Many people in EVE have Black Ops. These are usually hangar queens that never get used. There are some that do get used, and they usually get used like battleships.
Thats like using a 1958 Bentley as your daily driver to work. You just don't do it (Unless you're Tony Montoya).
Unfotunately many do, and it results in comical loss mails like this Widow we killed in Yong awhile back. He jumped in low sec, our eyes saw it and he warped to the Biphi at 100km and cloaked. Not sure why, but thats what happened. So 10 ships start burning towards his cloaked Widow. Now remember, Black Ops cannot fit covert ops cloaking device. So they can't warp cloaked.
After a couple minutes we decloaked his Widow and he died. Quickly.
But he didn't lose a 100 million (tops) Scorpion. He lost a 1 bill (probably more with faction loot) battleship.
So last night we used Black Ops the right way.
We roamed into Catch, our Cov Ops scout looking for targets. We had a wonderful cov ops gang and a dictor for the normal system to system jumping. It was uneventful until Xoo reported two Paladins and deadspace wrecks on scan.
He dropped probes and started getting hits. In 20/20 hindsight he should have just warped to anomalies but he scanned it to 100% and warped to it at range.
Paladin on grid and in range.
We decloaked in our system and got on Xoo's Redeemer. He decloaked his Cov Ops and pointed the Paladin. Bridge went up, in we went. Paladin didn't even have time to destroy our scout before my tracking disruptors were on him, making his turrets useless. The Redeemer was given the go ahead to jump through, but before he could lock the Paladin it popped. The rats were hitting him hard, and his reps just couldn't keep up. His loot drop was crap too.
I ended up having to leave at that time, and handed the reigns off while I went out for good times with chill brosefs on sport bikes :)
Its ok though, two Paladins in one week works for me.
- ► 2011 (65)
- The Importance of Intelligence
- Nothing to write about...
- Revisiting UK
- Drops and Deaths
- Black Ops
- In Game Hellos
- Blog Banter Stuff
- Fights. Against Goons. Oh, and Deadspace Loot.
- Been Awhile.
- Kills. Lots of Kills.
- another angry man
- Scrapheap Challenge
- How To Be A Better FC
- Wormholes and Roaming -A-
- No One to Fight, No One to Shoot.
- Carrier Tackled in H-W!
- Alliance Tournament.
- Ganked and a Carrier Kill
- I love low-sec.
- Kills. Lots of Kills.
- Response to an Angry Boy.
- Roaming up North
- PK's Stats
- A Long Freakin Roam
- Home Defense
- Politics. Ugh.
- LOL Wardecs
- High ho, high ho, off to lowsec we go.
- ▼ June (29)