy
[ 2008.11.15 ] Riga Mortis > yeah right... lol
Cocky POS Tower?
Yesterday I participated in my first POS take down when we attacked an offline small Caldari tower. I can assure everyone after this experience that I will never intentionally take part in anything that boring and monotonous again. Boring. At least the view was good: