Sunday, December 21, 2008

26 Noobs + 30 days of WarDec’s = One Dead Broadsword

Cazzah one of the guys in EVE Uni came up with a great idea of us taking out a bunch of fellow students and either going up against some of our current war targets ( The Darwin Award Foundation ) or having a little fun down in lowsec with NOOBSHIPS. It was decided that we’d pay a visit to the Atomic Battle Penguins in Urlen.

So 26 of us got into our trusty noobships, all ship races were present and we headed to Urlen were we thought we’d meet certain doom. When we arrived, there were 2 WT’s docked up so we waited for about 10 minutes outside of Urlen while our scouts went poking around. All of a sudden a scout calls out that a war target has undocked right in next to him so we all jump through the gate and warp to the scout. Within a few seconds we had him scrammed, webbed, and jammed. What happened next was something like having a pillow fight against a rhino as guns, missiles, drones and snowballs came flying at the Megathron with great effect to its shield but doing nothing whatsoever to the armor. This went on for about 5 minutes with us loosing an ibis or 4 and me having reloaded my snowball launcher 2 or 3 times, when he must have gotten bored and unleashed his drone and we figured it was time to get the hell out of dodge. So back to HQ we went but not before GF’s and WTF were that, were sent back and forth in local.

Surprised that we hadn’t all gotten popped we decided to press our luck with a trip to Rancer. I not wanting to lose my Christmas gift from CCP stowed my snowball launcher and rejoined the fleet and off we went to Rancer. Our scouts were ahead of us when they called that they spotted a gate camp in Oijanen. There were a few ships on the gate including a Drake and a Broadsword sharing tanking the guns on the gate. When the Broadsword started tanking the gun is when we jumped into system.
We locked both ships and command called for the HICtor to be primary and the drake to be jammed and have drones sent after it. The drake wasn’t having any of it so it bugged out leaving the HICtor to feel the full fury of the Noobship fleet of death and about half way through its shields the pilot set his ship to self-destruct knowing that we had him beat. The next thing we knew there was a flash and the pod was in warp. Cries of Yaaarrrr, Woot and GF’s were sent in local, funny thing we didn’t get any well wishes back???

Well to make an even longer story a little bit shorter we regrouped and continued down to Rancer were upon jumping in and escaping one gate camp and thinking we’d be able to take down another were promptly killed by a Disco wielding Battleship bent on stopping our trip into lowsec. I’m really glad I stowed my snowball launcher. 
And what did I learn for this outing of ours.

1. There isn’t an end all be all ship in EVE.
2. A group of noobs can do a lot of damage even in noobships.
3. The snowball launcher is a good thing.
4. Trust your FC and he just might get you an unsuspected kill
5. EVE University Noobship fleet of death was a good idea
6. There is no 6

Oh and there is a post script to this. There's a saying I like, pictures or it didn't happen. Here is the killmail to prove it Noobship fleet of Death vs The Broadsword


Anonymous said...

Hah! Nice.

Mynxee said...

Great post, really enjoyed it! Small ship fleets are SO much fun! Been SB'd to death in Rancer so I can relate to that experience, LOL.